Nursing management during intra-aterial therapy in children with retinoblastoma

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serval:BIB_05748DF0302F
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Nursing management during intra-aterial therapy in children with retinoblastoma
Journal
International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice
Author(s)
Bergeron Marie-Paule, Binaghi Stefano, Beck-Popovic Maja, Munier Francis L., Ruchat Gillian
ISSN
2044-5504
2052-2851
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2
Number
2
Pages
71-74
Language
english
Notes
Published Online: September 28, 2013
Abstract
Aims:
Retinoblastoma is a rare childhood cancer that can be life and vision threatening. This recently developed therapy, which injects melphalan into the ophthalmic artery, is only available in a few European centres. Our aim is to explain the procedure and some important nursing strategies for patient care.
Method:
Twelve children received superselective ophthalmic artery chemotherapy in our angiography unit under general anaesthesia. With careful planning between all practitioners a course of three sessions, one every 3 weeks, was organized with the parents. To assess the chemotherapy response and evaluate any adverse side effects the children were examined under general anaesthesia prior to each injection.
Results:
Each child has had their eye preserved with the highest visual potential at the time of reporting. Complications were encountered, fortunately without any serious consequences, and all children are doing well.
Conclusions:
Nursing strategies and intervention help prevent complications as a result of the procedure by maintaining a safe and secure environment. We also gain expertise by sharing skills in a multidisciplinary team.
Keywords
Retinoblastoma Local intra-arterial chemotherapy Nursing strategies
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