Preemptive analgesia by lornoxicam--an NSAID--significantly inhibits perioperative platelet aggregation

Felfernig, M; Salat, A; Kimberger, O; Gradisek, P; Müller, M R; Felfernig, D (2008). Preemptive analgesia by lornoxicam--an NSAID--significantly inhibits perioperative platelet aggregation. European journal of anaesthesiology, 25(9), pp. 726-31. Philadelphia, Pa.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1017/S0265021508004274

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether preemptive administered lornoxicam changes perioperative platelet function during thoracic surgery. METHODS: A total of 20 patients scheduled for elective thoracic surgery were randomly assigned to receive either lornoxicam (16 mg, i.v.; n = 10) or placebo (n = 10) preoperatively. All patients underwent treatment of solitary lung metastasis and denied any antiplatelet medication within the past 2 weeks. Blood samples were drawn via an arterial catheter directly into silicone-coated Vacutainer tubes containing 0.5 mL of 0.129 M buffered sodium citrate 3.8% before, 15 min, 4 h and 8 h after the study medication was administered. Platelet aggregation curves were obtained by whole blood electrical impedance aggregometry (Chrono Log). RESULTS: Platelet aggregation was significantly reduced 15 min, 4 h and 8 h after lornoxicam administration compared to placebo (P < 0.05) for collagen, adenosine diphosphate and arachidonic acid as trigger substances. Adenosine diphosphate-induced platelet aggregation decreased by 85% 15 min after lornoxicam administration, and remained impaired for 8 h. CONCLUSION: Platelet aggregation assays are impaired for at least 8 h after lornoxicam application. Therefore perioperative analgesia by use of lornoxicam should be carefully administered under consideration of subsequent platelet dysfunction.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

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Kimberger, Oliver






Lippincott Williams & Wilkins




Jeannie Wurz

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04 Oct 2013 15:03

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23 Jan 2018 12:17

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