Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Hardback Supportive Care

Edited by Sam H. Ahmedzai, Edited by David R. Baldwin, Edited by David C. Currow

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 248mm x 28mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 24 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199591768
  • ISBN 13: 9780199591763
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Black and white line drawings and halftones
  • Sales rank: 830,714

Product description

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 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 life and 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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This book provides comprehensive, accurate, and useful information for the care of patients with respiratory diseases and conditions. It thoroughly discusses the physiology of disease progression and appropriate therapies, as well as inappropriate or minimally helpful treatments. The research]based information is valuable not only in patient care, but also in the education of students, residents, and practitioners in all fields of healthcare. Doody's Review This book is best when it comes to advising on care measures in cystic fibrosis, malignant diseases, daily activities by dyspnea and conversations between therapist and patient at end of life. Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association This is an exciting book for anyone with an interest in the supportive care of respiratory symptoms/disease, which contains excellent material from respected authors in this area. For professionals in the respiratory field, it covers the essentials of palliative care and for palliative care specialists, it covers the respiratory field in some depth. European Journal of Palliative Care, Feb 2013

Table of contents

PART 1 SUPPORTIVE CARE IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE ; 1. Palliation and supportive care ; 2. Anatomy and physiology ; 3. Quality of life: models and measurement ; 4. Principles of economic evaluation ; PART 2 MECHANISMS AND ASSESSMENT OF DYSPNOEA ; 5. The genesis of breathlessness - what do we understand? ; 6. Multidimensional assessment of dyspnoea ; PART 3 MANAGEMENT OF DYSPNOEA ; 7. Pharmacological treatment of respiratory symptoms ; 8. Oxygen and airflow ; 9. Occupational therapy and environmental modifications ; 10. Non-pharmacological strategies for dyspnoea ; 11. Nutrition and cachexia ; PART 4 DYSPNOEA IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS ; 12. Diffuse airflow obstruction and 'restrictive' lung disease ; 13. Neuromuscular and skeletal diseases, and obstructive sleep apnoea ; 14. Hyperventilation syndrome ; PART 5 COUGH AND HAEMOPTYSIS ; 15. Physiology and pathophysiology of cough ; 16. Expectoration: Pathophysiology, measurement and therapy ; PART 6 PAIN ; 17. Pain in respiratory disease - mechanisms and management ; 18. Pain assessment in respiratory disease ; PART 7 SPECIFIC DISEASES ; 19. Supportive care in Cystic Fibrosis ; 20. Assessment and management of respiratory symptoms of malignant disease ; 21. Comprehensive supportive care for chronic pulmonary infections