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The breadth and depth of nursing

The nursing profession has grown astronomically since the days of Florence Nightingale. While we may have once served as handmaidens to the whims and needs of god-like physicians, the definition of what it means to practice as a nurse is light-years away from the era of...

source: By Keith Carlson
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Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016 Indiana Convention Center — Indianapolis, IN The APHON Program Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal of the following to be considered for presentation at APHON’s 40ths Annual Conference...


Precision medicine — tailoring drug therapies to individuals based on their individual genetics — is emerging as a valuable method in cancer treatment. By deciphering the genetic code in cancer cells, genomic sequencing allows physicians to select treatments...

source: Inside Philanthropy

The use of proton radiotherapy to treat the most common malignant brain tumor in children is as effective as standard photon (x-ray) radiation therapy while causing fewer long-term side effects such as hearing loss and cognitive...

source: Massachusetts General Hospital via Medical Xpress

Palonosetron 20 μg/kg during the acute phase of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in pediatric patients undergoing moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy was noninferior to ondansetron 150 μg/kg for the prevention of CINV in these patients,...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Researchers have identified the cells that likely give rise to the brain tumor subtype Group 4 medulloblastoma. The finding removes a barrier to developing more effective targeted therapies against the brain tumor's most common...

source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via Medical Xpress

The heterogeneity of sickle cell disease (SCD) is particularly evident in the utilization of inpatient hospital services, in that some children with SCD are frequently admitted to the hospital, while others are rarely or never admitted, at all. In addition, rates of readmission,...

source: The American Journal of Managed Care


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