Virtual Reality as an Adjunct to Management of Pain and Anxiety in Palliative Care

Conditions:   Cancer;   Heart Failure;   Copd;   ALS Intervention:   Device: Virtual Reality Sponsors:   Riverview Health Centre;   Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation;   Riverview Health Centre Foundation Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Conditions:   Cancer;   Heart Failure;   Copd;   ALS Intervention:   Device: Virtual Reality Sponsors:   Riverview Health Centre;   Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation;   Riverview Health Centre Foundation Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractSupportive care and pharmacological treatment can improve the quality of life of people with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who cope on a daily basis with substantial physical, psychological, social and spiritual morbidity. Smoking cessation is the only intervention that reduces the rate of progression of COPD, but evidence-based drug treatments and non-pharmacological strategies can relieve symptoms and reduce the impact of exacerbations. People with severe COPD live with increasingly troublesome breathlessness and other symptoms such as fatigue, pain, sputum production and weight loss. As ...
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2016 Source:Journal of Critical Care, Volume 35 Author(s): Evan J. Lilly, Helen Senderovich Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the only major worldwide cause of mortality that is currently increasing in prevalence. Furthermore, COPD is incurable, and the only therapy that has been shown to increase survival is oxygen therapy in selected patients. Compared to patients with cancer, patients with COPD experience similar levels of pain, breathlessness, fatigue, depression, and anxiety and have a worse quality of life but have comparatively little access to palliative care. When these ...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
This study aimed to measure symptom burden as well as care provided during the last week of life in oxygen-dependent COPD compared to cancer.Methods: Nationwide registry-based cohort study of patients with oxygen-dependent COPD and cancer patients who died between January 1, 2011 and October 14, 2013. Prevalence of symptoms and treatments given were compared between patients with COPD and people dying from cancer in SRPC.Findings: A total of 1,128 COPD patients and 56,843 cancer patients were included. Compared to patients with cancer, COPD patients died more often in hospital (49% vs. 28%), received less specialized palli...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 1.12 Clinical Problems - COPD Source Type: research
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