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Reduction of Postoperative Pain, Nausea and Vomiting

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christoph K Hofer, Triemli Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 27, 2012
Last updated: October 30, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
Aim of this prospective study was to assess the quality of postoperative care in a postoperative anaesthesia care unit (PACU) using postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting as well as their reduction as quality markers. So far, only sparse data related to this topic are available and there are currently no established quality markers of a PACU service.

Post Operative Pain
Nausea and Vomiting

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Reduction of Postoperative Pain, Nausea and Vomiting

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Further study details as provided by Triemli Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting

Enrollment: 16309
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
postoperative patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients that have been transferred to the postanesthesia care unit postoperatively

Inclusion Criteria:

All patients that have been transferred to the postanesthesia care unit postoperatively

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01718132

Triemli City Hospital
Zurich, Switzerland, 8063
Sponsors and Collaborators
Triemli Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christoph K Hofer, Prof. Dr. med., Triemli Hospital Identifier: NCT01718132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AWR-2012-STZ
KEK-StV-Nr. 47/12 ( Other Identifier: ethic committee )
Study First Received: October 27, 2012
Last Updated: October 30, 2012

Keywords provided by Triemli Hospital:
Quality of the anaesthetic care in a PACU
reduction of postoperative pain
reduction of postoperative nausea and vomiting
quality markers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive processed this record on May 24, 2017