This new resource on managing oncologic emergencies is directed
at all health care professionals who care for patients with cancer or
survivors. Edited and written by clinician-experts at The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center, the book covers the full range of oncologic
emergencies, from cardiac and neurologic to orthopedic to hematologic and
addresses important palliative care, ethical, and Emergency Department
Chapters are structured with busy clinicians in emergent and
urgent settings in mind, and each chapter concludes with a series of key
practice points and a list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve
deeper into a subject.
For any clinician facing the increasing number of patients who
experience oncologic emergencies, this is an up-to-date, clinically-focused,
and authoritative resource.
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Patricia Brock, Katy M. Toale and Sudhaker Tummala
Metabolic and Endocrine Oncologic EmergenciesSai-Ching J. Yeung and Wenli Liu
Cardiac Emergencies in Cancer Patients
Patrick Chaftari, Elie Mouhayar, Cezar Iliescu, Saamir A. Hassan and Peter Kim
Pulmonary and Airway Emergencies
Marina George, Maria-Claudia Campagna, Parikshet Babber and Saadia A. Faiz
Gastrointestinal Emergencies in the Oncology Patient
Maria-Claudia Campagna, Marina George, Josiah Halm and Asifa Malik
Nephro-Urologic Emergencies in Patients with Cancer
Amit Lahoti, Maria Teresa Cruz Carreras and Abdulla K. Salahudeen
Huifang Lu and Maria E. Suarez-Almazor
Cancer Care Ethics in the Emergency Center
Colleen M. Gallagher, Jessica A. Moore and Jeffrey S. Farroni
Emergencies in Infectious Diseases
Carmen Esther Gonzalez, Kalen Jacobson and Mary Markovich
Shuwei Gao, Khanh Vu, Francisca Gushiken and Khanh Thi Thuy Nguyen
Jeong Hoon Oh
Palliative Care in the Emergency Center
Nada Fadul and Ahmed Elsayem
Seema M. Thekdi and Sara Wood
Regina Okhuysen-Cawley, Sunil K. Sahai and Peter M. Anderson
Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies in Cancer Patients
Matthew P. Schlumbrecht and Diane C. Bodurka
Steven R. Mays, Sharon R. Hymes, Katherine C. Cole and Henry M. Kuerer
Stella K. Kim
With the advancing age of our population coupled with an increase in the incidence of cancer along with progress in cancer care, health care professionals are faced with an increasing number of emergencies in cancer patients and survivors. This new addition to the MD Anderson Cancer Care Series will hopefully be a good resource for clinicians in the emergent and urgent settings.
This book is composed of 17 chapters, each of which is devoted to a specific topic. The authors who contributed to this book are adept clinicians with extensive experience in this realm of patient care. The chapters range from cardiac and neurologic emergencies to palliative care and ethical issues. The chapters are structured to be helpful resources to busy clinicians faced with acutely ill patients. Each chapter ends with a series of key practice points along with a list of useful suggested readings.
The evaluation and treatment of oncologic emergencies is evolving into a unique discipline. Clinicians providing medical care to patients experiencing these emergencies can be faced with challenging clinical scenarios. This book will hopefully be a beneficial tool in the effort to provide the best care possible for these patients.
Ellen F. Manzullo
Houston, TX, USA
Oncologic Emergencies is a new addition to the MD Anderson Cancer Care Series. The focus of this book is on oncologic emergencies in cancer patients and survivors. The chapters are written by clinicians at our institution who have a wealth of knowledge and experience related to the medical care of acutely ill cancer patients.
For more than 70 years, our institution has been devoted to the eradication of cancer. Initially, our acutely ill cancer patients received medical care in a small ward. Over the past seven decades, our institution has grown and evolved, and we now have the largest emergency center in a comprehensive cancer center. Our emergency center is a unique facility where our patients receive treatment for a wide spectrum of emergencies. Some of the patients are acutely ill owing to conditions related to their cancer or cancer therapy. Others need medical care for comorbid conditions unrelated to their malignancies but that can be equally life-threatening. All of this care occurs in an environment where both patient safety and empathy are of great importance.
I recommend this book to anyone who is ever faced with an acutely ill cancer patient or survivor. The reader will become equipped with valuable knowledge related to the evaluation and treatment of these emergencies and in turn will be able to provide the best care possible for his or her patients.
Ronald A. DePinho, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA