Commentary to the article entitled & #8220;Cancer pain, anxiety and depression in admitted patients in a tertiary care hospital & #8211;A prospective observational study & #8221;
Arunangshu GhoshalIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):152-153 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arunangshu Ghoshal Source Type: research

Quality of life with cancer: Role of physicians for a better well-being
Ravinder Singh Aujla, Ritika AgarwalIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):150-151 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ravinder Singh Aujla Ritika Agarwal Source Type: research

Propensity score matching with retrospective and observational data in palliative care
Abhijit S Nair, Sandeep DiwanIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):149-150 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijit S Nair Sandeep Diwan Source Type: research

Cebranopadol: A first-in-class nociceptin receptor agonist for managing chronic pain
Abhijit S Nair, Shyam Prasad Mantha, Sai Kaushik Pulipaka, Basanth Kumar RayaniIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):147-148 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijit S Nair Shyam Prasad Mantha Sai Kaushik Pulipaka Basanth Kumar Rayani Source Type: research

Rising violence against doctors: Can competency-based medical education through its competencies in palliative care offer a solution ?
Sherin Susan Paul, PT ThampiIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):146-147 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sherin Susan Paul PT Thampi Source Type: research

Early intervention for the management of chronic pain in a patient with recurrent schwannoma foot
Prashant Sirohiya, Tuhin Mistry, Sapna Singla, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):145-146 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Prashant Sirohiya Tuhin Mistry Sapna Singla Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

Unfolding role of erector spinae plane block for the management of chronic cancer pain in the palliative care unit
Prashant Sirohiya, Pratishtha Yadav, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Bhatnagar SushmaIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):142-144 Pain adversely affects the quality of life in cancer patients. Although conventional oral analgesics and co-analgesics manage 80%–90% of pain, interventional pain management techniques may be useful in the management of cancer pain refractory to opioid analgesia or in patients unable to tolerate systemic opioids. Herein, we report three cases depicting the successful role of erector spinae plane block in our palliative care unit for the management of different chronic cancer pain...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Prashant Sirohiya Pratishtha Yadav Sachidanand Jee Bharati Bhatnagar Sushma Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided glossopharyngeal nerve block at pharyngeal wall level in a patient with carcinoma tongue
Prashant Sirohiya, Vinod Kumar, Pratishtha Yadav, Sachidanand Jee BhartiIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):140-141 Glossopharyngeal nerve (GPN) block is used for pain management in patients' head and neck malignancy. The GPN is a mixed nerve containing both motor and sensory fibers. The usual approaches for GPN blocks are usually topical, intraoral, or peristyloid. Topical anesthesia may be difficult in patients with limited mouth opening or when there is inflammation in the area of interest. Intraoral and peristyloid approaches have risk of inadvertent neurovascular injection. The intraoral technique may le...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Prashant Sirohiya Vinod Kumar Pratishtha Yadav Sachidanand Jee Bharti Source Type: research

Prolonged intravenous line access in a terminally ill patient, consequences and suggestions
This article tries to highlight the dangers a neglected IV line poses to limb and life and tries to stress on the importance of a subcutaneous route for pain medication administration in terminally ill palliative patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Nishant Sahay Rajnish Kumar Source Type: research

Lumbar erector spine plane block for pain management in postherpetic neuralgia in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia
We report the successful management of PHN with lumbar erector spinae plane block in a patient of CLL. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhishek Kumar Tuhin Mistry Nishkarsh Gupta Vinod Kumar Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

Cannabinoids as an alternative option for conventional analgesics in cancer pain management: A pharmacogenomics perspective
Anmi Jose, Levin Thomas, Gayathri Baburaj, Murali Munisamy, Mahadev RaoIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):129-133 The global cancer burden is significantly increasing at an alarming rate affecting patients, relatives, communities, and health-care system. Cancer patients require adequate pain relief and palliative care throughout the life course, especially in terminal illness. Although opioid treatment is successful in majority of patients, around 40% do not achieve enough analgesia or are prone to serious side effects and toxicity. The treatment of medical conditions with cannabis and cannabinoid compounds ...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anmi Jose Levin Thomas Gayathri Baburaj Murali Munisamy Mahadev Rao Source Type: research

