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Self-Care in the Workplace: Much Needed but Often Neglected

Anna Poullard DNP, ACNP-BC* & Sheena Charles MS, FNP-BC* Anna Poullard DNP, ACNP-BC* & Sheena Charles MS, FNP-BC*

*Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics

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Cancer-related Fatigue After Receiving Chemotherapy Treatment: Should Additional Pharmacologic Recommendations Be Considered?

Amari Marshall & Abigail Shockley, PharmD Amari Marshall & Abigail Shockley, PharmD

According to the American Cancer Society, between 80 and 100% of patients with cancer report fatigue.1 Fatigue can be present while receiving active anticancer treatment and can persist for as long as 12 months after treatment cessation. In 2000, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) ...

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When Sepsis isn’t Sepsis, Think HLH

Elizabeth S. Waxman, BSN, RN, MSN, ANP-BC Elizabeth S. Waxman, BSN, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

     Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, potentially fatal syndrome characterized by unchecked and persistent activation of cytotoxic T-cells and natural killer (NK) cells (Al-Samkari, Berliner, 2018). This uncontrolled immune response leads to increased secretion of inflammatory ...

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Tocilizumab alternatives in the management of cytokine release syndrome secondary to chimeric antigen receptor T therapies

Abigail Shockley, PharmD Abigail Shockley, PharmD

Chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) therapies have resulted in durable remissions for patients with refractory hematologic malignancies; however, patients can experience many side effects following administration. Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) occurs as a result of rapid immune activation induced ...

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Talking to your Patient about Biosimilar Medications

Justin Musco Justin Musco

Background and History Biological products or biologics are typically large, complex molecules made within a living system, such as an animal cell. Biologics are used to diagnose, prevent, treat, and cure diseases or medical conditions. Examples of biologics include therapeutic proteins like ...

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