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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632194/a-mind-body-approach-to-pediatric-pain-management
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REVIEW
Melanie L Brown, Enrique Rojas, Suzanne Gouda
Pain is a significant public health problem that affects all populations and has significant financial, physical and psychological impact. Opioid medications, once the mainstay of pain therapy across the spectrum, can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) guidelines recommend that non-opioid pain medications are preferred for chronic pain outside of certain indications (cancer, palliative and end of life care). Mindfulness, hypnosis, acupuncture and yoga are four examples of mind-body techniques that are often used in the adult population for pain and symptom management...
June 20, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629871/a-review-of-patterns-of-practice-and-clinical-guidelines-in-the-palliative-radiation-treatment-of-uncomplicated-bone-metastases
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REVIEW
Vithusha Ganesh, Stephanie Chan, Srinivas Raman, Ronald Chow, Peter Hoskin, Henry Lam, Bo Angela Wan, Leah Drost, Carlo DeAngelis, Edward Chow
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Single fraction radiation treatment (SFRT) is recommended for its equivalence to multiple-fraction (MF) RT in the palliation of uncomplicated bone metastases (BM). However, adoption of SFRT has been slow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature searches for studies published following 2014 were conducted using online repositories of gray literature, Ovid MEDLINE, Embase and Embase Classic, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases...
June 16, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614816/optimizing-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-hormone-receptor-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-treatment-options-and-considerations
#3
Pavani Chalasani
The treatment landscape for hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer continues to evolve as the molecular mechanisms of this heterogeneous disease are better understood and targeted treatment strategies are developed. Patients are now living for extended periods of time with this disease as they progress through sequential lines of treatment. With a rapidly expanding therapeutic armamentarium, the prevalence of metastatic breast cancer patients with prolonged survival is expected to increase, as is the duration of survival...
June 15, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609231/methadone-dose-selection-for-treatment-of-pain-compared-with-consensus-recommendations
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Parisa Karimian, Rabia S Atayee, Toluwalase A Ajayi, Kyle P Edmonds
BACKGROUND: Many factors make methadone an appealing option for treatment of pain in patients seen by palliative care; however, complex drug-related properties and variable patient response complicate appropriate conversion ratios from other opioids to methadone. Currently, there is no consensus regarding one accepted conversion method. OBJECTIVE: Current patterns of prescribing for clinicians at a three-hospital academic health system on initial rotation to methadone for the management of pain were compared with a series of consensus recommendations for methadone dose calculation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604232/barriers-and-facilitators-influencing-death-at-home-a-meta-ethnography
#5
Abdul Samad Wahid, Meelad Sayma, Shiraz Jamshaid, Doa'a Kerwat, Folashade Oyewole, Dina Saleh, Aaniya Ahmed, Benita Cox, Claire Perry, Sheila Payne
BACKGROUND: In many countries, achieving a home death represents a successful outcome from both a patient welfare and commissioning viewpoint. Significant variation exists in the proportion of home deaths achieved internationally, with many countries unable to meet the wishes of a large number of patients. This review builds on previous literature investigating factors influencing home death, synthesising qualitative research to supplement evidence that quantitative research in this field may have been unable to reach...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601379/a-systematic-review-of-patient-values-preferences-and-expectations-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It is our belief that patient preference should play a significant role in disease management of recurrent ovarian cancer. Since cure is seldom an endpoint in this circumstance, patients' attitudes toward the risks and benefits of chemotherapy versus palliation are relevant. METHODS: Medline, Embase, CINAHL and PsycINFO from were searched from January 1, 2000 to December 13, 2016 for studies of values, preferences or expectations of women with platinum-sensitive recurrent or refractory ovarian cancer...
June 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599340/2016-president-s-plenary-international-psycho-oncology-society-challenges-and-opportunities-for-growing-and-developing-psychosocial-oncology-programmes-worldwide
#7
Luzia Travado, Barry D Bultz, Andreas Ullrich, Chioma C Asuzu, Jane Turner, Luigi Grassi, Paul Jacobsen
Consistent with the International Psycho-Oncology Society's (IPOS) vision and goals, we are committed to improving quality cancer care and cancer policies through psychosocial care globally. As part of IPOS's mission, upon entering "Official Relations" for a second term with the World Health Organisation (WHO), IPOS has dedicated much attention to reaching out to countries, which lack formalized psychosocial care programs. One of IPOS's strategies to accomplish this goal has been to bring psycho-oncology training programs to low and middle income countries and regions...
