Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice

Neurological Complications of Cancer and its Treatment

Author: David Schiff,Isabel Arrillaga,Patrick Y. Wen

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 3319579010

Category: Medical

Page: 643

View: 9433

This updated edition provides clinicians from various backgrounds and levels of training the information needed to optimally diagnose and manage neurologic complications of the nervous system. Organized into seven sections, this comprehensive volume begins with an overview of diagnostic studies for neurologic complications involving the nervous system. That is followed by sections on metastatic and non-metastatic complications of cancer involving the nervous system, and the interpretation, diagnosis, and management of common neuro-oncologic symptoms. The next section reviews the neurologic complications of cancer therapy, including corticosteroids, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted molecular therapies, immunotherapies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and infections involving the nervous system. The final section focuses on the most important neurologic complications in cancers arising from specific organs. In addition to capturing the latest advancements in the rapidly evolving fields of oncology and cancer neurology, the goal of this resource is to lead clinicians toward prompt diagnosis and intervention in order to improve patient quality of life. "This textbook is a valuable resource for medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, as well as neurologists and neuro-oncologists dealing with these patients. ... Overall, the chapters are well organized, clearly written, fairly balanced, and reasonably up to date. ... I would recommend it as a learning tool to physicians in training (medical students, residents, and fellows) and for more experienced physicians as both a review/ update and a way to gain more in-depth knowledge and insight into the neurologic problems of cancer patients." (John C. Flickinger, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 73 (2), 2009) "The general organization of the book is logical and facilitates its practical and everyday use. ... Overall this textbook is very comprehensive and encompasses main neuro-oncological challenges. ... Schiff, Kesari and Wen have edited a very elegant and highly practical textbook, written by recognized authorities in their respective fields, which will be used by a wide range of medical and surgical specialists who are confronted on a daily basis with neurological manifestations of cancer in their practice." (I. Radovanovic and G. Zadeh, British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 100 (6), 2009)

Neurologic Complications of Cancer

Author: Lisa M. DeAngelis,Jerome B. Posner

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195366743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 634

View: 5396

The final section addresses several nonmetastatic complications of cancer and includes sections on vascular disease, infections, metabolic and nutritional disorders, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and concludes with a discussion on paraneoplastic syndromes."

Neurologic Complications of Cancer Therapy

Author: Eudocia Quant Lee, MD, MPH,David Schiff, MD,Patrick Y. Wen, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617050199

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 6552

Neurologic side effects of cancer therapy can inhibit treatment, can be dose-limiting and can diminish quality-of-life. Neurotoxicity related to cancer therapy is a common problem in oncology practice and in clinical neurology. Recognition of neurologic complications of anticancer therapy is necessary due to potential confusion with metastatic disease, paraneoplastic syndromes or comorbid neurologic disorders that do not require reduction or discontinuation of therapy. Neurologic Complications of Cancer Therapy provides comprehensive coverage of the recognition and management of neurologic symptoms related to cancer therapy. The book includes sections on systemic therapy discussed by both agent and adverse event. The section on adverse events is particularly valuable to clinicians, allowing them to consult by symptom in cases where multiple agents have been administered and the source of the complication is uncertain. The systemic therapy section includes coverage of immunologic agents, biologics, and targeted therapies. The book also features sections on the complications of radiation therapy, complications of surgery and high-dose chemotherapy, and stem cell transplantation. Neurologic Complications of Cancer Therapy Features: A widely recognized team of editors Systemic therapy covered by therapeutic agent and by adverse event, enabling a "problem-oriented" approach for the clinician Coverage of newer modalities including immunologic agents, biologics, and targeted therapies Complete sections on complications of radiation therapy, surgery, high-dose chemotherapy, and stem-call transplantion

