Effect of aromatherapy massage on quality of sleep in the palliative care ward: a randomized controlled trial

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

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The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the relationship between GB therapy dose and duration on sleep quality, daytime somnolence, and intensity of pain in patients with NP. Subgroup comparisons were planned for high- vs low-dose GBs, where 300 mg per day or more of pregabalin was used to classify high-dose therapy. Trial data were segregated by duration less than 6 weeks and 6 weeks or greater. Twenty randomized controlled trials were included. Primary outcome measures included pain-related sleep interference and incidence of daytime somnolence. Secondary outcomes included daily pain score...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Most studies of diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and painful DPN are conducted in persons with longstanding diabetes. This cross-sectional study aimed to estimate the prevalence of DPN and painful DPN, important risk factors, and the association with mental health in recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes. A total of 5514 (82%) patients (median diabetes duration 4.6 years) enrolled in the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes cohort responded to a detailed questionnaire on neuropathy and pain. A score ≥4 on the MNSI questionnaire determined possible DPN, whereas pain presence in both feet together with a scor...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Patient and illness factors were not associated with needs among those who attended appointments with support providers. Study results suggest that a biopsychosocial approach from interdisciplinary providers is warranted to manage the needs of patients referred for additional supportive care. PMID: 32066250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Am J Hosp Palliat Care Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pain;   Agitation on Recovery From Sedation;   Delirium Intervention:   Other: PADS protocol Sponsor:   Mahidol University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Discussion Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a problem of the neuromuscular junction which causes muscle weakness. It can occur in all ages and have a range of symptoms from mild localized disease to mortality-threatening respiratory failure. MG occurs in 1.7-30 cases/million, with a prevalence of 77.7 cases/million. Pediatric patients comprise 10-15% of all patients with MG. In various Asian populations, the juvenile MG can be up to 50% of all of the MG cases. Fluctuations in muscle weakness is a hallmark of the disease. As a reminder, “[i]n normal synaptic transmission in the neuromuscular junction, the axon is depolarize...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Audrey De Jong, Amélie Rollé, François-Régis Souche, Olfa Yengui, Daniel Verzilli, Gérald Chanques, David Nocca, Emmanuel Futier, Samir JaberAbstractThe obese patient is at risk of perioperative complications including difficult airway access (intubation, difficult or impossible ventilation), and postextubation acute respiratory failure due to the formation of atelectases or to airway obstruction. The association of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA) with obesity is very ...
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Pain and insomnia are two pretty common health issues, which is why there is no shortage of medication on the market targeting these conditions. However, individual sleep and pain meds and combination drugs like Tylenol PM come with a host of serious side effects that many people are unwilling to take on. Now,...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Hardy MS, Kennedy JE, Cooper DB Abstract OBJECTIVE: Persistent cognitive, somatic, and neuropsychiatric symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) are influenced by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), particularly in military patients. The authors evaluated the degree to which military service members with a history of mild TBI attributed posttraumatic symptoms to TBI versus PTSD. METHODS: Service members (N=372) with mild TBI were surveyed about the severity of posttraumatic symptoms across four symptom clusters (cognitive, affective, somatosensory, and vestibular) with the Neurobehavioral...
Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
By GREG HAMMER, MD Burnout among healthcare professionals is at an all-time high. Its drivers include longer work hours, the push to see more patients, more scrutiny by administrators, and loss of control over our practice. We seem to spend more time with the electronic medical record and less time face-to-face with our patients. I have faced burnout personally. My son passed away at the age of 29, which was beyond painful. At the same time, I felt burdened by the growing number and complexity of metrics by which I was judged at work. Days in the operating room and intensive care unit seemed more and more exhausting,...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Physicians Burnout GAIN GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals Greg Hammer physician burnout physician wellness Source Type: blogs
This article details the study’s fascinating findings. My Patients Don’t Separate Their Physical and Mental Health. Medicare Must Stop Asking Us To: In this opinion article, a general practitioner in Melbourne, Australia shares her frustration over a new Medicare report that warns doctors against billing Medicare for both physical health and mental health issues within the same consultation. She argues that the rule essentially punishes practitioners who want to provide good-quality, holistic care for their patients. When Mental Illness Memes Stop Being Funny: Finding humor in our pain can be therapeutic, but c...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Around the Net Sleep Students Technology Trauma Alternative Schools digital technology Medicare Memes school for traumatized stud Source Type: blogs
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