Respiratory symptoms in children dying from malignant disease

Title

Respiratory symptoms in children dying from malignant disease

Creator

Hain RD; Patel N; Crabtree S; Pinkerton R

Publisher

Palliative Medicine

Date

1995

Subject

Child; Female; Male; retrospective studies; Human; Death; Neoplasms/physiopathology; Dyspnea/physiopathology; Respiration Disorders/physiopathology

Description

Shortness of breath and other respiratory symptoms frequently complicate the symptomatic management of terminally ill adults. The extent of the problem in children is not known, but anecdotal evidence from nurses and physicians experienced in paediatric oncology has suggested that respiratory problems are less frequent in children dying from malignant disease than in adults. This is a retrospective review of all children dying from cancer under the care of the symptom care team at the Royal Marsden Hospital between 1982 and 1993. The results show that respiratory symptoms were recorded during the last three months of life in 40% of analysable case histories. The nature of respiratory symptoms in paediatric cancer patients is discussed.
1995

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

201-6

Issue

3

Volume

9

Citation

Hain RD; Patel N; Crabtree S; Pinkerton R, “Respiratory symptoms in children dying from malignant disease,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 19, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11636.

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