Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces the incidence of vomiting after hysterectomy

A. Fassoulaki, K. Papilas, Konstantinos D. Sarantopoulos, M. Zotou

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The possible postoperative antiemetic effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the P6 point (on the Pericardium Channel of Hand-Jueyin) was evaluated in 103 women undergoing hysterectomy. TENS on the P6 point was applied 30-45 min before induction of anesthesia in 51 patients and continued for 6 h postoperatively. The control group, 52 patients, was treated exactly in the same way but with the electrical stimulator turned off. Incidence of vomiting was assessed blindly 2 h, 4 h, 6 h, and 8 h postoperatively. The incidence of vomiting postoperatively was significantly less in the TENS-treated group when compared with the control group (between 0 h and 2 h: 23% vs 43%, P < 0.05; between 2 h and 4 h: 27% vs 50%, P < 0.025; and between 4 h and 6 h: 31% vs 67%, P < 0.001, respectively). Six hours postoperatively TENS was discontinued, and 8 h postoperatively the two groups did not differ significantly for incidence of vomiting (between 6 h and 8 h: 51% vs 65%). The authors conclude that TENS reduces the incidence of vomiting after hysterectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1012-1014
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume76
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation
Hysterectomy
Vomiting
Incidence
Control Groups
Antiemetics
Pericardium
Anesthesia
Hand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Cite this

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces the incidence of vomiting after hysterectomy. / Fassoulaki, A.; Papilas, K.; Sarantopoulos, Konstantinos D.; Zotou, M.

In: Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 76, No. 5, 01.01.1993, p. 1012-1014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{88e4b17732a14e05ba9ac3535ff0061a,
title = "Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces the incidence of vomiting after hysterectomy",
abstract = "The possible postoperative antiemetic effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the P6 point (on the Pericardium Channel of Hand-Jueyin) was evaluated in 103 women undergoing hysterectomy. TENS on the P6 point was applied 30-45 min before induction of anesthesia in 51 patients and continued for 6 h postoperatively. The control group, 52 patients, was treated exactly in the same way but with the electrical stimulator turned off. Incidence of vomiting was assessed blindly 2 h, 4 h, 6 h, and 8 h postoperatively. The incidence of vomiting postoperatively was significantly less in the TENS-treated group when compared with the control group (between 0 h and 2 h: 23{\%} vs 43{\%}, P < 0.05; between 2 h and 4 h: 27{\%} vs 50{\%}, P < 0.025; and between 4 h and 6 h: 31{\%} vs 67{\%}, P < 0.001, respectively). Six hours postoperatively TENS was discontinued, and 8 h postoperatively the two groups did not differ significantly for incidence of vomiting (between 6 h and 8 h: 51{\%} vs 65{\%}). The authors conclude that TENS reduces the incidence of vomiting after hysterectomy.",
author = "A. Fassoulaki and K. Papilas and Sarantopoulos, {Konstantinos D.} and M. Zotou",
year = "1993",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "76",
pages = "1012--1014",
journal = "Anesthesia and Analgesia",
issn = "0003-2999",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation reduces the incidence of vomiting after hysterectomy

AU - Fassoulaki, A.

AU - Papilas, K.

AU - Sarantopoulos, Konstantinos D.

AU - Zotou, M.

PY - 1993/1/1

Y1 - 1993/1/1

N2 - The possible postoperative antiemetic effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the P6 point (on the Pericardium Channel of Hand-Jueyin) was evaluated in 103 women undergoing hysterectomy. TENS on the P6 point was applied 30-45 min before induction of anesthesia in 51 patients and continued for 6 h postoperatively. The control group, 52 patients, was treated exactly in the same way but with the electrical stimulator turned off. Incidence of vomiting was assessed blindly 2 h, 4 h, 6 h, and 8 h postoperatively. The incidence of vomiting postoperatively was significantly less in the TENS-treated group when compared with the control group (between 0 h and 2 h: 23% vs 43%, P < 0.05; between 2 h and 4 h: 27% vs 50%, P < 0.025; and between 4 h and 6 h: 31% vs 67%, P < 0.001, respectively). Six hours postoperatively TENS was discontinued, and 8 h postoperatively the two groups did not differ significantly for incidence of vomiting (between 6 h and 8 h: 51% vs 65%). The authors conclude that TENS reduces the incidence of vomiting after hysterectomy.

AB - The possible postoperative antiemetic effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the P6 point (on the Pericardium Channel of Hand-Jueyin) was evaluated in 103 women undergoing hysterectomy. TENS on the P6 point was applied 30-45 min before induction of anesthesia in 51 patients and continued for 6 h postoperatively. The control group, 52 patients, was treated exactly in the same way but with the electrical stimulator turned off. Incidence of vomiting was assessed blindly 2 h, 4 h, 6 h, and 8 h postoperatively. The incidence of vomiting postoperatively was significantly less in the TENS-treated group when compared with the control group (between 0 h and 2 h: 23% vs 43%, P < 0.05; between 2 h and 4 h: 27% vs 50%, P < 0.025; and between 4 h and 6 h: 31% vs 67%, P < 0.001, respectively). Six hours postoperatively TENS was discontinued, and 8 h postoperatively the two groups did not differ significantly for incidence of vomiting (between 6 h and 8 h: 51% vs 65%). The authors conclude that TENS reduces the incidence of vomiting after hysterectomy.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027223381&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027223381&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 8484499

AN - SCOPUS:0027223381

VL - 76

SP - 1012

EP - 1014

JO - Anesthesia and Analgesia

JF - Anesthesia and Analgesia

SN - 0003-2999

IS - 5

ER -