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A patient is administered a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). What is the expected outcome of a G-CSF?
A)Red blood cell count of 3000 mm3
B)Decreased number of infections
C)Decreased fatigue and increased energy
D)White blood cell count of 20,000 mm3
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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G-CSFs help to prevent infection by reducing the incidence, severity, and duration of neutropenia associated with several chemotherapy regimens. The administration of a G-CSF should not lower red blood cell count or raise white blood cell count. They assist in the prevention of infection but do not necessarily resolve fatigue.

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