Anaesthesia, intensive care, and pain management for the cancer patient

Hardcover | August 14, 2011

EditorPaul Farquhar-Smith, Tim Wigmore

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One in three people will develop some kind of cancer in their lifetime. The overall cancer incidence has increased by 25% since 1975. Anaesthetic involvement in hospital interactions has been estimated at around 75%, and so anaesthetists are likely to have major input into the care of thecancer patient. This input may start with the preoperative assessment, but often extends to the intensive care unit and the management of both acute and chronic disease, or procedural related pain.This book is comprised of five main sections dealing with cancer, anaesthesia for cancer surgery, intensive care, pain management and supportive and palliative care. The chapters are authored by acknowledged specialists in their field of cancer patient management. The anaesthesia section discussesnot just major surgery but includes the specific and subtle differences that exist in the diverse types of specialist cancer surgery. The pain section deals with the current status of several specific cancer pain problems with contemporary evidence and recent developments in management. This bookalso introduces novel ways of looking at conventional treatments such as the genetic aspects of opioid use. For a complete understanding of the cancer patient, other aspects of care are also considered, including psychological care and complementary medicines.

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One in three people will develop some kind of cancer in their lifetime. The overall cancer incidence has increased by 25% since 1975. Anaesthetic involvement in hospital interactions has been estimated at around 75%, and so anaesthetists are likely to have major input into the care of thecancer patient. This input may start with the p...

Paul Farquhar-Smith trained in anaesthesia, pain, and intensive care in Cambridge and London. He was awarded a PhD in Pain and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. His interests include sedation and delirium in intensive care, pain in cancer survivors such as chronic pain after surgery, and...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.56 inPublished:August 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584648

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Section 11. Haematological malignancy: a rough guide2. Cancer biology and treatment: a molecular and therapeutic overviewSection 2 Anaesthesia for specific surgeries and other interventions3. Preassessment for major cancer surgery4. Perioperative fluid management for major cancer surgery5. Anaesthesia for CT, MRI, PET scan, radiotherapy and other interventions6. Vascular access and anaesthesia for vascular access7. Anaesthesia for head and neck cancer surgery8. Anaesthesia for upper GI cancer surgery9. Anaesthesia for cancer liver surgery10. Anaesthesia for plastic reconstructive and free flap surgery11. Anaesthesia for surgery for gynaecological malignancy12. Anaesthesia for urological cancer surgerySection 3 Malignant disease and critical care13. Bone marrow transplantation and implications for critical care14. Outcomes for patients with cancer in critical care15. Implications of chemotherapy for critical care patients16. Interactions between critical illness management and cancer growth and spread17. Ethical consideration for treatmentSection 4 Cancer and pain18. Acute pain management of patients taking opioids19. Bone pain20. Breakthrough pain21. Opioid switching and the genetics of opioid sensitivity22. Paediatric cancer pain23. Complementary therapies in cancer pain24. Pain in cancer survivors