pediatric oncology

Publication Title: 
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) continues to be a common symptom experienced by children undergoing cancer treatment despite the use of contemporary antiemetics. Integrative therapeutic approaches in addition to standard pharmacologic antiemetic regimes offer potential to control CINV. The purpose of this review was to identify current evidence on integrative therapeutic approaches for the control of CINV in children with cancer. Online search engines (PubMed, CINAHL, PsychINFO) were queried using MESH terms.

Author(s): 
Momani, Tha'er G.
Berry, Donna L.
Publication Title: 
Pediatric Blood & Cancer

Youth with cancer undergo many repeated and invasive medical procedures that are often painful and highly distressing. A systematic review of published research since 1995 identified 65 papers (11 review articles and 54 empirical studies) that investigated preparatory information and psychological interventions for a variety of medical procedures in pediatric cancer. Distraction, combined cognitive-behavioral strategies, and hypnosis were identified as effective for reducing child pain and increasing child coping.

Author(s): 
Flowers, Stacy R.
Birnie, Kathryn A.
Publication Title: 
Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

PURPOSE: Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) use in children with cancer is well established among high-income, upper middle-income, low-middle-income, and low-income countries (HIC, UMIC, LMIC, LIC, respectively). In HIC, a developing body of evidence exists for several T&CM therapies; however, evidence in other income settings is less well described despite a significantly higher use when compared to reports from HIC. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence for T&CM for a variety of supportive care indications among children with cancer.

Author(s): 
Radossi, Andrea L.
Taromina, Katherine
Marjerrison, Stacey
Diorio, Caroline J.
Similio, Raquel
Njuguna, Festus
Afungchwi, Glenn M.
Ladas, Elena J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) continues to be a common symptom experienced by children undergoing cancer treatment despite the use of contemporary antiemetics. Integrative therapeutic approaches in addition to standard pharmacologic antiemetic regimes offer potential to control CINV. The purpose of this review was to identify current evidence on integrative therapeutic approaches for the control of CINV in children with cancer. Online search engines (PubMed, CINAHL, PsychINFO) were queried using MESH terms.

Author(s): 
Momani, Tha'er G.
Berry, Donna L.
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