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Acute Side Effects of Radiation Therapy : A Guide to Management

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Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides clear guidance on how to manage a wide range of side effects frequently encountered when treating patients with radiation therapy. For each potential side effect, incidence, mechanism, symptoms, and grading are carefully described. All aspects of management are addressed, drawing on the latest available evidence and highlighting key details of importance in clinical routine. The introduction of new radiation therapy techniques such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity…
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Sourati, Ainaz
Other Authors
Ameri, Ahmad
Malekzadeh, Mona
Responsibility
Ainaz Sourati, Ahmad Ameri, Mona Malekzadeh
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 217 pages) : 13 illus., 11 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319559506
9783319559490 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Physics
Radiation Injuries - prevention & control
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Abstract
This book provides clear guidance on how to manage a wide range of side effects frequently encountered when treating patients with radiation therapy. For each potential side effect, incidence, mechanism, symptoms, and grading are carefully described. All aspects of management are addressed, drawing on the latest available evidence and highlighting key details of importance in clinical routine. The introduction of new radiation therapy techniques such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and image-guided radiation therapy has reduced normal tissue doses and, accordingly, treatment complications. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of patients still experience acute side effects, in part because the threshold doses for these toxicities are typically lower than those for late effects. Acute toxicities may lead to interruption of treatment and be associated with an increase in late damage. A swift and effective response is therefore essential. This book will enable the reader to provide effective care for each side effect, thereby improving patient compliance with treatment and treatment outcomes.
Contents
1. Radiation Dermatitis -- 2. Hair Loss -- 3. Radiation Brain Injury -- 4. Radiation Orbital Toxicity -- 5. Ear Toxicity -- 6. Oral Mucositis -- 7. Xerostomia -- 8. Loss of Taste -- 10. Radiation Pneumonitis -- 11. Pericarditis -- 12. Esophagitis -- 13. Radiation Gastritis -- 14. Radiation-Induced Liver Disease -- 15. Enteritis -- 16. Radiation Cystitis -- 17. Radiation Proctitis -- 18. Fatigue -- 19. Hematological Side Effects -- 20. Radiation-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (RINV).
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Adult CNS Radiation Oncology : Principles and Practice

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Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as…
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Chang, Eric L.
Brown, Paul D.
Lo, Simon S.
Sahgal, Arjun
Suh, John H.
Responsibility
Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors
Alternate Title
Adult central nervous system radiation oncology
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 766 p.) : 349 illus., 257 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319428789
9783319428772 (print ed.)
9783319428796 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Central Nervous System Diseases - radiotherapy
Central Nervous System Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology - methods
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Neurology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as well as secondary cancers of metastatic origin. The first half of the book is organized anatomically: tumors of the brain, spinal cord, leptomeninges, optic pathway, ocular choroid, and skull base. The second half covers primary CNS lymphoma, rare CNS tumors, metastatic brain disease, vascular conditions of the CNS, radiation-associated complications, and radiation modalities. Each chapter provides guidance on treatment field design, target delineation, and normal critical structure tolerance constraints in the context of the disease being treated. Learning objectives, case studies, and Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Continuing Medical Education-style questions and answers are incorporated throughout the book. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and fellows, but medical students may also find value in the text.
Contents
Part I. Brain Tumors: Benign -- Meningioma -- Pituitary Adenoma -- Craniopharyngioma -- Vestibular Schwannoma -- Part II. Brain Tumors: Malignant Gliomas -- Low Grade Glioma -- High Grade Gliomas -- Part III. Spine: Benign -- Schwannomas and Neurofibromas -- Spinal Meningioma -- Part IV. Spine: Malignant -- Astrocytic Tumors of Spinal Cord -- Spinal Cord Ependymoma -- Part V. Spine: Metastatic -- Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: Conventional Radiotherapy -- Vertebral Body Metastasis -- Part VI. Leptomeningeal Disease -- Evaluation and Workup of Leptomeningeal Disease -- Palliative Radiation Therapy for Leptomeningeal Disease -- Part VII. Optic Pathway Tumors -- Optic Pathway Gliomas -- Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma -- Part VIII. Ocular Oncology -- Uveal Melanoma -- Part IX. Skull Base Tumor -- Skull Base Tumors -- Part X. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Part XI. Rare Tumors -- Choroid Plexus Tumors -- Hemangiopericytoma -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Hemangioblastomas -- NF2 Related Tumors and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors -- Germ Cell Tumors -- Pineal Region Tumors -- Glomus Tumors -- Adult Medulloblastoma -- Intracranial Ependymoma -- Central Neurocytoma -- Part XII. Metastatic Brain Disease -- Prognostic Classification Systems for Brain Metastases -- Neurosurgical Management of Single Brain Metastases -- Multiple Brain Metastases -- Postoperative Treatment for Brain Metastasis -- Part XIII. Vascular Conditions of the CNS -- Vascular Malformation -- Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Part XIV. Radiation Associated Complications -- Brain Radionecrosis -- Spinal Cord Tolerance and Risk of Radiation Myelopathy -- Radiation Optic Neuropathy -- Cerebral Atrophy and Leukoencephalopathy Following Cranial Irradiation -- Hypopituitarism -- Neurocognitive Changes -- Cranial Nerve Palsies, Vascular Damage, and Brainstem Injury -- Part XV. Radiation Modalities Applied to CNS Tumors -- 3-D Conformal Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy/Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy -- Linac Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy -- Gamma Knife’ Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypo-Fractionated Stereototatic Radiotherapy -- Spinal Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy -- Proton Beam Therapy (For CNS Tumors) -- Brachytherapy.
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ALERT – adverse late effects of cancer treatment. Volume 1, General concepts and specific precepts

