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Volume:5 Issue:12 Number:44 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #6820
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

40 vs 8mg dexamethasone dose: similar analgesia reported after shoulder surgery

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OrthoEvidence. 40 vs 8mg dexamethasone dose: similar analgesia reported after shoulder surgery. ACE Report. 2016;5(12):44. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/6820

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Dexamethasone for pain after outpatient shoulder surgery: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2014 Jul;58(6):751-8. doi: 10.1111/aas.12333. Epub 2014 May 13.

Contributing Authors: KT Bjørnholdt PN Mønsted K Søballe L Nikolajsen

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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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