PONV


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PONV

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This study was carried out to study the effects of pre-operative intravenous fluid supplementation, either crystalloids or colloids, on PONV.
The manufacturer recommends that ondansetron, when used for prophylaxis against PONV, should be administered before induction of anesthesia (Zofran[R] package insert; GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC).
Results: The rate of PONV did not differ between study groups.
Many drugs are used for management of PONV but few of them have side effects like sedation, dryness of mouth, restlessness and tachycardia.
Conclusions: The use of low pressure gas compared to standard pressure gas to create pneumoperitoneum could not reduce the PONV whereas the frequency of shoulder pain in LP group was reduced.
Use of local PONV guidence, including perioperative hydration Readmission if 2 or more episodes of vomiting in 24 hours Wound heamatoma Changed timing of Enoxaparin administration At least 2 hours postoperatively, normally given at 18.
Three risk factors for developing PONV are female gender, having gynecologic surgery, and using postoperative opioids for pain management (Papadimitriou et al.
PONV, pain, and the need to postoperatively administer antiemetics and analgesic drugs were assessed.