All patients undergoing cesarean delivery with neuraxial anesthesia
2 doses of 30 mg intravenous ketorolac postoperatively and then
4 doses of 30 mg of intravenous ketorolac every 6 hours
Additional NSAIDs were held until 6 hours after the last study dose
A sample size of 74 per group provided 80% power to detect a 30% reduction in opioid use, which was considered clinically significant
Total morphine milligram equivalents (MME) used in the first 72 postoperative hours
Number of patients who used no opioid postoperatively | Postoperative pain scores | Postoperative change in hematocrit and serum creatinine | Postoperative satisfaction with inpatient care and pain management
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