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

@article{Oliveira2011PerioperativeSD,
  title={Perioperative single dose systemic dexamethasone for postoperative pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Gildasio S. De Oliveira and Marcela Pupin de Almeida and Honorio T. Benzon and Robert J. McCarthy},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={575-88}
}
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 statement guidelines. A wide search was performed to identify randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of a single dose systemic… CONTINUE READING

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