Information for healthcare professionals in Sweden only.
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.
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.
27 April 2016
Many teenagers and adults are undertreated with 300 mcg adrenaline pens and need a higher, 500 mcg, dose.
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.
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.
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.
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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