Using diazenam and atrovine before strabismus surgery to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting: a randomized, controlled study

Ozcan A., Gunes Y., Haciyakupoglu G.

JOURNAL OF AAPOS, cilt.7, ss.210-212, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s1091-8531(03)00016-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.210-212


Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of diazepam and atropine sulfate premedication in preventing nausea and vomiting after strabismus surgery under general anesthesia. Methods: Fifty children age 4 to 15 years who underwent strabismus surgery at Cukurova University Medical Faculty, Department of Ophthalmology, from February 2000 to June 2000 were randomized into 2 groups: 25 children in the control group did not receive premedication, whereas 25 children in the treatment group received premedication with 0.15 mg/kg diazepam and 0.015 mg/kg atropine sulfate. Occurrence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) was recorded. Results: The incidence of PONV was lower in the premedicated group (P < .018, chi(2) test). Conclusions: It is concluded that diazepam and atropine sulfate premedication decreases nausea and vomiting after strabismus surgery.