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Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Sara Booth and Deborah Dudgeon (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Dyspnoea (breathlessness) is an uncomfortable awareness of breathing that occurs in approximately 30–75% of terminal cancer patients. It is one of the most distressing symptoms for both patients and ... More


Sleep and respiratory diseases

A. Xie, R. Kakkar, M.C. Teodorescu, L. Herpel, and V Krishnan, and M. Teodorescu

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Sleep has a significant impact on breathing through withdrawal of the wakefulness stimulus and alterations in muscle tone, ventilatory chemosensitivity, lung properties, and metabolic rate. ... 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


Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai, David R. Baldwin, and David C. Currow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness and cough are common in patients with advancing and incurable disease. For example, cancer, chronic cardiac and pulmonary disease, progressive ... More


Diffuse airflow obstruction and ‘restrictive’ lung disease

Mary McGregor and David R. Baldwin

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter considers how supportive care can relieve symptoms due to chronic diffuse airflow obstruction and pulmonary or pleural disease that causes lung restriction. Together these conditions are ... More


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

David M. Burns

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cigarette smoking is the dominant cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for both ... More


The genesis of breathlessness: what do we understand?

Jeremy B. Richards and Richard M. Schwartzstein

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms that contribute to the sensation of breathlessness. The goal is to improve understanding of the processes and signals that ... More


Dyspnoea

Ingrid Harle and Deborah Dudgeon

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/9780199694143.003.0046
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents a case study to illustrate the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to manage dyspnoea. It addresses several questions such as: What is dyspnoea? What is the ... More


Chronic respiratory disease epidemiology

Frank E. Speizer and Ira B. Tager

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the development of the epidemiology of chronic respiratory disease. The modern era of the study of the epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) did not blossom ... More


Family carers of people with advanced organ failure and neurodegenerative disorders

Janice Brown and Julia Addingto-Hall

in Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the needs, conditions, and experiences of family carers of people with neurodegenerative disorders and advanced organ failure. It focuses on six disorders which currently ... More


Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness and cough are common in patients with advancing and incurable disease. For example, cancer, chronic cardiac and pulmonary disease, progressive ... More


Respiratory disease

Charles Shee

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter is concerned predominantly with the respiratory and non-respiratory complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It reviews the effectiveness of interventions such as ... More


Comprehensive supportive care in HIV pulmonary 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/9780192631411.003.0031
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines supportive care for pulmonary diseases associated with HIV infection. It explains that the best practice for the treatment of these conditions involves the appropriate treatment ... More


Teaching chronic respiratory disease epidemiology

Josep M. Antó

in Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199685004
eISBN:
9780191765315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685004.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

The recognition that chronic airway diseases, mainly asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), impose a high burden of health on society, as well as the sustained increase in ... More


Stanley Gray: “Like Lazarus, He Came Back from the Dead”

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the case of Stanley Gray, the only living patient in this study as the researchers completed the book. Mr. Gray was admitted to a home care program because he appeared to be ... More


Introduction and Historical Background

Mac Marshall

in Drinking Smoke: The Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836856
eISBN:
9780824871123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836856.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter asserts that the main causes of death for Pacific Islanders today are from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic ... More


Sleep and respiratory disorders

Bradley A. Edwards and Garun S. Hamilton

in Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198778240
eISBN:
9780191823756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778240.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

A number of sleep-related breathing and respiratory disorders impact our ability to achieve a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, these disorders are becoming increasingly common—a phenomenon that has ... More


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