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Neutropenia: more than a low neutrophil count

Kirshbaum, Marilynne (1998). Neutropenia: more than a low neutrophil count. ,2(2):115-122.

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Title Neutropenia: more than a low neutrophil count
Author Kirshbaum, Marilynne
Publication Date 1998
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 2
eISSN 1532-2122
Start Page 115
End Page 122
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Field of Research MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
1110 - Nursing
Abstract Aggressive treatments are presently being prescribed for an increasingly diverse population of persons with cancer. Severe myelosuppression is an expected adverse event for many chemotherapy and radiotherapy regimens. In this paper, neutropenia is presented and explained in the context of haematopoiesis. Management strategies within the context of specialist in-patient units, out-patient departments and the community are reviewed. Assessment of risk factors, prevention measures, vigilant observations and an awareness of the psychosocial implications are highlighted as areas of importance.

Keywords Cancer
Cancer treatments
Neutropenia
Infection control
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1462-3889(98)80261-5   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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