Naproxen harms renal function after short-term use in cirrhotic patients
Short-term use of selective COX-2 inhibitors may be safe for patients with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a recent study that compared the effects of celecoxib, naproxen, and a placebo on cirrhotic patients in a double-blind randomized controlled study. The findings are published in the March 2005 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the journal is available online via Wiley InterScience at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/hepatology.
Previous studies in experimental cirrhosis have shown that selective COX-2 inhibitors, such as celecoxib, do not affect renal function. By contrast, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including naproxen, have long been associated with acute renal failure in cirrhotic patients. To further investigate these findings, researchers, led by Joan Clària of Barcelonas Hospital Clinic, sought to compare the effects of celecoxib, naproxen and a placebo on cirrhotic patients.
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