Anticipatory nausea and vomiting

Matti S. Aapro, Alexandros Molasiotis, Ian Olver

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Abstract

Anticipatory nausea and vomiting (ANV) is not only a learned response but can occur without prior exposure to chemotherapy depending on patient emotional distress and expectations. The best method to avoid development or reinforcement of ANV is to avoid both vomiting and nausea from the first exposure to chemotherapy. If ANV develops, benzodiazepines have been documented to help in adult patients, and several psychological techniques are also of help, including systematic desensitization. The evidence on which these conclusions are based is reviewed in this article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anticipatory nausea and vomiting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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