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Vol 9, No 1 (2013)
Review paper
Published online: 2013-04-02
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Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting — current management

Maciej Krzakowski
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(1):16-21.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2013)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2013-04-02

Abstract

Nausea and vomiting continue to be important side effects of anticancer chemotherapy. The introduction of new antiemetic agents (type 3 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonists and – more recently – neurokinin 1 receptor antagonists) has significantly improved chances to control chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in many patients. However, still some patients experience chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (delayed-phase symptoms being of particular significance). Among several reasons of unsatisfactory control, inadequate antiemetic management and guideline inconsistency appear to be important. The paper aims to present current antiemetic recommendations and confront them with clinical practice patterns in selected Polish oncology institutions participating in observational study.

Abstract

Nausea and vomiting continue to be important side effects of anticancer chemotherapy. The introduction of new antiemetic agents (type 3 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonists and – more recently – neurokinin 1 receptor antagonists) has significantly improved chances to control chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in many patients. However, still some patients experience chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (delayed-phase symptoms being of particular significance). Among several reasons of unsatisfactory control, inadequate antiemetic management and guideline inconsistency appear to be important. The paper aims to present current antiemetic recommendations and confront them with clinical practice patterns in selected Polish oncology institutions participating in observational study.

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Keywords

antiemetic management; chemotherapy; nausea and vomiting; Practice guidelines

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Title

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting — current management

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2013)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

16-21

Published online

2013-04-02

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(1):16-21.

Keywords

antiemetic management
chemotherapy
nausea and vomiting
Practice guidelines

Authors

Maciej Krzakowski

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