Intravenous Ketorolac Vs. Morphine In Children Presenting With Suspected Appendicitis: A Pilot Single Center Non Inferiority Randomised Controlled Trial KETO-APP STUDY

Dr. Mohamed Eltorki | Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University

Children presenting to the Emergency Department with suspected appendicitis often have moderate to severe abdominal pain. Our study will explore the feasibility of a larger trial to determine if intravenous ketorolac is non-inferior to intravenous morphine for treatment of pain.

This session will review the following:

-Current analgesic used for patients with suspected appendicitis and practice variation across Canadian sites
-Prior evidence comparing ketorolac vs. morphine
-Design of a feasibility trial

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