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Recognising how chemotherapy side effects can affect stoma care

09 March 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Patients who have a stoma can experience specific, as well as general, effects from chemotherapy treatment. This article presents a case study of a patient who has...

Chemotherapy-induced hand-foot syndrome

08 April 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

This article explores the possible causes of palmar-plantar erythrodyaesthesia (PPE), also known as hand-foot syndrome, a side effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy. The...

A practical approach to managing the side effects of lapatinib

04 December 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Lapatinib is an oral chemotherapy agent used to treat women with previously treated advanced or metastatic breast cancer. This article examines the side effect...

Nursing care of patients undergoing pallidotomy

22 May 1996

Nursing Standard

Neurosurgery

PATHOLOGY OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE Parkinson's disease involves a primary degeneration of the dopaminergic neurones of the substantia nigra. The absence of...

Adverse drug reactions: reducing the burden of treatment

02 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article offers definitions and descriptions of adverse drug reactions and the associated burden of treatment. Nurse-led patient monitoring may be one way to...

Pain relief in the treatment of shoulder injury

08 April 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Anterior shoulder dislocation (ASD) is a common presentation in emergency departments, yet there is no national guidance on the use of sedation or analgesia. This...

Managing the side effects of vemurafenib therapy

11 June 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

The advice presented in this article reflects the consensus opinion of research and oncology nurses and a clinical trials practitioner involved in managing patients...

Use of bevacizumab in patients with advanced or metastatic disease

07 December 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

Over the past ten years there has been a rapid increase in new biological (targeted) anti-cancer therapies. This brings challenges for nurses to understand how such...

Advances in treating metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

06 July 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

New and emerging treatments with the potential to extend survival are reshaping and extending the management pathway for men with metastatic castration-resistant...

Control of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

01 October 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Cytotoxic drugs are a mainstay of cancer treatment, but their unpleasant side effects, including nausea and vomiting, are well documented. Antiemetic strategies have...