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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210861/the-effects-of-alcoholism-and-smoking-on-advanced-cancer-patients-admitted-to-an-acute-supportive-palliative-care-unit
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Claudio Adile, Patrizia Ferrera, Alessandra Casuccio
AIM: The aim of this prospective study was to determine the characteristics and symptom burden of advanced cancer patients with alcoholism problems and smoking, who were referred to an acute palliative/supportive care unit (ASPCU) of a comprehensive cancer center. METHODS: Patients' characteristics, indications for admission, kind of admission, awareness of prognosis, and anticancer treatments were recorded. The Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) was used to assess physical and psychological symptoms, and the CAGE questionnaire for the diagnosis of alcoholism...
February 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160834/-observational-study-of-delirium-in-palliative-care
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REVIEW
Maryse Mailly, Jean-Pierre Bénézech, Josyane Chevallier-Michaud
Caregivers know that the agitation and movements to reject sheets and clothes is found in some patients with cancer in the palliative phase. An observational study was carried out with the aim of refining the short-term prognosis clinical approach and to organise more suitably adapted care.
February 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160235/characteristics-of-patients-with-an-unplanned-admission-to-an-acute-palliative-care-unit
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Claudio Adile, Patrizia Ferrera, Alessandra Casuccio
The aim of this cohort study is to compare the symptom burden of patients who have an unplanned admission to an acute palliative care unit (APCU) with patients who have a regular planned admission. A consecutive sample of advanced cancer patients who were admitted to an APCU was prospectively assessed. The reasons and the kind of admission were recorded (unplanned, UP, or planned, P). Anticancer treatments, whether patients were on/off treatment or uncertain, previous care setting, and who referred the patient to the unit were also recorded...
February 3, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157431/increased-symptom-expression-among-patients-with-delirium-admitted-to-an-acute-palliative-care-unit
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Maxine de la Cruz, Sriram Yennu, Diane Liu, Jimin Wu, Akhila Reddy, Eduardo Bruera
INTRODUCTION: Delirium is the most common neuropsychiatric condition in very ill patients and those at the end of life. Previous case reports found that delirium-induced disinhibition may lead to overexpression of symptoms. It negatively affects communication between patients, family members, and the medical team and can sometimes lead to inappropriate interventions. Better understanding would result in improved care. Our aim was to determine the effect of delirium on the reporting of symptom severity in patients with advanced cancer...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156664/association-between-anti-cholinergic-burden-and-delirium-among-patients-with-advanced-cancer-referred-to-a-palliative-care-consult-service
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Joseph Baidoo, Vishidha Reddy Balankari, Jessica Marie Waletich-Flemming, Marvin Delgado-Guay, Jimin Wu, Diane D Liu, Eduardo Bruera
: 213 Background: Delirium occurs in about 45-60% hospitalized patients and 80-85% at the end of life. Predisposing factors include anti-cholinergic medications as is often cited in the geriatric literature. Our study aimed to demonstrate the association of anti-cholinergic burden and delirium in patients with advanced cancer. METHODS: Retrospective review of 775 consecutive patients seen by the palliative care inpatient consult team. Demographic data, MDAS, ECOG, and anti-cholinergic drugs were determined...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156637/complications-of-intrathecal-pump-therapy-in-malignancy-related-pain
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Egidio Del Fabbro
: 102 Background: Intrathecal pumps (ITP) are used to manage severe malignancy related pain by delivering analgesics directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, in theory allowing for a reduced opioid dose and fewer complications. Although there is literature to support efficacy in patients with cancer, including improved survival, this mode of drug delivery also carries a risk of serious complications. Reports of complications in non-malignant pain suggest the risks and mortality related to ITP may be under-appreciated and that injury and liability occur with both ITP placement and ITP maintenance...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156465/experience-with-palliative-sedation-ps-in-an-inpatient-oncology-setting
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Diogo Bugano Diniz Gomes, Pedro Luiz Serrano Uson Junior, Patricia Taranto, Monique Sedlmaier Franca, Daniel Eiger, Rodrigo Coutinho Mariano, David Hui, Auro Del Giglio
: 63 Background: Palliative sedation (PS) is an intervention to treat refractory symptoms and to relieve suffering at the end of life. Its prevalence and practice patterns vary widely. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of the use of PS in cancer patients who died at our comprehensive cancer center between March 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014. PS was defined as the use of continuous infusion of midazolam or neuroleptics for refractory symptoms as stated in the progress notes...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154337/investigation-of-mental-disorders-in-lung-cancer-outpatients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Yuka Nakamura, Erika Kanemoto, Makoto Kajizono, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Toshiaki Sendo
