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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers


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 ... More

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

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam H. Ahmedzai, editor
Professor of Palliative Medicine, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
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Martin F. Muers, editor
Respiratory Physician, Leeds General Infirmary, and Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK

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Part I Supportive care in respiratory medicine

Chapter 3 Quality of life – models and measures of quality of life

Michael E. Hyland and Samantha C. Sodergren

Chapter 4 Complementary medicine for respiratory diseases

Jacqueline Filshie and Adrian White

Part II Mechanisms and assessment of dyspnoea

Chapter 6 Mechanisms of dyspnoea

Michael A. Gillette and Richard M. Schwartzstein

Chapter 7 Assessment of dyspnoea in research

HelenR.Harty and Lewis Adams

Chapter 8 Assessment of dyspnoea in clinical practice and audit

Eduardo Bruera and Catherine M. Neumann

Part III Management of dyspnoea

Chapter 11 Rehabilitation and exercise

Jane Lindsay and Roger Goldstein

Chapter 12 Dyspnoea and respiratory muscle training

Hans Folgering and Yvonne Heijdra

Chapter 14 Nutrition and cachexia

E.F.M.Wouters and A.M.W.J.Schols

Part IV Dyspnoea in special situations

Part V Cough and haemoptysis

Chapter 25 The management of cystic fibrosis

John W. Wilson and Thomas Kotsimbos

Part VI Pain

Part VII Specific diseases

Chapter 32 Chronic infections: pulmonary tuberculosis

Suresh Kumar, Martin F. Muers, and Sam H. Ahmedzai

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