Comparison of dexmedetomidine and dexamethasone for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

@inproceedings{Bakri2015ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of dexmedetomidine and dexamethasone for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic cholecystectomy},
  author={Mohamed Hassan Bakri and Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail and Ahmed Ibrahim},
  booktitle={Korean journal of anesthesiology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common following laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Dexamethasone has been reported to reduce PONV. However, there is insufficient evidence regarding the effect of dexmedetomidine in decreasing PONV. This study was designed to compare the effects of a single dose of dexmedetomidine to dexamethasone for reducing PONV after LC. METHODS Eighty-six adult patients scheduled for LC were randomized to receive either single dose 1 µg/kg of… CONTINUE READING

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