Accession Number : ADA147783
Title : Intraoperative Gastric Suctioning and Postoperative Nausea, Retching, and Vomiting.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Ogren,P W
Report Date : Jul 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 93
Abstract : The incidence of postoperative nausea, retching, and vomiting was investigated in nineteen adult female patients undergoing general anesthesia for elective laparoscopy in an ambulatory surgical setting. Eight patients in the control group received no gastric suctioning during surgery. The anesthetic technique of oxygen/nitrous oxide/methohexital/succinylcholine/fentanyl was standardized. There were no significant differences between the groups with respect to age, weight, anesthesia length, or fentanyl dose as determined by One-Way Analysis of Variance. There were no differences between groups with respect to retching, or vomiting in the recovery room; nausea, retching, or vomiting during the first twenty-four hours at home; or for overall emetic symptoms during the total recovery period.
Descriptors : *SURGERY , *ANESTHESIA , *ANESTHETICS , RECOVERY , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , FEMALES , NAUSEA
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE