ESMO Handbook of Oncological Emergencies

2016 ESMO Handbook of Oncological Emergencies

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In 2010 ESMO decided to structure its educational material into disease-oriented books (“Essentials for Clinicians”), while reviewing the more general topics (such as anti-cancer drugs, special clinical situations, nutrition, prevention, etc) in the “Handbook” series.

The previous edition of the Handbook of Oncological Emergencies was prepared by the ESMO Young Oncologists Group, which produced an excellent and very successful book, published in 2005.

As this needed to be updated and extended, the Publishing Working Group took over this task. Professor Mariano Provencio Pulla from Madrid and Aude Galli at the ESMO Office carried out the task to co-ordinate the review, involving former or new authors to update their chapters, introducing new chapters and restructuring the table of contents.

I am very grateful to both of them for the immense work of reading and re-reading the texts, asking the authors to add or correct where it was needed, so that an oeuvre has now been produced which will again be very useful for all European oncologists.

I also thank all the young authors and their senior tutors who helped complete the work on time for publication.

Professor Michele Ghielmini - Chair of the Publishing Working Group 2012–2015

Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

I CARDIOVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS

Chapter 1 - Cardiac Complications of Cancer and Anticancer Treatment

Chapter 2 - Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients

Chapter 3 - Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Chapter 4 - Complications of Central Venous Devices

Chapter 5 - Septic Shock

Chapter 6 - Extravasation of Chemotherapy

II NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS

Chapter 7 - Spinal Cord Compression

Chapter 8 - Complications of Brain Metastases     

III RENAL AND UROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS

Chapter 9 - Renal Failure and Urological Emergencies in Cancer Patients          

IV METABOLIC COMPLICATIONS

Chapter 10 - Hypercalcaemia           

Chapter 11 - Tumour Lysis Syndrome      

Chapter 12 - Other Endocrine and Metabolic Complications 
of Advanced Cancer  

V RESPIRATORY COMPLICATIONS

Chapter 13 - Dyspnoea and Respiratory Failure     

Chapter 14 - Pulmonary Infections in Cancer          

Chapter 15 - Haemoptysis and Intractable Hiccups

VI GASTROINTESTINAL COMPLICATIONS

Chapter 16 - Nausea and Vomiting 

Chapter 17 - Mucositis         

Chapter 18 - Diarrhoea         

Chapter 19 - Abdominal Infections in Neutropaenic Patients

VII IMMUNE–HAEMATOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES

Chapter 20 - Anaemia in Cancer      

Chapter 21 - Febrile Neutropaenia in Cancer Patients      

Chapter 22 - Immune–Haematological Emergencies in Cancer Patients  

Chapter 23 - Bleeding Disorders      

VIII CANCER PAIN

Chapter 24 - Management of Cancer Pain

IX PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS

Chapter 25 - Psychological Complications