Celiac Disease & the Cancer Risk
Laura Newton, MA, RD 5/16/2013 11
May is National Celiac Disease Awareness month. While I believe that the awareness of celiac disease has increased in the general public and in healthcare itself compared to 10 to ...
Hypomagnesemia in the Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy
Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP 5/8/2013 10
Cancer patients undergoing certain types of therapy are at an increased risk for developing hypomagnesemia, or low blood magnesium levels. Why does this matter? Low levels of ...
Feeling Like the Perpetual Neophyte
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/30/2013 7
The advances in oncology are fascinating and wonderful. However, with all of the new treatment options, new indications, and related side effects, some days I often feel like the ...
Remembering That Chemotherapy Does Have Risks: Final Diagnosis
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/22/2013 6
So, remember Trish, our young woman with adenocarcinoma rectal cancer who had experienced cardiogenic shock midcycle with cycle number two of her fluorouracil (5-FU)? We now have a ...
Transfusion Turmoil for an Australian Teen
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/19/2013 36
I recently came across a Sydney Morning Herald article regarding a 17-year-old male teen with Hodgkin's lymphoma in need of a blood transfusion. This is a typical procedure among ...
Unfamiliar Cancer-Fighting Food: Swiss Chard
Laura Newton, MA, RD 4/19/2013 13
Now that it finally feels like spring, I find myself wanting to prepare lighter recipes using fresh vegetables just coming into season. One of my "spring resolutions" is to try some ...
Remembering That Chemotherapy Does Have Risks
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/15/2013 7
Have you ever had situations come up frequently at work that only affect you? At first, I thought I was handling the situations incorrectly and needed to learn something from them, ...
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Taking Care of Patients Inside & Out
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 4/9/2013 10
Many women suffer from issues surrounding their pelvic floor. The symptoms range from pain and incontinence to dyspareunia. Surprisingly, there are physical therapists who can help ...