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Reversal of opioid-induced toxicity
This article presents a case report of 61-year-old female, a case of advanced pancreatic cancer, progressed on disease-modifying treatments and referred to palliative care for best supportive care. She developed features of morphine toxicity that was promptly identified and managed with use of naloxone and other supportive measures. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Shrenik P Ostwal Naveen Salins Jayita Deodhar Source Type: research

Chronic cancer pain: Diagnostic dilemma and management challenges
Deepti Ahuja, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Seema Mishra, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):480-483A 32-year-old female, diagnosed case of neuroendocrine tumor of pancreas, was admitted to the pain and palliative care unit with complaints of diffuse abdominal pain which was severe in intensity with score on numerical rating scale-9/10. Pain was not relieved even after taking tablet morphine immediate release 360 mg every 4 hourly, paracetamol 500 mg 6 hourly, and gabapentin 300 mg 8 hourly. She had undergone distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy and also received multiple lines of chemotherapy. After...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Deepti Ahuja Sachidanand Jee Bharati Seema Mishra Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

Complementary therapies for symptom management in cancer patients
Aanchal Satija, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):468-479Cancer patients are often poly-symptomatic which distressingly affects their quality of lives (QOLs). Alhough, conventional management provides adequate symptom control, yet is coupled with some limitations. Complementary therapies (CTs) have shown beneficial effects in cancer patients for symptomatic relief. The aim of this article is to provide evidence-based review of commonly used CTs for symptom management in cancer care. Hypnosis has promising evidence to be used for managing symptoms such as pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Aanchal Satija Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

Translational research in oncology: Implications for palliative care
In conclusion, TR seems to be driven by a changed relationship between science and society. “Translation” has become important because society is thought to deserve a tangible return in terms of health and quality of life on its investment in basic biomedical science. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arunangshu Ghoshal Source Type: research

Economics of palliative and end-of-life care in India: A concept paper
Arunangshu Ghoshal, Anuja Damani, Naveen Salins, Jayita Deodhar, MA MuckadenIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):456-461Only a few studies have assessed the economic outcomes of palliative care in India. The major areas of interest include hospice care, the process and structure of care, symptom management, and palliative chemotherapy compared to best supportive care. At present, there is no definite health-care system followed in India. Medical bankruptcy is common. In situations where patients bear most of the costs, medical decision-making might have significant implications on economics of health care. Game the...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arunangshu Ghoshal Anuja Damani Naveen Salins Jayita Deodhar MA Muckaden Source Type: research

Profile of patients opting for palliative care in India
Conclusions: The profile of patients registered at this center validates certain assumptions while debunking others. It is hoped that this profile gives some guidance to those desirous of setting up palliative care services. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Prince John Ravindra B Ghooi Source Type: research

Quality of life among cancer patients
Conclusion: Cancer patients experienced many symptoms that affected their QOL. There is a need to develop interventions for effective management of symptoms that will empower the patients to have a greater sense of control over their illness and treatment and to improve the QOL. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Malathi G Nayak Anice George MS Vidyasagar Stanley Mathew Sudhakar Nayak Baby S Nayak YN Shashidhara Asha Kamath Source Type: research

Spiritual needs and quality of life of patients with cancer
Conclusion: The results of the present study suggest that information about the relationship between spiritual needs and QoL in patients with cancer. It should be improve QoL to meet spiritual need of these patients. In addition, the continuous and in-service education of cancer patients and nurses who work with them can be helpful in this area. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mansooreh Azizzadeh Forouzi Batool Tirgari Mohammad Hossein Safarizadeh Yunes Jahani Source Type: research

The effect of aromatherapy with the essential oil of orange on pain and vital signs of patients with fractured limbs admitted to the emergency ward: A randomized clinical trial
Conclusion: Aromatherapy with orange oil can relieve pain in patients with fractured limbs but has no effect on their vital signs. Therefore, aromatherapy with orange oil can be used as a complementary medicine in these patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Davood Hekmatpou Yasaman Pourandish Pouran Varvani Farahani Ramin Parvizrad Source Type: research

