Perry’s The Chemotherapy Source Book, now in its fifth edition, provides information on the choice of chemotherapeutic agents, the use of combination chemotherapy, and the toxicity of individual drugs. Organized by site, this is the only book of its kind to focus strictly on the clinical practice of chemotherapy, and is meant to serve as a “one-stop shop” for information on choice of chemotherapeutic agents, treatment outlines, grading of side effects, and dose modification.
The Chemotherapy Source Book, Fourth Edition pulls together all the current information on the chemotherapeutic management of cancer patients, including choice of chemotherapeutic agents, use of combinations, and toxicity of individual drugs. Organized by disease site, the book brings together pharmacologic and patient management information in one source that clinicians can consult for any question encountered in the delivery of chemotherapy. This updated Fourth Edition includes new drugs as well as new indications for older drugs. Content has been streamlined to provide essential information more quickly for the busy practitioner. Plus, this edition is softcover for greater portability and convenience.
Designed for quick reference, this handbook provides easily accessible information on the specific drugs and treatment regimens used in cancer chemotherapy. This updated Second Edition includes new drugs and combinations of drugs and reflects the increasing use of chemotherapy in combination with radiation and surgery. The first section presents site-specific cancer staging tables, treatment recommendations, and combination chemotherapy regimens and includes chapters on toxicity grading, dose modifications, and precautions. The second section alphabetically lists all current chemotherapeutic agents and provides essential information on each drug, including interactions, toxicity, indications, and dosing. The third section focuses on control of side effects. This edition is also available electronically for handheld computers. See Media listing for details.
The 2nd Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year has been thoroughly updated and expanded in response to this rapidly changing field. Major additions to the book include information on biotherapy, (biologic response modifiers), chemoprevention and percutaneously inserted catheters, as well as chemotherapeutic agents, chemoprotective agents, and vascular access devices. One of the most comprehensive and practical guides available...recommend to nurses in all oncology settings. (Oncology Nursing Forum, review of last edition) Now includes Biotherapy New Chapters on biologic response modifiers, chemoprevention, late effects of chemotherapy/biotherapy, and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines. New Appendices on World Health Organization modifiers and financial reimbursement programs. Expanded coverage of hypersensitivity reactions, patient eduation, IV nursing, NAVAN, and pediatic oncology journals.
The Sixth Edition of this handbook is a practical, disease-focused pocket reference that emphasizes the optimal current medical practice as it relates to the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs. In an easy-to-follow outline format, the book provides complete coverage of the basic principles of rational chemotherapy, the drugs and biologic agents available, the treatment of specific cancers, and selected aspects of supportive care. New to this edition: advances in therapies for individual cancers; significant updating of the drug information section and specific tumor types to reflect the recent development of many new agents, particularly biologic ones; and new American Cancer Society screening guidelines and cancer website information.
This book provides a thorough understanding of all diseases affecting the developing nervous system. The book explains how recent developments in molecular biology, genetics, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, and neuropathology impact the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients. (Midwest).
This text addresses special areas of IV therapy, including oncology and pain management, blood and blood components and parenteral nutrition. The book also offers calculations required for parenteral therapies and applies IV therapy to a variety of settings, including home health care and long-term care. in addition, it provides therapy principles for care of paediatric and geriatric patients.
This unique reference is the only drug-based therapeutics book in dermatology published in more than a decade. It covers the full spectrum of drugs prescribed for cutaneous diseases, including numerous topical, intralesional, and systemic drugs. To ensure quick access to information, each chapter features 5-10 drug tables; pharmacology key concepts; mechanisms of action; indications and contraindications; adverse effects; monitoring guidelines; and drug interactions. The tables alone make this reference a practical, convenient, and unique resource for the busy practitioner. Covers all dermatological drugs likely to be prescribed, with a focus on safe and effective use throughout. Provides on-the-spot information regarding monitoring and informing patients about important adverse effects to report. Features multiple headings and subheadings and hundreds of easy-access tables for fast access to vital information. Lists costs for all major drugs, both trade and generic. Includes a highly detailed, disease-specific index, helping the reader evaluate drug options for each disease discussed. Contains Black Box monitoring guidelines that list the most important baseline and follow-up examinations and laboratory tests required for safe use of more than 25 common drugs.
Taking a practical approach, this book includes most non-drug methods of pain control, covering alternatives to oral and parenteral analgesics for patients with difficult cancer pain. It provides a collection of chapters by international experts, bringing together differents aspects of pain management.
Therapeutic approaches targetting drug resistance mechanisms have been studied in the clinical field of cancer chemotherapy, and this text contributes to the progress in clinical research on the circumvention of drug resistance.
Updated and expanded to reflect research and clinical advances, this popular handbook provides detailed information on all facets of chemotherapy administration. It includes new chapters on targeted therapy, complementary and alternative therapies, and 100 detailed drug monographs.
Skin cancer is a rapidly growing epidemic, and a condition that is highly treatable if detected early. This resource provides comprehensive guidance on all aspects of skin cancer, from undelying biology to clinical manifestations of disease, diagnosis, and treatment. The CD-ROM features illustrations from the text which can be used as slide presentations.
In our environmentally conscious society, reports of an increase in the risk of developing several cancers - including melanoma, lymphoma and lung cancer - have excited great controversy. Of these tumors, melanoma has demonstrated the most spectacular increase, generating a considerable body of research. The justification for this volume is found in the need for an up-to-date review of this research. The book represents a comprehensive review of both current research and clinical management of melanoma, arranged in such a way as to be maximally user-friendly to both the basic scientst and the clinician interested in this fascinating disease.