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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926777/a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study-to-validate-a-simple-performance-status-based-survival-prediction-system-for-oncologists
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Takeshi Yamada, Tatsuya Morita, Isseki Maeda, Satoshi Inoue, Masayuki Ikenaga, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Mika Baba, Ryuichi Sekine, Takashi Yamaguchi, Takeshi Hirohashi, Tsukasa Tajima, Ryohei Tatara, Hiroaki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Otani, Chizuko Takigawa, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Shigeki Ono, Taketoshi Ozawa, Ryo Yamamoto, Hideki Shishido, Naoki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Survival prediction systems such as the Palliative Prognostic Index (PPI), which includes the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS), are used to estimate survival for terminally ill patients. Oncologists are, however, less familiar with the PPS in comparison with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS). This study was designed to validate a simple survival prediction system for oncologists, the Performance Status-Based Palliative Prognostic Index (PS-PPI), which is a modified form of the PPI based on the ECOG PS...
December 7, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924357/caring-at-home-until-death-enabled-determination
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Carole A Robinson, Joan L Bottorff, Erin McFee, Laura J Bissell, Gillian Fyles
PURPOSE: The importance of family caregivers in providing palliative care at home and in supporting a home death is well supported. Gaining a better understanding of what enables palliative family caregivers to continue caring at home for their family members until death is critical to providing direction for more effective support. The purpose of the study was to describe the experiences of bereaved family caregivers whose terminally ill family members with advanced cancer were successful in achieving a desired home death...
December 6, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920549/management-of-hypoglycemia-in-nondiabetic-palliative-care-patients-a-prognosis-based-approach
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REVIEW
Victor C Kok, Ping-Hsueh Lee
Hypoglycemia due to underlying terminal illness in nondiabetic end-of-life patients receiving palliative care has not been fully studied. For example, we do not have adequate information on the frequency of spontaneous hypoglycemia in patients as occurs during the different stages of palliative care. Depending on the case-mix nature of the palliative care ward, at least 2% of palliative care patients may develop hypoglycemia near the end of life when the remaining life expectancy counts down in days. As many as 25%-60% of these patients will neither have autonomic response nor have neuroglycopenic symptoms during a hypoglycemic episode...
2016: Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919306/finding-peace-in-clinical-settings-a-narrative-review-of-concept-and-practice
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Philip Austin, Roderick MacLeod
The purpose of this review was to investigate and review the concept of "peace" and the role it plays in the spiritual well-being and care of people with a chronic or terminal illness. Our objectives were, first, to examine the importance of peace in palliative care as a measure of acceptance and in chronic illness settings as a predictor of improved survival. Second, we explored the dimensions of peace and their relationships with spiritual well-being. We further examined how the constructs of peace are assessed both within valid spiritual well-being measures and as individual items related solely to peace...
December 6, 2016: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917339/morphine-versus-methylprednisolone-or-aminophylline-for-relieving-dyspnea-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-in-china-a-retrospective-study
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Cong Tian, Jiong-Yi Wang, Mei-Ling Wang, Bin Jiang, Lu-Lu Zhang, Feng Liu
CONTEXT: Dyspnea is one of the most common and distressing symptoms that occurs in terminal cancer patients. However, there are no existing treatment guidelines for this condition in China. OBJECTIVE: This single-center, retrospective, observational study aimed to compare the efficacy of using morphine, methylprednisolone, or aminophylline to relieve the symptom of breathlessness in patients with advanced malignant tumors and to investigate the safety of these regimens during the treatment of dyspnea...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912999/palliative-care-and-physiatry-in-the-oncology-care-spectrum-an-opportunity-for-distinct-and-collaborative-approaches
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REVIEW
Vishwa S Raj, Julie K Silver, Terrence M Pugh, Jack B Fu
As cancer evolves from a terminal illness to a chronic medical condition, so too does the view of clinical services. Palliative care and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) will increase in acceptance because they provide a valuable resource. The overarching theme is improving cancer-related symptoms or treatment-related side effects, improving patient health-related quality of life, lessening caregiver burden, and valuing patient-centered care and shared decision making. Managing symptom burden may improve therapy participation/performance...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902530/cardiac-troponin-release-is-associated-with-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-ventricular-dilatation-during-critical-illness
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Marlies Ostermann, Salma Ayis, Emma Tuddenham, Jessica Lo, Katie Lei, John Smith, Barnaby Sanderson, Carl Moran, Paul Collinson, Janet Peacock, Andrew Rhodes, David Treacher
INTRODUCTION: Troponin release is common during critical illness. We hypothesized that there was an association between cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and ventricular dilatation. METHODS: In an observational prospective cohort study, we enrolled consecutive adult patients admitted for non-cardiac reasons to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2 tertiary care centers. We measured cTnT, C-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT) and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) daily in the first week, and on alternate days in the second week...
November 29, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898294/longitudinal-changes-in-and-modifiable-predictors-of-the-prevalence-of-severe-depressive-symptoms-for-family-caregivers-of-terminally-ill-cancer-patients-over-the-first-two-years-of-bereavement
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Su-Ching Kuo, Wen-Chi Chou, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Cheng Chang, Ming-Chu Chiang, Ming-Mo Hou, Siew Tzuh Tang
BACKGROUND: Bereaved families endure tremendous grief. However, few studies have longitudinally investigated caregivers' bereavement grief for more than one year postloss and none is from family-oriented Asian countries. OBJECTIVES: We explored longitudinal changes in and modifiable predictors of severe depressive symptoms for Taiwanese family caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients over the first two years postloss. DESIGN: For this descriptive, longitudinal study, severe depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale score ≥16) were measured 1, 3, 6, 13, 18, and 24 months postloss...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893033/effect-of-a-decision-aid-on-access-to-total-knee-replacement-for-black-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Said A Ibrahim, Marissa Blum, Gwo-Chin Lee, Pekka Mooar, Elina Medvedeva, Aliya Collier, Diane Richardson
Importance: Black patients with advanced osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee are significantly less likely than white patients to undergo surgery. No strategies have been proved to improve access to surgery for black patients with end-stage OA of the knee. Objective: To assess whether a decision aid improves access to total knee replacement (TKR) surgery for black patients with OA of the knee. Design, Setting, and Participants: In a randomized clinical trial, 336 eligible participants who self-identified as black and 50 years or older with chronic and frequent knee pain, a Western Ontario McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index score of at least 39, and radiographic evidence of OA of the knee were recruited from December 1, 2010, to May 31, 2014, at 3 medical centers...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882391/-palliative-care-for-patients-with-turkish-or-arabic-migration-background-in-lower-saxony-a%C3%A2-survey-from-palliative-care-professionals-perspective
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Maximiliane Jansky, Sonja Owusu-Boakye, Friedemann Nauck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: People with a migration background (MB) are an important part of German society. If and how they use specialised palliative care (SPC) has not been studied. We aimed to assess the current SPC for patients with Turkish or Arabic MB (the largest group of immigrants in Germany with a shared ascribed culture) from the point of view of healthcare professionals (HCP) in Lower Saxony. METHOD: All HCPs in institutions providing SPC (n = 90) were invited to participate in an anonymous online survey which contained closed and open questions about care for this patient group, characteristics of the last patient with Turkish or Arabic MB they cared for, and resources and strategies to care for these patients...
November 23, 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881785/attenuation-of-responses-to-self-generated-sounds-in-auditory-cortical-neurons
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Brian P Rummell, Jan L Klee, Torfi Sigurdsson
: Many of the sounds that we perceive are caused by our own actions, for example when speaking or moving, and must be distinguished from sounds caused by external events. Studies using macroscopic measurements of brain activity in human subjects have consistently shown that responses to self-generated sounds are attenuated in amplitude. However, the underlying manifestation of this phenomenon at the cellular level is not well understood. To address this, we recorded the activity of neurons in the auditory cortex of mice in response to sounds generated by their own behavior...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880621/the-dying-role-its-relevance-to-improved-patient-care
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Russell Noyes, John Clancy
SOCIETY is failing to meet the obligation it has to its dying members. Persons with terminal illnesses suffer isolation and neglect in hospitals, receive overzealous treatment by physicians, and are kept in ignorance of their situation by families and medical personnel. Evidence for these statements has come from observers of the medical care system and from dying patients themselves (Kübler-Ross, 1969; Reynolds and Kalish, 1974; Sudnow, 1967). In the nineteenth century it was common for persons to die in the familiar environs of their homes, surrounded by grieving families from whom they parted in a meaningful manner (Blauner, 1966)...
2016: Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875642/international-perspectives-on-physician-assistance-in-dying
#13
David Orentlicher
When the Supreme Court of Canada recognized a constitutional right to "medical assistance in dying" last year-and the nation's Parliament enacted legislation to implement the right earlier this year-Canadian lawmakers could look to two different models for guidance. The Netherlands and Belgium recognize a broad right to assistance in dying, while Oregon and elsewhere in the United States have a narrow right. In some ways, assistance in dying in Canada follows the Dutch-Belgian approach, while, in other ways, it seems more American...
