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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806221/admission-to-intensive-care-for-palliative-care-or-potential-organ-donation-demographics-circumstances-outcomes-and-resource-use
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Andrew Melville, Gali Kolt, David Anderson, Joanna Mitropoulos, David Pilcher
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics, circumstances, change over time, resource use, and outcomes of patients admitted to ICUs in Australia and New Zealand for the purposes of "palliative care of a dying patient" or "potential organ donation," and compare with actively managed ICU patients. DESIGN: A retrospective study of data from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database and a nested cohort analysis of a single center...
August 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803089/the-international-palliative-care-initiative
#2
Mary V Callaway, Kathleen M Foley
This journal series describes the Open Society Foundation's International Palliative Care Initiative (IPCI) and the work of its national, regional, and international grantees to advance and develop palliative care globally. It provides examples of IPCI's funding initiatives honoring both IPCI's grass roots and elite strategies to integrate palliative care into national and international health policy based on a human rights approach.
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795404/palliative-drug-treatments-for-breathlessness-in-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Nishant Jaiswal, Meenu Singh, Amit Agarwal, Kiran K Thumburu
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis is a life-limiting autosomal recessive genetic illness. A feeling of shortness of breath is common in cystic fibrosis, especially as the disease progresses. Reversing the underlying cause is the priority when treating breathlessness (dyspnoea), but when it is not feasible, palliation (easing) becomes the primary goal to improve an individual's quality of life. A range of drugs administered by various routes have been used, but no definite guidelines are available...
August 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792780/an-update-nih-research-funding-for-palliative-medicine-2011-2015
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Elizabeth Brown, R Sean Morrison, Laura P Gelfman
BACKGROUND: The evidence base to support palliative care clinical practice is inadequate and opportunities to improve the palliative care evidence base remain despite the field's rapid growth. OBJECTIVE: To examine current NIH funding of palliative medicine research, changes since our 2013 report, and trends since our 2008 report. DESIGN: We sought to identify NIH funding of palliative medicine from 2011 to 2015 in two stages: (I) we searched the NIH grants database "RePorter" for grants with key words "palliative care," "end-of-life care," "hospice," and "end of life" and (II) we identified palliative care researchers likely to have secured NIH funding using three strategies...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782701/a-systematic-review-of-end-of-life-care-communication-skills-training-for-generalist-palliative-care-providers-research-quality-and-reporting-guidance
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REVIEW
Lisa Jane Brighton, Jonathan Koffman, Amy Hawkins, Christine McDonald, Suzanne O'Brien, Vicky Robinson, Shaheen A Khan, Rob George, Irene J Higginson, Lucy Ellen Selman
CONTEXT: End of life care (EoLC) communication skills training for generalist palliative care providers is recommended in policy guidance globally. Whilst many training programmes now exist, there has been no comprehensive evidence synthesis to inform future training delivery and evaluation. OBJECTIVES: To identify and appraise how EoLC communication skills training interventions for generalist palliative care providers are developed, delivered, evaluated, and reported...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719596/the-influence-of-fcgr2a-and-fcgr3a-polymorphisms-on-the-survival-of-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-squamous-cell-head-and-neck-cancer-treated-with-cetuximab
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T Magnes, T Melchardt, C Hufnagl, L Weiss, C Mittermair, D Neureiter, E Klieser, G Rinnerthaler, S Roesch, A Gaggl, R Greil, A Egle
FCGR2A-H131R and FCGR3A-V157F are single-nucleotide polymorphisms known to influence the outcome of patients treated with rituximab, cetuximab and trastuzumab. We investigated the impact of these polymorphisms on the clinical outcome of 103 patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck treated with a platinum compound, fluorouracil and cetuximab as palliative first-line therapy. The survival of patients with FCGR2A-131H/H and/or FCGR3A-157V/V genotypes was significantly longer compared with patients carrying 131R and 157F alleles (median progression-free survival (PFS): 5...
