‘The shoulders, clavicles, chest and thighs melt away’: a compilation of reviews on cachexia

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Source: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: CACHEXIA, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION: Edited by Aminah Jatoi and Barry J.A. Laird Source Type: research

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Authors: Houchard G, Kullgren J, Saphire M, Porter K, Abel S Abstract Evidence guiding inpatient management of buprenorphine is lacking-this retrospective cohort study evaluated the clinical impact of hospital continuation versus discontinuation of buprenorphine at an academic medical center. The primary outcome was inpatient oral morphine equivalents (OME). Secondary outcomes included patient pain levels, functional assessment, and hospital length of stay. One hundred thirty-one patients (74 continued buprenorphine, 57 discontinued) were included in the analysis. Median OME were significantly lower among patients ...
Source: Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother Source Type: research
The RPS in Wales has submitted proposals to the All Wales Chief Pharmacists Group around the implementation of recommendations made in our recent policy on pharmacy’s role in palliative and end
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The distress of patients suffering from a terminal illness can lead to a state of despair and requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide. It is a major challenge for palliative care workers. The Distress The...
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
A decision to refrain from cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the case of cardiac arrest is recommended in terminally ill patients to avoid unnecessary suffering at time of death. The aim of this study was...
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AbstractLife-limiting conditions in children in specialized pediatric palliative care (PPC) are manifold. The “Together for Short Lives” (TfSL) association established four disease categories, which represent the most common illness trajectories. Better understanding the palliative care needs and symptoms of children within these TfSL groups will result in improved anticipation of clinical problems and tailored care. During this retrospective single-center cohort study, 198 children, adolescents, and young adults (CAYAs) were in PPC. Mean age at referral was 8.7 years (range 0.0–25.0), mean duration ...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: Targeted Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We present a case of a young male who experienced multiple metastases and been diagnosed HLRCC after the operation of radical nephrectomy for 10 months. This case remains us that early screening and surveillance are recommended to people who have a family history or at risk of HLRCC, surgical and palliative therapy still play an important role in clinical treatment in the meantime.
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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