Efficacy of intravenous dexamethasone to reduce incidence of postoperative sore throat: A prospective randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Bagchi2012EfficacyOI,
  title={Efficacy of intravenous dexamethasone to reduce incidence of postoperative sore throat: A prospective randomized controlled trial},
  author={Dipanjan Bagchi and Mohan Chandra Mandal and Sabyasachi Das and Tirtha Sahoo and Sekhar Ranjan Basu and Sanhita Sarkar},
  booktitle={Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Sore throat and hoarseness are common complications of endotracheal intubation. It may be very distressing for the patient and may lead to sleep disturbances and unpleasant memories. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective double-blinded randomized control trial was aimed to determine the efficacy of prophylactic intravenous dexamethasone to reduce the incidence of postoperative sore throat at 1 hour after tracheal extubation. Ninety six patients of either sex aged between 18 to 60… CONTINUE READING