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Biologically based complementary medicines CM description in sarcoma patients. Complementary medicines include natural products and mind and body practices. Only natural products were listed by the pharmacist. This group includes a variety of products such as herbs (infusion or capsules), vitamins and minerals, homeopathy or other CM

Biologically based complementary medicines CM description in sarcoma patients. Complementary medicines include natural products and mind and body practices. Only natural products were listed by the pharmacist. This group includes a variety of products such as herbs (infusion or capsules), vitamins and minerals, homeopathy or other CM

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Background The risk of drug–drug interactions (DDI) has become a major issue in cancer patients. However, data in sarcoma patients are scarce. We aimed to evaluate the frequency and the factors associated with DDI with antitumor treatments, and to evaluate the impact of a pharmacist evaluation before anticancer treatment.Patients and methodsWe perf...

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... patients (22% of the patients with medication reconciliation) used biologically based CM. It included herbs infusion (29%), herbs capsules (34%), vitamins and minerals (22%), homeopathy (5%), other CM (10%) (Fig. 3). Among the 10 patients using herb infusions, 6 patients drank green tea (Camellia sinensis) and the others were using infusion of dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale), inula viscosa (Dittrichia viscosa), verbena (Aloysia citrodora), and turmeric (Curcuma longa). Some of these herb infusions were stopped after pharmacist interventions ...