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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104

Management of nausea and vomiting in cancer and cancer treatment


Division of Radiation Oncology, Advanced Center for Radiation Oncology and Smt Sarojben Jhaveri Center for Hyperthermic Oncology and Medicine, Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Ville Parle (West), Mumbai - 400 056, India

Date of Web Publication1-Aug-2008

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Nagraj G Huilgol
Division of Radiation Oncology, Advanced Center for Radiation Oncology and Smt Sarojben Jhaveri Center for Hyperthermic Oncology and Medicine, Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Ville Parle (West), Mumbai - 400 056
India
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How to cite this article:
Huilgol NG. Management of nausea and vomiting in cancer and cancer treatment. J Can Res Ther 2008;4:104

How to cite this URL:
Huilgol NG. Management of nausea and vomiting in cancer and cancer treatment. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Feb 23];4:104. Available from: http://www.cancerjournal.net/text.asp?2008/4/2/104/42264

Edited by Paul J. Hesketh

First Indian edition, 2007

Publisher - Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher (P) Ltd, New Delhi - 110 002, India

Vomiting, a physiological response of expulsion of incompatible food, can be a distressing and intractable response to potentially beneficial therapeutic measures like radiation and chemotherapy. Treatment options for control of vomiting have increased over the years. The mechanism of vomiting is better understood today than ever before.

The 'Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer and Cancer Treatment' is an excellent hand book to understand the pathophysiology of emesis as well as its pharmacotherapeutics. The book is a multi-author compilation. It starts with descriptions of strategies for the elimination of clinical problems and then moves on to discuss the pharmacology of antiemetics, and the methodological issues in assessing the drugs. The chapters on prognostication of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and radiation-induced emesis are very useful for practicing clinicians. Novel approaches with existing drugs and novel new agents like ginger and cannabis can interest clinicians with a penchant for innovation.

It is a monograph worth a place on your bookshelf.




 

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