New Referral Pathway Cuts Palliative Radiotherapy Wait

Use of an advanced practice radiation therapist also reduces number of visits needed
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

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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
AbstractIntroductionPatients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) often have an indolent disease course yet the outcomes for patients with metastatic NET undergoing surgery for non-hormonal (NH) symptoms of GI obstruction, bleeding, or pain is not known.MethodsWe identified patients with metastatic gastroenteropancreatic NET who underwent resection from 2000 to 2016 at 8 academic institutions who participated in the US Neuroendocrine Tumor Study Group.ResultsOf 581 patients with metastatic NET to liver (61.3%), lymph nodes (24.1%), lung (2.1%), and bone (2.5%), 332 (57.1%) presented with NH symptoms of pain (n&thinsp...
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery 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
Mar ía Teresa García-Baquero Merino
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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
Specialist palliative care in the hospital addresses a heterogeneous patient population with complex care needs. In Germany, palliative care patients are classified based on their primary diagnosis to determin...
Source: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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
PMID: 30322411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
Chronic heart failure is a complex and multifaceted syndrome characterised by an unpredictable trajectory, high symptom burden and reduced quality of life. Although palliative care is recommended, patient, provider and system factors limit access.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Ultrasound in Obstetrics&Gynecology,Volume 52, Issue S1, Page 247-247, October 2018.
Source: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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