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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772922/behavioral-pain-intervention-for-hospice-and-palliative-care-patients-an-integrative-review
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Masako Mayahara, JoEllen Wilbur, Louis Fogg, Susan M Breitenstein
Despite the advances in pain management, achieving optimal pain control in hospice and palliative care is challenging. Patient/caregiver's lack of pain management knowledge, poor pain reporting, and poor adherence to pain management regimens are all associated with inadequate pain control. The purpose of this integrated review is to examine behavioral interventions designed for patients and caregivers to improve pain control in hospice and palliative care settings. Ten studies were identified through a database search...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771351/burn-surgeon-and-palliative-care-physician-attitudes-regarding-goals-of-care-delineation-for-burned-geriatric-patients
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Holly B Cunningham, Shannon A Scielzo, Paul A Nakonezny, Brandon R Bruns, Karen J Brasel, Kenji Inaba, Scott C Brakenridge, Jeffrey D Kerby, Bellal A Joseph, M J Mohler, Joseph Cuschieri, Mary E Paulk, Akpofure P Ekeh, Tarik D Madni, Luis R Taveras, Jonathan B Imran, Steven E Wolf, Herb A Phelan
Objective: Palliative care specialists and burn surgeons were surveyed regarding: 1) importance of goals of care conversations for burned seniors; 2) confidence in their own specialty's ability to conduct these conversations; and 3) confidence in the ability of the other specialty to do so. Methods: A 13-item survey was developed by the steering committee of a multi-center consortium dedicated to palliative care in the injured geriatric patient and beta-tested by burn surgeons and palliative care specialists unaffiliated with the consortium...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769257/optimum-hospice-at-home-services-for-end-of-life-care-protocol-of-a-mixed-methods-study-employing-realist-evaluation
#3
Claire Butler, Charlotte Brigden, Heather Gage, Peter Williams, Laura Holdsworth, Kay Greene, Bee Wee, Stephen Barclay, Patricia Wilson
INTRODUCTION: Hospice at home (HAH) services aim to enable patients to be cared for and die in their place of choice, if that is at home, and to achieve a 'good death'. There is a considerable range of HAH services operating in England. The published evidence focuses on evaluations of individual services which vary considerably, and there is a lack of consistency in terms of the outcome measures reported. The evidence, therefore, does not provide generalisable information, so the question 'What are the features of hospice at home service models that work, for whom, and under what circumstances?' remains unanswered...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767825/-palliative-sedation-development-and-consensus-of-a-german-language-documentation-template
#4
C Klein, C Wittmann, K N Wendt, C Ostgathe, S Stiel
BACKGROUND: Palliative sedation (PS) serves as a therapeutic option in cases of otherwise intractable suffering. As the use of sedative and hypnotic medication in many diverse situations is a core competency of anesthesiology, anesthesiologists are confronted with questions of sedative therapy at the end of life in institutions for specialized palliative care, in intensive care units and intermediate care wards. In recent years a number of guidelines have been published internationally but so far no official guidelines exist in Germany...
May 16, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764177/solidarity-and-compassion-prisoners-as-hospice-volunteers-in-poland
#5
Piotr Krakowiak, Renata Deka, Anna Janowicz
Democracy in Eastern Europe arrived after a long fight with a communist regime, and the activities of medical volunteers have been developing in opposition to the existing then in Poland mentality called Homo Sovieticus. From 1981 onwards the Polish Hospice Movement there was inspired by practitioners and international experiences brought by visits of Dr. Cicely Saunders. The history of modern end-of-life care in Poland was connected to caring communities, which could be called compassionate, because of the volunteering of all hospice team members...
April 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763532/palliative-care-occupies-growing-presence-in-ed
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As the benefits of palliative care become more evident in clinical trials, there is growing interest in making such resources available to patients at an earlier stage, such as the ED. However, experts note that emergency staff first must identify available resources and make sure that providers have the primary palliative care skills needed to effectively introduce the topic to appropriate patients and families. Research shows that initiating the call for a palliative care consult while the patient is in the ED can deliver quality-of-life benefits even three months later...
