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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319022/thoracoscopic-oesophagectomy-for-end-stage-achalasia
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Vaibhav Kumar Varshney, Subhash Chandra Soni, Manju Kumari, Pawan Kumar Garg, Ashok Puranik
Achalasia cardia is an oesophageal motility disorder characterised by aperistalsis and failure of relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter. The management is predominantly palliative with focus on addressing the sphincter that involves either pneumatic dilatation or Heller myotomy which relieves dysphagia in the majority of the cases. End-stage achalasia (ESA) is characterised by failed myotomy, massively dilated and tortuous oesophagus with nutritional deterioration due to progressive dysphagia and vomiting...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305245/home-parenteral-nutrition-increases-fat-free-mass-in-patients-with-incurable-gastrointestinal-cancer-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sine Roelsgaard Obling, Benedicte Vibjerg Wilson, Per Pfeiffer, Jens Kjeldsen
OBJECTIVE: Preventing loss of muscle mass and function is an enduring challenge in malnourished patients with incurable cancer. The benefit of supplemental home parenteral nutrition has not been firmly established. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of supplemental home parenteral nutrition, the primary endpoint being fat free mass (FFM) and secondary: muscle function, quality of life and overall survival. DESIGN AND METHODS: In a single centre open-label randomised controlled trial, patients with incurable gastrointestinal cancer, nutritionally at risk, were randomly assigned to either; a) best practice nutritional care and dietetic counselling (non-sHPN) or b) dietetic counselling and supplemental home parenteral nutrition (sHPN group)...
December 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280669/-home-and-ambulatory-artificial-nutrition-nadya-group-report-home-parenteral-nutrition-in-spain-2016
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Carmina Wanden-Berghe Lozano, Nuria Virgili Casas, Esther Ramos Boluda, Cristina Cuerda Compés, José Manuel Moreno Villares, José Luis Pereira Cunill, Carmen Gómez Candela, Rosa Burgos Peláez, Mª Ángeles Penacho Lázaro, Antonio Pérez de la Cruz, Julia Álvarez Hernández, Montserrat Gonzalo Marín, Pilar Matía Martín, Ceferino Martínez Faedo, Eva Ángeles Sánchez Martos, Alejandro Sanz Paris, Cristina Campos Martín, Tomás Martín Folgueras, M Ángela Martín Palmero, María de Los Ángeles Martín Fontalba, Luis Miguel Luengo Pérez, Ana Zugasti Murillo, María José Martínez Ramírez, Fátima Carabaña Pérez, Cecilia Martínez Costa, Patricia Díaz Guardiola, Cristina Tejera Pérez, Rosa Mª Parés Marimón, José Antonio Irles Rocamora, Carmen Garde Orbaiz, Miguel Ángel Ponce González, María Victoria García Zafra, Rebeca Sánchez Sánchez, Juan Ramón Urgeles Planella, Antxón Apezetxea Celaya, Olga Sánchez-Vilar Burdiel, Clara Joaquín Ortiz, José Pablo Suárez Llanos, Begoña Pintor de la Maza, Pere Leyes García, Mª Carmen Gil Martínez, Silvia Mauri Roca, María José Carrera Santaliestra
OBJECTIVE: To communicate HPN data obtained from the HPN registry of the NADYA-SENPE group (www.nadya-senpe.com) for the year 2016. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive analysis of the data collected from adult and pediatric patients with HPN in the NADYA-SENPE group registry from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016. RESULTS: There were 286 patients from 42 Spanish hospitals (54.2% women), 34 children and 252 adults, with 294 episodes, which represent a prevalence rate of 6...
