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Palliative care consultations in haemato-oncology

Author: Sara Booth; Eduardo Bruera
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Palliative care consultations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Patients with haematological malignancy often undergo the most rigorous treatments, usually requiring long inpatient stays at tertiary referral centres. This volume draws on the expertise of the haematologist, who is vital if the patient is to have optimal care, and offers practical advice in an easy accessible form.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Booth; Eduardo Bruera
ISBN: 9780198528081 0198528086
OCLC Number: 963216885
Description: xii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Management of myeloma ; 2. Management of lymphoma ; 3. Management of acute leukaemias ; 4. Myelodysplastic syndromes ; 5. Bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation ; 6. Palliative care for patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy ; 7. Mouth care for haematology patients ; 8. The essentials of symptom control in haemato-oncology ; 9. When the opioid fails: managing the patient with severe neuropathic pain ; 10. Changing the emphasis from active curative care to active palliative care in haematology patients ; 11. The significance and management of anaemia in palliative care patients ; 12. Thrombotic and bleeding complications in haematological malignancies ; 13. The management of sweating ; 14. Home care for terminally ill haematology patients ; 15. The last days of life
Series Title: Palliative care consultations.
Responsibility: [edited by] Sara Booth, Eduardo Bruera.

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This book is designed to give the busy clinician immediate, easy-to-access and practical advice on clinical problems which may arise in the management of haemato-oncological patients. These problems  Read more...

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Whilst the target audience is the hospital palliative care team, this concise and reasonably priced volume would undoubtedly also be valuable to doctors and specialist nurses in haematology... Read more...

 
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