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Combining transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) with antiemetics is effective in reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). In a Chinese study, 62 female patients undergoing elective LSG were randomly assigned to receive either antiemetics (dexamethasone and tropisetron) alone or in combination with TEAS. In the TEAS group 41.9% experienced PONV within 48 hours after LSG, compared with 77.4% in the control group. The severity of PONV also differed significantly between groups. Only 16.1% in the TEAS group experienced clinically significant PONV, compared with 48% in the control group. In addition, fewer patients required antiemetic rescue medication in the TEAS group compared with the control group (29% versus 58.1%).

Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation Combined with Dexamethasone and Tropisetron Prevents Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Female Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial. Obes Surg. 2021 May;31(5):1912-1920.