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Indwelling Pleural Catheter Safety in Chemotherapy Patients

An indwelling pleural catheter is commonly used in the management of malignant pleural effusion -- but is it safe for patients receiving concurrent chemotherapy?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Patients' Satisfaction With Totally Implanted Access Ports

How satisfied are chemotherapy patients with their totally implanted access ports?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Rates of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Vary in Pediatric Surgery CME/CE

: Antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) for pediatric surgery varies considerably nationwide, with a high proportion of inappropriate AP use, suggest authors of a retrospective cohort study.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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Chemotherapy for Bone Sarcoma in Adults

Read how clinicians at MD Anderson manage adults with bone sarcoma using extrapolated findings from pediatric studies and their own experiences.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Drug Targeting Blood-Brain Barrier 'Hopeful' in Stroke

Imatinib, a drug that is already available for the treatment of cancer, showed positive results in an initial randomized study in ischemic stroke.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Chemo for Adult Sarcomas: Murky Data and Experts' Insights

The paucity of data on the relative benefits of chemotherapy in adult soft-tissue sarcomas muddies the clinical decision-making waters, say sarcoma experts, who offer some advice, anyway.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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GnRH Agonist Fails to Save Fertility in Lymphoma Patients

After 5 years of follow-up, GnRHa treatment did not prevent chemotherapy-induced premature ovarian failure in young women with lymphoma, a result that contrasts with findings from other studies.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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New Tool Predicts Chemo Toxicity in Older Cancer Patients

A simple tool that can accurately predict chemotherapy toxicity in older cancer patients has been validated and is ready for use.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Palliative Pharmacotherapy: State-of-the-Art Management

Managing symptoms of advanced cancer can greatly improve patient quality of life. This review describes the latest therapy for cachexia, anorexia, fatigue, delirium, and dyspnea.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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'Major win' in pancreatic cancer fight - BBC News

A new combination of chemotherapy drugs should become the main therapy for pancreatic cancer, say UK researchers.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Benzodiazepine Pharmacotherapy: How Difficult to Discontinue?

What is the optimal strategy for discontinuing chronic benzodiazepine therapy in the primary care setting?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Immunotherapy Shows Encouraging Results in Neuroblastoma

An experimental monoclonal antibody, added to chemotherapy, achieved an 89% response rate in a small early study.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Chemoradiotherapy for Stage III NSCLC

Outcomes in patients with stage III NSCLC need to be improved. What works and what doesn't?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Atezolizumab for Bladder Cancer: 'Provocative' OS

This is especially good news for patients who are too frail for standard cisplatin chemotherapy and need another option that improves survival.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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New treatment can 'halt' multiple sclerosis, says study - BBC News

A strong form of chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis, a small study published in The Lancet suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Quality Improvement to Reduce Paediatric Medication Errors

Can online resources and quality improvement networks have a real impact on the reduction of medication errors in children?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago