Postoperative vomiting reduction after laparoscopic cholecystectomy with single dose of dexamethasone.

@article{Bianchin2007PostoperativeVR,
  title={Postoperative vomiting reduction after laparoscopic cholecystectomy with single dose of dexamethasone.},
  author={Andrea Bianchin and Anna De Luca and Alessandro Caminiti},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={343-6}
}
AIM The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is high after laparoscopic surgery. A number of drugs have been used for prevention; in some studies a single dexamethasone dose before induction of anaesthesia has been effective. METHODS To test the effectiveness of this therapy, we recruited 80 patients in a double-blind placebo-controlled study (dexamethasone 8 mg or placebo) scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We measured nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain and length… CONTINUE READING

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