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Maura Dowling

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland

Advances in the management of myeloma: an update

When suspicion of myeloma is raised, a number of investigations are required to confirm the diagnosis. These include bone marrow aspirate and biopsy. The presence of plasma cells greater than 10%...

The ‘inbetweeners’: living on a watch and wait approach for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – a qualitative study

The findings reveal participants' initial shock, worry about an uncertain future, unmet need for information and feelings of being an imposter..

Mandatory vaccination for seasonal influenza: what are nurses' views?

This qualitative study formed phase two of a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study reported elsewhere (Flanagan et al, 2020). A self-selected sample of qualified nurses participated in five...

Oral loratadine in the management of G-CSF-induced bone pain: a pilot study

The primary aim of this pilot study was to ascertain if bone pain in a heterogeneous group of patients with cancer induced by G-CSFs could be alleviated or eliminated by loratadine. A secondary aim...

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