Evaluation of community-based palliative care services: Perspectives from various stakeholders
Conclusions: This review revealed the concerns of various stakeholders. There is a need for more interprofessional collaborations, where team members understand each other's roles for effective teamwork, as evident from the framework analysis. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Venugopal Vinayagamoorthy Elayaperumal Suguna Amol R Dongre Source Type: research

The psychometric properties and factor structure of persian version of edmonton symptom assessment scale in cancer patients
Conclusions: This study showed that Persian version of ESAS with same factor structure mentioned in the original version is an applicable tool for assessing objective and subjective symptoms in Iranian patients with cancer. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Younes Khalili-Parapary Mehdi Heidarzadeh Naser Mozaffari Parisa Naseri Source Type: research

Symptom prevalence in patients with advanced, incurable illness in Bangladesh
Conclusions: This study reveals the significant burden of symptoms, and the associated suffering for patients living with incurable illness, in a developing country. Very few patients received strong opioids, despite frequently having severe pain. Frequently, the treatments that patients received did not alleviate their symptoms. Palliative care is vital for the relief of suffering for patients with advanced and incurable diseases, especially in low- and middle-income countries where access to curative treatments may be limited and patients often present to medical personnel when their illness is in an advanced stage or in...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Megan Doherty Farzana Khan Fazle Noor Biswas Marufa Khanom Rubayat Rahman Mohammad Munirul Islam Tanvir Farhana Akter Mridul Sarker Nezamuddin Ahmad Source Type: research

Referral patterns of gynecological cancer patients to a palliative medicine unit: A 2 years retrospective analysis
Conclusion: Considering the high symptom burden among advanced gynecological cancer patients it becomes imperative that patients receive adequate screening for symptoms and appropriate palliative care referral be offered to ensure overall well-being of the patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Shrikant Atreya Source Type: research

Estimation of need for palliative care among noncancer patients attending a tertiary care hospital
Conclusion: This study highlights the need for incorporation and initiation of palliative care services in other non-cancer specialties in tertiary care hospitals to ensure holistic management of such cases. Counseling service has also to be rendered as part of palliative care since a good share of the patients had psychological and emotional issues. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Parvathy Prasad Sonali Sarkar Biswajit Dubashi S Adinarayanan Source Type: research

Effect of supportive psychotherapy on mental health status and quality of life of female cancer patients receiving chemotherapy for recurrent disease
Conclusions: Supportive psychotherapy helps to reduce the level of anxiety, depression, and increase the QOL. Therefore, psychotherapeutic intervention should be encouraged along with chemotherapy to promote positive mental health and to obtain full benefit of their physical treatment. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anindita Mukherjee Koustav Mazumder Vikrant Kaushal Sushmita Ghoshal Source Type: research

Parents & #39; knowledge and attitude regarding their child & #39;s cancer and effectiveness of initial disease counseling in pediatric oncology patients
Conclusion: Relevant information about child's cancer and treatment can be imparted effectively even to mothers with school level education. This knowledge helps to instill hopeful attitude, confidence and satisfaction in parents. Anxiety and fear related to cancer persists in mothers even after the initial stress period is over. Pain related to injections and procedures is a major concern in parents. Involvement of counselor in the treating team is desirable to overcome these problems. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Manjusha Nair Lidiya T Paul PT Latha Kusumakumary Parukkutty Source Type: research

Multiple nutritional deficiencies in cerebral palsy compounding physical and functional impairments
Conclusion: Majority of children with cerebral palsy had multiple nutritional deficiencies, gross motor and functional disabilities. QOL of the children and their care givers were suboptimum. A comprehensive package that address dietary intake, correction of micronutrient deficiencies especially anemia and vitamin D deficiency, physical and emotional support is recommended for the wellbeing of the affected children. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: PG Hariprasad KE Elizabeth Mathew J Valamparampil D Kalpana TS Anish Source Type: research

Palliative care for children with cancer in the Middle East: A comparative study
Conclusion: Considering the necessity of the development of pediatric palliative care in the region, solutions such as training the human resources, integrating palliative care programs into the curriculum of the related fields, establishing facilitating policies in prescription and accessibility of opioids, providing the necessary support by policy-makers, doing research on assessment of palliative care quality, as well as NGOs' participation and public education are suggested. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Leila Khanali Mojen Maryam Rassouli Peyman Eshghi Ali Akbari Sari Majideh Heravi Karimooi Source Type: research

