Supportive Care in Respiratory DiseaseBook - 2005
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 distresswhich 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 book 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 isthe application of modern research-based knowledge, in a humane way, for patients with advancing disease.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
Branch Call Number: 616.200429 S959
Characteristics: xvii, 540 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
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