A randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of a scheduled oral analgesic dosing regimen for the management of postoperative pain in children following tonsillectomy

@article{Sutters2004ARC,
  title={A randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of a scheduled oral analgesic dosing regimen for the management of postoperative pain in children following tonsillectomy},
  author={Kimberly A. Sutters and Christine Miaskowski and Danielle Holdridge-Zeuner and Steven Waite and Brent J Lanier},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2004},
  volume={110},
  pages={49-55}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine whether around-the-clock (i.e. ATC) dosing of acetaminophen with codeine, with or without nurse coaching, compared to standard care with as needed (i.e. PRN) dosing: reduced children's reports of pain intensity with and without swallowing; increased pain relief, and increased analgesic consumption. Eighty children, 6-15 years, undergoing tonsillectomy were randomized to one of three treatment groups to receive acetaminophen with codeine (120 mg/12 mg/5… CONTINUE READING
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