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Information for healthcare professionals in Sweden only.

Do patients know how to use adrenaline auto-injectors?

25 October 2016

Design appears to play a role in a successful switch since 94% of the patients changing from either Anapen® or Epipen® to Emerade® were able to correctly use it. It was also the overall preferred auto-injector.

Do epinephrine auto-injectors have an unsuitable needle length in children and adolescents at risk for anaphylaxis from food allergy?

8 April 2016

The researchers examined if children and adolescents at risk of anaphylaxis weighing 15–30 kg and >30 kg would receive epinephrine into the intramuscular space with the currently available epinephrine auto-injectors in North America and Europe.

Adults need adrenaline auto-injectors with a higher dose

27 April 2016

Many teenagers and adults are undertreated with 300 mcg adrenaline pens and need a higher, 500 mcg, dose.

Accuracy in use of adrenaline auto-injectors in a simulated emergency situation: a comparison of JEXT, EpiPen and Emerade

10 Oct 2014

Study aimed to assess intuitiveness and accuracy of use of JEXT, EpiPen and Emerade in untrained, non-allergic participants, in a simulated emergency situation.

Longer needles needed to reach the muscle with adrenaline auto-injectors

17 March 2016

Intramuscular injection is recommended for fast adrenaline effect. Current AAI needles may be too short to reach the thigh muscle in many patients. Longer needles are needed.

Low risk of over-penetration by adrenaline auto-injectors

17 March 2016

A longer needle increases the chance of an intramuscular injection in more patients. In the unlikely event of the needle reaching the bone, the benefit of an appropriate IM injection, under a life threatening episode, overcomes this small risk.

Cartridge vs syringe auto-injectors: a misleading discussion

16 Sep 2014

The intramuscular delivery of adrenaline is determined by the needle length, not the basic mechanism of the adrenaline auto-injectors.

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