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Intramuscular versus oral diclofenac for acute pain in adults with acute musculoskeletal injuries presenting to the ED setting: a prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial
  1. Isma Qureshi1,2,
  2. Sameer A Pathan1,2,3,
  3. Raheel Sharfeen Qureshi1,
  4. Stephen H Thomas1,4,5
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  2. 2 Translational Research Institute, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  3. 3 Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4 Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
  5. 5 Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
  1. Correspondence to Dr Isma Qureshi, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha 3050, Qatar; iqureshi{at}hamad.qa

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  • Contributors IQ contributed by helping in the conception/design of the manuscript and critical review of the manuscript.SAP helped in formulating the research question. He also contributed in forming the statement of hypothesis and drafting of the initial manuscript. He also aided in the critical revision of the article. RSQ helped in data collection and helped in formulating the research question. SHT contributed in forming the concept and design of the manuscript; helped in data analysis and its interpretation; provided the final approval for the manuscript to be sent in for publication.

  • Funding The study was funded by Hamad Medical Corporation, Medical Research Center, Doha, Qatar (MRC#16413/16).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The trial was approved by the Hamad General Hospital Institutional Ethics Board, Doha, Qatar. Trial registrationnumber NCT03472339.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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  • Contributors IQ contributed by helping in the conception/design of the manuscript and critical review of the manuscript.SAP helped in formulating the research question. He also contributed in forming the statement of hypothesis and drafting of the initial manuscript. He also aided in the critical revision of the article. RSQ helped in data collection and helped in formulating the research question. SHT contributed in forming the concept and design of the manuscript; helped in data analysis and its interpretation; provided the final approval for the manuscript to be sent in for publication.

  • Funding The study was funded by Hamad Medical Corporation, Medical Research Center, Doha, Qatar (MRC#16413/16).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The trial was approved by the Hamad General Hospital Institutional Ethics Board, Doha, Qatar. Trial registrationnumber NCT03472339.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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