Journal of Cancer Science and Research

Journal of Cancer Science and Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2576-1447

+44 1478 350008

Seyedeh Aghaghia Reza Tofighi BS

Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Besat oil and Gas hospital, Gachsaran, Iran

  • Research Article   
    The effect of Auriculotherapy in the Control of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Women with Breast Cancer
    Author(s): Mitra Reyhani and Seyedeh Aghaghia Reza Tofighi BS*

    Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most common and feared side effects of chemotherapy especially in breast cancer. Despite recent advances in pharmacologic antiemetic therapy, additional treatment for break- through CINV is needed. Auriculotherapy, is a safe alternative medicine procedure with minimal side effects; several ran- domized controlled clinical trials have suggested its efficacy in controlling this side effect. A recent randomized controlled clinical trial in Iran , demonstrated that Auriculotherapy, significantly reduced the proportion of patients experiencing acute stress and vomiting during IVF. That trial, however, did not show that Auriculotherapy, significantly alleviated acute chemotherapy-induced nausea or delayed CINV. The clinical relevance of these results were limited by the fact that they predated the use of aprepitant and that only .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2576-1447.22.7.524

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