Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Practical Guide

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Tong Joo Gan, Ashraf S. Habib
Cambridge University Press, Mar 29, 2016 - Medical
Postoperative nausea and vomiting is an increasingly common and distressing problem faced by patients undergoing anesthesia that negatively affects their recovery and wellbeing and can result in significant increases in healthcare costs. Effective treatment strategies and relevant, up-to-date guidance are essential to manage postoperative nausea and vomiting in the perioperative setting. This practical, concise guide to the subject offers information on the history and mechanisms of postoperative nausea and vomiting, assessing and identifying risk factors, providing appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options, and implementing successful management strategies to tackle this issue. As a uniquely comprehensive study of the topic that provides much more detail than a chapter in a general anaesthesia textbook, this is an invaluable resource for anesthetists and physicians managing patients post-surgery.


List of contributors
Mechanisms of nausea and vomiting
Risk factors and their impact on postoperative nausea
Patients experience and nursing perspective
Genomics and personalized medicine in postoperative
Pharmacology of serotonin antagonists
Tricia A Meyer and Russell K McAllister

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Tong Joo Gan, MD MHS FRCA, is Professor and Chairman in the Department of Anesthesiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA.

Ashraf S. Habib, MBBCh MSc MHSc FRCA, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Chief in the Division of Women's Anesthesia at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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