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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/28219303/extra-articular-diffuse-type-tenosynovial-giant-cell-tumor-with-benign-histological-features-resulting-in-fatal-pulmonary-metastases
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Toshihisa Osanai, Hiroaki Suzuki, Hiroaki Hiraga, Tamotsu Soma, Takayuki Nojima
Diffuse-type tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TS-GCT) is categorized as a locally aggressive but non-metastasizing neoplasm according to the WHO classification. Herein, we report an extremely rare case of a 41-year-old woman who developed multiple metastases from diffuse TS-GCT with benign histological features. The patient complained of a painful buttock mass and imaging studies revealed a soft tissue tumor of the buttock and multiple pulmonary nodules. The buttock tumor was excised and the final diagnosis was extra-articular diffuse-type TS-GCT...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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/28215946/reliability-and-utility-of-the-surprise-question-in-ckd-stages-4-to-5
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Andrei D Javier, Rocio Figueroa, Edward D Siew, Huzaifah Salat, Jennifer Morse, Thomas G Stewart, Rakesh Malhotra, Manisha Jhamb, Jane O Schell, Cesar Y Cardona, Cathy A Maxwell, T Alp Ikizler, Khaled Abdel-Kader
BACKGROUND: Prognostic uncertainty is one barrier to engaging in goals-of-care discussions in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The surprise question ("Would you be surprised if this patient died in the next 12 months?") is a tool to assist in prognostication. However, it has not been studied in non-dialysis-dependent CKD and its reliability is unknown. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 388 patients at least 60 years of age with non-dialysis-dependent CKD stages 4 to 5 who were seen at an outpatient nephrology clinic...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210847/ethical-considerations-in-the-long-term-ventricular-assist-device-patient
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REVIEW
Amanda Cai, Howard J Eisen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the heart failure population continues to age, the need for definitive therapies such as ventricular assist devices (VADs) to extend life and alleviate suffering from end-stage disease directly increases. The goal of this article is to examine the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice within the context of long-term VAD patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Survival rates in VAD-implanted patients have improved in parallel with modernization of device design and surgical technique, reaching that of cardiac transplantation at 1 year post-procedure...
February 16, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210568/clozapine-induced-hypersensitivity-myocarditis-presenting-as-sudden-cardiac-death
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Natraj Katta, Sudarshan Balla, Kul Aggarwal
Hypersensitivity myocarditis is a rare but serious adverse effect of clozapine, a commonly used psychiatric drug. We report the case of sudden cardiac death from clozapine-induced hypersensitivity myocarditis diagnosed at autopsy. A 54-year-old Caucasian male on clozapine therapy for bipolar disorder presented with a sudden onset of shortness of breath. Laboratory studies were significant for elevated N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide. During his hospital stay, the patient died of sudden cardiac arrest from ventricular tachycardia...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210521/the-right-to-die-in-chronic-disorders-of-consciousness-can-we-avoid-the-slippery-slope-argument
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REVIEW
Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Rosaria De Luca, Margherita Russo, Lory Caccamo, Alfredo Manuli, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti
Managing individuals with chronic disorders of consciousness raises ethical questions about the appropriateness of maintaining life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life decisions for those who are unable to make decisions for themselves. For many years, the positions fostering the "sanctity" of human life (i.e., life is inviolable in any case) have led to maintaining life-sustaining treatments (including artificial nutrition and hydration) in patients with disorders of consciousness, allowing them to live for as long as possible...
November 2016: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197047/dynamic-changes-of-plasma-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-predicted-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Azrina Md Ralib, Suhaila Nanyan, Mohd Basri Mat Nor
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: About 50% of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit have systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and about 10%-20% of them died. Early risk stratification is important to reduce mortality. Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is increased by inflammation and infection. Its ability to predict mortality in SIRS patients is of interest. We evaluated the ability of serial measurement of NGAL for the prediction of mortality in critically ill patients with SIRS...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194477/maximizing-first-pass-complete-reperfusion-with-save
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Volker Maus, Daniel Behme, Christoph Kabbasch, Jan Borggrefe, Ioannis Tsogkas, Omid Nikoubashman, Martin Wiesmann, Michael Knauth, Anastasios Mpotsaris, Marios Nikos Psychogios
BACKGROUND: Endovascular techniques for treatment of large vessel occlusions (LVO) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) have advanced in recent years. We report a multicenter experience using a combined aspiration and stent retriever technique for mechanical thrombectomy (MT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 32 consecutive MT patients using a novel, combined approach of Stent retriever Assisted Vacuum-locked Extraction (SAVE) by 3 operators at 3 stroke centers...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193286/tropical-diabetic-hand-syndrome-a-case-report
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Eugene Vernyuy Yeika, Jacques Cabral Tchoumi Tantchou, Joyce Bei Foryoung, Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Derrick Tembi Efie, Siméon Pierre Choukem
BACKGROUND: Tropical diabetic hand syndrome describes a complex hand sepsis affecting patients with diabetes across the tropics and often results from a trivial hand trauma. The clinical presentation of this syndrome is variable and ranges from localised swelling and cellulitis, with or without ulceration of the hand to progressive fulminant hand sepsis, and gangrene affecting the entire limb which may be fatal. Tropical diabetic hand syndrome could lead to permanent disability and death as a result of delay in presentation, late diagnosis and late medical and surgical intervention...
