Volume 3

Issue 1

Eosinophilia After Exposure to Darbepoetin alfa: A Case Report

Darbepoetin alfa stimulates erythropoiesis in manner similar to re- combinant human erythropoietin (rEPO). It differs from rEPO as there are two additional oligosaccharide chains in darbepoetin alfa.1 These two chains increase the number of sialic acid residues within the molecule, thereby enhancing its half-life three-fold compared to rEPO.1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration label for Darbepoetin alfa indicates that allergic rash and erythema can occurred in 5% of patients taking darbepoetin alfa,2 which may be due to the immuno- genic nature of darbepoetin alfa owing to different amino acid and oligosaccharide chain sequences (compared to endogenous EPO and rEPO).
DOI: 10.55920/IJCIMR.2022.03.001103

A New Strategy to Build Culture of Compassion in Nursing Practice

Values are generally defined as beliefs or principles that influence behaviour. Following several reports that revealed poor care quality with an apparent lack of compassion, England's Department of Health (DH) introduced the ‘6Cs’ as values for practice within a new nursing strategy. In 2016, the 6Cs were included in the new framework for nursing (1). This article sets out the background to the 6Cs, considers other sets of values relevant to nursing practice and theories of caring, and then explores the meaning of the DH’s 6Cs in detail.
DOI: 10.55920/IJCIMR.2022.03.001102

CIUs as a Measure of Communicative Performance in a Persian Speaker with Anomic Aphasia

Aphasia is an acquired neurological language disorder, primarily due to brain injury caused by stroke, which affects language comprehen- sion and production. Anomia is a type of aphasia, which according to American Hearing and Speech Association (ASHA) is defined as a mild form of aphasia with word-finding difficulty being the main characteristic. Individuals with anomic aphasia have relatively pre- served speech fluency, repetition, comprehension, and grammatical speech but sometimes have difficulty with word retrieval (Dronkers & Baldo, 2010)
DOI: 10.55920/IJCIMR.2022.03.001101