Hospitals serving more minorities may offer less palliative care
(Reuters Health) - Patients may have less access to palliative care at U.S. hospitals that primarily serve minorities, a study suggests.
CONCLUSIONS As our older adult population increases, injured geriatric patients will continue to pose challenges for care, such as comorbidities or frailty. We found that trauma center care was associated with improved outcomes for geriatric trauma patients in most studies and that utilization of early palliative care consultations was generally associated with improved secondary outcomes, such as length of stay; however, inconsistency and imprecision prevented us from making a clear recommendation for this question. As caregivers, we should ensure adequate support for trauma systems and palliative care processes in our ...
Conclusions: Our results showed that the use of chemotherapy in patients with mCRC significantly varies between those with and without children.
ConclusionIn selected cases, liver resection is possible post SIRT. As this can represent a potentially curative option, it is important to reconsider resection in the follow-up of patients undergoing SIRT. Post-operative complications are noted following major and extended liver resection. Therefore, further studies are needed to improve patient selection.
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Publication date: Available online 24 March 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Anthony Linton, Prunella Blinman, Steven Kao, Nico van ZandwijkAbstractObjectiveMalignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a cancer that primarily affects older adults. However this patient population is frequently under-represented in clinical studies. Therefore, we studied the impact of advancing age on treatment utilisation and clinical outcomes in an extensive series of minimally selected MPM patients.Materials and MethodsPatients with MPM receiving compensation from the New South Wales (NSW) Dust Diseases Authority (2002&ndash...
There is a dearth of literature that investigates life transitions of young adults (YAs) with life-limiting conditions, families and professionals. The scant literature that is available has methodological lim...
CONCLUSION:: The development of robust and capable OPC clinics is necessary to meet the growing demand for these services among patients with advanced cancer. This summary of key aspects of functional OPC clinics will enable health care institutions to evaluate their specific needs and develop programs that will be successful within the environment of an individual institution. PMID: 30908140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Two-thirds of adult Americans had no knowledge of palliative care, and many respondents who were confident in their knowledge of palliative care could not answer the basic questions of palliative care correctly.
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