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Evidence-Based Practice
Caryl D. Fulcher
Terry Badger
Ashley K. Gunter
Joyce A. Marrs
Jill M. Reese
CJON 2008, 12(1), 131-140 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.131-140
Download the 2014 revision to Putting Evidence Into Practice interventions for depression for free at https://cjon.ons.org/file/13986/download by Fulcher et al., CJON, 18 (6, Suppl.), 26-37. Depression and depressive symptoms are prevalent in people with cancer, yet interventions for depression are...
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CJON 2008, 12(1), 19 DOI:
The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) offers an opportunity each year for novice writers to work with experienced authors who will mentor them through the writing and publishing process. In 2007, seven direct caregivers were paired with mentors, who have guided them through the manuscript...
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Sandra Rome
Deborah Doss
Kena Miller
Jeanne Westphal
CJON 2008, 12(3), 21-28 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.S1.21-27
Patients with myeloma are at risk for serious and life-threatening thromboembolic events because of their disease, individual risk factors, and antimyeloma or other medications. The International Myeloma Foundation's Nurse Leadership Board developed this consensus statement for assessment and...
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Lisa C. Smith
Page Bertolotti
Kathleen Curran
Bonnie Jenkins
CJON 2008, 12(3), 37-52 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.S1.37-51
The novel immunomodulatory drugs lenalidomide and thalidomide and the novel proteasome inhibitor bortezomib can cause gastrointestinal side effects, including constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, which can have a deleterious effect on quality of life and interfere with optimal therapy. The...
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Teresa Miceli
Kathleen Colson
Maria Gavino
Kathy Lilleby
CJON 2008, 12(3), 13-20 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.S1.13-19
Novel therapies for multiple myeloma include the immunomodulatory drugs lenalidomide and thalidomide and the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, which have increased response rates and survival times. However, the agents can cause myelosuppression, which, if not managed effectively, can be life...
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Beth Faiman
Elizabeth Bilotti
Patricia A. Mangan
Kathryn Rogers
CJON 2008, 12(3), 53-62 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.S1.53-62
Steroids have been the foundation of multiple myeloma therapy for more than 30 years and continue to be prescribed as single agents and in combination with other antimyeloma drugs, including novel therapies. Steroids cause a wide range of side effects that affect almost every system of the body...
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Page Bertolotti
Elizabeth Bilotti
Kathleen Colson
Kathleen Curran
Deborah Doss
Beth Faiman
Maria Gavino
Bonnie Jenkins
Kathy Lilleby
Ginger Love
Patricia A. Mangan
Emily McCullagh
Teresa Miceli
Kena Miller
Kathryn Rogers
Sandra Rome
Stacey Sandifer
Lisa C. Smith
Joseph D. Tariman
Jeanne Westphal
CJON 2008, 12(3), 9-12 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.S1.9-12
Nurses play an essential role in managing the care of patients with multiple myeloma, who require education and support to receive and adhere to optimal therapy. The International Myeloma Foundation created a Nurse Leadership Board comprised of oncology nurses from leading cancer centers and...
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Joseph D. Tariman
Ginger Love
Emily McCullagh
Stacey Sandifer
CJON 2008, 12(3), 29-35 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.S1.29-35
The novel therapies thalidomide and bortezomib can cause peripheral neuropathy, a challenging adverse event that can affect quality of life and compromise optimal treatment for patients with multiple myeloma. At baseline, patients should be evaluated for signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy...
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Constance Visovsky
Mary Collins
Linda Abbott
Julie Aschenbrenner
Connie Hart
CJON 2007, 11(6), 901-913 DOI: 10.1188/07.CJON.901-913
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) continues to be a significant, debilitating symptom resulting from the administration of neurotoxic chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. CIPN is an important consequence of cancer treatment because of its potential impact on physical...
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Joanne Lester
CJON 2007, 11(5), 619-622 DOI: 10.1188/07.CJON.619-622
Research continues to advance breast health practices, risk assessment, risk reduction strategies, and early detection of breast cancer. Nurses must maintain a current knowledge base to appropriately screen, educate, and counsel women in their fight against the number-one cause of cancer in women...
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