40 vs 8mg dexamethasone dose: similar analgesia reported after shoulder surgery
Dexamethasone for pain after outpatient shoulder surgery: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trialActa Anaesthesiol Scand. 2014 Jul;58(6):751-8. doi: 10.1111/aas.12333. Epub 2014 May 13.
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97 patients scheduled to undergo arthroscopic subacromial decompression or arthroscopic acromioclavicular joint resection were randomly allocated to receive a 40 mg dose of dexamethasone, 8 mg dose of dexamethasone, or placebo. Doses were administered intravenously. The aim of this study was to determine if a 40 mg dose of dexamethasone would significantly improve short-term analgesia after discha...
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