The effect of an anatomically classified procedure on antiemetic administration in the postanesthesia care unit.

@article{Ruiz2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of an anatomically classified procedure on antiemetic administration in the postanesthesia care unit.},
  author={Joseph R. Ruiz and Spencer S Kee and John C. Frenzel and Joe Ensor and M Vasantha Selvan and Bernhard J c j Riedel and Christian C. Apfel},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={403-9}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of the type of surgical procedure on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) rate has been debated in the literature. Our goal in this retrospective database study was to investigate the effect the type of surgical procedure (categorized and compared anatomically) has on antiemetic therapy within 2 h of admission to the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data for oncology surgeries (n = 18,109), from our automated anesthesia information… CONTINUE READING