The Effect of Dexamethasone in Reducing Propofol Injection Pain in 6 to 13-Year-Old Children Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy Surgery: A Double-Blind Clinical Trial

Seyyed Karbasi, Pooya Derakhshan, Hossein Hashemi
2016 Journal of Surgery and Trauma   unpublished
Propofol is a popular intravenous anesthetic and a quick inducer of anesthesia with quick recovery. However, its downside lies with pain and discomfort during intravenous injections when injected in small blood vessels in the back of the hand, which prevails in 85% of children. This study investigates the effect of Dexamethasone in reducing propofol injection pain in children.