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Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay


Lesions of the oral cavity have an enormous impact on the quality of life of patients with advanced disease. They cause considerable morbidity and diminish a patient's physical and psychological well being. Oral complications impair oral nutrition and can cause a variety of problems including malnutrition, anorexia, and cachexia. Psychological problems relate to the role that the oral cavity plays in communication and social life. This book provides comprehensive, clinically relevant, evidence-based guidelines on oral problems to ensure first-rate care. The scientific foundations and research ... More

Keywords: lesions, oral cavity, quality of life, patients, advanced disease, morbidity, oral complications, oral nutrition, malnutrition, anorexia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780192632432
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Davies, editor
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, UK

Ilora Finlay, editor
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff; Vice Dean, School of Medicine, Section of Palliative Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Andrew Davies

Chapter 3 Oral hygiene

Petrina Sweeney

Chapter 5 Oral infections - an introduction

Susan Brailsford and David Beighton

Chapter 6 Fungal infections

Ilora Finlay and Andrew Davies

Chapter 10 Taste disturbance

Carla Ripamonti and Fabio Fulfaro

Chapter 11 Halitosis

Kate Shorthose and Andrew Davies

Chapter 12 Oral pain

John Meechan

Chapter 13 Miscellaneous oral problems

Anita Sengupta and John Eveson

Chapter 14 Head and neck cancer

Jan Roodenburg and Andrew Davies

Chapter 15 Oral complications of cancer treatment

Mark Chambers, Adam Garden, James Lemon, Merrill Kies and Jack Martin

Chapter 16 HIV infection/AIDS

Louis Depaola and Arley Silva

Chapter 18 Paediatric problems

Richard Hain, Graham Roberts and Victoria Lucas

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