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Infusion-related reactions present a daily challenge to any provider involved in the administration of chemotherapy. These reactions range from mild to life-threatening and may significantly alter the planned course of therapy for patients with cancer.
Nausea and vomiting are common adverse effects of chemotherapy that continue to affect patients’ quality of life negatively, despite the use of prophylactic medications.
Few studies address the safe use of oral chemotherapy for hospitalized patients. Cascone and colleagues found that further scrutiny is needed for oral chemotherapy ordered within 24 hours of hospital admission or continued from the outpatient setting, noting that transitioning to the inpatient setting may be a critical point for the safe administration of oral chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most feared and detrimental adverse events for patients resulting from chemotherapy that can decrease the patient’s quality of life.
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