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This innovative, multidisciplinary book is for health professionals, teachers and students concerned with the care and study of those who suffer from nausea and/or vomiting. The book describes illnesses and other conditions in which nausea and/or vomiting may occur, including those which may have significance for differential diagnosis. Since nausea and vomiting are such common side effects of medical treatments and drugs, information about dangers and complications arising from nausea and vomiting themselves is also provided.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Part I Introducing Nausea & Vomiting .
Chapter 1 What are we about and for whom are we writing? Richard Blum.
Chapter 2 Caring about nausea and vomiting: an overview of irremediable suffering, Richard Blum.
Chapter 3 Nausea and vomiting matter: an overview, Richard Blum.
Part II Methodological and Related Conceptual Issues.
Chapter 4 Intended antiemetic drugs: the case for caring, caution, consumerism and reflection, Richard Blum with Kartharine Kent and Marcus Torrey.
Chapter 5 Consumers' corner and clinical trials: what does the consumer get to read? Richard Blum with Sarina Behara.
Chapter 6 Drugs to prevent and control nausea and vomiting: a survey of trial reports published since 1950, Andrew Herxheimer.
Chapter 7 Puzzles and possibilities confronted in experimental, neuro-endocrine/pharmacoanatomical work, Richard Blum.
Part III Expanding on the basics.
Chapter 8 Brain-enteric regions and messengers: the latest pictures in pictures, Richard Blum with Joe Hsu and Bella Shen.
Chapter 9 Neuropeptides and some neurotransmitters, Chad Hollingsworth.
Chapter 10 The economic impact of nausea and vomiting, Craig Thomas.
Part IV New Perspectives: theory.
Chapter 11 Pregnancy nausea and vomiting: empirical but enigmatic, Richard Blum with Jane Kim, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Deborah Merrill and PaNhia Moua.
Chapter 12 Pregnancy nausea and vomiting: some new explanatory hypotheses, Richard Blum with Beborah Merrill.
Chapter 13 Prenancy nausea and vomiting: further explorations in theory, Richard Blum.
Chapter 14 Evolutionary biology: a radical view, Richard Blum.
Part V The Practical Clinician: A Summary of hands on advice for clinical care.
Chapter 15 Allergy and immunology, Halsted Holman with Sarina Behara and Dana Karlsburg.
Chapter 16 Anesthesiology, W. LeRoy Heinrichs.
Chapter 17 Comforting, Anne Thrailkill.
Chapter 18 Complementary therapies, Anne Thrailkill with Kate Harding, Dana Karlsburg and Richard Blum.
Chapter 19 Emergency medicine/trauma/poisoning, William Hilty with Gary Tapin, Jeannie Chang and Denise O'Rourke.
Chapter 20 Endocrinology, Carlos Camargo with Sarina Behara and PaNhia Moua.
Chapter 21 Gastroenterology, Gary Gray with Nisha Acharya and Craig Thomas.
Chapter 22 General surgery, W.LeRoy Heinrichs with Nisha Acharya and Craig Thomas.
Chapter 23 Hematology, Joseph Alvarnas with Jeannie Chang.
Chapter 24 Infectious diseases, Peter O'Hanley with Kate Harding.
Chapter 25 Neurology, Stephen Peroutka with Nisha Acharya, Serina Behara and Joe Hsu.
Chapter 26 Obstetrics and gynecology, Paul Meyers with PaNhia Moua and W. LeRoy Heinrichs.
Chapter 27 Oncology, Nelson Teng with Daniel Kapp, Charmian Lewis and Bella Shen.
Chapter 28 Opthalmology, Thomas Tayeri with Sarah Nixon.
Chapter 29 Otolaryngology, Richard Goode with Joseph Welsh.
Chapter 30 Pediatrics including pediatric oncology, John Kerner with Charmian Lewis and Marcus Torrey.
Chapter 31 Psychiatry, Susan Downs with Charmian Lewis.
Chapter 32 Sports and space medicine, Gary Fanton with George Tapin III and Denise O'Riordan.
Part VI In Closing.
Chapter 33 Essay and assay, Richard Blum.
Chapter 34 On using the internet for knowledge acquisition, Richard Blum.
Glossary: acronyms and abbreviations.