The attempt to standardize treatment protocols for cancer-related hypercalcemia: developing a data-based flowchart

Akira Shimada, Toshimichi Nakaho, Ken Yazaki, Takeshi Ohara, Nobutaka Kikuchi, Hidekazu Watanabe, Hiroyuki Yamanaka, Masahiko Takahashi, Makoto Yamamuro

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Abstract

We developed a flowchart for the treatment of cancer-related hypercalcemia based on the review of previous reports. The treatment protocols were standardized in each group of four different ranges of serum calcium concentration (< 12, 12-14, 14-16, < 16 mg/dl). In each Ca range, specific treatment was adjusted according to the clinical evaluation of symptoms and progression of illness of the patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2145-2153
Number of pages9
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume30
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Shimada, A., Nakaho, T., Yazaki, K., Ohara, T., Kikuchi, N., Watanabe, H., Yamanaka, H., Takahashi, M., & Yamamuro, M. (2003). The attempt to standardize treatment protocols for cancer-related hypercalcemia: developing a data-based flowchart. Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, 30(13), 2145-2153.