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04 July 2011

Nausea after an operation may be hereditary

Nausea and vomiting after waking from general anesthesia may be hereditary, a new study says.

Nausea and vomiting after waking from general anaesthesia may be hereditary, a new study says.

"We hope identification of the SNP will help better predict which patients are more susceptible to PONV and enable anaesthesiologists to take appropriate precautions before those patients receive anaesthesia," lead author Dr Piotr K. Janicki said in a news release from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

 
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