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Post Operative Sore Throat and Dexamethasone

2014-07-24 14:10:17 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Sore throat is a common postoperative complaint that can lead to morbidity and patient dissatisfaction . The incidence of sore throat has been reported to be between 6% and 90% even under optimal intubating conditions. There are several factors that have been shown to contribute to postoperative sore throat such as patient related factors, type of anesthesia and type of surgery.

.Corticosteroids are also commonly used in the perioperative period to potentiate analgesics and as antiemetics. The preoperative administration of dexamethasone can decrease the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat which is rated by patients as one of the most undesirable outcomes in the postoperative period.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Intubation

Intervention

Placebo administration, Dexamethasone administration

Location

Northwestern University
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60611

Status

Recruiting

Source

Northwestern University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:10:17-0400

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