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Vol 9, No 1 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2010-04-23
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Neuropsychiatric disorders in patient with end-of-life stage of cancer disease — a case report

Marcin Janecki, Joanna Janecka
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(1):17-20.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2010-04-23

Abstract

Advanced cancer disease often results in many unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms. They may have an important impact on the patients’ quality of life. Acute psychotic disorders like cognitive failure, and delirium in particular, are quite common in patients referred to oncologists and palliative care units. Here we describe the case of a man, 63 years of age, with squamous cell lung cancer, treated for severe pain due to bone metastases, who developed cognitive failure and delirium. We discuss delirium, its diagnosis and treatment which may help the clinician to improve their skills.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 1: 17–20

Abstract

Advanced cancer disease often results in many unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms. They may have an important impact on the patients’ quality of life. Acute psychotic disorders like cognitive failure, and delirium in particular, are quite common in patients referred to oncologists and palliative care units. Here we describe the case of a man, 63 years of age, with squamous cell lung cancer, treated for severe pain due to bone metastases, who developed cognitive failure and delirium. We discuss delirium, its diagnosis and treatment which may help the clinician to improve their skills.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 1: 17–20
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Keywords

acute psychic disorders; pulmonary cancer; end-of-life stage of cancer disease

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Title

Neuropsychiatric disorders in patient with end-of-life stage of cancer disease — a case report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2010)

Pages

17-20

Published online

2010-04-23

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(1):17-20.

Keywords

acute psychic disorders
pulmonary cancer
end-of-life stage of cancer disease

Authors

Marcin Janecki
Joanna Janecka

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