The Effectiveness of Midazolam for Preventing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 122:664–676, 2016)

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) can have stressful adverse effects and are a major concern in 30% to 70% of high-risk groups. Numerous studies have suggested that midazolam, a short-acting benzodiazepine with a sedative effect, may help to reduce PONV, as well as offer benefits of lower cost and fewer adverse effects than many other antiemetics.

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