Single-dose dexamethasone reduces dynamic pain after total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Kardash2008SingledoseDR,
  title={Single-dose dexamethasone reduces dynamic pain after total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Kenneth J. Kardash and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Sarrazin and Michael J. Tessler and Ana Miriam Velly},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={
          1253-7, table of contents
        }
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative glucocorticoids reduce postoperative nausea but may also improve analgesia and decrease opioid consumption. METHODS Fifty consecutive patients undergoing elective, unilateral, primary total hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia with propofol sedation received in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled manner either 40 mg of dexamethasone or saline placebo i.v. before the start of surgery. I.v. patient-controlled analgesia morphine, ibuprofen 400 mg p.o. q6 h… CONTINUE READING
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