Randomized, double-blind study comparing the efficacy of moderate-dose metoclopramide and ondansetron for the prophylactic control of postoperative vomiting in children after tonsillectomy.

@article{Bolton2007RandomizedDS,
  title={Randomized, double-blind study comparing the efficacy of moderate-dose metoclopramide and ondansetron for the prophylactic control of postoperative vomiting in children after tonsillectomy.},
  author={Christopher M Bolton and Paul S. Myles and John B Carlin and Tania Nolan},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 5},
  pages={699-703}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative vomiting (POV) is a major cause of morbidity after tonsillectomy in children. It has been well established that anti-serotinergic agents are effective for the prophylactic control of POV in this patient group. It has been suggested that at moderate doses (0.5 mg kg(-1)), metoclopramide is also an effective agent. No study has been performed comparing the efficacy of an anti-serotinergic agent and moderate-dose metoclopramide. METHODS A total of 557 children undergoing… CONTINUE READING

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