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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768074/cancer-treatment-and-end-of-life-care
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Sudha Sinha, Jaskirt Kaur Matharu, Jean Jacob, Gayatri Palat, Eva Brun, Thomas Wiebe, Mikael Segerlantz
AIM: To study to what extent tumor-specific treatment (chemo- or radiotherapy) was given during the last 30 days in life and to examine how many of the patients were referred to a specialized palliative care unit (PCU), at a low-resource governmental hospital in India. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of adult cancer patients deceased between April 1 and May 31 in 2016, and pediatric cancer patients deceased between April 1 and September 30 in 2016 were collected...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762072/healthcare-users-experiences-of-communicating-with-healthcare-professionals-about-children-who-have-life-limiting-conditions-a-qualitative-systematic-review
#2
Stuart Ekberg, Natalie K Bradford, Anthony Herbert, Susan Danby, Patsy Yates
BACKGROUND: Globally, an estimated eight million children could benefit from palliative care each year. Effective communication about children with life-limiting conditions is well recognized as a critical component of high-quality pediatric palliative care. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize existing qualitative research exploring healthcare users' experiences of communicating with healthcare professionals about children with life-limiting conditions. DESIGN: The results of a systematic literature search were screened independently by two reviewers...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751362/low-prevalence-of-palliative-care-and-ethics-consultations-for-children-with-chronic-critical-illness
#3
Renee D Boss, Alison Falck, Naomi Goloff, Nancy Hutton, Alison Miles, Miriam Shapiro, Elliott M Weiss, Pamela K Donohue
Medical advances over the past two decades have increased the numbers of children who survive serious conditions. Mortality from premature birth and genetic syndromes has improved such that more clinicians offer, and more families request, interventions to prolong their child's life. While some interventions promise cure, others result in chronic disease states that require ongoing medical care. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739375/how-do-professionals-assess-the-quality-of-life-of-children-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-palliative-care-and-what-are-their-recommendations-for-improvement
#4
Josianne Avoine-Blondin, Véronique Parent, Léonor Fasse, Clémentine Lopez, Nago Humbert, Michel Duval, Serge Sultan
BACKGROUND: It is known that information regarding the quality of life of a patient is central to pediatric palliative care. This information allows professionals to adapt the care and support provided to children and their families. Previous studies have documented the major areas to be investigated in order to assess the quality of life, although it is not yet known what operational criteria or piece of information should be used in the context of pediatric palliative care. The present study aims to: 1) Identify signs of quality of life and evaluation methods currently used by professionals to assess the quality of life of children with cancer receiving palliative care...
May 8, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733235/pharmacological-management-of-symptoms-in-children-with-life-limiting-conditions-at-the-end-of-life-in-the-asia-pacific
#5
Lee Ai Chong, Poh Heng Chong, Joyce Chee
BACKGROUND: The provision of pediatric palliative care in Asia Pacific varies between countries and availability of essential medications for symptoms at the end of life in this region is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine medications available and used in the management of six symptoms at the end of life among pediatric palliative care practitioners in Asia Pacific. To identify alternative pharmacological strategies for these six symptoms if the oral route was no longer possible and injections are refused...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729653/pain-management-in-the-pediatric-palliative-care-population
#6
Rene Thomas, Marcia Phillips, Rebekah J Hamilton
PURPOSE: The purpose of this integrative review was to identify, review, synthesize, and analyze the current literature related to pain management in the pediatric palliative care population from infancy through adolescence. METHODS: The literature was searched for the terms palliative, pediatric, and pain in PubMed, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied HeALTH LITERATUre (CINAHL) Complete, and Google Scholar. The search was limited to papers in English that had been published from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2016...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728467/predictors-of-location-of-death-for-children-with-cancer-enrolled-on-a-palliative-care-service
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Erica C Kaye, Samantha DeMarsh, Courtney A Gushue, Jonathan Jerkins, April Sykes, Zhaohua Lu, Jennifer M Snaman, Lindsay J Blazin, Liza-Marie Johnson, Deena R Levine, R Ray Morrison, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: In the U.S., more children die from cancer than from any other disease, and more than one third die in the hospital setting. These data have been replicated even in subpopulations of children with cancer enrolled on a palliative care service. Children with cancer who die in high-acuity inpatient settings often experience suffering at the end of life, with increased psychosocial morbidities seen in their bereaved parents. Strategies to preemptively identify children with cancer who are more likely to die in high-acuity inpatient settings have not been explored...
