Dexamethasone alters sleep and fatigue in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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BACKGROUND Dexamethasone improves the cure rate of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) but causes physical and behavioral adverse events. The objective of the current study was to determine the effect of dexamethasone exposure on sleep and fatigue in pediatric patients with ALL. METHODS One hundred pediatric patients with low-risk or standard… (More)

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@article{Hinds2007DexamethasoneAS, title={Dexamethasone alters sleep and fatigue in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.}, author={Pamela S. Hinds and Marilyn J. Hockenberry and Jami S Gattuso and Deo Kumar Srivastava and Xin Tong and Heather R Jones and Nancy A. West and Kathy S McCarthy and Avi Sadeh and Monica Ash and C And{\'u}jar Fern{\'a}ndez and Ching-Hon Pui}, journal={Cancer}, year={2007}, volume={110 10}, pages={2321-30} }