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Comment & Response
Sept/Oct 2015

Factors Contributing to Recovery From Anesthesia and Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Author Affiliations
  • 1Drug Applied Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • 2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015;17(5):385. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2015.1022

To the Editor Anesthesia- and surgery-related independent predictors of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) have been well highlighted by Jones and LaFerriere.1 Nevertheless, some major patient-related independent predictors seem to have been overlooked in their study. Factors contributing to the PONV include, but are not limited to, female sex, not smoking, history of PONV, motion sickness, or migraine, younger age, and duration of anesthesia.2

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