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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334468/lgbtq-inclusive-hospice-and-palliative-care-transforming-professional-practice
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Henry H Ng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2018: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334194/enrollment-in-early-phase-clinical-trials-in-pediatric-oncology-the-experience-at-institut-curie
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Aurore Surun, Marie-Églantine Dujaric, Isabelle Aerts, Daniel Orbach, Irène Jiménez, Hélène Pacquement, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Franck Bourdeaut, Jean Michon, Jean-Claude K Dupont, François Doz
BACKGROUND: The European Paediatric Regulation was introduced in 2007 to facilitate access to new medicines for children. Our study explored accessibility of early-phase trials in pediatric oncology, in line with the European Paediatric Regulation, to identify the reasons for not inviting patients to participate, parents' refusal, or inclusion failure. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective chart review at Institut Curie, Paris, for all pediatric patients whose cancer progressed despite known effective treatments between July 2010 and December 2013...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333821/opioid-treatment-for-mixed-pain-in-pediatric-patients-assisted-by-the-palliative-care-team-five-years-of-experience
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María L Yazde Puleio, Karina V Gómez, Ana Majdalani, Vilma Pigliapoco, Gisella Santos Chocler
Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Depending on its pathophysiological mechanism, it may be classified into nociceptive, neuropathic, and mixed pain. If pain is moderate to severe, a strong opioid should be administered and, when this is the case, morphine is the drug of choice. If morphine is ineffective or causes intolerable adverse effects, opioid rotation is recommended. Our objective was to describe the drug management for mixed pain used in patients assisted by the Palliative Care team of Hospital General de Niños Pedro de Elizalde between August 2011 and September 2015...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333484/approaching-the-third-decade-of-paediatric-palliative-oncology-investigation-historical-progress-and-future-directions
#4
Abby R Rosenberg, Joanne Wolfe
Paediatric palliative care (PPC) endeavours to alleviate the suffering and improve the quality of life of children with serious illnesses and their families. In the past two decades since WHO defined PPC and called for its inclusion in paediatric oncology care, rigorous investigation has provided important insights. For example, the first decade of research focused on end-of-life experiences of the child and the family, underscoring the high prevalence of symptom burden, the barriers to parent-provider concordance with regards to prognosis, as well as the need for bereavement supports...
September 2017: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333025/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-breast-presenting-with-metastasis-an-atypical-presentation-with-dismal-prognosis
#5
Garima Singh, Deepti Sharma, Surbhi Goyal
Leiomyosarcoma is an extremely uncommon subtype of breast sarcoma, with <50 cases reported in the English literature till date. Patients usually present at an early stage and follow an indolent course. We reported an unusual case of leiomyosarcoma of breast in a post -menopausal female,presented with right side breast lump and pain right side hip. Histomorphological evaluation and immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis. The patient received palliative radiotherapy 20 Gy in 5 fractions to right iliac bone and was started on chemotherapy comprising of docetaxel and epirubicin...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332504/changes-in-distress-measured-by-the-distress-thermometer-as-reported-by-patients-in-home-palliative-care-in-germany
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Stefanie Ohnhäuser, Johannes Wüller, Ann Christina Foldenauer, Tania Pastrana
AIM: To identify changes in distress as reported by patients in a home palliative care program over a 2-week period. METHODS: Prospective study in West Germany with consecutive patients cared for at home by a palliative care specialty team. Exclusion criteria were patients under 18 years of age, mentally or physically not able to complete the assessment questionnaires, or unable to comprehend German language. Distress was measured using the distress thermometer (DT); sociodemographic and medical data were collected from the patients' records...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332329/modified-3-week-schedule-of-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treatment
#7
Antonello Veccia, Viviana Murgia, Mariachiara Dipasquale, Orazio Caffo
PURPOSE: Gemcitabine-cisplatin combination is one of the most used schedules for non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Aiming to enhance dose intensity and reduce toxicity, the original 4-week schedule was modified or transformed into a 3-week schedule. The purpose of this study was to report the efficacy and tolerability of a modified 3-week regimen of gemcitabine-cisplatin. METHODS: Our patients were treated with gemcitabine (1000 mg7sol;m2) on days 1, 8 and cisplatin on day 8 (75-100 mg/m2)...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331658/sulforaphene-enhances-the-efficacy-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-through-ras-raf-mek-erk-pathway-suppression
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Saswata Chatterjee, Yunhee Rhee, Phil-Sang Chung, Rui-Feng Ge, Jin-Chul Ahn
Sulforaphene (SFE), a natural isothiocyanate from cruciferous vegetables has shown a potential anticancer effect against cervical and lung cancer. Palliative treatments like photodynamic therapy (PDT) are being implemented for a long time however, the results are still not promising in case of aggressive cancers like anaplastic thyroid cancer. The objective of this work is to establish an alternative method with the combination of photofrin-PDT and sulforaphene, a natural isothiocyanate from cruciferous vegetables, against human anaplastic thyroid cancer to enhance the efficacy of PDT...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331534/perinatal-palliative-care-integration-in-a-united-states-nurse-midwifery-education-program
#9
Jenna A LoGiudice, Eileen O'Shea
Midwifery students with perinatal palliative care education develop a skillset to provide holistic midwifery care to women and families who are experiencing stillbirth or life-limiting fetal diagnoses. This paper presents a model of perinatal palliative care in a United States midwifery education program. By utilizing evidence based practices and national programs, perinatal palliative care can be threaded through midwifery curricula to achieve international standards of practice and competencies. Most importantly, enhancing perinatal palliative care education will better prepare future midwives for when a birth outcome is not what was expected at the outset of a pregnancy...
