Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses
"The authors of [Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses] have given a sound, scientific, and sophisticated summary of the disease entity, its pathophysiology, and natural history, the advancements in diagnostics, evaluation, treatment, and supportive measures, as well as the psychological and emotional support of patients with multiple myeloma.” —from the foreword, David Rice, RN, PhD, AOCNP®, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Since the advent of novel chemotherapeutic agents in the 2000s, patients with multiple myeloma have experienced an improvement in clinical outcomes and better quality of life. However, with these new agents, patients have also experienced clinical challenges and side effects that, until now, have not been accurately described. This is the first book on multiple myeloma written by nurses, for nurses. You’ll find information and details pertinent to your daily practice, with chapters addressing issues such as nursing assessment, novel therapies, patient education, nursing research, and more.
You'll also access information on the treatment of newly diagnosed patients, both transplant-eligible and transplant-ineligible, as well as treatment for patients who have relapsed or who suffer from refractory multiple myeloma. You’ll gain specialized details on evaluating patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation, and on managing and evaluating patients receiving novel agents. Finally, the book covers promising clinical trials, cellular and molecular genetics, and advances in imaging that will impact your practice in the coming years.
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