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To use a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to evaluate interventions using Cannabis sativa in the treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting
The initial search yielded 12,749 papers. After scanning titles for inclusion, 735 abstracts were evaluated. Of these, 96 papers were reviewed and a final sample of 30 RCTs were included in the review. RCTs that were appropriate for meta-analysis numbered 13. Studies were rated for quality using the Cochrane Manual for methodological quality evaluation in terms of bias risk.