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Evid Based Nurs 9:80 doi:10.1136/ebn.9.3.80
  • Treatment

Review: ginger prevents 24 hour postoperative nausea and vomiting


 
 Q Is ginger (Zingiber officinale) better than placebo for preventing 24 hour postoperative nausea and vomiting?

METHODS

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Medline, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, CINAHL, Cochrane Central, HealthStar, Current Contents, bibliographies of relevant articles, pharmaceutical companies, authors, and experts in the field.

GraphicStudy selection and assessment:

published and unpublished randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the antiemetic effects of ⩾1 g of ginger with placebo for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting and included sufficient data to calculate the incidence of 24 hour postoperative nausea and vomiting or postoperative vomiting. 5 RCTs (n = 363) met the selection criteria (age range 31–46 y, primarily gynaecological surgery). All included …

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