The impact of postoperative nausea and vomiting prophylaxis with dexamethasone on postoperative wound complications in patients undergoing laparotomy for endometrial cancer.

@article{Bolac2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of postoperative nausea and vomiting prophylaxis with dexamethasone on postoperative wound complications in patients undergoing laparotomy for endometrial cancer.},
  author={Corey S Bolac and Amy H Wallace and Gloria Broadwater and Laura Jean Havrilesky and Ashraf S Habib},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={116 5},
  pages={1041-7}
}
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone is widely used for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prophylaxis. However, there are limited data on the risk of wound complications associated with single-dose dexamethasone use for this purpose. We performed this retrospective study to determine whether intraoperative dexamethasone for PONV prevention increases the risk or severity of postoperative wound complications. METHODS Women who underwent laparotomy for endometrial cancer between 2002 and 2007 were… CONTINUE READING
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