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Philip Rubin, Louis S. Constine, Lawrence B. Marks, editors. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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The literature on the late effects of cancer treatment is widely scattered in different journals since all major organ systems are affected and management is based on a variety of medical and surgical treatments. The aim of ALERT Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment is to offer a coherent multidisciplinary approach to the care of cancer survivors. The central paradigm is that cytotoxic multimodal therapy results in a perpetual cascade of events that affects each major organ system different…
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Rubin, Philip
Constine, Louis S
Marks, Lawrence B
Responsibility
Philip Rubin, Louis S. Constine, Lawrence B. Marks, editors
Alternate Title
Adverse late effects of cancer treatment
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 311 pages)
Series
Medical radiology. Radiation oncology
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783540723141 (electronic bk.)
9783540723134
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Radiation Injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer - Treatment - Complications
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Abstract
The literature on the late effects of cancer treatment is widely scattered in different journals since all major organ systems are affected and management is based on a variety of medical and surgical treatments. The aim of ALERT Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment is to offer a coherent multidisciplinary approach to the care of cancer survivors. The central paradigm is that cytotoxic multimodal therapy results in a perpetual cascade of events that affects each major organ system differently and is expressed continually over time. Essentially, radiation and chemotherapy are intense biologic modifiers that allow for cancer cure and cancer survivorship but accelerate senescence of normal tissues and increase the incidence of age-related diseases and second malignant tumors. Volume 1 of this two-volume work focuses on the general concepts and principles relevant to late effects and on the dynamic interplay of molecular, cytologic and histopathologic events that lead to altered physiologic and metabolic functions and their clinical manifestations. Chapters are also included on legal issues, economic aspects, nursing, psychological issues and quality of life.
Contents
Prologue: Surviving Cancer: SEER Statistics -- Biocontinuum of the Pathophysiology Paradigm -- Biophysiopathology of the Microvasculature and Microcirculation -- Molecular Mechanisms of Radiation Induced Injury -- Biodetection and Biointervention: Cytokine Pathways as a Rationale for Anti-Cytokine Interventions Post-Radiation -- Quantitative/Objective Analyses of RT-Induced Late Normal Tissue Injury Using Functional Imaging -- Biograding of Normal Tissue TNM Toxicity Taxonomy: Scoring the Adverse Effects of Cancer Treatment -- Understanding and Predicting Radiation-Associated Normal Tissue Injury: A Global and Historical Perspective -- Biotoxicity of Chemotherapy -- BioSurveillance and Longitudinal Lifelong Guidelines -- BioPediatric Complexities of Growth and Development -- BioGenetic and Host Implications -- Bioengineering of Irradiated Normal Tissues by Bone Marrow Stem Cells -- Radiotherapy-Induced Carcinogenesis and Leukemogenesis: Mechanisms and Quantitative Modeling -- The Bioepidemiology of MultiplePrimary Cancers -- Radiation-Related Second Primary Cancers: Clinical Perspectives -- The Psychosocial and Functional Impact of Radiation Therapy -- Nursing -- Economic Consequences of Late Effects -- Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism: Relevance to the Radiation Oncology and Biology Communities.
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ALERT – adverse late effects of cancer treatment. Volume 2, Normal tissue specific sites and systems

