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Salbutamol administered preoperatively to children undergoing tonsillectomy resulted in a significant reduction in rates of respiratory adverse events

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  • Contributors AAT wrote and edited the abstract, and reviewed the final proof. AD wrote the commentary. RD wrote and edited the commentary.

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