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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

EditorSam H. Ahmedzai, David R. Baldwin, David C. Currow

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Respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness and cough are common in patients with advancing and incurable disease. For example, cancer, chronic cardiac and pulmonary disease, progressive neuromuscular disorders and degenerative disorders all give rise to varying degrees of respiratory distresswhich adversely affects the patient's quality of life. In recent years, there has been significant growth into the palliation of respiratory symptoms leading to practical ways of giving relief in hospices, hospitals and at home.The second edition of this popular title in the Supportive Care series includes non-malignant respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis in AIDS patients, cystic fibrosis and ventilator-dependent patients, and focuses on aetiology and diagnosis and management, emphasising symptoms, quality of lifeand psychosocial support. The underlying theme of the book is the application of modern research-based knowledge, in a humane way, for patients with advancing disease.

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Sam H. Ahmedzai is Professor of Palliative Medicine, Academic Unit of Supportive Care, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK. David R. Baldwin is Consultant Physician in General and Respiratory Medicine at Nottingham City Hospital. David C. Currow is Professor of Palliative and Supportive Service...
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Title:Supportive Care in Respiratory DiseaseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:412 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199591768

ISBN - 13:9780199591763

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Part 1: Supportive care in respiratory medicine1. S.H. Ahmedzai: Palliation and supportive care2. Martin F. Muers: Anatomy and physiology3. Michael E. Hyland and Samantha C. Sodergren: Quality of life: models and measurement4. Sarah Willis: Principles of economic evaluationPart 2: Mechanisms and assessment of dyspnoea5. Jeremy B. Richards and Richard M. Schwartzstein: The genesis of breathlessness - what do we understand?6. Ingrid Harle and Deborah Dudgeon: Multidimensional assessment of dyspnoeaPart 3: Management of dyspnoea7. David C. Currow and Amy P. Abernethy: Pharmacological treatment of respiratory symptoms8. Christine McDonald and James Ward: Oxygen and airflow9. Sally Singh and Louise Sewell: Occupational therapy and environmental modifications10. Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman and DorAnne Donesky-Cuenco: Non-pharmacological strategies for dyspnoea11. Josep M. Argiles, Silvia Busquets, Mireia Olivan and Francisco J. Lopez-Soriano: Nutrition and cachexiaPart 4: Dyspnoea in special situations12. Mary McGregor and David R Baldwin: Diffuse airflow obstruction and 'restrictive' lung disease13. John Shneerson: Neuromuscular and skeletal diseases, and obstructive sleep apnoea14. Julie Moore and Sally Singh: Hyperventilation syndromePart 5: Cough and haemoptysis15. Ian D. Pavord: Physiology and pathophysiology of cough16. Alyn H. Morice: Expectoration: Pathophysiology, measurement and therapyPart 6: Pain17. Boland J, Cachia E, Russell K. Portenoy, Sam H. Ahmedzai: Pain in respiratory disease - mechanisms and management18. Elaine Cachia, Jason Boland and Sam H. Ahmedzai: Pain assessment in respiratory diseasePart 7: Specific diseases19. Andrew Clayton: Supportive care in Cystic Fibrosis20. Jennifer Chard, Peter Hoskin and Sam H. Ahmedzai: Assessment and management of respiratory symptoms of malignant disease21. Gary T. Buckholz and Charles F. von Gunten: Comprehensive supportive care for chronic pulmonary infections