Use of a nicotine patch may reduce the incidence of PONV after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. No significant differences between the nicotine patch group and the smoking group in the incidence of PONV were seen in our study.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the invaluable assistance of Dr Horatiu Vasian, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the preparation of this manuscript and of Mrs Cosmina Bondor, Department of Medical Statistics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for the statistical analysis.Funding information
No sources of funding were used to assist in the preparation of this study.
Dr Daniela Ionescu, Clinica de Anestezie-Terapie Intensiva, str. Croitorilor 19-21, 400162 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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