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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230644/expanding-the-donor-pool-through-intensive-care-to-facilitate-organ-donation-results-of-a-spanish-multicenter-study
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Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Elisabeth Coll, José Elizalde, Jaime E Herrero, Teresa Pont, Brígida Quindós, Bella Marcelo, María A Bodí, Adolfo Martínez, Agustín Nebra, Francisco Guerrero, José M Manciño, Juan Galán, Miguel Lebrón, Eduardo Miñambres, Rafael Matesanz
BACKGROUND: Intensive Care to facilitate Organ Donation (ICOD) may help to increase the donor pool. We describe the Spanish experience with ICOD. METHODS: ACCORD-Spain consisted of an audit of the donation pathway from patients dead as a result of a devastating brain injury (possible donors) in 68 hospitals during 11/1/2014-4/30/2015. We focused on possible donors whose family was interviewed to discuss organ donation once intensive care with a therapeutic purpose was deemed futile and brain death (BD) was a likely outcome...
February 23, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225375/impact-of-a-child-life-and-music-therapy-procedural-support-intervention-on-parental-perception-of-their-child-s-distress-during-intravenous-placement
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Gabriela S Ortiz, Todd OʼConnor, Jessa Carey, Adam Vella, Audrey Paul, Diane Rode, Alan Weinberg
OBJECTIVES: Child life specialists and music therapists have a unique and integral role in providing psychosocial care to pediatric patients and families. These professionals are trained to provide clinical interventions that support coping and adjustment and reduce the risk of psychological trauma related to hospital visits and health care encounters. The researchers devised a multimodal approach using a combined child life and music therapy intervention to address procedure-related distress in patients receiving intravenous (IV) placement in the pediatric emergency department...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224854/excellent-end-of-life-care-requires-time-and-resources
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Delivering excellent end of life care is among the biggest challenges faced by nurses today, regardless of their level of experience or place of work. Just about every nurse will be confronted with a dying patient at some stage, so it is essential they have the training and resources to cope.
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224845/-i-love-transforming-services
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With a background in critical and end of life care, Fiona Murphy has dedicated most of her 30-year nursing career to helping dying patients and their families. In 2002, she became donor liaison sister at Manchester's Royal Bolton Hospital, and her pioneering work in implementing a nurse-led bereavement and donation service saw her named Nursing Standard Nurse of the Year in 2011. She was awarded an MBE last year for services to nursing, bereavement services and organ donation, and is assistant director of nursing at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust...
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220023/early-palliative-care-reduces-end-of-life-intensive-care-unit-icu-use-but-not-icu-course-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Andrew M Romano, Kristine E Gade, Gradon Nielsen, Robert Havard, James H Harrison, Josh Barclay, George J Stukenborg, Paul W Read, Leslie J Blackhall, Patrick M Dillon
BACKGROUND: Early palliative care for advanced cancer patients improves quality of life and survival, but less is known about its effect on intensive care unit (ICU) use at the end of life. This analysis assessed the effect of a comprehensive early palliative care program on ICU use and other outcomes among patients with advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients with advanced cancer enrolled in an early palliative care program (n = 275) was compared with a concurrent control group of patients receiving standard care (n = 195) during the same time period by using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
February 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216856/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-implementing-the-integrated-care-plan-for-the-dying-in-the-indian-setting-survey-of-perspectives-of-indian-palliative-care-providers
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Naveen Salins, Jeremy Johnson, Stanley Macaden
INTRODUCTION: Capacity to provide end-of-life care in India is scored as 0.6/100, and very few people in India have access to palliative and end-of-life care. Lack of end-of-life care provision in India has led to a significant number of people receiving inappropriate medical treatment at the end of life, with no access to pain and symptom control and high treatment costs. The International Collaborative for the Best Care for the Dying Person is an initiative that offers the opportunity to apply international evidence on the key factors required to provide best care for the dying in the Indian context...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214237/knowledge-attitudes-and-preferences-of-advance-decisions-end-of-life-care-and-place-of-care-and-death-in-hong-kong-a%C3%A2-population-based-telephone-survey-of-1067-adults
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Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, Nicole Kiang, Patsy Yuen-Kwan Chau, Janice Y C Lau, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Jean W Woo
OBJECTIVES: According to the 2015 Quality of Death Index published by the Intelligence Unit of the Economist, Hong Kong is ranked 22nd in terms of quality of palliative care in the world, behind many other major developed countries in Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. The objectives of the present study were to describe the knowledge, attitude, and preferences of the general Hong Kong adult population across different age groups regarding end-of-life (EOL) care decisions, place of care and death, as well as advance directive (AD)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212951/priority-to-end-of-life-treatments-views-of-the-public-in-the-netherlands
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Sofie Wouters, Job van Exel, Rachel Baker, Werner B F Brouwer
OBJECTIVES: Recent debates in the Netherlands on health care priority setting have focused on the relative value of gains generated by life-extending medicines for people with a terminal illness, mostly new cancer drugs. These treatments are generally expensive, provide relatively small health gains, and therefore usually do not meet common cost per QALY thresholds. Nevertheless, these drugs may be provided under the assumption that there is public support for making a special case for treatments for people with a terminal illness...
