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Advisor Forum Efficacy of Cathflo at suggested volume

Efficacy of Cathflo at suggested volume

Given reservoir volume and catheter length, 2.2 mL of Cathflo does not seem to be enough volume to reach the tip, thus the sheath/clot. Are there any reports of using larger volumes?

Advisor Forum Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

Is there a new consensus about wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs) for infusion?

From CancerCare Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

Coping with the loss of fertility after cancer

The inability to have children as a result of cancer treatment can be a significant loss for patients and their caregivers. These tips can help nurses guide patients as they learn to cope.

Oncology Nursing Liquid biopsy: A new tool in the management of NSCLC

Liquid biopsy: A new tool in the management of NSCLC

This developing technology allows serial monitoring to better gauge response to treatment and prognosis for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

Issues in Cancer Survivorship Simulation tool teaches clinical breast examination

Simulation tool teaches clinical breast examination

Sensor technology is used to illustrate the amount of pressure applied in breast palpation, helping clinicians refine their clinical skills for locating a breast mass.

Radiation and Your Patient Palliative radiotherapy: An evolving centerpiece of supportive care

Palliative radiotherapy: An evolving centerpiece of supportive care

A new role for conformal radiotherapy is evolving. Targeted treatment can offer effective palliative management of pain and other side effects of cancer.

Advisor Forum Purity of herbal supplements

Purity of herbal supplements

The purity of herbal supplements has been questioned. How should one advise patients interested in using these products?

Communication Challenges Confirmation bias: Managing patient denial and disbelief

Confirmation bias: Managing patient denial and disbelief

If it sounds like denial, it is denial. Right? This patient's preconceived notion of what lung cancer should be appeared to hinder her accepting her diagnosis. But she agreed to treatment, so is it still denial?

Advisor Forum Using the Prescribing Information (PI) on drugs effectively

Using the Prescribing Information (PI) on drugs effectively

How can clinicians be more informed about the carcinogenicity of drugs they prescribe?

Advisor Forum Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

What data are available concerning inter- and intrapatient variability in the pharmacokinetics of TKIs in chronic myeloid leukemia?

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