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Pediatric Patients Undergoing Surgical Stent Removal Report Minimal Amounts of Postsurgical Pain

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Pediatric patients did not experience a significant difference in pain levels following ureteral stent removal between those who took a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine before the procedure and those who didn’t, new research reports.

In a study recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Urology, researchers found that following a surgical ureteral stent removal procedure, children who had been given ibuprofen before the procedure did not report lower levels of pain in the 24 hours afterward than children who had received a placebo before the stent removal.

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