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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323617/differential-effects-of-early-palliative-care-based-on-the-age-and-sex-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryan D Nipp, Areej El-Jawahri, Lara Traeger, Jamie M Jacobs, Emily R Gallagher, Elyse R Park, Vicki A Jackson, William F Pirl, Jennifer S Temel, Joseph A Greer
BACKGROUND: Early palliative care interventions enhance patient outcomes, including quality of life, mood, and coping, but it remains unclear whether certain subgroups of patients are more likely to benefit from early palliative care. We explored whether age and sex moderate the improved outcomes seen with early palliative care. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial of 350 patients with advanced lung and non-colorectal gastrointestinal cancer...
January 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319742/risk-prediction-and-impaired-tactile-sensory-perception-among-cancer-patients-during-chemotherapy
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Ana Carolina Lima Ramos Cardoso, Diego Dias de Araújo, Tânia Couto Machado Chianca
OBJECTIVES: to estimate the prevalence of impaired tactile sensory perception, identify risk factors, and establish a risk prediction model among adult patients receiving antineoplastic chemotherapy. METHOD: historical cohort study based on information obtained from the medical files of 127 patients cared for in the cancer unit of a private hospital in a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Data were analyzed using descriptive and bivariate statistics, with survival and multivariate analysis by Cox regression...
January 8, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307207/the-role-of-clinical-hypnosis-and-self-hypnosis-to-relief-pain-and-anxiety-in-severe-chronic-diseases-in-palliative-care-a-2-year-long-term-follow-up-of-treatment-in-a-nonrandomized-clinical-trial
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Maria Paola Brugnoli, Giancarlo Pesce, Emanuela Pasin, Maria Francesca Basile, Stefano Tamburin, Enrico Polati
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe chronic diseases and advanced cancer receiving palliative care, have a complex range of pain and anxiety that can arise early in the course of illness. We studied two groups of patients with severe chronic diseases who participated in a nonrandomized clinical trial of early integration of clinical hypnosis in palliative care versus standard pharmacological care. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate whether a long-term intervention of 2 years with clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis as an adjuvant therapy in chronic pain and anxiety, is more effective than pharmacological therapy alone...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303840/palliative-care-during-and-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Sandra A Mitchell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to synthesize recent literature regarding the provision of palliative care to patients during and following allogeneic HSCT, highlighting factors, which mediate impairments in health-related quality of life in this patient population, and the intervention approaches and models of care delivery that clinicians can consider to address unmet needs for palliative care and to strengthen patient and family resiliency. RECENT FINDINGS: Provision of palliative care simultaneous with the delivery of treatment directed at the underlying malignancy has emerged as a recommended practice for patients with advanced cancer and high-symptom burden, and a recent randomized trial demonstrates the effectiveness of early palliative care in reducing some of the symptom burden and mood disturbances associated with HSCT...
January 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209422/the-potential-of-palliative-care-for-patients-with-respiratory-diseases
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Georgia L Narsavage, Yea-Jyh Chen, Bettina Korn, Ronit Elk
Based on the demonstrated effectiveness of palliative care in the alleviation of symptoms and enhancement of life quality, it is important to incorporate palliative care early in the respiratory disease trajectory. Quality palliative care addresses eight domains that are all patient and family centred. Palliative care interventions in respiratory conditions include management of symptoms such as dyspnoea, cough, haemoptysis, sputum production, fatigue and respiratory secretion management, especially as the end-of-life nears...
December 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200118/palliative-care-end-of-life-care-and-advance-care-planning-in-neuro-oncology
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Tobias Walbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite new therapeutic approaches, most patients with high-grade glioma face limited overall survival and have a high symptom burden throughout their disease trajectory, especially in the end-of-life phase. This article provides an overview of the role of palliative care in neuro-oncology. Management recommendations are made for neurologic symptoms in patients with advanced brain tumors, including headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Special attention is given to how and when to involve subspecialty palliative care and hospice services to improve symptom management during active tumor treatment and in the end-of-life phase of patients with brain tumors...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189353/pediatric-palliative-oncology-the-state-of-the-science-and-art-of-caring-for-children-with-cancer
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Jennifer M Snaman, Erica C Kaye, Justin N Baker, Joanne Wolfe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric palliative oncology (PPO) is an emerging field that integrates the principles of palliative care early into the illness trajectory of children with cancer. PPO providers work with interdisciplinary clinicians to provide optimal medical and psychosocial care to children with cancer and their families. Ongoing advances in the field of pediatric oncology, including new treatment options for progressive cancers, necessitate the early integration of palliative care tenets including holistic care, high-quality communication, and assessment and management of refractory symptoms...