July 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716797/a-pragmatic-phase-iii-multisite-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-arm-dose-increment-randomised-trial-of-regular-low-dose-extended-release-morphine-for-chronic-breathlessness-breathlessness-exertion-and-morphine-sulfate-beams-study-protocol
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David Currow, Gareth John Watts, Miriam Johnson, Christine F McDonald, John O Miners, Andrew A Somogyi, Linda Denehy, Nicola McCaffrey, Danny J Eckert, Philip McCloud, Sandra Louw, Lawrence Lam, Aine Greene, Belinda Fazekas, Katherine C Clark, Kwun Fong, Meera R Agar, Rohit Joshi, Sharon Kilbreath, Diana Ferreira, Magnus Ekström
INTRODUCTION: Chronic breathlessness is highly prevalent and distressing to patients and families. No medication is registered for its symptomatic reduction. The strongest evidence is for regular, low-dose, extended- release (ER) oral morphine. A recent large phase III study suggests the subgroup most likely to benefit have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and modified Medical Research Council breathlessness scores of 3 or 4. This protocol is for an adequately powered, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled, multisite, factorial, block-randomised study evaluating regular ER morphine for chronic breathlessness in people with COPD...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706092/development-of-an-intervention-to-support-patients-and-clinicians-with-advanced-lung-cancer-when-considering-systematic-anticancer-therapy-protocol-for-the-pact-study
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Despina Anagnostou, Stephanie Sivell, Simon Noble, Jason Lester, Anthony Byrne, Catherine Sampson, Mirella Longo, Annmarie Nelson
INTRODUCTION: Patient-centred care is essential to the delivery of healthcare; however, this necessitates direct patient involvement in clinical decision-making and can be challenging for patients diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer where there may be misunderstanding of the extent of disease, prognosis and aims of treatment. In this context, decisions are complex and there is a need to balance the risks and benefits, including treatment with palliative intent. The aim of the PACT study is to identify the information and decision support needs of patients, leading to the development of an intervention to support patients with advanced lung cancer when considering treatment options...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667207/a-cluster-randomised-controlled-proof-of-concept-study-to-explore-the-feasibility-and-effect-of-a-patient-directed-intervention-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Markus Schuler, Stephan Richter, Gerhard Ehninger, Martin Bornhäuser, Leopold Hentschel
INTRODUCTION: Even with evolving and expanding therapeutical options for the treatment of advanced sarcomas over recent years, the balance between efficacy and toxicity still remains a major concern. Moreover, the symptom burden in patients with sarcoma remains high compared with other malignant diseases. It is, therefore, crucial to assess treatment effectiveness not only in terms of disease-related outcomes (eg, overall survival) but also from an individual and patient-centred perspective using the assessment of patient-reported outcomes (PROs)...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654666/correction-an-instrument-to-measure-nurses-knowledge-in-palliative-care-validation-of-the-spanish-version-of-palliative-care-quiz-for-nurses
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Elena Chover-Sierra, Antonio Martínez-Sabater, Yolanda Raquel Lapeña-Moñux
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652103/pc-facs
#11
Mellar P Davis
PC-FACS (Fast Article Critical Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care) provides hospice and palliative care clinicians with concise summaries of the most important findings from more than 100 medical and scientific journals. If you have colleagues who would benefit from receiving PC-FACS, please encourage them to join the AAHPM at aahpm.org. Comments from readers are welcomed at pc-facs@aahpm.org.
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
#12
Rachel Leifer, Bonnie Bristow, Martine Puts, Shabbir Alibhai, Xingshan Cao, Barbara-Ann Millar, Meredith Giuliani, Tina Hsu, Maureen Trudeau, Rajin Mehta, Ines Menjak, Mireille Norris, Barbara Liu, Francois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current curriculum with residents' geriatric oncology learning needs. The purpose of this study is to determine the geriatric oncology educational needs of the Canadian RO residents and to inform Canadian RO residency training...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644748/paediatric-palliative-medicine-2nd-ed
#13
Roger Woodruff
Editor's Note The journal is delighted to continue a collaboration with the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) in publication of book reviews relevant to symptom control in advanced disease. These reviews are adapted from the work of Roger Woodruff, MD, FRACP, FAChPM, an internationally recognized oncologist and palliative care specialist physician from Australia. Dr. Woodruff's reviews appear concurrently or did so previously in the IAHPC Newsletter, which is accessible through the IAHPC Web site: http://hospicecare...
