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When the opioid fails: managing the patient with severe neuropathic pain

Annette Vielhaber and Russell K. Portenoy

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on the management of pain, particularly neuropathic pain. Pain is experienced approximately by 75 per cent of cancer patients with advanced-stage disease. The neuropathic ... More


The Prevention and Treatment of Seizures in Intra-Cranial Malignancy

David Oliver

in Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528074
eISBN:
9780191730382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter covers the prevention and treatment of seizures in intra-cranial malignancy, a crucial part of palliation as seizures are one of the dominant concerns of patients and their families. It ... More


Drug therapies

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/9780192631411.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines different types of drugs used in the management of dyspnoea. It describes palliative drug therapies that are usually turned to when disease-orientated strategies are exhausted. ... More


Cognitive and Psychiatric Manifestations of Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Deborah M. Levy and Gail S. Ross

in Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195342680
eISBN:
9780197562598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195342680.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies directed against multiple organ systems. ... More


Impacts on Physiological and Behavioral Systems

L. Michael Romero and John C. Wingfield

in Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People: Stress in Wild Animals and How They Cope

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780195366693
eISBN:
9780190456993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366693.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the major effects of corticosteroids and catecholamines during a stress response. The emphasis is on how these effects are understood from biomedical studies. These mechanisms ... More


Responses to Natural Perturbations: Variation in Available Energy

L. Michael Romero and John C. Wingfield

in Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People: Stress in Wild Animals and How They Cope

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780195366693
eISBN:
9780190456993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366693.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on environmental stressors that directly impact energy utilization. The stressors presented in this chapter are only a small subset of the stressors that could be included. ... More


Modulation of the Adrenocortical Response to Stress

L. Michael Romero and John C. Wingfield

in Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People: Stress in Wild Animals and How They Cope

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780195366693
eISBN:
9780190456993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366693.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Modulation of corticosteroid release in response to different environmental conditions, other than circadian variation, is not a phenomenon that has attracted much attention from biomedical ... More


Development, Environmental, and Maternal Effects

L. Michael Romero and John C. Wingfield

in Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People: Stress in Wild Animals and How They Cope

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780195366693
eISBN:
9780190456993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366693.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter addresses the mechanisms involved in the environmental and maternal effects on the ability of offspring to cope with environmental perturbations. Specifically, much of this chapter is ... More


Gynaecological Oncology

Sambit Mukhopadhyay and Medha Sule (eds)

in Tasks for Part 3 MRCOG Clinical Assessment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198757122
eISBN:
9780191917035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198757122.003.0023
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

abstract This task assesses the following clinical skills: • Patient safety • Communication with patients and their relatives • Information gathering • Applied clinical knowledge Your consultant has ... More


Saccadic Dyskinesia, Other Involuntary Eye Movements, and Gaze Deviations

Agnes M.F. Wong

in Eye Movement Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195324266
eISBN:
9780197562512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195324266.003.0015
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

■ A small saccade of 0.5–3° that takes the eye away from fixation, followed by a saccade that returns the eye back to fixation after about 200 msec (i.e., presence of intersaccadic interval during ... More


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