Preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting: Prevention in context

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7565.448-a (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:448
  1. John B Carlisle, consultant anaesthetist (john.carlisle@nhs.net)
  1. Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7AA

    EDITOR—Metoclopramide is one of the drugs that we reviewed in our recent Cochrane meta-analysis.1 We also found that metoclopramide was effective. We found that, compared with placebo, the average relative risk for postoperative nausea and vomiting was 0.76 for all doses of metoclopramide, which compares to 0.89, 0.75, and 0.63 for 10 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg of metoclopramide in the study reported by Wallenborn et al.2 We would like to comment on the useful information that Wallenborn's study provides in this context.

    Wallenborn et al provided the most …

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