Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

People with Pain Management are asked to participate in a research study being conducted by Montefiore Medical Center.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are a male or female at least 18 years of age
  • Are planned to undergo elective surgery under general inhalation anesthesia
  • Have ≥3 of the following risks factors
    • Have a history of PONV and/or motion sickness
    • Are a nonsmoker for the year prior
    • Are female at birth
    • Are considered likely to require opioid analgesia postoperatively

You may NOT participate in this study if you:

  • Have received anti-cancer chemotherapy within 4 weeks
  • Are scheduled to undergo transplant surgery, cranial surgery, cardiac surgery, or any


  • Have received aprepitant, fosaprepitant, or netupitant within 2 weeks

prior to the planned surgery date

  • Have received treatment for vestibular disease
  • Have clinically significant congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, or congenital long

QT syndrome

  • Have concurrent or expected use of apomorphine
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Contact Information
Celina Joco, Study Coordinator
Phone: (718) 920-7178