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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 overviewof 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 withKartharine Kent and Marcus Torrey.
Chapter 5 Consumers' corner and clinical trials: whatdoes the consumer get to read? Richard Blum with SarinaBehara.
Chapter 6 Drugs to prevent and control nausea andvomiting: a survey of trial reports published since 1950, AndrewHerxheimer.
Chapter 7 Puzzles and possibilities confronted inexperimental, neuro-endocrine/pharmacoanatomical work, RichardBlum.
Part III Expanding on the basics.
Chapter 8 Brain-enteric regions and messengers: thelatest pictures in pictures, Richard Blum with Joe Hsu and BellaShen.
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 butenigmatic, Richard Blum with Jane Kim, Ann Scheck McAlearney,Deborah Merrill and PaNhia Moua.
Chapter 12 Pregnancy nausea and vomiting: some newexplanatory hypotheses, Richard Blum with BeborahMerrill.
Chapter 13 Prenancy nausea and vomiting: furtherexplorations in theory, Richard Blum.
Chapter 14 Evolutionary biology: a radical view,Richard Blum.
Part V The Practical Clinician: A Summary of hands on advicefor clinical care.
Chapter 15 Allergy and immunology, Halsted Holman withSarina Behara and Dana Karlsburg.
Chapter 16 Anesthesiology, W. LeRoy Heinrichs.
Chapter 17 Comforting, Anne Thrailkill.
Chapter 18 Complementary therapies, Anne Thrailkillwith Kate Harding, Dana Karlsburg and Richard Blum.
Chapter 19 Emergency medicine/trauma/poisoning,William Hilty with Gary Tapin, Jeannie Chang and DeniseO'Rourke.
Chapter 20 Endocrinology, Carlos Camargo with SarinaBehara and PaNhia Moua.
Chapter 21 Gastroenterology, Gary Gray with NishaAcharya and Craig Thomas.
Chapter 22 General surgery, W.LeRoy Heinrichs withNisha Acharya and Craig Thomas.
Chapter 23 Hematology, Joseph Alvarnas with JeannieChang.
Chapter 24 Infectious diseases, Peter O'Hanley with KateHarding.
Chapter 25 Neurology, Stephen Peroutka with NishaAcharya, Serina Behara and Joe Hsu.
Chapter 26 Obstetrics and gynecology, Paul Meyers withPaNhia Moua and W. LeRoy Heinrichs.
Chapter 27 Oncology, Nelson Teng with Daniel Kapp,Charmian Lewis and Bella Shen.
Chapter 28 Opthalmology, Thomas Tayeri with SarahNixon.
Chapter 29 Otolaryngology, Richard Goode with JosephWelsh.
Chapter 30 Pediatrics including pediatric oncology,John Kerner with Charmian Lewis and Marcus Torrey.
Chapter 31 Psychiatry, Susan Downs with CharmianLewis.
Chapter 32 Sports and space medicine, Gary Fanton withGeorge Tapin III and Denise O'Riordan.
Part VI In Closing.
Chapter 33 Essay and assay, Richard Blum.
Chapter 34 On using the internet for knowledgeacquisition, Richard Blum.
Glossary: acronyms and abbreviations.