Intraoperative Multipoint Acupuncture for Reducing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in High-Risk Children: A Case Series

We present a case series of intraoperative multipoint acupuncture treatments for high-risk pediatric patients. Fourteen patients were included, and 19 treatments were provided. Twelve patients (85.7%) had previous PONV. Patients who received intraoperative acupunctur e reported no early phase PONV, and 3 patients (15.8%) reported late-phase PONV. One patient required postoperative antiemetics. Intraoperative multipoint acupuncture may be a safe and efficacious adjunct for PONV in high-risk pediatric patients.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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Source: NeuroReport - Category: Neurology Tags: Integrative Systems Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
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