Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 60, issue 1, P20-24 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0009922820944565 View full text
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Bryce Randall Noblitt, Fariha Siddiqui, Kenneth C. Iverson

Abstract: Importance. Developing a safe postoperative pain regimen after tonsillectomy is important. While postoperative steroids may provide an analgesic benefit, it is not known whether steroids increase the bleeding risk after tonsillectomy. Objective. To determine whether postoperative steroids increase the risk of hemorrhage after tonsillectomy in children. Design. Retrospective cohort study. Setting. Tertiary referral academic medical center. Participants. An age- and indication-matched cohort was randomly select…

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