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Philip Rubin, Louis S. Constine, Lawrence B. Marks, editors. --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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The literature on the late effects of cancer treatment is widely scattered in different journals since all major organ systems are affected and management is based on a variety of medical and surgical treatments. The aim of ALERT Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment is to offer a coherent multidisciplinary approach to the care of cancer survivors. The central paradigm is that cytotoxic multimodal therapy results in a perpetual cascade of events that affects each major organ system different…
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Rubin, Philip
Constine, Louis S
Marks, Lawrence B
Responsibility
Philip Rubin, Louis S. Constine, Lawrence B. Marks, editors
Alternate Title
Adverse late effects of cancer treatment
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 700 pages)
Series
Medical radiology. Radiation oncology
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783540758631 (electronic bk.)
9783540758624
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Radiation Injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer - Treatment - Complications
Neoplasms - therapy - complications
Abstract
The literature on the late effects of cancer treatment is widely scattered in different journals since all major organ systems are affected and management is based on a variety of medical and surgical treatments. The aim of ALERT Adverse Late Effects of Cancer Treatment is to offer a coherent multidisciplinary approach to the care of cancer survivors. The central paradigm is that cytotoxic multimodal therapy results in a perpetual cascade of events that affects each major organ system differently and is expressed continually over time. Essentially, radiation and chemotherapy are intense biologic modifiers that allow for cancer cure and cancer survivorship but accelerate senescence of normal tissues and increase the incidence of age-related diseases and second malignant tumors. Volume 2 of this two-volume work comprehensively documents potential late effects in all the normal tissue anatomic sites in the human body. The detection, diagnosis, management and prevention of effects are all considered in detail, and prognostic outcomes are discussed. Radiation risk factors and interactions with chemotherapy effects are clearly presented. The text is accompanied by numerous supportive illustrations and tables.
Contents
Brain and Cranial Nerves -- Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System -- Neuroendocrine Complications of Radiation and Cancer Therapy -- Eye and Orbit -- Radiation-Induced Ototoxicity -- Late Oral Adverse Effects of Cancer Treatments -- Upper Respiratory and Digestive System: Pharynx, Larynx, and Xerostomia -- Thyroid -- Skin Surface, Dermis, and Wound Healing -- Breast Cancer -- Lung -- Heart, Coronary Arteries, Aorta and Great Vessels, Arteries and Veins, Microcirculation -- Esophagus -- Stomach, Small and Large Intestines -- Liver -- Adverse Late Effects of Radiation Treatment in the Pancreas -- Kidney and Ureter -- Urinary Bladder -- Prostate, Seminal Vesicle, Penis, and Urethra -- The Testes -- Ovary, Uterus (Fallopian Tube, Cervix), Vagina, and Vulva -- Radiation Induced Rectal Toxicity -- Musculoskeletal System: Growing Endochondral Bone, Mature Osseous, Muscle (Striated), and Soft Tissue Mesenchyme -- Hematopoietic System -- Late Effects of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Including Total Body Irradiation -- Lymph Nodes, Thymus, Spleen, and Lymphatics.
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Cured II, LENT : cancer survivorship research and education : late effects on normal tissues