Effect of expressed breast milk versus swaddling versus oral sucrose administration on pain associated with suctioning in preterm neonates on assisted ventilation: A randomized controlled trial
Conclusions: Suctioning is painful for preterm neonates on assisted ventilation. There was no difference between EBM, swaddling, and sucrose in relieving pain associated with suctioning. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Saumil Desai Ruchi Nimish Nanavati Rohit Nathani Nandkishor Kabra Source Type: research

The palliative performance scale predicts survival among emergency department patients, Minia, Egypt
Conclusion: The PPS score may predict survival in patients admitted to the hospital through the ED. The ease of use holds promise that the use of the PPS in the ED may help ED physicians predict survival and plan for a better decision. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Amany Edward Seedhom Nashwa Nabil Kamal Source Type: research

Hospital workers & #39; confidence for end-of-life decisions in their family: A multicenter study
Conclusions: Most of the health-care workers feel capable of making code status decisions for a close family member and most feel equally comfortable having their family or spouse/significant other represent their code status preference should they be incapacitated. There is considerable reciprocity between the two situations. Physicians feel more confident in their ability to make code status decisions for their loved ones than other health-care workers. Regardless of profession, a personal preference for do not attempt resuscitation status is related to less confidence. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Monica Leon Luis Omar Chavez Sharon Einav Joseph Varon Source Type: research

Commentary
Shrikant AtreyaIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):361-362 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Shrikant Atreya Source Type: research

Effect of aerobic exercise on cancer-related fatiguecommentary
Conclusion: Aerobic exercise for 6 weeks has beneficial effects on cancer-related fatigue in patients with solid tumor after chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jaivika Govindbhai Patel Anjali R Bhise Source Type: research

The Indian College of Palliative Medicine: A concept in evolution
Naveen SalinsIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):353-354 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Naveen Salins Source Type: research

Topical menthol for treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
Alessio Cortellini, Lucilla Verna, Katia Cannita, Luca Napoleoni, Alessandro Parisi, Corrado Ficorella, Giampiero PorzioIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(3):350-352 Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a frequent treatment-limiting factor that significantly impairs patients' everyday life, also because of a lack of valid palliative options. Here, we report a case of a male patient with a history of metastatic colon cancer and previous chemotherapies. He came to our attention with a peripheral neuropathy that impaired his quality of life and could limit the further line of chemotherapy. We treated the ...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Alessio Cortellini Lucilla Verna Katia Cannita Luca Napoleoni Alessandro Parisi Corrado Ficorella Giampiero Porzio Source Type: research

Narrative: The fear of disfigurement in cancer patients
We describe two cases in which disfigurement caused tremendous change in our patients; these cases underline the need for psychotherapy in patients suffering from cancer. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Aruna Deshpande Ravindra Ghooi Source Type: research

Palliative care for patients with nonmalignant respiratory disease
Nishkarsh Gupta, Rakesh Garg, Vinod Kumar, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Seema Mishra, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(3):341-346 Nonmalignant respiratory diseases are chronic and life-limiting conditions that need holistic palliative care. Such patients not only have a variety of physical symptoms such as dyspnea, pain, cough, depression, and anxiety, but also have a number of psychosocial and spiritual issues, which are not addressed to by us. This leads to a poor quality of life. Hence, these patients require supportive palliative care to relieve their sufferings, but unfortunately such care is not...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Nishkarsh Gupta Rakesh Garg Vinod Kumar Sachidanand Jee Bharati Seema Mishra Sushma Bhatnagar Source Type: research

The philosophical and cultural situatedness of spirituality at the end of life in India
Hamilton InbadasIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(3):338-340 The sustained interest in exploring the spiritual domain at end of life in the Indian context reflects the recognition of its significance as an integral part of palliative care. A key aspect of findings from studies so far is the identification of challenges, inadequacies, limitations and ethical dilemmas in relation to spirituality at the end of life. India is known for its rich spiritual heritage and has unique ways of understanding, experiencing and expressing spirituality. The philosophical and cultural frames of reference, with which communities in...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Hamilton Inbadas Source Type: research