November 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179954/universal-health-coverage-and-intersectoral-action-for-health-key-messages-from-disease-control-priorities-3rd-edition
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Dean T Jamison, Ala Alwan, Charles N Mock, Rachel Nugent, David Watkins, Olusoji Adeyi, Shuchi Anand, Rifat Atun, Stefano Bertozzi, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Agnes Binagwaho, Robert Black, Mark Blecher, Barry R Bloom, Elizabeth Brouwer, Donald A P Bundy, Dan Chisholm, Alarcos Cieza, Mark Cullen, Kristen Danforth, Nilanthi de Silva, Haile T Debas, Peter Donkor, Tarun Dua, Kenneth A Fleming, Mark Gallivan, Patricia J Garcia, Atul Gawande, Thomas Gaziano, Hellen Gelband, Roger Glass, Amanda Glassman, Glenda Gray, Demissie Habte, King K Holmes, Susan Horton, Guy Hutton, Prabhat Jha, Felicia M Knaul, Olive Kobusingye, Eric L Krakauer, Margaret E Kruk, Peter Lachmann, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Carol Levin, Lai Meng Looi, Nita Madhav, Adel Mahmoud, Jean Claude Mbanya, Anthony Measham, María Elena Medina-Mora, Carol Medlin, Anne Mills, Jody-Anne Mills, Jaime Montoya, Ole Norheim, Zachary Olson, Folashade Omokhodion, Ben Oppenheim, Toby Ord, Vikram Patel, George C Patton, John Peabody, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Jinyuan Qi, Teri Reynolds, Sevket Ruacan, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Jaime Sepúlveda, Richard Skolnik, Kirk R Smith, Marleen Temmerman, Stephen Tollman, Stéphane Verguet, Damian G Walker, Neff Walker, Yangfeng Wu, Kun Zhao
The World Bank is publishing nine volumes of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition (DCP3) between 2015 and 2018. Volume 9, Improving Health and Reducing Poverty, summarises the main messages from all the volumes and contains cross-cutting analyses. This Review draws on all nine volumes to convey conclusions. The analysis in DCP3 is built around 21 essential packages that were developed in the nine volumes. Each essential package addresses the concerns of a major professional community (eg, child health or surgery) and contains a mix of intersectoral policies and health-sector interventions...
November 24, 2017: Lancet
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/29145584/critical-lessons-from-high-value-oncology-practices
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Douglas W Blayney, Melora K Simon, Beatrice Podtschaske, Scott Ramsey, Margaret Shyu, Craig Lindquist, Arnold Milstein
Importance: Cancer care is expensive. Cancer care provided by practice organizations varies in total spending incurred by patients and payers during treatment episodes and in quality of care, and this unnecessary variation contributes to the high cost. Objective: To use the variation in total spending and quality of care to assess oncology practice attributes distinguishing "high value" that may be tested and adopted by others to produce similar results. Design, Setting, and Participants: "Positive deviance" was used in this exploratory mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) analysis of interview results...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144172/disruptions-in-sleep-wake-cycles-in-community-dwelling-cancer-patients-receiving-palliative-care-and-their-correlates
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Marie Solange Bernatchez, Josée Savard, Hans Ivers
Significant disruptions in sleep-wake cycles have been found in advanced cancer patients in prior research. However, much remains to be known about specific sleep-wake cycle variables that are impaired in patients with a significantly altered performance status. More studies are also needed to explore the extent to which disrupted sleep-wake cycles are related to physical and psychological symptoms, time to death, maladaptive sleep behaviors, quality of life and 24-h light exposure. This study conducted in palliative cancer patients was aimed at characterizing patients' sleep-wake cycles using various circadian parameters (i...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140772/role-of-patient-coping-strategies-in-understanding-the-effects-of-early-palliative-care-on-quality-of-life-and-mood
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Joseph A Greer, Jamie M Jacobs, Areej El-Jawahri, Ryan D Nipp, Emily R Gallagher, William F Pirl, Elyse R Park, Alona Muzikansky, Juliet C Jacobsen, Vicki A Jackson, Jennifer S Temel
Purpose The early integration of oncology and palliative care (EIPC) improves quality of life (QOL) and mood for patients with advanced cancer. However, the mechanisms by which EIPC benefits these outcomes remain unclear. We therefore examined whether EIPC improved patients' coping strategies and if changes in coping accounted for intervention effects on QOL and depressive symptoms. Patients and Methods For this secondary analysis of an EIPC trial, we examined data from 350 patients with newly diagnosed incurable lung or GI cancer...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130418/caregiver-quality-of-life-in-advanced-cancer-qualitative-results-from-a-trial-of-early-palliative-care
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Julie McDonald, Nadia Swami, Ashley Pope, Sarah Hales, Rinat Nissim, Gary Rodin, Breffni Hannon, Camilla Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: Early involvement of palliative care improves patient quality of life; however, quantitative studies have not yet demonstrated a similar effect for caregivers, for whom the construct of quality of life is less well developed. AIM: To conceptualise quality of life of caregivers from their own perspective and to explore differences in themes between those who did or did not receive an early palliative care intervention. DESIGN: Qualitative grounded theory study...
