Drug sequence with gemcitabine

Drug sequence with gemcitabine

When giving gemcitabine (Gemzar) and cisplatin (Platinol), is it better to give gemcitabine first to reduce myelosuppression with every indication?

Importance of sequence in administering premeds with paclitaxel

Importance of sequence in administering premeds with paclitaxel

In what sequence should you administer premedications prior to paclitaxel: Should the antihistamine be given first or the steroid?

Treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

Treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

What are the treatment options for recurrent metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer after trastuzumab therapy?

Managing venous irritation from fosaprepitant

Managing venous irritation from fosaprepitant

What are the best practices to reduce venous irritation and delayed irritation?

Not all grapefruits have the same effect on drug metabolism

Not all grapefruits have the same effect on drug metabolism

The furanocoumarins in grapefruits interact with some medications—does eating a grapefruit allow for lower drug dosages?

Effective calming agents for agitation

Effective calming agents for agitation

What would you recommend for a patient with terminal agitation?

Safety of combining imatinib and radiotherapy

Safety of combining imatinib and radiotherapy

Is combination therapy of imatinib (Gleevec) and radiotherapy safe?

Managing peripheral neuropathy related to vincristine

Managing peripheral neuropathy related to vincristine

Has any medicine or supplement been shown to help lessen the severity of vincristine-related peripheral neuropathy?

Adjuvant endocrine therapy and alopecia

Adjuvant endocrine therapy and alopecia

A patient on adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer is complaining of hair loss. Could the alopecia be due to her endocrine therapy?

Paroxetine and chemoprevention drugs

Paroxetine and chemoprevention drugs

Can the drug paroxetine mesylate (Brisdelle, Paxil) be given to patients taking a chemoprevention drug such as raloxifene (Evista) or any of the aromatase inhibitors?

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Do cancer treatments alter alleles affecting saliva, thus rendering a Genecept Assay null and void?

Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

In an outpatient cancer infusion center providing IV hydration, is a longer infusion time better for the patient?

Finding a qualified acupuncture practitioner

How can patients find a qualified acupuncture practitioner who understands the needs of oncology patients?

Hair dye use during chemotherapy

Is it safe to use hair dyes concurrently with chemotherapy?

Assessing patency of an implanted port

How should a fibrin overgrowth on an internal catheter be managed when there is no blood return from the implanted port?

Maximum tolerated doses of gemcitabine

How much more toxicity and myelosuppression has been associated with gemcitabine (Gemzar) when it is infused over periods longer than 30 minutes?

Comparison of medications for managing anxiety

Is a comparison guide for common medications used for side-effect management, such as constipation, nausea, anxiety, etc. that includes a cost comparison available?

Managing oral side effects of irinotecan therapy

Is there an effective way to manage the oral side effects of irinotecan therapy?

Reducing side effects of everolimus administration

Are there tips nurses can share with patients on avoiding oral therapy-related side effects associated with drugs such as everolimus?

Comparison of medications for managing nausea and vomiting

Is a comparison guide for common medications used for side-effect management, such as constipation, nausea, anxiety, etc. that includes a cost comparison available?

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