December 28, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331475/end-of-life-care-for-patients-with-advanced-kidney-disease-in-the-us-veterans-affairs-health-care-system-2000-2011
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Susan P Y Wong, Margaret K Yu, Pamela K Green, Chuan-Fen Liu, Paul L Hebert, Ann M O'Hare
BACKGROUND: Little is known about patterns of end-of-life care for patients with advanced kidney disease not treated with maintenance dialysis. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: A sample of 14,071 patients with sustained estimated glomerular filtration rates < 15mL/min/1.73m2 treated in the US Veterans Affairs health care system who died during 2000 to 2011. Before death, 12,756 of these patients had been treated with dialysis, 503 had been discussing and/or preparing for dialysis therapy, and for 812, there had been a decision not to pursue dialysis therapy...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331343/irradiation-stents-vs-conventional-metal-stents-for-unresectable-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-multicentre-trial
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Hai-Dong Zhu, Jin-He Guo, Ming Huang, Jian-Song Ji, Hao Xu, Jian Lu, Hai-Liang Li, Wen-Hui Wang, Yu-Liang Li, Cai-Fang Ni, Hai-Bin Shi, En-Hua Xiao, Wei-Fu Lv, Jun-Hui Sun, Ke Xu, Guo-Hong Han, Lin-An Du, Wei-Xin Ren, Mao-Quan Li, Ai-Wu Mao, Hua Xiang, Kai-Xian Zhang, Jie Min, Guang-Yu Zhu, Chang Su, Li Chen, Gao-Jun Teng
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Placement of an irradiation stent has been demonstrated to offer longer patency and survival when compared to an uncovered SEMS in patients with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction (MBO). We aim to further assess the efficacy of an irradiation stent compared to an uncovered SEMS in those patients. METHODS: We performed a randomized, open-label trial of participants with unresectable MBO at 20 centers in China. A total of 328 participants were parallelly allocated into the irradiation stent group (ISG) or the uncovered SEMS group (USG)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331209/ethical-and-end-of-life-considerations-for-neonates-requiring-ecmo-support
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REVIEW
Roxanne Kirsch, David Munson
ECMO has proven to be a life-saving intervention for a variety of disease entities with a high rate of survival in the neonatal population. However, ECMO requires clinical teams to engage in many ethical considerations. Even with ongoing improvements in technology and expertise, some patients will not survive a course of ECMO. An unsuccessful course of ECMO can be difficult to accept and cause a great deal of angst. These questions can result in real conflict both within the care team, and between the care team and the family...
January 10, 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331192/-psychiatry-and-palliative-care-collaboration-for-the-benefit-of-the-patient
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REVIEW
Lionel Regard
As palliative care units continue to develop, the provision of end-of-life care for patients with a chronic mental illness needs to be addressed. Aside from the somatic comorbidities to which these patients are particularly exposed and in view of the specificity of psychiatric treatment, the forms of end-of-life support for a patient with schizophrenia are described here, based on the experience of a psychiatric unit in the Var region.
January 2018: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330583/utilization-of-active-surveillance-and-watchful-waiting-for-localized-prostate-cancer-in-the-daily-practice
#14
Jan Herden, Lothar Weissbach
PURPOSE: To analyze the utilization of Active Surveillance (AS) and Watchful Waiting (WW) in the daily routine setting, since both are non-invasive treatment options for localized prostate cancer (PCa), which are used in a curative (AS) or palliative (WW) setting. Since differentiation of both strategies is not always clear, patients were compared with respect to the inclusion criteria, frequency of follow-up examinations (Prostate Specific Antigen = PSA tests, rebiopsies), and initiation of a deferred treatment...
