Tag: palliative care

1. In this retrospective analysis of patients with heart failure, admissions to the hospital for non-cardiac problems were more frequent than admissions for heart failure or cardiovascular (CV) disease. 2. The frequency of hospital admissions increased towards the time of death but without change in proportion of admissions for heart...
1. In this retrospective analysis of patients with heart failure, admissions to the hospital for non-cardiac problems were more frequent than admissions for heart failure or cardiovascular (CV) disease. 2. The frequency of hospital admissions increased towards the time of death but without change in proportion of admissions for heart...
Eighty percent of patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma are not candidates for surgical resection and require noncurative therapy, including multi-agent chemotherapy regimens, radiation therapy, nerve blocks and other symptomatic relief modalities. Despite having established benefits for patients, a large proportion of pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients are unable to...
Ultra-processed food intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective cohort study (NutriNet-Santé) The consumption of ultra-processed food has increased substantially over the last several decades. These foods often have higher proportions of total and saturated fat, added sugar, energy density and salt, and lower proportions of fibre and vitamin density....
1. A systematic review of outcome measures found that only a minority addressed quality of life and patient (child) reported outcomes, and many did not measure psychometric properties. 2. Commonly measured outcomes included health-related quality of life, spiritual well-being, satisfaction with care and/or communication, perceived social support, and family involvement...
1. Among deaths at one, large children’s hospital, the most common mode of inpatient death was withdrawal of life sustaining technologies, followed by nonescalation of care during or at the time of death, and failed resuscitation (code). 2. Older children, neonates, and children with malignancies were significantly more likely to...
1. Goals-of-care (GOC) discussions were linked to improved patient outcomes and reduction of intensity in end-of-life care. The current study demonstrated that a survey-based intervention for priming clinicians with communication strategies was linked to increase in the occurrence, documentation, and quality of GOC discussions. 2. The current study was not...
1. In this meta-analysis of available studies, early palliative care consultation (PCC) for patients admitted to hospital with serious illness was associated with a reduction in direct hospital costs for that admission. 2. The reduction in direct hospital costs was greater for those patients with a cancer diagnosis and for...
1. The most commonly reported parental hopes for critically ill children fell within the domains of quality of life, concerns regarding physical body, future well-being, and length of life. 2. Over a 20-month time period, domains showing the largest increases in parental hope reports included quality of life, future...
1. Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness (CASA), a collaborative care intervention combining symptom and psychosocial care, did not improve heart failure-specific health status in chronic heart disease, compared to usual care. 2. When compared to usual care, CASA did improve secondary outcomes of depression and fatigue. Evidence...