Writhing. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2017 Sep - Dec;31(3-4):189 Authors: Haroutounian S PMID: 29381132 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Patients on Georgia's medical marijuana program are most concerned about the legality of the product and their ability to obtain marijuana-related products. Therefore, we recommend that states with medical marijuana laws should provide safe and reliable access to cannabis products for qualifying patients. PMID: 31442099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Many patients with advanced cancer experience aggressive care during the end-of-life. Several studies have evaluated the benefits of palliative care (PC) on the reduction of aggressive measures; however, limited data are available about their benefit in Brazilian patients.
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.
DiscussionMalignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are uncommon sarcomatous tumors that are believed to be derived from Schwann cell or neighboring cells with perineurial differentiation. MTT is rarely reported in mediastinum, lung and heart (
We are thankful for Dr Hunter's comments on our recent work.1 We fully agree with her appreciation about the need to reduce costs. Coincidentally, we are currently performing a retrospective cost-effectiveness analysis in patients with refractory pain due to leg ulcers who are noneligible for revascularization. These patients were referred to a pain unit for analgesic palliative treatment, and self-administered topical sevoflurane was compared against other conventional analgesic treatments. Preliminary results showed that topical sevoflurane is by far the most cost-effective treatment for this specific condition.
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Lene Kirkhus, Magnus Harneshaug, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Bjørn Henning Grønberg, Siri Rostoft, Sverre Bergh, Marianne J. Hjermstad, Geir Selbæk, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Øyvind Kirkevold, Tom Borza, Ingvild Saltvedt, Marit S. JordhøyAbstractBackgroundMaintaining physical function and quality of life (QoL) are prioritized outcomes among older adults. We aimed to identify potentially modifiable factors affecting older patients' physical function and QoL during cancer treatment.MethodsProspec...
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In order to dramatically advance the evidence base for pediatric palliative care (PPC) interventions, practices, and programs in the United States and similar practice settings, the field needs to better understand the challenges and opportunities for rigorous scholarship.
Pain originating from uncomplicated bone metastases, defined as those which have not resulted in and are not at imminent risk for pathological fracture or spinal cord compression, is effectively palliated by conventional external beam radiation therapy (RT) [1,2]. There has been a long-standing debate regarding the efficacy of single fraction (SFRT) compared to multiple fraction RT (MFRT); many systematic reviews and meta-analyses have been conducted to date to try to resolve the debate [3 –5]. More recent reviews by Chow et al.
We sought to increase intensive care unit-family meeting (ICU-FM) documentation in the electronic health record in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals.