An exploration of the prevalence and experience of cardiac cachexia: protocol for a mixed methods cross-sectional study

Cachexia is a complex and multifactorial syndrome defined as severe weight loss and muscle wasting which frequently goes unrecognised in clinical practice [1]. It is a debilitating syndrome, resulting in patients...
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

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Dementia is a global health problem, with the World Health Organization estimates placing the number of afflicted persons at around 50 million worldwide.1 Without a treatment or cure, projections are that numbers will increase dramatically around the world by 2050.2 The prevalent intervention strategy has been pursuit of a drug to cure this illness or to modify the illness course. Available medications, mainly approved for use in Alzheimer's-type dementia (AD) but extended empirically to other forms, are mainly palliative with only modest benefits in a subset of patients.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Benjamin R. Griffin, Kathleen D. Liu, J. Pedro TeixeiraThe intensive care unit (ICU) is a common source of high-acuity nephrology consultations. Although advanced chronic kidney disease is associated with increased ICU mortality, the prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy is far worse, with short-term mortality rates that often exceed 50%. As such, it is essential that practicing nephrologists be comfortable caring for critically ill patients. This Core Curriculum article emphasizes th...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
[Daily News] HEALTH practitioners in the country have accused traditional medicine men and women of depriving patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses quality palliative care.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
This study reports on the outcomes of COMFORTTM SM Communication for Oncology Nurses, a train-the-trainer communication course to educate oncology nurses about palliative care communication and improve patient-centered communication and cancer care. METHODS: 355 oncology nurses attended the two-day course. This study used 6- and 12-month follow-up data from nurses who provided feedback on the progress of these goals. FINDINGS: Nurses taught an additional 9,720 oncology providers, conducted needs assessments of communication processes, and initiated institutionwide palliative care communication training. Barriers ...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Caregivers of patients with cancer experience high levels of caregiver-related strain and burden (CGSB). Cancer caregiving is complex and can change dramatically depending on the cancer trajectory. Often, this experience leads to poor health outcomes for the caregiver. OBJECTIVES: This review appraises the evidence on CGSB published from 2007 to October 2017. METHODS: 128 interventional studies found in PubMed® and CINAHL® were appraised and categorized based on the Oncology Nursing Society's Putting Evidence Into Practice schema. FINDINGS: Psychoeducation, supportive ca...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Following publication of the original article [1], the corresponding author reported an error on the name of the fourth author.
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Correction Source Type: research
Primary myelofibrosis (MF) is a Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by clonal myeloid proliferation, splenomegaly, bone marrow fibrosis, and heterogenous symptom burden [1-3]. Non-transplant treatment options have traditionally included cytoreductive therapies (hydroxyurea, busulfan, interferon- α), immunomodulatory drugs, androgens, splenic irradiation and splenectomy – though these are primarily palliative [4]. In the last decade, major advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of MF have been achieved, importantly the pivotal role of the JAK-STAT pathway.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Paediatric Palliative Care Intervention:   Other: Specialised Peadiatric Palliative Care (SPPC) Sponsors:   University Children's Hospital, Zurich;   University of Basel;   Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Switzerland;   University Children's Hospital Basel;   University Hospital Inselspital, Berne Recruiting
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There is little evidence of the effectiveness of aromatherapy massage in palliative care despite its popularity.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: People of Black and minority ethnic heritage are more likely to die receiving life supporting measures and less likely to die at home. End-of-life care decision making often involves adult children as advance care planning is uncommon in these communities. Physicians report family distress as being a major factor in continuing with futile care. AIM: To develop a deeper understanding of the perspectives of elders of Black and minority ethnic heritage and their children, about end-of-life conversations that take place within the family, using a meta-ethnographic approach. DESIGN: Syste...
Source: Palliative Medicine - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Med Source Type: research
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