Topical Applications of Leptospermum Honey Dramatically Improve Healing of Complex Wounds
Anne Landry, Editor, The Oncology Group 6/18/2013 9
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 16
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 ...
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 ...
What Really Goes On in the Exam Room?
Ghida Bilani, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Diabetes Educator 5/3/2013 11
A new study from the University of Illinois revealed what's really happening in the exam room. The study uncovers what doctors talk about with their patients.
A Cancer Victory Garden for the Body & Soul
Laura Newton, MA, RD 5/1/2013 7
Spring has finally spring! Does anyone plant a garden? A neighbor gave me some fresh, homegrown lettuce and parsley this weekend and it is amazing how much better it tastes knowing ...
Constipation: An Alternative Algorithm
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 5/1/2013 7
Every week, I help patients address one of the most distressing symptoms of cancer and its treatment -- constipation.
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 ...
Substance Abuse in the Hospice Setting
Maggie Hughes, LMSW, Medical Oncology Social Worker 4/18/2013 21
Solomon, a 45-year-old male, was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer two years ago. He is no longer responsive to multiple treatment options and is currently under hospice ...