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Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children: Part 1

01 July 2004

Paediatric Nursing


In conjunction with improved socio-economic conditions, medicinal drugs continue to have a positive contribution to the lives and well-being of children. However,...

Hand-foot syndrome: exploring the provision of information for patients

01 April 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article explores the literature on hand-foot syndrome (HFS), a potentially painful side effect of chemotherapy that can have a serious negative effect on...

Chemotherapy-induced alopecia: a phenomenological study

13 September 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


Breast cancer accounts for 16 per cent of all cancers in females. The treatment regimen is complex and almost half of all women with breast cancer undergo...

Psychopharmacological adverse effects

01 March 2008

Mental Health Practice


There have been many advances in the care of people with mental health problemsin recent years. Those at the forefront of the changes have called for a reduction in...

Enhancing concordance with prescribed medication in older people

01 March 2004

Nursing Older People


Since 1989, older people have been identified as an ‘at risk’ group associated with the problems of non-concordance with medication and medication mismanagement....

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...

An overview of antibiotic therapy

07 November 2007

Nursing Standard


Antibiotics are one of the most widely prescribed group of drugs in the UK. However, their widespread use has resulted in antibiotic resistance and unnecessary...

Cardiotoxicity associated with doxorubicin

01 November 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice


Anthracyclines, of which doxorubicin is the most common, have been effective chemotherapy agents for over 20 years; however they are plagued by problems of...

Adverse drug reactions: causes, types, pathways and mechanisms

03 May 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


An adverse drug reaction is defined as an appreciably harmful or unpleasant reaction resulting from an intervention related to having received medication. This...

Administration of medicines part 2: pharmacology

01 October 2003

Nursing Standard


In the second part of this article, the authors examine the biological consequences for patients of changes in drug formulation, nonadherence to drug administration...