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Oral Care in Advanced Disease
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Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

Abstract

Lesions of the oral cavity have an enormous impact on the quality of life of patients with advanced disease. They cause considerable morbidity and diminish a patient's physical and psychological well being. Oral complications impair oral nutrition and can cause a variety of problems including malnutrition, anorexia, and cachexia. Psychological problems relate to the role that the oral cavity plays in communication and social life. This book provides comprehensive, clinically relevant, evidence-based guidelines on oral problems to ensure first-rate care. The scientific foundations and research ... More

Keywords: lesions, oral cavity, quality of life, patients, advanced disease, morbidity, oral complications, oral nutrition, malnutrition, anorexia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780192632432
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Davies, editor
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, UK

Ilora Finlay, editor
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff; Vice Dean, School of Medicine, Section of Palliative Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine