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Dexamethasone for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing thyroidectomy: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Authors
  • Chen, Chia-Che
  • Siddiqui, Fahad Javaid
  • Chen, Ta-Liang
  • Chan, Edwin Shih-Yen
  • Tam, Ka-Wai
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
36
Issue
1
Pages
61–68
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-011-1343-9
PMID: 22083435
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A single preoperative administration of dexamethasone reduced the incidence of PONV and analgesic requirements in patients undergoing thyroidectomy. Prophylactic use of steroids for patients undergoing thyroidectomy is safe and should be considered for routine clinical practice.

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