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The discriminating power of a risk score for postoperative vomiting in adults undergoing various types of surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9605364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Recently, we have demonstrated that the probability of postoperative vomiting (PV) following ENT surgery with inhalational anaesthetics can be predicted using a risk score. This score is based on gender, age, smoking status, history of motion sickness or postoperative nausea and vomiting and the duration of anaesthesia. Therefore, it is of interest whether this score is also accurate in predicting PV in patients undergoing different types of surgery. METHODS: Inpatients scheduled for bone, vascular, general or eye surgery were included in a prospective survey for PV over 24 h. Data of 1091 patients were analyzed, of which 542 were used for the validation of the previously constructed risk score (Score I). The data of the remaining 549 patients were used to evaluate the risk factors that contribute to PV in this setting and to develop a new score (Score II). The discriminating power of both scores to predict PV was tested in the validation set (n=542) and compared by calculating the area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. RESULTS: The area under the ROC curve of Score I was 0.77 (SD 0.024). Risk factors for PV in the evaluation set were female gender, young age, history of motion sickness or postoperative nausea and vomiting and the type of surgery. The area under the curve of Score II was 0.75 (SD 0.026) and was not significantly different from Score I (P=0.57). CONCLUSION: Score I was accurate in predicting PV in patients after most types of surgery with volatile anaesthetics, which suggests that this score might be useful for other centres as well.
C C Apfel; C A Greim; I Haubitz; D Grundt; C Goepfert; P Sefrin; N Roewer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-23     Completed Date:  1998-07-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  502-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Wuerzburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anesthesia, General
Anesthetics, Inhalation / adverse effects
Area Under Curve
Discriminant Analysis
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Middle Aged
Motion Sickness / complications
Nausea / complications
Postoperative Complications*
Prospective Studies
ROC Curve
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Time Factors
Vomiting / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Inhalation
Comment In:
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 1998 May;42(5):493-4   [PMID:  9605362 ]

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