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Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II

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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.

All aspects of caring for the cancer patient at all stages of the disease are discussed in this volume. It is an update of a previous volume by the same authors.


This volume represents an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of recent advances in all aspects of supportive care in cancer patients. It differs from other publications by its timely multiprofessional and cooperative approaches to the broad spectrum of supportive needs in cancer patients, focusing on support in the early stages as much as in the terminal stages of their illness. The book covers vital subjects such as diligently dealing with cancer pain, nausea and emesis, nutrition in cancer patients, infection, surgical palliative measures, vascular access problems as well as psychosocial and spiritual support in advanced stages of neoplastic disease. Recent developments are discussed in the areas of analgesics, antiemetics, antibiotics, vascular access devices, food supply and the coping of cancer patients as well as caregivers with suffering and death. This is an excellent update of recent progress since the first such conference and volume published in the BRecent Results in Cancer Research/B series.


Opening Remarks.- News in Managing Cancer Pain.- News in Managing Cancer Pain: An Overview.- Cancer Pain: Pathogenesis, Therapy, and Assessment.- Opiate-Resistant Pain: A Therapeutic Dilemma.- Effective Pain Control in Cancer Patients in the Home Care Setting.- Is the Therapeutic Use of Opioids Adversely Affected by Prejudice and Law?.- Treatment of Severe Cancer Pain by Continuous Infusion of Subcutaneous Opioids.- Coping with Cancer Pain.- Antiemetics and Cancer Chemotherapy.- Controlling Emesis in Patients Receiving Cancer Chemotherapy.- 5-Hydroxytryptamine-3-Antagonists: A New Class of Potent Antiemetics in Cancer Therapy.- Present Role of Corticosteroids as Antiemetics.- Use of Nonpharmacologic Techniques to Prevent Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting.- Managing Visceral Obstructions.- Optimizing Palliative Surgical Support of Cancer Patients with Visceral Obstructions.- Sexuality: An Unknown Word for Patients with a Stoma?.- Hematopoietic Growth Factors and Cancer Therapy.- Cytokines and Hematopoietins: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Potential as Therapeutic Agents.- Hemopoietic Growth Factors in the Treatment of Acute Leukemias and Myelodysplastic Syndromes.- Recombinant Human GM-CSF in Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Phase I/II Study.- Recombinant Human Interleukin-3 in Patients with Hematopoietic Failure.- Recombinant Human Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor for the Intensification of Cytostatic Treatment in Advanced Cancer.- The Potential for the Use of Colony-Stimulation Factors in Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation.- Vascular Access Problems and Implantable Devices.- Surgical Experiences with 191 Implanted Venous Port-a-Cath Systems.- Phase II Study of Intra-arterial Fluorouracil and Mitomycin-C for Liver Metastases of Colorectal Cancer.- Maintenance and Care of Patients with Drug Delivery Systems.- Implantable Devices in Patients with Haematological Diseases.- Home Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy: New Technologies.- Socioeconomic Aspects of an Implantable Drug Delivery Device.- Nutrition and the Cancer Patient.- Strategies and Needs for Nutritional Support in Cancer Surgery.- Tumor Anorexia: Causes, Assessment, Treatment.- Nutritional Support of Patients with Advanced Cancer.- Food Service Provisions for the Cancer Patient.- Percutaneous Endoscopically Guided Gastrostomy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer.- Prevention of Radiogenic Side-Effects Using Glutamine-Enriched Elemental Diets.- Diet to Prevent Gastrointestinal Cancer?.- Alternative Dietary Therapies in Cancer Patients.- Psychological Aspects of Malnutrition in Cancer Patients.- Psychosocial Support in Oncology.- A Model for the Development of Psychosocial Interventions.- Aspects of Nonverbal Communication.- Infections in Cancer Patients.- Alterations of Host Defenses: The Key to the Multifaceted Spectrum of Infections in Immunocompromised Patients.- Spectrum and Treatment of Bacterial Infections in Cancer Patients with Granulocytopenia.- Prevention of Infections in Granulocytopenic Patients by Fluorinated Quinolones.- Influence of Infusion Time on the Acute Toxicity of Amphothericin B: Results of a Randomized Double-Blind Study.- New Antiviral Drugs for Treatment of Viral Infections in Immunocompromised Patients.- Support in Agonizing Conditions.- Prevention, Early Detection, and Management of Oncologic Emergencies.- Relief from Respiratory Distress in Advanced Cancer Patients.- Treatment and Support in Confusional States.- Optimizing Palliative Cancer Care.- Palliative Care: A New Reality in Medicine.- Cure and Care: Interaction Between Cancer Centers and Palliative Care Units.- Optimizing Palliative Nursing Skills by Education.- Education and Palliative Care: A Different Approach.- Palliative Care in a German Hospice: The Medical and Psychological Concept of the Christophorus-Haus.- Parental Death: A Preventive Intervention.- Optimising Breavement Outcome: Reading the Road Ahead.- Rehabilitation of the Person with Cancer.- Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation of the Laryngectomee.- Spiritual Support and Palliative Cancer Care.


Titel: Supportive Care in Cancer Patients II
EAN: 9783642841408
ISBN: 3642841406
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 484
Gewicht: 727g
Größe: H235mm x B155mm x T25mm
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991

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