This study adopted an aggressive prophylactic anti postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) regime with retrospective review of patient outcomes. Of 794 adult strabismus procedures, 31 (4%) had PONV. Median post-anaesthetic recovery was 45 minutes. Prolonged recovery was associated with long-term benzodiazepine and with higher rates of PONV, over sedation and postoperative analgesic administration.
Reducing postop nausea and vomiting
Reviewed by Fiona Rowe
Postoperative nausea and vomiting and phase 1 post-anesthesia recovery after strabismus operations.
Fiona Rowe (Prof)
Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, UK.View Full Profile