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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158912/a-phase-2-quasi-experimental-trial-evaluating-the-feasibility-acceptability-and-potential-effectiveness-of-complex-nursing-intervention-focused-on-qol-assessment-on-advanced-cancer-patients-with-palliative-care-needs-study-protocol
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Gianluca Catania, Annamaria Bagnasco, Alessio Signori, Paola Pilastri, Marta Bottino, Claudia Cervetti, Milko Zanini, Giuseppe Aleo, Loredana Sasso
Background: Palliative care (PC) is an approach that improves the quality of life (QoL) of patients and their families facing the problem associated with incurable terminal disease. A number of QoL assessment tools have been validated in PC and their use described for research purposes, to support clinical practice, and as part of the quality improvement programs. There is a paucity of evidence on the implementation of a nursing intervention focused on QoL assessment in PC practice.The aim of this study is to model and determine the feasibility of a nursing complex intervention focused on QoL assessment in PC practice...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156921/sexual-healthcare-for-cancer-patients-receiving-palliative-care-a-narrative-review
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Katie Wang, Krista Ariello, Matthew Choi, Angela Turner, Bo Angela Wan, Caitlin Yee, Leigha Rowbottom, Rachel Macdonald, Henry Lam, Leah Drost, Edward Chow
Palliative care aims to improve quality of life (QoL) for patients and families and does so by addressing issues not limited to pathology, but other symptoms that may be debilitating to patient experience and QoL. Despite sexual health being an important aspect of life for many patients, it is often omitted in clinical practice. This review summarizes published primary studies to explore the prevalence and importance of incorporating sexual health in the symptom screening and assessments of palliative patients, to identify current interventions that are implemented to address sexual health issues, and identify the barriers that health care professionals (HCPs) and patients may encounter which may prevent sexual health discussions...
November 15, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156054/hospice-care-cancer-directed-therapy-and-medicare-expenditures-among-older-patients-dying-with-malignant-brain-tumors
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Laura L Dover, Caleb R Dulaney, Courtney P Williams, John B Fiveash, Bradford E Jackson, Paula P Warren, Elizabeth A Kvale, D Hunter Boggs, Gabrielle B Rocque
Background: End-of-life care for older adults with malignant brain tumors is poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to quantify end-of-life utilization of hospice care, cancer-directed therapy, and associated Medicare expenditures among older adults with malignant brain tumors. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included deceased Medicare beneficiaries age ≥65 with primary (PMBT) or secondary (SMBT) malignant brain tumor receiving care within a Southeastern cancer community network including academic and community hospitals from 2012-2015...
November 15, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155289/the-diagnostic-sensitivity-of-the-memorial-delirium-assessment-scale-mdas-spanish-version
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Elena Barahona, Rita Pinhao, Victoria Galindo, Antonio Noguera
Although Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale (MDAS) is a successful tool for delirium evaluation and monitoring, it is nevertheless important to determine whether cut-off scores vary according to the studied population. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity of the recently validated Spanish version of the MDAS. The secondary objective is to analyze possible diagnostic differences when used in a hospice or general hospital setting. METHODOLOGY: A prospective study was conducted with advanced cancer patients in two settings (hospice & general hospital)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153752/hospice-care-for-patients-with-dementia-in-the-united-states-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Aline De Vleminck, R Sean Morrison, Diane E Meier, Melissa D Aldridge
BACKGROUND: Patients with dementia form an increasing proportion of those entering hospice care. Little is known about the types of hospices serving patients with dementia and the patterns of hospice use, including timing of hospice disenrollment between patients with and without dementia. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the hospices that serve patients with dementia, to compare patterns of hospice disenrollment for patients with dementia and without dementia, and to evaluate patient-level and hospice-level characteristics associated with hospice disenrollment...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153005/screening-for-delirium-development-and-validation-of-the-buffalo-delirium-scale-for-use-in-a-home-based-hospice-setting
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Jennifer M Breier, Scott T Meier, Christopher W Kerr, Scott T Wright, Pei C Grant, Rachel M Depner
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a challenging occurrence among people at end of life. It can be difficult to detect and treat because of its episodic nature. The Buffalo Delirium Scale (BDS) was designed to identify risk factors for hospice patients in the prodromal stage of delirium. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of items assessing delirium risk factors related to cognitive problems, psychological distress, and sleep problems. METHODS: Hospice nursing staff assessed patients with the 11-item BDS over a 6-month period as part of standard weekly visits to monitor for emerging signs of delirium, for example, sleep patterns, cognition, and behavior...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151558/-a-comparison-of-hospice-care-research-topics-between-korea-and-other-countries-using-text-network-analysis
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Eun Jun Park, Youngji Kim, Chan Sook Park
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify and compare hospice care research topics between Korean and international nursing studies using text network analysis. METHODS: The study was conducted in four steps: 1) collecting abstracts of relevant journal articles, 2) extracting and cleaning keywords (semantic morphemes) from the abstracts, 3) developing co-occurrence matrices and text-networks of keywords, and 4) analyzing network-related measures including degree centrality, closeness centrality, betweenness centrality, and clustering using the NetMiner program...
