Best Practices in Nursing Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

STATEMENT OF NEED Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a complication of cancer treatment that may impair quality of life and lead to dose reductions or discontinuation of treatment. In one study, among 105 patients receiving paclitaxel for breast cancer, 36.2% needed dose reductions due to CIPN (Timmins et al, 2021). Whereas in some patients the symptoms improve with time, in others, there is progression with permanent nerve damage (ZajÄ…czkowska et al, 2019). At present, the...
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Case Studies in Hereditary Angioedema: Moving Beyond Crisis to Long-Term Prevention

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant condition that causes recurring, unpredictable, and potentially fatal attacks resulting in a profound disease burden and diminished health-related quality of life (QoL). Recent advances have led to new therapies for HAE, including long-acting prophylactic therapies that have improved efficacy, tolerability, and convenience, compared to earlier treatments. Many health care providers are unaware of HAE and its diagnosis, particularly the diffe...

Nursing Management of Tumor Lysis Syndrome

STATEMENT OF NEED Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an oncological emergency that occurs when massive tumor lysis causes the rapid release of intracellular components into the bloodstream. Electrolyte imbalances characterized by hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, and hypocalcemia may be severe enough to cause acute renal failure, cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, and even death. Current advances in cancer therapies can increase the incidence of TLS; therefore, identification of patien...
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