January 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212579/suicidal-ideation-among-chinese-cancer-inpatients-of-general-hospitals-prevalence-and-correlates
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Bao-Liang Zhong, Si-Heng Li, Shu-Yan Lv, Shun-Li Tian, Zhi-Dong Liu, Xu-Bin Li, Hong-Qing Zhuang, Ran Tao, Wei Zhang, Chuan-Jun Zhuo
Cancer patients are at high risk for suicide, particularly when they are informed about the cancer diagnosis or hospitalized for cancer treatment. Therefore, oncology healthcare settings such as large general hospitals in China, may represent an ideal setting to identify and treat suicidality in cancer patients. However, the clinical epidemiology of suicidality of Chinese cancer patients remains largely unknown. This study examined the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation among Chinese cancer inpatients of large general hospitals...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212159/liver-allocation-and-distribution-time-for-a-change
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Ranjit Deshpande, Ryutaro Hirose, David Mulligan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Liver allograft allocation has been a topic of hot debate for over a decade. New redistricting changes have been proposed by the Liver and Intestinal Transplant Committee to the existing United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) liver allocation policy. The basis of this new proposal is similar to the old one with an aim to distribute organs in a fair, efficient and equitable fashion. In this review, we plan to look in depth at the redistribution proposals thus far, their merits and how they may help patients who do not have adequate access to livers...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211000/the-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-communication-skills-training-program-for-oncology-nurses
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Smita C Banerjee, Ruth Manna, Nessa Coyle, Stacey Penn, Tess E Gallegos, Talia Zaider, Carol A Krueger, Philip A Bialer, Carma L Bylund, Patricia A Parker
Many nurses express difficulty in communicating with their patients, especially in oncology settings where there are numerous challenges and high-stake decisions during the course of diagnosis and treatment. Providing specific training in communication skills is one way to enhance the communication between nurses and their patients. We developed and implemented a communication skills training program for nurses, consisting of three teaching modules: responding empathically to patients; discussing death, dying, and end-of-life goals of care; and responding to challenging interactions with families...
February 16, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208905/n-acetylcysteine-combined-with-home-based-physical-activity-effect-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-stable-copd-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Vijay Tukaram Salve, Jitesh S Atram
INTRODUCTION: Quality of life is adversely affected in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), due to irreversible, progressive nature of the disease and limitations of current treatment options available. One of the important aim of treatment of COPD is to improve Quality of Life (QoL). Cigarette smoke contains numerous free radicals and other oxidants. Oxidative stress has been implicated in pathogenesis, progression of disease and exacerbation in COPD. Pulmonary tuberculosis, outdoor and indoor air pollution and many others are aetiologies of COPD in non-smokers...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202500/canwalk-a-feasibility-study-with-embedded-randomised-controlled-trial-pilot-of-a-walking-intervention-for-people-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-cancer
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Vicki Tsianakas, Jenny Harris, Emma Ream, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Arnie Purushotham, Lorelei Mucci, James S A Green, Jacquetta Fewster, Jo Armes
OBJECTIVES: Walking is an adaptable, inexpensive and accessible form of physical activity. However, its impact on quality of life (QoL) and symptom severity in people with advanced cancer is unknown. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a community-based walking intervention to enhance QoL in people with recurrent/metastatic cancer. DESIGN: We used a mixed-methods design comprising a 2-centre RCT and nested qualitative interviews...
February 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202029/sustained-diabetes-risk-reduction-after-real-life-and-primary-health-care-setting-implementation-of-the-diabetes-in-europe-prevention-using-lifestyle-physical-activity-and-nutritional-intervention-de-plan-project
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Aleksandra Gilis-Januszewska, Jaana Lindström, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Beata Piwońska-Solska, Roman Topór-Mądry, Zbigniew Szybiński, Markku Peltonen, Peter E H Schwarz, Adam Windak, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk
BACKGROUND: Real life implementation studies performed in different settings and populations proved that lifestyle interventions in prevention of type 2 diabetes can be effective. However, little is known about long term results of these translational studies. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the maintenance of diabetes type 2 risk factor reduction achieved 1 year after intervention and during 3 year follow-up in primary health care setting in Poland. METHODS: Study participants (n = 262), middle aged, slightly obese, with increased type 2 diabetes risk ((age 55...
February 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198336/managing-tissue-viability-issues-in-patients-with-cancer-approaching-the-end-of-life
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Kenneth Robert Ripley, Mark Collier
This article provides an overview of tissue viability issues related to the care of patients with cancer who are approaching the end of life. Altered physiology as a result of various factors, including nutrition, medication and radiotherapy, is identified. The article discusses the presentation and treatment of cutaneous radiation injury, malignant wounds, pressure ulcers and Skin Changes At Life's End (SCALE), an acronym used to describe a set of clinical phenomena associated with skin changes in patients approaching the end of life, and makes recommendations for practice...
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195823/clinical-safety-of-bariatric-arterial-embolization-preliminary-results-of-the-beat-obesity-trial
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Clifford R Weiss, Olaguoke Akinwande, Kaylan Paudel, Lawrence J Cheskin, Brian Holly, Kelvin Hong, Aaron M Fischman, Rahul S Patel, Eun J Shin, Kimberley E Steele, Timothy H Moran, Kristen Kaiser, Amie Park, David M Shade, Dara L Kraitchman, Aravind Arepally
Purpose To conduct a pilot prospective clinical trial to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and short-term efficacy of bariatric embolization, a recently developed endovascular procedure for the treatment of obesity, in patients with severe obesity. Materials and Methods This is an institutional review board- and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved prospective physician-initiated investigational device exemption study. This phase of the study ran from June 2, 2014, to August 4, 2015. Five severely obese patients (four women, one man) who were 31-49 years of age and who had a mean body mass index of 43...
January 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193106/improving-end-of-life-care-knowledge-among-senior-baccalaureate-nursing-students
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Toni L Glover, Cynthia Garvan, Rose M Nealis, Sandra W Citty, David J Derrico
OBJECTIVE: It is imperative that nurses are proficient and comfortable providing care to patients at the end of life. Recent studies show that nurses' knowledge of end-of-life care is less than optimal. Effective, evidence-based methods to infuse palliative and end-of-life care education into the undergraduate nursing curriculum are needed. METHODS: A descriptive pre- and postassessment evaluating senior nursing students' acquisition of knowledge on end-of-life care after attending the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) core course was conducted...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192226/use-of-preventive-medication-in-patients-with-limited-life-expectancy-a-systematic-review
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Arjun Poudel, Patsy Yates, Debra Rowett, Lisa M Nissen
CONTEXT: Optimal prescribing in patients with limited life expectancy remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study systematically reviews the published literature regarding the use of preventive medication in patients with reduced life expectancy. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using three databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL). Articles published in English from January 1995 to December 2015 were retrieved for analysis to identify peer-reviewed, observational studies assessing use of preventive medications in patients with limited life expectancy...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188974/glycemic-control-and-disability-free-survival-in-hypoglycemic-agent-treated-community-dwelling-older-patients-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Takuro Morita, Tazuo Okuno, Taroh Himeno, Keisuke Watanabe, Kumie Nakajima, Yumi Koizumi, Hiroshi Yano, Osamu Iritani, Masashi Okuro, Shigeto Morimoto
AIM: Although lower glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c ) has been believed to be an important marker of improvement of glycemic control in order to maintain better quality of life for patients with diabetes mellitus, a too low HbA1c might be harmful in older adults. We investigated whether this was the case with respect to risk of support/care-need certification in community-dwelling older patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: We analyzed 184 diabetes patients aged 65-94 years receiving glucose-lowering medication/insulin...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188012/-end-of-life-care-difficulties-in-intensive-care-units-the-nurses-perspective
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Juan Francisco Velarde-García, Raquel Luengo-González, Raquel González-Hervías, Sergio González-Cervantes, Beatriz Álvarez-Embarba, Domingo Palacios-Ceña
OBJECTIVE: To describe the difficulties perceived by nursing staff in the delivery of end-of-life care to critically ill patients within intensive care units (ICU). METHOD: A descriptive phenomenological qualitative study was performed. A purposeful and snowball sampling of nursing staff with at least 1 year's previous experience working in an ICU was conducted. Twenty-two participants were enrolled. Data collection strategies included in-depth unstructured and semi-structured interviews and researcher's field notes...
February 7, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
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