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What finding should be reflected in a CBC, after several days, of a patient who has received chemotherapy for cancer and has been given an injection of Epoetin?



A. An increase in neutrophil count.
B. An increase in hematocrit.
C. An increase in platelet count.
D. An increase in serum iron.

This question is part of NCLEX Practice Exam 18 (10 Questions)
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jun 27, 2020

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h.Jennifer

H.Jennifer

Answered Apr 23, 2018

Epoetin beta has a place with the class of erythropoiesis-fortifying operators (ESAs) that are at present accessible to treat pallid patients accepting chemotherapy. Chemotherapy-initiated frailty influences a high level of cancer patients and, because of its negative consequences for ailment result and the patient's personal satisfaction, ought to be dealt with when initially analyzed.

Starting trials with ESAs have demonstrated adequacy in enhancing personal satisfaction and lessening the requirement for blood transfusions in patients with chemotherapy-prompted pallor. In any case, late meta-examinations have given clashing information on the effect of ESAs on survival and tumor progression.

Paleness, characterized as a diminishment in hemoglobin concentration to non-physiological levels, much of the time happens in cancer patients, specifically as a result of chemotherapy, and may adversely affect their illness result and personal satisfaction.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jul 20, 2017

An increase in hematocrit.

Epoetin is a form of erythropoietin. which stimulates the production of red blood cells. causing an increase in hematocrit. Epoetin is given to patients who are anemic. often as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Epoetin has no effect on neutrophils. platelets. or serum iron.
 

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