Effect of mirtazapine on gastric emptying in patients with cancer-associated anorexia
Conclusion: Mirtazapine significantly improves gastric emptying in patients of prostate and breast cancer suffering from cancer-associated anorexia. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: N Kumar Sukanta Barai S Gambhir N Rastogi Source Type: research

Analytical study of short- and long-term results of home-based palliative care services to cancer patients
Conclusion: Home based palliative care is beneficial for the bed ridden and home bound chronically ill patients including cancer patients. Bed ridden patients should be cared by palliative care team at least in every week. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Dhritiman Datta Gautam Majumdar Shiromani Debbarma Badan Janapati Amit Kumar Datta Source Type: research

Assessment of private homes as spaces for the dying elderly
Conclusion: The study concludes by questioning the rhetoric of private homes as spaces for the dying elderly in Kolkata and suggests remedial measures to improve their capacity to deliver care. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tulika Bhattacharyya Suhita Chopra Chatterjee Dipannita Chand Debolina Chatterjee Jaydeep Sengupta Source Type: research

Prognostic factors of 30-day survival of patients with malignant pleural effusion
This study aims to determine the predictors of survival within 1 month. Methods: Prospective study of 102 patients with MPE. Biochemistry data of pleural fluid, characteristics of tumor, and massiveness of the effusion were analyzed to determine their effect on 30-day survival of the patients. Univariate analysis was performed using Chi-square. All prognostic factors that had P < 0.25 were included in multivariate analysis using Cox regression. Results: Median age of patients was 51 years, most of them were female (56%). Common primary sites of tumor were lung (31%), breast (19%), and lymphatic tissue (11&#...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Zulkifli Amin Stephen Diah Iskandar Sibli Source Type: research

The effect of honey on radiation-induced oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients
Conclusion: This study showed that oral intake of honey during radiotherapy is valuable in the reduction of severity of oral mucositis. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Amna Amanat Asrar Ahmed Abbas Kazmi Bushra Aziz Source Type: research

Hypofractionated radiotherapy for palliation in locally advanced head and neck cancer
Conclusions: Hypofractionated radiation could provide effective symptom palliation in advanced head and neck cancers. The weekly schedule was well tolerated and found convenient by the patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: RK Spartacus Rohitashwa Dana Kartick Rastogi Aseem Rai Bhatnagar Dhiraj Daga Kampra Gupta Source Type: research

Commentary
Jayita Kedar DeodharIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(3):311-312 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jayita Kedar Deodhar Source Type: research

Signs of spiritual distress and its implications for practice in Indian Palliative Care
Conclusion: Our recommendations may help clinicians to provide appropriate spiritual care based on the latest evidence on spirituality in Indian palliative care. Unfortunately, this evidence is limited and more research is required. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sushma Bhatnagar Joris Gielen Aanchal Satija Suraj Pal Singh Simon Noble Santosh K Chaturvedi Source Type: research

The process of translation and linguistic validation of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain quality of life instrument from English to Malayalam: The challenges faced
Conclusions: Translation of the FACT-BR into Malayalam nearly completely reproduced the concepts of the original English questionnaire, as proved in the subsequent validation process. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Durgapoorna Menon Chitra Venkateswaran Source Type: research

Validation of the Malayalam version of Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs pain scale in cancer patients in the Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Conclusion: The Malayalam version of S-LANSS pain scale is a validated screening tool for identifying neuropathic pain in chronic pain patients in Malayalam-speaking regions. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Shoukkathali Anzar Cherian Koshy Kurian Mathew Abraham Source Type: research

Comparison of Neonatal Pain, Agitation, and Sedation Scale with Premature Infant Pain Profile for the assessment of acute prolonged pain in neonates on assisted ventilation: A prospective observational study
Conclusions: The study proves that neonates on assisted ventilation experience acute prolonged pain. N-PASS is clinically reliable and valid to assess acute prolonged pain in ventilated term neonates. The N-PASS is quicker than PIPP in assessing acute prolonged pain in ventilated neonates. Future Directions: The modified N-PASS tool (including the gestational age) should be developed. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Saumil Ashvin Desai Ruchi Nimish Nanavati Bonny Bipin Jasani Nandkishor Kabra Source Type: research