November 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277806/utility-of-nasogastric-tube-for-medical-and-surgical-oncology-of-gastric-cancer-a-prospective-institutional-study-on-a-new-and-precious-application-of-an-old-and-economic-device
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Edoardo Virgilio, Genoveffa Balducci, Paolo Mercantini, Enrico Giarnieri, Maria Rosaria Giovagnoli, Monica Montagnini, Antonella Proietti, Rosaria D'Urso, Marco Cavallini
BACKGROUND/AIM: Concerning gastric cancer (GC), nasogastric tube (NGT) is routinely employed for peri-operative decompression and palliative enteral nutrition. Additionally, we believe to have found a further application. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2012 and April 2017, 96 GC patients received preoperative nasogastric lavage (GL). All samples were cytologically examined to detect the presence (GL1) or absence (GL0) of malignant cells. Data were analyzed with classificatory, staging and prognostic purpose...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221846/prevailing-ethical-dilemmas-encountered-by-physicians-in-terminal-cancer-care-changed-after-the-enactment-of-the-natural-death-act-fifteen-years-follow-up-survey
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Hsien-Liang Huang, Chien-An Yao, Wen-Yu Hu, Shao-Yi Cheng, Shinn-Jang Huang, Chih-Dao Chen, Wen-Yuan Lin, Yen-Chun Lin, Tai-Yuan Chiu
CONTEXT: Advance directive laws have influences on ethical dilemmas encountered by physicians caring for terminal cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: To identify the prevailing ethical dilemmas among terminal care physicians fifteen years after the Natural Death Act was enacted in Taiwan. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional survey from April 2014 to February 2015 using the clustering sampling method and a well-structured questionnaire. Targeted participants included physicians at oncology and related wards or palliative care units where terminal cancer care may be provided in Taiwan...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191721/changes-in-the-use-of-intensive-and-supportive-procedures-for-patients-with-stroke-in-taiwan-in-the-last-month-of-life-between-2000-and-2010
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Pei-Yi Wang, Yen-Ni Hung, Robert Smith, Chia-Chin Lin
CONTEXT: Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the primary cause of disability worldwide. It is uncertain what care patients with stroke receive in their end of life care and what trends in care are in recent years. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the changes in the use of intensive and supportive procedures received by Taiwanese stroke patients in their last month of life during 2000-2010. METHODS: Analysis of claims data of 55,930 patients with stroke obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database were performed to investigate the changes in the use of intensive and supportive procedures for Taiwanese stroke patients in their last month of life during 2000-2010...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172993/a-soup-service-for-advanced-digestive-cancer-patients-with-severe-anorexia-in-palliative-care
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Hideaki Kawabata, Naoki Kakihara, Yoko Nishitani, Kota Asano, Mariko Nose, Asami Takanashi, Eiichiro Kanda, Masako Nishimura, Eiko Tokunaga, Ayako Matsurugi, Keiko Fujimura, Masanori Nishikawa, Chiaki Taga, Osamu Ikawa, Makiko Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Masuda
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The palliative care team (PCT), nutrition support team (NST), and department of nutrition in our hospital developed a special soup service for patients with terminal cancer. We evaluated the usefulness of this soup service for improving the mood in patients with advanced digestive cancer with severe anorexia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 18 patients with advanced cancer originating in digestive organs who received soup service at our institution between 2015 and 2016...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168937/managing-the-nutritional-needs-of-palliative-care-patients
#8
Teresa Day
The nutritional needs of patients receiving palliative care should be routinely assessed, taking into account disease trajectory and nutrition-related symptoms. The social and emotional aspects of eating and drinking should also be acknowledged; as should the distress that weight loss and anorexia engenders in patients and their families. Practical strategies to optimise nutritional intake are discussed. Open and sensitive communication of patients' needs and wishes is essential, especially when discussing complementary nutrition approaches...
