Alternative Therapies for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

  title={Alternative Therapies for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting},
  author={Nicoleta Stoicea and Tong J Gan and Nicholas C. Joseph and Alberto Uribe and Jyoti Pandya and Rohan Dalal and Sergio D. Bergese},
  booktitle={Front. Med.},
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a complication affecting between 20 and 40% of all surgery patients, with high-risk patients experiencing rates of up to 80%. Recent studies and publications have shed light on the uses of alternative treatment for PONV through their modulation of endogenous opioid neuropeptides and neurokinin ligands. In addition to reducing PONV, hypnosis was reported to be useful in attenuating postoperative pain and anxiety, and contributing to hemodynamic… CONTINUE READING
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