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INTRODUCTION The natural history of stings, the clinical reaction of the patient and in vivo and in vitro tests are necessary parameters to assess before initiating Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy. In the decision to initiate immunotherapy with Hymenoptera venom, it is not usual to evaluate the natural history of the disease, which seems to be self-limiting(More)
The risk of suicide in the cancer population is real, and it requires nurses to be able to assess and manage such risk competently. This article supports the idea that oncology nurses need to be comfortable with identifying, assessing, and appropriately triaging depressed and possibly suicidal patients with cancer to appropriate specialists, given the(More)
OBJECTIVES Nueva Luz is an English and Spanish quality of life (QOL) intervention developed to address the educational needs of Latina breast cancer survivors and provide strategies to assist in their transition into survivorship. METHODS A qualitative approach was used to evaluate the English and Spanish educational intervention (Nueva Luz). A purposive(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW We review basophil testing by flow cytometry with an emphasis on advantages and disadvantages. RECENT FINDINGS There are many tools available to assess the presence and severity of allergic diseases in patients. For 50 years, peripheral blood basophils have been used as tools to study these diseases. It is a very accessible cell that(More)
Ovarian pregnancy is the rarest of all ectopic pregnancy, occurring in about 0.5% of all cases. This article describes 1 such case, in a 24 year old healthy, multiparous woman. The woman, wearer of a Lippes Loop, was hospitalized for pregnancy with IUD in situ. Diagnosis was done through echography, which clearly showed the IUD, laparoscopy and finally(More)