October 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148298/understanding-patient-requirements-for-technology-systems-that-support-pain-management-in-palliative-care-services-a-qualitative-study
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Matthew J Allsop, Sally Taylor, Michael I Bennett, Bridgette M Bewick
Approaches to pain management using electronic systems are being developed for use in palliative care. This article explores palliative care patients' perspectives on managing and talking about pain, the role of technology in their lives and how technology could support pain management. Face-to-face interviews were used to understand patient needs and concerns to inform how electronic systems are developed. A total of 13 interviews took place with a convenience sample of community-based patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care through a hospice...
November 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143208/a-new-measure-for-end-of-life-planning-preparation-and-preferences-in-huntington-disease-hdqlife-end-of-life-planning
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Noelle E Carlozzi, E A Hahn, S A Frank, J S Perlmutter, N D Downing, M K McCormack, S Barton, M A Nance, S G Schilling
BACKGROUND: Huntington disease is a fatal inherited neurodegenerative disease. Because the end result of Huntington disease is death due to Huntington disease-related causes, there is a need for better understanding and caring for individuals at their end of life. AIM: The purpose of this study was to develop a new measure to evaluate end of life planning. DESIGN: We conducted qualitative focus groups, solicited expert input, and completed a literature review to develop a 16-item measure to evaluate important aspects of end of life planning for Huntington disease...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141459/factors-associated-with-caregivers-resilience-in-a-terminal-cancer-care-setting
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In Cheol Hwang, Young Sung Kim, Yong Joo Lee, Youn Seon Choi, Sun Wook Hwang, Hyo Min Kim, Su-Jin Koh
BACKGROUND: Resilience implies characteristics such as self-efficacy, adaptability to change, optimism, and the ability to recover from traumatic stress. Studies on resilience in family caregivers (FCs) of patients with terminal cancer are rare. This study aims to examine the factors associated with FCs' resilience in a terminal cancer care setting. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 273 FCs from 7 hospice and palliative care units in Korea. Resilience was categorized as high and low, and factors associated with resilience were grouped or categorized into subscales...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141458/the-selection-of-death-place-among-patients-receiving-hospital-based-palliative-care-service-in-taiwan
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Ching-Sung Ho
INTRODUCTION: To analyze the selection of a place to die and its related factors in patients who received hospice shared care service in Taiwan. METHODS: This study included patients who received hospice shared care service in a metropolitan hospital as the research participants. A total of 172 questionnaires were collected, and 146 of them were used as valid samples for analysis. This study applied the multivariate logistic regression analysis to assess the significance of independent variables associated with the selection of place of death...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138955/the-impact-of-palliative-care-training-for-oncologists-and-integrative-palliative-service-in-a-public-funded-hospital-cluster-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Pak-Lun Lam, Tai-Chung Lam, Cheuk-Wai Choi, Anne Wing-Mui Lee, Kwok-Keung Yuen, To-Wai Leung
PURPOSE: Oncological care of advanced cancer patients was provided by multiple departments in Hong Kong. One of these departments, the clinical oncology department (COD), introduced systematic palliative care training for its oncologists since 2002. The COD was recognized as a European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care since 2009. This retrospective cohort study aims to review the impact of integrative training and service on palliative care coverage and outcome...
