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109 Nausea and Vomiting in Advanced Cancer — Use of an Assessment and Management Flowchart Improves Symptom Control
  1. SE Wenham,
  2. AK Hobson,
  3. SA Gomm and
  4. S Ingle
  1. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK

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Background

Nausea and vomiting are common, under-recognised symptoms in advanced cancer. Causes are numerous and multifactorial. Thorough assessment is essential for appropriate management and effective relief of symptoms.

Aim

To compare the effectiveness of assessment and management of nausea and vomiting in patients with advanced cancer by a hospital palliative care team before and after the introduction of a clinical flowchart. …

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