June 2017: ED Management: the Monthly Update on Emergency Department Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762241/quality-and-safety-in-health-care-part-xliii-selected-outcome-studies-from-the-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry
#7
Jay A Harolds
To compare outcome results from different institutions in a registry, it is necessary to have a way to take into account differences in the risk characteristics of the patients. This model has been constructed for the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Registry, and the most important variables have been identified. In another study, it has also been found that many of these patients have comorbidities, and the mortality rate 60 months after a replacement ICD was 41.2%. In a third study, it was determined that for individuals at least 65 years of age, 60 months after ICD placement, 50...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762075/predicting-length-of-hospice-stay-an-application-of-quantile-regression
#8
Brystana G Kaufman, David Klemish, Cordt T Kassner, Jerome P Reiter, Fan Li, Matthew Harker, Emily C O'Brien, Donald H Taylor, Nrupen A Bhavsar
BACKGROUND: Use of the Medicare hospice benefit has been associated with high-quality care at the end of life, and hospice length of use in particular has been used as a proxy for appropriate timing of hospice enrollment. Quantile regression has been underutilized as an alternative tool to model distributional changes in hospice length of use and hospice payments outside of the mean. OBJECTIVE: To test for heterogeneity in the relationship between patient characteristics and hospice outcomes across the distribution of hospice days...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761752/addressing-cancer-patient-and-caregiver-role-transitions-during-home-hospice-nursing-care
#9
Janella Hudson, Maija Reblin, Margaret F Clayton, Lee Ellington
OBJECTIVE: Many family caregivers and hospice patients experience role changes resulting from advancing illness and the need for increased caregiver responsibility. Successful navigation of conflicts that arise because of these role transitions has been linked to higher quality of patient care and improved caregiver bereavement adjustment. Nursing communication with patients and their caregivers plays an important role in facilitating these transitions. Our objective is to describe patient-caregiver-nurse communication during transitions at end of life...
May 15, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759806/integration-of-post-acute-care-and-hospice-care-in-adult-day-services
#10
Mary Beth Happ, Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, Jiwon Shin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2018: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757869/end-of-life-care-for-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer-is-aggressive-despite-hospice-intervention-a-population-based-study
#11
Jui-Kun Chiang, Chun-Shuo Hsu, Chih-Wen Lin, Yee-Hsin Kao
OBJECTIVE: To date, few studies have examined end-of-life (EOL) care and healthcare costs for patients with ovarian cancer. We evaluated the effects of hospice care on the quality of EOL care and healthcare costs for patients with ovarian cancer in the final month of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a population-based study and analyzed data from Taiwan's Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, which contains claims information for medical records of patients, healthcare costs, and insurance system exit dates: our proxy for death between 1997 and 2011...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757103/end-of-life-trends-and-patterns-among-children-in-the-us-foster-care-system-2005-2015
#12
Lisa C Lindley, Elspeth M Slayter
Drawing on national, longitudinal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data (2005-2015), demographic, health, foster care, and geographic characteristics of decedents (N = 3,653) aged 1-17 years were examined. On average, decedents were 6 years old, the highest proportion died as infants, and experienced significant trauma in their short lives either through maltreatment or exposure to parental substance use. A noted increase in Medicaid coverage among decedents over time suggests critical access to concurrent treatment and hospice care, but this is unavailable to children with private insurance...
May 14, 2018: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756557/barriers-to-end-of-life-discussions-among-hematologists-a-qualitative-study
#13
Chloé Prod'homme, Dominique Jacquemin, Licia Touzet, Regis Aubry, Serge Daneault, Laurent Knoops
BACKGROUND: Integrated palliative care is correlated with earlier end-of-life discussion and improved quality of life. Patients with haematological malignancies are far less likely to receive care from specialist palliative or hospice services compared to other cancers. AIM: The main goal of this study was to determine hematologists' barriers to end-of-life discussions when potentially fatal hematological malignancies recur. DESIGN: Qualitative grounded theory study using individual interviews...
