Ed Luschinski Week 9 Discussion Post a description of the hematologic disorder you selected including types of drugs that would be prescribed to patients to treat associated symptoms. Then, explain how the factor you selected might impact the effects of prescribed drugs, as well as any measures you might take to help reduce negative side effects. For this week we were asked to discuss a hematologic disorder out of anemia, hemophilia, cancer, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, thrombolytic disorders, or white blood cell disorders. Given the choices, the one selected was thalassemia. Thalassemia is defined as a blood disorder passed through families in which the body makes an abnormal for or inadequate amount of hemoglobin. This disorder results in large quantities of red blood cells being destroyed eventually leading to anemia (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). Given this disorder, the symptoms that are usually presented with
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- Spring '18
- Nursing, thalassemia