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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
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
Wendy Pritchett, Karen Kinsley
Fosaprepitant dimeglumine (Emend IV®) is an IV antiemetic that may be beneficial to patients receiving highly emetogenic regimens. Aprepitant (Emend®) is an oral medication that is administered for three consecutive days, whereas fosaprepitant is a single-dose IV medication that is administered on the day of chemotherapy for 20-30 minutes (depending on the IV access type). Fosaprepitant may be useful, yet it can also present a risk for hypersensitivity reactions and phlebitis. Oncology nurses must be aware of the signs and symptoms of these potential adverse events to properly care for their patients...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
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
Mansour Ansari, Pezhman Porouhan, Mohammad Mohammadianpanah, Shapour Omidvari, Ahmad Mosalaei, Niloofar Ahmadloo, Hamid Nasrollahi, Seyed Hasan Hamedi
Nausea and vomiting are among the most serious side effects of chemotherapy, in some cases leading to treatment interruption or chemotherapy dose reduction. Ginger has long been known as an antiemetic drug, used for conditions such as motion sickness, nausea-vomiting in pregnancy, and post-operation side effects. One hundred and fifty female patients with breast cancer entered this prospective study and were randomized to receive ginger (500 mg ginger powder, twice a day for 3 days) or placebo. One hundred and nineteen patients completed the study: 57 of them received ginger and 62 received ginger for the frst 3 chemotherapy cycles...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
William Encinosa, Amy J Davidoff
Importance: Antiemetics are used to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients with cancer. Newer antiemetic agents (serotonin and neurokinin-1 receptor antagonists) have increased efficacy but are expensive. The American Society of Clinical Oncology's first guideline in the 2013 Choosing Wisely (CW) campaign discouraged overuse of expensive antiemetics in patients with low risk of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. However, little is known about patterns or trends in antiemetic overuse or whether any change has occurred with the publication of the CW recommendations...
September 15, 2016: JAMA Oncology
John A Rudd, Man P Ngan, Zengbing Lu, Guy A Higgins, Claudio Giuliano, Emanuela Lovati, Claudio Pietra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chemotherapy-induced acute and delayed emesis involves the activation of multiple pathways, with 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT; serotonin) playing a major role in the initial response. Substance P tachykinin NK1 receptor antagonists can reduce emesis induced by disparate emetic challenges and therefore have a clinical utility as broad inhibitory anti-emetic drugs. In the present studies, we investigate the broad inhibitory anti-emetic profile of a relatively new NK1 receptor antagonist, netupitant, alone or in combination with the long acting 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, palonosetron, for a potential to reduce emesis in ferrets and shrews...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Gebra Cuyun Carter, Anna Kaltenboeck, Jasmina Ivanova, Astra M Liepa, Alexandra San Roman, Maria Koh, Narayan Rajan, Rebecca Cheng, Howard G Birnbaum, Jong Seok Kim, Yung-Jue Bang
Purpose: To understand patient treatment patterns, outcomes, and healthcare resource use in cases of metastatic and/or locally recurrent, unresectable gastric cancer (MGC) in South Korea. Materials and Methods: Thirty physicians reviewed charts of eligible patients to collect de-identified data. Patients must have received platinum/fluoropyrimidine first-line therapy followed by second-line therapy or best supportive care, had no other primary cancer, and not participated in a clinical trial following MGC diagnosis...
September 12, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
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
Ian Olver, Christina H Ruhlmann, Franziska Jahn, Lee Schwartzberg, Bernardo Rapoport, Cynthia N Rittenberg, Rebecca Clark-Snow
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to update the MASCC (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer) guidelines for controlling nausea and vomiting with chemotherapy of low or minimal emetic potential. METHODS: The antiemetic study group of MASCC met in Copenhagen in 2015 to review the MASCC antiemetic guidelines. A subgroup performed a systematic literature review on antiemetics for low emetogenic chemotherapy (LEC) and chemotherapy of minimal emetic potential and the chair presented the update recommendation to the whole group for discussion...
August 30, 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
Limin Gao, Jivin Joseph, Marcelle Santoro-Levy, Alan S Multz, Vladimir K Gotlieb
BACKGROUND: With the advances in cancer treatments, mortality rates in the United States have been consistently falling but they are accompanied by substantial increases in the cost of cancer care. Patient and prescription assistance programs (PPAPs) are offered by pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide free medications to medically indigent patients. To assist the Cancer Care Center (CCC) at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) with drug costs for chemotherapies, the pharmacy department uses a patient assistance program (PAP) to obtain medications from the drug companies at no cost...
July 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
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
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)
Kengo Umehara, Azusa Wakamoto, Tae Hatsuyama, Hideki Sato, Michiya Kobayashi, Akihisa Fujita, Kyuichiro Sekine
Palonosetron(Palo)is a second-generation 5-hydroxytryptamine 3 receptor antagonist(5-HT3RA)effective in suppressing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in both acute and delayed phases.Most studies have reported Palo as an effective antiemetic for cisplatin(CDDP)chemotherapy(≥50mg/m2)administered on an intermittent basis.To assess the antiemetic efficacy of Palo, we performed a retrospective study in 16 patients with lung cancer who received Palo with split-dose CDDP, ifosfamide, and irinotecan(CPT-11)triple combination(CIC)therapy at Sapporo Minami-Sanjo Hospital between October 2010 and January 2012...
August 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Karly P Garnock-Jones
Intravenous fosaprepitant dimeglumine (Emend(®) for injection, IVEmend(®); henceforth referred to as fosaprepitant) is a prodrug of and is rapidly converted to the antiemetic aprepitant, and is approved in several countries worldwide (as part of an antiemetic regimen) for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly and moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC and MEC). This narrative review discusses the pharmacological properties of intravenous fosaprepitant and its clinical efficacy and tolerability in the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with HEC and MEC...
September 2016: Drugs
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