Corticosteroids in peritonsillar abscess treatment: a blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial.

  title={Corticosteroids in peritonsillar abscess treatment: a blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Jason K M Chau and Hadi R Seikaly and Jeffery R. Harris and Cristina Villa-Roel and Craig Brick and Brian H. Rowe},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={124 1},
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Sore throat is a common, benign emergency department (ED) presentation; however, peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a complication that requires aggressive management. Use of systemic corticosteroids (SCSs) in PTA is occurring without clear evidence of benefit. This study examined the efficacy and safety of SCS treatment for patients with PTA. STUDY DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS A controlled trial with concealed allocation and double… CONTINUE READING
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