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Dexametasone in surgery

Célio Teixeira Mendonça, Jerônimo A Fortunato, Cláudio A de Carvalho, Janaina Weingartner, Otávio R M Filho, Felipe F Rezende, Luciane P Bertinato
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the results of 125 carotid endarterectomies under loco-regional anesthesia, with selective use of shunt and bovine pericardium patch. METHODS: One hundred and seventeen patients with stenosis ≥ 70% in the internal carotid artery on duplex-scan + arteriography or magnetic resonance angiography underwent 125 carotid endarterectomies. Intraoperative pharmacological cerebral protection included intravenous administration of alfentanil and dexametasone...
October 2014: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
J M Román Guindo, M A Teus Guezala, J M Sánchez Pina, C Marina Verde, E Arranz Márquez
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of long-term versus short-term steroid treatment in preventing regression after hyperopic LASIK. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective single masked study. Hyperopic patients who were candidates for LASIK surgery were randomized to be treated with one week (topical dexametasone) in control group or one month (topical dexametasone the first week and topical fluormetalone the next three weeks) in study group. The three month postoperative manifest refraction was compared between the two groups...
January 2005: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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