November 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130839/exploring-palliative-care-competency-standards-for-medical-education-in-china-a-survey-of-national-hospice-service-program-providers
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Jonathan Lio, Xiaohong Ning, Lianlian Wu, Ling Fu, Renslow Sherer, Li He
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November 13, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129107/development-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-curriculum-to-prepare-volunteer-navigators-to-support-older-persons-living-with-serious-illness
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Wendy Duggleby, Barbara Pesut, Laura Cottrell, Lynnelle Friesen, Kelli Sullivan, Grace Warner
The purpose of this article is to report the development, implementation, and evaluation of a curriculum designed to prepare volunteer navigators to support community-dwelling older persons with serious chronic illness. The role of the volunteer navigator was to facilitate independence and quality of life through building social connections, improving access to resources, and fostering engagement. A curriculum was constructed from evidence-based competencies, piloted and revised, and then implemented in 7 subsequent workshops...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128433/shared-decision-making-in-home-hospice-nursing-visits-a-qualitative-study
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Debra Parker Oliver, Karla Washington, George Demiris, Audrey Wallace, Marc R Propst, Aisha M Uraizee, Kevin Craig, Margaret F Clayton, Maija Reblin, Lee Ellington
BACKGROUND: Shared decisions between health care providers and patients and families are replacing the traditional physician-driven plans of care. Hospice philosophy recognizes the patient and family as a unit of care and embraces their role in decision making. AIM: The goal of this study was to evaluate the shared decisions between hospice nurses and patients and family members. DESIGN: A secondary analysis of audio recordings of 65 home hospice nurse visits Settings/participants: 65 home hospice nurse visits in 11 different US hospice programs RESULTS: To varying degrees, hospice nurses used all the recommended elements of shared decision making during home visits with patients and families; however, not all elements were used in every visit...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124464/linezolid-associated-hypoglycemia
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Herman Joseph Johannesmeyer, Suhani Bhakta, Felix Morales
Our case describes a 77-year-old, African American male who was experiencing recurrent hypoglycemic episodes, which resulted in two emergency department (ED) visits and a subsequent inpatient admission during his second ED visit. He was prescribed linezolid 600 mg twice daily for 14 days for the treatment of a Staphylococcus hominis urinary tract infection. Nine and a half days into therapy, the patient began having recurrent hypoglycemic episodes. These episodes persisted despite repeated intravenous dextrose boluses...
November 9, 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123355/economics-of-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-in-india-a-concept-paper
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Arunangshu Ghoshal, Anuja Damani, Naveen Salins, Jayita Deodhar, M A Muckaden
Only a few studies have assessed the economic outcomes of palliative care in India. The major areas of interest include hospice care, the process and structure of care, symptom management, and palliative chemotherapy compared to best supportive care. At present, there is no definite health-care system followed in India. Medical bankruptcy is common. In situations where patients bear most of the costs, medical decision-making might have significant implications on economics of health care. Game theory might help in deciphering the underlying complexities of decision-making when considered as a two person nonzero sum game...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122907/clival-metastasis-from-a-gastrointestinal-adenocarcinoma-causing-multiple-cranial-neuropathies
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Charlotte Lee, Jesse M Thon, Amar Dhand
A 78-year-old man with a history of benign prostatic hyperplasia presented with double vision, facial pain, altered taste and headache for 7 weeks. Neurological exam was notable for palsies of the right V, VI, VII and XII cranial nerves. An expansive clival mass and multiple lesions in the vertebra were found on MRI. Radionuclide studies showed extensive tumour burden in his liver and peritoneum. His serologies showed normal carcinoembryonic antigen and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 levels and modestly elevated prostate-specific antigen, which was a red herring...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121791/unexpected-survivors-children-with-life-limiting-conditions-of-uncertain-prognosis
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Savithri Nageswaran, Anna Hurst, Andrea Radulovic
OBJECTIVE: Prognostication of survival is difficult in children with life-limiting illnesses because of the rarity of these conditions and technological advances improving survival. The objective of this article is to describe the characteristics of children with life-limiting illnesses who survived longer than the expectations of health-care providers. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary-care children's hospital in North Carolina...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
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
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