Preoperative IV ibuprofen improves quality of recovery after laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) today announced that preoperative intravenous ibuprofen improved overall quality of recovery in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery. These results will be presented at the American Anesthesiology 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The investigator study was completed at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers University and New York Methodist with Alex Bekker, MD, PhD, as the primary investigator. The study concluded that preoperative intravenous ibuprofen improved the overall quality of recovery including comfort, emotion and pain and reduced fatigue in the early postoperative period. Further, the study results indicated that preoperative administration of intravenous ibuprofen decreased the stress hormones catecholamines and cortisol postoperatively after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

An oral presentation entitled, "Preoperative Administration of IV Ibuprofen Improves Quality of Recovery after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy" will be presented on Sunday, October 12, at 4:00 p.m. ET.

The poster presentation entitled "The Effect of Preoperative Administration of IV Ibuprofen on Stress Response in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy" will be on Sunday, October 12, at 9:00 a.m.ET.


Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.


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