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Principles and practice of palliative care and supportive oncology

Author: Ann Berger; John L Shuster; Jamie H Von Roenn
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Unlike other textbooks on this subject, which are more focused on end of life, the 4th edition ofPrinciples and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncologyfocuses on supportive oncology. In fact, the goal of this textbook is to provide a source of both help and inspiration to all those who care for patients with cancer. Written in a more reader-friendly format, this textbook not only offers authoritative and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Berger; John L Shuster; Jamie H Von Roenn
ISBN: 9781451121278 145112127X
OCLC Number: 793572297
Description: xvii, 942 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Difficult pain syndromes: neuropathic pain, bone pain, and visceral pain --
Opioid pharmacotherapy --
Nonpharmacologic management of pain --
Interventional approaches to pain --
Pathology of bone metastases-implications for treatment --
Pathophysiology of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy --
Cancer-related fatigue --
Fever and sweats --
Hot flashes --
Anorexia/weight loss --
Dysphagia/speech rehabilitation in palliative care --
Chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting and treatment-related nausea and vomiting --
Assessment of management of chronic nausea and vomiting --
Diarrhea, malabsorption, and constipation --
Bowel obstruction --
Diagnosis and management of effusions --
Hiccups and other gastrointestinal symptoms --
Biology of treatment-induced mucositis --
Oral manifestations and complications of cancer therapy --
Approach to liver metastases in palliative oncology --
Palliative endoscope procedures --
Palliative interventional radiologic procedures --
Pruritus --
Treatment of tumor-related skin disorders --
Dermatologic adverse events during treatment --
Management of pressure ulcers and fungating wounds --
Lymphedema --
Principles of fistula and stoma management --
Dyspnea in the cancer patient --
Hemoptysis, airway obstruction, bronchospasm, cough, and pulmonary complications/symptoms of cancer and its treatment --
Prevention, assessment, and management of treatment-induced cardiac disease in cancer patients --
Management of hypercoagulable states and coagulopathy --
Urologic issues in palliative care --
Impact of hepatic and renal dysfunction on pharmacology of palliative care drugs --
Hypercalcemia --
Metabolic disorders in the cancer patient --
Infectious complications/management. Management of intracranial metastases --
Management of spinal cord and cauda equina compression --
Recognizing and managing delirium --
Treating depression at the end of life --
Anxiety --
Cognitive decline following cancer treatment --
Substance-abuse issues in palliative care --
Epidemiology and prognostication in advanced cancer --
Hospice --
Cultural issues --
Communication during transitions of care --
The family meetings --
Psychosocial consequences of advanced cancer --
Disorders of sexuality and reproduction --
Caregiving in the home --
Management of symptoms in the actively dying patient --
Spirituality --
Bereavement care --
Staff stress and burnout --
Advance directives, decision making, and withholding and withdrawing treatment --
Palliative care: ethics and the law --
Hematologic support of the cancer patient --
Issues in nutrition and hydration --
Complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies in oncology --
Geriatric palliative care --
Palliative care in pediatrics --
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and supportive care --
Long-term survivorship: late effects --
Survivorship issues in adults --
Outcomes assessment in palliative care --
Measurement of quality of life outcomes --
Research issues: ethics and study design.
Responsibility: editors, Ann M. Berger, John L. Shuster, Jr., Jamie Von Roenn.

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