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Surgical Palliative Care

Geoffrey P Dunn and Alan G Johnson (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510000
eISBN:
9780191730184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510000.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This book describes the principles and practice of surgery in the context of palliative and supportive care. Surgery is often considered too invasive to be useful in palliation and clinicians ... More


Pharmacology of CTA

F. Bermúdez-Rattoni

in Conditioned Taste Aversion: Memory of a Special Kind

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523475
eISBN:
9780191712678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523475.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

While the CTA eliciting stimuli are restricted to the gustatory modality, the same substance can also be used as the US when it is ingested, and it influences the gastrointestinal system. Many drugs ... More


The non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer

Frances Calman

in Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530749
eISBN:
9780191730467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses non-surgical management of advanced head and neck cancer. The first section looks at the choice of treatment modality, along with radiotherapy treatment and systemic ... More


Assessment and management of respiratory symptoms of malignant disease

Jennifer Chard, Peter Hoskin, and Sam H. Ahmedzai

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/9780199591763.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Supportive care is a major component in the management of malignant diseases that affect the respiratory system. It should be included in the overall management plan for the patient from the very ... More


Adjuvant therapy in pain control

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES, and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the use of adjuvant therapy in the management of pain in terminally ill patients. It explains that analgesics are sometimes not enough to relieve the pain in some patients and ... More


Principles of radiotherapy

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/9780192628114.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides an overview of radiotherapy. Radiotherapy is the method of treatment using ionizing radiation. Normally, radiation is in the form of X-rays or gamma rays which, when directed ... More


Therapeutic Approaches to Malignant Mesothelioma

Harvey I. Pass, Stephen Hahn, and Nicholas Vogelzang

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/9780195178692.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on malignant mesothelioma (MM). Topics discussed include prognostic indicators, staging, treatment, surgery, radiotherapy, prevention of recurrences of MM in chest scars, ... More


Mouth care for haematology patients

Ilora Finley, Pia Amsler, and Rosemary Wade

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/9780198528081.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Disease or treatment-related mouth problems, particularly those associated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy and other immunosuppresion strategies, often pose severe pain in haematology patients. ... 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


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


Criticism and the Redefinition of Clinical Cancer Trials as an Autonomous Form of Research

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

in Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.003.0080
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how clinical cancer trials ceased to be seen as a mere extension of the Cancer Chemotherapy National Service Center (CCNSC) and became an autonomous form of clinical research. ... More


Cancer Clinical Trials

in Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the Military

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226465319
eISBN:
9780226465333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465333.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates work in the mid-1970s of a distinguished oncology researcher, Bernard Fisher, in order to bring out a number of salient characteristics of clinical trial culture. It ... More


Multiple Primary Cancers

Lindsay M. Morton, Sharon A. Savage, and Smita Bhatia

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0060
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

As prognosis following a cancer diagnosis has improved and survival has increased, so has the occurrence of multiple primary cancers diagnosed in the same individual. In the United States, one in ... More


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