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Midori Nakagaki, Michael Barras, Cameron Curley, Jason P Butler, Glen A Kennedy
PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of olanzapine, palonosetron and ondansetron infusion (standard of care) for the treatment of breakthrough chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHOD: It was a randomized open-label prospective study. Sixty-two patients were randomized to receive either ondansetron 32-mg infusion over 24 h, or olanzapine wafer 10 mg once daily in addition to ondansetron 8 mg IV three times a day or a single dose of palonosetron 0...
October 13, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
R Navari
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a significant clinical issue which affects patients' quality of life as well as treatment decisions. Significant improvements in the control of CINV have occurred in the past 15 years with the introduction of new antiemetic agents: 5-HT3 receptor antagonists, tachykinin NK1 receptor antagonists and olanzapine. Aprepitant was the first NK1 receptor antagonist introduced (2003) for the prevention of CINV in combination with a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone...
August 2016: Drugs of Today
Lucksamon Thamlikitkul, Vichien Srimuninnimit, Charuwan Akewanlop, Suthinee Ithimakin, Sirisopa Techawathanawanna, Krittiya Korphaisarn, Jomjit Chantharasamee, Pongwut Danchaivijitr, Nopadol Soparattanapaisarn
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of ginger for reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in breast cancer patients receiving adriamycin and cyclophosphamide (AC) regimens. METHODS: We enrolled breast cancer patients receiving AC who experienced moderate to severe nausea or vomiting during the first chemotherapy cycle. Subjects were randomized to receive a 500-mg ginger capsule or placebo twice a day for 5 days starting on the first day of the second AC cycle and were switched to the other treatment in the third cycle...
October 6, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Deepti Ahuja, Sachidanand J Bharati, Nishkarsh Gupta, Ritesh Kumar, Sushma Bhatnagar
Radiation-induced nausea and vomiting (RINV) is one of the most distressing symptoms that adversely affects quality of life (QOL) as well as the ongoing management plan of cancer patients. Although there are protocols for management of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) but such guidelines are still lacking for RINV. Various agents like 5-hydroxy tryptophan 3 (5-HT3) antagonist, dexamethasone, metoclopramide and haloperidol are used in clinical practice for RINV but the results are not very encouraging...
August 23, 2016: Annals of Palliative Medicine
Masahide Matsuda, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Eiichi Ishikawa, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Shingo Takano, Akira Matsumura
Concomitant use of temozolomide (TMZ) and radiotherapy, which is the standard therapy for patients with high-grade glioma, involves a unique regimen with multiple-day, long-term administration. In a previous study, we showed not only higher incidence rates of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) during the overall study period, but also substantially higher incidence rates of moderate/severe nausea and particularly severe appetite suppression during the late phase of the treatment. Here, we prospectively evaluated the efficacy of a combination of palonosetron, aprepitant, and dexamethasone for CINV in patients treated with concomitant TMZ and radiotherapy...
September 23, 2016: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Fateme Sanaati, Safa Najafi, Zahra Kashaninia, Masoud Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) places a significant burden on the patient. Herbal agents are the most commonly complementary therapies used among the public. This study was done to determine the effect of ginger and chamomile capsules on nausea and vomiting in cases undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer (BC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind and clinical trial study, 65 women with BC undergoing chemotherapy were referred to Breast Cancer Research Center, Tehran, Iran, between May 2013 to June 2014...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Cheryl Vidall, Sangeeta Sharma, Bharat Amlani
This UK cohort analysis of a European survey evaluated the differences between health professionals and cancer patients regarding the perceived incidence, impact and drug management of chemotherapy/radiotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV/RINV). The UK healthcare system is unique in that it has dedicated oncology clinical nurse specialists. The analysis found that more patients experienced nausea following their most recent treatment cycle than vomiting. Health professionals overestimated the incidence of CINV/RINV but underestimated its impact on patients' daily lives, particularly in cases of mild and moderate nausea/vomiting...