Beyond numbers & #8211; Recent understanding of emotional needs of persons diagnosed with cancer 2007 & #8211;2018
Annie Alexander, K Sreenath, R Srinivasa MurthyIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):120-128 Epidemiology is a vital tool of public health. The usefulness of epidemiology is not only about numbers of persons' ill in the community but also to understand the associations, the presentation, identification of new syndromes, to map the historical trends, and calculate morbid risk. The emotional impact of the diagnosis of cancer is well-recognized. Indian cancer research relating to the psychosocial aspects has been largely limited to counting the numbers with psychiatric syndromes. The review covers 12 years of the ...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Annie Alexander K Sreenath R Srinivasa Murthy Source Type: research

Rural elderly and access to palliative care: A public health perspective
Abhijeet Vasant JadhavIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):116-119 In near future, the elderly population will increase to a high proportion. This will increase the burden of Age-Related Diseases (ARDs) to a significant level. Most of the ARDs need palliative care (PC) for a fairly long duration. Some statistical extrapolations are discussed to help in identifying this future burden. The existing PC centers are limited in numbers, situated mainly in urban areas, and mostly attached to cancer hospitals. Socioeconomic vulnerabilities of the elderly, especially in rural areas, are high, and access to health is also n...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijeet Vasant Jadhav Source Type: research

Oral microbiological evidence among palliative patients: An integrated systematic review
Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal, Zaidah Rizidah Murang, Divya Thirumalai Rajam Ramasamy, Munikumar Ramasamy VenkatasaluIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):110-115 Life-limiting diseases such as cancers and its related treatments often compromise normal oral microbial flora and predispose a palliative patient to diverse oral infections. Knowledge on microbial flora in the oral cavity of patients with life-limiting diseases is essential to develop treatment options for clinical practitioners. This review aimed to systematically synthesize the published evidence on the oral microbiology of palliative patients. An integrative ...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal Zaidah Rizidah Murang Divya Thirumalai Rajam Ramasamy Munikumar Ramasamy Venkatasalu Source Type: research

Pedometer-based exercise interventions for patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy & #8211; A systematic review
Conclusion: The evidence obtained from the review suggests that pedometer-based walking programs have a positive impact on cancer-related fatigue and overall quality of life of patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Stephen Rajan Samuel Aagna R Gandhi K Vijaya Kumar P U Prakash Saxena Source Type: research

The effect of complementary and alternative medicines on quality of life in patients with breast cancer: A systematic review
Conclusion: The findings may indicate the potential benefits of CAMs, especially mind-body techniques on QOL in breast cancer patients. Further RCTs or long-term follow-up studies are recommended. Moreover, the use of similar QOL assessment tools allows for more meta-analysis and generalizability of results, especially for the development of clinical guidelines. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri Fatemeh Bakhshi Afifeh Khosravi Zahra Najafi Source Type: research

Emotional bond: The nature of relationship in palliative care for cancer patients
Conclusion: Effective relationship based on emotional bonding is the foundation of palliative care in cancer patients. Considering the structures and palliative care settings in health systems, it is possible to provide training programs regarding the strategies related to establishing emotional bond for effective delivery of palliative care. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mir Hossein Aghaei Zohreh Vanaki Eesa Mohammadi Source Type: research

An autopsy of palliative health hazards associated with the contemporary traditional male circumcision rite: The case of 2016 Alice study
Conclusions: This article then recommended that, government, cultural custodians, and parents are requested to work hand in hand to curb all these health hazards associated with the contemporary rite. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Aphiwe Mpateni Simon Murote Kang & #39;ethe Source Type: research

How cancer supportive and palliative care is developed: Comparing the policy-making process in three countries from three continents
Conclusion: Several factors are involved in how cancer palliative care policy is included in policy-makers' agenda, understanding a necessity, raising public awareness, and acceptance as a result of sensing the physical and nonphysical care outcomes. The stages of development, implementation, and evaluation of palliative care in countries regardless of existing differences are a function of the health system and context of each country. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mahtab Alikhani Soudabeh Vatankhah Hasan Abolghasem Gorji Hamid Ravaghi Source Type: research

Judicious usage of who step III opioids in palliative care in India
Arunangshu GhoshalIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):70-71 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arunangshu Ghoshal Source Type: research

