Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal gammopathy and Skin defects (POEMS syndrome): What nurses need to know

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164781
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal gammopathy and Skin defects (POEMS syndrome): What nurses need to know
Author(s):
Mullen, Ellen; Mendez, Noel; Buzzurro, Sue
Author Details:
Ellen Mullen, RN, BSN, ANP, GNP, Advanced Practice Nurse, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: ellenmullen111@yahoo.com; Noel Mendez, RN, BSN, OCN; Sue Buzzurro, RN, BSN, MSN
Abstract:
Education: POEMS syndrome is an extremely rare multisystem disorder. POEMS is an acronym that stands for (P)olyneuropathy, disease affecting many nerves; (O)rganomegaly, abnormal enlargement of an organ; (E)ndocrinopathy, disease affecting certain hormone-producing glands that help to regulate the rate of growth, sexual development, and certain metabolic functions (endocrine system); (M)onoclonal gammopathy or M proteins; and (S)kin defects. POEMS syndrome is associated with a group of disorders known as monoclonal gammopathies or plasma cell dyscrasias. Common symptoms of this syndrome can present similar with other disorders, therefore increasing nursing awareness of this syndrome is imperative. By doing so will assist nurses in differentiating clinical presentations to be able to provide prompt symptom management as well as to provide support and guidance. The purpose of this presentation is to bring awareness of this rare disorder that occurs approximately 1 in 2000 U.S. population. This presentation will include an overview of the pathogenesis, clinical features of the syndrome that differentiate it from other disorder, and diagnosis and treatment of POEMS. The major and minor critieria of the syndrome will be discussed as well as symptom managements. An emphasis on nursing interventions and managements will be included. Treatment decision is based on the severity of the disease. It requires a collaborative effort of a multisdisciplinary team as efforts are aimed towards symptom management. The treatment of POEMS in addition to symptoms management, includes radiation therapy, corticosteroids, chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. Upon completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to discuss the major criteria of POEMS syndrome. Nurses will gain a better understanding on the pathogensis of the syndrome. Furthermore, the audience will also be able to discuss treatments and nursing management of POEMS syndrome. The presentation will increase nursesÆ awareness and help differentiate clinical symptoms of POEMS from other disorders. By gaining a better understanding of the syndrome, nurses can help in preventing debilitating conditions that can occur if this syndrome is not recognized and treated promptly.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePolyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal gammopathy and Skin defects (POEMS syndrome): What nurses need to knowen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMullen, Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMendez, Noelen_US
dc.contributor.authorBuzzurro, Sueen_US
dc.author.detailsEllen Mullen, RN, BSN, ANP, GNP, Advanced Practice Nurse, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: ellenmullen111@yahoo.com; Noel Mendez, RN, BSN, OCN; Sue Buzzurro, RN, BSN, MSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164781-
dc.description.abstractEducation: POEMS syndrome is an extremely rare multisystem disorder. POEMS is an acronym that stands for (P)olyneuropathy, disease affecting many nerves; (O)rganomegaly, abnormal enlargement of an organ; (E)ndocrinopathy, disease affecting certain hormone-producing glands that help to regulate the rate of growth, sexual development, and certain metabolic functions (endocrine system); (M)onoclonal gammopathy or M proteins; and (S)kin defects. POEMS syndrome is associated with a group of disorders known as monoclonal gammopathies or plasma cell dyscrasias. Common symptoms of this syndrome can present similar with other disorders, therefore increasing nursing awareness of this syndrome is imperative. By doing so will assist nurses in differentiating clinical presentations to be able to provide prompt symptom management as well as to provide support and guidance. The purpose of this presentation is to bring awareness of this rare disorder that occurs approximately 1 in 2000 U.S. population. This presentation will include an overview of the pathogenesis, clinical features of the syndrome that differentiate it from other disorder, and diagnosis and treatment of POEMS. The major and minor critieria of the syndrome will be discussed as well as symptom managements. An emphasis on nursing interventions and managements will be included. Treatment decision is based on the severity of the disease. It requires a collaborative effort of a multisdisciplinary team as efforts are aimed towards symptom management. The treatment of POEMS in addition to symptoms management, includes radiation therapy, corticosteroids, chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. Upon completion of the presentation, the audience will be able to discuss the major criteria of POEMS syndrome. Nurses will gain a better understanding on the pathogensis of the syndrome. Furthermore, the audience will also be able to discuss treatments and nursing management of POEMS syndrome. The presentation will increase nursesÆ awareness and help differentiate clinical symptoms of POEMS from other disorders. By gaining a better understanding of the syndrome, nurses can help in preventing debilitating conditions that can occur if this syndrome is not recognized and treated promptly.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:53Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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