Randomized, controlled trial of post-operative steroids and pain control after tonsillectomy Save

Date Added
October 2nd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00081346
Researcher
Clarice Clemmens

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Keywords
Pain, Surgery
Summary

Pain control after tonsillectomy is imperative but often difficult. Current post-operative pain medication regimens include opioid analgesics and are often still inadequate. Though not standard of care, it is our practice to prescribe a single dose of oral steroid medication on the third day after surgery, when pain and swelling are at their peak, in order to assist with pain control and reduce opioid consumption. Though this practice has a rational theoretical basis, there is no prospective data supporting or discounting it. We aim to compare pain control, opioid consumption, and complication rates in children receiving post-operative steroids versus those who do not.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Joshua Horton
843-792-2300
hortojos@usc.edu

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