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edited by Philip Rubin, Louis S. Constine, Lawrence B. Marks, Paul Okunieff. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2008.
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Rubin, Philip
Other Authors
Constine, Louis S
Marks, Lawrence B
Okunieff, Paul
Responsibility
edited by Philip Rubin, Louis S. Constine, Lawrence B. Marks, Paul Okunieff
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2008
Series
Medical radiology. Radiation oncology
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783540762713
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - complications
Radiation Injuries
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Treatment Outcome
Survivors
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiotherapy
Oncology
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CURED I, LENT : Late Effects of Cancer Treatment on Normal Tissues

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edited by Philip Rubin, Louis S. Constine, Lawrence B. Marks, Paul Okunieff. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2008.
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Rubin, Philip
Other Authors
Constine, Louis S
Marks, Lawrence B
Okunieff, Paul
Responsibility
edited by Philip Rubin, Louis S. Constine, Lawrence B. Marks, Paul Okunieff
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2008
Series
Medical radiology. Radiation oncology
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783540490708
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiation Injuries
Radiotherapy Dosage
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Treatment Outcome
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiotherapy
Oncology
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Delineating organs at risk in radiation therapy

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Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez ; foreword by Vincenzo Valentini. --Milan: Springer , c2013.
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Defining organs at risk is a crucial task for radiation oncologists when aiming to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy, with delivery of the maximum dose to the tumor volume while sparing healthy tissues. This book will prove an invaluable guide to the delineation of organs at risk of toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The first and second sections address the anatomy of organs at risk, discuss the pathophysiology of radiation-induced damage, and present dose constraints and me…
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Cefaro, Giampiero Ausili
Other Authors
Genovesi, Domenico
Perez, Carlos A
Responsibility
Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez ; foreword by Vincenzo Valentini
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 152 pages)
ISBN
9788847052574 (electronic bk.)
9788847052567
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced
Organs at Risk - physiopathology
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiotherapy - Safety measures
Organs at Risk - physiopathology
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced
Abstract
Defining organs at risk is a crucial task for radiation oncologists when aiming to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy, with delivery of the maximum dose to the tumor volume while sparing healthy tissues. This book will prove an invaluable guide to the delineation of organs at risk of toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The first and second sections address the anatomy of organs at risk, discuss the pathophysiology of radiation-induced damage, and present dose constraints and methods for target volume delineation. The third section is devoted to the radiological anatomy of organs at risk as seen on typical radiotherapy planning CT scans, with a view to assisting the radiation oncologist to recognize and delineate these organs for each anatomical region head and neck, mediastinum, abdomen, and pelvis. The book is intended both for young radiation oncologists still in training and for their senior colleagues wishing to reduce intra-institutional variations in practice and thereby to standardize the definition of clinical target volumes.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Anatomy and Physiopathology of Radiation-Induced Damage to Organs at Risk -- Brain, Head and Neck -- Mediastinum -- Abdomen -- Pelvis -- Part II. Modeling and Organ Delineation in Radiation Therapy -- Radiation Dose Constraints for Organs at Risk: Modeling and Importance of Organ Delineation in Radiation Therapy -- Volumetric Acquisition: Technical Notes -- Part III. Axial CT Radiological Anatomy: Image Gallery -- Brain, Head and Neck -- Mediastinum -- Abdomen -- Male Pelvis -- Female Pelvis -- Appendix: Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs.
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Emergencies in Pediatric Oncology