May 4, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727261/virtual-telemedicine-visits-in-pediatric-home-parenteral-nutrition-patients-a-quality-improvement-initiative
#8
Bram P Raphael, Caitlin Schumann, Sara Garrity-Gentille, Jennifer McClelland, Carolyn Rosa, Christina Tascione, Mary Gallotto, Melissa Takvorian-Bené, Alexandra N Carey, Patrick McCarthy, Christopher Duggan, Al Ozonoff
BACKGROUND: Despite being less costly than prolonged hospitalization, home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is associated with high rates of post-discharge complications, including frequent readmissions and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). Telemedicine has been associated with improved outcomes and reduced healthcare utilization in other high-risk populations, but no studies to date have supported effectiveness of telemedicine in pediatric HPN. METHODS: We prospectively collected data on pediatric patients managed at a single HPN program who participated in postdischarge telemedicine visits from March 1, 2014 to March 30, 2016...
May 4, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720536/benefits-of-early-referral-to-pediatric-palliative-care-for-a-child-with-a-rare-disease
#9
Christina Vadeboncoeur, Mindy McHardy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713625/development-and-implementation-of-a-pediatric-palliative-care-program-in-a-developing-country
#10
Megan Doherty, Chloé Thabet
Background: Palliative care is recognized as an important component of care for children with cancer and other life-limiting conditions. In resource limited settings, palliative care is a key component of care for children with cancer and other life-limiting conditions. Globally, 98% of children who need palliative care live in low- or middle-income countries, where there are very few palliative care services available. There is limited evidence describing the practical considerations for the development and implementation of sustainable and cost-effective palliative care services in developing countries...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707528/changes-in-near-infrared-spectroscopy-after-congenital-cyanotic-heart-surgery
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Judith Ju-Ming Wong, Ching Kit Chen, Rajesh Babu Moorakonda, Olivia Wijeweera, Tracy Yi Shuen Tan, Masakazu Nakao, John Carson Allen, Tsee Foong Loh, Jan Hau Lee
Background: Since oxygen saturation from pulse oximetry (SpO2 ) and partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2 ) are observed to improve immediately after surgical correction of cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD), we postulate that cerebral (CrO2 ) and somatic (SrO2 ) oximetry also improves immediately post-correction. We aim to prospectively examine CrO2 and SrO2 , before, during, and after surgical correction as well as on hospital discharge in children with cyanotic CHD to determine if and when these variables increase...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707152/advance-care-planning-and-outcome-in-pediatric-palliative-home-care
#12
Jessica I Hoell, Hannah L Weber, Stefan Balzer, Mareike Danneberg, Gabriele Gagnon, Laura Trocan, Arndt Borkhardt, Gisela Janßen, Michaela Kuhlen
Pediatric advance care planning seeks to ensure end-of-life care conforming to the patients/their families' preferences. To expand our knowledge of advance care planning and "medical orders for life-sustaining treatment" (MOLST) in pediatric palliative home care, we determined the number of patients with MOLST, compared MOLST between the four "Together for Short Lives" (TfSL) groups and analyzed, whether there was a relationship between the content of the MOLST and the patients' places of death...
April 3, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701661/from-inpatient-to-clinic-to-home-to-hospice-and-back-using-the-pop-up-pediatric-palliative-model-of-care
#13
Martha F Mherekumombe
Children and young people with life-limiting illnesses who need palliative care often have complex diverse medical conditions that may involve multiple hospital presentations, medical admissions, care, or transfer to other medical care facilities. In order to provide patients with holistic care in any location, palliative care clinicians need to carefully consider the ways to maintain continuity of care which enhances the child's quality of life. An emerging model of care known as "Pop Up" describes the approaches to supporting children and young people in any facility...
April 26, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671836/children-s-experience-of-symptoms-narratives-through-words-and-images
#14
REVIEW
Barbara M Sourkes
Children who live with a complex chronic or life-threatening illness face extraordinary challenges. Whether they are receiving disease-oriented treatment (aimed at potential cure or prolongation of life) or palliative treatment-or both concurrently-our challenge is to enhance their comfort and minimize their distress. Symptom management is thus a critical component of pediatric palliative care. Symptoms may be either physical or psychological in nature (or a confluence of both) and their effective management has a direct impact on the child's quality of life...
