Effect of induction with propofol-fentanyl and sevoflurane-fentanyl on postoperative nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic surgery: A comparative study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1201-1206
AbstractIntroduction: Post-operative nausea and vomiting is one of the very common complications after a surgery. Prevention of PONV in patients results in improved patient satisfaction and cost effective patient care.
Materials and methods: 50 patients were randomly divided into 2 groups, Group A were the patients who received Propofol- Fentanyl and group B, who received Sevoflurane – Fentanyl. Before surgery, the baseline conditions, such as the baseline pulse rate, blood pressure, SpO2 were taken. Injection glycopyrolate 0.2 mg/kg was given intramuscularly half hour prior to the surgery. 100% oxygenation was given to all the patients for 3 minutes. During Preinduction, all the patients were given 1-1.5 mcg/kg IV Fentanyl.
Results: In the Group A most of the patients had no nausea post-surgery, while 5 of them had mild nausea. However. Out of the patients in Group B, 32% each had mild or no symptoms, but 7 (28%) PONV Grade III, which was significantly higher. In group A, 48% of the patients who were either overweight or obese had no nausea, while 16% of them had mild nausea, 12% had Grade III PONV. Of the patients with normal BMI in Group A, only 1 (4%) had mild nausea, while all the others had no symptoms. In group B, 7 (28%) of the overweight and obese Patients had grade III nausea i.e. 1-2 Vomiting’s in 12 hours with nausea, while 2 (8%) had >3 vomiting in 12 hours with nausea. 6 (24%) each had mild nausea or no nausea.
Conclusion: Although the efficacy of both sevoflurane and Propofol is similar, Propofol is the more preferred drug due to the lesser amounts of cases of nausea and vomiting, thereby resulting in higher patient satisfaction.
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