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Main description:

Pediatric oncology is a considerably complex discipline requiring frequent need for reference material.  Emergencies in Pediatric Oncology meets this objective by serving as a concise, practical resource for the hurried physician. Replete with diagrams and written in a clear, succinct style, this title offers an easy-to-read guide especially useful for residents, fellows, and nurses. Providing an overview of the epidemiology of childhood cancer and the history of its treatment, this title also addresses a range of key problems in the pediatric oncologic setting, covering the most common emergencies and providing short, practical guidelines on how to handle them. Written by authorities from an array of disciplines, this helpful resource provides answers and concrete guidance and is a valuable contribution to the literature in pediatric oncology.


Feature:

Addresses the five most important pediatric oncology emergencies and their management

Covers basic knowledge and practical guidelines

Written for pediatric residents, pediatric hematology/ oncology fellows, oncology nurses and student nurses in oncology


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Pediatric oncology is a considerably complex discipline requiring frequent need for reference material.  Emergencies in Pediatric Oncology meets this objective by serving as a concise, practical resource for the hurried physician. Replete with diagrams and written in a clear, succinct style, this title offers an easy-to-read guide especially useful for residents, fellows, and nurses. Providing an overview of the epidemiology of childhood cancer and the history of its treatment, this title also addresses a range of key problems in the pediatric oncologic setting, covering the most common emergencies and providing short, practical guidelines on how to handle them. Written by authorities from an array of disciplines, this helpful resource provides answers and concrete guidance and is a valuable contribution to the literature in pediatric oncology.


Contents:

-Introduction Pediatric Oncology.- Initial Management of New Diagnosis.- Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS).- Mediastinal Mass and Superior Vena Cava Syndrome.- Abdominal Masses.- Spinal Cord Compression (SCS) and Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES).- Fever and Neutropenia.- Procedures.- Blood and Blood Product Transfusions.- Thromboembolism in Children with Cancer.- Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis in Children with Cancer.- Central Venous Thrombosis.- Chemotherapeutic Drugs.- Supportive Care.- Abdominal Complications.- Emergency Radiation Therapy in Pediatric Oncology.


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ISBN-13: 9781461411741
Publisher: Springer (Springer New York)
Publication date: December, 2011
Pages: 196

Subcategories: Oncology, Paediatrics and Neonatal