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Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Sara Booth, Eduardo Bruera, and Jenny Craig (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This book is the first volume in an international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical, clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. ... More


Cancer biology

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Malignant cells differ from normal tissues in a number of fundamental properties. The malignancy in cells is a result of the changes in the genetic make-up of the cells. Changes in the sequences of ... More


Malignancy of unknown primary site

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0019
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses malignancies, the origin of which is relatively unknown. Metastatic cancer of which the primary site is unknown accounts for up to 10 per cent of new diagnoses of malignancy. ... More


Malignancy associated with HIV infection

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses malignancies arising from HIV infection. One of the problems faced by patients with HIV is cancer. Cancer affects almost 40 per cent of HIV-infected people and with the ... More


Pediatric Oncology: A Medical Overview

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the medical aspects of pediatric cancer, valuable to readers with little or no background in biomedical sciences and medical practice. It considers the etiology, clinical ... More


Bone Marrow Transplantation

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

An increasingly important means of treating many kinds of pediatric malignancies is the process of bone marrow transplantation (BMT), a particularly arduous and psychologically stressful procedure. ... More


Surgical interventions to improve dyspnoea

Andrew J. Drain and Francis C. Wells

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/9780198530039.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter focuses on surgical interventions that alleviate or abolish dyspnoea. In general, surgical procedures are a careful balance of risks and benefits, but for advanced diseases in the chest, ... More


From Cotton-Stone to the New York Conference: Asbestos-Related Diseases 1878–1965

Bruce W. Case

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter sets forth how we came to understand asbestos and its potential as a cause of disease. Topics discussed include the discovery and beginnings of use of asbestos, the period of isolated ... More


Molecular and Genetic Events in Neoplastic Transformation

AYSE E. ERSON and ELIZABETH M. PETTY

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter illustrates some of the basic molecular and genetic mechanisms that underlie the development of cancer. The chapter is organized into four main sections. The first section examines ... More


Infectious Agents

NANCY E. MUELLER, BRENDA M. BIRMANN, JULIE PARSONNET, MARK H. SCHIFFMAN, and SHERRI O. STUVER

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is substantial evidence that infectious agents play a causal role in a variety of human malignancies. These cancers include the liver, cervix, stomach, nasopharynx, bladder, and bile duct as ... More


Multiple Myeloma

ANNECLAIRE J. DE ROOS, DALSU BARIS, NOEL S. WEISS, and LISA J. HERRINTON

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0047
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Myeloma presently accounts for almost 10% of all hematologic malignancies and 1% of cancer deaths in Western countries. Although myeloma is a rare malignancy, there is relatively high mortality, with ... More


The assessment and management of advanced cancer of the cervix

Claire Versehraegen, Harriet O. Smith, Luis Padilla-paz, Sri G. Gorty, Ben Liem, Evelyne Loyer, and Harmeet Kaur

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Across the world, carcinoma of the uterine cervix is one of the most common malignancies in women, and one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality. In spite of the availability of ... More


Pelvic pain syndromes and their management in advanced gynaecological malignancy

Sebastiano Mercadante

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Gynaecological malignancies constitute approximately 20 per cent of visceral cancers in women. Cancer in the pelvis causes progressive pelvic and perineal pain and complications such as uteretic ... More


Surgery for the control of symptoms in the abdomen

Alan G. Johnson

in Surgical Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the surgical procedures undertaken to control symptoms in the abdomen. It is revealed that the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most common site for primary malignancy, ... More


Symptom control in urological malignancy

Alan P. Doherty and Joe M. O'Sullivan

in Surgical Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the symptoms of urological malignancies and surgical and oncological interventions to palliate them. It provides a brief review of the literature on ‘adjunctive nephrectomy’, ... More


Thrombotic and bleeding complications in haematological malignancies

Beverley Hunt and Simon Noble

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/9780198528081.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Venous thrombo-embolism and bleeding problems are common complications in advanced malignancies. In general, the pathogenesis of thrombotic problems is simple, but other haemostatic effects such as ... More


Pruritus in haematological disorders

Zbigniew Zylicz and Małgorzata Krajnik

in Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525103
eISBN:
9780191730238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses pruritus in haematological disorders. Compared to solid tumours, pruritus is considered to be a common symptom in patients with haematological disorders, including Hodgkin's ... More


The assessment and management of lymphoedema

Benedict Konzen and Ki Y. Shin

in Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530756
eISBN:
9780191730481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of lymphoedema, which is an interruption in one of the homeostatic mechanisms of the body that leads to an abnormal collection of ... More


The essentials of symptom control in haemato-oncology

Anna Spathis

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/9780198528081.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The primary aim of palliative care is the achievement of the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. In a palliative care setting, good symptom control is fundamental as it can ... 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


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