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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329064/user-acceptability-of-the-diagnosis-of-prolonged-grief-disorder-how-do-professionals-think-about-inclusion-in-icd-11
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Leonie Dietl, Birgit Wagner, Thomas Fydrich
BACKGROUND: For the next edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) it is proposed to include prolonged grief disorder as a new diagnosis. The diagnosis describes persistent intensive and disabling grief reactions to bereavement (WHO, 2016b). The aim of the present survey was to determine the extent to which the diagnosis is accepted by practitioners in the healthcare and psychosocial field. METHODS: A total of 2088 German-speaking professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology, counselling, medicine and palliative care completed the online survey...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313655/lung-cancer-management
#2
Timothy F Mott
Lung cancer management that is individualized for age, comorbidities, cancer type, cancer stage, and patient preference has long been a cornerstone of management. New to this realm of individualized management are the emerging biologic therapies, immunotherapies, and targeted therapies for non-small-cell lung cancer provided by advances in genetics and molecular medicine. These techniques have led to a new field of precision medicine based on the unique molecular characteristics of a specific patient and the specific cancer...
January 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307863/opioid-errors-in-inpatient-palliative-care-services-a-retrospective-review
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Nicole Heneka, Tim Shaw, Debra Rowett, Samuel Lapkin, Jane L Phillips
Opioids are a high-risk medicine frequently used to manage palliative patients' cancer-related pain and other symptoms. Despite the high volume of opioid use in inpatient palliative care services, and the potential for patient harm, few studies have focused on opioid errors in this population. OBJECTIVES: To (i) identify the number of opioid errors reported by inpatient palliative care services, (ii) identify reported opioid error characteristics and (iii) determine the impact of opioid errors on palliative patient outcomes...
January 4, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307505/practical-considerations-in-medical-cannabis-administration-and-dosing
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REVIEW
Caroline A MacCallum, Ethan B Russo
Cannabis has been employed medicinally throughout history, but its recent legal prohibition, biochemical complexity and variability, quality control issues, previous dearth of appropriately powered randomised controlled trials, and lack of pertinent education have conspired to leave clinicians in the dark as to how to advise patients pursuing such treatment. With the advent of pharmaceutical cannabis-based medicines (Sativex/nabiximols and Epidiolex), and liberalisation of access in certain nations, this ignorance of cannabis pharmacology and therapeutics has become untenable...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307211/integrating-palliative-care-and-emergency-medicine-for-optimal-management-of-sickle-cell-pain-in-the-wake-of-the-united-states-opioid-epidemic
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Andem Effiong, Prerna Kumari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 18, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307208/implementation-issues-relevant-to-outpatient-neurology-palliative-care
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Benzi M Kluger, Michael J Persenaire, Samantha K Holden, Laura T Palmer, Hannah Redwine, Julie Berk, C Alan Anderson, Christopher M Filley, Jean Kutner, Janis Miyasaki, Julie Carter
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in the application of palliative care principles to improve care for patients and families affected by neurologic diseases. We developed an interdisciplinary outpatient clinic for patients and families affected by neurologic disorders to better address the problems faced by our highest need patients. We have developed and improved this program over the past three years and share several of our most important lessons as well as ongoing challenges and areas where we see our clinic evolving in the future...
November 29, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
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/29305720/barriers-for-the-implementation-of-guidelines-in-palliative-care-results-from-a-national-survey-of-professionals
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Helen Kalies, Rieke Schöttmer, Steffen T Simon, Raymond Voltz, Alexander Crispin, Claudia Bausewein
BACKGROUND: In 2015, an evidence- and consensus-based palliative care guideline in adults with incurable cancer was published by the German Guideline Program. Barriers and enablers for the guideline implementation of members of the German Association for Palliative Medicine (DGP) were unknown. Therefore, the aims of this study were (1) to evaluate professionals' knowledge, motivation, and outcome expectancy towards already existing recommendations for palliative care and (2) to evaluate the self-experienced competence in five medical key topics presented in the new guideline...