Holland Frei Cancer Medicine Eight

Author: Waun Ki Hong,William N. Hait

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781607950141

Category: Medical

Page: 2021

View: 4860

The consummate reference source for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, internists, surgical oncologists and others who treat cancer patients, Cancer Medicine 8 covers the ever-widening sphere of current cancer knowledge and clinical practice. In this new 8th edition an outstanding editorial team from world-renowned medical centers continues to hone the leading edge forged in previous editions, with timely information on biology, immunology, etiology, epidemiology, prevention, screening, pathology, imaging and therapy. The book is a testament to the editorial panel's creed that innovative, comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment of cancer patients must be grounded in a fundamental understanding of cancer biology. Cancer Medicine 8 does a superb job of bringing scientific principles into clinical practice. This text is the ultimate resource of new information providing the basis for better informed cancer therapy choices. Cancer Medicine 8 features hundreds of 4-color illustrations, photographs, tables, graphs and algorithms that make this text an invaluable clinical tool in recognizing characteristic appearances of both patient and tissue. The 137 tightly focused chapters are organized into 5 sections: I: Cardinal Manifestations of Cancer II: Scientific Foundations of Cancer III: Principles of Cancer Diagnosis IV: Principles of Therapeutic Modalities V: Principles of Multidisciplinary Management Major Revisions: Chapter 6: Oncogenes An entire section is devoted to oncogenes like kit, Ret, Braf, Akt genes and the new drugs that specifically target them. This chapter not only provides a list of these new therapies but also insight as to how they target the oncogenes and their mutations, as well as therapy response and efficacy. Chapter 11: Tumor Angiogenesis This chapter provides a wealth of new data and understanding of the mechanisms of angiogenesis and how it contributes to the malignancy of various cancers The Clinical Advancement section provides an extensive summary of new trials investigating numerous novel angiogenesis agents Chapter 33: Chemoprevention This chapter also provides a considerable amount of new information for a broad range of clinical trials such as the HPV vaccine trial Future, Select, Star, Approve and PreSAP. The rationales for these trials are discussed and resulting data from the completed trials are presented. Chapter 55: Cytokines Research on cytokines is another area that is exploding in magnitude. This chapter presents a wealth of new information on promising new therapeutic agents.There is also updated information on the therapeutic usage of currently available agents such as hemotopoietic growth factors (HGF), erythropoietin and thromobopoietic agents. Chapter 56: Monoclonal Serotherapy A considerable amount of research has been done in the past few years on therapeutic and targeted agents in cancer therapy. Updated information and data is provided from recent trials for therapies previously discussed in Cancer Medicine edition 7 covering therapeutic agents and targeted toxins. Chapter 77: Neoplasms of the Head and Neck There is a discussion of changes in treatment methods for certain cancers such as the recent shift from surgery to combined chemotherapy with radiotherapy for tonsillar cancer, nasal and paranasal sinuses cancers and laryngeal cancer. Chapter 78: Lung Cancer Advances in diagnostic techniques are described such as ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration or electromagnetic navigation diagnostic bronchoscopy. Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) discussion is updated. New sections are devoted to prognostic and predictive biomarkers.

Neurological Complications of Systemic Cancer and Antineoplastic Therapy

Author: Herbert B. Newton,Mark G. Malkin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420020498

Category: Medical

Page: 648

View: 1670

Neurological Complications of Systematic Cancer and Antineoplastic Therapy provides an in-depth review of common manifestations related to neurology that occur in patients with systemic cancer. These include brain metastases, spinal cord compression, cerebrovascular events, and leptomeningeal disease. The book also discusses less common complications such as paraneoplastic disorders and neoplastic plexopathy. Highlights include: The pathophysiology and molecular biology of cancer and the metastatic phenotype Metastatic spread to cranial and peripheral nerves and brachial and lumbosacral plexuses Metabolic and nutritional disorders CNS infections Neurological complications of immunotherapy and bone marrow transplants Additional chapters review problems related to each specific tumor type, such as breast, lung, and colorectal, as well as gynecological cancer, genitourinary cancer, and malignant melanoma. The book also discusses neurological complications related to treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. Bringing clinical trial knowledge from the bench to the bedside, this volume is an essential reference for the practicing oncologist and neurologist.

