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Oncology. 1996 Jun;53 Suppl 1:86-91.

Cisplatin and emesis: aspects of treatment and a new trial for delayed emesis using oral dexamethasone plus ondansetron beginning at 16 hours after cisplatin.

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Ochsner Cancer Institute, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA.

Abstract

The marked progress in controlling emesis caused by cisplatin characterizes the current status of antiemetic treatment for all chemotherapy. Cisplatin has provided a model for antiemetic studies. Strategies for controlling cisplatin-induced emesis are at least as successful when applied to other chemotherapy and persistent problems such as delayed emesis and the emesis associated with consecutive-day chemotherapy are also similar to or less severe than those observed with cisplatin. The purpose of this report is twofold: first to outline briefly therapy for cisplatin-induced emesis as illustrated by several new studies, and, second, to report on a new trial that incorporates some different strategies in the control of delayed emesis after cisplatin.

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8692558
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