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Medical complications from the neoplasm itself, or its treatment by present-day multimodal therapy, are the subjects of the 18 essays by an international group of experts evenly selected from both sides of the Atlantic. This is a laudable critical evaluation of many types of therapeutic protocols, as exemplified by Klastersky's chapter, "Prevention and Therapy of Infection in Myelo-suppressed Patients." There are excellent reviews also of cardiac and renal diseases associated with all types of cancer, neurologic disorders, respiratory complications, nutrition, coagulopathies, ectopic hormone production, and hypercalcemia. The indications for platelet and granulocyte transfusion are reviewed, as are the pros and
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Medical Complications in Cancer Patients.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:829. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-829_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):829.
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