Antiemetics in the Supportive Care of Cancer Patients

Author: M. Tonato

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642802409

Category: Medical

Page: 145

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Much progress has been made in the treatment of emesis caused by antineoplastic therapy, and particularly chemotherapy. However, some aspects remain controversial and the subject of continued research. This completely updated comprehensive manual on antiemetics covers a wide range of clinically relevant topics, providing the reader with a good source of easy consultation, and giving an overall picture of the state of the art and some clues for future development.
Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy

Author: David S. Ettinger

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 1588299414

Category: Medical

Page: 298

View: 361

In this volume, Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy, a part of the Cancer Drug Discovery and Development series, the contributors provide an up-to-date, concise review of specific consequences of cancer and its treatment. The book will assist those who care for the cancer patient to better understand all of the consequences of cancer and its treatment. In addition, the reader will gain thoughtful information on the care of the older patient as well as the dying patient.
Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II

Author: Hans-Jörg Senn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642841385

Category: Medical

Page: 465

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The second international symposium on "Supportive Care in Cancer Patients" took place March 1-3, 1990-again in St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland. It was an honor once more to welcome dozens of internationally recognized experts in the field and more than 800 participants from over 30 countries around the world: Australia, Canada, China, USSR, USA and many countries in Europe. The international nature of the grade facilitated lively and exciting contributions and critical discussions, aimed at fostering professional knowledge and skills and rethinking our personal attitudes toward cancer patients in all stages of their disease. Cancer patients need various types of tailored support, whether during active initial (curative) therapies, in phases of worrying relapsing disease, or during the demanding terminal stage of their illness. The symposium tried to bridge the strange "gap" between "curative" and "palliative" cancer care: it must be our aim to be and remain "supportive" for our patients during both curative and palliative treatment strategies! This requires extended knowledge and even more and flexible professional skills. The symposium was designed to promote improved approaches that are helpful and supportive for all our oncology patients, not just for a selected disease-or stage dependent minority.
Handbook of Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care

Author: Ann Berger

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 0826128246

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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Handbook of Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care is a practical guide to providing evidence-based and value-based care to adult and pediatric cancer patients experiencing severe symptoms and stressors due to cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, and comorbid conditions. This accessible reference provides the art and science behind the whole-person and family approach to care by delivering the best practices to relieving a cancer patient's symptoms across physical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions. Unlike other resources, this book covers all dimensions of palliative care but with a special emphasis on primary palliative care. Part One of the handbook provides the essential background and principles of supportive oncology and palliative care, including chapters on understanding the adult and pediatric patient and family illness experience, the roles and responsibilities of the palliative care team, and the art of the palliative care assessment interview. Part Two covers symptom management and includes ten chapters considering the major physical and psychosocial symptoms a cancer patient may face--neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, psychiatric, sleep and fatigue, pain, and psychosocial and spiritual distress. Part Three addresses special considerations and issues that an oncologist, physician, nurse or other healthcare provider often face in these settings, including chapters on intimacy, sexuality, and fertility issues, grief and bereavement, running a family meeting, care for the caregiver, and survivorship. Written by expert clinicians, this state-of-the-art handbook is a necessary resource for any oncologist, nurse, primary care physician, psychosocial expert, or related practitioner who endeavors to improve quality of life and provide healing to those suffering from cancer and its treatment. Key Features: Provides the binding principles of palliative care for pediatrics, adults and families from diverse cultures and spiritual beliefs Easy-to-read format makes extracting content fast and convenient for both the clinical and educational setting Guides the clinician and practitioner through the palliative care assessment process, including the appropriate questions for the palliative care interview Interdisciplinary team approach to psychosocial and spiritual care Includes access to the fully searchable downloadable eBook
Supportive Care in Cancer Patients

Author: Meinolf Karthaus

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805569101

Category: Medical

Page: 195

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This book attempts to cover the most frequent problems of supportive care in detail, especially the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections, adverse events in the gastrointestinal tract, and the treatment of cytotoxic drug extravasation with special consideration of recently introduced cytotoxic agents. The rational use of hematopoietic growth factors for the reversal of disease- or treatment-related neutropenia, anemia and thrombocytopenia are discussed extensively. Further issues considered include anticoagulant prophylaxis, quality of life and recent advances in the use of effective antiemetics, which have increased the tolerability of standard chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and have opened up new ways of enhancing treatment. Supportive care requires an interdisciplinary approach. This book, therefore, is designed to provide an up-to-date overview for oncologists as well as general physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and all those giving care to cancer patients.
Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II

