The Hematology and Oncology Pediatric Patient: A Review of Fever and Neutropenia, Blood Transfusions, and Other Complex Problems

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Abstract

  • Pediatric hematology and oncology patients represent a unique type of pediatric patient with complex medical problems and "high-tech" challenges. For this reason, these patients may provoke anxiety in health care practitioners. Treating children with cancer and blood diseases, such as leukemia, anemia, and bone marrow failure, should have a systematic approach to their care. This chapter serves as a guideline for these distinctive characteristics and provides a process for the evaluation and management of their health care considerations. We will especially focus on fever and neutropenia in oncology patients and make mention of transfusion of blood products. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
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  • Williams AM; Estrada C; Gary-Bryan H; MacKeil-White K
  • Start Page

  • 91
  • End Page

  • 98
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 2