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Evaluating Symptoms and Treatment Options for Myelofibrosis: Alice Lynn, ANP, and Dawn Urbanovsky, RN, BSN, OCN®

Myelofibrosis, a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by bone marrow fibrosis, cytopenias, and extramedullary hematopoiesis, is a very challenging disease to treat, with patients experiencing progressive symptoms that can negatively impact their quality of life. In this excerpt of the transcript from their nursing continuing professional development (NCPD)-approved activity, Nursing Management of Myelofibrosis: Controlling Symptoms and Optimizing Patient Quality of Life, Alice Lynn, ANP, an...

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Meditation Apps May Help Relieve Cancer Symptoms

Despite pharmacologic therapy, patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) experience high symptom burden. Seeking a new way to treat these symptoms, researchers found that two meditation phone apps demonstrated efficacy on several patient-reported outcomes. For this study, published in JMIR Formative Research, 128 patients were randomized into one of four groups: one group received the apps 10% Happier followed by Calm, another group received Calm followed by 10% Happier, and the other tw...

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