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The effect of nasogastric tube application during cardiac surgery on postoperative nausea and vomiting-a randomized trial.
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PMID:  20427207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are significant morbidities following cardiac surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine if application of a nasogastric (NG) tube during cardiac surgery can reduce the prevalence of postoperative PONV.
DESIGN: This study was a prospective randomized controlled trial.
SETTING: University tertiary referral center.
PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred two patients undergoing elective cardiac procedures.
INTERVENTIONS: Patients were prospectively enrolled and randomized to either receive or not receive an NG tube after induction of anesthesia. Standard anesthetic technique and postoperative care were employed in all patients. Preoperative demographic data, pain score, nausea score and incidence of vomiting were recorded early (0-8 hours) and late (8-16 hours) following extubation. Antiemetic and analgesic medications were compared between the 2 groups.
MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: One hundred three patients were randomized to no an NG tube (controls) and 99 received an NG tube as part of their perioperative management. Demographic data and surgical characteristics were similar between the 2 groups. However, the control group had more smokers. Incidence and severity of nausea, pain scores, and analgesic requirements were similar between the 2 groups. Prevalence of vomiting was more frequent in the control group (24%) than in the NG tube group (10%, p = 0.007), and was more frequent in patients who underwent valve and redo procedures.
CONCLUSIONS: Use of an NG tube during cardiac surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative vomiting.
Ronit Lavi; Rita Katznelson; Davy Cheng; Leonid Minkovich; Andy Klein; Jo Carroll; Jacek Karski; George Djaiani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1532-8422     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110208     Medline TA:  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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