Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology: A Practical Evidence-Based Approach (Hardcover)

A Practical Evidence-Based Approach

By James H. Feusner (Editor), Caroline A. Hastings (Editor), Anurag K. Agrawal (Editor)

Springer, 9783662443163, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2015

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Description

This book provides a thorough and up-to-date discussion of key issues in the supportive care of children with cancer. A variety of frequently encountered situations is covered, including infections, metabolic, cardiopulmonary and neurologic emergencies, tumor lysis syndrome, pain, emesis, mucositis, thrombotic disorders, nutritional problems, hyperleukocytosis and acute abdomen. Throughout the emphasis is firmly on evidenced-based guidance developed from the relevant literature. Information is presented in a manner that will enable readers quickly to locate advice when confronted by a supportive care problem in one of their patients. Helpful algorithms are provided and important "take home points" are highlighted in figures and tables. Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology will be an invaluable source of assistance for a wide range of health professionals involved in pediatric cancer care.
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