Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours by Sara BoothPalliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours by Sara Booth

Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

bySara Booth, Eduardo Bruera, David Oliver

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This is the third book in a new international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical, clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. There are few more distressing problems for patients and families than the development of a primaryor secondary brain tumour. Treatment is often palliative, though intensive, from the start. Little firm evidence exists to guide the physician in caring for patients with seizures refractory to standard treatment. Most of the work is based on case reports or personal experience. This book drawsthe information together in an easily accessible form so that the book can be read and referred to on the ward, or before a domiciliary visit. Specialists in palliative care and oncology settings, working in the acute sector and in hospices, will find this book invaluable. It will also appeal to consultants as well as specialist registrars, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in palliative care, oncology and neurology.

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Dr Sara Booth, Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Addenbrooke's Palliative Care Team, Cambridge, UK Professor Eduardo Bruera, Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA Dr David Oliver, Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, The Wisdom Hospice, Rochester, UK
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Title:Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain TumoursFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:July 21, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198528078

ISBN - 13:9780198528074

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Table of Contents

1. Neil G. Burnet, V. Ramesh Bulusu and Sarah Jeffries: Management of primary brain tumours2. Vinay K. Puduvalli and Terri S. Armstrong: Management of patients with brain metastasis3. David Oliver: The prevention and treatment of seizures in intracranial malignancy4. F.A. Malik, E.J. Hall and P. Edmonds: The palliative management of raised intracranial pressure5. Anne E. Kayl and Christina A. Meyers: Neuropsychological complications in patients with brain tumours6. Linda Launchbury and Annette Landy: Family care whilst the patient is attending the oncology centre7. Helen White: Acquired communication and swallowing difficulties in patients with primary brain tumours8. Mohammad Z. Al-Shahri and Robin L. Fainsinger: Nutritional problems in patients with primary cerebral malignancies9. Odette Spruyt: The last days of life