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.
The most frequently reported adverse events attributed to intravenous acetylcysteine administration include rash, urticaria, and pruritus, with frequency between 0.
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).