 Cancer patients often develop mental conditions, including anxiety and depressive disorder. And, patients with chemotherapy often exhibit mental changes including anxiety and depressive disorder. Furthermore, it is well known that the frequency of delirium is increased in cancer patients receiving terminal care. Thus, the psychiatric and cognitive functions of cancer survivors are significantly influenced by their quality of life. In this study, we performed a retrospective analysis to identify the risk factors for psychiatric disorders in lung cancer survivors...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152732/reducing-pain-agitation-and-delirium-to-optimize-outcomes-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-oncology-patients
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Dana Bullick, Sharon Barniak, Joanne McGovern, Trisha Patel, Jeffrey Hoag
: 233 Background: Greater than 60% of cancer patients experience chronic pain which is heightened in critical illness. Optimal pain assessment is challenging in the critically ill leading to under treatment due to sedation during mechanical ventilation (MV). The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) favors treating pain with intermittent boluses rather than continuous infusions; however,appropriate analgesic doses and means of titration are elusive leading to over sedation, prolonged ventilation, and delirium...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133043/-safety-and-feasibility-of-pancreatic-surgery-for-pancreatic-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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Toru Aoyama, Masaaki Murakawa, Keisuke Kazama, Amane Kanazawa, Tetsuta Satoyoshi, Yosuke Atsumi, Yusuke Katayama, Koichiro Yamaoku, Satoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Ueno, Manabu Morimoto, Akio Higuchi, Manabu Shiozawa, Naoto Yamamoto, Takashi Oshima, Norio Yukawa, Takaki Yoshikawa, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Soichiro Morinaga
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of pancreatic surgery for pancreatic cancer in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 9 patients underwent pancreatic surgery for pancreatic cancer between April 2005 and March 2014. The surgical complications were evaluated by Clavien-Dindo classification. RESULTS: The median operating time was 420(range: 354-503)min and the median blood loss was 640(range: 350-1,170)mL...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096011/a-systematic-nurse-led-approach-to-withdrawal-risk-screening-prevention-and-treatment-among-inpatients-with-an-alcohol-use-disorder-in-an-ear-nose-throat-and-jaw-surgery-department-a-formative-evaluation
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Deborah Linda Leuenberger, Katharina Fierz, Andreas Hinck, Daniel Bodmer, Wolfgang Hasemann
INTRODUCTION: Among patients with head and neck cancer comorbid alcohol use disorder is frequent which contributes to higher risk of developing perioperative alcohol withdrawal syndrome/delirium or delirium due to medical conditions. Although guidelines emphasize prevention and treatment of alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients, a validated systematic approach for management of these patients is still lacking. Our aim was to formatively evaluate our newly developed systematic approach in view of nurses' adherence to screening patients for regular alcohol consumption and managing their withdrawal symptoms using the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol Scale, Revised...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066004/prevalence-of-psychiatric-morbidity-among-cancer-patients-hospital-based-cross-sectional-survey
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Mohan Roy Gopalan, Vidhukumar Karunakaran, Anil Prabhakaran, Krishnannair Lalithamma Jayakumar
AIM: To study the prevalence of Psychiatric disorders in cancer patients and to find out the factors associated with Psychiatric disorders in Cancer Patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Department of Radiotherapy, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, cross sectional survey design was used. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Adult patients (18 years of age and above), having a diagnosis of carcinoma were selected by consecutive sampling method.A questionnaire which included back ground data, socio economic variables, treatment variables like type of malignancy, exposure to radiation & chemotherapy prior to the evaluation and current treatment, co occurring medical illness & treatment and past & family history of psychiatric illness was used to collect data...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028790/autoimmune-encephalitis-at-the-neurological-intensive-care-unit-etiologies-reasons-for-admission-and-survival
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Gayane Harutyunyan, Larissa Hauer, Martin W Dünser, Anush Karamyan, Tobias Moser, Slaven Pikija, Markus Leitinger, Helmut F Novak, Eugen Trinka, Johann Sellner
BACKGROUND: Early recognition and treatment of autoimmune encephalitis (AE) has become an essential issue in clinical practice. However, little is known about patients with deteriorating conditions and the need for intensive care treatment. Here, we aimed to characterize underlying aetiologies, clinical symptoms, reasons for intensive care admission, and mortality of critically ill patients with AE. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients with "definite" or "probable" diagnoses of AE treated at our neurological intensive care unit between 2002 and 2015...
