Physiological and pharmacological differences exist between men and women. Women wake faster than men following general anaesthesia. Women also differ from men in their postoperative recovery as reflected by differences in postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting and overall quality of recovery. These gender differences seem to be more pronounced in premenopausal women, suggesting hormonal mechanisms are a major contributing factor.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Anaesthesia and intensive care|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|