בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
Total thyroidectomy is associated with risks related to temporary hypocalcemia and vocal quality dysfunction.
Dexamethasone has been proposed to have a physiological effect on hypocalcemia and voice quality.
We assess the effect of preoperative dexamethasone used to improve hypocalcemia and postthyroidectomy voice dysfunction.
This double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial was conducted from January 15, 2014, to December 31, 2019, at the Department of Surgery, Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
All patients with a benign thyroid condition and no preoperative corrected hypocalcemia and voice or vocal quality dysfunction were included. Patients were excluded if they had previous thyroid or neck surgery, known vocal cord dysfunction on laryngoscopy, hearing or voice problems, a history of gastroesophageal reflux, stomach ulcer disease, or contraindications to steroid use.
Corrected serum calcium levels and Voice Analog Score defined and measured preoperatively.