Chapter 8. Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

  1. Martin R Tramèr
  1. Martin R Tramèr

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750582.ch8

Evidence-based Resource in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Second Edition

Evidence-based Resource in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Second Edition

How to Cite

Tramèr, M. R. (2003) Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, in Evidence-based Resource in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Second Edition (ed M. R. Tramèr), BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750582.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Division of Anaesthesiology, Geneva University Hospitals, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917867

Online ISBN: 9780470750582

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Keywords:

  • nausea;
  • identification;
  • antiemetic drugs;
  • prophylaxis;
  • control

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Identification of patients at risk

  • Keeping the baseline risk low

  • Combination of antiemetic drugs

  • Prophylaxis is reserved for high-risk patients

  • Abstain from using interventions that do not have worthwhile efficacy

  • A special case: the role of antiemetics in the control of opioid-related emesis

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgement

  • References