Absorption and distribution of etoricoxib in plasma, CSF, and wound tissue in patients following hip surgery—a pilot study

The perioperative administration of selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-inhibitors to avoid postoperative pain is an attractive option: they show favorable gastro-intestinal tolerability, lack inhibition of blood coagulation, and carry a low risk of asthmatic attacks. The purpose of this study was to determine the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), plasma, and… CONTINUE READING