Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Cyclic Vomiting

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a condition characterized by recurrent episodes of severe nausea and vomiting. Episodes can last for hours or days. Each episode is usually similar to previous ones. Other symptoms may include physical exhaustion, pale skin, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, and/or fever. CVS can begin at any age but is most often diagnosed in children around 5 years of age. The underlying cause of CVS is not known, but children who suffer from migraines are more likely to develop CVS. Treatment aims to control symptoms and may include anti-nausea drugs, sedatives, medications that suppress stomach acid, and/or antidepressants.
 

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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association

CVSA will raise awareness, provide education and support to those affected by CVS and advocate for research about nausea and vomiting.

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association

CVSA will raise awareness, provide education and support to those affected by CVS and advocate for research about nausea and vomiting.

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Last Updated: 2 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome" returned 27 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome is characterized by altered functional brain connectivity of the insular cortex: A cross-comparison with migraine and healthy adults.
 

Author(s): D-M Ellingsen, R G Garcia, J Lee, R L Lin, J Kim, A H Thurler, S Castel, L Dimisko, B R Rosen, N Hadjikhani, B Kuo, V Napadow

Journal: Neurogastroenterol. Motil.. 2017 Jun;29(6):.

 

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) has been linked to episodic migraine, yet little is known about the precise brain-based mechanisms underpinning CVS, and whether these associated conditions share similar pathophysiology. We investigated the functional integrity of salience (SLN) and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Anxiety and physiological responses to the Trier Social Stress Test for Children in adolescents with cyclic vomiting syndrome.
 

Author(s): Sally E Tarbell, Amanda Millar, Mark Laudenslager, Claire Palmer, John E Fortunato

Journal: Auton Neurosci. 2017 01;202():79-85.

 

This study compared anxiety and physiological responses during the Trier Social Stress Test for Children (TSST-C) in adolescents. 38 subjects (26 females) were enrolled: 11 cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), 11 anxiety, and 16 controls. Salivary cortisol, α-amylase and heart rate variability ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptomatic management of a child with cyclic vomiting syndrome.
 

Author(s): Shanthan Mettu, Dwitha Animireddy, Pratej Kiran Kanumuri, Radhika Muppa

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cannabinoid hyperemesis and the cyclic vomiting syndrome in adults: recognition, diagnosis, acute and long-term treatment.
 

Author(s): Christian G Blumentrath, Boris Dohrmann, Nils Ewald

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The cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) and the cyclic vomiting syndrome in adults (CVS) are both characterized by recurrent episodes of heavy nausea, vomiting and frequently abdominal pain. Both syndromes are barely known among physicians. Literature is inconsistent concerning ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: An Update Illustrated by a Case Report.
 

Author(s): Ingeborg P M Hermus, Stacey J B Willems, Aimée C C F Bogman, Paddy K C Janssen, Leonie Brabers, Jan N M Schieveld

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This article presents an update on cyclic vomiting syndrome, a potentially exhausting disorder that can occur in children, adolescents, and adults and and has a huge impact on the quality of life. A structured literature search was conducted to explore the current knowledge about ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acute episode of cyclic vomiting syndrome preceded by arterial hypertension – Case presentation and review.
 

Author(s): K Keller, A Desuki, L Hobohm, T Münzel, M A Ostad

Journal: Neth J Med. 2015 Oct;73(8):379-82.

 

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a functional disorder with recurrent episodes of vomiting. Between these episodes patients recover to well-being. Lack of awareness often leads to a delay in making the diagnosis. The diagnosis is based on a typical medical history and exclusion of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Auricular Neurostimulation for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome; Abdominal Migraine

 

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018

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Topical Capsaicin for Cyclical Vomiting
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cyclical Vomiting

 

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2017

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Genetic Analysis of Children With Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) and Migraines
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vomiting; Migraines

 

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2018

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