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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Postoperative nausea and vomiting

The Bottom Line - October 19, 2018 - By Duncan Chambler
Apfel. NEJM 2004;350:2441-2451. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa032196
"The Bottom Line
  • This landmark trial provides good evidence to guide clinical practice and communication with patients
  • Beneficial interventions include: ondansetron, dexamethasone, droperidol, total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) with propofol, and avoidance of nitrous oxide
  • This trial did not include regional anaesthesia interventions with opiate-sparing effects, which warrant further investigations"