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Management of the gastrointestinal tract in paediatric palliative medicine

Mike Miller and Marek Karwacki

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199595105
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199665020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199595105.003.0024

Series: Oxford Textbooks In Palliative Medicine

Management of the gastrointestinal tract in paediatric palliative medicine

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The GI tract is a complex organ that is slow to respond to treatment, and it is the source of much distress from several and varied causes in palliative care. Careful consideration of these, together with a thorough history and observation, should lead to rational, measured, and considered interventions. This chapter covers nausea and vomiting, reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, gut failure, and other symptoms including sialorhea, hiccough, anorexia and cachexia, and haematemesis.

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Subjects: Paediatrics ; Palliative Medicine

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