High intravenous fluid therapy prevents post-tonsillectomy nausea and vomiting

Heshmati, F and Hasani Afshar, A and Mahoori, A.R and Zeinali, M.B and Abbasivash, R (2004) High intravenous fluid therapy prevents post-tonsillectomy nausea and vomiting. Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences, 29 (2). pp. 72-74.


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Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) following surgical operations requiring general anesthesia are common and distressing. The incidence of PONV may be as high as 70% during the first 24 hrs of tonsillectomy. Objective: This study determines the effects of intraoperative well-hydration on postoperative nausea and vomiting. Methods: 90 ASA I patients with age of 6-12 years scheduled for tonsillectomy under general anesthesia randomly assigned to receive either routine iv fluid plus intraoperative well-hydration plus 4 ml/kg/h Ringer’s solution (well hydrated group; n=45) and routine iv fluid requirements (control group; n=45). All study preparations were administered in a doubleblinded fashion. Results: During the first postoperative day, the incidence of nausea and vomiting were significantly lower in the wellhydrated group as compared with control (p<0.05). There was no significant differences between males and females regarding the incidence of nausea and vomiting (p>0.05). Conclusion: The present study showed that well-hydration reduces the incidence of post tonsillectomy nausea and vomiting, and high iv fluid therapy is a simple, effective, safe and well-tolerated technique for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Nausea · vomiting · postoperative · tonsillectomy· fluid therapy
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email gholipour.s@umsu.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2017 06:10
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2019 06:05
URI: http://eprints.umsu.ac.ir/id/eprint/1443

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