Social Media to Enhance the 2017 Annual Assembly
by Christian SinclairThe Annual Assembly of AAHPM and HPNA is right around the corner and if you are going to Phoenix, or staying home to keep things running smoothly, social media can help make your conference experience be transformative. Since 2009, the Assembly has been making use of Twitter to provide additional insight, commentary and sources for the multiple sessions each day. Now things are expanding to dedicated conference apps, Facebook and Instagram. And for the first year ever we have Twitter contests.The official hashtag of the conference:#hpm17 (works on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), use it in every tweet this week! To make it easy to include the hashtag in every Tweet, you can sign in toTweetchat.com ortchat.io on your tablet or desktop. (Are you wondering why the hashtag for our interprofessional field/assembly is #hpm and not #hpc?Read more here.)Here is apost on how Twitter can be helpful at a healthcare conference. Other key hashtags for the conference will be added here to this Google Document.The Pallimed Network will feature content across multiple platforms and will include the HPM chat account from Twitter.Pallimed Network AccountsTwitter (@pallimed) - run by Allie Shukraft, Kristi Newport and Christian Sinclair during the conferenceTwitter (@hpmchat) - run by Lori Ruder and Ashley Deringer during the conferenceFacebook - run by Megan Mooney-SipeFacebook event page (unofficial) - Team effortFacebook event page (#HPMparty)...
CONCLUSIONLECS as palliative treatment may be a viable option for high-risk patients with advanced gastric cancer.
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): David E Ost
Urgent palliative surgery in the setting of advanced malignancy is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. Malignant bowel obstruction is the most frequent indication for such intervention. Traditional surgical dogma is often invoked to justify associated risks and cost, but little evidence exists to support surgical over nonsurgical approaches. Evolving evidence may provide more meaningful guidance for treatment selection.
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive cancer, which is often causally associated with asbestos exposure. Given the long latency period between asbestos exposure and MPM development and because asbestos is still being used in some countries, MPM will remain a global health issue for decades to come . Although improvements in outcome have been observed with the advent of -palliative- chemotherapy, overall survival of patients plateaus at a median of one year . Amongst others, this dismal prognosis can be attributed to difficulties in (early) diagnosis, lack of effective treatment and treatment monitoring.
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Robert J. Mentz, Christopher M. O'Connor, Bradi B. Granger, Hongqiu Yang, Chetan B. Patel, Karen E. Steinhauser, Mona Fiuzat, Kimberly S. Johnson, Kevin J. Anstrom, Gwen C. Dodson, Donald H. Taylor, Daniel B. Mark, James A. Tulsky, Joseph G. Rogers
This review summarises the epidemiology of HIV in relation to mortality, and the symptoms and concerns of people with AIDS and those living with HIV who have either related or unrelated advanced comorbidities. The principles and practice of palliative care are described, and the evidence for its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is appraised. The review concludes with evidence-based recommendations to improve the delivery of, and access to, high-quality HIV care until the end of life, reducing unnecessary suffering while optimising person-centred outcomes.
Conclusions: Ovarian metastases are less responsive to systemic chemotherapy compared to extra-ovarian metastases in patients with relapsed or metastatic colorectal cancer. Multidisciplinary treatment strategy, including systemic chemotherapy and cytoreductive surgery, may contribute to the prolongation of OS.Oncology
An 85-year-old patient with a history of oxygen-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and coronary artery bypass grafting (LIMA-LAD, free vein-circumflex) presented to the emergency department with chest and back pain. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) confirmed acute type a thoracic aortic dissection limited to the ascending thoracic aorta. Aneurysm size is 10 cm. This patient was evaluated by cardiovascular surgeons who offered the patient palliative care secondary to perioperative risk and sent home.
Endovascular interventions for aortic aneurysmal disease in the elective, urgent, and emergent settings have accelerated in the last decade, with multiple groups reporting improved outcomes compared with the historical standard of open intervention. This has benefited patients and their families. Starnes et al1 also pointed out the need to stratify emergent patients into survivable and nonsurvivable and advocated for the employment of a third arm, that of palliative care for the patient presenting with a ruptured aortic aneurysm and meeting nonsurvivable criteria.
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (pNETs) represent rare neoplasms of all NETs often presenting without functional activity. Many sporadic non-functioning pNET patients are already metastatic at the time of diagnosis, and the therapeutic approach to such patients is mostly palliative. In this international, multicenter, retrospective cohort study we assessed the prognostic value of a set of anthropometric, clinical, biochemical, radiological, and pathological parameters at baseline and the impact of the therapeutic strategies on the survival of patients with sporadic grade 1/2, stage IV, non-functioning pNETs. Three hundre...