January 5, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297900/-talking-about-unspeakable-insights-from-patient-centered-medicine-to-palliative-paternalism
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Silvia Maria Luisa Del Negro, Lidia Borghi, Daris Ferrari, Elena Vegni
The literature highlights the importance of involving the patient as a partner of care, using a patient-centered approach aimed at improving a process of share decision-making. However, there are clinical situations in which a shared decision-making process is difficult and its actual achievement is even more complex, as in the case of end-of-life decisions, in which a decision about death is a tremendous weight for both patients and their caregivers. In such situations, we wonder what kind of position physicians should assume in order to be patient-centered but also to reduce the patient suffering...
December 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284997/the-frequency-of-multifactorial-syndromes-in-geriatrics-of-tuzla-canton-population
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Enisa Ramic, Senada Selmanovic, Esad Alibasic, Dzevad Dzananovic, Fejzo Dzafic, Irma Ramic
Introduction: There are four main multifactorial syndromes in geriatrics the so-called "4N", which specifically occur at elderly patients. Listed syndromes often occur related, and they can be the cause and the result of many other syndromes at geriatric patients. Objective: determine the difference in the assessment of the level of immobility, instability, dependence, urinary incontinence ("4N") in elderly groups. Materials and methods: The research included total 200 elderly respondents experimental group made of elderly persons (>65 years) living alone...
December 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284761/refugees-in-conflict-creating-a-bridge-between-traditional-and-conventional-health-belief-models
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Eran Ben-Arye, Massimo Bonucci, Michel Daher, Rejin Kebudi, Bashar Saad, Thomas Breitkreuz, Maryam Rassouli, Elio Rossi, Nahla Gafer, Omar Nimri, Mohamed Hablas, Gunver Sophia Kienle, Noah Samuels, Michael Silbermann
The recent wave of migration from Middle Eastern countries to Europe presents significant challenges to the European health profession. These include the inevitable communication gap created by differences in health care beliefs between European oncologists, health care practitioners, and refugee patients. This article presents the conclusions of a workshop attended by a group of clinicians and researchers affiliated with the Middle East Cancer Consortium, as well as four European-based health-related organizations...
December 28, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261818/update-in-hospital-palliative-care-symptom-management-communication-caregiver-outcomes-and-moral-distress
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Rachel D Havyer, Daniel H Pomerantz, Robert L Jayes, Patricia F Harris, Stephanie M Harman, Aziz A Ansari
BACKGROUND: Updated knowledge of the palliative care (PC) literature is needed to maintain competency and best address the PC needs of hospitalized patients. We critiqued the recent PC literature with the highest potential to impact hospital practice. METHODS: We reviewed articles published between January 2016 and December 2016, which were identified through a handsearch of leading journals and a MEDLINE search. The final 9 articles selected were determined by consensus based on scientific rigor, relevance to hospital medicine, and impact on practice...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260406/feasibility-study-for-production-and-quality-control-of-yb-175-as-a-byproduct-of-no-carrier-added-lu-177-preparation-for-radiolabeling-of-dotmp
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Nafise Salek, Simindokht Shirvani Arani, Ali Bahrami Samani, Sara Vosoghi, Mohsen Mehrabi
Skeletal uptake of β- emitters of DOTMP complexes is used for the bone pain palliation. In this study, two moderate energy β- emitters, 177Lu (T1/2 = 6.7 days, Eβmax = 497 keV) and 175Yb (T1/2 = 4.2 days, Eβmax = 480 keV), are considered as potential agents for the development of the bone-seeking radiopharmaceuticals. Since the specific activity of the radiolabelled carrier molecules should be high, the non-carrier-added (NCA) radionuclides have an effective role in nuclear medicine...
December 19, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248898/confidence-in-palliative-care-issues-by-medical-students-and-internal-medicine-residents
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Ana Carolina Montouro Storarri, Giovana Dalmedico de Castro, Lilian Castiglioni, Patricia Maluf Cury
BACKGROUND: Palliative care (PC) is a relatively new field in Brazil, but this knowledge is of great importance in medical practice. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degree of confidence among medical students and first-year and second-year internal medicine residents in addressing issues of death and terminal illness with patients and their families. METHOD: A modified version of the Self-Efficacy in Palliative Care Scale was applied to 293 students in their first year to sixth year at the School of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto and to 43 residents in their first year or second year of medical practice at the same institution in Brazil, in 2015...
