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MediPorts, Stem Cell Transplant, Surgical Preoperative and Postoperative Care
RD49 - Surgical Preoperative and Postoperative Care

RD123.5 - Stem Cell Transplantation: Survivors Concerns
RD598 - Ports (Medi-ports portacath)

RD49 - Surgical Preoperative and Postoperative Care
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RD49.E185.1 - The Texas Cancer Center
The mission of the Texas Cancer Center is to ensure that all patients facing treatment for cancer have all the information they need in order to choose treatment that is right for them. When differences of opinion exist, patients should have clear and easy access to physicians who advocate competing points of view.
Link added 2008-11-16
RD49.N170.1 - Ten Things You Absolutely Need to Know Prior to Surgery
Neil F. Neimark, MD
Be prepared--physically, mentally and emotionally--for your surgery. By preparing yourself physically, mentally and emotionally you will minimize the potential complications you face, and most likely be able to speed your recovery, shorten your hospital stay,minimize your need for pain medications and reduce your anxiety before and after surgery.
Link added 2008-11-15; reviewed 2008-11-16

RD123.5 - Stem Cell Transplantation
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RD123.5.P298.1 - Five Common Misconceptions about Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants by The World's Most Transplanted Person
Mark Patton
Clearing up a few common misconceptions about bone marrow transplants (BMTs) and peripheral blood stem cell transplants (PBSCTs), thousands of lives can be saved each year.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-30
RD123.5.T506.1 - Stem Cell Transplantation: Survivors Concerns
D. Kathryn Tierney, RN, PhD and Ranjana Advani, MD
Autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation issues - fatigue, decreased physical stamina, anxiety about relapse, fear of secondary malignancies, infertility, premature menopause, struggles to reintegrate lives, and the unique problem faced by allogeneic SCT survivors chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD). Health care providers can help those SCT survivors facing ongoing health problems with coping and adaptation by providing education, counseling and aggressively treating active health problems.
First appeared 2008-09-30;

Ports (Medi-port, portacath)
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RD598.A118.1 - An Oncology Nurse's Perspective on Ports
Kathleen Allen, RN
Think of this item as your lifeline. It has a give blood and to accept fluids.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-30
RD598.A118.2 - Ports (Medi-ports)
Kathleen Allen, RN
What do you think of your port? Has it made life easier or more difficult? Where is the port and how big is it? - Fashion still counts - are low necked or close fitting tops out?
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-30
RD598.G294.1 - Portacath Helpful Advice
Velvet Girling
Get a port. In the main you can forget them. They don't hurt. The newer ones are flatter and not noticeable, they mean less time at the clinic and ease of treatment.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-30
RD598.M250.1 - About Ports: A Little Q & A
with the Masked Author
I LOVE my port. I can't imagine how I could have gone through all these years of chemo without it. Besides avoiding pain and stress, I never have to worry about drugs that are toxic to the veins, which is a great reduction in stress after my adjuvant chemo.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-30
RD598.M250.2 - More Helpful Port Information
The Masked Author
This 3rd port is wonderful. I have it over 3 years and it has never failed to give instant blood return. I use it at least once a week. I use it for chemo infusion, blood draws, contrast for CAT Scans, etc.
Link added 2006-05-21
RD598.R187.1 - How I Got an Arm Port
Rita Riley
While I was deciding between an arm port and a chest port, I received arm port recommendations from women around the country.
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-30

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First appeared May 21, 2006; updated June 4, 2011