Wed, 31 August 2016
OTO: The Use of Ibuprofen in Post-Tonsillectomy Analgesia and its Effect on Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage Rate
This podcast highlights original research published in the September 2016 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the official journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation.
The objective of this case series was to determine the effect of ibuprofen on posttonsillectomy bleeding when compared with codeine in posttonsillectomy analgesia. It concluded that age is an independent risk factor for posttonsillectomy bleeding. When age is controlled, there is no statistically significant increase in the incidence of posttonsillectomy bleeding events among patients treated with ibuprofen when compared to patients treated with codeine.