Factors influencing the initiation of strong opioids in cancer patients on palliative care: An audit from a tertiary cancer center in India
Conclusion: It is certain that the use of strong opioids for adequate analgesia is a necessity for palliative-care patients. However, optimal utilization of adjunctive analgesic modalities, coupled with good supportive care, can minimize the requirement and duration of strong opioid use, especially in developing countries with limited access to specialist palliative care. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ankita Gupta Bhushan Parmar Minni Hurria Arora Raviteja Miriyala Neeru Anand Sushmita Ghoshal Source Type: research

Lived experience of spouses of persons with motor neuron disease: Preliminary findings through interpretative phenomenological analysis
Conclusion: The changes in the lives of spouses and in strategies for caring the partner with deterioration of symptoms in the illness trajectory are explained in this study. The palliative approach in the management of MND has to take into account, the experiences and needs of carers since care happens at home. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Manjusha G Warrier Arun Sadasivan Kiran Polavarapu Veeramani Preethish Kumar Niranjan Prakash Mahajan Chevula Pradeep Chandra Reddy Seena Vengalil Saraswati Nashi Atchayaram Nalini Priya Treesa Thomas Source Type: research

Quality of life, anxiety, and depression in the head-and-neck cancer patients, undergoing intensity-modulated radiotherapy treatment
Conclusions: Our results showed that all parameters (functioning scales, symptoms scales, and G-HAD subscales) worsen from the start to the end treatment and tend to revert to their pretreatment values after a 3-month period. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Maria Nikoloudi Ioannis Lymvaios Anna Zygogianni Efi Parpa Dimitra-Aspasia Strikou Eleni Tsilika Vassilios Kouloulias Kyriaki Mystakidou Source Type: research

Assessment of quality of life among end-stage renal disease patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis
Conclusion: The evaluation of QOL in CKD patients undergoing hemodialysis showed that it was relatively compromised. Because the patients had a chronic, progressive irreversible disease, the most affected was physical domain. Age, education, employment, and marital status were found to affect one or more domains of QOL. Age and education are significant independent variables; as the age increases, QOL decreases, and higher the education better the QOL. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ashima Ravindran Anjali Sunny Rajesh Penganazhi Kunnath Binoo Divakaran Source Type: research

Assessment of distress among patients and primary caregivers: Findings from a chemotherapy outpatient unit
Conclusions: Distress is prevalent among patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and their caregivers. Clinical implications highlight the need to identify and address caregiver distress during routine distress screening for patients using specific psychosocial interventions. Future research warrants the use of administering specific assessments to identify severe psychological issues, such as depression and anxiety for patients reporting severe levels of distress on the screening tool. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anantharaman Rajeshwari Rajagopal Revathi Narayanan Prasad Normen Michelle Source Type: research

Adapting and using the quality of dying and death questionnaire
Arunangshu GhoshalIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):39-41 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arunangshu Ghoshal Source Type: research

Translation, cultural, and age-related adaptation and psychometric properties of Persian version of & #8220;Quality of Dying and Death & #8221; in nurses working in neonatal intensive care units
Conclusions: The Persian version of QODD has acceptable psychometric properties in nurses working with the neonatal population and can be used to investigate the NICU nurses' opinion on the QODD provided in NICU patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mahsa Moslemi Lida Nikfarid Manijeh Nourian Maliheh Nasiri Ferershteh Rezayi Source Type: research

Disclosure deficit experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS in Alice and Its environs in Eastern Cape Province,South Africa: Perceptions of selected stakeholders
Conclusions: The article recommends that the disclosure process takes place amid an environment of equilibrium between the PLWHA's intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, as well as when environment promises adequate psychosocial support. Moreover, the role of the members of social service profession is critical in advocating and preparing PLWHA for disclosure, as well as putting a conducive environment to allow disclosure. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Simon Murote Kang & #39;ethe Source Type: research

A study on the motivations of Korean hospice volunteers
Conclusions: The finding of this study can be used as basic information for the recruitment and management of hospice volunteers in South Korea. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Young Ran Yeun Source Type: research

HealthCare-Related Quality of Life and Lived Existential Experiences among Young Adults Diagnosed with Cancer: A Mixed-Method Study
Conclusion: From this study, we concluded that quality of life of young adult cancer patients were affected badly in terms of physical, social, symptomatically, and financially. It may also help to plan ahead by patients as well as health professionals to improve the patient's quality of life. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: C Vasantha Kalyani Suresh K Sharma K Kusum KJ Lijumol Source Type: research