April 19, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668027/heart-transplant-in-children-what-a-primary-care-provider-needs-to-know
#15
Swati Sehgal, Emily Shea, Lauren Kelm, Deepak Kamat
Heart transplantation is offered to children with heart failure that is not amenable to medical or surgical therapy. Indications for heart transplant include unrepairable congenital heart disease, failed palliation of congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathies. There has been tremendous progress in this field since the first heart transplant was performed in 1967. Each year, approximately 500 pediatric heart transplants take place worldwide. Pediatric heart transplant survivors are living longer with their initial transplant...
April 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656703/the-ethics-of-concurrent-care-for-children-a-social-justice-perspective
#16
Kim Mooney-Doyle, Jessica Keim-Malpass, Lisa C Lindley
Recent estimates indicate that over 40,000 children die annually in the United States and a majority have life-limiting conditions. Children at end of life require extensive healthcare resources, including multiple hospital readmissions and emergency room visits. Yet, many children still suffer from symptoms at end of life-including fatigue, pain, dyspnea, and anxiety-with less than 10% of these children utilizing hospice care services. A critical barrier to pediatric hospice use was the original federal regulations associated with the hospice care that required a diagnosis of 6 months to live and the discontinuation of all curative treatments...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649402/end-of-life-treatments-in-pediatric-patients-at-a-government-tertiary-cancer-center-in-india
#17
Jean Jacob, Jaskirt K Matharu, Gayatri Palat, Sudha Sinha, Eva Brun, Thomas Wiebe, Mikael Segerlantz
AIM: The primary objective of this study was to describe demographics and end-of-life treatments of children with cancer at a government tertiary cancer center in India. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of medical charts of all children younger than 18 years, who died as inpatients while undergoing treatment at the pediatric oncology department between April and September 2016. Data were collected on demographics, diagnosis, treatments, survival, palliative care involvement, and symptoms at end of life...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627863/the-codesign-of-an-interdisciplinary-team-based-intervention-regarding-initiating-palliative-care-in-pediatric-oncology
#18
Douglas L Hill, Jennifer K Walter, Jessica A Casas, Concetta DiDomenico, Julia E Szymczak, Chris Feudtner
PURPOSE: Children with advanced cancer are often not referred to palliative or hospice care before they die or are only referred close to the child's death. The goals of the current project were to learn about pediatric oncology team members' perspectives on palliative care, to collaborate with team members to modify and tailor three separate interdisciplinary team-based interventions regarding initiating palliative care, and to assess the feasibility of this collaborative approach. METHODS: We used a modified version of experience-based codesign (EBCD) involving members of the pediatric palliative care team and three interdisciplinary pediatric oncology teams (Bone Marrow Transplant, Neuro-Oncology, and Solid Tumor) to review and tailor materials for three team-based interventions...
April 7, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621556/from-fear-to-confidence-changing-providers-attitudes-about-pediatric-palliative-and-hospice-care
#19
Tamara Vesel, Christiana Beveridge
CONTEXT: Children have limited access to hospice care: few existing hospice programs have dedicated pediatric teams, and adult hospice providers feel inadequately trained to care for children. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to increase access to pediatric hospice care by empowering adult hospice providers to care for children through a comprehensive education program. Education empowers providers by changing their attitudes from inadequacy to confidence. METHODS: The authors developed a two-day education program to train interdisciplinary teams of adult hospice providers in pediatric care...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620556/parent-perspectives-of-receiving-early-information-about-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-options-from-their-child-s-pediatric-providers
#20
Verna L Hendricks-Ferguson, Joan E Haase
BACKGROUND: Parents of children diagnosed with cancer may experience decision regret about cancer treatment decisions and dissatisfaction with the perceived clarity in information received from their child's providers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe parental perspectives about receiving an early palliative care and end-of-life (PC/EOL) communication intervention titled "Communication Plan: Early through End of Life Intervention" (COMPLETE) from an interprofessional team of physician and registered nurse providers...
April 3, 2018: Cancer Nursing
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