acetylcysteine


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acetylcysteine

[ə‚sed·əl′sis·tē‚ēn or ‚tēn]
(pharmacology)
HSCH2CH(NHCOCH3)COOH Crystals with a melting point of 109-110°C; used as a mucolytic drug.
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Medical-surgical nurses will recognize acetylcysteine the reversal medication for acetaminophen overdose.
Hamamsy IE, Stevens LM, Carrier M et al; Effect of intravenous N- acetylcysteine on outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery: A randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled clinical trial.
Evaluation of nebulised acetylcysteine and normal saline in the treatment of sputum retention following thoracotomy.
Patients with a life-threatening level of paracetamol in their blood are given acetylcysteine by intravenous drip.
Oral acetylcysteine as an adjunct to saline hydration for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy following coronary angiography: a randomized controlled trial and review of the current literature," European Heart Journal, vol.
Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics of the acetylcysteine for contrast- induced nephropathy (ACT) trail: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of acetylcysteine for the prevention of contrast induced nephropathy: The ACT Trial Investigators; Published: 4 June 2009.
12-14) Although it is clear that acetylcysteine is an effective antidote for acetaminophen poisoning, (15-18) specific criteria defining those at risk for hepatotoxicity or even attributing enzyme abnormalities to acetaminophen are not clear.
High dose acetylcysteine in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Acetylcysteine for prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy after intravascular angiography: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
At that time, she was treated with the macrolide roxithromycin, without bacteriologic documentation, in addition to acetylcysteine (3 x 200 mg/d) and aerosolized terbutaline.
Oral acetylcysteine lowers the risk of post-contrast elevations in creatinine if taken more than 24 hours before contrast administration (SOR: A, RCTs).