The effect of dexamethasone on side effects after coronary revascularization procedures.

@article{Halvorsen2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of dexamethasone on side effects after coronary revascularization procedures.},
  author={Per Steinar Halvorsen and Johan C. Raeder and Paul Franklin White and Sven Martin Almdahl and Kenneth Nordstrand and Kjell Saatvedt and Terje Veel},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={
          1578-83, table of contents
        }
}
UNLABELLED Corticosteroids decrease side effects after noncardiac elective surgery. We designed this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study to test the hypothesis that standard doses of dexamethasone (4 mg x2) would reduce postoperative nausea, vomiting, and pain, decrease the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), and improve appetite after cardiac surgery, thereby facilitating the recovery process. A total of 300 patients undergoing coronary revascularization surgery were… CONTINUE READING

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