A 33-year-old woman has ongoing issues with bilateral breast lesions thought to be infectious and has been treated with antibiotics intermittently. The lesions would resolve but then recur despite treatment. Her other chronic symptoms included: multiple bacterial infections, swelling, a draining fistula from behind the nipple, and a thick, pasty nipple discharge. In her case, both breasts were involved, with the right breast more recurrent than the left. Mammograms illustrated cystic masses with increased density. Ultrasonography of the breast showed the cystic nature of the masses, more clearly than mammography.
She has one child and developed gestational diabetes during the pregnancy; she is a non-smoker with an unremarkable medical and family history. She does not use recreational drugs or alcohol. Medicines include multivitamins only.
At ONS Congress 2013, Patrice Dillow, MSN, RN, APRN, and WOCN from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America explains how topical Leptospermum honey reduced pain and promoted healing of chronic, complex wounds.
Ashley Leak, PhD, RN, geriatric oncology nurse, Cancer Care Quality Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill, explains the reasons she enjoyed attending the ONS Annual Congress meeting.
The 2013 Nurse Compensation Survey Results Are In Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN, 5/3/2013 32 In February, TheONC surveyed more than 600 oncology nurses to find out more about their careers. We wanted to know if they felt adequately compensated and satisfied within their ...
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