Pharmacological and psychosomatic treatments for an elderly patient with severe nausea and vomiting in reaction to postoperative stress

Masako Otera, Takatsugu Machida, Tomomi Machida, Mai Abe, Masayoshi Ichie, Shin Fukudo

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Abstract

Here we present a case of successful treatment employing a mixed approach including pharmacological and psychosomatic treatments for a 72-year-old woman who experienced severe nausea and vomiting in reaction to postoperative stress from gastric cancer surgery. This case demonstrates that appropriate provision of psychosomatic treatments, including a psychotherapeutic session and autogenic training, enhances the efficacy of pharmacotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Gastric cancer
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Postoperative stress
  • Psychosomatic treatments
  • Psychotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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