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Source: Journal of Palliative Medicine - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Dr Jack West says it is time to embrace a team approach when it comes to initiating discussions about end-of-life care with patients with advanced cancer.Medscape Oncology
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news
Source: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care Source Type: research
In conclusion, FACS-based determination of CD318 expression may serve as novel prognostic factor depending on implemented therapy in AML patients.
Source: Annals of Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Learn about the interventions that may help improve goals-of-care communication between clinicians, patients, and families.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news
(BMJ) Medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because frequent users might build up tolerance to its sleep-inducing effects, suggests preliminary research published online in BMJ Supportive&Palliative Care.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review was undertaken to survey recent literature for research reports and comprehensive clinical reviews addressing the pharmacologic management of nausea and vomiting (N&V) in advanced cancer. The goal was to integrate findings in a comprehensive article that incorporates palliative care concepts into antiemetic treatment.Recent FindingsThere are few published studies of N&V in advanced cancer; such research may be limited by the multicausal nature of N&V and participant burden to patients with life-limiting disease. Most articles are written by oncologists who also specialize in palliative ...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Skilled nursing centers are changing from providing custodial/palliative care to providing medically complex care administered by interdisciplinary teams. Higher patient acuity demands an exponential increase in the number and qualifications for the workforce in post-acute care settings. Although procuring an adequate number and type of workforce is being addressed, not enough is being done to address the increased knowledge and skills needed by all roles in these settings. This paper describes why it is critical to address the latter, particularly for nurse leaders, and how 1 post-acute care setting is doing this.
Source: Nurse Leader - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
SummaryDelirium is a  frequent neurocognitive complication in cancer patients, particularly in advanced stage and terminal disease. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and is a critical source of stress for patients and caregivers. For healthcare staff, delirium poses significant challenges in diag nosis and treatment as well as assessment of other symptoms due to its fluctuating nature, communication impediments, and possible agitation in hyperactive subtypes. Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying delirium are complex, but the approach to adequate symptom management consists of nonpharmaco...
Source: Memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Nicholas D, Beaune L, Belletrutti M, Blumberg J, Ing S, Rapoport A, Barrera M Abstract Fathers are under-represented in pediatric palliative care research despite frequently playing a key role in the lives of their children. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that affected paternal study invitation and participation. A secondary mixed-methods evaluation design guided examination of interview and focus group data as well as field notes from a qualitative study that examined the experiences and support needs of fathers of children with a life-limiting illness. Facilitators of paternal particip...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research
Authors: Bharadwaj AS, Swamy PM, Mamas MA Abstract Introduction: There are numerous shared risk factors in the etiopathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD) and cancer both at the epidemiologic and molecular level. Additionally, the different modalities of treatment of cancer such as radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapies further increase the risk of CAD and acute coronary syndrome. Most large database analysis and single center experiences have shown that cancer patients undergoing PCI are at an increased risk of in-hospital mortality, bleeding repeat revascularization.Areas covered: In ...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
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