Gastrointestinal symptoms in advanced cancer patients

Hardcover | August 1, 2002

EditorCarla Ripamonti, Eduardo Bruera

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Gastrointestinal symptoms such as anorexia-cachexia, chronic nausea, vomiting and bowel obstruction are highly distressing for patients with advanced cancer. Approximately one in three adults will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives and approximately fifty per cent of them will die becauseof malignancy. More than eighty per cent of patients who die of cancer will present severe gastrointestinal symptoms before death. This book presents detailed, evidence-based information on each of the gastrointestinal symptoms for a multi-disciplinary audience. Comprehensive guidelines have been included on how to assess the patient, in order to ensure effective treatment, in which prescribing is tailored to the cause of thesymptoms and to the patient's individual needs. The book recognises that the aim of good cancer management and palliative care is to assess, diagnose, manage and treat these symptoms to ensure best quality of life.

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Gastrointestinal symptoms such as anorexia-cachexia, chronic nausea, vomiting and bowel obstruction are highly distressing for patients with advanced cancer. Approximately one in three adults will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives and approximately fifty per cent of them will die becauseof malignancy. More than eighty per cent o...

Carla Ripamonti, Vice Director of Pain Therapy and Palliative Care at the National Cancer Institute, Italy Eduardo Bruera, Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Format:HardcoverDimensions:446 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.2 inPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632841

ISBN - 13:9780192632845

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Table of Contents

1. Jean Potter and Irene Higginson: Frequency and severity of gastrointestinal in advanced cancer2. Mary-Ellen Mazuryk: The clinical assessment of the patient with gastrointestinal symptoms3. C. Borreani, G. Miccinesi and M. Tamburni: Assessment and psychosocial support in patients with advanced GI malignancies4. Florian Strasser and Eduardo Bruera: Cancer anorexia / Cachexia syndrome - epidemiology, pathogenesis and assessment5. Alberto Sbanotto: Oral Complications6. Paul Walker: Hiccup7. Mellar P. Davis and Declan Walsh: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders8. Carla Ripamonti and Eduardo Bruera: Chronic nausea and vomiting9. Isabelle Mancini and Eduardo Bruera: Constipation10. Sebastiano Mercadante: Diarrhoea and malabsorption11. Sebastiano Mercadante: Abdominal pain12. Carla Ripamonti: Malignant bowel obstruction13. Brett T. Gemlo: Enteric Fistulae14. Isabelle Mancini, Alain Hendlisz and Jean-Jacques Body: Gastrointestinal bleeding in advanced cancer patients15. J. C. Keen and Marie T. Fallon: Malignant Ascites16. Nathan Cherny: Jaundice in gastrointestinal malignancy17. Pasquale Spinelli: Endoscopic approach in treating gastrointestinal symptoms18. Nora Janjan, Marc Delclos, Matthew Ballo and Christopher Crane: Radiotherapy in treating gastrointestinal symptoms19. Aminah Jatoi and Charles Loprinzi: Drug therapy for cancer-associated anorexia20. Federico Bozzetti: Artificial nutrition - general approach and parenteral nutrition21. Cecilia Gavassi: Artificial nutrition - enteral Nutrition22. Robin L. Fainsinger: Hydration23. Neil MacDonald: Ethical considerations in feeding or hyrdrating advanced cancer patients