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The genesis of breathlessness What do we understand?

Douglas Beach and Richard M. Schwartzstein

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Breathlessness or dyspnoea in the clinical situation varies from one individual to another. Thus, a clinician must take a comprehensive physiological view of each patient when evaluating the cause of ... More


Mechanisms of pain associated with respiratory disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0026
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the pathophysiological mechanisms of pain associated with respiratory disease, focusing on the chest wall, diaphragm, and mediastinal pain, and with brachial plexopathy. It ... More


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