In this article of critical care complications of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and biological therapy, the authors focus on the pathophysiology of the toxicities, causative agents, and patient presentation. They provide an overview of the types of toxicities that advanced practice and expert critical care nurses may encounter in the care of the critically ill patient who has received cancer therapy. The purpose of providing this information is to increase the awareness of potential causes for admission to the intensive care unit and to describe the toxic effects that have an impact on the critical care nursing the patient receives. The nursing management of these problems follows the standard guidelines for patients with any of the particular organ system dysfunctions
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Oncologic Critical Care| February 01 1996
Selected Critical Care Complications of Cancer Therapy
Anne M. McCoy-Adabody, MS, ARNP, OCN;
From the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida.
Reprint requests to Anne McCoy-Adabody, MS, ARNP, OCN, 1207 Waterbury Loop, Lutz, FL 33549.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1996) 7 (1): 26–36.
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Anne M. McCoy-Adabody, Deborah L. Borger; Selected Critical Care Complications of Cancer Therapy. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 February 1996; 7 (1): 26–36. doi:
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