Randomized clinical trial of the effect of preoperative dexamethasone on nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Preoperative dexamethasone may reduce disabling symptoms such as pain, nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Between March and December 2004, 101 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomized to receive 8 mg dexamethasone (n = 49) or… (More)

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