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Errors involving pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy: a literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8614368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A review of mishaps involving pediatric patients receiving anticancer chemotherapy was undertaken in order to assist intervention. Although the case literature is too sparse to provide definite recommendations, suggestions for management are made in the event of an error with a high risk (based on the case literature) of life-threatening toxicities. It is recommended that all incidents be reported in the literature in order to provide a basis for devising standard treatment protocols. It is also suggested that studies using animal models continue to be done in order to provide more experimental data about toxicities and potentially beneficial rescue therapies.
Authors:
R Trinkle; J K Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and pediatric oncology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0098-1532     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Pediatr. Oncol.     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-05-31     Completed Date:  1996-05-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506654     Medline TA:  Med Pediatr Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, B.C.'s Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage*,  toxicity
Child
Cytarabine / administration & dosage*,  toxicity
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Humans
Injections, Spinal
Medication Errors
Methotrexate / administration & dosage*,  toxicity
Overdose*
Vinca Alkaloids / administration & dosage*,  toxicity
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/Vinca Alkaloids; 147-94-4/Cytarabine; 59-05-2/Methotrexate
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Med Pediatr Oncol. 1997 Aug;29(2):155-6   [PMID:  9180921 ]
Med Pediatr Oncol. 1998 Mar;30(3):193   [PMID:  9434832 ]

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