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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
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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
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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
#8
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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532723/self-reported-frequency-of-nurse-provided-spiritual-care
#10
Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, Iris Mamier, Patricia Ricci-Allegra, Joanne Foith
AIM: To describe how frequently RNs provide 17 spiritual care therapeutics (or interventions) during a 72-80h timeframe. BACKGROUND: Plagued by conceptual muddiness as well as weak methods, research quantifying the frequency of spiritual care is not only methodologically limited, but also sparse. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from four studies that used the Nurse Spiritual Care Therapeutics Scale (NSCTS). Data from US American RNs who responded to online surveys about spiritual care were analyzed...
June 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458185/the-experiences-of-undergraduate-nursing-students-and-self-reflective-accounts-of-first-clinical-rotation-in-pediatric-oncology
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Jila Mirlashari, Fay Warnock, Jahanfar Jahanbani
The clinical practicum is one of the most anticipated components of the nursing program for nursing students. However, the practicum can be anxiety producing for students, especially when it is their first placement in an emotional demanding setting like pediatric oncology unit. Taking care of children with cancer and who are facing the death trajectory is complex and demanding not only for students but also for the experienced nurse. In this qualitative research, the purpose was to explore senior student perceptions and self-reflective accounts of what it was like to care for children with cancer and their family throughout the course of their first practicum on a pediatric oncology unit that also provided children palliative care as needed...
April 10, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399110/towards-better-dose-individualisation-metabolic-phenotyping-to-predict-cabazitaxel-pharmacokinetics-in-men-with-prostate-cancer
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A Janssen, C P M Verkleij, A van der Vlist, R H J Mathijssen, H J Bloemendal, R Ter Heine
BACKGROUND: Cabazitaxel is approved for treatment of castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer. The current dosing strategy of cabazitaxel is based on body surface area (BSA). Body surface area is known as a poor predictor for total systemic exposure to drugs, since it does not take into account variability in activity of metabolising enzymes, necessary for clearance of drugs. As exposure to cabazitaxel is related to treatment response, it is essential to develop a better individualised dosing strategy...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358384/field-testing-of-decision-coaching-with-a-decision-aid-for-parents-facing-extreme-prematurity
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G P Moore, B Lemyre, T Daboval, S Ding, S Dunn, S Akiki, N Barrowman, A L Shephard, M L Lawson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess and modify an existing decision aid and field-test decision coaching with the modified aid during consultations with parents facing potential delivery at 23 to 24 weeks gestation. STUDY DESIGN: International Patient Decision Aid Standards instrument (IPDASi) scoring deficits, multi-stakeholder group feedback and α-testing guided modifications. Feasibility/acceptability were assessed. The Decisional Conflict Scale was used to measure participants' decisional conflict before (T1) and immediately after (T2) the consultation...
June 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358379/children-s-outcomes-at-2-year-follow-up-after-4-years-of-structured-multi-professional-medical-ethical-decision-making-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#14
J C de Boer, L Gennissen, M Williams, M van Dijk, D Tibboel, I Reiss, S Naghib, J Sol
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed our decisions about continuation/withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments in a group of critically ill newborns who were discussed in structured medical ethical decision-making meetings, and provide the surviving children's outcomes at 2-year follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: In an explorative observational study, 61 cases were evaluated. The children involved had been discussed in such a structured way from 2009 to 2012 in a level III-D neonatal intensive care unit...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344712/canadian-medical-education-journal-survey-evaluations-of-university-of-british-columbia-residents-education-and-attitudes-regarding-palliative-care-and-physician-assisted-death
#15
David Spicer, Sonia Paul, Tom Tang, Charlie Chen, Jocelyn Chase
BACKGROUND: Little prior research has been conducted regarding resident physicians' opinions on the subject of Physician Assisted Death (PAD), despite past surveys ascertaining the attitudes of practicing physicians towards PAD in Canada. We solicited British Columbia residents' opinions on the amount of education they receive about palliative care and physician assisted death, and their attitudes towards the implementation of PAD. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional, anonymous online survey with the resident physicians of British Columbia, Canada...
February 2017: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287349/book-and-media-reviews
#16
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...
March 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156678/patterns-of-symptom-control-and-palliative-care-focused-original-research-articles-in-major-radiation-oncology-journals
#17
Tracy A Balboni, Edward Chow
216 Background: National oncology and palliative care organizations recommend greater incorporation of palliative care in clinical care and research in advanced cancer to improve care quality. In radiation oncology, palliative oncology care represents approximately 30-40% of treatment courses. Given the frequency of palliative care in radiation oncology and recommendations for greater research at this intersection, we sought to determine the prevalence and patterns of publication of symptom control and palliative care focused original research articles in two prominent radiation oncology journals from 2004-2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123244/are-self-expandable-metal-stents-superior-to-plastic-stents-in-palliating-malignant-distal-biliary-strictures-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Harsha Moole, Amy Jaeger, Micheal Cashman, Fritz H Volmar, Sonu Dhillon, Mathew L Bechtold, Srinivas R Puli
BACKGROUND: Palliation for inoperable malignant distal biliary strictures can be achieved with self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) and plastic stents (PS). This is a meta-analysis to compare PS and SEMS. The aim of the study is to compare clinical outcomes in patients with SEMS and PS. METHODS: Study selection criteria were studied using SEMS and PS for palliation in patients with malignant distal biliary stricture. For data collection and extraction, articles were searched in Ovid journals, Medline, Cochrane database, and Pubmed...
January 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118323/chemotherapy-vs-tamoxifen-in-platinum-resistant-ovarian-cancer-a-phase-iii-randomised-multicentre-trial-ovaresist
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kristina Lindemann, Emma Gibbs, Elisabeth Åvall-Lundqvist, Rene dePont Christensen, Kathrine Woie, Marten Kalling, Annika Auranen, Seija Grenman, Thomas Hoegberg, Per Rosenberg, Tone Skeie-Jensen, Elisabet Hjerpe, Anne Dørum, Val Gebski, Gunnar Kristensen
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer (PROC) aims for palliation and prolonging of progression-free survival (PFS). This study compares Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and efficacy between single-agent chemotherapy and tamoxifen in PROC. METHODS: Patients with PROC were randomised (2 : 1) to chemotherapy (weekly paclitaxel 80 mg m(-2) or four weekly pegylated liposomal doxorubicin 40 mg m(-2)) or tamoxifen 40 mg daily...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095397/a-randomised-phase-ii-trial-and-feasibility-study-of-palliative-chemotherapy-in-frail-or-elderly-patients-with-advanced-gastroesophageal-cancer-321go
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
P S Hall, S R Lord, M Collinson, H Marshall, M Jones, C Lowe, H Howard, D Swinson, G Velikova, A Anthoney, R Roy, J Dent, S Cheeseman, K Last, M T Seymour
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are commonly under-represented in cancer clinical trials. The 321GO was undertaken in preparation for a definitive phase three trial assessing different chemotherapy regimens in a frail and/or elderly population with advanced gastroesophageal (GO) cancer. METHODS: Patients with advanced GO cancer considered unfit for conventional dose chemotherapy were randomly assigned in a 1 : 1 : 1 ratio to: epirubicin, oxaliplatin and capecitabine (EOX); oxaliplatin and capecitabine (OX); and capecitabine alone (X) (all 80% of full dose and unblinded)...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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