Association of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Incidence With Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio in Ambulatory Maxillofacial Surgery


ARPACI A. H. , IŞIK B., Ilhan E., ERDEM E.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.75, no.7, pp.1367-1371, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Purpose: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) constitutes an important factor in ambulatory surgery. The mechanisms of the antiemetic action of potent anti-inflammatory corticosteroids, which are used extensively for the treatment of PONV, as well as the association between PONV and inflammation, have not been investigated sufficiently. We aimed to establish the association between the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and postoperative antiemetic administration, as well as to investigate whether the NLR would be a biomarker for PONV.