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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai, David R. Baldwin, and David C. Currow


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 title in the Supportive Care series includes no ... More

Keywords: respiratory symptoms, breathlessness, cough, cancer, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, progressive neuromuscular disorders, degenerative disorders, quality of life, AIDS

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199591763
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam H. Ahmedzai, editor
Professor of Palliative Medicine, Academic Unit of Supportive Care, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

David R. Baldwin, editor
Consultant Physician in General and Respiratory Medicine, Nottingham City Hospital, UK

David C. Currow, editor
Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University; Flinders Centre for Clinical Change, Flinders University and Institute of Palliative and Supportive Care Research, Australia

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Part 1 Supportive care in respiratory medicine

Chapter 3 Quality of life: models and measurement

Michael E. Hyland and Samantha C. Sodergren

Part 2 Mechanisms and assessment of dyspnoea

Chapter 5 The genesis of breathlessness: what do we understand?

Jeremy B. Richards and Richard M. Schwartzstein

Chapter 6 Multidimensional assessment of dyspnoea

Ingrid Harle and Deborah Dudgeon

Part 3 General Supportive Interventions

Chapter 8 Oxygen and airflow

Christine McDonald and James Ward

Chapter 10 Non-pharmacological strategies for dyspnoea

Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman and DorAnne Donesky-Cuenco

Chapter 11 Nutrition and cachexia

Josep M. Argilés, Sílvia Busquets, Mireia Olivan, and Francisco J. López-Soriano

Part 4 Dyspnoea in special situations

Chapter 14 Hyperventilation syndrome

Julie Moore and Sally Singh

Part 5 Cough and expectoration

Part 6 Pain

Chapter 17 Pain assessment in respiratory disease

Elaine Cachia, Jason Boland, and Sam H. Ahmedzai

Chapter 18 Pain in respiratory disease: mechanisms and management

Jason Boland, Elaine Cachia, Russell K. Portenoy, and Sam H. Ahmedzai

Part 7 Specific diseases

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