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Q Is ginger (Zingiber officinale) better than placebo for preventing 24 hour postoperative nausea and vomiting?
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Study 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published and unpublished randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the antiemetic effects of ⩾1 g of ginger with placebo for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting and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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