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Plicamycin (Intravenous route)

Plicamycin belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It may be used to treat certain types of cancer. It is also used to treat hypercalcemia or hypercalciuria (too much calcium in the blood or urine) that may occur with some types of cancer.

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Plicamycin may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Plicamycin is to be administered by or under the immediate care of your doctor… Read more
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Evidence reviews

Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Measures for Guiding Antibiotic Treatment for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia [Internet]

To conduct a systematic review of the use of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) measures or strategies to dose and monitor intravenous (IV) antibiotics in the treatment of adults with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP).

Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and economic evaluation, of denosumab for the treatment of bone metastases from solid tumours

The study found that denosumab is effective in delaying skeletal related events in patients with bone metastases from solid tumours but is only cost-effective relative to zoledronic acid with a patient access scheme, without such a scheme it is not cost-effective relative to zoledronic acid or best supportive care.

Summaries for consumers

Nutrition in Cancer Care (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the causes and management of nutritional problems that occur in patients with cancer.

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