Journal article

Prophylaxis of postoperative vomiting in children undergoing tonsillectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

CM Bolton, PS Myles, T Nolan, JA Sterne

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

Postoperative vomiting (POV) remains one of the commonest causes of significant morbidity after tonsillectomy in children. A variety of prophylactic anti-emetic interventions have been reported, but there has only been a limited systematic review in this patient group. A systematic search was performed by using Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, MEDLINE and EMBASE to identify double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of prophylactic anti-emetic interventions in children undergoing tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy. The outcome of interest was POV in the first 24 h. Summary estimates of the effect of each prophylactic anti-emetic strategy were derived using fixed effect..

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