January 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121789/a-descriptive-analysis-of-end-of-life-conversations-with-long-term-glioblastoma-survivors
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Stephen P Miranda, Rachelle E Bernacki, Joanna M Paladino, Andrew D Norden, Jane E Kavanagh, Marissa C Palmor, Susan D Block
BACKGROUND: Early, high-quality serious illness (SI) conversations are critical for patients with glioblastoma (GBM) but are often mistimed or mishandled. OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence, timing, and quality of documented SI conversations and evaluate their focus on patient goals/priorities. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-three patients with GBM enrolled in the control group of a randomized controlled trial of a communication intervention and were followed for 2 years or until death...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081717/designing-and-testing-an-end-of-life-discussion-intervention-for-african-american-patients-with-heart-failure-and-their-families
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Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, Carol E Smith, Marilyn Werkowitch, Noreen Thompson, Maria Fox, Karin Porter Williamson, Lori Olson
There is an escalating prevalence of heart failure (HF) with high mortality. Compared with other races, African Americans face a higher incidence of HF at earlier age of onset, with more rapid progression, and with increased family care burden and greater care costs and disparity in health care services at the end of life (EOL). Concomitant out-of-pocket HF costs and care demands indicate the need for early discussion of palliative and EOL care needs. We therefore developed and pilot tested a culturally sensitive intervention specific to the needs of African American HF patients and their families at the EOL...
December 2016: Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing: JHPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048177/the-role-of-a-palliative-care-intervention-in-moderating-the-relationship-between-depression-and-survival-among-individuals-with-advanced-cancer
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Anna T Prescott, Jay G Hull, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Tor D Tosteson, Kathleen Doyle Lyons, Zhigang Li, Zhongze Li, Konstantin H Dragnev, Mark T Hegel, Karen E Steinhauser, Tim A Ahles, Marie A Bakitas
OBJECTIVE: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of early palliative care interventions in advanced cancer have positively impacted patient survival, yet the mechanisms remain unknown. This secondary analysis of 2 RCTs assessed whether an early palliative care intervention moderates the relationship between depressive symptoms and survival. METHOD: The relationships among mood, survival, and early palliative care intervention were studied among 529 advanced cancer patients who participated in 2 RCTs...
October 19, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037271/trajectories-of-caregiver-burden-in-families-of-adult-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Ann Wojtaszczyk, Myra Glajchen, Russell K Portenoy, Maria Berdella, Patricia Walker, Malcolm Barrett, Jack Chen, Amy Plachta, Julie Balzano, Ashley Fresenius, Kenya Wilder, Elinor Langfelder-Schwind, Lara Dhingra
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the experience of family caregivers of adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). This information is important for the identification of caregivers at risk for burden. METHODS: This was a longitudinal analysis of survey data obtained from caregivers of adult CF patients participating in an early intervention palliative care trial. Caregivers completed the validated Brief Assessment Scale for Caregivers (BASC) repeatedly over a 28-month period...
October 17, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030206/the-impact-of-supporting-family-caregivers-pre-bereavement-on-outcomes-post-bereavement-adequacy-of-end-of-life-support-and-achievement-of-preferred-place-of-death
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Samar M Aoun, Gail Ewing, Gunn Grande, Chris Toye, Natasha Bear
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the extent to which using the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) intervention during the caregiving period has affected bereaved family caregivers' perceptions of adequacy of support, their grief and wellbeing and achievement of their preferred place of death. METHOD: All family caregivers who participated in a stepped wedge cluster trial of the CSNAT intervention in Western Australia (2012-14) and completed the pre-bereavement study (n=322) were invited to take part in a caregiver survey by telephone 4-6 months post-bereavement (2015)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993099/recognising-older-frail-patients-near-the-end-of-life-what-next
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Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Ebony Lewis, Sanjay Suman, Cilla Haywood, Marcella Williams, Audrey-Anne Brousseau, Sally Greenaway, Ken Hillman, Elsa Dent
Frailty is a state of vulnerability resulting from cumulative decline in many physiological systems during a lifetime. It is progressive and considered largely irreversible, but its progression may be controlled and can be slowed down and its precursor -pre-frailty- can be treated with multidisciplinary intervention. The aim of this narrative review is to provide an overview of the different ways of measuring frailty in community settings, hospital, emergency, general practice and residential aged care; suggest occupational groups who can assess frailty in various services; discuss the feasibility of comprehensive geriatric assessments; and summarise current evidence of its management guidelines...
October 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984676/advances-in-understanding-and-management-of-lymphoedema-cancer-primary
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Vaughan Keeley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite being neglected both clinically and in research in the past, primary lymphoedema, and lymphoedema secondary to cancer treatment have been the subject of an increasing number of studies in recent years. This review will focus on new developments relevant to clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: The main themes covered by the review include the incidence and prevalence of lymphoedema, early detection and intervention in cancer-related lymphoedema, risk reduction for the development of cancer-related lymphoedema, surgical treatment, palliative care for lymphoedema in advanced cancer and developments in the genetics of primary lymphoedema...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
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