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Patterns of antiemetic prophylaxis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in China

  
@article{CJCR9635,
	author = {Xianglong Zong and Jie Zhang and Xin Ji and Jie Gao and Jiafu Ji},
	title = {Patterns of antiemetic prophylaxis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in China},
	journal = {Chinese Journal of Cancer Research},
	volume = {0},
	number = {0},
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Few studies have attempted to evaluate the use of antiemetic therapy for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) at a national level in China or to assess how treatment regimens adhere to current guidelines. 
Methods: We searched the China Health Insurance Research Association (CHIRA) Database to identify patients with cancer who were ≥18 years old and received either moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC and HEC, respectively) between 2008 and 2012. Patients’ characteristics as well as usage of specific antiemetic regimens were analyzed using descriptive statistics. 
Results: Of the 14,548 patients included in the study, 6,477 received HEC while 8,071 were treated with MEC. Approximately 89.9% used antiemetics prophylactically to prevent acute CINV and 71.5% for delayed CINV while 9.0% were prescribed antiemetics as rescue therapy. A significantly lower proportion of patients treated with HEC received prophylactic antiemetic therapy for delayed CINV as compared to those treated with MEC (59.4% vs. 81.3%; P},
	issn = {1993-0631},	url = {http://cjcr.amegroups.com/article/view/9635}
}