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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Edited by Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780192631411
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

Series: Supportive Care Series

Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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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 distress, which adversely affects the patient's quality of life. In recent years, there has been significant growth in the palliation of respiratory symptoms, leading to practical ways of giving relief in hospices, hospitals, and at home. This book includes non-malignant respiratory diseases, such as tuberculosis in AIDS patients and cystic fibrosis, and focuses on aetiology and diagnosis and management, emphasising symptoms, quality of life, and psychosocial support. Its underlying theme is the application of modern research-based knowledge, in a humane way, for patients with advancing disease.

Keywords: respiratory symptoms; breathlessness; cough; patients; advancing disease; incurable disease; cancer; cardiac disease; pulmonary disease; neuromuscular disorders

Book.  558 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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Anatomy and physiology in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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Quality of life – models and measures of quality of life in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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Complementary medicine for respiratory diseases in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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Economics applied to respiratory supportive care in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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Mechanisms of dyspnoea in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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Assessment of dyspnoea in research in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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Assessment of dyspnoea in clinical practice and audit in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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Drug therapies in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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Oxygen and airflow in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

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