Myelosuppressive therapy | definition of myelosuppressive therapy by Medical dictionary
myelosuppressive therapy Oncology Any therapy intended to inhibit or frankly wipe out normal cell proliferation in the BM. Cf Myelosuppression.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Any form of treatment that is aimed at slowing down the rate of blood cell production.
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Therefore, ESAs are not indicated for use in oncology patients with CKD who are receiving myelosuppressive therapy
if the intent is to cure the patient.
Treatment strategies include using bland rinses for mild to moderate oral mucositis pain, topical anesthetics, and prophylactic antiviral and antifungal therapy in patients undergoing myelosuppressive therapy
to prevent infections that can aggravate oral mucositis.
Plasma erythropoietin concentrations in polycythaemia vera with special reference to myelosuppressive therapy
. Leuk Lymphoma 2000;37: 189-95.
Patients administered mildly myelosuppressive therapy
are at low risk.