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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 children

Breathlessness in children

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(p.113) 7 Breathlessness in children
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Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease
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Stephen Liben

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0007

This chapter discusses breathlessness in children in paediatric palliative care. It discusses the most common signs of breathlessness in children, which may or may not be associated with shortness of breathing or dyspnoea. These three signs, which are often confused with dyspnoea, are tachypnea, and noisy and shallow breathing. The chapter also discusses the epidemiology and assessment of breathlessness in children as well as the causes of dyspnoea in children with advanced diseases, including the palliative management of this symptom in children.

Keywords:   breathlessness in children, paediatric palliative care, tachypnea, noisy breathing, shallow breathing, assessment, children, causes, dyspnoea in children

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