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Controlling Emesis: Evolving Challenges, Novel Strategies


Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, and University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

Continued research over the past 25 years has led to steady progress in the management of nausea and vomiting among patients with cancer undergoing emetogenic chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery. This review of antiemetic therapy discusses the evolution and improvement in treatment options available, the identification of risk factors for acute and delayed nausea and vomiting, and the development of alternative drug delivery systems and their impact on patient compliance and convenience.

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