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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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Comprehensive supportive care in HIV pulmonary disease

Comprehensive supportive care in HIV pulmonary disease

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(p.487) Chapter 31 Comprehensive supportive care in HIV pulmonary disease
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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease
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Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0031

This chapter examines supportive care for pulmonary diseases associated with HIV infection. It explains that the best practice for the treatment of these conditions involves the appropriate treatment of associated infections and malignancies as well as the use of antiretroviral agents. Respiratory symptoms are a common source of distress and should be treated using standard approaches from palliative care.

Keywords:   pulmonary diseases, HIV infection, supportive care, antiretroviral agents, respiratory symptoms, palliative care

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