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BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776903/prolonged-survival-with-maintenance-pemetrexed-for-a-multiple-primary-malignancy
#1
Md Shuayb, Md Salim Reza
Despite the fact that multiple primary malignancies (MPMs) are not new and have been diagnosed for about a hundred-year time, literatures on lung and colon primaries are scarce. We report a case of a 62-year-old Asian Bangladeshi man with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma who developed a metachronous stage II colon adenocarcinoma approximately 3 years later. A chemotherapy protocol of six cycles of pemetrexed/cisplatin followed by maintenance pemetrexed was used, and surgery was done for the colon primary. With more than 5 years of periodic follow-up, his disease remains stable without any local or metastatic recurrence...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653925/what-is-the-cost-of-palliative-care-in-the-uk-a-systematic-review
#2
REVIEW
Clare Gardiner, Tony Ryan, Merryn Gott
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the cost of a palliative care approach in the UK, and there is an absence of robust activity and unit cost data. The aim of this study was to review evidence on the costs of specialist and generalist palliative care in the UK, and to explore different approaches used for capturing activity and unit cost data. METHODS: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Four electronic databases were searched for empirical literature on the costs of a palliative care approach in the UK, and a narrative method was used to synthesise the data...
April 13, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643104/actigraphy-assessment-of-sleep-quality-among-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-during-induction-chemotherapy
#3
Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Kelli Aibel, Ryan Meyerhoff, Frances Wang, David Harpole, Amy P Abernethy, Thomas W LeBlanc
OBJECTIVES: Patients receiving induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) anecdotally describe poor sleep, but sleep disturbances have not been well-characterised in this population. We aimed to test the feasibility of measuring sleep quality in AML inpatients using a wearable actigraphy device. METHODS: Using the Actigraph GT3X 'watch', we assessed the total sleep time, sleep onset latency, wake after sleep onset, number of awakenings after sleep onset and sleep efficiency for inpatients with AML receiving induction chemotherapy...
April 11, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622688/palliative-care-in-medical-practice-medical-students-expectations
#4
Ruth Diver, Thelma Quince, Stephen Barclay, John Benson, James Brimicombe, Diana Wood, Pia Thiemann
OBJECTIVES: During their careers, all doctors will be involved in the care of the dying, and this is likely to increase with current demographic trends. Future doctors need to be well-prepared for this. Little is known about medical students' expectations about providing palliative care. Our aim was to investigate how satisfying students expect palliative care to be, and any attitudes towards palliative care associated with a negative expectation. METHODS: Fifteen UK medical schools participated in the study, with 1898 first and final year students completing an online questionnaire which investigated how satisfying they expect providing palliative care to be and their attitudes towards palliative care...
April 4, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574425/blood-transfusion-practice-in-the-uk-and-ireland-a-survey-of-palliative-care-physicians
#5
Karen Neoh, Simon Stanworth, Michael I Bennett
OBJECTIVES: Red cell (blood) transfusions are used in palliative care to manage patients with symptomatic anaemia or when patients have lost blood. We aimed to understand current blood transfusion practice among palliative medicine doctors and compare this with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance. NICE guidance advocates more restrictive transfusion practice but is based on clinical trials in non-palliative care contexts; the extent to which these findings should be applied to palliative care remains unclear...
March 23, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574424/why-we-need-more-poetry-in-palliative-care
#6
REVIEW
Elizabeth A Davies
OBJECTIVES: Although many well-known poems consider illness, loss and bereavement, medicine tends to view poetry more as an extracurricular than as a mainstream pursuit. Within palliative care, however, there has been a long-standing interest in how poetry may help patients and health professionals find meaning, solace and enjoyment. The objective of this paper is to identify the different ways in which poetry has been used in palliative care and reflect on their further potential for education, practice and research...
March 23, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574423/palliative-stenting-for-oesophagogastric-cancer-tumour-and-host-factors-and-prognosis
#7
James Hugh Park, Niall Woodley, Donald C McMillan, Paul Glen
OBJECTIVES: Palliative self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) insertion is common in patients not suitable for resection of oesophagogastric (OG) cancer. Factors which may determine survival, however, are not clear. The present study examined the relationship between tumour and host factors, including the systemic inflammatory response and survival of patients undergoing palliative SEMS insertion. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of OG cancer who were considered suitable for palliative SEMS only without systemic therapy were identified...
March 23, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572344/advance-care-planning-the-impact-of-ceiling-of-treatment-plans-in-patients-with-coordinate-my-care
#8
Helen Lucy Broadhurst, Joanne Droney, Tom Callender, Amanda Shaw, Julia Riley
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this evaluation is to describe the components and results of urgent care planning in Coordinate My Care (CMC), a digital clinical service for patients with life-limiting illness, for use if a patient is unable to make or express choices. Ceiling of treatment (CoT) plans were created detailing where the patient would like to receive their care and how aggressive medical interventions should be. METHODS: A retrospective service evaluation was completed of all CMC records created between December 2015 and September 2016 (n=6854)...
March 22, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572343/nature-based-supportive-care-opportunities-a-conceptual-framework
#9
Sarah Blaschke, Clare C O'Callaghan, Penelope Schofield
OBJECTIVE: Given preliminary evidence for positive health outcomes related to contact with nature for cancer populations, research is warranted to ascertain possible strategies for incorporating nature-based care opportunities into oncology contexts as additional strategies for addressing multidimensional aspects of cancer patients' health and recovery needs. The objective of this study was to consolidate existing research related to nature-based supportive care opportunities and generate a conceptual framework for discerning relevant applications in the supportive care setting...