September 8, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Yoshiharu Miyata, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Yumiko Inui, Yoshinori Imamura, Hideaki Goto, Yu Mizutani, Keiji Kurata, Seiji Kakiuchi, Yukinari Sanada, Yosuke Minami, Shinichiro Kawamoto, Katsuya Yamamoto, Mitsuhiro Ito, Ryo Tominaga, Hiroshi Gomyo, Ishikazu Mizuno, Tetsuhiko Nomura, Koichi Kitagawa, Takeshi Sugimoto, Tohru Murayama, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Hironobu Minami
To identify strategies for reducing emesis induced by the CHOP regimen, which includes high-dose steroids, we prospectively evaluated the efficacy of palonosetron in Japanese patients. Palonosetron was administered at a dose of 0.75 mg via intravenous injection over 30 min before chemotherapy on day 1. Patients kept diaries of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) incidence from the start of chemotherapy until 168 h afterwards, in which they documented the occurrence and severity of nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and the use of rescue medication...
September 9, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Sandip Mukhopadhyay, Gagandeep Kwatra, Pamela Alice K, Dinesh Badyal
PURPOSE: Even with the use of modern antiemetic drugs, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is still a cause of great distress to the patients. Olanzapine, primarily marketed as an antipsychotic, was found to reduce nausea and vomiting in some chemotherapy patients. But it was never tested in Indian population with a diverse genetic background. The present study aims to evaluate the role of olanzapine in CINV in patients receiving platinum-based chemotherapy. METHODS: The study was a randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded study on 100 chemotherapy-naïve consenting patients receiving any one from cisplatin, carboplatin or oxaliplatin...
September 3, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
L Lee Dupuis, Lillian Sung, Alexander Molassiotis, Andrea D Orsey, Wim Tissing, Marianne van de Wetering
PURPOSE: To update the 2009 recommendations for the prevention of acute chemotherapy-induced emesis in children. METHODS: We updated the original systematic literature search. Randomized studies were included in the evidence to support this guideline if they were primary studies fully published in full text in English or French; included only children less than 18 years old or, for mixed studies of adults and children, reported the pediatric results separately or the median or mean age was no more than 13 years; evaluated acute chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) prophylaxis; provided sufficient information to permit determination of the emetogenicity of the antineoplastic therapy administered or the study investigators stated the emetogenicity of the chemotherapy administered; included an implicit or explicit definition of complete acute CINV response; described the antiemetic regimen in full; and reported the complete acute CINV response rate as a proportion...
August 26, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Martin Chasen, Laszlo Urban, Ian Schnadig, Bernardo Rapoport, Dan Powers, Sujata Arora, Rudolph Navari, Lee Schwartzberg, Cesare Gridelli
PURPOSE: Addition of rolapitant to standard antiemetic therapy improved protection against chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in phase 3 trials of patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC) or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC). Here, we assessed the impact of CINV on the daily lives of patients receiving HEC or MEC using the Functional Living Index-Emesis (FLIE). METHODS: In three double-blind phase 3 studies, patients receiving HEC or MEC were randomized 1:1 to receive oral rolapitant 180 mg or placebo prior to chemotherapy plus 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone therapy...
August 24, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Zheng Song, Huaqing Wang, Huilai Zhang, Kuo Zhao, Man Zhang, Fang Yang
We performed a prospective study to investigate the efficacy and safety of triple therapy with aprepitant, ondansetron, and prednisone in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients receiving R-CEOP or CEOP chemotherapy regimen. All patients were randomly assigned to either an aprepitant regimen (aprepitant plus ondansetron and prednisone), or a control regimen (ondansetron and prednisone) treatment group. For the complete response, the aprepitant group was statistically superior to the control group in the overall study period (76...
August 22, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Syed Sameer Nasir, Lee S Schwartzberg
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) remains an important adverse effect of cancer therapy. The goal of CINV prophylaxis is to reduce the morbidity associated with nausea and vomiting, as well as to preserve quality of life, while maintaining the desired chemotherapy regimen. The US Food and Drug Administration has recently approved new therapies for prevention of CINV, including the neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist rolapitant and the fixed-dose combination of the second-generation 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 receptor antagonist palonosetron with the novel NK1 receptor antagonist netupitant...
