Nausea and vomiting after cardiac surgery.

  title={Nausea and vomiting after cardiac surgery.},
  author={Catherine R Grebenik and Christine Allman},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={77 3},
We have undertaken a prospective, randomized study to determine the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting during intensive care stay after cardiac surgery, and to study the effect of addition of droperidol to an infusion of morphine used for postoperative analgesia. Data from 398 patients were examined. The use of droperidol reduced complaints of nausea from 92 of 198 (46.5%) to 46 of 200 (23%) and episodes of retching or vomiting from 73 of 198 (36.9%) to 44 of 200 (22%). The number… CONTINUE READING

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