Thursday, April 28, 2016

Q: Why it may help to know the history of motion sickness before any surgical procedure?

Answer: Postoperative nausea or vomiting, popularly known as PONV, is the most common complication in the recovery room. One of the risk factor of PONV is history of motion sickness. Other risk factors include younger age, female gender, absence of a history of smoking and type of surgery.

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