Does the routine prophylactic use of antiemetics affect the incidence of postdischarge nausea and vomiting following ambulatory surgery? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Anil Gupta, Christopher L. Wu, Nabil Elkassabany, Courtney E. Krug, Stephen D. Parker, Lee A. Fleisher

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Abstract

Meta-analysis of the literature showed that ondansetron 4 mg or combination treatment (> 1 drug) prevented postdischarge nausea and vomiting with a number needed to treat of 13 and 5, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-495
Number of pages8
JournalAnesthesiology
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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