Handbook of Palliative Care in Cancer

ISBN-10: 0750672048
ISBN-13: 9780750672047
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540

* Practical and comprehensive text on the management of the wide range of symptoms that plague terminal cancer patients * Updates have been made to every chapter to include data from the most current studies * Contains clear, user-friendly format that enables quick access to information * Includes new chapters on principles of palliative medicine, approach to common pain syndromes, and bereaved * Provides more information throughout the book on the care of the family Praise for the First Edition: "The authors have obviously had much experience in this field and have used their experience to develop an easy and logical approach to a patient with a variety of symptoms. This is not a book for detailed background and historical perspectives, but if offers simple and practical advice for those physicians involved in this expanding field of treating terminally ill patients. It provides a simple and logical approach to most problems that arise at this time...it will be difficult to pass up." Anesthesia and Analgesia

Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
What This Book Is Aboutp. xiii
Introduction to Palliative Carep. xvii
Symbols and Abbreviations Used in This Bookp. xxvii
General Principles
General Principles of Palliative Care in Advanced Cancerp. 3
Pain Control
Cancer Pain: Incidence, Mechanisms, and Syndromesp. 11
Modalities for Pain Control in Cancerp. 23
Principles and Techniques of Pharmacologic Managementp. 41
Nutrition and Hydration
Nutrition and Hydrationp. 61
Weakness
Weaknessp. 77
Dermatologic and Related Problems
Smelly Tumorsp. 87
Pressure Soresp. 91
Stomas and Fistulasp. 99
Peripheral Edemap. 105
Lymphedemap. 109
Pruritusp. 115
Other Skin Problemsp. 125
Gastrointestinal and Abdominal
Oral Complications and Mouth Carep. 135
Anorexiap. 149
Dysphagiap. 155
Hiccupsp. 161
Dyspepsiap. 169
Gastrointestinal Bleedingp. 179
Nausea and Vomitingp. 183
Constipationp. 197
Fecal Impactionp. 207
Bowel Obstructionp. 213
Diarrhea and Rectal Dischargep. 223
Ascitesp. 231
Respiratory
Dyspneap. 239
Coughp. 245
Hemoptysisp. 253
Pleural Effusionsp. 255
Superior Vena Cava Syndromep. 263
Urinary
Urinary Incontinence, Frequency, and Retentionp. 269
Hematuriap. 277
Dysuria and Bladder Spasmsp. 279
Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric
The Mental Status Examinationp. 285
Brain Metastasesp. 289
Seizuresp. 295
Spinal Cord Compressionp. 301
Confusional Statesp. 309
Depression and Suicidep. 319
Extrapyramidal Drug Reactionsp. 333
Anxietyp. 339
Insomniap. 345
Orthopedic
Bone Metastasesp. 353
Metabolic
Hypercalcemiap. 367
Electrolyte Abnormalitiesp. 373
Fever and Infection
Fever and Infectionp. 385
Terminal Care and Beyond
The Final Hoursp. 393
Care of the Bereavedp. 407
Appendices
Drugs Used in Palliative Care
Generic and Trade Names of Commonly Used Drugsp. 417
Drug Profiles (listed alphabetically)p. 445
Subcutaneous (SQ) Infusionsp. 527
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)p. 537
Indexp. 545
Pain Management Chart: Quick Reference
Pupil Size Chart and Visual Analog Scale
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