Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer and Cancer Treatment

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Paul J. Hesketh
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005 - Medical - 256 pages
From a patient's standpoint, nausea and vomiting constitute two of the most feared adverse effects of cancer therapy. Over the past fifteen years, substantial progress has been made in developing more effective and better-tolerated therapies to prevent treatment-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the extent of this problem, the types of nausea and vomiting arising from cancer treatment, a review of pathophysiologic mechanisms and predictive factors and options available for treatment strategies. Despite dramatic therapeutic gains in this area, a substantial minority of patients continues to have inadequately controlled treatment-induced nausea and vomiting. The book introduces readers to promising new antiemetic agents and provides a glimpse into the most promising research avenues of the future. For any cancer professional interested in minimizing treatment-induced complications for their patients, this book provides the most up-to-date overview of the topic currently available.

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T Mechanisms of Acute Delayed and Anticipatory Emesis
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Tl Methodological Issues in the Assessment
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Study Design
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