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Nausea and Vomiting 

Nausea and Vomiting
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Nausea and Vomiting
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Maureen Lynch

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0030
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date: 22 October 2019

This chapter provides an overview of the assessment and management of nausea and vomiting and data on their prevalence. The chapter reviews comprehensive symptom assessment that focuses on describing the patient’s experience and an understanding of the physiological pathways of vomiting and nausea, and common etiologies, including bowel obstruction. It concludes with a review of the evidence base for management strategies, including patient education, lifestyle changes, selected integrative therapies, and a review of the mechanisms of action of antiemetics.

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