Scientific article

Prise en charge palliative précoce de la dyspnée dans les maladies pulmonaires

Other title[Early palliative care for the management of breathlessness in pulmonary diseases]
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 19, no. 855, p. 2390-2394
Publication date2023-12-20

Dyspnoea in chronic respiratory disease is a very frequent symptom with a significant impact on quality of life (QoL). The aim of palliative care is to improve and maintain the QoL of patients with life-threatening diseases and its early implementation is now recommended in many evolving pulmonary diseases. The effectiveness of symptomatic treatments to relieve refractory breathlessness (morphine, oxygen supply, hypnosis, pulmonary rehabilitation) is often limited. These measures are more effective if offered early in the holistic management of the patient. This article illustrates and describes, with the help of a clinical situation, these treatments options and the collaborations established between the palliative care and pneumology divisions.

  • Dyspnea / diagnosis
  • Dyspnea / etiology
  • Dyspnea / therapy
  • Humans
  • Morphine
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / complications
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy
  • Quality of Life
Citation (ISO format)
GUERREIRO, Ivan et al. Prise en charge palliative précoce de la dyspnée dans les maladies pulmonaires. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2023, vol. 19, n° 855, p. 2390–2394. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2023.19.855.2390
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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