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Neutropenia: occurrence and management in women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

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Title
Neutropenia: occurrence and management in women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy
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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, April 2014
DOI 10.1590/0104-1169.3305.2416
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Talita Garcia do Nascimento, Marceila de Andrade, Rosemeire Aparecida de Oliveira, Ana Maria de Almeida, Thais de Oliveira Gozzo

Abstract

to identify the prevalence, and describe the management of, neutropenia throughout the chemotherapy treatment among women with breast cancer. observational study, cycles of chemotherapy. 116 neutropenic events were recorded, and 63.3% of the patients presented neutropenia at some point of their treatment, 46.5% of these presenting grade II. The management used was temporary suspension between the cycles and the mean number of delays was 6 days. The study was prospective and longitudinal, where the evaluation of the hematological toxicities was undertaken at each cycle of chemotherapy, whether neoadjuvant or adjuvant. 79 women were included, who received 572 cycles. However, the reasons for the suspensions were the lack of a space in the chemotherapy center, followed by neutropenia. neutropenia is one of the most common and serious adverse events observed during the chemotherapy. Nursing must invest in research regarding this adverse event and in management strategies for organizing the public health system, so as to offer quality care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Student > Postgraduate 1 3%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 3%
Student > Master 1 3%
Unknown 27 77%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Unknown 25 71%