All posts for the day July 15th, 2011
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MANAGEMENT OF THE SIDE EFFECTS OF RADIATION THERAPY IN CHILDREN EARLY EFFECTS

A. Nutritional support Nutritional support during radiation therapy is vital for the prevention of cachexia, immune compromise, and inability to repair normal tissue damage. 1. Nutritional status needs to be assessed initially. a. Weight loss probably indicates negative nitrogen balance, which must be corrected. b. Counsel the patient and family regarding unusual or idiosyncratic dietary [...]