Palliative Radiotherapy in Elderly Patients With Bone Metastases Improves Quality of Life
Palliative radiotherapy is an effective means of alleviating pain and improving overall quality of life in elderly patients with bone metastases, according to a new study.
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.
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...
Clinicians deciding whether to refer a patient or family to specialty palliative care report facing high levels of uncertainty. Most research on medical uncertainty has focused on prognostic uncertainty. As part of a pediatric palliative referral intervention for oncology teams we explored how uncertainty might influence palliative care referrals.
Conclusion: CT-guided 125 I seed implantation represents an effective and safe palliative care for patients with MESCC, which can effectively relieve pain and spinal cord compression and improve nerve function and quality of life.
Palliative care (PC) is associated with increased quality of life for individuals with life-limiting illnesses. Despite growing recognition of the need for public advocacy and involvement, data on public perception of PC is limited. We sought to examine patterns of beliefs, socio-demographic differences, and the impact of information source on perceptions of PC.
Chinese medicine modalities, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), have been used as palliative interventions among cancer patients. More research should be conducted to confirm their effectiveness.
We report a case of a patient with advanced cervical cancer who presented with uncontrollable pain, MDD, and a suicide attempt. RESULT: A 39-year-old woman diagnosed with cervical cancer stage IVB presented to the Emergency Department after a suicide attempt by hanging. Upon evaluation by the palliative care psychiatrist, she reported intense pain, unresponsive to analgesics, and had a history of persistent suicidal ideation. Antidepressant treatment was started (sertraline 50mg/d) after a single dose of ketamine hydrochloride IV (0.5 mg/kg) was administered. Treatment response was measured using the Brief Edinburgh D...
Pain is one of the most common symptoms that has a severe impact on quality of life and is associated with numerous psychosocial issues in cancer patients. Palliative care, which is a recent development in Chi...