March 22, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555812/an-advance-care-plan-decision-support-video-before-major-surgery-a-patient-and-family-centred-approach
#10
Sarina R Isenberg, Norah L Crossnohere, Manali I Patel, Alison Conca-Cheng, John F P Bridges, Sandy M Swoboda, Thomas J Smith, Timothy M Pawlik, Matthew Weiss, Angelo E Volandes, Anne Schuster, Judith A Miller, Carolyn Pastorini, Debra L Roter, Rebecca A Aslakson
OBJECTIVE: Video-based advanc care planning (ACP) tools have been studied in varied medical contexts; however, none have been developed for patients undergoing major surgery. Using a patient- and family-centredness approach, our objective was to implement human-centred design (HCD) to develop an ACP decision support video for patients and their family members when preparing for major surgery. DESIGN AND METHODS: The study investigators partnered with surgical patients and their family members, surgeons and other health professionals to design an ACP decision support video using key HCD principles...
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507041/prognosis-prediction-with-two-calculations-of-palliative-prognostic-index-further-prospective-validation-in-hospice-cancer-patients-with-multicentre-study
#11
Sivakumar Subramaniam, Pauline Dand, Martin Ridout, Declan Cawley, Sophie Miller, Paola Valli, Rebecca Bright, Brendan O'Neill, Tricia Wilcocks, Georgina Parker, Dee Harris
OBJECTIVES: In palliative care settings, predicting prognosis is important for patients and clinicians. The Palliative Prognostic Index (PPI), a prognostic tool calculated using clinical indices alone has been validated within cancer population. This study was to further test the discriminatory ability of the PPI (ie, its ability to determine whether a subject will live more or less than a certain amount of time) in a larger sample but with a palliative care context and to compare predictions at two different points in time...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500239/risk-of-12-month-mortality-among-hospital-inpatients-using-the-surprise-question-and-spict-criteria-a-prospective-study
#12
Alison M Mudge, Carol Douglas, Xanthe Sansome, Michael Tresillian, Stephen Murray, Simon Finnigan, Cheryl Ruth Blaber
OBJECTIVES: People with serious life-limiting disease benefit from advance care planning, but require active identification. This study applied the Gold Standards Framework Proactive Identification Guidance (GSF-PIG) to a general hospital population to describe high-risk patients and explore prognostic performance for 12-month mortality. METHODS: Prospective cohort study conducted in a metropolitan teaching hospital in Australia. Hospital inpatients on a single day aged 18 years and older were eligible, excluding maternity and neonatal, mental health and day treatment patients...
March 2, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500238/-song-of-life-music-therapy-in-terminally-ill-patients-with-cancer
#13
Marco Warth, Jens Kessler, Josien van Kampen, Beate Ditzen, Hubert J Bardenheuer
OBJECTIVES: Music therapy (MT) holds a promising potential to meet emotional and existential needs in palliative care patients. The aim of the present pilot study was to assess the feasibility, acceptance and potential effectiveness of a novel MT intervention to improve life closure and spiritual well-being of terminally ill patients with cancer receiving palliative care. METHODS: The 'Song of Life' (SOL) intervention was provided on two consecutive sessions containing a biographical interview and a live performance of a song with high biographical relevance to the patient in a lullaby style...
March 2, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500237/antibiotics-in-palliative-care-less-can-be-more-recognising-overuse-is-easy-the-real-challenge-is-judicious-prescribing
#14
EDITORIAL
Shing Fung Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773676/correction-international-variation-in-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-palliative-sedation-a-systematic-review
#15
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June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773675/palliativedrugs-com
#16
Andrew Wilcock, Sarah Charlesworth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449340/palliativedrugs-com
#17
Andrew Wilcock, Sarah Charlesworth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127139/conference-presentation-in-palliative-medicine-predictors-of-subsequent-publication
#18
Sarika Hanchanale, Maria Kerr, Paul Ashwood, Emily Curran, Magnus Ekstrom, Sharon Allen, David Currow, Miriam J Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Concerns have been raised about poor-quality palliative care research and low publication rate from conference abstracts. The study objectives: to estimate the publication rate for European Association for Palliative Care research conference abstracts (2008) and explore associated characteristics and to understand reasons for non-publication. METHODS: Full published papers were searched to March 2015 (Medline; Pubmed; Google Scholar) and data extracted: country of origin, study design/population/topic...
March 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118100/-difficult-conversations-evaluation-of-multiprofessional-training
#19
Lisa Jane Brighton, Lucy Ellen Selman, Nicholas Gough, J J Nadicksbernd, Katherine Bristowe, Catherine Millington-Sanders, Jonathan Koffman
OBJECTIVES: Evidence-based communication skills training for health and social care professionals is essential to improve the care of seriously ill patients and their families. We aimed to evaluate the self-reported impact of 'Difficult Conversations', a multidisciplinary half-day interactive workshop, and gain feedback to inform future development and evaluation. METHODS: Service evaluation using questionnaire data collected before and immediately after workshops from February 2015 to August 2016 regarding participant self-assessed confidence, knowledge and skills...
March 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102921/tactile-massage-reduces-rescue-doses-for-pain-and-anxiety-an-observational-study
#20
Karina Pedersen, Linda Björkhem-Bergman
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of tactile massage (TM) on palliative care patients. METHOD: An observational study at a hospice ward in Sweden was carried out. Forty-one palliative patients were offered TM, at an average of three treatments per patient. Before and after every treatment, self-assessed pain, well-being and anxiety according to the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (0-10) were recorded. In addition, the number of rescue doses for pain and anxiety was monitored 24 hours before and after the treatment and in two consecutive days before the patients were offered TM (control data)...
March 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
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