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Katrin Scheinemann, Allison E. Boyce, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Pediatric oncology is a considerably complex discipline requiring frequent need for reference material. Emergencies in Pediatric Oncology meets this objective by serving as a concise, practical resource for the hurried physician. Replete with diagrams and written in a clear, succinct style, this title offers an easy-to-read guide especially useful for residents, fellows, and nurses. Providing an overview of the epidemiology of childhood cancer and the history of its treatment, this title also a…
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Scheinemann, Katrin
Boyce, Allison E
Responsibility
Katrin Scheinemann, Allison E. Boyce, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 185 p. : 66 ill., 31 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461411741
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Emergencies
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Pediatrics
Abstract
Pediatric oncology is a considerably complex discipline requiring frequent need for reference material. Emergencies in Pediatric Oncology meets this objective by serving as a concise, practical resource for the hurried physician. Replete with diagrams and written in a clear, succinct style, this title offers an easy-to-read guide especially useful for residents, fellows, and nurses. Providing an overview of the epidemiology of childhood cancer and the history of its treatment, this title also addresses a range of key problems in the pediatric oncologic setting, covering the most common emergencies and providing short, practical guidelines on how to handle them. Written by authorities from an array of disciplines, this helpful resource provides answers and concrete guidance and is a valuable contribution to the literature in pediatric oncology.
Contents
Introduction: Pediatric Oncology -- Initial Management of New Diagnosis -- Tumor Lysis Syndrome -- Mediastinal Mass and Superior Vena Cava Syndrome -- Abdominal Masses -- Spinal Cord Compression and Cauda Equina Syndrome -- Fever and Neutropenia -- Procedures -- Blood and Blood Product Transfusions -- Thromboembolism in Children with Cancer -- Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis in Children with Cancer -- Central Venous Line-related Thrombosis -- Chemotherapeutic Drugs -- Supportive Care -- Abdominal Complications -- Emergency Radiation Therapy in Pediatric Oncology.
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Imaging of Complications and Toxicity following Tumor Therapy

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Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Tobias Bäuerle, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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Depending on their mechanism of action, the cytotoxic and targeted drugs and radiotherapy employed in oncologic treatment may cause complications and toxicities in many organ systems, with variable radiologic presentations. This comprehensive and excellently illustrated book covers the basics of therapy-induced complications and toxicities in oncologic patients, identifies their consequences for all the major organs, and describes the imaging of these impacts by means of the various radiologic …
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Kauczor, Hans-Ulrich
Bäuerle, Tobias
Responsibility
Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Tobias Bäuerle, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 314 p. : 100 illus., 50 illus. in color)
Series
Medical radiology. Diagnostic imaging
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783319128412
9783319128405 (print ed.)
ISSN
0942-5373
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Neoplasms - complications
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Treatment Outcome
Abstract
Depending on their mechanism of action, the cytotoxic and targeted drugs and radiotherapy employed in oncologic treatment may cause complications and toxicities in many organ systems, with variable radiologic presentations. This comprehensive and excellently illustrated book covers the basics of therapy-induced complications and toxicities in oncologic patients, identifies their consequences for all the major organs, and describes the imaging of these impacts by means of the various radiologic modalities. By familiarizing radiologists with the most frequent and prominent toxicities that are recognizable on radiologic imaging following tumor therapy, it will facilitate identification of their early manifestations and permit differential diagnosis based on relevant findings.
Contents
[publisher supplied] Part I: Basics of toxicity of tumor therapies: Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapy -- Radiotherapy -- Part 2: Brain: Radiotherapy -- Chemotherapy -- Part 3: Head and Neck: Head and Neck Therapy -- Part 4 Thorax, Lung and Breast: Breast: focus on Radiotherapy -- Lung: focus on Chemotherapy -- Part 5: Cardiovascular System -- Part 6: Pediatrics: Pediatric Including Survivorship -- Part 7: Pelvis and Genitourinary: Male -- Female -- Part 8. Bone Marrow and Spine: Radiotherapy, special focus myelon -- Chemotherapy -- Part 9 Liver and Gastrointestinal -- Gastrointestinal Vilgrain -- Liver.
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Information for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy : Cystitis

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
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Cystitis is an irritation and inflammation of the bladder lining, a common side effect when radiation treatment is given to the pelvis. This pamphlet describes symptoms of cystitis, when it may occur, and remedies which may include medication.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cystitis
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cystitis
Radiotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Cystitis is an irritation and inflammation of the bladder lining, a common side effect when radiation treatment is given to the pelvis. This pamphlet describes symptoms of cystitis, when it may occur, and remedies which may include medication.
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Patient & family guide
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prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1335
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Information for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy : Diarrhea