June 9, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593859/european-association-for-neuro-oncology-eano-guidelines-for-palliative-care-in-adults-with-glioma
#8
REVIEW
Andrea Pace, Linda Dirven, Johan A F Koekkoek, Heidrun Golla, Jane Fleming, Roberta Rudà, Christine Marosi, E Le Rhun, Robin Grant, Kathy Oliver, Ingela Oberg, Helen J Bulbeck, Alasdair G Rooney, Roger Henriksson, H Roeline W Pasman, Stefan Oberndorfer, Michael Weller, Martin J B Taphoorn
Patients with glioma present with complex palliative care needs throughout their disease trajectory. The life-limiting nature of gliomas and the presence of specific symptoms related to neurological deterioration necessitate an appropriate and early palliative care approach. The multidisciplinary palliative care task force of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology did a systematic review of the available scientific literature to formulate the best possible evidence-based recommendations for the palliative care of adult patients with glioma, with the aim to reduce symptom burden and improve the quality of life of patients and their caregivers, particularly in the end-of-life phase...
June 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590164/care-of-the-critically-ill-burn-patient-an-overview-from-the-perspective-of-optimizing-palliative-care
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Daniel E Ray, Mohana B Karlekar, Donnelle L Crouse, Margaret Campbell, J Randall Curtis, Jeffrey Edwards, Dana R Lustbader, Anne C Mosenthal, Colleen Mulkerin, Kathleen A Puntillo, David E Weissman, Renee D Boss, Karen J Brasel, Judith E Nelson
Burn specialists have long recognized the need for and role modeled a comprehensive approach incorporating relief of distress as part of care during critical illness. More recently, palliative care specialists have become part of the healthcare team in many US hospitals, especially larger academic institutions that are more likely to have designated burn centers. No current literature describes the intersection of palliative care and burn care or integration of primary and specialist palliative care in this unique context...
June 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589311/needs-assessment-of-primary-care-physicians-in-the-management-of-chronic-pain-in-cancer-survivors
#10
Ronald Chow, Kevin Saunders, Howard Burke, Andre Belanger, Edward Chow
INTRODUCTION: Cancer patients live longer with effective anti-cancer therapy and supportive care. About 30% of cancer survivors (non-palliative cancer patients who completed treatment) suffer from chronic pain, which will be managed by their primary care physician (PCP). The aim of this study was to assess practice patterns and treatment barriers in the management of chronic pain in cancer survivors among PCPs. METHODS: A survey using a 16-item questionnaire was sent to PCPs across Canada...
June 7, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584945/cirse-quality-assurance-document-and-standards-for-classification-of-complications-the-cirse-classification-system
#11
D K Filippiadis, C Binkert, O Pellerin, R T Hoffmann, A Krajina, P L Pereira
Interventional radiology provides a wide variety of vascular, nonvascular, musculoskeletal, and oncologic minimally invasive techniques aimed at therapy or palliation of a broad spectrum of pathologic conditions. Outcome data for these techniques are globally evaluated by hospitals, insurance companies, and government agencies targeting in a high-quality health care policy, including reimbursement strategies. To analyze effectively the outcome of a technique, accurate reporting of complications is necessary...
June 5, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583792/role-of-palliative-resection-of-the-primary-tumour-in-advanced-pancreatic-and-small-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumours-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
L M Almond, J Hodson, S J Ford, D Gourevitch, K J Roberts, T Shah, J Isaac, A Desai
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the impact on overall survival following palliative surgery to remove the primary lesion in unresectable metastatic small intestinal (SI-NET) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (P-NET). METHODS: A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis was performed. MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched to identify articles comparing patients undergoing palliative primary tumour resection without metastatectomy vs. no resection...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578306/multiple-recurrent-ischaemic-strokes-in-a-patient-with-cancer-is-there-a-role-for-the-initiation-of-anticoagulation-therapy-for-secondary-stroke-prevention
#13
Giselle Alexandra Suero-Abreu, Jia Zhen Cheng, Ryna Karina Then
A 52-year-old woman with a medical history of cervical and thyroid cancer, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, uncontrolled diabetes and heavy smoking was diagnosed with a new metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. While undergoing palliative chemotherapy, she developed dysarthria and left-sided weakness. Imaging studies showed multiple bilateral ischaemic strokes. On hospital days 2 and 5, she developed worsening neurological symptoms and imaging studies revealed new areas of ischaemia on respective days. Subsequent workup did not revealed a clear aetiology for the multiple ischaemic events and hypercoagulability studies were only significant for a mildly elevated serum D-dimer level...
