State of the Science in Pediatric Palliative Care Forum (TH351)

With the growth of Pediatric Palliative Care, it is essential for practitioners to find ways to stay current on the most recent literature. In the spirit of the State of the Science plenary which is part of each Assembly, the presenters will endeavor to review the literature published since 2017 which should inform the practice of Pediatric Palliative Care. Our interdisciplinary team of co-presenters includes representatives from medicine, nursing, social work and chaplaincy and will look at the academic literature relevant to the multiple disciplines represented.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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With the growth of Pediatric Palliative Care, it is essential for practitioners to find ways to stay current on the most recent literature. In the spirit of the State of the Science plenary, which is part of each Assembly, and the prior State of the Science in Pediatric Palliative Care, the presenters will endeavor to review the literature published since January 2019, which should inform the practice of Pediatric Palliative Care. This annual and highly regarded session includes an interdisciplinary team of co-presenters with representatives from medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, and chaplaincy and will look at t...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Metastatic spinal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, although rare, should be part of the differential diagnosis when the patient presents with back pain and radiculopathy. We recommend the posterior approach for spinal decompression and total resection of the metastatic chondrosarcoma when the tumor has caused neurological deficits or other severe symptoms. Osteoplasty by cement augmentation is also a good choice for surgical treatment in some patients.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Earlier this year, Medgadget reported on the FDA’s clearance of the SEM Scanner, a device created by Los Angeles-based Bruin Biometrics (BBI). The SEM Scanner is a wireless, handheld device that detects changes in sub-epidermal moisture as an i...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Critical Care Exclusive Medicine Plastic Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs
Palliative care interventions have shown promise in improving quality of life and reducing healthcare utilization among patients with chronic organ failure.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Palliative care interventions have shown promise in improving quality of life and reducing health-care utilization among patients with chronic organ failure.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
In conclusion, patients with tumor spread to the anterolateral/lateral portion of vertebrae bodies based on CT scan diagnosis experienced severe cancer pain. These patients needed strong opioids or palliative spinal irradiation for pain relief. PMID: 31214273 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
Conclusions The recent, first randomized clinical trial demonstrated overall and progression free survival benefits after SBRT to oligometastatic disease which supports prior retrospective case series (6). The spine is a common site of metastatic bone disease, and as high quality data continue to mature, along with completion of additional randomized clinical trials, it is expected that utility of SBRT to the spine will increase in the future. Spine SBRT is unique due to the requirement of sharp dose falloff to prevent serious neurologic morbidity. With recent advances in radiotherapy planning, robotic patient positionin...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Rationale: Cardiac angiosarcoma is the most common malignant tumor of the heart and a rare disease with rapid disease progression and poor prognosis. Cardiac wall rupture is an extremely rare complication. Patient concerns: A 32-year-old woman presented with an acute onset of epigastric pain and chest discomfort at first time when she visited an emergency room. Diagnoses: A cardiac mass was identified on echocardiography and subsequently performed chest computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed the cardiac tumor at right atrium with right atrial wall rupture and hematogenous lung metastasi...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Clinical practice guidelines for quality palliative care highlight the interprofessional nature of palliative care, recognizing that clinicians in each discipline must understand the unique perspectives and strengths of their colleagues in order to provide comprehensive collaborative care. Despite this, finding clinicians proficient in interprofessional collaborative practice proves difficult due to the lack of interprofessional training programs. Instead, palliative care clinicians often resort to learning to work with team members of different disciplines in the course of delivering complex clinical care to seriously ill...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
A 15-year-old boy with autism and swallowing dysfunction presented with a 6-month history of fatigue, intermittent abdominal pain, and weight loss. He later became febrile and had multiple episodes of coffee ground emesis and melena stools. An upper endoscopy showed an esophageal mass, and a subsequent 18F-FDG PET/CT scan confirmed this finding. PET/CT also revealed metastatic disease in local lymph nodes, thus upstaging the patient and indicating poor prognosis. Consideration of these severe results and the patient’s quality of life helped guide decision making in patient management, with the ultimate decision to pu...
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
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