The patient's history and current blood work results indicated a dangerously high potassium level. But a meticulously handled redraw proved it false.
This study evaluated whether antibacterial prophylaxis effectively reduced the rate of infections overall for patients receiving intensive chemotherapy for relapsed/refractory AML.
This study compared the effectiveness of olazapine, palonosetron, and ondansetron in the treatment of CINV in patients receiving HSCT who are refractory to prophylactic antiemetic agents.
Growing evidence suggests a link between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and cognitive dysfunction, but whether it may contribute to the risk of dementia more broadly is unclear. In this study, researchers examined the association of ADT with subsequent development of dementia in patients with prostate cancer.
Patients with breast cancer have more than 2 times the risk for developing a venous thromboembolism 5 years after diagnosis compared with the general population.
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Recent studies indicate that adverse side effects can result from factors unrelated to the pharmacologic agent, but rather from other factors.
Treatment with naldemedine improved opioid-induced consiptation in a timely manner and was well tolerated in patients with cancer.
Primary prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor provided only a low-to-modest benefit in reducing neutropenia-related hospitalization in patients with breast cancer receiving low-to-intermediate risk chemotherapy regimens.
A review of adverse effects and recommended management for 3 kinase inhibitors indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
Low-dose dexamethasone may be preferred as a premedication protocol for patients receiving weekly docetaxel regimens due a significantly lower risk of infection compared with a higher dose regimen.
Primary prophylaxis with G-CSF may modestly reduce neutropenia-related hospitalization in patients with breast cancer receiving docetaxel and cyclophosphamide or docetaxel, carboplatin, and trastuzumab.
Antibacterial prophylaxis with the flouroquinolone, ciprofloxacin, substantially reduced the risk of bacteremia and neutropenic fever in patients with multiple myeloma or lymphoma undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and auto-HSCT.
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Antiemetic overuse is prevalent among patients with cancer receiving emetogenic chemotherapy and leads to unnecessary spending.
Adding rolapitant to a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone significantly improved the prevention of CINV in patients with GI and CRC cancers receiving highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy.
Uridine triacetate (Vistogard) was safe and effective as an emergency antidote for overexposure to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and capecitabine, and allowed for the quick resumption of chemotherapy.
Dexrazoxane has cardioprotective properties that can prevent long-term cardiotoxicity in pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a review of the medical literature on cardiotoxic effects of anthracycline treatment.
Infusion reactions during administration of high-dose carmustine as part of the BEAM conditioning regimen are common and do not appear to be reduced by modestly extending the duration of infusion or giving premedications.
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Researchers have determined the risk of infection for immunomodulatory drug-based therapy and proteasome inhibitor-based therapy with respect to treatment phase in patients with multiple myeloma.
Approaches such as acupuncture, massage, and tai chi may ease discomfort
Ambulatory bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant patients result in significant health care charges and extended hospital admissions.
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and the European Society for Medical Oncology updated their 2009 consensus recommendations for the prevention of acute CINV in pediatric patients with cancer.
The long-term use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for up to 36 months does not appear to be associated with cognitive decline in patients with prostate cancer.
Resources used to inform coverage of off-label uses of cancer drugs are inconsistent and the evidence used to support these uses is of weak quality.
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer has updated their consensus recommendations for controlling nausea and vomiting.
Adding rolapitant to a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone improved quality of life.
Postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a debilitating late effect of surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Pneumonitis related to the use of PD-1 inhibitor therapy is higher among patients with NSCLC and RCC, and during combination therapy.
Risks for severe toxicities in obese patients receiving dose-dense chemotherapy are associated with measures used to determine dose, according to a retrospective evaluation of select participants in the GAIN study.
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