The Art and Science of Palliative Medicine

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The Art and Science of Palliative Medicine
Editors: Howard S. Smith; Julie G. Pilitsis

Publisher: AME Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-9881299727
Hardcover: 591 pages
Language: English
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A comprehensive, educational book in palliative medicine.


Howard S. Smith Department of Anesthesiology, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York 12208, USA
Julie G. Pilitsis Department of Neurosurgery, Albany Medical College, Albany NY 12208, USA; Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience, Albany Medical College, Albany NY 12208, USA
Table of Contents
I. Palliative Medicine Issues
A. Healthcare ethics and pain management
B. Advance care planning
C. Nutrition and hydration
D. Spirituality
E. Family issues
F. Palliative medicine and bereavement
G. Prognostication
II. Palliative Issues in Medical Conditions
A. Neuro-oncology
B. Cancer induced bone pain
D. End stage liver disease
E. New treatments for symptomatic severe aortic stenosis
F. End stage pulmonary disease
III. Symptom Management in Palliative Medicine
A. Pain
1. Pathophysiology of pain
2. Overview of pain in palliative medicine
3. Breakthrough pain
4. Opioids
5. Opioid-related adverse effects
6. Nonopioid analgesics
7. Adjuvant analgesics
8. Topical analgesics
9. Interventional pain techniques
10. Interventional procedures and minimally invasive techniques for persistent pain
11. Neuromodulation of pain
12. Neurosurgical options
13. Tai Chi
14. The role of rehabilitation
B. Dyspnea
C. Nausea and vomiting
D. Dysphagia
E. Hiccups
F. Constipation/diarrhea
G. Anorexia and cachexia: definitions, clinical presentations, mechanisms and treatments
H. Fatigue and sleep difficulties
I. Etiology, pathogenesis and management of pruritis
J. Supportive and palliative care in dentistry and oral medicine
K. Genitourinary issues
L. Cough
M. Delirium
N. Dementia
O. Encephalopathy
P. Depression
Q. Death rattle
IV. Palliative Issues in Special Populations and Circumstances
A. Palliative emergencies
B. Malignant wound management
C. Cancer care for infants, children and adolescents
D. Evaluation and management of aerodigestive conditions
E. Management of malignant bowel obstruction
G. Controlled sedation for refractory symptoms in dying patients
H. Palliative radiotherapy
I. Neuromodulation for end of life symptoms

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