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Managing severe summer hay fever

01 April 2009

Primary Health Care


Hay fever is a debilitating disease associated with significant morbidity. It is treatable in most cases but success depends on recognition, appropriate treatment...

Why novel treatments require changes in disease management

11 October 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

This article discusses the implications of introducing novel treatments into clinical practice. It uses, as an example, immunotherapy with ipilimumab for the...

Hay fever tightens its grip

30 July 2008

Nursing Standard


The nature of hay fever is changing, with the season lasting longer and people in their middle years being affected for the first time.

Identifying and managing Hymenoptera venom allergy

25 May 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Hymenoptera venom allergy is an immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated hypersensitivity to the venom of insects from the Hymenoptera order and is a common cause of...

Exploring the benefits of a home pembrolizumab infusion service for patients with advanced melanoma

06 June 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice


An increasing incidence of melanoma and recent scientific developments in systemic anti-cancer therapies have resulted in greater demand for immunotherapy, leading...

Understanding oral mucositis and the principles of effective mouth care

22 March 2021

Nursing Standard

gastrointestinal care

Mucositis involves an inflammation of the oral or gastrointestinal mucosa and is a common complication of cancer treatment. Mucositis is usually associated with...

Evaluating group pre-assessment for improving self-efficacy in patients undergoing systemic anticancer therapy

28 July 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

patient self-efficacy

Maintaining the safety of patients who undergo systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) is a priority and 24-hour acute oncology services have been developed to assist...

Assessment and management of adult patients with neutropenic sepsis in the emergency department

16 February 2023

Emergency Nurse


As cancer diagnoses rise, and more treatment options become available, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals will increasingly encounter more patients with...

Exploring the acceptability and benefits of group pretreatment consultations for people receiving systemic anticancer therapy

21 November 2023

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

Background Patients with cancer receiving systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) historically attended a one-to-one hospital pretreatment consultation (PTC) with a SACT...

Development of a digital pre-assessment pathway for patients starting systemic anticancer therapy

14 April 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice


During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic measures have been implemented in healthcare systems to reduce transmission of the infection. People with...