Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Can Honey be Used as an Adjunct in Treatment of Post Tonsillectomy Pain?

Farshad Hasanzadeh Kiabi 1 , Aria Soleimani 2 , * , Mohammad Reza Habibi 1 and Amir Emami Zeydi 3
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1 Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Paramedicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
3 PhD Student in Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Article information
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: December 30, 2014, 4 (5); e21045
  • Published Online: September 14, 2014
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: June 9, 2014
  • Revised: July 3, 2014
  • Accepted: July 19, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/aapm.21045

To Cite: Hasanzadeh Kiabi F, Soleimani A, Habibi M R, Emami Zeydi A. Can Honey be Used as an Adjunct in Treatment of Post Tonsillectomy Pain?, Anesth Pain Med. 2014 ; 4(5):e21045. doi: 10.5812/aapm.21045.

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