June 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566103/developing-a-toolkit-to-measure-implementation-of-concurrent-palliative-care-in-rural-community-cancer-centers
#14
Lisa Zubkoff, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Maria Pisu, Dilip Babu, Imatullah Akyar, Tasha Smith, Gisella A Mancarella, Lucy Gansauer, Margaret Murray Sullivan, Keith M Swetz, Andres Azuero, Marie A Bakitas
OBJECTIVE: Despite national guidelines recommending early concurrent palliative care for individuals newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer, few community cancer centers, especially those in underserved rural areas do so. We are implementing an early concurrent palliative care model, ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) in four, rural-serving community cancer centers. Our objective was to develop a "toolkit" to assist community cancer centers that wish to integrate early palliative care for patients with newly diagnosed advanced cancer and their family caregivers...
June 1, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565894/contemporary-strategies-to-improve-the-outcome-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#15
Rick Schneider, Christoph Späth, Ulrich Nitsche, Mert Erkan, Jörg Kleeff
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a devastating disease with an overall 5-year survival rate of less than 7%. After many years of basic and clinical research efforts, pancreatic cancer patients presenting with locally advanced, unresectable tumors remain a therapeutic challenge. Despite the lack of high quality randomized controlled trials, perioperative/ neoadjuvant treatment strategies seem to be beneficial in these patients. At present the FOLFIRINOX regimen, which was established in the palliative setting, is increasingly recognized as the backbone of neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced PDAC...
May 30, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561696/using-the-new-asco-clinical-practice-guideline-for-palliative-care-concurrent-with-oncology-care-using-the-team-approach
#16
Cardinale B Smith, Tanyanika Phillips, Thomas J Smith
Palliative care alongside usual oncology care is now recommended by ASCO as the standard of care for any patient with advanced cancer on the basis of multiple randomized trials that show better results with concurrent care than with usual oncology care. Some benefits include better quality of life, better symptom management, reduced anxiety and depression, less caregiver distress, more accordance of care with the wishes of the patient, and less aggressive end-of-life care. Several studies show a survival advantage of several months, and many show considerable cost savings: better care at an affordable cost...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559663/consecutive-sessions-of-rescue-balloon-atrial-septostomy-for-an-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-patient-with-refractory-right-heart-failure-usefulness-of-intracardiac-echocardiography-guidance
#17
Yu-Wei Chen, Hung-Chih Pan, Kuo-Yang Wang, Kae-Woei Liang
For idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) patients with end-stage right heart failure who received maximal medical therapy, balloon atrial septostomy (BAS) is recommended by most guidelines as a palliative therapy or a bridging treatment before lung transplantation. In this report, we described a 32-year-old woman with idiopathic PAH, who received maximal PAH-specific medical treatment, including intravenous prostacyclin, but still suffered from refractory right heart failure. The markedly enlarged right atrium (RA), high mean RA pressure of 23 mmHg, low systemic arterial oxygen saturation of 86% and concomitant pancytopenia all increased the patient's risk for BAS...
May 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557973/cerebrospinal-fluid-dissemination-and-neoplastic-meningitis-in-primary-brain-tumors
#18
Sajeel Chowdhary, Sherri Damlo, Marc C Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Neoplastic meningitis, also known as leptomeningeal disease, affects the entire neuraxis. The clinical manifestations of the disease may affect the cranial nerves, cerebral hemispheres, or the spine. Because of the extent of disease involvement, treatment options and disease staging should involve all compartments of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and subarachnoid space. Few studies of patients with primary brain tumors have specifically addressed treatment for the secondary complication of neoplastic meningitis...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557549/clinician-targeted-mobile-apps-in-palliative-care-a-systematic-review
#19
Salimah H Meghani, Meredith A MacKenzie, Brianna Morgan, Youjeong Kang, Anum Wasim, Saleem Sayani
BACKGROUND: The availability of smartphone applications has increased rapidly including applications related to palliative care. The scope of these available apps has not been synthesized. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify and review available palliative care-related smartphone applications for clinicians. DESIGN: Smartphone application platform stores, for example, App Store iOS, Google Play Store, Windows App-Microsoft Store, and Blackberry World App store were searched (December 2016) using relevant key words...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555783/implementation-of-a-critical-care-outreach-service-a-qualitative-study
#20
A Jeddian, A Lindenmeyer, T Marshall, A F Howard, L Sayadi, A Rashidian, N Jafari
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore hospital staff perceptions of the perceived challenges and outcomes of implementing a critical care outreach service. BACKGROUND: A nurse-led critical care outreach service was designed and implemented to identify and treat acutely ill patients in a large tertiary care hospital in Iran. METHODS: A qualitative analysis of data from two focus groups and seven interviews was carried out using conventional content analyses techniques...
May 29, 2017: International Nursing Review
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