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Bone metastases

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/9780192628114.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses metastasis of the bones. Bone metastases arise in any bone of the skeleton but they are most prevalent in the vertebrae, pelvis, ribs, and the long bones, particularly the ... More


Metastatic disease of the thorax

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/9780192628114.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses metastatic diseases of the thorax and their diagnosis and treatment. It begins by discussing pulmonary metastases. Pulmonary metastases often signify incurable disease and ... More


Metastases involving the brain and meninges

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/9780192628114.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter covers metastases of the brain and the meninges. Brain metastases reflects malignancy of the cancer disease; however, most metastases of the brain develop after diagnosis and initial ... More


Central nervous system tumours

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/9780192628114.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the central nervous system (CNS) and the malignant tumours prevalent in this region of the body. Primary tumours of the central nervous system are rare, but they are more ... More


Liver metastases

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/9780192628114.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter focuses on metastasis of the liver and the different investigations, management, and treatment employed in patients with liver metastasis. Liver metastases account for 50 per cent of ... More


Bone pain

Sharon M. Watanabe and Yoko Tarumi

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter contains a case study to show the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to diagnose and manage bone pain. It addresses several questions such as: What are the clinical ... More


Simple peripheral nerve blocks and injections

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/9780198527039.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses simple peripheral nerve blocks and injections, which can provide excellent symptomatic relief with minimal discomfort and risk for the patient. The author first enumerates the ... More


The management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer

Scott A. North, Anil A. Joy, and John R. Mackey

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/9780198530756.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer. Malignant pleural effusions are a common problem faced by women with advanced breast cancer. The pathophysiology ... 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 management of pain and other complications from bone metastases

Yolanda Zuriarrain Reyna and Eduardo Bruera

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/9780198530756.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the main aspects of the assessment and management of pain, along with other complications from bone metastases. Some of these complications are pathological fractures, ... More


Management of Patients with Brain Metastasis

Vinay K. Puduvalli and Terri S. Armstrong

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/9780198528074.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Brain metastases indicate a dire turn in the course of disease. Cancer patients exhibiting brain metastases have fewer treatment options, poorer quality of life, and shortened lifespan. Diagnosis of ... More


In Relation to the Lack of Environmental Policy

Mick Smith

in Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter outlines the possibilities for rethinking and constituting ecological ethics and politics. It talks about legislative completeness, as the regulative counterpart to the global metastasis ... More


Textual Body

Hans Boersma

in Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641123
eISBN:
9780191751066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641123.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 2 (‘Textual Body’) focuses on Scripture as one instance of a measurable, diastemic body. For Gregory, interpretation aims to leave behind the fleshly, historical (and diastemic) sense of the ... More


Basic Science

Richard G. Molloy, Graham J. MacKay, Campbell S. Roxburgh, and Martha M. Quinn (eds)

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198794158
eISBN:
9780191917134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794158.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions Single Best Answers Dabigatran, a direct oral anticoagulant, may be best reversed by: Vitamin K Beriplex Protamine Idarucizumab Fresh frozen plasma A patient planned for elective ... More


Exam 1

Rebecca Hanlon, John Curtis, Hulya Wieshmann, David White, Caren Landes, and Val Gough

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199590001
eISBN:
9780199590001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199590001.003.0005
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Case 1.1 Clinical details A 66-year-old male with a chronic history of progressive shortness of breath. Imaging Axial HRCT chest, supine image. Axial HRCT chest, prone image. Axial CT ... More


Exam 3

Rebecca Hanlon, John Curtis, Hulya Wieshmann, David White, Caren Landes, and Val Gough

in Long Cases for the Final FRCR 2B

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199590001
eISBN:
9780199590001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199590001.003.0007
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Case 3.1 Clinical details A 35-year-old female patient with a short history of progressive shortness of breath and dry cough. Imaging Chest radiograph. Axial HRCT chest, supine ... More


Understanding Cancer

Cathy Hughes

in Adult Nursing Practice: Using evidence in care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199697410
eISBN:
9780191918476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199697410.003.0014
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Nursing

The aim of this chapter is provide an overview of cancer, a biologically similar, but diverse, group of diseases. Understanding the disease process will help the practising nurse to plan nursing ... More


Exam 6

Rebecca Hanlon, John Curtis, Hulya Wieshmann, David White, Caren Landes, and Val Gough

in Long Cases for the Final FRCR 2B

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199590001
eISBN:
9780199590001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199590001.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Case 6.1 Clinical details A 70-year-old female patient with weight loss, dyspnoea, and cough. No improvement with antibiotics. No history of immune deficiency. Imaging Chest X-ray. Axial CT ... More


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