Perioperative single dose systemic dexamethasone for postoperative pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

BACKGROUND Dexamethasone is frequently administered in the perioperative period to reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting. In contrast, the analgesic effects of dexamethasone are not well defined. The authors performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the dose-dependent analgesic effects of perioperative dexamethasone. METHODS We followed the PRISMA… CONTINUE READING