Postoperative naproxen after coronary artery bypass surgery: a double-blind randomized controlled trial.

@article{Kulik2004PostoperativeNA,
  title={Postoperative naproxen after coronary artery bypass surgery: a double-blind randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Alexander Kulik and Marc A Ruel and Michael E Bourke and Lynn Sawyer and John P Penning and Howard J. Nathan and Thierry Mesana and Pierre B{\'e}dard},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          694-700
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are routinely used after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), yet their effects have seldom been evaluated in randomized controlled settings. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of a commonly used NSAID, naproxen. We hypothesized that naproxen would reduce postoperative pain following CABG without increasing complications. METHODS Patients (N=98) undergoing primary CABG were randomized to receive naproxen (500… CONTINUE READING
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