Introduction: Nausea and vomiting are frequent multifactorial symptoms in oncological patients. These manifestations, mainly affecting the advanced disease stages, may lead to existential, psychological, and physical suffering, with a negative impact on the quality of life (QoL) of the individual and his family. The medical approach makes use of a wide range of drugs, with different antiemetic potency and various mechanisms of action, taking into account the etiology and the patient's response to the different therapeutic strategies. In recent years, in addition to pharmacological treatments, some endoscopic procedures have been integrated into clinical practice as promising palliative approaches. Case presentation: Herein, we describe and discuss a case of a 64-year-old female affected by advanced stage pancreatic adenocarcinoma, in which different techniques - both medical and endoscopic - have been used to approach a refractory symptomatology with a negative impact on the patient's QoL. In the context of a multidisciplinary approach in primary palliative care, a tailored intervention encompassing invasive methods for palliative purposes, may be considered adequate and appropriate when the prognostic expectation and the physical functionality indices allow it. Conclusion: Minimally invasive palliative interventions should be offered to patients with advanced cancer when symptoms become refractory to standard medical therapies, as part of the holistic approach in modern treatments. Therefore, the integration of an early palliative approach into the patient's therapeutic path becomes essential for the management of all the individual's needs.

Appropriateness of Mini-Invasive Approaches for Nausea and Vomiting Refractory to Medical Therapy in Palliative Care Setting: A Case Report / Casadio, Chiara; Tassinari, Elisa; Carloni, Riccardo; Rossi, Romina; Tenti, Maria Valentina; Fabbri, Laura; Maltoni, Marco. - In: CASE REPORTS IN ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 1662-6575. - ELETTRONICO. - 17:1(2024), pp. 270-276. [10.1159/000536218]

Appropriateness of Mini-Invasive Approaches for Nausea and Vomiting Refractory to Medical Therapy in Palliative Care Setting: A Case Report

Casadio, Chiara;Tassinari, Elisa
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Carloni, Riccardo;Rossi, Romina;Maltoni, Marco
2024

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Introduction: Nausea and vomiting are frequent multifactorial symptoms in oncological patients. These manifestations, mainly affecting the advanced disease stages, may lead to existential, psychological, and physical suffering, with a negative impact on the quality of life (QoL) of the individual and his family. The medical approach makes use of a wide range of drugs, with different antiemetic potency and various mechanisms of action, taking into account the etiology and the patient's response to the different therapeutic strategies. In recent years, in addition to pharmacological treatments, some endoscopic procedures have been integrated into clinical practice as promising palliative approaches. Case presentation: Herein, we describe and discuss a case of a 64-year-old female affected by advanced stage pancreatic adenocarcinoma, in which different techniques - both medical and endoscopic - have been used to approach a refractory symptomatology with a negative impact on the patient's QoL. In the context of a multidisciplinary approach in primary palliative care, a tailored intervention encompassing invasive methods for palliative purposes, may be considered adequate and appropriate when the prognostic expectation and the physical functionality indices allow it. Conclusion: Minimally invasive palliative interventions should be offered to patients with advanced cancer when symptoms become refractory to standard medical therapies, as part of the holistic approach in modern treatments. Therefore, the integration of an early palliative approach into the patient's therapeutic path becomes essential for the management of all the individual's needs.
2024
Appropriateness of Mini-Invasive Approaches for Nausea and Vomiting Refractory to Medical Therapy in Palliative Care Setting: A Case Report / Casadio, Chiara; Tassinari, Elisa; Carloni, Riccardo; Rossi, Romina; Tenti, Maria Valentina; Fabbri, Laura; Maltoni, Marco. - In: CASE REPORTS IN ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 1662-6575. - ELETTRONICO. - 17:1(2024), pp. 270-276. [10.1159/000536218]
Casadio, Chiara; Tassinari, Elisa; Carloni, Riccardo; Rossi, Romina; Tenti, Maria Valentina; Fabbri, Laura; Maltoni, Marco
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