June 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644746/conversations-on-dying-a-palliative-care-pioneer-faces-his-own-death
#14
Roger Woodruff
Editor's Note The journal is delighted to continue a collaboration with the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) in publication of book reviews relevant to symptom control in advanced disease. These reviews are adapted from the work of Roger Woodruff, MD, FRACP, FAChPM, an internationally recognized oncologist and palliative care specialist physician from Australia. Dr. Woodruff's reviews appear concurrently or did so previously in the IAHPC Newsletter, which is accessible through the IAHPC Web site: http://hospicecare...
June 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604224/arts-based-palliative-care-training-education-and-staff-development-a-scoping-review
#15
Benjamin Mark Turton, Sion Williams, Christopher R Burton, Lynne Williams
BACKGROUND: The experience of art offers an emerging field in healthcare staff development, much of which is appropriate to the practice of palliative care. The workings of aesthetic learning interventions such as interactive theatre in relation to palliative and end-of-life care staff development programmes are widely uncharted. AIM: To investigate the use of aesthetic learning interventions used in palliative and end-of-life care staff development programmes. DESIGN: Scoping review...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595379/does-the-prophylactic-and-therapeutic-use-of-beta-blockers-in-preoperative-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-significantly-prevent-and-treat-the-occurrence-of-cyanotic-spells
#16
Eliana Fanous, Gábor Mogyorósy
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was 'Does the use of beta-blockers significantly prevent and treat the occurrence of cyanotic spells in preoperative infants with tetralogy of Fallot?' Altogether, 80 papers were found using the reported search, of which 6 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, journal, date, country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these papers are tabulated...
June 7, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585240/agency-social-and-healthcare-supports-for-adults-with-intellectual-disability-at-the-end-of-life-in-out-of-home-non-institutional-community-residences-in-western-nations-a-literature-review
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Teresa T Moro, Teresa A Savage, Sarah Gehlert
BACKGROUND: The nature and quality of end-of-life care received by adults with intellectual disabilities in out-of-home, non-institutional community agency residences in Western nations is not well understood. METHOD: A range of databases and search engines were used to locate conceptual, clinical and research articles from relevant peer-reviewed journals. RESULTS: The present authors present a literature review of the agency, social and healthcare supports that impact end-of-life care for adults with intellectual disabilities...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581404/treatment-related-toxicity-in-patients-with-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-coexisting-interstitial-lung-disease-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Hanbo Chen, Suresh Senan, Esther J Nossent, R Gabriel Boldt, Andrew Warner, David A Palma, Alexander V Louie
PURPOSE: Definitive treatment for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (ES-NSCLC) is usually well tolerated. Patients with ES-NSCLC and coexisting interstitial lung disease (ILD) are at increased risk of severe treatment-related toxicity after definitive therapy. The main objective of this systematic review is to provide a pooled estimation of treatment-related mortality and ILD-specific toxicity in this population of patients and to identify trends for further study. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The MEDLINE and Embase databases were queried from respective dates of inception to January 2016...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574529/prospective-cohort-study-of-hospitalized-adults-with-advanced-cancer-associations-between-complications-comorbidity-and-utilization
#19
Peter May, Melissa M Garrido, Melissa D Aldridge, J Brian Cassel, Amy S Kelley, Diane E Meier, Charles Normand, Joan D Penrod, Thomas J Smith, R Sean Morrison
BACKGROUND: Inpatient hospital stays account for more than a third of direct medical cancer care costs. Evidence on factors driving these costs can inform planning of services, as well as consideration of equity in access. OBJECTIVE: To measure the association between hospital costs, and demographic, clinical, and system factors, for a cohort of adults with advanced cancer. DESIGN: Prospective multisite cohort study. SETTING: Four medical and cancer centers...
June 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532739/quality-of-missing-data-reporting-and-handling-in-palliative-care-trials-demonstrates-that-further-development-of-the-consort-missing-data-reporting-guidance-is-required-a-systematic-review
#20
Jamilla A Hussain, Martin Bland, Dean Langan, Miriam J Johnson, David C Currow, Ian R White
OBJECTIVES: Assess (i) the quality of reporting and handling missing data in palliative care trials against current guidance, (ii) whether there are differences in the reporting of criteria specified by the CONSORT 2010 statement compared to those not specified, (iii) the association of the reporting of missing data with journal impact factor and CONSORT endorsement status. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review of palliative care randomised controlled trials...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
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