Which baseline studies are conducted prior to treatment of pediatric neuroblastoma with anthracyclines?

Updated: Oct 09, 2017
  • Author: Norman J Lacayo, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Answer

Obtain the following as baseline studies before therapy with anthracyclines:

  • ECG

  • Echocardiogram or resting radionuclide ejection fraction scan

Baseline hearing tests are recommended before cisplatin therapy. Baseline creatinine clearance should be measured (see the Creatinine Clearance (measured) calculator), especially if serum creatinine is abnormal.


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