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The medical care of terminally ill patients

Author: Robert E Enck
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Enck places great emphasis on enhancing the quality of life while addressing the most common symptoms of terminal illness.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Enck, Robert E.
Medical care of terminally ill patients.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606676181
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Enck
ISBN: 0801867657 9780801867651 0801867665 9780801867668
OCLC Number: 45618953
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Prognostication of Survival --
Cancer --
Dementia --
Motor Neuron Disease --
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) --
Central Nervous System Anoxia --
Advanced Pulmonary Disease --
Heart Disease --
The Management of Symptoms Common among Dying Patients --
General Symptoms of Dying Patients --
Pain --
Gastrointestinal Symptoms --
Nausea and Vomiting --
Anorexia and Cachexia --
Nutritional Problems --
Hydration --
Constipation --
Central Nervous System Symptoms --
Delirium --
Depression --
Systemic Symptoms --
Dyspnea --
Urinary Incontinence --
Pressure Sores --
Other Problems of Patients with Cancer --
Malignant Intestinal Obstruction --
Malignant Dysphagia --
Neuromuscular Dysfunction --
Malignant Ulceration --
Other Problems of Patients with Nonmalignant Diseases --
Dementia --
Motor Neuron Disease --
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) --
Chronic Vegetative State --
Advanced Pulmonary Disease --
Heart Disease --
Palliative Surgery --
Principles of Preoperative Care --
Principles of Operating for Advanced Cancer --
Principles of Postoperative Care --
Indications for Surgery --
The Management of Pain --
An Overview of Pain Management --
Principles of Pain Management --
The Ladder Approach --
Managing the Complications of Pain Treatment --
Opioids --
Oral Morphine --
Parenteral Opioids --
Alternative Routes of Administration --
Adjuvant Analgesic Drugs --
Anticonvulsants --
Phenothiazines --
Antidepressants --
Antihistamines --
Steroids --
Antibiotics --
Amphetamines --
Butyrophenones.
Responsibility: Robert E. Enck.
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A very well thought out and organized professional book... A thorough book for physicians. -- Carolyn Whitman, M.S., R.N. * Inside GCM * This Second Edition demonstrates the enormous advances that Read more...

 
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