Navigation Links
Precautious Measure Help Tolerate Nausea In Patients

Researchers at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues finds it’s better to inform the patients who undergo difficult medical procedures //about the dizzy feel of nausea previously.

‘A person’s expectations can strongly affect how they respond to adversity – both subjectively and physiologically,’ said lead author Max E. Levine, Ph.D. ‘Being prepared for difficulty can benefit people greatly.’

The study, designed to determine how expectations affect symptoms of nausea and motion sickness, found that participants who were led to expect considerable nausea actually fared better than those who weren’t. The results are reported in the current issue of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Participants were 75 healthy college students who were assigned to one of three groups. All groups were given placebo, or ‘dummy’ pills. One group was led to believe that the pill would protect them against the development of nausea and motion sickness. A second group was told that the pills would make their nausea worse. And, a third group was told that the pills were placebos and would have no effect whatsoever.

Participants sat on a stool inside a drum marked with vertical stripes – viewing the drum’s rotation induced the illusion of self-motion. The drum was rotated at a constant speed for 16 minutes, unless participants asked that it be stopped early.

While the drum was rotating, an intercom system was used to ask participants about symptoms of nausea and motion sickness, including warmth, dizziness and drowsiness. Based on the reported severity of symptoms, a score was calculated for each participant. In addition, three electrodes placed on the surface of their abdomens detected the presence of any of the abnormal stomach activity that typically accompanies nausea.

The nausea scores of the ‘placebo-control group,’ those participants who were told the pills would have no effect, were about 2.5 times higher than t he group that was warned the experience would be particularly unpleasant. In addition, the abnormal stomach activity that typically accompanies nausea was 30 percent higher in the control group.

‘Surprisingly, symptoms of nausea and motion sickness were least severe among participants told their experience would be made more unpleasant by the drug,’ said Levine, an assistant professor of gastroenterology.

The authors hypothesize that once the drum began to rotate, the group that was told they should anticipate a sickening experience may have experienced something far more innocuous than they had expected.

‘Those who unnecessarily braced themselves for a torturous ordeal may have been calmed or relaxed by what they experienced,’ wrote the authors.

Levine said the findings have implications for patients who experience nausea as part of an illness or treatment.

‘Being prepared to experience a negative reaction to the drum was associated with less nausea and more normal stomach activity, suggesting that how patients are prepared for potentially adverse events can meaningfully affect their responses to them,’ he said. ‘If patients are informed about what they will likely be going through over the course of an illness or treatment, it may influence their ability to cope with the symptoms once they develop.’

Levine said that if further research can demonstrate that expectations regarding the development of nausea can control the unpleasantness of the symptoms that develop, there could be profound implications for the treatment of people whose illness or treatment involves nausea.

Co-researchers were Robert M. Stern, Ph.D., with the Pennsylvania State University, and Kenneth L. Koch, M.D., with Wake Forest.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,282 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report.
br> (Source: Newswise)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Poor Preventive Measures Taken By Diabetics
2. Study On Self Measurement Of Blood Pressure
3. Diabetics Should Adopt Better Preventive Measures
4. Experts Recommend Preventive Measures For Avian Flu To Begin From Farms
5. Bird Flu: Orissa Initiates Protective Measures
6. Germany Institutes Tough Measures To Tackle Bird Flu
7. LDH Measurement Can Predict Outlook Of Patients With SCD
8. Protection Measures against Elder Abuse
9. Pakistan Enforces Strict Bird Flu Measures, Poultry Import Banned
10. Novel Metal Detector To Measure Zinc Level In Humans
11. Absorption Of Carbon Nanotube Measured In Worms Revolutionize Cancer Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: