Thrombus formation in the vein.
Pain and discomfort.
Occlusion of the catheter as the result of an intra-lumen clot.
“These type of devices are essentially risk free.”
“These devices seldom work for more than a week or two necessitating replacement.”
“The dressing should only the changed by your doctor.”
“Heparin in instilled into the lumen of the catheter to decrease the risk of clotting.”
Cross-link DNA strands with covalent bonds between alkyl groups on the drug and guanine bases on DNA.
Have few. if any. side effects.
Are used to treat multiple types of cancer.
Are cell cycle-specific agents.
Thyroxine to treat thyroid cancer.
ACTH to treat adrenal carcinoma.
Estrogen antagonists to treat breast cancer.
Glucagon to treat pancreatic carcinoma.
The patient’s hemoglobin and hematocrit are normal.
Red blood cells are affected first.
Folic acid levels are normal.
The current white cell count is not affected by chemotherapy.
Epoetin alfa (Epogen. Procrit).