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The Effect of Timing of Dexamethasone Administration on Its Efficacy as a Prophylactic Antiemetic for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
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It is found that dexamethasone, when given immediately before the induction of anesthesia, was more effective than when given at the end of anesthesia in preventing PONV. Expand
Validity and reliability of the Taiwanese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in cancer patients.
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The Taiwanese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI-T) is validated and found to be a reliable, valid, and sensitive instrument for measuring sleep quality among Taiwanese cancer patients. Expand
Assessing analgesic regimen adherence with the Morisky Medication Adherence Measure for Taiwanese patients with cancer pain.
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The Taiwanese version of the Morisky Medication Adherence Measure shows excellent reliability and validity and can improve communication between patients and clinicians about use of analgesics and further improve the analgesic regimen adherence. Expand
Risk factors associated with postoperative sore throat after tracheal intubation: an evaluation in the postanesthetic recovery room.
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Five risk factors related to postoperative sore throat were identified in patients undergoing endotracheal general anesthesia and they were female gender, age between 30-39, surgical sites within the oral or nasal cavity, or around the neck, use of nitrous oxide during anesthesia, and duration of anesthesia longer than 2 hours. Expand
Ultra-low dose naloxone restores the antinociceptive effect of morphine in pertussis toxin-treated rats by reversing the coupling of μ-opioid receptors from Gs-protein to coupling to Gi-protein
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The re-establishment of mu-opioid receptor Gi/Go-protein coupling is involved in the restoration of the antinociceptive effect of morphine by ultra-low dose naloxone pretreatment by normalizing the balance between the excitatory and inhibitory signaling pathways. Expand
Dexamethasone prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting after epidural morphine for post-Cesarean analgesia
Purpose: To determine the minimum effective dose of dexamethasone in preventing nausea and vomiting associated with epidural morphine for post-Cesarean analgesia.Method: One hundred and eightyExpand
Effects of Walking on Quality of Life Among Lung Cancer Patients: A Longitudinal Study
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Patient QOL can be improved by engaging in walking exercise for 6 months, and social support and self-efficacy are the key factors in maintaining walking exercise. Expand
The effect of timing of dexamethasone administration on its efficacy as a prophylactic antiemetic for postoperative nausea and vomiting
We evaluated the timing effect of a 10-mg IV administration of dexamethasone on its efficacy as a prophylactic antiemetic on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). One hundred twenty women (n = 40Expand
Intrathecal tri-cyclic antidepressants produce spinal anesthesia
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It is concluded that intrathecal amitriptyline had a more potent and longer duration of spinal anesthetic effect than did bupivacaine, whereas several other TCAs had similar or less potencies thandid bupvacaine. Expand
Dexamethasone for prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting after epidural morphine for post-Caesarean section analgesia: comparison of droperidol and saline.
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Both dexamethasone and droperidol significantly decreased the total incidence of nausea and vomiting during epidural morphine for post-Caesarean section analgesia compared with saline, with incidences of 18, 21 and 51% for the three treatments respectively. Expand
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