Title:
Are dispersible tablets a risk factor for secondary post-tonsillectomy h▯aemorrhage in adults?
Authors:
C. Evren , E. Ayduran , N. Demirbilek , M. S. Elbistanlı , F. T. Kayhan
Institutions:
Medilife Beylikduzu Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey; Denizli; Tekden Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Denizli, Turkey; Bakirkӧy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.
Keywords:
Dispersible, post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage, adults
Pages:
1 - 5
Abstract:
Are dispersible tablets a risk factor for secondary post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage in adults? Objective: Post-tonsillectomy pain control is very important for reducing patient morbidity. Thus, analgesics are generally administered orally immediately following tonsillectomies. The aim of this study is to determine the effect on post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage of administering analgesia in the form of▯ dispersible tablets. Method: Hospital files of patients who underwent tonsillectomy using the “cold knife technique” in our clinic between 2005 and 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. The intake of dispersible tablets was assessed in tonsillectomy patients that presented with secondary haemorrhage. Results:This study demonstrated a significant difference in the occurrence of secondary haemorrhage between patients that took dispersible tablets and those that used oral suspensionsp (<0.0001). No significant difference was found between the active ingredients of the drugs used (p = 0.52). Conclusion: We suggest that medication in the form of dispersible tablets should not be prescribed to patients following tonsillectomy.
Issue:
Vol. 14, 2018, 1st trimester


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Are dispersible tablets a risk factor for secondary post-tonsillectomy h▯aemorrhage in adults?