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Clin Plast Surg. 2013 Jul;40(3):447-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2013.04.007. Epub 2013 May 18.

Management of postoperative nausea and vomiting in ambulatory surgery: the big little problem.

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Department of Anesthesiology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, University of California-Los Angeles, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7403, USA. mkeyes@mednet.ucla.edu

Abstract

Identifying those patients with the highest risk leads to the greatest success in reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting by modifying the anesthetic plan to decrease baseline risk, and implementing the appropriate use of prophylaxis. The strategies that will be effective in the reduction of postdischarge nausea and vomiting are currently being studied.

KEYWORDS:

PONV in ambulatory surgery; PONV prophylaxis; Postoperative nausea and vomiting

PMID:
23830753
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2013.04.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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