TITLE

Caring for Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Photodynamic Therapy

AUTHOR(S)
Collins, Angela Smith; Garner, Marie
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes photodynamic therapy and 2 cases that illustrate the unique nursing care needs of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Photodynamic therapy is a unique blend of pharmacology with laser surgery on a specific timeline. The most commonly used and studied laser for photodynamic therapy in the operating room is the argon/dye laser.
ACCESSION #
24832912

 

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