Dexamethasone Reduces Postoperative Pain, Opioid and Antiemetic Use in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
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OrthoEvidence. Dexamethasone Reduces Postoperative Pain, Opioid and Antiemetic Use in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2021;77(1):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13840
Dexamethasone decreases postoperative opioid and antiemetic use in shoulder arthroplasty patients: a prospective, randomized controlled trial.J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Jul;30(7): 1544-1552.
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Seventy five patients undergoing anatomic or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) were randomized to receive perioperative intravenous dexamethasone (n=43) or no treatment (n=32). The primary outcome of interest was postoperative morphine use over the first 24h postoperatively. Other outcomes of interest included postoperative pain scores, antiemetic use, nausea and vomiting, length of stay a...
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