Perioperative Nausea and Vomiting: Much Ado About Nothing?
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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 234.2 million major surgical procedures are undertaken every year worldwide , for which more than 75 million patients receive general anesthesia . In the US, with more than 40 million total anesthetics administered annually, there are approximately 21 million adults and children who undergo general anesthesia, a risk factor for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) [2, 3]. The overall incidence of PONV has been estimated at between 20 and 70 % . In the past, PONV had been considered a minor complication, or even an unavoidable side effect, of anesthesia and surgery . PONV is frequently rated as a worse outcome than postoperative pain in patient satisfaction surve ...
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- 1. Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 525 East 68th Street, Room M-308, Box 124, New York, NY, 10065, USA