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Annals of Palliative Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249547/clinical-presentations-of-below-knee-bone-metastases-a-case-series
#1
Matthew Choi, Linda Probyn, Leigha Rowbottom, Rachel McDonald, Adam Bobrowski, Stephanie Chan, Pearl Zaki, Angela Turner, Edward Chow
Bone metastases are a common complication of advanced malignancy; however, presentation of below-the-knee metastases, particularly affecting the fibula and tibia, are infrequently observed in both the clinical setting and the literature, and present a therapeutic challenge to patients and physicians alike. Due to the weight-bearing capacity of bones below-the-knee, the disruption of the structural and functional integrity of these bones can reduce mobility and thus quality of life. Treatment options for these patients include surgery, radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249546/assessment-of-palliative-care-services-in-western-kenya
#2
Hijab Zubairi, Priyanka Tulshian, Sarah Villegas, Brett D Nelson, Kennedy Ouma, Thomas F Burke
BACKGROUND: The need for palliative care services is rapidly increasing due to the rising number of patients with non-communicable diseases. The objective of this study was to assess the current availability and barriers to palliative care and healthcare worker knowledge and perceptions on palliative pain control in western Kenya. METHODS: An evidence-based 40-question assessment tool was conducted between October 2015 and February 2016 in Siaya County, western Kenya...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249543/initial-single-center-experience-radiofrequency-ablation-assisted-vertebroplasty-and-osteoplasty-using-a-bipolar-device-in-the-palliation-of-bone-metastases
#3
Elizabeth David, Sagi Kaduri, Albert Yee, Edward Chow, Arjun Sahgal, Stephanie Chan, Ramez Hanna
BACKGROUND: To assess the safety and clinical outcomes of bipolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) assisted vertebroplasty (VP) and osteoplasty (OP) in pathological and insufficiency fractures. The insufficiency fractures were in patients who sustained demineralization secondary to cancer treatment. METHODS: Patients referred for symptomatic malignant or insufficiency fractures for VP or OP from January 2011 to May 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Bipolar RFA was performed (Osteocool RF ablation system, Baylis Medical) reaching a constant temperature of 70 ℃ over 7 to 15 minutes followed by cement injection...
January 16, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249544/efficacy-of-single-fraction-conventional-radiation-therapy-for-painful-uncomplicated-bone-metastases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Ronald Chow, Peter Hoskin, Drew Hollenberg, Michael Lam, Kristopher Dennis, Stephen Lutz, Henry Lam, Aruz Mesci, Carlo DeAngelis, Stephanie Chan, Edward Chow
BACKGROUND: Single fraction radiotherapy (SFRT) and multiple fraction radiotherapy (MFRT) are effective for painful uncomplicated bone metastases and have been shown to be of similar efficacy. The optimal conventional external beam SFRT dose for maximum pain relief remains uncertain. The aim of this systematic review was to comprehensively review and synthesize overall pain response rates by dose. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in Ovid MEDLINE(R) (1946 to June 2016 week 3), Embase Classic & Embase (1947 to 2016 week 26) and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (May 2016) using keywords such as bone metastases, radiotherapy and single fraction (SF)...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249542/prophylaxis-of-radiation-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#5
Wing S Li, Joanne M van der Velden, Vithusha Ganesh, Sherlyn Vuong, Srinivas Raman, Marko Popovic, Henry Lam, Kam H Wong, Roger K Ngan, J P Maarten Burbach, Carlo DeAngelis, Rachel McDonald Xxxx, Edward Chow
BACKGROUND: The aim of this article was to systematically review the efficacy and safety of various antiemetics in prophylaxis of radiation-induced nausea and vomiting (RINV). METHODS: A literature search of Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane CENTRAL was performed to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated the efficacy of prophylaxis for RINV in patients receiving radiotherapy to abdomen/pelvis, including total body irradiation (TBI). Primary endpoints were complete control of nausea and complete control of vomiting during acute and delayed phases...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249545/patient-versus-health-care-provider-perspectives-on-spirituality-and-spiritual-care-the-potential-to-miss-the-moment
#6
Debbie Selby, Dori Seccaraccia, Jim Huth, Kristin Kurppa, Margaret Fitch
BACKGROUND: Spirituality and spiritual care are well recognized as important facets of patient care, particularly in the palliative care population. Challenges remain, however, in the provision of such care. This study sought to compare patient and health care professional (HCP) views on spirituality/spiritual care, originally with a view to exploring a simple question(s) HCP's could use to identify spiritual distress, but evolved further to a comparison of how patients and HCPs were both concordant and discordant in their thoughts, and how this could lead to HCP's 'missing' opportunities to both identify spirituality/spiritual distress and to providing meaningful spiritual care...
