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Handbook of Palliative Care in Cancer

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ISBN-10: 075069744X

ISBN-13: 9780750697446

Edition: 3rd 1996

Authors: Alexander Waller, Nancy L. Caroline

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"This is an essential handbook for all medical professionals whose caseloads include patients with advanced cancer. Written in an easily accessible format, this book offers a systematic approach to managing the variety of symptoms that can otherwise bring misery to the day-to-day life of cancer patients. The authors have drawn on their clinical experience in caring for thousands of patients with advanced cancer to produce a practical, user-friendly guide. For each clinical problem, the authors describe its incidence, its causes and pathophysiology, the relevant clinical assessment, and step-by-step suggestions for management. This format also provides a working model for the disciplined and systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment of symptoms in cancer patients." "The emphasis throughout the Handbook of Palliative Care in Cancer is on providing practical help in controlling symptoms. Since effective delivery of palliative care requires a thorough knowledge of pharmacology, detailed profiles of fifty-two of the medications most commonly used in palliative care are provided in an appendix, along with an extensive table of generic and trade names of nearly all palliative care medications."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.69" wide x 8.66" long
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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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