November 2016: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871287/perspectives-on-death-and-dying-a-study-of-resident-comfort-with-end-of-life-care
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Jessica M Schmit, Lynne E Meyer, Jennifer M Duff, Yunfeng Dai, Fei Zou, Julia L Close
BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits to early palliative care in the treatment of terminal illness, barriers to timely hospice referrals exist. Physicians who are more comfortable having end-of-life (EOL) conversations are more likely to refer to hospice. However, very little is known about what factors influence comfort with EOL care. METHODS: An anonymous survey was sent to all the residents and fellows at a single institution. Self-reported education, experience and comfort with EOL care was assessed...
November 21, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861375/trends-of-do-not-resuscitate-consent-and-hospice-care-utilization-among-noncancer-decedents-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-taiwan-between-2010-and-2014-a-hospital-based-observational-study
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Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, Chun-Ku Chen, Pesus Chou, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shinn-Jang Hwang
Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) and hospice care are not only applied to cancer patients but also to patients with noncancer progressive illness. However, the trends of DNR consent and hospice utilization are not well explored for noncancer patients. This study aimed to explore the trends of DNR consent and hospice care utilization among noncancer decedents in a tertiary hospital in Taiwan. We analyzed the Death and Hospice Palliative Care Database from the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan. The Death and Hospice Palliative Care Database contains information including patient sex, major diagnosis, admission date, date of death, age at death, department at discharge, status of DNR consent, and status of hospice care of patients who died in the Taipei Veterans General Hospital...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858496/inverse-association-between-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-prognosis-in-terminally-ill-cancer-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Yoonjoo Lee, Ye Won Kim, Dong Kyun Park, In Cheol Hwang
BACKGROUND: An elevated platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is an indicator for worse outcomes in cancer, but its significance at the end of life remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the value of PLR as an independent prognostic factor in terminally ill cancer patients. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 312 terminal cancer patients and was conducted in a palliative care unit of a tertiary cancer center. Patient demographic data, clinical information, and laboratory values, including complete blood cell count, were obtained...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850937/1301-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-a-predictor-of-volume-status-in-critically-ill-children
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Priyank Yagnik, Vinai Modem, Archana Dhar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845611/wished-for-and-avoided-conversations-with-terminally-ill-individuals-during-final-conversations
#18
Mark A Generous, Maureen Keeley
The current investigation examines retrospectively wished for and avoided conversations during the end of life with a deceased relational partner. Participants reported on conversations they wished they had engaged in and conversations that they intentionally avoided, as well as reasons why they did not engage in the conversations. Analyses revealed the following wished for and avoided conversations: negative relationship characteristics; death and dying; postdeath arrangements; and personal information. Furthermore, participants indicated the following reasons for not discussing the aforementioned topics during final conversations: emotional protection, relational differences, and condition of the dying...
November 15, 2016: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831972/the-role-of-thioredoxin-1-in-suppression-sepsis-through-inhibiting-mitochonrial-induced-apoptosis-in-spleen
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Guobing Chen, Xiang Li, Mengbing Huang, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Ye Li, Xiaoqin Mao, Jie Bai
Sepsis is a serious public health issue and the leading cause of death in critically ill patients in intensive care units. Thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) is a protein of regulating redox, as well as a modulator of inflammation and apoptosis. Our previous study reported that Trx-1 decreased endoplasmic reticulum mediated inflammation involved in lung in a model of experimental sepsis. However, its effect on mitochondrial -mediated apoptosis in spleen has not been reported. We studied whether Trx-1 could prevent spleen cells apoptosis in sepsis...
November 9, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829813/olanzapine-induced-biochemical-and-histopathological-changes-after-its-chronic-administration-in-rats
#20
Rehmat Shah, Fazal Subhan, Gowhar Ali, Ihsan Ullah, Sami Ullah, Muhammad Shahid, Nisar Ahmad, Khwaja Fawad
Objective: Olanzapine is a second generation antipsychotic acting mainly as a dopamine D2 and serotonine 5-HT2 receptors antagonist prescribed in the treatment of schizophrenia and various other psychiatric illnesses. Even though olanzapine is widely used in psychiatry, its effects on the architecture of pancreas, liver and kidneys are little known. The histology of pancreas especially has never been studied. For these reasons, the current study was designed to elucidate the toxic effects of chronic administration of olanzapine on pancreas, liver and kidneys and the enzymes released by these tissues in an escalating dose manner...
November 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
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