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Nausea | Do Pharyngeal Packs During Orthognathic Surgery Reduce Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to determine whether pharyngeal packs can reduce nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - undergoing elective orthognathic surgery - age 18-50 year olds - signed informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - pregnant women - past history of oesophageal surgery, oesophageal varices or stricture, - patients who have received antiemetic medication in the 24 hours before surgery - emergency surgery - prior history of motion sickness and/or PONV, vertigo or migraine headaches

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Nausea

Vomiting

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Device:pharyngeal packFollowing endotracheal intubation, one saline soaked, gauze pharyngeal pack was inserted into the hypopharynx under direct vision using McGill's forceps. The packs were tied to the endotracheal tube and their placements were documented on the scrub nurse's count board.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

ControlFollowing endotracheal intubation, no pharyngeal pack was inserted into the hypopharynx.

pharyngeal packFollowing endotracheal intubation, one saline soaked, gauze pharyngeal pack was inserted into the hypopharynx under direct vision using McGill's forceps. The packs were tied to the endotracheal tube and their placements were documented on the scrub nurse's count board.

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: May 2014

Completed Date: May 2016

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional

Design:

Primary Outcome: the incidence and severity of any nausea, emetic episodes (retching or vomiting), or both (i.e., postoperative nausea and vomiting) during the first 24 postoperative hours.

Secondary Outcome: The incidence and severity of throat pain

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: xia zhang, MD

Lead Sponsor: China Medical University, China

Collaborator:

More information:https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02049619

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