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RATIONALE: Learning about the effects of chemotherapy and biological therapy on nerve function may help doctors plan treatment and help patients live more comfortably.
- Determine the change in peripheral nerve function in cancer patients during and after treatment with chemotherapy or biologic therapy.
- Determine the clinical measurement of hearing-related air and bone conduction and vibratory sensation in these patients.
- Correlate the changes in orthostatic blood pressure using both the Vasotrac automated blood pressure device and the standard clinical automated blood pressure equipment.
- Determine the patient's perception of hearing quality before and after treatment with chemotherapy or biologic therapy.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo a 1-hour peripheral nerve function assessment, including hearing, vibratory sensation, and blood pressure testing, at baseline and then at 4, 8, and 12 weeks during treatment with chemotherapy or biologic therapy.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
management of therapy complications
Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:25:50-0400
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