Evaluation of Oral Ginger Efficacy against Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Randomized, Double - Blinded Clinical Trial

Montazeri, Akram Sadat and Hamidzadeh, Azam and Raei, Mehdi and Mohammadiun, Malihe and Montazeri, Azam Sadat and Mirshahi, Reza and Rohani, Hosein (2013) Evaluation of Oral Ginger Efficacy against Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Randomized, Double - Blinded Clinical Trial. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 15 (12). ISSN 2074-1804

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Abstract

Background: Postoperative nausea and vomiting is one of the most common side effects associated with surgical procedures. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of ginger on intensity of nausea and vomiting after surgical procedures. Patients and Methods: This study was a randomized, double blinded, clinical trial. 160 eligible patients were randomly assigned into experimental or placebo groups. The experimental group received 4 capsules containing 250 mg ginger and placebo group received 4 placebo capsules 1 hour before surgery. The severity of nausea and vomiting was measured at 2, 4, 6 hours post operation using visual analogue scale and a structured questionnaire. The data were analyzed by independent t - test, Mann-Whitney U test, chi –square and GEE using SPSS 16 and STATA version 11. Results: Mean nausea score at 2 hours post operation was significantly lower in the experimental group (P = 0.04). Mean nausea score at 4 and 6 hours post operation was lower in the experimental group; however, there was no significant difference between the groups at any time post operation. The frequencies of nausea in the experimental group at 2 and 6 hours post operation were lower than that in the placebo group, however, at 2 hours post operation, it was borderline significant (P = 0.05) There was no significant differences between two group in the intensity of vomiting at any time. Conclusions: Use of ginger was effective at decreasing postoperative nausea. Ginger could be used as a safe antiemetic drug at post operation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 06:49
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 06:49
URI: http://eprints.gmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/198

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