A Comparison of IV Versus PO Acetaminophen Postoperatively for Opioid Consumption After Cesarean SectionLast updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Estimated Enrollment
- Same as current
- Cesarean Section
- Postoperative Pain
- Phase 4
- Allocation: RandomizedIntervention Model: Parallel AssignmentMasking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)Masking Description: When the Principal Investigator calls to enroll patient into the study, pharmacy will be responsible for labelling and delivering the drugs to the labor and delivery unit. The label will include the patient enrollment number and the study name. The investigators will be blind to the patient's drug/placebo assignment. In case of emergency, side effects, or allergic reaction, the pharmacy will be contacted to unblind medication.Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Between 18 years and 125 years
- Only males
"Enhanced recovery" is an alternate management protocol described by a multi-modal, evidence based approach to peri-operative care, with the goal of accelerating recovery and return to normal activity after surgery. Results have shown stable pain control with a decrease in narcotic consumption, a qu...
"Enhanced recovery" is an alternate management protocol described by a multi-modal, evidence based approach to peri-operative care, with the goal of accelerating recovery and return to normal activity after surgery. Results have shown stable pain control with a decrease in narcotic consumption, a quicker return of bowel function, and decreased length of hospital stay and cost with no change in level of patient satisfaction, morbidity, or readmission rate. An aspect of some alternate management protocols is the administration of acetaminophen. The concentration of acetaminophen in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is directly proportional to the analgesic activity of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen relies on a high concentration gradient from the plasma to the CSF in order to passively diffuse into the central nervous system (CNS), its principal site of action. A 2012 study, comparing plasma and CSF pharmacokinetics of intravenous (IV), oral (PO), or rectal (PR) acetaminophen, concluded that IV administration of acetaminophen results in higher plasma and CSF concentration values. Therefore, IV acetaminophen produces better CNS penetration compared to PO or PR methods.
- NCT #
- Sharpe-Strumia Research Foundation
- Principal Investigator: Dmitri Chamchad, MD Main Line Health Principal Investigator: Robert Day, MD Bryn Mawr Hospital