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      Elimination of intravenous oxycodone in the elderly: a pharmacokinetic study in postoperative orthopaedic patients of different age groups.

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          Abstract

          Oxycodone is a widely used opioid analgesic, the global use of which has increased several-fold during the last decade. This study was designed to determine the effect of age on the pharmacokinetics of intravenous oxycodone, with special reference to renal function in elderly patients.

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          Journal
          Drugs Aging
          Drugs & aging
          Springer Nature America, Inc
          1179-1969
          1170-229X
          Jan 01 2011
          : 28
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Care and Pain Medicine, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland. antti.liukas@tyks.fi
          Article
          4
          10.2165/11586140-000000000-00000
          21174486

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