No benefit of anti-emetics before oral contrast

In this small RCT of >100 patients undergoing abdominal CT, patientswere randomized to metoclopramide 10mg, ondansetron 4mg, or placebo. Time to contrast ingestion and frequency of vomiting were no different among the groups. This trial failed to prove any advantage of anti-emetic pre-treatment prior to oral contrast (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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