The #PalliativeCare conversation on Twitter: An analysis of trends, content and caregiver perspectives
Palliative care is known to improve patients ’ quality of life, but oftentimes these conversations occur outside of the healthcare setting.
CONCLUSION: while the evidence from the studies evaluating the use of massage therapy or the use of progressive muscle relaxation and guided imaging for the management of cancer pain in these patients demonstrated significant benefits, the other two studies that evaluated the use of acupuncture as a complementary therapy showed contradictory results, therefore, needing more research studies to elucidate such findings. PMID: 33027406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Little is known about receipt of specialty-level palliative care by people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or its impact on healthcare utilization.
When I was a fellow, my faculty said that the key to getting better over time was lifelong learning, but no one told you what that meant. Obviously, you should read medical studies so that your decision-making is evidence-based but that is a pretty low bar. Worse, as a palliative care doctor there is a lot that is not in the evidence-based literature. And how does one get better in the “soft” skills of communication, counselling and consultation?
The objective of this pilot study was to develop, implement, and evaluate a SICU PC curriculum that provide s medical students and residents with training and didactics in pain management, comfort care, and terminal extubation, as well as communication and debriefing.
Background: Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) are recommended for the adjuvant treatment of hormone receptor positive breast cancers in the postmenopausal population. Approximately 25% of postmenopausal women on AI report arthralgia, skeletal, and muscle pain as main cause of discontinuation of therapy. OPERA ® (GAMFARMA srl, Milan, Italy) is a new dietary supplement where α-Lipoic acid (240 mg), Boswellia serrata (40 mg), Methylsulfonylmethane (200 mg) and Bromelain (20 mg) are combined together in a single hard-gelatin capsule to be taken once a day.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on palliative care delivery and patient experiences. Less is known about the experiences and responses of palliative care clinicians.
Palliative care is an emerging health care service essential for every health care system. Information on the current status of palliative care service delivery is needed in order to understand the gap between need for palliative care and current capacity to deliver.
rio Luppi The increased recognition of the high prevalence and important burden of cancer pain and the documentation of a large proportion of patients receiving inadequate analgesic treatment should have reinforced the need for evidence-based recommendations. The World health Organization (WHO) guidelines on cancer pain management—or palliative care—are traditionally based on a sequential, three-step, analgesic ladder according to pain intensity: nonopioids (paracetamol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to mild pain in step I; weak opioids (eg, codeine or tramadol) to mild-moderate pain in st...
Clinical aromatherapy is an alternative medicine therapy that can be beneficial in the inpatient or outpatient setting for symptom management for pain, nausea, general well-being, anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia. It is beneficial for preoperative anxiety, oncology, palliative care, hospice, and end of life. Essential oils can be dangerous and toxic, with some being flammable, causing skin dermatitis, being phototoxic with risk of a chemical burn, or causing oral toxicity or death. The article investigates history, supporting theories, guidelines, plant sources, safety, pathophysiologic responses, and clinical nur...
by Nathan Riley " Can you all, please, just leave us alone? "One particular experience with the death of a newborn stands out in my mind. Moments after birth the baby was breathless, and the neonatology team could not intubate. All of the kingdom ’s pediatric surgeons and other specialists rushed to labor and delivery to no avail. The baby was born with a four centimeter gap in his trachea, an irreparable condition. The mother sat there, holding her dying baby as he took his last breaths while physicians, nurses, and residents were busy as usual. Click-clacking away on computers. Adjusting blankets. As...