January 8, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249541/pandora-s-box
#7
Paul Rousseau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209073/society-for-palliative-radiation-oncology-report-from-the-third-annual-meeting-2016
#8
Randy L Wei, Charles B Simone, Stephen Lutz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209072/evolving-ethical-and-legal-implications-for-feeding-at-the-end-of-life
#9
EDITORIAL
Blair Henry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209071/collaboration-between-primary-care-physicians-and-radiation-oncologists
#10
REVIEW
Elizabeth A Barnes, Edward Chow, Cyril Danjoux, May Tsao
Communication between physicians is required to ensure important patient information is relayed during the workup, treatment, follow-up and subsequent transition of care back to the primary care physician (PCP). In this review we discuss how survivorship care is being increasingly recognized as an important component of the patient's cancer journey, and one often provided by the PCP. Palliative care and symptom control for patients with non-curable malignancy is often provided by the PCP during and after cancer treatment...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209070/assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-phase-iii-trials-of-radiotherapy-in-localized-or-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-over-the-past-17-years
#11
REVIEW
Gustavo Nader Marta, Everardo D Saad
BACKGROUND: We investigated the extent to which health-related quality of life (HRQOL) parameters have been used as endpoints in recent phase III trials on radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, as well as the frequency and correlates of significant HRQOL gains. METHODS: Using the medical subject headings "head and neck neoplasms" and "radiotherapy", we searched PubMed for the main paper reporting phase III trials published between 1/1999 and 12/2015 in 16 leading journals...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209069/patterns-of-care-and-survival-outcomes-of-palliative-radiation-for-prostate-cancer-with-bone-metastases-comparison-of-%C3%A2-5-fractions-to-%C3%A2-10-fractions
#12
David Schreiber, Joseph Safdieh, Daniel J Becker, David Schwartz
BACKGROUND: To review the palliative radiation fractionation regimens, trends and survival of men within the National Cancer Database (NCDB) diagnosed with prostate cancer and bony metastases. METHODS: A total of 3,871 patients from the NCDB were included in the analysis (patients treated from 2004-2012). The following fractionation regimens were analyzed [8 Gy × 1, 4 Gy × 5 (short course radiation therapy)], were compared to 3 Gy × 10, 2.50 Gy × 14-15 and 2 Gy × 20-30 (long course radiation therapy)...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209068/urinary-cytokines-chemokines-after-magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-palliative-treatment-of-painful-bone-metastases
#13
Ahmad Bushehri, Gregory Czarnota, Liying Zhang, Kullervo Hynynen, Yuexi Huang, Michael Chan, William Chu, Kristopher Dennis, Charles Mougenot, Jennifer Coccagna, Arjun Sahgal, Edward Chow, Carlo DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: Pain is experienced by 50-75% of patients with bone metastases, representing a major source of morbidity amongst cancer patients. Magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) is a new, non-invasive, outpatient treatment modality for painful bone metastases. The aim of this study was to analyze urinary cytokines/chemokines pattern after MRgHIFU for palliative treatment of painful bone metastases. The findings were compared to the cytokines/chemokines pattern post single 8 Gy fraction radiation from our previous study...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209067/barriers-to-nausea-management-end-of-life-conversations-early-palliative-care-interventions-and-patient-education
#14
Charles B Simone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061536/use-of-multimedia-in-patient-and-caregiver-education-for-cancer-pain-management-a-literature-review
#15
REVIEW
Michael Lam, Matthew Choi, Helen R Lam, Arnav Agarwal, Ronald Chow, Selina Chow, Leigha Rowbottom, Rachel McDonald, Henry Lam, Stephanie Chan, Edward Chow, Blair Henry
Pain is one of the most prominent symptoms faced by cancer patients. It is known that patient and caregiver-targeted educational interventions addressing the proper use of pain management may provide significant clinical value. This review examines the literature surrounding the use of multimedia interventions for patient and caregiver education (PCE) on pain management compared to traditional educational interventions. A literature search was conducted in Ovid MEDLINE (1946-July Week 2, 2016), Ovid Embase (1947-2016 Week 29), and Ovid Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (up to June 2016)...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061532/palliative-interventions-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
#16
Abdulrahman Y Hammad, Jared R Robbins, Kiran K Turaga, Kathleen K Christians, T Clark Gamblin, Fabian M Johnston
BACKGROUND: Palliative therapies are provided to a subset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with the aim of providing symptomatic relief, better quality of life and improved survival. The present study sought to assess and compare the efficacy of different palliative therapies for HCC. METHODS: The National Cancer Database (NCDB), a retrospective national database that captures approximately 70% of all patients treated for cancer in the US, was queried for patients with HCC who were deemed unresectable from 1998-2011...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061531/effects-of-circadian-rhythms-and-treatment-times-on-the-response-of-radiotherapy-for-painful-bone-metastases
#17
Stephanie Chan, Liying Zhang, Leigha Rowbottom, Rachel McDonald, Georg A Bjarnason, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Cyril Danjoux, Marko Popovic, Henry Lam, Carlo DeAngelis, Edward Chow
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have observed how the time of radiotherapy delivery can impact toxicities and outcomes. The goal of this study was to determine whether treatment time influenced radiotherapy response for bone metastases. METHODS: Patients who received radiation treatment to painful bone metastases from January 2000 to December 2010 were included in our analysis. Demographic and treatment information including performance status, primary site, treatment dose and fraction, and response were collected prospectively...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061530/anticipatory-nausea-current-landscape-and-future-directions
#18
EDITORIAL
Soha Ahrari, Ronald Chow, Shannon Goodall, Carlo DeAngelis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061529/quality-of-end-of-life-care-how-far-have-we-come-in-addressing-the-needs-of-multicultural-patients
#19
EDITORIAL
Karl A Lorenz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701880/palliative-care-units-in-lung-cancer-in-the-real-world-setting-a-single-institution-s-experience-and-its-implications
#20
Eva Katharina Masel, Sophie Schur, Romina Nemecek, Michael Mayrhofer, Patrick Huber, Feroniki Adamidis, Bruno Maehr, Matthias Unseld, Herbert Hans Watzke, Robert Pirker
OBJECTIVE: Palliative care plays a crucial role in the overall management of patients with advanced lung cancer and was shown to lead to clinically meaningful improvement in quality of life, less aggressive endof-life care, and potentially prolonged survival. Here we summarize our single institution experience on palliative care in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: The data of patients with lung cancer treated at the palliative care unit of the Medical University of Vienna between June 2010 and March 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
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