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Cochrane review summary for cancer nursing : influenza vaccination in children having chemotherapy for cancer

Chan, Raymond (2010) Cochrane review summary for cancer nursing : influenza vaccination in children having chemotherapy for cancer. Cancer Nursing An International Journal for Cancer Care, 33(4), pp. 327-328.

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Abstract

Background: Children having chemotherapy for cancer are prone to developing influenza infections. Influenza virus infection may lead to hospitalization/prolonged hospitalization, interruption of treatment, and other severe adverse outcomes such as death. Although clinical guidelines recommend children who are being treated for cancer be vaccinated against influenza, evidence supporting this recommendation is unclear.--------- Objectives: The objectives of this review were to (1) assess the efficacy of influenza vaccination in stimulating immunologic response in children with cancer receiving chemotherapy, compared with other control groups; (2) assess the efficacy of influenza vaccination in preventing influenza infection; and (3) establish any adverse effects associated with influenza vaccines in children with cancer.

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ID Code: 32907
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cochrane Review, Influenza Vaccination, Children, Cancer, Chemotherapy
DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e3181e19893
ISSN: 0162-220X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Chemotherapy (111205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2010 09:47
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2011 00:10

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