How Prepared are We to Address Sexuality in Palliative Care?

How Prepared are We to Address Sexuality in Palliative Care? Acta Med Port. 2019 Oct 01;32(10):625-627 Authors: Silva SM, Marques J, Reis-Pina P PMID: 31625873 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Ashlay A. Huitema, Karen Harkness, Shiraz Malik, Neville Suskin, Robert S. McKelvieABSTRACTGlobally, there are approximately 26 million people living with heart failure (HF) and 50% of those patients suffer from HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), costing countries billions of dollars each year. Improvements in treatment of cardiovascular diseases, including advanced HF, have allowed an unprecedented number of patients to survive into old age. Despite these advances, patients with HF deteriorate and often require adva...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
On Death &Dying: Revisiting the Roots of Palliative Care and a Path Forward. Am J Bioeth. 2019 Dec;19(12):51-54 Authors: Sager ZS, Block SD PMID: 31746706 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Bioethics : AJOB - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Am J Bioeth Source Type: research
The Underappreciated Influence of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross on the Development of Palliative Care for Children. Am J Bioeth. 2019 Dec;19(12):70-72 Authors: Sisk BA, Baker JN PMID: 31746709 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Bioethics : AJOB - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Am J Bioeth Source Type: research
Under what circumstances might a live discharge from hospice occur? What can clinicians do to support these patients and families after discharge?Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news
T, Saarto T Abstract Background: To avoid aggressive treatments at the end-of-life and to provide palliative care (PC), physicians need to terminate futile anti-cancer treatments and define the palliative goal of the treatment in time. This single center study assesses the practices used to make the decision that leads to treatment with a palliative goal, i.e., the PC decision and its effect on anti-cancer treatments at the end of life.Material and methods: Patients with a cancer diagnosis treated in tertiary hospital during 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2014 and deceased by the end of 2014 were identified in t...
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Sona Vodenkova, Tomas Buchler, Klara Cervena, Veronika Veskrnova, Pavel Vodicka, Veronika VymetalkovaAbstract5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is an essential component of systemic chemotherapy for colorectal cancer (CRC) in the palliative and adjuvant settings. Over the past four decades, several modulation strategies including the implementation of 5-FU-based combination regimens and 5-FU pro-drugs have been developed and tested to increase the anti-tumor activity of 5-FU and to overcome the clinical resistance.Despite the encouraging...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In well selected patients with lung cancer, resection in palliative intent can offer symptom relief and even a survival benefit with acceptable morbidity and low mortality. Prognostic factors were identified and can be used to guide operative treatment. Due to the low specificity of CT and FDG-PET/CT in the presence of inflammation or centrally located lung tumors, a large proportion of patients with lung resection in palliative intent experience a down-staging and frequently also a switch from palliative to curative treatment with additional survival benefit. Factors like expected complete resection, a squamo...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
A significant number of cancer patients suffer from pain caused by the disease or its treatment. The World Health Organization analgesic ladder promotes the use of oral opioids and adjuncts, and reserves interventional procedures as the ‘fourth’ step in the ladder. Although this can to an extent be justified as most patients achieve reasonable analgesia with minimal adverse with oral analgesia, 10% of patients continue to have severe pain and/or experience poor quality of life from drug adverse effects.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Physical problems Source Type: research
Good communication lies at the heart of palliative care. The ‘Quality of life gap’ model gives a steer to the palliative care consultation and encourages doctors, where possible, to improve a patient's reality while managing their expectations. It is a doctor's duty to provide information that a patient may want or need, in a format they can understand, s o they can participate in shared decision-making.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Introduction Source Type: research
Oncological emergencies are common in patients with advanced cancer and can confer significant physical and psychological burdens. Swift recognition of such events allows rapid contextualized evaluation and management, which may need to be tailored to the individual patient's circumstances. Wherever possible, the anticipation of a potential emergency allows clinicians to pre-empt potential crises.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Physical problems Source Type: research
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