August 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
Lingli Gu, Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are considered to be two of the most distressing side-effects of chemotherapy. They have a negative impact on a patient's quality of life and can influence the continuance of treatment. Owing to the lack of effective management of CINV, regular assessment and management of CINV is recommended for patients undergoing chemotherapy. AIMS/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this project was to integrate the available evidence on the assessment and management of CINV into practice, and implement strategies to improve compliance with evidence-based practice...
March 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Hyun Jin Song, Hyun-Ju Seo, Heejeong Son
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ramosetron for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) through a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: An electronic search of CENTRAL, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, KoreaMed, KISS, KMbase, and DBpia was performed. Published RCTs comparing ramosetron treatment and other 5-HT3RAs to prevent CINV were included, and studies reporting at least one clinical outcome about efficacy were included...
November 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Erin M Rock, Linda A Parker
Despite the advent of classic anti-emetics, chemotherapy-induced nausea is still problematic, with vomiting being somewhat better managed in the clinic. If post-treatment nausea and vomiting are not properly controlled, anticipatory nausea-a conditioned response to the contextual cues associated with illness-inducing chemotherapy-can develop. Once it develops, anticipatory nausea is refractive to current anti-emetics, highlighting the need for alternative treatment options. One of the first documented medicinal uses of Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC) was for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), and recent evidence is accumulating to suggest a role for the endocannabinoid system in modulating CINV...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Gaeun Kang, Ka-Rham Kim, Hyun-Jeong Shim, Jun-Eul Hwang, Woo-Kyun Bae, Ik-Joo Chung, Hee-Nam Kim, Jongtae Lee, Kyungmee Choi, Hee-Young Shin, Jong-Keun Kim, Seong-Wook Jeong, Sang-Hee Cho
AIM: Despite appropriate use of antiemetics including 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 (5-HT3 ) receptor antagonists, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is still an unsolved problem in patients with anticancer drugs. We examined whether the variants of ABCB1, CYP2D6 and HTR3B affect efficacy of ramosetron, a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist in a dose escalation clinical trial. METHODS: We conducted a clinical trial on patients who underwent FOLFOX combination chemotherapy...
August 4, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Weixia Zhong, Andrew J Picca, Albert S Lee, Nissar A Darmani
Cisplatin-like chemotherapeutics cause vomiting via calcium (Ca(2+))-dependent release of multiple neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, substance P, etc.) from the gastrointestinal enterochromaffin cells and/or the brainstem. Intracellular Ca(2+) signaling is triggered by activation of diverse emetic receptors (including tachykininergic NK1, serotonergic 5-HT3, dopaminergic D2, cholinergic M1, or histaminergic H1), whose activation in vomit-competent species can evoke emesis. Other emetogens such as cisplatin, rotavirus NSP4 protein and bacterial toxins can also induce intracellular Ca(2+) elevation...
July 26, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Hiroyoshi Takemoto, Junichi Nishimura, Takamichi Komori, Ho Min Kim, Hirofumi Ota, Rei Suzuki, Masakazu Ikenaga, Masataka Ikeda, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Taroh Satoh, Taishi Hata, Ichiro Takemasa, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuichirou Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: We previously reported in the SENRI trial on the usefulness of aprepitant for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in colorectal cancer patients receiving an oxaliplatin-based regimen which is classified as moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy. In the present subgroup analysis of the SENRI trial, we assessed the risk factors for CINV in colorectal cancer patients who received oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy. METHODS: Multivariate logistic regression models were used to assess the impact of aprepitant use and patient characteristics on vomiting and nausea...
July 27, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Devon K Check, Katherine E Reeder-Hayes, Leah L Zullig, Morris Weinberger, Ethan M Basch, Stacie B Dusetzina
PURPOSE: Racial minority cancer patients may experience underuse of antiemetic medications to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). In addition to its adverse implications for quality of life, antiemetic underuse may contribute to observed disparities in acute illness during chemotherapy. To understand the potential contribution of CINV prophylaxis to breast cancer disparities, we assessed racial variation in potent antiemetic use and post-chemotherapy utilization related to CINV and the relationship between the two...
July 27, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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