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

Published on: 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.

Tags

adenoidectomy, pain, children, child, pediatrics, tonsillectomy, pain management, anesthesia, Tonsillectomy adenotonsillectomy, tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies