End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses (R21)
Funding Opportunity PA-15-325 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to foster research on the unique perspectives, needs, wishes, and decision-making processes of adolescents and young adults (AYA; defined by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as youth between 12 24 years of age) with serious, advanced illnesses; and research focused on specific end-of-life/palliative care (EOLPC) models that support the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs of AYA with serious illness, their families and caregivers.
ConclusionHepatic resection was associated with a favorable impact on prognosis over chemotherapy for IC stage III and IVa of the 7th edition and for stage IIIb of 8th edition of AJCC staging system. Worse outcome has been observed in LR patients>65 years and with multifocal lesions. Randomized control studies are recommended to confirm the role of surgical resection in the management for advanced cases of IC, and to clarify the related prognostic factors.
Conclusion: Bevacizumab is a effective and safe for treatment of RIBE after GKRS. A protocol-based dose schedule in addition to frequent clinical and radiological evaluations are required. Bevacizumab should be considered as an early treatment option for RIBE.
Researchers at MD Anderson found that medical oncologists and midlevel providers preferred the name'supportive care'over palliative care."It's not just about the end of life," said one oncologist.Medscape Medical News
This article represents the findings from the queries over the first three months ’ queries and brings further clarity to our initial findings.Methods This quality improvement (QI) project was reviewed and approved by the Orlando Health/UFHealth Cancer Center Joint Oncology Committee for 2018-19. We began recording results of all E-FORSCE queries occurring after the law ’s implementation of July 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. We informed each patient that the PDMP query had become mandatory in Florida, and we discussed the results of each query with each patient. Each query examined the last 12 months of t...
For many patients, palliative care is the best kind of medicine.
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CONCLUSION: technical success, treatment success, procedure duration, and overall adverse event rate were comparable between ERCP-BD and EUS-BD in decompressing malignant distal biliary obstruction. Nevertheless, EUS-BD had a significantly lower rate of PEP and a lower tendency toward stent reintervention than ERCP-BD. Therefore, EUS-BD might be a suitable alternative to ERCP-BD when performed by experts. PMID: 31729233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) The largest-ever clinical trial of a medication for pediatric cardiology patients found that an oral drug significantly improved exercise capacity in adolescent patients with severe, congenital single-ventricle heart defects. A study leader says the physiologic benefits represent a milestone in the care of those who have undergone the Fontan procedure, a palliative operation for single-ventricle disease.
Abstract Palliative care as a foundation for patient-centered care is not adequately covered in nursing curricula. This gap in education means that pediatric oncology nurses may lack necessary palliative care competencies to provide comprehensive care to patients. A literature review was performed to determine if nurses believe that they are prepared to provide clinical palliative care to pediatric patients and how pediatric palliative care best practices can be better integrated into nursing education programs. According to the literature review, studies suggest that providing pediatric palliative care education ...