Prescription pattern of drugs used for neuropathic pain and adherence to NeuPSIG guidelines in cancer
Conclusion: The most commonly used drugs in the treatment of CRNP were pregabalin and amitriptyline. Most physician partially or did not adhere to the NeuPSIG guideline in the management of CRNP. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Vishal K Singh Yashashri C Shetty Naveen Salins Parmanand Jain Source Type: research

Quality of sleep in patients with cancer: A cross-sectional observational study
Conclusions: The study showed that Indian cancer patients have short sleep duration and poor quality of sleep. A higher prevalence of sleep disturbances was seen among female cancer patients. PSQI questionnaire can be a cost-effective way of screening cancer patients for poor quality of sleep. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ananth Pai B Sivanandh Karthik Udupa Source Type: research

A randomized placebo-controlled trial evaluating the analgesic effect of salmon calcitonin in refractory bone metastasis pain
This study found a significant reduction in pain after SC calcitonin injection therapy at 14 and 30 days' assessment. No patients in the study group required rescue analgesia after 18 hrs. There was a statistically significant difference in rescue analgesics required between the groups during two days hospitalization. Global health as well as physical and social wellbeing was better at 30 and 90 days in the study group as compared to control group, however it could not reach a statistical significance which may be attributed to the small sample size of the study. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Parmanand N Jain Aparna Chatterjee Source Type: research

Need for palliative care education in India: Can online palliative care education bridge these needs ?
Naveen SalinsIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(1):1-3 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - January 28, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Naveen Salins Source Type: research

Sublingual buprenorphine: A feasible alternative for treating breakthrough chronic pain
Abhijit S Nair, Srinivasa Shyam Prasad Mantha, Kodisharapu Praveen Kumar, Basanth Kumar RayaniIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(4):595-596 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijit S Nair Srinivasa Shyam Prasad Mantha Kodisharapu Praveen Kumar Basanth Kumar Rayani Source Type: research

Lidocaine 5 & #37; patch in localized neuropathic pain
Abhijit S Nair, Srinivasa Shyam Prasad Mantha, Mohammad Azharuddin, Basanth Kumar RayaniIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(4):594-595 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijit S Nair Srinivasa Shyam Prasad Mantha Mohammad Azharuddin Basanth Kumar Rayani Source Type: research

Audio-visual hallucinations in a patient poststem cell transplant
Astha Koolwal Kapoor, G Naresh, Atul Sharma, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(4):592-593 Tramadol is the most common weak opioid used today. It has unique pharmacology and is notorious for numerous side effects as well as drug interactions. Patients undergoing stem cell transplant are susceptible to polypharmacy as a result of the generous use of antibiotics and symptom management drugs. Here, we describe a case where concurrent use of tramadol and fluconazole can cause hallucinations as a result of drug interaction. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Astha Koolwal Kapoor G Naresh Atul Sharma Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

Current asbestos exposure and future need for palliative care in India
Abhijeet Vasant Jadhav, Nilesh C GawdeIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2019 25(4):587-591 Asbestos-related diseases (ARDs) are incurable but entirely preventable. Due to India's continuing use of asbestos, ARD patients will increase to a high number in the next three to four decades. This will increase the burden on palliative care system which is in nascent stage presently. Palliative care is the mainstay of the management of ARDs. Unfortunately, the burden on palliative care is likely to increase due to multiple factors contributed by India's demographic and economic changes. In the near future, there will be a...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Abhijeet Vasant Jadhav Nilesh C Gawde Source Type: research

Principles of management of extremity skeletal metastasis
This article also highlights the role of multidisciplinary involvement in management of extremity skeletal metastasis. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Srinath Gupta Ashish Gulia Vineet Kurisunkal Mishil Parikh Sanjay Gupta Source Type: research

Symptom interference and relation between the domains of quality of life among cancer patients of tertiary care hospital
Conclusion: Cancer patients have poor QOL in physical and psychological domains. QOL of patients is affected by the symptoms suffering during the treatment and diagnosis. Symptoms need to be managed effectively to improve the QOL of cancer patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Malathi G Nayak Anice George YN Shashidhara Baby S Nayak Source Type: research