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
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1007
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Diarrhea is a common side effect when radiation treatment is given to the pelvis. This pamphlet describes why and when someone may have diarrhea and how to treat it. It includes details on diet changes that may be helpful.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diarrhea - prevention & control
Pelvic Neoplasms - complications
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Diarrhea--Treatment
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Self Care
Abstract
Diarrhea is a common side effect when radiation treatment is given to the pelvis. This pamphlet describes why and when someone may have diarrhea and how to treat it. It includes details on diet changes that may be helpful.
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Patient & family guide
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prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
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Information on vaginal dilators and lubricants following radiation therapy to the pelvis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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This booklet provides examples of dilators and lubricants that can be used for vaginal dilation after pelvic radiation. Please refer to the booklet “Use of Vaginal Dilators Following Radiation Therapy to the Pelvis” for more information. Examples of sets of dilators, individual dilators, and vaginal lubricants are given. Contact information for further questions is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pelvic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Vagina
Subjects (LCSH)
Pelvis--Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Vagina
Abstract
This booklet provides examples of dilators and lubricants that can be used for vaginal dilation after pelvic radiation. Please refer to the booklet “Use of Vaginal Dilators Following Radiation Therapy to the Pelvis” for more information. Examples of sets of dilators, individual dilators, and vaginal lubricants are given. Contact information for further questions is included.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
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Low Red Blood Cells : Anemia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
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Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anemia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Anemia
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
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prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
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Pregnancy and Radiation Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0070
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Radiation therapy can harm unborn babies. Information and next steps are provided for patients of childbearing age.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Pregnancy complications
Pregnancy - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer in pregnancy
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Cancer in women
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Radiation therapy can harm unborn babies. Information and next steps are provided for patients of childbearing age.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
0070
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Prevention and Management of Acute and Late Toxicities in Radiation Oncology : Management of Toxicities in Radiation Oncology

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45229
Gokhan Ozyigit, Ugur Selek, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is an evidence-based guide to the prevention and current management of acute and late toxicities of radiation therapy for a wide range of malignancies. Each chapter focuses on a particular anatomic site and provides information on normal sectional anatomy, contouring of target volumes and organs at risk, dose constraints, the pathophysiology of radiation toxicity, and treatment approaches for each potential toxicity. The information provided will assist in the planning and delivery of…
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Ozyigit, Gokhan
Selek, Ugur
Responsibility
Gokhan Ozyigit, Ugur Selek, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 322 p.) : 58 illus., 57 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030377984
9783030377977 (Print ed.)
9783030377991 (Print ed.)
9783030378004 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Physics
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Radiotherapy Dosage
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Toxicology
Abstract
This book is an evidence-based guide to the prevention and current management of acute and late toxicities of radiation therapy for a wide range of malignancies. Each chapter focuses on a particular anatomic site and provides information on normal sectional anatomy, contouring of target volumes and organs at risk, dose constraints, the pathophysiology of radiation toxicity, and treatment approaches for each potential toxicity. The information provided will assist in the planning and delivery of intensity-modulated radiation therapy, including volumetric modulated arc therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiotherapy. It will also enable the selection of appropriate, evidence-based management options in individual patients who experience radiation toxicities, taking into account the organ-specific pathophysiology of radiation injury. Written by acknowledged experts and featuring numerous high-quality illustrations, the book will be an ideal reference aid for practicing clinical and radiation oncologists, radiotherapists, fellows, residents, and nurses.
Contents
1. Toxicity Management for Central Nervous System Tumors in Radiation Oncology -- 2. Toxicity Management for Head and Neck Tumors in Radiation Oncology-I -- 3. Toxicity Management for Head and Neck Tumors in Radiation Oncology-II -- 4. Toxicity Management for Thorax Tumors in Radiation Oncology -- 5. Toxicity Management for Upper Abdomen Tumors in Radiation Oncology -- 6. Toxicity Management for Pelvic Tumors in Radiation Oncology -- 7. Toxicity Management for Other Sites in Radiation Oncology.
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e-Book
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Radiation treatment and radiation reactions in dermatology

