The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Ginger to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery

    In a previous entry, the use of ginger to prevent motion sickness was discussed.

    Now, an article published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that the combined results from 5 randomized trials of more than 300 patients indicate that a fixed dose at least 1 gram of ginger is more effective than placebo for the prevention of nausea and vomiting following surgery.

    It’s a good start. Now, somebody should study the comparative efficacy and cost of ginger vs. 5-HT3-receptor antagonists such as dolasetron (Anzemet) or ondansetron (Zofran).

    7/17/06 00:19 JR

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