Potential Speaker for Nursing Conference- Kamolchanok Boonprajak

Title: A Study of Acid Base Balance in Advanced Cancer Patients after Haemodialysis

Kamolchanok Boonprajak

Chulabhorn Hospital, Thailand

Biography

Miss Kamolchanok Booprajak graduated from the Thai Red Cross Society Nursing College in 2009.  She is interested in advanced caner and has responsibilities to take care of cancer patients. Moreover, she has a full participation in Haemodialysis Program of Nurse Practitioner in Renal Replacement Therapy at Phra Mongkutklao Hospital, Thailand.  In addition, she is a co-researcher in a study titled The Effectiveness of Video and Handbook Learning Media for Knowledge Acquisition in Healthcare Process with Liver Cancer Patients Receiving First Trans-Arterial Chemoembolization: A Randomized Control-Trial.

Abstract

Cancer is a life threatening disease and leading cause of death across the countries.  To date, treatment of cancer has been widely developing.  However, in metastasis stage, it impacts renal function resulting in electrolyte imbalance, sepsis, hypotension, oligouria, and kidney injuries.  This leads to volume overload, uremia, and severe metabolic acidosis causing unexpected death unless patients have appropriate treatments on time.  At present, haemodialysis becomes a method of choice to alleviate these symptoms. Nevertheless, it has effects on patients’ shunt effect. As a result, investigators would like to study the change of  (A-a)DO2, PaO2/PAO2 and PaO2/FiO2 before and after the procedure, as these values diectly reflect to the shunt effect.