November 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161926/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-neutrophil-platelet-score-and-prognostic-nutritional-index-do-they-have-prognostic-significance-in-metastatic-pancreas-cancer
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Mutlu Dogan, Efnan Algin, Zeynep Tugba Guven, Meltem Baykara, Tugba Fahriye Kos, Oznur Bal, Nurullah Zengin
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of neutrophil-lypmhocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), neutrophil-platelet score (NPS) and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) as proinflammatory markers in metastatic pancreas cancer (MPC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 146 MPC patients followed-up at our center were evaluated retrospectively for clinicopathological characteristics and hematological ratios (NLR, PLR, NPS and PNI). PNI was calculated as [10 x serum albumin (g/dL)] + [0...
November 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156920/supportive-palliative-interventions-in-motor-neurone-disease-what-we-know-from-current-literature
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Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Kwok Ying Chan, Yuen Kwan Judy Chung, Chun Wai Choi, Chun Hung Chan, Shuk Ching Cheng, Wan Hung Chan, Koon Sim Fung, Kar Yin Wong, Oi Man Iman Chan, Ching Wah Man
Although there is no cure for motor neurone disease (MND), the advent of supportive interventions including multidisciplinary care (MDC) has improved treatment interventions and enhanced quality of life (QOL) for MND patients and their carers. Our integrative review showed evidence-based MDC, respiratory management and disease-modifying therapy that have improved the outcomes of patients diagnosed with MND. Supportive approaches to nutritional maintenance and optimization of symptomatic treatments, including management of communication and neuropsychiatric issues, improve the QOL for MND patients...
October 31, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156917/advance-care-planning-for-patients-with-advanced-neurology-diseases
#11
Ka-Chi Cheung, Vikki Wai-Kee Lau, Ka-Chun Un, Man-Sheung Wong, Kwok-Ying Chan
BACKGROUND: Advanced neurology diseases including motor neuron disease (MND) are usually progressive life-limiting illness and could be devastating for patients, families and caregivers. Although medical technologies, such as enteral feeding and non-invasive ventilation, may prolong life expectancy of the patients, their utilization prompts important ethical questions in regard to their quality of life (QoL). Little attention had been paid on how ACP practice would practically help with patients suffering from different neurology diseases...
October 13, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156907/the-palliative-care-needs-for-those-advanced-neurology-patients-on-mechanical-ventilator-support
#12
Tsz Kin Kwok
There are mainly two types of needs for the ventilator users with severe neurological diseases: respiratory related needs include mode of ventilation selection, mode of ventilator prescription, maintaining lung recruitment and good airway clearance; non-respiratory related needs include substantial nursing care, adequate nutrition, accessible communication and psychological support. All these are important to maintain the quality of life of these patients.
September 13, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147877/efficacy-and-safety-of-fully-covered-self-expanding-metal-stents-for-malignant-esophageal-obstruction
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Hoonsub So, Ji Yong Ahn, Seungbong Han, Kyoungwon Jung, Hee Kyong Na, Jeong Hoon Lee, Kee Wook Jeong, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Hwoon-Yong Jung
BACKGROUND: Malignant dysphagia can result in poor nutritional status with severe weight loss. Rapid relief from dysphagia can be achieved with esophageal self-expanding metal stents (SEMSs), a minimally invasive method. In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of SEMSs for malignant dysphagia. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 119 patients with malignant dysphagia underwent esophageal SEMS insertion with endoscopic assistance. Their demographics and clinical outcomes were collected...
November 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140483/integrative-whole-person-oncology-care-in-the-uk
#14
Catherine Zollman, Axel Walther, Helen E Seers, Rachel C Jolliffe, Marie J Polley
The term "whole-person cancer care"-an approach that addresses the needs of the person as well as treating the disease-is more widely understood in the United Kingdom than its synonym "integrative oncology." The National Health Service (NHS) provides free access to care for all, which makes it harder to prioritize NHS funding of whole-person medicine, where interventions may be multimodal and lacking in cost-effectiveness data. Despite this, around 30% of cancer patients are known to use some form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027398/nutritional-status-cachexia-and-anorexia-in-women-with-peritoneal-metastasis-and-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-longitudinal-analysis
#15
Ziad Hilal, Günther A Rezniczek, Robert Klenke, Askin Dogan, Clemens B Tempfer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the nutritional status of women with peritoneal metastasis (PM) from recurrent ovarian, fallopian, or peritoneal cancer and to assess longitudinal variations of the cachexia-anorexia syndrome (CAS) during palliative pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC). METHODS: Nutritional assessment included body mass index (BMI), bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and blood chemistry. CAS presence/absence was recorded before and during repeated cycles (1-11) of PIPAC...