January 12, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330226/mitotane-treatment-in-patients-with-metastatic-testicular-leydig-cell-tutor-associated-with-severe-androgen-excess
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Vasileios Chortis, Nicholas J Johal, Irina Bancos, Matthew Evans, Kassiani Skordilis, Peter Guest, Michael H Cullen, Emilio Porfiri, Wiebke Arlt
Mitotane (o,p'DDD) is established in the adjuvant and advanced stage treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma and counteracts both tumour growth and tumour-related steroid production. Both the adrenal glands and the gonads are steroidogenically active organs and share a common embryogenic origin. Here we describe the effects of mitotane in two patients with metastatic Leydig cell tumour (LCT) of the testes and associated severe androgen excess (serum testosterone 93 and 88 nmol/l, respectively; male reference range 7-27 nmol/L)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329691/communication-disparity-between-bereaved-and-others-what-hurts-them-and-what-is-unhelpful-a-nationwide-study-of-the-cancer-bereaved
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EMayumi Ishida, Hideki Onishi, Tatsuya Morita, Yosuke Uchitomi, Megumi Shimizu, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita
CONTEXT: The importance of communication between the cancer bereaved and others has been emphasized, but little is known about the more problematic aspects of this communication such as "unhelpful communication". OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to establish which types of communication are perceived by the bereaved to be unhelpful. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, anonymous, nationwide survey at 103 certified hospice facilities/palliative care units in Japan...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329432/cardiac-surgical-strategy-for-extremely-low-birthweight-infants-with-pulmonary-overcirculation
#17
Takashi Kido, Kyoichi Nishigaki, Yoichi Kawahira, Koji Kagisaki, Kazuki Tanimoto, Eiji Ehara, Yosuke Murakami
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to review the clinical outcomes of staged cardiac surgery in extremely low-birthweight infants with congenital heart disease and pulmonary overcirculation. METHODS: Six extremely low-birthweight infants with congenital heart disease and pulmonary overcirculation underwent staged cardiac surgery between 2005 and 2017. The median birthweight was 895 g (range 620-990 g), and the median gestational age was 28 weeks (range 23-31 weeks)...
January 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329064/user-acceptability-of-the-diagnosis-of-prolonged-grief-disorder-how-do-professionals-think-about-inclusion-in-icd-11
#18
Leonie Dietl, Birgit Wagner, Thomas Fydrich
BACKGROUND: For the next edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) it is proposed to include prolonged grief disorder as a new diagnosis. The diagnosis describes persistent intensive and disabling grief reactions to bereavement (WHO, 2016b). The aim of the present survey was to determine the extent to which the diagnosis is accepted by practitioners in the healthcare and psychosocial field. METHODS: A total of 2088 German-speaking professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology, counselling, medicine and palliative care completed the online survey...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327978/in-vivo-cyp3a-activity-in-palliative-care-patients-study-protocol-for-a-single-arm-prospective-trial
#19
Marcus J P Geist, Hubert J Bardenheuer, Jürgen Burhenne, Gerd Mikus
BACKGROUND: Drug interactions are a common cause for escalation of debilitating symptoms in palliative care patients. CYP3A is the most relevant CYP enzyme in humans involved in metabolism of about half of all available pharmaceuticals. OBJECTIVE: To increase knowledge about the CYP3A enzyme and the impact of drug interactions on its activity to improve dosing in palliative care patients. DESIGN: The prospective clinical trial uses a secure method of analyzing CYP3A activity in humans: Administration of a marker substance followed by the determination of its blood concentrations as well as the concentrations of its metabolite at certain points of time and corresponding metabolic clearance calculations...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327799/what-is-needed-to-prepare-speech-pathologists-to-work-in-adult-palliative-care
#20
Ashleigh Pascoe, Lauren J Breen, Naomi Cocks
BACKGROUND: Speech pathologists have a pivotal role in palliative care, assisting patients with swallowing and communication disorders, yet very little is known about the preparedness of speech pathologists to work in this field. AIMS: To investigate the preparedness of speech pathologists for working in palliative care. The term 'palliative care' was viewed as an encompassing umbrella term incorporating the management/reduction of symptoms and improvement in a person's quality of life at any point of the disease progression...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
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