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The management of a medical emergency in the patient with suspected or known cancer requires clinical knowledge and skill as well as a sense of the patient's prognosis. This clinical monograph is a concise, well organized review of the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management of commonly occurring oncologic emergencies. As a reference handbook, it should be useful to the medical student, the clinical trainee, and the seasoned clinician.
The chapters review such diverse topics as pathologic fractures, visceral organ obstruction, chemotherapy toxicity, hypercalcemia, acute renal failure, electrolyte abnormalities, infection in the compromised host, respiratory failure, and psychological exigencies. The supportive
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Oncologic Emergencies.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-1-128_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(1):128.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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