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Dyspnoea in Advanced DiseaseA guide to clinical management$
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Sara Booth and Deborah Dudgeon

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530039

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.001.0001

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Breathlessness in neurological disease

Breathlessness in neurological disease

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(p.99) 6 Breathlessness in neurological disease
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Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease
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Fliss Murtagh

Rachel Burman

Polly Edmonds (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0006

While some aspects of breathlessness in neurological disease are common to various neurological diseases, some aspects are specific to particular ones. This chapter therefore addresses the pathophysiology of breathlessness in neurological diseases and considers the general management strategies for this symptom in this group of diseases. It also discusses the causes of shortness of breath in specific conditions such as Parkinson's disease, dementia, neurodegenerative diseases, and stroke. The chapter furthermore includes a discussion on the ethical considerations of palliative management and terminal sedation in patients with neurological disease or advanced disease.

Keywords:   neurological disease, breathlessness, general management strategies, Parkinson's disease, dementia, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, ethical considerations, palliative management, terminal sedation

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