Ototoxicity in children with cancer

Expiry Date
: 01/05/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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This article looks at the use of platinum compounds in the treatment of childhood cancers, and their possible ototoxic effects.

Keywords: Ototoxicity, Cancer , Hearing Loss

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to look at the three main platinum compounds used un the treatment of childhood cancers and their effects on hearing.

Editor's comments:
This article was informative. The effects of where medication was administered, and the resultant effects was interesting to note (quiet vs noise). Also, the investigation into anti-oxidants to protect hearing or restore it were intriguing.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Platinum compounds

  2. Effects of platinum compounds on hearing
  3. Audiological assessment before, during and after use of platinum compounds
  4. Audiological examinations to be conducted at different ages
  5. Strategies for the prevention of hearing loss
  6. Conclusions.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
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  • The pass grade is 70%;
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