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Steroid-Associated Side Effects: A Symptom Management Update on Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Tracy King
Beth Faiman
CJON 2017, 21(2), 240-249 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.240-249

Background: One constant and relatively unchanged aspect of treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) is the use of glucocorticosteroids, or steroids, which can cause a wide range of adverse side effects and harm patients’ quality of life.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to provide updated recommendations on the management of steroid-associated side effects in patients with MM.

Methods: A study of steroid-associated side effects in MM treatment regimens was reviewed to provide updated recommendations to healthcare professionals.

Findings: Identifying the side effects of steroids and managing them promptly contribute to the success of steroid-containing regimens for patients with MM.

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