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Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes

Author: Paul Kalanithi

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641189365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 7929

„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Neurology in Clinical Practice: The neurological disorders

Author: Walter George Bradley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789997625892

Category: Nervous system

Page: 2545

View: 8045

New edition, completely rewritten, with new chapters on endovascular surgery and mitochrondrial and ion channel disorders.

Neuro-Oncology E-Book

Blue Books of Neurology Series

Author: Jeremy Rees,Patrick Y Wen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145570377X

Category: Medical

Page: 484

View: 4091

Neuro-Oncology—a new title in the Blue Books of Practical Neurology series—is a concise and clinically applicable guide to this dynamic subspecialty. Jeremy Rees, PhD, MRCP and Patrick Y. Wen, MD present the most current information on the treatment and management of primary CNS tumors, secondary brain tumors, and the neurological complications of other cancers and their therapies in a format and scope appealing to both the general neurologist and the subspecialist. Access comprehensive coverage of treatment for adult and pediatric conditions—including tumors of the spinal cord as well as the brain. Find coverage of recent advances easily thanks to the emphasis on the latest clinical and laboratory findings and their implications for clinical management and treatment. Apply the possibilities and outcomes of neuro-oncologic surgery within the context of neurologic practice. Address the neurologic complications of cancer and its treatment as well as of primary and secondary tumors. Tap into the global perspectives of experts from all around the world for a multi-disciplinary approach to practice.

Neurologic Emergencies, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics - E-Book

Author: Alireza Minagar,Alejandro A Rabinstein

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455742953

Category: Medical

Page: 419

View: 5694

Many neurologic disorders can appear in quick and severe forms that require immediate medical attention. This issue of Neurologic Clinics features 14 articles on conditions that commonly present acutely, such as epilepsy, headache, visual loss, nervous system infections, ischemic stroke, head and spinal cord injury, and intracranial hemorrhage.

Das Zentralnervensystem des Menschen

ein Atlas mit Begleittext

Author: Rudolf Nieuwenhuys,Johan Voogd,Christiaan van Huijzen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780387505237

Category:

Page: 461

View: 4910

Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology

Author: Dr. Dale L. Johnson, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106943

Category: Psychology

Page: 488

View: 7676

"This book, in both its direct and indirect inferences, points to the need for disease-specific neurocognitive methods in broadly occurring CNS and non-CNS cancers... All in all, this is a beautifully conceptualized book that should be on the bookshelves of many specialists who work in the very challenging field of Oncology."--Carol L. Armstrong, PhD, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology Interest in the neurocognitive and sensory impairments resulting from many cancers and their interventions has grown considerably over the past decades as an important aspect of quality of life issues for cancer patients and survivors. The Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology features current findings on the neuropsychological effects of these cancers and their treatments along with the most promising neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions available to mitigate these deficits. This edited volume, part of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series, bridges the gap between the knowledge of neuropsychologists, who are grounded in the biological and physiological bases of cognition and behavior but not in pathology, and that of oncologists, who often lack expertise in the neuropsychological aspects of cancer. This text first addresses the biological components and medical care of these cancers, and issues relating to bioimaging. It then discusses the neurological impact of these cancers as they affect different functions, such as memory, learning, and sensory-motor ability, as well as discusses the effects of childhood cancers on neurological development. State-of-the-art neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions are considered, including neuropsychological/cognitive rehabilitation and habituation, pharmacological interventions, and collaborative medical practices. This text is a unique and timely resource for clinical neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neurologists, oncologists, oncology nurses, and neurorehabilitation professionals. Key Features: Bridges the gap of knowledge between neuropsychologists and oncologists Explores the most current research on the neuropsychological effects of various cancers and their treatments Provides state-of-the-art information on promising neuropsychological and behavioralñhealth interventions for impairments created by cancers and their treatments Represents a collaboration between some of the foremost scholars and practitioners in neuropsychology and oncology

Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

Author: Joanne V. Hickey

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451161018

Category: Medical

Page: 816

View: 5236

The new Sixth Edition of this award-winning classic prepares its users for delivering expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty. It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stroke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders, and peripheral neuropathies. This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice. It now includes case studies, community nursing sections throughout, and increased coverage of normal pressure hydrocephalus, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.

Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Peter D. Donofrio, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617050342

Category: Medical

Page: 486

View: 6716

Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy is a practical but authoritative reference for clinicians in anymedical specialty who are evaluating and treating patients with signs and symptoms of a peripheralneuropathy. Reviewing the full spectrum of clinically significant neuropathies, the book contains chapterson common and rare forms including mononeuropathy in the upper and lower extremities, mononeuritismultiplex, diffuse and symmetric polyneuropathies, brachial and lumbrosacral plexopathies, and spinalroot disordersódisorders that can mimic diffuse and/or focal neuropathies, complicating diagnosis andevaluation. Coverage encompasses both inherited and acquired diseases, including neuropathies arisingfrom physical injury, diabetes, alcoholism, toxins, autoimmune responses, nutritional deficiencies, vascularand metabolic disorders, medication-induced neuropathies, and idiopathic conditions. The textbookprovides an evidence-based approach to testing, differential diagnosis, and treatment, and should serveas a trusted resource for healthcare professionals confronting the many manifestations of peripheralneuropathy in clinical practice. The chapters are written by internationally renowned expert contributors with deep clinical experienceand contain numerous tables, figures, and algorithms providing clear diagnostic and managementguidelines. Boxed Clinical Pearls and Key Points allow for quick access to pertinent information, making evaluation and review easy and rewarding. Features of Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy Include: ̈ Practical yet comprehensiveóan accessible ìgo-toî reference for clinicians ̈ Covers all clinically relevant peripheral neuropathies ̈ Clinical Pearls and Key Points are set off from the text for quick reference ̈ Contains clear diagnostic and management guidelines from expert contributors ̈ Structured chapters make it easy to find essential point-of-careinformation

Arzneimitteltherapie in der Palliativmedizin

Author: Claudia Bausewein,Constanze Rémi,Robert Twycross,Andrew Wilcock,Paul Howard

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437298704

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

View: 8749

Palliativmedizinisches Arzneimittelwissen – kompetent und praxisnah Nach über 10 Jahren jetzt die 2. Auflage mit aktuellen, umfassende Informationen zu allen praxisrelevanten Medikamenten im Bereich der Palliativmedizin. Detaillierte Arzneimittelmonografien, nach Organsystemen und Einsatzbereichen geordnet Ausführliche Informationen zu Sonderfällen in der Palliativmedizin wie z.B. Anwendungen außerhalb der Zulassung (''off-label use'') Alternative Applikationsformen Dosierungsanpassung bei Organinsuffizienz Darstellung von Alternativ- und Begleitmedikation Diese deutsche Fassung basiert auf wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und den Erfahrungen langjährig tätiger Palliativmediziner aus dem englischsprachigen Raum, inklusive Pharmazeuten, die sich auf diesen Bereich spezialisiert haben. Die deutsche Fassung wurde von einer spezialisierten Pharmazeutin gemeinsam mit einer erfahrenen Palliativmedizinerin auf die Erfordernisse im deutschsprachigen Raum angepasst. Die neue, 2. Auflage wurde durch zahlreiche weitere Arzneimittelmonografien ergänzt um Präparatebeispiele für die Schweiz und Österreich erweitert inhaltlich auf den aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Stand der Palliativmedizin gebracht

