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Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Advanced Cancer Patients - Carla Ripamonti

Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Advanced Cancer Patients

By: Carla Ripamonti (Editor), Eduardo Bruera (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2002
ISBN: 9780192632845
Number Of Pages: 446

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Gastrointestinal symptoms such as anorexia-cachexia, chronic nausea, vomiting and bowel obstruction are highly distressing for patients with advanced cancer. Approximately one in three adults will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives and approximately fifty per cent of them will die because of malignancy. More than eighty per cent of patients who die of cancer will present severe gastrointestinal symptoms before death. This book presents detailed, evidence-based information on each of the gastrointestinal symptoms for a multidisciplinary audience. Comprehensively guidelines have been included on how to assess the patient, in order to ensure effective treatment, in which prescribing is tailored to the cause of the symptoms and to the patient's individual needs. The book recognises that the aim of good cancer management and palliative care is to assess, diagnose, manage and treat these symptoms to ensure best quality of life. Aimed primarily at hospice and palliative care specialists, medical radiation and surgical oncologists and selected family physicians and internists who have an interest in cancer care. The book will also appeal to oncology and academic nurses, nutritionists as well as clinical psychologists with an interest in oncology and/or palliative care.

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The book provides a comprehensive overview of symptom management, as well as demonstrating the diversity of management of gastrointestinal systems around the globe... the book is skilfully written and edited to provide a comprehensive awareness of the multidimensional nature of gastrointestinal symptoms in the advanced cancer patient. * Progress in Palliative Care *

1: Jean Potter & Irene Higginson: Frequency and severity of gastrointestinal in advanced cancer 2: Mary-Ellen Mazuryk: The clinical assessment of the patient with gastrointestinal symptoms 3: C. Borreani, G. Miccinesi & M. Tamburni: Assessment and psychosocial support in patients with advanced GI malignancies 4: Florian Strasser & Eduardo Bruera: Cancer anorexia / Cachexia syndrome - epidemiology, pathogenesis and assessment 5: Alberto Sbanotto: Oral Complications 6: Paul Walker: Hiccup 7: Mellar P. Davis & Declan Walsh: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders 8: Carla Ripamonti & Eduardo Bruera: Chronic nausea and vomiting 9: Isabelle Mancini & Eduardo Bruera: Constipation 10: Sebastiano Mercadante: Diarrhoea and malabsorption 11: Sebastiano Mercadante: Abdominal pain 12: Carla Ripamonti: Malignant bowel obstruction 13: Brett T. Gemlo: Enteric Fistulae 14: Isabelle Mancini, Alain Hendlisz & Jean-Jacques Body: Gastrointestinal bleeding in advanced cancer patients 15: J. C. Keen & Marie T. Fallon: Malignant Ascites 16: Nathan Cherny: Jaundice in gastrointestinal malignancy 17: Pasquale Spinelli: Endoscopic approach in treating gastrointestinal symptoms 18: Nora Janjan, Marc Delclos, Matthew Ballo & Christopher Crane: Radiotherapy in treating gastrointestinal symptoms 19: Aminah Jatoi & Charles Loprinzi: Drug therapy for cancer-associated anorexia 20: Federico Bozzetti: Artificial nutrition - general approach and parenteral nutrition 21: Cecilia Gavassi: Artificial nutrition - enteral Nutrition 22: Robin L. Fainsinger: Hydration 23: Neil MacDonald: Ethical considerations in feeding or hyrdrating advanced cancer patients

ISBN: 9780192632845
ISBN-10: 0192632841
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 1st July 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.3  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 2