Function of a micron filter

Function of a micron filter

Why do some drugs need a micron filter and what is the affect of using one?

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?

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?

Purity of herbal supplements

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

Using the Prescribing Information (PI) on drugs effectively

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

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?

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?

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