Author(s): Lonie DS, Harper NJ
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Abstract Eighty-seven patients undergoing routine laparoscopy were divided randomly into two groups to study the effect of nitrous oxide anaesthesia on the incidence of postoperative vomiting. Patients in group A received nitrous oxide as part of their anaesthetic, while in group B nitrous oxide was omitted. Significantly fewer patients in group B vomited when compared with group A (17 percent and 49 percent respectively; p less than 0.005). We suggest that an anaesthetic technique which avoids nitrous oxide may be especially indicated in patients undergoing laparoscopy.
This article was published in Anaesthesia
and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research