Home-based application of sphenopalatine ganglion block for head and neck cancer pain management
Conclusion: The home-based application of SPGB is an easy, safe, and cost-effective method to manage cancer pain. It provides excellent immediate pain relief with a minimum side effect. It can be performed bilaterally, repeatedly and even with a feeding tube in place. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Priti R Sanghavi Bhavna C Shah Geeta M Joshi Source Type: research

Fluoroscopy-guided neurolytic splanchnic nerve block for intractable pain from upper abdominal malignancies in patients with distorted celiac axis anatomy: An effective alternative to celiac plexus neurolysis - A retrospective study
Conclusion: The fluoroscopy-guided splanchnic nerve neurolysis results significant pain relief, decrease in opioid intake, improvement in functional status, and quality of life for up to 3 months in upper abdominal pain from gastrointestinal cancers in patients with distorted celiac lymph node anatomy not amenable to celiac plexus neurolysis. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arif Ahmed Divesh Arora Source Type: research

Prevalence of depression in breast cancer patients and its association with their quality of life: A cross-sectional observational study
Conclusion: Depression and poor QOL is common among breast cancer patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Debasweta Purkayastha Chitra Venkateswaran Kesavankutty Nayar UG Unnikrishnan Source Type: research

A study to assess the feasibility of introducing early palliative care in ambulatory patients with advanced lung cancer
Conclusions: We did not meet the feasibility criteria for the introduction of early palliative care in our advanced lung cancer patients in a resource-limited country. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jayita Kedar Deodhar Vanita Noronha Mary Ann Muckaden Shrikant Atreya Amit Joshi Sandeep P Tandon Arunangshu Ghoshal Naveen S Salins Vijay M Patil Kumar Prabhash Source Type: research

Effect of yoga on sleep quality and neuroendocrine immune response in metastatic breast cancer patients
Conclusion: The results suggest modulation of neuroendocrine responses and improvement in sleep in patients with advanced breast cancer following yoga intervention. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Raghavendra Mohan Rao HS Vadiraja R Nagaratna KS Gopinath Shekhar Patil Ravi B Diwakar HP Shahsidhara BS Ajaikumar HR Nagendra Source Type: research

Effects of yoga in managing fatigue in breast cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: The results suggest that yoga reduces fatigue in advanced breast cancer patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: HS Vadiraja Raghavendra Mohan Rao R Nagarathna HR Nagendra Shekhar Patil Ravi B Diwakar HP Shashidhara KS Gopinath BS Ajaikumar Source Type: research

Effects of a yoga program on mood states, quality of life, and toxicity in breast cancer patients receiving conventional treatment: A randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: The results suggest a possible use for yoga as a psychotherapeutic intervention in breast cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Raghavendra Mohan Rao Nagaratna Raghuram Hongasandra Ramarao Nagendra Gopinath S Kodaganur Ramesh S Bilimagga HP Shashidhara Ravi B Diwakar Shekhar Patil Nalini Rao Source Type: research

Effect of long-term yoga practice on psychological outcomes in breast cancer survivors
Conclusion: Results indicate that breast cancer survivors, doing yoga, have better psychological profiles and are able to deal with demanding situations better. The psycho-oncogenic model of cancer etiology suggests that a better psychological state in survival has the potential to improve prognosis and survival outcomes and Yoga may be a suitable practice for staying cancer-free for a longer time. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ram R Amritanshu Raghavendra Mohan Rao Raghuram Nagaratna Vidya Harini Veldore MR Usha Rani Kodaganur S Gopinath BS Ajaikumar Source Type: research

Role of yoga in cancer patients: Expectations, benefits, and risks: A review
Conclusion: This review offers insight into the principles and practice of yoga in cancer patients. (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Raghavendra Mohan Rao Ram Amritanshu HT Vinutha Shanmugaraj Vaishnaruby Shashidhara Deepashree Murthy Megha Rajendra Geetha BS Ajaikumar Source Type: research

Integrating yoga in cancer care: Scope and challenges
HR NagendraIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(3):223-224 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: HR Nagendra Source Type: research

Balancing improved opioid supply and safe use of opioids for cancer pain by using & #8220;Circle of safety & #8221;
Sushma Bhatnagar, Wasimul HodaIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(3):221-222 (Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care)
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - July 17, 2017 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sushma Bhatnagar Wasimul Hoda Source Type: research