Myeloma: making sense of a complex blood cancer.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205746
Title:
Myeloma: making sense of a complex blood cancer.
Authors:
Kelly, Mary B; Meenaghan, Teresa; Dowling, Maura
Affiliation:
Tullamore General Hospital, Ireland.
Citation:
Br J Nurs. 2010 Dec 9-2011 Jan 13;19(22):1415-21.
Journal:
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205746
PubMed ID:
21139523
Abstract:
Myeloma is a challenging blood cancer characterized by bone destruction, hypercalcaemia, renal insufficiency and anaemia. Although myeloma remains incurable, recent advancements in treatments have resulted in significant improvements in morbidity. The use of immunomodulatory drugs-thalidomide, lenalidomide, pomalidomide (in clinical trials)-and the proteasome inhibitor, bortezomib, in conjunction with conventional chemotherapy and supportive therapies, have resulted in a significant shift in approaches to treatment and an improvement in patients' quality of life. Nurses must remain up-to-date with current treatments for myeloma and their related side-effects. In addition, nurses play a key role in the coordination of a multidisciplinary approach to care for myeloma patients.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Anemia/etiology; Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use; Boronic Acids/therapeutic use; Humans; Hypercalcemia/etiology; Immunologic Factors/therapeutic use; Infection/etiology; *Multiple Myeloma/complications/diagnosis/epidemiology/therapy; Nurse's Role; Patient Education as Topic; Plasma Cells/physiology; Protease Inhibitors/therapeutic use; Pyrazines/therapeutic use; Renal Insufficiency/etiology; Stem Cell Transplantation; Thalidomide/analogs & derivatives/therapeutic use
ISSN:
0966-0461 (Print); 0966-0461 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Mary Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorMeenaghan, Teresaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Mauraen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:33:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:33:38Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:33:38Z-
dc.identifier.citationBr J Nurs. 2010 Dec 9-2011 Jan 13;19(22):1415-21.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21139523en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205746-
dc.description.abstractMyeloma is a challenging blood cancer characterized by bone destruction, hypercalcaemia, renal insufficiency and anaemia. Although myeloma remains incurable, recent advancements in treatments have resulted in significant improvements in morbidity. The use of immunomodulatory drugs-thalidomide, lenalidomide, pomalidomide (in clinical trials)-and the proteasome inhibitor, bortezomib, in conjunction with conventional chemotherapy and supportive therapies, have resulted in a significant shift in approaches to treatment and an improvement in patients' quality of life. Nurses must remain up-to-date with current treatments for myeloma and their related side-effects. In addition, nurses play a key role in the coordination of a multidisciplinary approach to care for myeloma patients.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnemia/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAntineoplastic Agents/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshBoronic Acids/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHypercalcemia/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshImmunologic Factors/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfection/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Multiple Myeloma/complications/diagnosis/epidemiology/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshNurse's Roleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topicen_GB
dc.subject.meshPlasma Cells/physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshProtease Inhibitors/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshPyrazines/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshRenal Insufficiency/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshStem Cell Transplantationen_GB
dc.subject.meshThalidomide/analogs & derivatives/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.titleMyeloma: making sense of a complex blood cancer.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTullamore General Hospital, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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