June 26, 2013

Q&A: Pulmonary Complications of Cytotoxics: Pleural Friction Rub

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Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) due to antineoplastic agents are a common form of iatrogenic injury, and the lungs are a frequent target, as they process the entire cardiac output. While some antineoplastic agent-induced ADRs are potentially preventable (particularly those that are related to cumulative dosing), many are idiosyncratic and unpredictable.