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Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease: A clinical guide

Simon I R Noble, Miriam J Johnson, and Agnes Y Y Lee (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199232048
eISBN:
9780191730337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

There is increasing recognition of the burden of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with advanced incurable disease and the clinical, ethical, and philosophical challenges they may pose. With a ... More


Venous thromboembolism in non-malignant disease

Anna Spathis and Sara Booth

in Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease: A clinical guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199232048
eISBN:
9780191730337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides an overview of existing evidence in relation to the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in non-malignant diseases or noncancer diagnoses. Diagnosis of VTE in ... More


Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Consultants and nurses in palliative medicine who do not have a background in oncology need to know about the different types of cancer to be able to deal with palliation in these patients. The new ... 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


Assessment and management of respiratory symptoms of malignant 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/9780192631411.003.0030
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the diagnosis and management of respiratory syndromes associated with malignant diseases and evaluates the supportive care needs of patients with primary thoracic cancers. Some ... More


Head and neck cancer

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632432
eISBN:
9780191730375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses head and neck cancer with particular attention on patients with carcinomas arising from the upper aerodigestive tract. Head and neck cancers present particular challenges to ... More


The use of bisphosphonates in the management of advanced breast cancer

A. H. G Paterson

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/9780198530756.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the evidence of the usage of biphosphonates in the palliative care setting. Biphosphonates were used in malignant bone disease during the 1980s, which then resulted in an ... More


The Philosophy of Terminal Care: First published in The Management of Terminal Disease, 1st edn. (1978), ed. C. Saunders, pp. 193–202. London: Edward Arnold.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

In the concluding chapter of the textbook, entitled ‘The Philosophy of Terminal Care’, Cicely Saunders begins with a restatement of the concept of ‘total pain’, including a reply to one of its ... More


Pain syndromes

Fiona Hicks and Karen H. Simpson

in Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198527039
eISBN:
9780191730283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527039.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses some of the pain syndromes in cancer and non-cancer palliative care. It also provides suggestions for suitable nerve blocks, where applicable, and discusses cancer-related pain ... More


Pruritus accompanying solid tumours

Małgorzata Krajnik and Zbigniew Zylicz

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/9780198525103.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses pruritus that accompanies solid tumours. This is considered to be an uncommon symptom, but it can complicate malignant diseases in four different ways. Pruritus can be a ... More


Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Alcohol has always been an issue in public health but it is currently assuming increasing importance as a cause of disease and premature death worldwide. This book provides an interdisciplinary ... More


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