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A different Approach to Managing Post-op Nausea and Vomiting in Bariatric Surgery

Physician's Weekly reported on a study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013, which showed that patients undergoing general anesthesia for bariatric surgery can experience PONV for up to 48 hours. This complication can put fresh incisions at risk for rupture and decrease patient satisfaction. The addition of oral aprepitant to the standard ondansetron for antiemetic prophylaxis may help reduce PONV in these patients, according to the study. Read the article here.
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