Use of intraoperative corticosteroids in pediatric tonsillectomy.

@article{Ohlms1995UseOI,
  title={Use of intraoperative corticosteroids in pediatric tonsillectomy.},
  author={Laurie A. Ohlms and Robert T. Wilder and Brent Weston},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={121 7},
  pages={
          737-42
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate on postoperative morbidity in children undergoing tonsillectomy. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-control clinical trial. SETTING Academic, tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS Sixty-nine children (35 boys, 34 girls), aged 3 to 18 years, undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. INTERVENTION Patients were randomized to receive a single dose of intravenous dexamethasone or… CONTINUE READING
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