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High-Dose Methylprednisolone in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Friday, January 5, 2018

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Lars S Bjerregaard, Per F Jensen, Dennis R Bigler, René Horsleben Petersen, Hasse Møller-Sørensen, Kaj Gefke, Henrik J Hansen, Henrik Kehlet

Bjerregaard and colleagues evaluated methylprednisolone as an analgesic strategy following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in a randomized controlled trial with 96 patients. Patients received either methylprednisolone or placebo prior to their VATS lobectomy. High-dose methylprednisolone reduced pain at rest and while sitting on the day of the procedure.


Remains to be audited, the effect of steroid immunosuppression to relapse and recurrence of the resected tumouts

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