You are here: Home Blog MediFormatica's BLOG OnLine DataBase of Oncology Regimens and Calculation

Mediformatica - The Medical Informatics Portal

Mediformatica - The Medical Informatics Portal

Latest Blog Articles

OnLine DataBase of Oncology Regimens and Calculation

E-mail Print PDF
OncologyDoseCalc® OnLine DataBase of Oncology Regimens and calculation software contains many common combination treatment regimens for solid tumors and adult leukemias and is designed to serve as a concise database reference for use by oncology healthcare professionals.

DoseCalc OnLine is intended as a general reference only to supplement the existing knowledge of healthcare professionals. While the DoseCalc OnLine provides resources for quick access to referenced protocols, it should be recognized that many combination cancer regimens have variations.

DoseCalc OnLine does NOT provide criteria for selection of regimens or for assessment of the appropriateness of a regimen for a specific patient. DoseCalc ® OnLine does NOT include information on potential side effects of specific regimens. In short, the DoseCalc OnLine is a limited database of information and a dosage calculator, and is NOT a substitute for the sound clinical judgement of the knowledgable health professional.

Health professionals using these regimens should consult complete prescribing information before using any drug included in a regimen. It should be noted that not all drugs and dosages listed in the regimens are necessarily approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating the specific cancer.

Each listed regimen follows the following format:

  1. Type of cancer
  2. Protocol Acronym (eg: PAC)
  3. Listing of drugs in the regimen
  4. Abbreviations of drugs in regimen
  5. Dosage schedule for each drug, usually expressed in units of per meter squared of patient body area (eg: mg/m2)
    mg = milligram
    kg = kilogram
    g = gram
    mL = mililiter
    MU = megaunits
  6. Route of administration for each drug, expressed as:
    IV = IV infusion
    IVB = IV bolus
    CIV = Continous IV infusion
    IM = Intramuscular
    IT = Intrathecal
    PO = Oral
    SC = Subcutaneous
    IV (time) = IV infusion over specific time period
  7. Dosing time, expressed as:
    H = hour
    D = day
    wk = week
    /1hr = over one hour
    x4 = for four times
    q6h = every 6 hours
    qd = every day
    Note:
    In reading days, a dash (-) means 'to'.
    eg: D1-4 is read 'day 1 to 4'
    In reading days, a comma (,) means 'and'
    eg: D1,5,12 is read 'days 1,5, and 12'
  8. Cycles:
    Number and timing or recommended repetitions of therapy are usually expressed as number of days (eg: q28 days)
  9. Reference:
    Citation for the protocol in abbreviated format



 

For more information visit http://www.meds.com/DChome.html  

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 April 2008 00:19 )  

Google Translate

Software

DrugFormatica
DrugFormatica provides a simple drug database providing information about FDA approved medications.
ProcFormatica
ProcFormatica provides a simple medical procedures database including information about the latest ICD-10-PCS codes.
PsychFormatica
PsychFormatica provides a simple medical procedures database including information about the latest DSM IV codes.

Healthcare IT in Egypt

In this section you'll find a list of companies and organizations working in the healthcare IT sector in Egypt.

Read more here...

 

Who's Online

We have 98 guests online

Counter

Members : 1
Content : 543
Web Links : 68
Content View Hits : 3005055

 

 

 

Medical Informatics

Medical informatics has to do with all aspects of understanding and promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care.

read more...

Hospital Information Systems

A Hospital Management Information Systems (HMIS) is a comprehensive, integrated information system designed to manage the administrative, financial and clinical aspects of a hospital.

read more...

Videos

Mediformatica's videos section is rapidly becoming one of the largest health informatics video libraries linking to over 250 videos to this date...



read more...

Mediformatica's Blog

Mediformatica's Blog is frequently updated with the latest and most exciting news and reviews related to the subject of Medical Informatics.


read more...