cytoreductive therapy


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cy·to·re·duc·tive ther·a·py

therapy with the intention of reducing the number of cells in a lesion, usually a malignancy.
Synonym(s): cytoreduction

cy·to·re·duc·tive ther·a·py

(sī'tō-rĕ-dŭk'tiv thār'ă-pē)
Care intended to reduce the number of cells in a lesion, particularly a malignancy.
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It is important to obtain baseline analyte values prior to the initiation of cytoreductive therapy or administration of hypouricemic agents.
With increasingly effective cytoreductive therapy for hematologic and solid tumors comes the increased risk of TLS and related complications.
In addition to aspirin and phlebotomy, cytoreductive therapy is also used to reduce the risk of thrombotic complications for patients with high-risk PV.
(1-3) Less commonly, it has also been associated with cytoreductive therapy, graft-v.-host disease and renal calculi.
In patients with a history of thrombosis who are >60 years of age, cytoreductive therapy with hydroxyurea is also used.
This agent is under clinical development for the treatment of follicular B-cell lymphomas following cytoreductive therapy with Rituxan(r), the leading biopharmaceutical approved for the treatment of this disease.
At this time, she developed symptoms of a headache, nausea, and dizziness, prompting admission to the hematology service for cytoreductive therapy with hydroxyurea and urgent plateletpheresis.