James, a 3-year-old, has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and will begin receiving chemotherapy with the mitotic inhibitor teniposide (Vumon) and the alkylating agent cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) in the morning. a. Explain how mitotic inhibitors and alkylating agents prevent or inhibit the growth of cancer cells. b. What special considerations […]
Ms. Smith will be receiving chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer. She is 75 years old and resides in a long-term care facility. Her treatment plan will include the use of the hormone goserelin (Zoladex) and capecitabine (Xeloda), which is an antimetabolite. a. What special monitoring might Ms. Smith require during […]
You have been assigned to teach a group of middle-school campers about the body’s natural defense system. a. Explain the four natural body defenses and how they fight invading organisms. b. What type of natural defense is the skin and how does it protect the body?
Mr. Jones has been diagnosed with a skin infection of the left middle finger. Upon assessment, you note that the finger is red, swollen, tender to touch, and painful to move. a. Explain how these assessment findings are a normal part of the inflammatory response to a foreign organism invasion. […]
There have been several mergers of large firms within oligopolies. In this assignment, you are to assess the impact of those mergers, on industry, on consumers and on society as a whole. There are three parts to the assignment. * First, you are to go to the Federal Trade Commission’s […]
Your company is in need of someone to fill a new position. The spot calls for some very specific skills, education, and experience, but you happen to have an old friend who exactly fits the bill. In addition, he has mentioned to you that he feels it is time to […]