December 16, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237654/investigating-the-effect-of-sociodemographic-factors-on-30-day-hospital-readmission-among-medical-patients-in-toronto-canada-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Robert W Smith, Kerry Kuluski, Andrew P Costa, Samir K Sinha, Richard H Glazier, Alan Forster, Lianne Jeffs
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of patient-level sociodemographic factors on the incidence of hospital readmission within 30 days among medical patients in a large Canadian metropolitan city. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Patients admitted to the General Internal Medicine service of an urban teaching hospital in Toronto, Canada participated in a survey of sociodemographic information. Patients were not surveyed if deemed medically unstable, receiving care in medical/surgical step-down beds or were isolated for infection control...
December 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234845/eanm-guideline-for-radionuclide-therapy-with-radium-223-of-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Thorsten D Poeppel, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Michael Andreeff, Alexander Becherer, Andreas Bockisch, Eva Fricke, Lilli Geworski, Alexander Heinzel, Bernd J Krause, Thomas Krause, Markus Mitterhauser, Wilfried Sonnenschein, Lisa Bodei, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Michael Gabriel
Radium Ra-223 dichloride (radium-223, Xofigo®) is a targeted alpha therapy approved for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastatic disease. Radium-223 is the first targeted alpha therapy in this indication providing a new treatment option, with evidence of a significant survival benefit, both in overall survival and in the time to the first symptomatic skeletal-related event. The skeleton is the most common metastatic site in patients with advanced prostate cancer...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230125/older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treatment-challenges-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Laura Finn, Andrew Dalovisio, James Foran
Background: Even though acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs most commonly in adults ≥60 years, the treatment of AML in older patients remains a significant challenge. Methods: We reviewed the current literature regarding patient assessment tools, treatment options, and current therapies in clinical trial for patients with AML who are ≥60 years. Results: Our approach to the older patient with AML is evolving with better understanding of the unique disease epidemiology in this population and the development of tools to assess individual patient functional status, including grading systems for comorbidities, geriatric assessment tools, and measurements of frailty...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230124/oncology-and-palliative-medicine-providing-comprehensive-care-for-patients-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Laura Finn, Alva Roche Green, Sonia Malhotra
Background: Despite the evidence for the fundamental need for palliative medicine services in the practice of oncology, integration of these medical specialties remains a clinical challenge. Methods: We reviewed the current literature regarding the practice of palliative medicine in the field of oncology, examining randomized clinical trials of palliative medicine services in advanced cancer, models of palliative medicine delivery, studies of cost effectiveness, and national palliative medicine practice and referral guidelines...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224571/-worried-to-death-the-assessment-and-management-of-anxiety-in-patients-with-advanced-life-limiting-disease-a-national-survey-of-palliative-medicine-physicians
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N Atkin, V Vickerstaff, B Candy
BACKGROUND: Anxiety adversely affects quality of life and is common in adults with advanced life-limiting disease. There are no UK-wide guidelines on the assessment and management of anxiety in this specific population and there is little evidence regarding drug treatments. This study aimed to explore how palliative care physicians assess and manage anxiety in their patients, and to identify barriers encountered. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was undertaken of all physicians working in specialist palliative care in the UK who were members of the Association for Palliative Medicine...
December 11, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223941/-medical-futility-and-family-obstinacy-in-intensive-therapy-when-to-stop-and-when-to-keep-going
#20
Alejandro R Grinberg, Vilma A Tripodoro
There have been several recent publications related to therapeutic obstinacy and futility in the Intensive Care Unit. However, little has been published about "the family obstinacy" in persisting with invasive measures in seriously ill patients, despite the appropriate information provided to them about the patient's poor short-term prognosis. On certain occasions, these critical patients are unable to make decisions on the proposed treatments and, unfortunately, many of them have not previously indicated their preferences in terms of limits to invasive measures (advanced directives)...
2017: Medicina
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