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Optimal Pain Management Following Tonsillectomy or Adenoidectomy for Pediatric Patients: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Last updated: December 6, 2012
Project Number: RB0548-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding optimal pain management options for pediatric patients following tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding pain management for pediatric patients following tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews, five randomized controlled trials, and two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding optimal pharmaceutical pain management options for pediatric patients following tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or both.