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33653
Renato G. Panizzon, M. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, editors. (Second edition) --Berlin: Springer , c2015.
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Panizzon, Renato G
Seegenschmiedt, M. Heinrich
Responsibility
Renato G. Panizzon, M. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Berlin
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages)
ISBN
9783662448267 (electronic bk.)
9783662448250
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Radiotherapy - methods
Skin Diseases - radiotherapy
Skin Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Skin - Diseases - Radiotherapy
Skin - Cancer - Radiotherapy
Contents
1. History of Dermatologic Radiotherapy with a Focus on Zurich -- 2. Radiophysical Principles -- 3. Radiobiology of the Skin -- 4. Radiation Therapy of Nonmalignant Skin Disorders -- 5. Grenz Ray and Ultrasoft X-Ray Therapy -- 6. Superficial Radiation Therapy in an Office Setting -- 7. Tumor Staging in Dermatology -- 8. Treatment of Precancerous Lesions -- 9. Electron Therapy of Skin Carcinomas -- 10. Radiotherapy of Kaposi’s Sarcoma -- 11. Radiation Treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas: Indian Experience -- 12. Merkel Cell Carcinoma: The Sydney Experience -- 13. Cutaneous Melanoma -- 14. Side Effects of Radiation Treatment -- 15. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cutaneous Radiation Injuries.
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e-Book
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Skin care during radiation therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37396
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1237
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The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Skin - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Skin--Effect of radiation on
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the area being treated, if you can use hot water bottles or heating pads, how to care for your skin when going out into the sun or extreme cold, and if you can swim in a pool or use a sauna/steam room. Information on caring for your skin after your treatments are over and if you will have any long-term changes to your skin is also provided.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1237
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Skin Care in Radiation Oncology : A Practical Guide

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat40197
Barbara Fowble, Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen, Sarah Arron, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book serves as a practical guide for the prevention and treatment of radiation dermatitis. Skin toxicity caused by radiation treatment is common among cancer patients and minimizing the frequency and severity of these reactions improves quality of life and prevents interruptions that can compromise local-regional control. Each chapter is devoted to a specific disease site, such as the head and neck, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, and central nervous system. Pediatric…
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Fowble, Barbara
Yom, Sue S
Yuen, Florence
Arron, Sarah
Responsibility
Barbara Fowble, Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen, Sarah Arron, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 238 p. : 277 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319314600
9783319314587 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiation Injuries - prevention & control
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Skin Care - methods
Skin - radiation effects
Abstract
This book serves as a practical guide for the prevention and treatment of radiation dermatitis. Skin toxicity caused by radiation treatment is common among cancer patients and minimizing the frequency and severity of these reactions improves quality of life and prevents interruptions that can compromise local-regional control. Each chapter is devoted to a specific disease site, such as the head and neck, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, and central nervous system. Pediatric malignancies and wound care for locally advanced cancers are also discussed. For each topic, the range and frequency of the observed skin reactions, factors influencing these reactions, the typical course of each reaction and its resolution, and the interventions used are presented. This book provides evidence where it exists for the specific interventions and an extensive illustration program depicts the various reactions and their response to treatment protocols. Skin Care in Radiation Oncology: A Practical Guide presents a framework for patient care in an era of advancing technology and systemic and targeted therapies and is a valuable resource for radiation oncologists, dermatologists, and residents. .
Contents
Scope of the Problem -- Anatomy of the Skin and Pathophysiology of Radiation Dermatitis -- Types of Radiation-Related Skin Reactions -- Skin Care Products Used During Radiation Therapy -- Head and Neck Cancer -- Thoracic Cancers -- Breast Cancer -- Gastrointestinal Cancer -- Genitourinary Cancer -- Gynecologic Cancer -- Central Nervous System -- Pediatrics -- Sarcoma -- Skin Cancer -- Locally Advanced Cancers -- Appendix: Skin Care Products Commonly Used in Radiation Oncology.
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e-Book
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Skin diseases in the immunocompromised

