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Multidimensional assessment of dyspnoea

Ingrid Harle and Deborah Dudgeon

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Dyspnoea is a common and distressing symptom in people with advanced disease of diverse aetiologies. The American Thoracic Society defines dyspnoea as: ‘a subjective experience of breathing ... More


The genesis of breathlessness: what do we understand?

Jeremy B. Richards and Richard M. Schwartzstein

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms that contribute to the sensation of breathlessness. The goal is to improve understanding of the processes and signals that ... More


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