December 27, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984252/perioperative-complications-of-spinal-metastases-surgery
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Panya Luksanapruksa, Jacob M Buchowski, Lukas P Zebala, Christopher K Kepler, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, David B Bumpass
The incidence of symptomatic spinal metastasis has increased due to treatment improvements and longer patient survival. More patients with spinal tumors are choosing operative treatment with an associated increased rate of perioperative complications. Operative metastatic disease treatment complication rates have also increased with overall rates ranging from 5.3% to 76.20%. The common surgical-related complications are iatrogenic dural injury and wound complications. The most common postoperative medical complications are delirium, pneumonia, and deep vein thrombosis...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959354/delivering-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-new-settings-advice-for-frontline-clinicians
#15
J R Gladman
Over the decades, as the principles of comprehensive geriatric assessment have been established, there have been attempts to apply its principles to settings other than acute hospital medical wards or the general communitydwelling older population, for example, to other settings where older people with infirmity are found. The purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect upon the application of and evidence for comprehensive geriatric assessment in these new settings and give some advice to clinicians about how to optimise their contributions to these processes...
September 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925393/intensive-care-unit-icu-readmission-after-major-lung-resection-prevalence-patterns-and-mortality
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Jae Jun Jung, Jong Ho Cho, Tae Hee Hong, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Jhingook Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jae Ill Zo
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with mortality in patients re-admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) after initial recovery from major lung resection. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the case records of all patients who underwent major lung resection between February 2011 and May 2013. A total of 1916 patients underwent major resection surgery for various lung diseases, 63 (3.3%) of which required ICU admission after initial recovery...
January 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924753/referral-criteria-for-outpatient-specialty-palliative-cancer-care-an-international-consensus
#17
REVIEW
David Hui, Masanori Mori, Sharon M Watanabe, Augusto Caraceni, Florian Strasser, Tiina Saarto, Nathan Cherny, Paul Glare, Stein Kaasa, Eduardo Bruera
Although outpatient specialty palliative-care clinics improve outcomes, there is no consensus on who should be referred or the optimal timing for referral. In response to this issue, we did a Delphi study to develop consensus on a list of criteria for referral of patients with advanced cancer at secondary or tertiary care hospitals to outpatient palliative care. 60 international experts (26 from North America, 19 from Asia and Australia, and 11 from Europe) on palliative cancer care rated 39 needs-based criteria and 22 time-based criteria in three iterative rounds...
December 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918778/efficacy-of-oral-risperidone-haloperidol-or-placebo-for-symptoms-of-delirium-among-patients-in-palliative-care-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Meera R Agar, Peter G Lawlor, Stephen Quinn, Brian Draper, Gideon A Caplan, Debra Rowett, Christine Sanderson, Janet Hardy, Brian Le, Simon Eckermann, Nicola McCaffrey, Linda Devilee, Belinda Fazekas, Mark Hill, David C Currow
Importance: Antipsychotics are widely used for distressing symptoms of delirium, but efficacy has not been established in placebo-controlled trials in palliative care. Objective: To determine efficacy of risperidone or haloperidol relative to placebo in relieving target symptoms of delirium associated with distress among patients receiving palliative care. Design, Setting, and Participants: A double-blind, parallel-arm, dose-titrated randomized clinical trial was conducted at 11 Australian inpatient hospice or hospital palliative care services between August 13, 2008, and April 2, 2014, among participants with life-limiting illness, delirium, and a delirium symptoms score (sum of Nursing Delirium Screening Scale behavioral, communication, and perceptual items) of 1 or more...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878605/-special-medical-problems-in-end-of-life-care-crisis-at-the-end-of-life-which-therapy-is-adequate-and-when-is-redefining-treatment-goals-appropriate
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Gesine Benze, Bernd Alt-Epping, Friedemann Nauck
Crisis at the end of life are exceptional challenges for patients, relatives and therapists. With respect to the individual treatment goals and the patients' autonomy, therapeutic action should be commenced in an adequate manner in order to preserve the patients' quality of life as much as possible. Advance care planning for specific critical scenarios may be helpful in order to treat patients according to their wishes and values even if they are not capable to express themselves. Furthermore, a crisis plan can define the scope of action for therapists in emergency situations...
January 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850844/1208-icu-delirium-adversely-impacts-early-mobilization-in-mechanically-ventilated-cancer-patients
#20
Steven Hsu, Louis Voigt, Amanda Weeks, Claudine Campbell, Maryann Herklotz, Natalie Kostelecky, Stephen Pastores, Neil Halpern
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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