A cross-sectional web-based survey of medical practitioners in India to assess their knowledge, attitude, prescription practices, and barriers toward opioid analgesic prescriptions
Conclusions: Indian medical practitioners felt the need for formal pain management training. There is a lack of consensus on how to manage the pain using opioid analgesics. Tough regulations on medical and scientific use of opioids are the most commonly reported barrier to prescribing them. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Shalini Singh Shiv Prasad Sushma Bhatnagar Rakesh Lal Nandan Choudhary Malvinder Singh Sahi Source Type: research

Cancer pain, anxiety, and depression in admitted patients at a tertiary care hospital: A prospective observational study
Conclusions: There is strong association between the presence and severity of pain and distress symptoms such as anxiety and depression in admitted cancer patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anshika Arora Sunil K Saini Vipul Nautiyal SK Verma Meenu Gupta BP Kalra Mushtaq Ahmad Source Type: research

The city of hope quality of life stoma questionnaire: Malayalam translation and validation
Conclusion: The validation study of Malayalam translation of City of Hope Stoma questionnaire has shown the tool is valid and reliable. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: L Mayadevi BS Geetha Kumary Mira Wagh Sudam Faheem Abdulla Bharat Veerabhadran Madhu Muralee Sajeed Abdul Rahuman Preethi Sarah George K Chandramohan Marcia Grant Source Type: research

End-of-life milieu of critically sick children admitted to a pediatric hospital: A comparative study of survivors versus nonsurvivors
Conclusions: The study offers useful insight about social, financial, and religious “end-of-life” needs among terminally sick children and thereby sensitizes the health-care providers to optimize their care at this niche period. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Asmita Das Bhavneet Bharti Prahbhjot Malhi Sunit Singhi Source Type: research

The concept of do not resuscitate for students in King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Conclusion: Participants, who were interns, were more familiar with the term DNR, whereas the 2nd-year medical students were less familiar with DNR. Considering the variation in the knowledge of participants about DNR, we conclude that additional lectures and sessions about DNR should be added to the medical school curriculum to make the students more confident and able in handling the DNR discussions. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Bashaer Abdulrahim Alsaati Maram Nader Aljishi Sunds Salah Alshamakh Nujood Salah Banjar Hadeel Ahmed Basharaheel Rawan Saleh Alamri Source Type: research

Aggressive care at the end of life; Where are we ?
Conclusion: The majority of our patients continue with anticancer treatments they possibly do not need and associated with poor survival. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Amrallah A Mohammed Omar Al-Zahrani Reham A Salem Fifi Mostafa Elsayed Source Type: research

Emergency department visits by head-and-neck cancer patients
Conclusion: Majority of visits to ED could have been avoided with better counseling of the patients and their attendants. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Akshat Malik Vivek Sukumar Ameya Pai Aseem Mishra Sudhir Nair Devendra Chaukar Pankaj Chaturvedi Source Type: research

Conventional fractionation versus quad shot in advanced head-and-neck cancers: A randomized controlled trial
Conclusions: Quad Shot regimen is an effective hypofractionated palliative radiotherapy schedule with minimal toxicity, good symptom relief, and response rate as compared to conventionally used regimen (30 Gy/10 fractions/2 weeks). (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Akansha Choudhary Ajay Gupta Source Type: research

Bleomycin in Hodgkin & #39;s lymphoma & #8211; A boon or a bane ? & #8211; A retrospective study of bleomycin pulmonary toxicity in Hodgkin & #39;s lymphoma
Conclusion: The incidence of bleomycin induced pulmonary toxicity and mortality was significantly higher in our study compared to that of other Western studies. This could be probably due to the increased susceptibility of the Indian patients to bleomycin induced lung damage. In a highly curable cancer such as HL, it is unacceptable to have such a high life-threating toxicity. Hence, an alternative chemotherapy regimen without bleomycin is to be explored which would prevent toxicity and hence the compromise on survival. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Chethana Babu K Udupa Prakashini Koteshwar Karthik S Udupa Source Type: research

Nurses & #39; strategies for conscience-based care delivery: A qualitative study
Conclusion: Clinical self-empowerment and attempt to deliver care beyond the routines are nurses' main psychosocial strategies for conscience-based care delivery. Mentorship programs are recommended for the development of nurses' time management and clinical skills and thereby, empower them for conscience-based care delivery. Moreover, continuing education programs and curricular revisions are recommended to strengthen their religious beliefs. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Madineh Jasemi Sima Purteimor Roghaieh Esmaili Zabihi Masumeh Hemmati Maslak Pak Samereh Eghtedar Source Type: research