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The Effect of Timing of Ondansetron Administration on Its Efficacy, Cost-Effectiveness, and Cost-Benefit as a Prophylactic Antiemetic in the Ambulatory Setting
Ondansetron 4 mg IV administered immediately before the end of surgery was the most efficacious in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting, facilitating both early and late recovery, and improving patient satisfaction after outpatient laparoscopy. Expand
A Comparison of Costs and Efficacy of Ondansetron and Droperidol as Prophylactic Antiemetic Therapy for Elective Outpatient Gynecologic Procedures
It is concluded that droperidol 0.625 mg IV provides antiemetic prophylaxis comparable to that of ondansetron 4 mg IV without increasing side effects or delaying discharge and is more cost-effective. Expand
Desflurane Versus Sevoflurane for Maintenance of Outpatient Anesthesia: The Effect on Early Versus Late Recovery and Perioperative Coughing
Use of desflurane for maintenance of anesthesia was associated with a faster emergence and a higher incidence of coughing and both volatile anesthetics should be available for ambulatory anesthesia. Expand
Use of a Disposable Acupressure Device as Part of a Multimodal Antiemetic Strategy for Reducing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Use of the Pressure Right acupressure device in combination with antiemetic drugs provided a reduction in the incidence of vomiting from 0 to 72 hours after surgery with an associated improvement in patient satisfaction with their PONV management, but recovery and outcome variables failed to demonstrate any improvement with the addition of the acupressesure device. Expand
A Comparison of Patient State Index and Bispectral Index Values During the Perioperative Period
The PSI may prove to be a viable alternative to the BIS for evaluating consciousness during the induction of and emergence from general anesthesia, as well as for titrating the administration of propofol and desflurane during the maintenance period. Expand
The Effect of Intraoperative Use of Esmolol and Nicardipine on Recovery After Ambulatory Surgery
It is concluded that the adjunctive use of esmolol alone or in combination with nicardipine during the induction of anesthesia reduced the hemodynamic response to tracheal intubation and improved the recovery profile after outpatient laparoscopic surgery. Expand
Transdermal Scopolamine: An Alternative to Ondansetron and Droperidol for the Prevention of Postoperative and Postdischarge Emetic Symptoms
Premedication with TDS was as effective as droperidol (1.25 mg) or ondansetron (4 mg) in preventing nausea and vomiting in the early and late postoperative periods, however, the use of a TDS patch is more likely to produce a dry mouth. Expand
The effect of timing of ondansetron administration on its efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit as a prophylactic antiemetic in the ambulatory setting
Although ondansetron (4 mg IV) is effective in the prevention and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after ambulatory surgery, the optimal timing of its administration, theExpand
Comparison of Rocuronium and Mivacurium to Succinylcholine During Outpatient Laparoscopic Surgery
RCuronium appears to be an acceptable alternative to succinylcholine for tracheal intubation, however, rocuronium's longer duration of action increases the need for reversal drugs and is associated with a more rapid spontaneous recovery than rocur onium. Expand
Effect of Parecoxib, A Novel Intravenous Cyclooxygenase Type-2 Inhibitor, on the Postoperative Opioid Requirement and Quality of Pain Control
Intravenous parecoxib (20 or 40 mg) was effective in decreasing the PCA opioid requirement after lower abdominal surgical procedures, however, it failed to improve pain management or reduce opioid-related side effects in the early postoperative period. Expand