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PC6 acupoint stimulation for the prevention of postcardiac surgery nausea and vomiting: A protocol for a two-group, parallel, superiority randomised clinical trial

Cooke, M; Rickard, Claire; Rapchuk, Ivan; Shekar, Kiran; Marshall, Andrea P.; Comans, Tracy; Doi, Suhail; McDonald, John; Spooner, Amy


Introduction: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are frequent but unwanted complications for patients following anaesthesia and cardiac surgery, affecting at least a third of patients, despite pharmacological treatment. The primary aim of the proposed research is to test the efficacy of PC6 acupoint stimulation versus placebo for reducing PONV in cardiac surgery patients. In conjunction with this we aim to develop an understanding of intervention fidelity and factors that support, or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006179
Access Rights: Open Access


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