Does Liberal IV Fluid Administration Decrease Post-Op Nausea and Vomiting in the Bariatric Surgery Patient? a Double Blinded, Randomized Trial

Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) represents a serious and vexing problem after bariatric surgery. We hypothesized that liberal administration of IV fluid administration may influence PONV.

50 patients were recruited from a bariatric surgery clinic in an academic hospital. Patients were randomized to two groups of intra-operative IV fluid administration: Group A received 15ml/kg while Group B received 40ml/kg. Outcomes measured included urine output, creatinine, and nausea scores by Visual Analogue Score. Observers were blinded to which IV fluid regimen was employed. Categorical and continuous variables were compared by Chi-Square and T- test respectively with P

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