Postoperative Nausea & Vomiting

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Opioid-free general anesthesia reduces postop nausea

Editor's Note Eliminating opioids from general anesthesia is safe and effective and significantly decreases postoperative nausea, finds this study presented October 23 at the Anesthesiology 2017 annual meeting in Boston. Of 1,009 patients who received general anesthesia without opioids, only 11% experienced postoperative nausea--typically 50% to 80% of patients have…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 24, 2017
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Helping to avoid postdischarge nausea and vomiting

Nausea or vomiting after surgery can cause more distress than the pain, and even with modern anesthetics, it is not as rare as once thought. If the procedure is outpatient, symptoms may arise after the patient is at home, away from medical intervention. Thus, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) need to…

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By: OR Manager
January 1, 2013
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Is postop nausea and vomiting hereditary?

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine have singled out a genetic variation in patients who have postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). In the study, the researchers pooled DNA samples from 122 patients with severe PONV. Findings identified 41 genetic targets (called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs) in these patients…

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By: OR Manager
August 1, 2011
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