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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


The use of motor imagery in teaching surgical skills lessons from sports training

Robert E. Sapien and Rebecca G. Rogers

in The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199546251
eISBN:
9780191701412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546251.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter explores the potential role of mental and/or motor imagery during the acquisition of surgical skills, for example, the training and ... More


Symptom palliation of diseases of the head and neck (including dentistry)

Simon Rogers

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/9780198510000.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses surgical palliation of the major symptoms, focusing on the surgical aspects of palliation and reflecting on the author's own clinical experience in managing incurable disease. ... 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


Therapy of acute spinal cord injury

Wise Young

in Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Volume II: Intervention and Treatment

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192617873
eISBN:
9780191724312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192617873.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Clinical and laboratory approaches to spinal cord injury maintain the traditional pessimism first expressed in the Edwin Smith Papyrus, which regarded the possibility of recovery from spinal cord ... More


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