Nitrous oxide makes me sick: or does it? Nitrous oxide and post operative nausea and vomiting

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Ewart, L. 2010. Nitrous oxide makes me sick: or does it? Nitrous oxide and post operative nausea and vomiting. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 20 (6), pp. 215-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/175045891002000605
AuthorsEwart, L.
Abstract

This article evaluates whether avoidance of nitrous oxide in general anaesthesia can improve clinical outcomes in surgical patients by reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting, and
whether avoidance should become part of a routine clinical management strategy. Despite some controversy, the greatest strength of evidence suggests that avoidance of nitrous oxide may be justified as a pre-emptive perioperative strategy as part of a multimodal approach to postoperative nausea and vomiting, especially in those patients known to have a higher baseline risk.

KeywordsNitrous oxide; Laughing gas; Nausea; Vomiting; General anaesthesia
Year2010
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
Journal citation20 (6), pp. 215-218
PublisherSAGE
ISSN1467-1026
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/175045891002000605
Official URLhttps://doi.org/10.1177/175045891002000605
Publication dates
Online01 Jun 2010
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Deposited24 Nov 2022
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