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Radiation induced nausea and vomiting
Petra Feyer, Franziska Jahn, Karin Jordan
European Journal of Pharmacology, Volume 722, 5 January 2014, Pages 165–171
Editors' comments: Dr. A. Snegovoy
Development of nausea and vomiting on the background radiation therapy, is a very painful feeling for the cancer patient, negatively affecting on the quality of life.
Unfortunately in approximately 50-80% of cancer patients during radiotherapy underestimates the severity of nausea and vomiting.
The article presents the current approaches to assessing the likelihood of nausea and vomiting on the background radiation therapy, as well as an overview of drugs allow for the effective prevention of emetic reactions.