Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses

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Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses

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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. Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses, edited by Joseph D. Tariman, PHC, MN, APRN-BC, OCN®, is the first book on multiple myeloma written by nurses for nurses. You ll discover the meaning of multiple myeloma as well as a history of the disease, including nursing contributions to myeloma care. You ll also gain an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, the role genetics plays in patients with this disease, and you ll look at incidence rates and risk factors related to multiple myeloma. In addition, this new book details specific information on the patients that you treat. You can find out how best to make an assessment of a patient with multiple myeleoma, including staging, diagnostic testing and procedures, and making a prognosis on a patient s future health. You can also access information on the treatment of newly diagnosed patients, both transplant-eligible and transplant-ineligible, as well as treatment on patients who have relapsed or who suffer from refractory multiple myeloma. You ll also gain specialized details on evaluating patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation, and on managing and evaluating patients receiving novel agents. Patient education is also addressed in this new book and you can gain insight on how and what to teach to your patients with multiple myeloma. Along with education, you will learn about surviving this disease, including such issues important to the patient s quality of life, including bone health, mobility, renal function, health maintenance, and psychosocial issues. Finally, you can catch a glimpse into the future with news on promising clinical trials, cellular and molecular genetics, and advances in imaging that will impact your practice in the coming years.

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