Thromboprophylaxis in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Who Received Lenalidomide-Based Regimens
Serena Chew, PharmD, BCOP, Salma Afifi, PharmD, BCOP, Michelle Nadeau Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, Man-Yee Merl, PharmD, BCOP
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major complication of hematologic malignancies and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with multiple myeloma are especially at risk for VTEs based on the underlying disease pathophysiology and the treatments used for this patient population, specifically immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs). The risk for VTE among patients ranges from 26% to 67% for those with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, and from 11% to 15% for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. The use of IMiDs further increases the risk for thromboembolic complications, particularly within the first 6 months of therapy, although this risk decreases over time.
Esra Nusseibeh, PharmD, Lynn Weber, PharmD, BCOP, Katie Won, PharmD, BCOP, Shannon Reidt, PharmD, MPH
Shabnam Dakwala-Sheikh, PharmD, Genevieve Moore, PharmD, Leila Mohassel, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Casey Washington, PharmD, BCPS
Effectiveness of a Single 6-mg Fixed Dose of Rasburicase for Prevention or Management of Hyperuricemia Associated with Tumor Lysis Syndrome in Adults with Cancer
Mansoor Ahmed Khan, BS, MS, BCOP, Majed A. Alshamrani, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Mohammed A. Aseeri, PharmD, BCPS, FISMP, Ahmad S. Al Saeed, MD, Hani S. Alhamdan, BS, MS, Ahlam O. Masari, MD
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening complication of hematologic malignancies and some solid tumors. This syndrome occurs after tumor cells break down spontaneously or after exposure to radiation or chemotherapy. Lysis of tumor cells will release intracellular contents into the bloodstream, leading to hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, and hypocalcemia.
Sterility Duration of Single-Use Vials for Antineoplastic Agents or Monoclonal Antibodies Extended with a Closed-System Transfer Device
Major Rosalynda Uy, PharmD, BCPS, Michael S. Edwards, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, FASHP, Dominic A. Solimando, Jr, MA, BCOP, FAPhA, FASHP
The use of a closed-system transfer device (CSTD) has been accepted as a standard of practice to minimize exposure to harmful materials when compounding hazardous medications. Several reports indicate that CSTDs also preserve the sterility of unpreserved (ie, single-use) medication vials for up to 1 week. Taking advantage of prolonged sterility of nonpreserved vials with an appropriate CSTD attached offers the possibility of significant cost-savings through reduced drug waste.
Comparing Outcomes in Patients with Recurrent or Refractory Ovarian Cancer Managed with 1 of 2 Versions of Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin at an Academic Medical Center
Retrospective Review of the Use of Oral Chemotherapy Drugs for Patients with Metastatic Kidney Cancer
Nathan M. Kawamura, PharmD, BCOP, Sara Griesbach , PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, Sue Wilhelm, RPh, BCPS, Richard Mercier, MD
Comparing Grade 4 Neutropenia Associated with Pegfilgrastim Administered via the Onpro Device versus Manual Injection with a Prefilled Syringe
Assessing Basic Cytotoxic Drug Levels in Hospital Pharmacies and the Efficacy of a Closed-System Drug-Transfer Device to Reduce Contamination
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