Qigong

Grundlagen, Methoden, Anwendung

Author: Kenneth S. Cohen

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426424622

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 640

View: 1170

Qigong heißt wörtlich: „mit der Lebensenergie arbeiten“. Alle Übungen der bekannten chinesischen Bewegungspraxis haben die Stärkung der Lebenskraft zum Ziel. Sie dienen somit der generellen Gesunderhaltung und Kräftigung, der Vorbeugung und Behandlung von Krankheiten und nicht zuletzt der psychischen Stabilisierung und spirituellen Entwicklung. Der Qigong-Meister Kenneth Cohen erklärt in diesem international als Grundlagenwerk anerkannten Klassiker nicht nur die Übungspraxis und die philosophischen Grundlagen, sondern er widmet sich auch eingehend dem Verständnis der Heilfunktionen. Dabei berücksichtigt er vor allem auch den westlichen Zugang aus naturwissenschaftlicher, bioenergetischer und medizinischer Sicht. Aus den detaillierten Anleitungen zu den Zyklen „Die acht Brokate“ oder „Das Spiel der fünf Tiere“ sowie mit Hilfe der wirksamen Atem- und Entspannungsübungen kann sich jeder ein individuelles Übungsprogramm zusammenstellen und Qigong erfolgreich in den Alltag integrieren

Management of Cancer Pain

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788120619

Category:

Page: 257

View: 4670

Cancer is diagnosed in over one million Americans annually, & one of five deaths in the U.S. -- about 1,400/day -- result from cancer. This Guideline provides recommendations about the assessment & management of cancer pain. Describes the uses of analgesics & adjuvant drugs, cognitive/behavior strategies, physical modalities, palliative radiation & antieoplastic therapies, nerve blocks & palliative & ablative surgery. Developed by an interdisciplinary panel of clinicians, patients, & experts in health policy. Tables of scientific evidence. Glossary, bibliography & acronyms. Charts & tables.

Supportive Oncology E-Book

Author: Mellar P. Davis,Petra Feyer,Petra Ortner,Camilla Zimmermann

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437735940

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 6984

Supportive Oncology, by Drs. Davis, Feyer, Ortner, and Zimmermann, is your practical guide to improving your patients‘ quality of life and overall outcomes by integrating palliative care principles into the scope of clinical oncologic practice at all points along their illness trajectories. A multidisciplinary editorial team, representing the dual perspectives of palliative medicine and oncology, offers expert guidance on how to effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counselling when appropriate. Integrate complementary palliative principles as early as possible after diagnosis with guidance from a multidisciplinary editorial team whose different perspectives and collaboration provide a well-balanced approach. Effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counseling when appropriate. Improve patients’ quality of life with the latest information on pain and symptom management including managing side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, rehabilitating and counselling long-term survivors, and managing tumor-related symptoms and other complications in the palliative care setting. Prescribe the most effective medications, manage toxicities, and deal with high symptom burdens.

Psycho-Oncology

Author: Jimmie C. Holland,William S. Breitbart,Paul B. Jacobsen,Matthew J. Loscalzo,Ruth McCorkle,Phyllis N. Butow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199363331

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 5157

Originally published by Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field and remains the gold standard today. Edited by a team of leading experts in psycho-oncology, spearheaded by Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, the founder of the field, the text reflects the interdisciplinary nature and global reach of this growing field. Thoroughly updated and developed in collaboration with the American Psychosocial Society and the International Psycho-oncology Society, the third edition is a current, comprehensive reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers seeking to understand and manage the psychological issues involved in the care of persons with cancer and the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer risk and survival. New to this edition are chapters on gender-based and geriatric issues and expanded coverage of underserved populations, community based programs, and caregiver training and education.

Neuro-Palliative Care

Interdisziplinäres Praxishandbuch zur palliativen Versorgung von Menschen mit neurologischen Erkrankungen

Author: Christoph Gerhard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456848495

Category:

Page: 358

View: 6392

Menschen mit fortgeschrittenen neurologischen Erkrankungen stellen besondere Anforderungen an ein Palliative-Care-Team. Sie sind in der Regel kognitiv, kommunikativ und körperlich beeinträchtigt. Mit diesen Menschen zu kommunizieren, ihre Bedürfnisse und Leiden zu erkennen und zu lindern ist eine große Herausforderung. Dazu sind mitunter ein körpernaher, körpersprachlicher Dialog und stellvertretende, fürsprechende Entscheidungen der Behandler notwendig. Neben einer palliativen Haltung, die sich konsequent am Patienten orientiert, sind gute neurologische Kenntnisse erforderlich.