Author: Hans-Jörg Senn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540523464

Category: Medical

Page: 465

View: 444

The second international symposium on "Supportive Care in Cancer Patients" took place March 1-3, 1990-again in St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland. It was an honor once more to welcome dozens of internationally recognized experts in the field and more than 800 participants from over 30 countries around the world: Australia, Canada, China, USSR, USA and many countries in Europe. The international nature of the grade facilitated lively and exciting contributions and critical discussions, aimed at fostering professional knowledge and skills and rethinking our personal attitudes toward cancer patients in all stages of their disease. Cancer patients need various types of tailored support, whether during active initial (curative) therapies, in phases of worrying relapsing disease, or during the demanding terminal stage of their illness. The symposium tried to bridge the strange "gap" between "curative" and "palliative" cancer care: it must be our aim to be and remain "supportive" for our patients during both curative and palliative treatment strategies! This requires extended knowledge and even more and flexible professional skills. The symposium was designed to promote improved approaches that are helpful and supportive for all our oncology patients, not just for a selected disease-or stage dependent minority.
Supportive Care in Cancer Patients

Author: Hans-Jörg Senn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642829321

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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The symposium on supportive care in cancer patients, which took place in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on February 18-21, 1987, wel comed renowned experts in the field and more than 600 partici pants from 25 countries with the aim of stimulating discussion on how to improve our professional skills and personal attitudes to ward cancer patients in all stages of their disease. Why did we or ganize such a symposium on supportive care in cancer patients? Recent decades have witnessed remarkable success in cancer treat ment, and we have learned how to cure a finite number of neoplas tic diseases. Some malignant tumors that previously entailed high fatality rates, such as leukemias, lymphomas, and testicular can cers, can now be cured, even when at an advanced stage. Yet it seems to many that our struggle to improve results and to fight death from cancer has also imposed greater toxicity on patients. Conventional scientifically based oncology has only recently made adequate efforts to improve the subjective quality of life of cancer patients, for example through prophylaxis against emesis, nausea, and scalp hypothermia, pain control and the development of psy chosocial support structures. The search for less toxic and yet equally effective treatment measures has not been one of our pri mary goals in the past. Supportive care has always been part of nurses' professional aim, even though many have not known how best to offer it.
Supportive Care of the Cancer Patient

Author: J. W. Sweetenham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340561718

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Throughout this century patients with cancer have endured often harsh treatments with the hope that any adversity will have been worth the ultimate cure. As the effects of the underlying tumour and its therapy can often make the patient very ill, careful management is required if the harmful complications of the cancer itself and the side effects of the drugs and radiation are to be avoided. 'Supportive Care of the Cancer Patient' provides strategies for the optimum management of such patients. The emphasis is on maximising both quality and duration of life. As well as focusing on the serious and often life-threatening complications resulting from cancer and its treatment, this book offers guidance on psychological support for cancer patients and their medical carers, the role of cytokines, and interventional radiology in the management of malignant disease. 'Supportive Care of the Cancer Patient' will prove invaluable to all those caring for cancer patients, particulary those patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy.
The Cancer Patient and Supportive Care

Author: Donald J. Higby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 089838690X

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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During the course of editing 'Supportive Care in Cancer Therapy' (Martin us Nijhoff Publishers, 1983), it become apparent that several topics would have to await a second volume. Furthermore, development of new informa tion and evolution of ideas continues. This volume continues the intent of the first to present reviews of issues relating to supportive care, and to identify areas where further definition and further research is needed. The physician reading this volume will find the contents though-provok ing. In addition to reviews authored by physicians, there are chapters authored by non-physicians, who present a different perspective and a dif ferent style of writing. Reverend Bigler writes from his long experience as a chaplain for cancer patients, and tries to identify the changes that take place in the personality of the chaplain who works with dying patients. Ms. Kil lion and Ms. Powell try to describe what an Oncology Nurse is, rather than what one does. Attorneys Reese and Price present a very practical summa tion of issues which face the cancer patient, and their chapter could easily be copied and offered to one's patients; furthermore, this chapter gives direc tion to the physician who is frequently called upon for advice regarding issues which lie entirely outside his/her formal training. Excellent reviews on more' medical' subjects are here. 'Cancer in the Elderly' should provoke oncologists to re-examine their approach to the geriatric patient.