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BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

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#1
LETTER
Lucy Ison, Dominique Wakefield, Irene Carey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29960955/correlates-of-disrupted-sleep-wake-variables-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#2
Marie Solange Bernatchez, Josée Savard, Michèle Aubin, Hans Ivers
OBJECTIVES: High rates of sleep difficulties have been found in patients with advanced cancer. However, not much is known about factors that are associated with sleep impairments in this population and that could constitute their potential risk factors or consequences. This study conducted in patients with cancer receiving palliative care aimed to evaluate the relationships of subjective (sleep diary; Insomnia Severity Index, ISI) and objective (actigraphy) sleep-wake variables with several physical and psychological symptoms, maladaptive sleep behaviours, erroneous beliefs about sleep, quality of life, time to death and environmental factors...
June 30, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29950293/do-gps-accurately-record-date-of-death-a-uk-observational-analysis
#3
Amelia Harshfield, Gary A Abel, Stephen Barclay, Rupert A Payne
OBJECTIVE: To examine the concordance between dates of death recorded in UK primary care and national mortality records. METHODS: UK primary care data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink were linked to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, for 118 571 patients who died between September 2010 and September 2015. Logistic regression was used to examine factors associated with discrepancy in death dates between data sets. RESULTS: Death dates matched in 76...
June 27, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914968/tracheobronchial-stents-in-palliative-care-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#4
Richard Tjahjono, Ronald Yoon-Kong Chin, Peter Flynn
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of tracheobronchial stenting in patients with malignant central airway obstruction and assist practitioners in palliative settings in understanding the indications, contraindications and management of tracheobronchial stents. METHODS: This retrospective study involved a consecutive case series of palliative patients with central airway obstruction secondary to inoperable cancers who underwent tracheobronchial stenting at a single institution...
June 18, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903851/improved-analgesia-by-correction-of-hypomagnesaemia
#5
Séamus Coyle, Daniel Monnery
The role of magnesium as an analgesic in patients is unclear. Hypomagnesaemia is a common electrolyte abnormality, in the chronic state symptoms are insidious and often non-specific. It is often undiagnosed and thus untreated. There is evidence from animal studies that magnesium is involved in pain control including an animal model of hyperalgesia induced by hypomagnesaemia. We report two cases of patients admitted for pain control which improved when hypomagnesaemia was treated. Each case had metastatic cancer...
June 14, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903850/long-term-survival-in-recurrent-adrenocortical-cancer
#6
Md Shuayb, Arunangshu Das, Mirza Nazim Uddin
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) comprises approximately 0.02% of all malignant tumours, which are a very small fraction of a group of cancers that affect in 0.7 to 2 in 1 000 000 people per year. Recurrence is very common even after complete resection and prognosis is poor. We report a case of a sporadic form of ACC found in a 41-year-old Asian Bangladeshi man. His tumour was surgically excised completely with negative margins and he did not receive any adjuvant therapy. Four years later, adrenal adenoma was developed at his opposite side which was also excised...
June 13, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903849/subcutaneous-furosemide-in-patients-with-refractory-heart-failure
#7
LETTER
Ainara Lozano Bahamonde, Vanessa Escolar Pérez, Alain Laskibar Asua, María Rodríguez Rodríguez, Nekane Murga Eizagaechevarria
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29875184/breakthrough-cancer-pain-btcp-management-a-review-of-international-and-national-guidelines
#8
Andrew Neil Davies, Frank Elsner, Marilène Jeanne Filbet, Josep Porta-Sales, Carla Ripamonti, Daniele Santini, Kath Webber
OBJECTIVE: Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is common and has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients with cancer. This review compares current national/international BTcP guidelines in order to identify disparities and priorities for further research. METHODS: Relevant guidelines were identified using searches of PubMed, the National Guideline Clearinghouse, the internet (commercial search engines), and correspondence with key opinion leaders and relevant pharmaceutical companies...
June 6, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29875183/non-invasive-ventilation-for-a-rapidly-deteriorating-palliative-patient
#9
LETTER
Elizabeth Green, Louisa Stockton, Emma De Winton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776903/prolonged-survival-with-maintenance-pemetrexed-for-a-multiple-primary-malignancy
#10
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/29773676/correction-international-variation-in-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-palliative-sedation-a-systematic-review
#11
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 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
#12
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/29500239/risk-of-12-month-mortality-among-hospital-inpatients-using-the-surprise-question-and-spict-criteria-a-prospective-study
#13
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...
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500238/-song-of-life-music-therapy-in-terminally-ill-patients-with-cancer
#14
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...
June 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
#15
EDITORIAL
Shing Fung Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420196/enhanced-patient-research-participation-a-photovoice-study-in-blantyre-malawi
#16
Maya Jane Bates, Jane Ardrey, Treza Mphwatiwa, Stephen Bertel Squire, Louis Willem Niessen
OBJECTIVES: Patient involvement in palliative care research is a desirable if challenging goal. Photovoice is an action research method in which affected communities gather photographs to document and discuss their communities' strengths and concerns. Engagement with policymakers is a separately stated goal. Photovoice is increasingly used in health-related research but has not been widely described in the palliative care literature. We report on experiences and lessons learnt using Photovoice in Blantyre, Malawi to encourage its wider use in research and practice...
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363549/communication-about-the-impending-death-of-patients-with-cancer-to-the-family-a-nationwide-survey
#17
Masanori Mori, Tatsuya Morita, Naoko Igarashi, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita
OBJECTIVES: Explanation about the impending death of imminently dying patients with cancer is important for their families. However, little is known about how clinicians explain impending death and how families perceive the explanation. We aimed to clarify bereaved families' perception of the need for improvements in the explanation about impending death and to explore the factors contributing to the need. METHODS: In a nationwide survey of 818 bereaved families of patients with cancer admitted to inpatient hospices in Japan, we evaluated family-perceived need for improvements in the explanation about impending death and families' experiences of the explanation...
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353254/the-supportive-relationship-between-palliative-patients-and-family-caregivers
#18
EDITORIAL
Geraldine Foley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331953/efficacy-tolerability-and-acceptability-of-oxycodone-for-cancer-related-pain-in-adults-an-updated-cochrane-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Michael I Bennett, Stephanie Arnold, Nathan Bromham, Jennifer S Hilgart
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, tolerability and acceptability of oxycodone for cancer pain in adults METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, SCI, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO and four trials registries to November 2016. RESULTS: We included 23 randomised controlled trials with 2144 patients analysed for efficacy and 2363 for safety. Meta-analyses showed no significant differences between controlled-release (CR) and immediate-release oxycodone in pain intensity or adverse events but did show significantly better pain relief after treatment with CR morphine compared with CR oxycodone...
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321159/impact-of-specialist-palliative-care-on-coping-with-parkinson-s-disease-patients-and-carers
#20
Nathan J Badger, Dorothy Frizelle, Debi Adams, Miriam J Johnson
OBJECTIVES: UK guidelines recommend palliative care access for people with Parkinson's disease; however, this remains sporadic, and it is unknown whether specialist palliative care helps patients and carers cope with this distressing condition. This study aimed to explore whether, and how, access to specialist palliative care services affected patients' and carers' coping with Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted, audio-recorded and verbatim transcribed...
June 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
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