Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 834--840

Role of pre-emptive Huff's manoeuvre and acupressure in reducing the incidence of fentanyl induced cough; a risk factor for postoperative nausea vomiting in female patients: A prospective randomised controlled study


Parul Gupta, Parul Jindal, Nidhi Kumar 
 Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, SRHU, Swami Ram Nagar, Dehradun, Uttaranchal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Parul Jindal
Department of Anesthesiology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, SRHU, Swami Ram Nagar, Dehradun, Uttaranchal
India

Background and Aims: Fentanyl-induced cough is found to occur more often in females and it has been observed to be a risk factor for post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV). We studied the effect of pre-emptive Huff's manoeuvre and acupressure in reducing incidence of PONV in patients who had fentanyl-induced cough (FIC). Methods: This prospective, experimental and randomised study was conducted on 336 patients who were randomly divided into three groups. Group A (n = 112): acupressure was applied, Group B (n = 112): Huff's manoeuvre was performed and Group C (n = 112) was the control group. Thereafter the patients were given a rapid bolus of injection fentanyl at a dose of 2 μ/kg before induction of anaesthesia. Any episode of cough within 60 seconds of fentanyl administration was classified as FIC, and the severity was graded based on the number of coughs (mild 1 – 2, moderate 3 – 4, and severe 5 or more). The occurrence of PONV was recorded. Statistical analysis done using ANOVA test, Kruskal Wallis. Results: Incidence of FIC was 8%, 7.1%, and 25.9% in Acupressure, Huff's and control group respectively. The incidence of PONV was found to be higher in patients who had FIC rather than the patients who did not have FIC. Conclusion: We conclude that use of Acupressure and Huff's manoeuvre have been demonstrated to be efficacious in reducing FIC and also have an impact in reducing PONV.


How to cite this article:
Gupta P, Jindal P, Kumar N. Role of pre-emptive Huff's manoeuvre and acupressure in reducing the incidence of fentanyl induced cough; a risk factor for postoperative nausea vomiting in female patients: A prospective randomised controlled study.Indian J Anaesth 2019;63:834-840


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Gupta P, Jindal P, Kumar N. Role of pre-emptive Huff's manoeuvre and acupressure in reducing the incidence of fentanyl induced cough; a risk factor for postoperative nausea vomiting in female patients: A prospective randomised controlled study. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 18 ];63:834-840
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