Posts Tagged ‘vomiting’

Olanzapine for the Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Posted by • July 13th, 2016

Patients are fearful of nausea and vomiting during the course of cancer treatment, as it is an expected side effect of chemotherapy. Senior oncology physicians describe the early days of cancer treatment when large bowls lined the ward, positioned close to each patient. In the present age, we are still concerned about chemotherapy-induced nausea and… Read More…

Medicine in the Air – A Report on In-Flight Emergencies

Posted by • May 29th, 2013

On a recent flight back to Boston, the woman sitting next to me began to have a panic attack about half an hour before we landed. “Can’t deal with turbulence,” she whimpered, grasping my arm.   She closed her eyes and began to mumble a prayer. “It’ll be okay,” I said, trying to talk her down,… Read More…

Vomiting and Unresponsiveness

Posted by • April 20th, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 10-month-old girl was seen in the emergency department because of vomiting and episodes of unresponsiveness, which had begun suddenly 7 hours earlier. She gradually became somnolent. Vital signs, a physical examination, and brain imaging were normal. The immediate approach to a child who presents to… Read More…

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Posted by • October 15th, 2010

The latest article in our Clinical Practice series, “Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy,” comes from Jennifer R. Niebyl, M.D., from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. About 50% of women have nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy, and an additional 25% have nausea alone. The popular term “morning sickness” is a misnomer, as it often… Read More…