Effect of Dexamethasone on Postoperative Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Randomized Clinical Trial

@article{SnchezRodrguez2010EffectOD,
  title={Effect of Dexamethasone on Postoperative Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Randomized Clinical Trial},
  author={Petra-Evelyn S{\'a}nchez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco and Alejandro Gonz{\'a}lez-Ojeda},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={895-900}
}
Dexamethasone has been reported to reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). However, its effects on other surgical outcomes, such as pain and fatigue, have been unclear. We evaluated the efficacy of preoperative dexamethasone for ameliorating postoperative symptoms after LC. In this prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 210 patients scheduled for elective LC were analyzed after randomization to intravenous dexamethasone (8 mg) or a… CONTINUE READING

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