Topical Applications of Leptospermum Honey Dramatically Improve Healing of Complex Wounds
Anne Landry, Editor, The Oncology Group 6/18/2013 1
In a poster presentation at the 38th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress, Patrice Dillow, MSN, RN, APRN, WOCN, an oncology wound care specialist from the Cancer Treatment ...
Using Antihistamines for Neulasta-Induced Bone Pain
Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP 6/14/2013 13
In our medical careers, we have all been guilty of recommending a remedy for a patient's ailment because it worked for a handful of other patients, or even for ourselves, and thus ...
Implementing After-Hours Care for Oncology Patients
Nicole Haines, RN 6/12/2013 13
A couple of years ago, we made a family trip to Disney World. While attending the night show at Epcot, we stood on a lovely bridge with wrought iron railings to watch. My then ...
The Right Answer Lets You Sleep at Night
Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN 6/3/2013 14
The hullabaloo caused by Angelina Jolie's disclosure that she underwent prophylactic, bilateral mastectomies to avoid breast cancer is dying down, although her picture, smiling in ...
Celiac Disease & the Cancer Risk
Laura Newton, MA, RD 5/16/2013 14
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 ...