Hospitals Serving More Minorities May Offer Less Palliative Care Hospitals Serving More Minorities May Offer Less Palliative Care

Patients may have less access to palliative care at U.S. hospitals that primarily serve minorities, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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We present the management of ataxia in adults, beginning with establish ing an accurate diagnosis, followed by treatment of the multiple symptoms seen in cerebellar disorders, with a view to maximizing quality of life and effectively living with the consequences of ataxia. We discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the management of ataxia, including m edical and non-medical management and the evidence base that supports these interventions. We address the pharmacological treatment of ataxia, tremor, and other associated movement disorders; ophthalmological symptoms; bowel, bladder, and sexual symptoms; o...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewPeritoneal metastases (PM) secondary to colorectal cancer is associated with a poor prognosis. However, cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermia intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) has risen to a more accepted roll in the treatment of peritoneal metastatic disease for various cancers; colorectal cancer is no exception. This review aims to discuss the recent updates and findings for treatment of peritoneal disease secondary to colorectal cancer, especially with respect to individualized patient factors that affect outcomes.Recent FindingsThere are many new studies showing the validity of cytored...
Source: Current Colorectal Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
by Ben Skoch (@skochb)I made some interesting observations during my first ever trip to the AAHPM National Assembly in Boston, almost a year ago. It seemed to me that I was not the only one favoring my phone screen over introducing myself to hundreds of new people. My new Twitter follower to friends IRL ratio ( ‘In Real Life,’ for those wondering) was about 25:1. I noticed people often trying to find seats in a lecture hall at least a few spaces away from others, to a point where some rooms looked like those old science problems involving the diffusion of a gas.I wondered to myself how many people here are intr...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: blogs
Authors: Rae C, Mairs RJ Abstract Although radiotherapy is often used to treat localized disease and for palliative care in prostate cancer patients, novel methods are required to improve the sensitivity of aggressive disease to ionizing radiation. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an energy sensor which regulates proliferation, aggressiveness and survival of cancer cells. We assessed the ability of the AMPK activator 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-1-β-D-ribofuranoside (AICAR) to sensitize prostate cancer cells to radiation. Prostate cancer cell lines LNCaP and PC3 were treated with X-rays and AICAR then ...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
50%, 28% and 44% of patients had improvements in fatigue, nausea/vomiting and pain subscales of the EORTC QLQ ‐C30, 42% and 28% of patients achieved improvements in dysphagia and pain subscales of the STO22 at the end of palliative gastric radiotherapy. AbstractTo evaluate the response and quality of life of palliative gastric radiotherapy in patients with symptomatic locally advanced gastric cancer. Patients with bleeding, pain or obstruction and were treated with palliative gastric radiotherapy to a dose of 36  Gy in 12 daily fractions. The primary outcomes were symptom response rates. Secondary outcomes included ...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
This case series evaluates the topical combination of fluorouracil and calcipotriene as a palliative therapy for refractory extramammary Paget disease.
Source: JAMA Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Some of the voices of the past can appear entirely contemporary, because they saw further and with greater clarity than most of their peers. John W. Campbell, editor of Astounding Science-Fiction Magazine, died of heart disease at age 61 in 1971. In 1949 he wrote an editorial on the future of medicine, aging, and longevity that wouldn't seem out of place today. He anticipated what we presently call actuarial escape velocity, or longevity escape velocity, the idea that gains in life span through progress in medical technology allow greater time to benefit from further gains - and eventually, we are repaired more rapidly tha...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs
Introduction: The importance of patient reported outcomes (PRO) such as “health related quality of life” (HRQoL) increases. Especially in the field of breast cancer, the most common type of cancer in women, it is very important to focus on patient's quality of life, both in adjuvant and palliative setting. Due to evolving digitalization in medicine, new possibilitie s such as electronic measurement via tablet or computer arise. However, before changing to a new mode of administration from pen and paper to an electronic, equivalence across those two different modes of administration has to be guaranteed.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Session 30 – Oncology: Breast Source Type: research
Palliative care research has largely focused on patients with disease specific conditions such as advanced cancer, cardiac or pulmonary diseases. As patients age, however, they often develop chronic conditions that may lead to decreases in health-related quality of life or symptoms such as pain and dyspnea. As the population ages, the prevalence of patients with multi-morbidity also increases 1 but these patients may not be identified as having palliative care needs.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Being diagnosed with cancer often forces patients and families to make difficult medical decisions. How patients think they and others will feel in the future, termed affective predictions, may influence these decisions. These affective predictions are often biased, which may contribute to suboptimal care outcomes by influencing decisions related to palliative care and advance care planning.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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