Cancer

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Designed for the busy practitioner, Cancer provides succinct coverage of the assessment and treatment of a multitude of rehabilitation issues as they uniquely affect cancer patients. Broken into four sections with 66 alphabetically arranged topics, this go-to reference addresses the key concerns in cancer rehabilitation ranging from basic principles, exercise, and therapy interventions to acupuncture, massage, and end-of-life care. Primary conditions covered include bone marrow transplant, brain disease and ...

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Overview

Designed for the busy practitioner, Cancer provides succinct coverage of the assessment and treatment of a multitude of rehabilitation issues as they uniquely affect cancer patients. Broken into four sections with 66 alphabetically arranged topics, this go-to reference addresses the key concerns in cancer rehabilitation ranging from basic principles, exercise, and therapy interventions to acupuncture, massage, and end-of-life care. Primary conditions covered include bone marrow transplant, brain disease and tumors, hematologic cancer, metastatic bone disease, neurofibromatosis, and spinal cord compression. The largest section of the book is devoted to the myriad disease or treatment-related symptoms and medical issues endemic in the cancer population such as pain, anemia, anorexia, cognitive dysfunction, chemotherapy-related problems and radiation effects, lymphedema, fatigue, malnutrition, sleep disorders, spasticity, and much more.

Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints and suggested readings.

All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference titles provide:

  • Consistent Approach and Organization-at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts they need instantly
  • Concise Coverage—of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics
  • Fast Answers to Clinical Questions—diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice
  • Hands-on Practical Guidance—for all types of interventions and therapies
  • Multi-Specialty Perspective—ensures issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed

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Meet the Author

MD, Associate Professor and Section Chief, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

As head of MD Anderson's cancer rehabilitation division (probably the most mature such program in the country) and a sought-after speaker and researcher, Dr. Shin is uniquely qualified to edit this volume and will bring in a strong multi-disciplinary group of contributors.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Background, Evaluation, and Interventions
1. Cancer Rehabilitation: Basic Ideas and Principles
2. Exercise
3. Occupational Therapy
4. Performance Measures
5. Physical Impairments and Guidelines for Therapy Interventions and Assessments
6. Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Part II: Primary Concerns or Conditions
7. Bone Marrow Transplantation
8. Brain: Leptomeningeal Disease
9. Brain: Metastatic Tumors
10. Brain: Primary Tumors
11. Hematologic Cancer
12. Metastatic Bone Disease: Physiatric Perspective
13. Metastatic Bone Disease: Surgical Perspective
14. Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Type 2
15. Spinal Cord Compression
Part III: Cancer or Treatment Related Symptoms
16. Anemia
17. Anorexia: Cachexia
18. Asthenia
19. Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
20. Chemotherapy: Cardiomyopathy
21. Chemotherapy: Chemobrain
22. Chemotherapy: Peripheral Neuropathy
23. Cognitive Dysfunction
24. Cranial Nerve XI Injury Associated with Radical Next Dissection
25. Dyspnea
26. Emergency Medical Issues
27. Fatigue
28. Febrile Neutropenia in Acute Leukemia Patients
29. Free Tissue Transfer
30. Gastrointestinal: Constipation
31. Gastrointestinal: Dysphagia
32. Gastrointestinal: Nutrition and Bowel Management
33. Gout
34. Hypercalcemia
35. Lymphedema: Lower Extremity
36. Lymphedema: Upper Extremity
37. Malnutrition
38. Mastectomy: Complications
39. Mastectomy: Reconstruction Concerns
40. Mental Health: Behavioral Disorders
41. Mental Health: Depression
42. Pain: Conservative Management
43. Pain: Interventional Techniques
44. Paraneoplastic Syndromes Affecting the Central Nervous System
45. Plexopathy: Brachial
46. Plexopathy: Lumbosacral
47. Pressure Ulcers
48. Pulmonary: Pleural Effusions
49. Radiation Effects: Central Nervous System
50. Radiation Effects: Myelitis
51. Sacrectomy
52. Sexuality Issues
53. Sleep Disorders
54. Spasticity
55. Steroid Myopathy
56. Thromboembolic Disease and Prophylaxis
Part IV: Special Concerns
57. Advanced Care Planning and Advance Directives
58. Alcohol Use in Cancer Patients
59. Difficult Conversations
60. Disability and the Return to Work
61.Non-Traditional Treatments: Acupuncture
62. Non-Traditional Treatments: Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine
63. Non-Traditional Treatments: Massage
64. Prognostication
65.Rehabilitation Chaplain
66. Rehabilitation at the end of life

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