Perusing ASCO 2017 - AKA Time for Lorazepam

Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: ASCO cancer oncology pallonc research research issues rosielle WaPo Source Type: blogs

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Condition:   Cancer Interventions:   Combination Product: Palliative care;   Combination Product: Standard oncological care Sponsor:   Yale University Not yet recruiting
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewInterstitial lung diseases (ILDs) cause unpredictable degrees of fibrosis and inflammation in the lungs leading to functional decline and varying symptom burden for patients. Some patients may live for years and be responsive to therapy, and other disease trajectory may be shorter and similar to patients with lung cancer. This ultimately affects the patient ’s quality of life as well as their caregiver(s).Recent FindingsNonpharmacological therapies play an important role in treatment of interstitial lung disease. These include symptom management, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, and ...
Source: Current Respiratory Care Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Sandra Dawson passed away on October 2, 2018. You may not recognize the name, but hundreds of thousands of people have been touched by her efforts on behalf of mental health and suicide, most notably behind the @unsuicide handle on Twitter. With nearly 25,000 Twitter followers and over 26,000 tweets in the past 10 years, she highlighted resources and help for countless numbers of people in the depths of depression. She also ran the unsuicide wiki, which offered those resources in a more static environment. Sandra was 51. Here’s what the Neurocritic had to say of Sandra’s passing: Sandra was taken from this ear...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Suicide Depression sandra dawson Source Type: blogs
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Palliative Medicine - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between delirium and symptom expression in advanced cancer patients admitted to palliative care services. This is a secondary analysis of a consecutive sample of advanced cancer patients who were admitted to home care and hospices, and prospectively assessed for a period of 10  months. The Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) and the MDAS (Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale) were measured at admission (T0) and after seven days of home care or hospice care (T7). Of the eight hundred and forty-eight patients screened in the period, 585 were not conside...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Palliative Medicine - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Chronic pain, or pain lasting> 3 months, is common among cancer survivors, who are often prescribed long-term opioid therapy (LTOT).
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsLobar transarterial chemoembolization with the use of DEE-IRI is a technically feasible and well tolerated palliative treatment for patients with refractory liver-predominant CRC metastatic disease and has acceptable pharmacokinetics. VEGFR1 is a potential biomarker for predicting treatment efficacy and risk of adverse events.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Supportive and palliative care should be an integral part of cancer treatment (ESMO Position Paper, 2017). To maintain the spotlight on the topic, on Friday, 19 October, a special session at the ESMO 2018 Congress will be dedicated to this subject and followed on Sunday by the formal recognition of 20 newly-accredited Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. For the first time, institutions from Japan, Denmark, Estonia and Qatar feature among the laureates.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Gómez-Batiste X Abstract OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to describe the development of a new tool, the Psychosocial and Spiritual Needs Evaluation scale Instrumento de Evaluación de Necesidades Psicosociales y Espirituales del Enfermo al Final de Vida (ENP-E), designed to assess the psychosocial needs of end-of-life (EOL) patients. And, secondarily, to describe the face validity and psychometric properties of this instrument in the Spanish-speaking context. METHOD: The scale was developed through a seven-stage process: (1) literature review; (2) expert panel establishment; (3) discussion ...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
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