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By Sing Yu Moorcraft, Daniel Lee, David D. Cunningham

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ISBN-13: 9781118673829

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This will be exacerbated by anorexia, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. •• Some hormonal therapies are known to increase calcium levels (such as anti-oestrogens and androgen therapies). •• Thiazide diuretics increase kidney calcium resorption and may exacerbate or precipitate hypercalcaemia. References Macmillan: Zolendronic acid. 2013. aspx (accessed 1 January 2014). Soyfoo MS, Brenner K, Paesmans M, Body JJ. Non-Malignant causes of hypercalcaemia in cancer patients: a frequent and neglected occurrence.

Management There are multiple interventional procedures now available in the management of CAO. The optimum choice is dependent upon a number of patient factors (such as performance status and wishes), cancer and prognostic factors and local availability. Optimum intervention selection should involve an MDT, if time allows. g. sedatives) and muscle relaxants. •• Oxygen supplementation may reduce respiratory effort. g. 8 mg OD dexamethasone IV/PO with PPI cover) but with little evidence. 22 2 Oncological emergencies •• Heliox (8:2 or 7:3) has been used in an attempt to reduce airway turbulence associated with CAO and stridor.

British Medical Journal. 2009. 339:b3527. Y. Lee St James’ Institute of Oncology, UK CHAPT ER ME N U Anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity reactions, 13 Bleeding, 16 Central airway obstruction and stridor, 19 Extravasation, 23 Febrile neutropenia, 28 Hypercalcaemia, 30 Non-neutropenic sepsis, 34 Raised intracranial pressure and seizures, 36 Spinal cord compression, 41 Superior vena cava obstruction, 45 Transfusion reactions, 48 Tumour lysis syndrome, 50 Anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity reactions Definition •• Hypersensitivity and anaphylaxis are immunologically triggered responses.

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