The effective analgesic dose of dexamethasone after laparoscopic hysterectomy.

@article{Jokela2009TheEA,
  title={The effective analgesic dose of dexamethasone after laparoscopic hysterectomy.},
  author={Ritva M Jokela and Jouni Ahonen and Minna K Tallgren and Pia C Marjakangas and Kari T Korttila},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={
          607-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND Apart from being antiemetic, glucocorticoids have an analgesic property. The optimal dose of dexamethasone in the management of pain after surgery has not been established. In this placebo-controlled, dose-finding study, we evaluated the analgesic effect of three doses of dexamethasone after laparoscopic hysterectomy. METHODS We randomized 129 women scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy to receive placebo, dexamethasone 5 mg (D5), 10 mg (D10), or 15 mg (D15) IV before the… CONTINUE READING

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