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Hépato-Gastro & Oncologie Digestive

Management of chronic vomiting in adults Volume 24, issue 8, Octobre 2017

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CHU Rouen, hôpital Charles Nicolle, service de physiologie digestive, 1 rue de Germont, 76031 Rouen cedex, France
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  • Key words: vomissement, gastroparésie, vidange gastrique
  • DOI : 10.1684/hpg.2017.1509
  • Page(s) : 781-9
  • Published in: 2017

Chronic vomiting is a rare condition that may lead to impairment of the quality of life as well as the nutritional status. In the absence of obvious cause, patient should be screened for gastrointestinal motility disorders. Cyclic vomiting as well as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome should also be ruled out. Management of chronic vomiting involves antiemetics and prokinetics as a first line therapy. Gastric electrical stimulation in addition to nutritional support may be discussed in the most severe cases.