S. A. Nagori, A. Jose, I. D. Roy, P. K. Chattopadhyay, A. Roychoudhury
Your first surgery of the day in your clinic is a routine third molar extraction under IV sedation. While discussing the surgery with your patient, you mention you will administer methylprednisolone (MP) to help decrease post-operative edema. Your patient is concerned about how long this medication will remain in his/her body. You inform the patient that the half life of MP is:
The same patient inquires about MP and decreased post-operative pain. You explain to him/her that administration of MP reduces post-operative pain by blocking the action of all of the following EXCEPT:
The authors of this study discuss the use of local MP injections to reduce early post-operative pain. According to this paper, which of the following injection site(s) were effective in reducing this type of pain?
You are about to begin the sedation, and your patient asks you to ask about the different routes of administration of MP, as he/she is concerned about possible side effects. According to the study, which of the following responses is correct regarding routes of administration of MP?
After reading this study, you decide to change the method of administration and the type of steroid you use for routine third molar surgery. Your goal is to administer a drug with sustained release to avoid rebound edema. Which of the following would best fit your requirement?