Skip to main content

Table 2 Pain outcomes extracted from each study

From: What is the impact of dexamethasone on postoperative pain in adults undergoing general anaesthesia for elective abdominal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study year Pain scores
Early rest Early movement Intermediate rest Intermediate movement Late rest Late movement Time to first analgesia Opioid consumption PACU LOS
Alghanem 2010 (Alghanem et al., 2010) Yes     Yes     
Areeruk 2016 (Areeruk et al., 2016)    Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
Badawy 2015 (Badawy & Sakka, 2015) Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes  
Bataille 2016 (Bataille et al., 2016) Yes Yes    Yes Yes    
Batistaki 2019 (Batistaki et al., 2019) Yes   Yes   Yes     
Benevides 2013 (Benevides et al., 2013)         Yes Yes
Bianchin 2007 (Bianchin et al., 2007) Yes   Yes   Yes     
Bilgin 2010 (Bilgin et al., 2010)    Yes       
Bisgaard 2003 (Bisgaard et al., 2003)         Yes Yes
Coloma 2002 (Coloma et al., 2002)        Yes Yes Yes
Corcoran 2017 (Corcoran et al., 2017) Yes Yes        
De Oliveira 2011 (De Oliveira Jr. et al., 2011b) Yes       Yes Yes  
Elhakim 2002 (Elhakim et al., 2002)      Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Feo 2006 (Feo et al., 2006) Yes   Yes   Yes     
Fukami 2009 (Fukami et al., 2009) Yes   Yes   Yes     
Gautam 2008 (Gautam et al., 2008) Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes  
Hammas 2002 (Hammas et al., 2002)         Yes  
Ionescu 2014 (Ionescu et al., 2014)         Yes  
Jo 2012 (Jo et al., 2012) Yes   Yes       
Jokela 2009 (Jokela et al., 2009) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Kasagi 2013 (Kasagi et al., 2013) Yes   Yes       
Kassim 2018 (Kassim et al., 2018)        Yes Yes  
Ko-iam 2015 (Ko-Iam et al., 2015)    Yes      Yes  
Kurz 2015 (Kurz et al., 2015) Yes   Yes       
Lee 2017 (Lee et al., 2017)   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes Yes  
Lim 2011 (Lim et al., 2011) Yes   Yes   Yes    Yes  
Liu 1998 (Liu et al., 1998)         Yes  
Liu 1999 (Liu et al., 1999)      Yes   Yes Yes  
Lopez-Olaondo 1996 (Lopez-Olaondo et al., 1996)         Yes  
Maddali 2003 (Maddali et al., 2003)    Yes       
Mathiesen 2009 (Mathiesen et al., 2009 Yes Yes    Yes Yes   Yes  
McKenzie 1997 (McKenzie et al., 1997) Yes     Yes    Yes  
Murphy 2011 (Murphy et al., 2011) Yes Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes
Murphy 2014 (Murphy et al., 2014) Yes Yes       Yes Yes
Nesek-Adam 2007 (Nesek-Adam et al., 2007) Yes Yes Yes Yes    Yes   
Olajumoke 2013 (Olajumoke et al., 2013)          Yes
Pan 2008 (Pan et al., 2008) Yes   Yes   Yes    Yes Yes
Pauls 2015 (Pauls et al., 2015)      Yes    Yes  
Regasa 2020 (Regasa et al., 2020)         Yes  
Rothenberg 1998 (Rothenberg et al., 1998)    Yes      Yes Yes
Ryu 2013 (Ryu et al., 2013) Yes   Yes   Yes     
Sanchez-Ledesma 2002 (Sanchez-Ledesma et al., 2002) Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
Sanchez-Rodriquez 2010 (Sanchez-Rodriguez et al., 2010) Yes   Yes   Yes     
Shrestha 2014 (Shrestha et al., 2014)      Yes     
Sistla 2009 (Sistla et al., 2009) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
Thangaswamy 2010 (Thangaswamy et al., 2010) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Tolver 2012 (Tolver et al., 2012)    Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
Viriyaroj 2008 (Viriyaroj et al., 2015) Yes   Yes   Yes    Yes  
Wang 1999 (Wang et al., 1999) Yes        Yes  
Wang 2000 (Wang et al., 2000) Yes        Yes  
Wu 2009 (Wu et al., 2009) Yes         
Yuksek 2003 (Yuksek et al., 2003)    Yes     Yes   
  1. PACU LOS, post-anaesthesia care unit length of stay