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Dexamethasone Decreases Vomiting but Increases Bleeding After Tonsillectomy

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, APRN, BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: April 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 4 - p 28
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000348592.78618.04
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Dexamethasone may increase the risk of bleeding after tonsillectomy in children.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is the course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD.

She also coordinates Drug Watch: dianea@son.jhmi.edu.

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