A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of paracetamol and ketoprofren lysine salt for pain control in children with pharyngotonsillitis cared by family pediatriciansReport as inadecuate




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Italian Journal of Pediatrics

, 37:48

First Online: 29 September 2011Received: 13 April 2011Accepted: 29 September 2011

Abstract

BackgroundTo evaluate the analgesic effect and tolerability of paracetamol syrup compared to placebo and ketoprofen lysine salt in children with pharyngotonsillitis cared by family pediatricians.

MethodsA double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of a 12 mg-kg single dose of paracetamol paralleled by open-label ketoprofren lysine salt sachet 40 mg. Six to 12 years old children with diagnosis of pharyngo-tonsillitis and a Children-s Sore Throat Pain CSTP Thermometer score > 120 mm were enrolled. Primary endpoint was the Sum of Pain Intensity Differences SPID of the CSTP Intensity scale by the child.

Results97 children were equally randomized to paracetamol, placebo or ketoprofen. Paracetamol was significantly more effective than placebo in the SPID of children and parents P < 0.05 but not in the SPID reported by investigators, 1 hour after drug administration. Global evaluation of efficacy showed a statistically significant advantage of paracetamol over placebo after 1 hour either for children, parents or investigators. Patients treated in open fashion with ketoprofen lysine salt, showed similar improvement in pain over time. All treatments were well-tolerated.

ConclusionsA single oral dose of paracetamol or ketoprofen lysine salt are safe and effective analgesic treatments for children with sore throat in daily pediatric ambulatory care.

Keywordsparacetamol ketoprofen lysine salt placebo randomized double blind clinical trial family pediatricians Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1824-7288-37-48 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Nicolino Ruperto - Luigi Carozzino - Roberto Jamone - Federico Freschi - Gianfranco Picollo - Marcella Zera - Ornella Della

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