Friday, July 12, 2019

PONV gender

Q: Which gender is more prone to develop postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)? (select one)

A) Male
B) Female

Answer: B

A meta-analysis of 22 studies comprising of 95,000 patients found that postpubertal female has an odds ratio [OR] of 2.57 to develop PONV.




1. Apfel CC, Heidrich FM, Jukar-Rao S, et al. Evidence-based analysis of risk factors for postoperative nausea and vomiting. Br J Anaesth 2012; 109:742. 

2. Sinclair DR, Chung F, Mezei G. Can postoperative nausea and vomiting be predicted? Anesthesiology 1999; 91:109. 

3. Eberhart LH, Morin AM, Guber D, et al. Applicability of risk scores for postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults to paediatric patients. Br J Anaesth 2004; 93:386. 

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