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Febrile neutropenia in women treated for early-stage breast cancer

09 July 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

This article presents guidelines on preventing and managing febrile neutropenia in women receiving docetaxel-based chemotherapy to treat early-stage breast cancer....

Effects of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia on quality of life

09 February 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

This article explores the effect on the quality of life experienced by patients and their families when low-grade, chemotherapy-induced neutropenia results in dose...

Nursing care, education and support for patients with neutropenia

23 July 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Neutropenia is reduced white blood cell count. It is a side effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy for cancer and haematological patients. This article aims to help...

Care of immunocompromised patients in hospital

13 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Infection presents a significant risk for immunocompromised patients. To reduce this risk, various precautions can be implemented and these may affect patients’...

Management of patients with low-risk febrile neutropenia

10 June 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK advocates that patients with neutropenia who are at low risk of developing septic complications...

Nursing management of common oncological emergencies

22 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone - continuing professional development

This article examines three of the most common oncological emergencies. It considers the underlying pathophysiology of these conditions and the symptoms. The role of...

Neutropenic sepsis: prevention, identification and treatment

27 April 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia may result in significant physical, social and emotional consequences for patients receiving anticancer therapy....

Nursing management of common oncological emergencies

16 June 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines three of the most common oncological emergencies. It considers the underlying pathophysiology of these conditions and the symptoms. The role of...
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