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The most important cytotoxic drugs for the treatment of ovarian cancer, platinum compounds and paclitaxel, are known to induce neurotoxicity, which is dose limiting when higher paclitaxel doses are used or platinum-pretreated patients are treated. The absolute dose of paclitaxel per course has been demonstrated to be an important risk factor for the(More)
Evaluation of the relationship between parameters of serotonin (5-HT) metabolism and emesis in platinum-based chemotherapy. Female patients receiving chemotherapies containing either cisplatin (35 patients; 80 courses) or carboplatin (65 patients; 102 courses) were recruited. Recording of emesis and measurements of urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid(More)
This study evaluated the relationship between prechemotherapy cortisol and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) excretion and chemotherapy-induced emesis. The urinary excretion of cortisol and the serotonin metabolite 5-HIAA in the night before chemotherapy administration were measured in 28 and 49 female patients receiving > 300 mg m-2 carboplatin. Vomiting(More)
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