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Management of Advanced Disease, Fourth edition

4th Edition

By Polly Edmonds, Nigel Sykes, John Wiles

CRC Press

400 pages

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pub: 2012-11-27
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The fourth edition of this, the 'first' textbook of palliative care, continues to provide a concise, but authoritative, guide to the provision of palliative care. The text has been thoroughly revised and reorganized throughout to reflect the recent pace of change in this rapidly moving field.Coverage is comprehensive, ranging from symptom control t

Table of Contents

General Introduction Communication Audit, outcomes and quality of life in palliative care A-Z of symptoms Symptom assessment Anorexia and cachexia Anxiety Breathlessness Confusion and psychosis Constipation and diarrhoea Cough Depression, sadness, hopelessness and suicide Drowsiness and fatigue Dying Dysphagia Hiccup Insomnia Nausea & vomiting Oral symptoms Management of pain Puritis Sweating Management of urinary symptoms Clinical Challenges in Malignant Disease Fractures and impending fractures Haemorrhage Fits Superior vena cava obstruction and spinal cord compression Diabetes Hypercalcaemia and hyponatraemia Malignant ascites Pleural effusions Malignant wounds Lymphoedema Clinical challenges in non-malignant disease &n

About the Authors

Nigel Sykes is Head of Medicine and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher's Hospice, London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, King's College, University of London, UK

Polly Edmonds is Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

John Wiles is Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Princess Royal University
Hospital, Farnborough, Kent, and Medical Director, Harris HospisCare, Orpington, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management