In this continuous medical education (CME) video, titled ‘Pain management and the role of COX-2 inhibitors, Dr Devanandhini Krisnan, an Anaesthetist & Pain Management Specialist at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, shared about the role of the COX-2 NSAID, etoricoxib in the management of pain. Her talk covered the basic aspects of pain, with a particular emphasis on the clinical data of etoricoxib, in terms of its efficacy and safety in the management of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis, as well as its impact on long-term thrombotic cardiovascular safety as reported by the MEDAL Program.
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