Sankari Malaiappan

Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Comparative Evaluation of Diclofenac and Ketorolac Transdermal Patch for Pain Management Post Periodontal Surgical Procedure-A Clinical Trial
    Author(s): Gaurav N Ketkar and Sankari Malaiappan*

    Background: Transdermal delivery offers several benefits over oral delivery, including smooth, continuous drug delivery, increased bioavailability, and reduced drug-drug interactions. Patches can be easily applied by the caregiver, and they provide a visual cue that the medication has been administered. Aim: To evaluate analgesic efficacy of the ketorolac vs. diclofenac dermal patch post periodontal surgical procedures. Material and methods: Sample size (30) was calculated using G-power with the power set at 95%. All included individuals were randomly divided into 2 study groups. Group1 received diclofenac and group 2 received a ketorolac transdermal patch. The patch was applied immediately after the periodontal flap surgery. Number of rescue medicine and VAS scores for all the individuals was recorded at 3 hours and 6 hours post operatively. Results: Diclofenac transdermal patch was .. Read More»

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