Ropivacaine with or without clonidine improves pediatric tonsillectomy pain.

@article{Giannoni2001RopivacaineWO,
  title={Ropivacaine with or without clonidine improves pediatric tonsillectomy pain.},
  author={Claudia Giannoni and Sarah White and F. Kayser Enneking and Taylor Morey},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={127 10},
  pages={1265-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if preemptive analgesia with ropivacaine hydrochloride with or without clonidine hydrochloride decreases pain and hastens recovery after tonsillectomy. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, triple-blinded trial. SETTING University referral center; pediatric ambulatory practice. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-four children, aged 3 to 15 years, undergoing tonsillectomy. INTERVENTIONS Patients received injections in the tonsillar fossae of isotonic sodium chloride, ropivacaine, or… CONTINUE READING

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