Although social determinants of health (SDOH) components affect patients with cancer, nurses tended not to consider them when speaking with patients or making recommendations about physical activity. These findings were published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Among staff in the healthcare setting, nurses make unique bonds with patients, often having sensitive and personal…
A data analysis of electronic health records of pediatric cancer survivors revealed higher risk of CVD and mortality, and a lack of follow-up guideline adherence.
This review discusses the importance of an early diagnosis of C diff infection in patients who have undergone HSCT and the recommended treatment options.
Three case reports describe the use of vedolizumab in pediatric patients with gastrointestinal acute GVHD, with 2 cases achieving resolution.
A review of the health-related behaviors common to men that may explain delays in diagnosis and treatment, and poor cancer outcomes.
A new study suggests apixaban may be a potential treatment for cancer-associated venous thromboembolism, with possible variation in outcomes by cancer site.
Two nurse consultants share their perspectives on answering a few common difficult questions family members may have when their loved one is at the end of life.
A review of records revealed that catheter-related bloodstream infections in pediatric patients with cancer were not associated with preoperative neutropenia and low absolute neutrophil count.
A secondary analysis of data sought to determine the level of sedation for agitated delirium in patients with cancer at the end of life preferred by nurses and caregivers.
A pilot study of the ONS Get Up, Get Moving program determined its feasibility as a coaching tool to help patients use exercise to improve their quality of life.
An analysis of treatment summaries and survivorship care plans suggests they may be written at a level beyond the reading level of most US adults.
Researchers identified multiple characteristics associated with fatigue in patients with chronic GVHD.
The panel, convened by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, developed evidence-based guidelines for managing radiation dermatitis in patients undergoing radiotherapy.
An analysis determined the potential for posttransplant cyclophosphamide prophylaxis for GVHD in patients who underwent alloHCT.
Researchers identified patterns around usage of scalp cooling therapy to reduce the risk of chemotherapy-induced alopecia in patients.
Researchers identified areas of improved outcomes for patients receiving allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation as well as some areas of concern.
Researchers sought to understand the perceptions of adolescents and young adults with cancer, their caregivers, and their healthcare team regarding meals while undergoing treatment.
Researchers sought to describe symptoms experienced by pediatric patients receiving palliative care based on parent-reported data.
What are the risks of consuming cannabis products for symptom management while receiving immunotherapy for cancer? — Name withheld on request With an increasing number of states legalizing medicinal and/or recreational marijuana and related products, more and more people with cancer are using these products. As of this writing, the US Drug Enforcement Agency lists…
For patients with cancer and chronic constipation, elobixibat was shown to be safe and effective during an observational study, the results of which were published in The Oncologist. Chronic constipation affects up to 87% of patients with cancer receiving palliative care and has been associated with reduced quality of life and extreme discomfort. To address…