Omission of nitrous oxide during anesthesia reduces the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting. A meta-analysis.

@article{Divatia1996OmissionON,
  title={Omission of nitrous oxide during anesthesia reduces the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting. A meta-analysis.},
  author={J. V. Divatia and J S Vaidya and Rajendra A. Badwe and Rohini W. Hawaldar},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={
          1055-62
        }
}
  • J. V. Divatia, J S Vaidya, +1 author Rohini W. Hawaldar
  • Published in Anesthesiology 1996
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Postoperative nausea and vomiting are important causes of morbidity after general anesthesia. Nitrous oxide has been implicated as an emetogenic agent in many studies. However, several other trials have failed to sustain this claim. The authors tried to resolve this issue through a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting after anesthesia with or without nitrous oxide. METHODS Of 37 published studies retrieved by a… CONTINUE READING

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