Minerva Anestesiol ; 74 11 :Nov. Thirty-three underwent ear, nose, and throat ENT procedures and twenty-five underwent gynaecological procedures.
A magnet patch M or a placebo patch P was applied to patients in each group randomly. The patch was applied 15 min before surgery to P6 a point situated above the wrist, on the medial aspect of the arm between the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radicis REF point.
Anaesthesia was standardized for all patients. Primary study endpoints included PONV scores and number of rescue antiemetic administrations.
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Secondary endpoints included pain scores, percentage of patients who required rescue analgesics and satisfaction scores. Study variables were measured on arrival in the PACU and 8, 16 and 24 h after surgery.
In addition, magnet-treated patients had similar pain and PONV scores, and a similar percentage of patients in each groups received postoperative rescue analgesics. Finally, there was no difference in the number of rescue antiemetic administrations between the two groups.