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John C. Hall, editor. --London: Springer , c2014.
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As the number of surviving immune suppressed patients continues to rise, skin manifestations of patients have become increasingly important. AIDS patients, and renal, heart, liver, bone marrow, and lung transplant patients are now living longer and immunosuppressive drugs are being used more frequently. Diabetes is rising in the US and around the world, offering its own unique brand of immune suppressed skin diseases. The skin may be the earliest sign of these conditions and be the organ showin…
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Hall, John C.
Responsibility
John C. Hall, editor
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 191 pages)
ISBN
9781447164791 (electronic bk.)
9781447164784
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunocompromised Host
Immunosuppressive agents - adverse effects
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Skin Diseases - immunology
Transplantation Immunology
Subjects (LCSH)
Skin - Diseases
Immunologic diseases
Dermatology
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
As the number of surviving immune suppressed patients continues to rise, skin manifestations of patients have become increasingly important. AIDS patients, and renal, heart, liver, bone marrow, and lung transplant patients are now living longer and immunosuppressive drugs are being used more frequently. Diabetes is rising in the US and around the world, offering its own unique brand of immune suppressed skin diseases. The skin may be the earliest sign of these conditions and be the organ showing the most profound, earliest, and treatment limiting side effects. Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised is the most comprehensive book on the topic available. It elucidates the signs of immune suppressed skin diseases to afford early diagnosis and management of this ever-increasing diverse group of illnesses.
Contents
Part I. Disease Specific -- Skin Disorders in Immunocompromised Diabetes Patients -- Skin Disorders of AIDS Patients -- Skin Disorders in Patients with Primary Immunodeficiencies -- Cancer Patients and Skin Disease -- Part II. Transplant Patients -- Skin Disease in Solid Organ Transplant Patients -- Graft vs Host Disease and Skin Manifestations -- Part III. Drug Related -- Cutaneous Reactions to the Biologics -- Cutaneous Reactions to Chemotherapy -- Cutaneous Reactions to Corticosteroids -- Cutaneous Reactions to Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors -- Part IV. Age Related -- Cutaneous Manifestations of Aging and Immunodeficiency -- Part V. Radiation -- UVA and UVB Therapy: Practical Applications and Implications for the Immunosuppressed Patient and Skin Disease -- Skin Cancer in the Immunocompromised -- Radiation Therapy for Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in Immunosuppressed Patients and Cutaneous Toxicity from This Therapy.
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Skin Diseases in the Immunosuppressed

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edited by Oscar R. Colegio. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2018.
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In this book, expert dermatologists review state of the art knowledge concerning the clinical presentation and management of cutaneous diseases that develop in immunosuppressed individuals, including transplant recipients, those with primary immunodeficiencies, and HIV sufferers. Throughout the book, correlations are made with iatrogenic, primary, and acquired immunodeficiencies. A major aim is to enable dermatologists to identify the specific immunosuppressant responsible for a specific advers…
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Colegio, Oscar R.
Responsibility
edited by Oscar R. Colegio
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 211 p.) : 49 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319687902
9783319687889 (print ed.)
9783319687896 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunocompromised Host
Immunosuppressive Agents - adverse effects
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Skin Diseases
Transplantation Immunology
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
Dermatology
Abstract
In this book, expert dermatologists review state of the art knowledge concerning the clinical presentation and management of cutaneous diseases that develop in immunosuppressed individuals, including transplant recipients, those with primary immunodeficiencies, and HIV sufferers. Throughout the book, correlations are made with iatrogenic, primary, and acquired immunodeficiencies. A major aim is to enable dermatologists to identify the specific immunosuppressant responsible for a specific adverse effect, whether benign or malignant, in patients receiving a complex medication regimen in the setting of transplantation. Further, the book will help the dermatologist to distinguish the cutaneous adverse effects of antiviral agents from effects arising directly from advancing HIV disease. Recognition of the cutaneous manifestations of often less common primary immunodeficiencies will also be emphasized. A final goal is to improve patient outcomes by providing dermatologists with treatment strategies for skin disease arising in the immunosuppressed state. This book will be invaluable for a broad audience, from practicing dermatologists to medical and dermatology residents.
Contents
The Immune System: Structure, Function, and Roles in Skin Disease -- Skin Diseases in Primary Immunodeficiencies -- Skin Diseases Associated with HIV Disease -- Benign Cutaneous Eruptions After Transplantation -- Cutaneous Malignancies in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients -- Skin Diseases Associated with Stem Cell Transplantation -- Skin Cancers Associated With Lymphoid Malignancies -- Skin Diseases Associated with Biologic Therapies -- Virally Induced Cancers -- Immunosenescence and Cutaneous Malignancies.
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e-Book
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