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Anaesthesia, intensive care, and pain management for the cancer patient (Paperback)
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Anaesthesia, intensive care, and pain management for the cancer patient (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 21/07/2011
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One in three people will develop some kind of cancer in their lifetime. The overall cancer incidence has increased by 25% since 1975 and with anaesthetic involvement in hospital interactions estimated at around 75%, anaesthetists have major input into the care of the cancer patient. This input may start with the preoperative assessment and operation, but often extends to the intensive-care unit and the management of pain resulting from either the disease or from treatment interventions. This book is comprised of four main sections dealing with: cancer per se, anaesthesia for cancer surgery, intensive care, and pain management. The chapters are authored by acknowledged specialists in their field and are designed to break down what is often a complex area into comprehensible principles for treatment and management for the non-specialist. The anaesthesia section discusses not just major surgery but includes the specific and subtle differences that exist in the diverse types of specialist cancer surgery. The chapters related to pain deal with the current status of several specific cancer pain problems with contemporary evidence, recent developments in management, and novel ways of looking at conventional treatments such as the genetic aspects of opioid use.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199584642
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 552 g
Dimensions: 245 x 179 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The book is clear and easy to read. As a full-text book, I recommend it, the authors present clinically useful and / or update basic knowledge at the expert level. The book is best suited for those who have basic knowledge of anesthesia management of cancer patients, and who wish to refresh themselves in selected topics. * Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association *
The main contributors to this book are anaesthetists who have experience working at one of the major specialist cancer centres in the UK, the Royal Marsden. This gives rise to a credible and practical guide. There are very few sources within the literature addressing this expanding field and this book provides an excellent overview of perioperative care for cancer patients. * British Journal of Hospital Medicine *

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