Cognitive consequences and central nervous system injury following treatment for childhood leukemia.

I. M. Moore, K. A. Espy, P. Kaufmann, J. Kramer, K. Kaemingk, P. Miketova, N. Mollova, M. Kaspar, A. Pasvogel, K. Schram, W. Wara, J. Hutter, K. Matthay

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between membrane damage and intellectual and academic abilities in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and pilot test a math intervention for children with ALL who were affected. DATA SOURCES: Research studies and review articles. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the prophylactic central nervous system (CNS) treatment for long-term disease-free survival, many children with ALL subsequently experience declines in intellectual and academic skills. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Improving academic abilities in children who have received CNS treatment is of high priority and may have longlasting implications on quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-290; discussion 291-299
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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