- Volume 17 Issue 8
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Efficacy of Ginger in Control of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Doxorubicin-Based Chemotherapy
- Ansari, Mansour (Breast Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Porouhan, Pezhman (Breast Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Mohammadianpanah, Mohammad (Colorectal Research Center) ;
- Omidvari, Shapour (Breast Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Mosalaei, Ahmad (Radiation Oncology, Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research) ;
- Ahmadloo, Niloofar (Breast Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Nasrollahi, Hamid (Breast Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Hamedi, Seyed Hasan (Breast Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)
- Published : 2016.08.01
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 first 3 chemotherapy cycles. Mean age in all patients was 48.6 (25-79) years. After 1st chemotherapy, mean nausea in the ginger and control arms were 1.36 (
Supported by : Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
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