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Supportive Care of Children with Cancer

Current Therapy and Guidelines from the Children's Oncology Group

edited by Arnold J. Altman, M.D.
with a foreword by Gregory H. Reaman, M.D.

third edition
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Three of every four children and adolescents with cancer can now be cured. However, physicians are using increasingly intensive treatment regimens. These treatments can expose patients to toxic chemotherapeutic agents, invasive surgical procedures, and radiation oncology interventions that risk disfigurement, neuropsychiatric damage, and life-threatening organ toxicity. These potentially dire consequences have mandated that advances in cancer treatment go hand in hand with supportive care measures that sustain patients through their therapeutic ordeal and allow each patient to achieve maximum...

Three of every four children and adolescents with cancer can now be cured. However, physicians are using increasingly intensive treatment regimens. These treatments can expose patients to toxic chemotherapeutic agents, invasive surgical procedures, and radiation oncology interventions that risk disfigurement, neuropsychiatric damage, and life-threatening organ toxicity. These potentially dire consequences have mandated that advances in cancer treatment go hand in hand with supportive care measures that sustain patients through their therapeutic ordeal and allow each patient to achieve maximum quality of life. In this book, now in its third edition, the discipline of supportive care in pediatric oncology is covered in depth.

Supportive Care of Children with Cancer is a ready-reference handbook designed for use at the hospital bedside, in the oncology outpatient clinic, or in the physician's office. To create this book, leading experts in the field recommended approaches to supportive care which were then critically reviewed by members of the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest cooperative study group for children's cancer. For students, house officers, fellows, pediatric oncologists, surgeons, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and psychologists, this book provides essential information about the care of pediatric oncology patients.

The third edition features a new chapter on recognition, prevention, and remediation of burnout in pediatric oncology staff members, while throughout the book, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect the impact of new antibiotic agents, new antiemetics, and new approaches to pain management.

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Reviews

The authors have collected very valuable, extensive and up-to-date information on the subjects treated: an ideal reference for all professionals involved in the multidisciplinary care of pediatric cancer patients.

This third edition of Supportive Care of Children with Cancer is a highly useful, ready-reference handbook for nurses, medical staff and oncologists involved in paediatric oncology care.

An excellent reference for a pediatric oncology unit as well as being a useful companion to nursing and medical staff and practicing oncologists.

This is the most useful, inexpensive text on the subject of the supportive or clinical care of pediatric cancer patients. It can be consulted for quick review and is up-to-date. The editor has succeeded in his stated aim of providing a handbook for all those participating in the care of pediatric oncology patients.

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Book Details

Publication Date
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Available
Trim Size
5.5
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8.5
Pages
440
ISBN
9780801879098
Illustration Description
4 line drawings
Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Chapter 1. The Prevention of Infection
Chapter 2. Immunization
Chapter 3. The Management of Fever and Neutropenia
Chapter 4. Blood Component Therapy
Chapter

Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Chapter 1. The Prevention of Infection
Chapter 2. Immunization
Chapter 3. The Management of Fever and Neutropenia
Chapter 4. Blood Component Therapy
Chapter 5. Hemorrhagic and Thrombotic Complications
Chapter 6. Hematopoietic Growth Factors
Chapter 7. Monitoring and Management of Drug Toxicity
Chapter 8. The Management of Drug Extravasation
Chapter 9. Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
Chapter 10. Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Chapter 11. The Management of Pain
Chapter 12. Oncologic Emergencies
Chapter 13. Nutritional Support
Chapter 14. Mouth Care
Chapter 15. Central Venous Access
Chapter 16. The Sexually Mature Young Adult Patient With Cancer
Chapter 17. Care of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patient After Leaving the Transplant Center
Chapter 18. Psychosocial Care
Chapter 19. Recognition, Prevention, and Remediation of Burnout in Pediatric Oncology Staff
Chapter 20. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pediatric Oncology
Chapter 21. Palliative Care
Index

Author Bios
Featured Contributor

Arnold J. Altman, M.D.

Arnold J. Altman, M.D., is the Hartford Whalers Professor of Childhood Cancer at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Head, Division of Hematology-Oncology at Connecticut Childrens Medical Center. He is also the past chair of the Supportive Care Committee of the Children's Cancer Group.