November 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963638/widening-access-developing-an-elearning-resource-for-health-and-social-care-professionals-caring-for-children-and-young-people-with-cancer
#16
Wendy McInally, Maria J Pouso Lista, Natalia McLaren, Diane S Willis
Cancer is a key priority worldwide, and caring for children and young people with cancer requires a range of specific knowledge, skills and experience in order to deliver the complex care regimes both within the hospital or community environment. The aim of this paper is to disseminate work undertaken to design and develop pedagogical practice and innovation through an eLearning resource for health care professionals caring for children and young people with cancer across the globe. The work undertaken evaluated an existing cancer course (which has been withdrawn) that was developed and delivered through the Paediatric Oncology Nurses Forum, Royal College Nursing (Nurse Educators) and Warwick University...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901283/a-systematic-review-of-religious-beliefs-about-major-end-of-life-issues-in-the-five-major-world-religions
#17
Rajshekhar Chakraborty, Areej R El-Jawahri, Mark R Litzow, Karen L Syrjala, Aric D Parnes, Shahrukh K Hashmi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the religious/spiritual beliefs of followers of the five major world religions about frequently encountered medical situations at the end of life (EoL). METHOD: This was a systematic review of observational studies on the religious aspects of commonly encountered EoL situations. The databases used for retrieving studies were: Ovid MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Ovid PsycINFO, Ovid Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus...
October 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872036/decision-making-for-gastrostomy-after-70-years-old-a-prospective-study-about-26-patients
#18
Angéline Mey, Amandine Devun, Marc Roussier, Régis Gonthier, Thomas Celarier
Management of undernutrition is based on young adults analysis. However, enteral nutrition is mainly discussed in the elderly. The aim of this study was to analyse factors related to laying gastrostomy, in geriatrics. A prospective, descriptive study, was conducted in the Loire department, from 2014 to 2016, in geriatric and palliative units. All patients over 70 years who had a theorical indication of gastrostomy were included. Decision-making process was analyzed from data affecting the reflection. Patients were followed for three months...
September 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867969/an-overview-of-achalasia-and-its-subtypes
#19
Dhyanesh A Patel, Brian M Lappas, Michael F Vaezi
Achalasia is one of the most studied esophageal motility disorders. However, the pathophysiology and reasons that patients develop achalasia are still unclear. Patients often present with dysphagia to solids and liquids, regurgitation, and varying degrees of weight loss. There is significant latency prior to diagnosis, which can have nutritional implications. The diagnosis is suspected based on clinical history and confirmed by esophageal high-resolution manometry testing. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is necessary to rule out potential malignancy that can mimic achalasia...
July 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846483/palliative-care-needs-in-an-acute-internal-medicine-ward-in-mexico
#20
Tania Zertuche-Maldonado, Rodrigo Tellez-Villarreal, Antonio Pascual, Salvador B Valdovinos-Chavez, Abel Jesus Barragan-Berlanga, Maria Teresa Sanchez-Avila, Leonardo Bracho-Vela, Adria Tinoco-Aranda, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Palliative care is an evolving but underdeveloped practice in Mexico. OBJECTIVE: The primary end point of this prospective observational study was to identify internal medicine inpatients fulfilling advanced criteria within a second-level hospital. Secondary end points were symptom burden, treatment, resource utilization, and one-year survival. DESIGN AND MEASUREMENTS: The 390-sample size calculation was based on previous studies where 15% of inpatients fulfilled palliative care needs...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
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