Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Edited by Sam H. Ahmedzai , Edited by David R. Baldwin , Edited by 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 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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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 176 x 248 x 28mm | 952.54g
  • 01 Mar 2012
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Black and white line drawings and halftones
  • 0199591768
  • 9780199591763
  • 868,275

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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

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