Dexamethasone Alone Versus in Combination With Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation or Tropisetron for Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Gynaecological Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Surgery

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Abstract

(Abstracted from Br J Anaesth, 115(6):883–889, 2015)

The prevention of postoperative patients from nausea and vomiting has improved, but no method is universally effective. The authors of this study compared the effects of either electrical acupoint stimulation or tropisetron with dexamethasone with the effects of dexamethasone alone to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV).

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