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A study conducted at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center found that one in four nurses felt there were widespread inconsistencies with cerebellar assessments. One of every two nurses felt the current assessment was incomplete and the patient may be suffering as a result. Nurses need to have the means to accurately and consistently assess and document neurological changes noted with Cytarabine administration.
neurologic examination, nursing assessment, cytarabine, neurotoxicity, cerebellar toxicity, chemotherapy
Hinnenkamp, Tara, "Finding the Missing Pieces: Comprehensive Cerebellar Assessments with Cytarabine Administration" (2016). Nursing Posters. 59.