February 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181371/comparative-economic-evaluation-of-home-based-and-hospital-based-palliative-care-for-terminal-cancer-patients
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Koki Kato, Haruhisa Fukuda
AIM: To quantify the difference between adjusted costs for home-based palliative care and hospital-based palliative care in terminally ill cancer patients. METHODS: We carried out a case-control study of home-care patients (cases) who had died at home between January 2009 and December 2013, and hospital-care patients (controls) who had died at a hospital between April 2008 and December 2013. Data on patient characteristics were obtained from insurance claims data and medical records...
February 8, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178386/evaluating-a-dignity-care-intervention-for-palliative-care-in-the-community-setting-community-nurses-perspectives
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Sonja McIlfatrick, Michael Connolly, Rita Collins, Tara Murphy, Bridget Johnston, Philip Larkin
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a Dignity Care Intervention (DCI) provided by community nurses seeking to address dignity concerns for people with advanced and life limiting conditions BACKGROUND: Evidence would suggest that dying people fear a loss of dignity and a central focus of palliative care is to assist people to die with dignity. Whilst community nurses have a key role to play in the delivery of palliative care, specific interventions for dignity are lacking. DESIGN: A mixed methods study using online survey and focus group interviews and thematic analysis to examine data...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177954/global-immunizations-health-promotion-and-disease-prevention-worldwide
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Janelle L B Macintosh, Lacey M Eden, Karlen E Luthy, Aimee E Schouten
BACKGROUND: Immunizations are one of the most important health interventions of the 20th century, yet people in many areas of the world do not receive adequate immunizations. Approximately 3 million people worldwide die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases; about half of these deaths are young children and infants. Global travel is more common; diseases that were once localized now can be found in communities around the world. PROBLEM: Multiple barriers to immunizations have been identified...
February 7, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172990/nicklinson-and-lamb-v-united-kingdom-strasbourg-fails-to-assist-on-assisted-dying-in-the-uk
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Elizabeth Wicks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Medical Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162932/multicenter-evaluation-of-a-national-organ-sharing-policy-for-highly-sensitized-patients-listed-for-heart-transplantation-in-canada
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Brian Clarke, Anique Ducharme, Nadia Giannetti, Daniel Kim, Michael McDonald, Peter Pflugfelder, Miroslaw Rajda, Mario Sénéchal, Ellie Stadnick, Mustafa Toma, Shelley Zieroth, Debra Isaac
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of sensitized recipients has been associated with increased risk of post-transplant complications. In 2010, the Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network (CCTN) created a unique status listing for highly sensitized heart transplant candidates. Status 4S listing requires calculated panel-reactive antibody (cPRA) level >80% as the sole listing criteria and enables geographic expansion of the donor pool by providing national access. In this study, we describe patient characteristics and outcomes of those transplanted as Status 4S in Canada...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160976/global-outcome-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Timothy J Fendler, Michael E Nassif, Kevin F Kennedy, Susan M Joseph, Scott C Silvestry, Gregory A Ewald, Shane J LaRue, Justin M Vader, John A Spertus, Suzanne V Arnold
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) improve survival and quality of life (QOL) for most, but not all, patients with advanced heart failure. We described a broader definition of poor outcomes after LVAD, using a novel composite of death, QOL, and other major adverse events. We evaluated the frequency of poor global outcome at 1 year after LVAD among 164 patients (86% Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support profile 1 to 2; shock or declining despite inotropes) at a high-volume center...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156562/addressing-resource-allocation-for-advance-care-planning-discussions-in-hospital
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: 16 Background: Advance care planning (ACP) is fundamental in quality palliative care. There is no data detailing the demand for ACP discussions in hospitals, nor any standard objective criteria to decide urgency of such discussions. This cross-sectional study addresses this by comparing the ability of two commonly used instruments to detect palliative patients, and to predict death in the current admission. METHODS: All inpatients were censored from the largest tertiary hospital in the state on a single inpatient day...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156508/development-and-validation-of-the-clinician-palliative-perception-scale-cpps
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: 179 Background: Worldwide healthcare systems identify a need to provide better evidence based service models for palliative care. There is little data and no standard tool that informs clinicians' perceptions on palliative care to identify areas for service improvement and education. We aimed to develop and validate a tool to determine perceptions of hospital staff on palliative care provision, self confidence in providing palliative care, and predictors and barriers to requesting assistance...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152168/life-space-mobility-change-predicts-6-month-mortality
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Richard E Kennedy, Patricia Sawyer, Courtney P Williams, Alexander X Lo, Christine S Ritchie, David L Roth, Richard M Allman, Cynthia J Brown
OBJECTIVES: To examine 6-month change in life-space mobility as a predictor of subsequent 6-month mortality in community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Community-dwelling older adults from five Alabama counties in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Study of Aging. PARTICIPANTS: A random sample of 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries, stratified according to sex, race, and rural or urban residence, recruited between November 1999 and February 2001, followed by a telephone interview every 6 months for the subsequent 8...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150293/erectile-dysfunction-as-a-predictor-of-2-year-prognosis-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Svetlana Apostolovic, Dragana Stanojevic, Ruzica Jankovic-Tomasevic, Sonja Salinger-Martinovic, Tomislav Kostic, Zoran Perisic
BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a predictor or marker of coronary artery disease in patients at high risk of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of ED in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and after 2 years of follow-up, and to determine the association between ED and the concentrations of the markers of inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress which were measured on the third day after hospital admission...
February 2, 2017: Cardiology Journal
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