May 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753578/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-end-of-life-care-quality-among-lung-cancer-patients-a-seer-medicare-based-study
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Siddharth Karanth, Suja S Rajan, Gulshan Sharma, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Robert O Morgan
INTRODUCTION: Cancer end-of-life care and associated racial-ethnic disparities have been in focus during the last few years due to concerns regarding subjective care variations and poor quality of care. Given the high mortality rate and disease burden of lung cancer, end-of-life care quality is particularly crucial for this disease. This study uses previously validated measures and examines racial-ethnic disparities in lung cancer end-of-life care quality. METHODS: This study involves retrospective analysis of patients ≥66 years, who were diagnosed with stage I-IV lung cancer, and who died on or before December 31, 2013, using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result-Medicare data from 1991-2013...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752323/effectiveness-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-cancer-associated-venous-thrombosis
#15
Christine G Kohn, Gary H Lyman, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Alex C Spyropoulos, Thomas J Bunz, William L Baker, Daniel Eriksson, Anna-Katharina Meinecke, Craig I Coleman
Background: Although not designated as guideline-recommended first-line anticoagulation therapy, patients are receiving rivaroxaban for the treatment and secondary prevention of cancer-associated venous thrombosis (CAT). We sought to estimate the cumulative incidence of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE), major bleeding, and mortality/hospice care in patients with CAT treated with outpatient rivaroxaban in routine practice. Methods: Using US MarketScan claims data from January 2012 through June 2015, we identified adults with active cancer (using SEER program coding) who had ≥1 primary hospitalization or emergency department discharge diagnosis code for VTE (index event) and received rivaroxaban as their first outpatient anticoagulant within 30 days of the index VTE...
May 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748440/meaningful-changes-in-end-of-life-care-among-patients-with-myeloma
#16
Oreofe O Odejide, Ling Li, Angel M Cronin, Anays Murillo, Paul G Richardson, Kenneth C Anderson, Gregory A Abel
Patients with advanced myeloma experience a high symptom burden particularly near the end of life, making timely hospice use crucial. Little is known about the quality and determinants of end-of-life care for this population, including if potential increases in hospice use are also accompanied by "late" enrollment (≤ 3 days before death). Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results-Medicare database, we identified patients ≥ 65 years diagnosed with myeloma between 2000 and 2013 that died by December 31, 2013...
May 10, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744765/adaptation-acceptance-and-adaptive-preferences-in-health-and-capability-well-being-measurement-amongst-those-approaching-end-of-life
#17
Joanna Coast, Cara Bailey, Rosanna Orlando, Kathy Armour, Rachel Perry, Louise Jones, Philip Kinghorn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adaptive preferences occur when people subconsciously alter their views to account for the possibilities available to them. Adaptive preferences may be problematic where these views are used in resource allocation decisions because they may lead to underestimation of the true benefits of providing services. This research explored the nature and extent of both adaptation (changing to better suit the context) and adaptive preferences (altering preferences in response to restricted options) in individuals approaching the end of life (EoL)...
May 9, 2018: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743951/palliative-chemotherapy-outcomes-in-patients-with-ecog-ps-higher-than-1
#18
Rafael Caires-Lima, Karolina Cayres, Bruno Protásio, Inacelli Caires, Júlia Andrade, Lucila Rocha, Tiago Kenji Takahashi, Paulo M Hoff, Gilberto de Castro, Milena Perez Mak
Purpose: Although patients with incurable disease and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG-PS ≥ 2) are underrepresented in clinical trials, they are frequently offered palliative chemotherapy (pCT) in daily clinical practice in order to improve symptoms and quality of life. In this case-control retrospective analysis, our goal was to identify factors associated with poorer survival and lack of benefit of pCT in this population. Patients and methods: We evaluated 2,514 patients who died between August 2011 and July 2012 in an academic cancer care institution and its hospice...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742673/trends-in-place-of-death-among-patients-with-gynecologic-cancer-in-the-united-states
#19
Katherine Hicks-Courant, Alexander Melamed, Michael J Worley, Young Bae Kim, John O Schorge, J Alejandro Rauh-Hain
OBJECTIVE: To describe the change over time in place of death (hospital, home, hospice) among all women in the United States who died of gynecologic malignancies and compare them with other leading causes of female cancer deaths. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study using national death certificate data from the Mortality Multiple Cause-of-Death Public Use Record Data. All women who died from gynecologic, breast, lung, and colorectal cancers were identified according to International Classification of Diseases, 10 Revision, cause of death from 2003 to 2015...
May 7, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
#20
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
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