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In patients receiving palliative care, risperidone or haloperidol increased delirium symptoms vs placebo.

Related Articles In patients receiving palliative care, risperidone or haloperidol increased delirium symptoms vs placebo. Ann Intern Med. 2017 03 21;166(6):JC32 Authors: Lee J, Holbrook A PMID: 28320006 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Origen: In patients receiving palliative care, risperidone or haloperidol increased delirium symptoms vs placebo. – PubMed

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Prognostic variables and scores identifying the last year of life in COPD: a systematic review protocol.

Related Articles Prognostic variables and scores identifying the last year of life in COPD: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open. 2016 Sep 15;6(9):e011677 Authors: Smith LJ, Ali I, Stone P, Smeeth L, Quint JK Abstract INTRODUCTION: People living with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suffer from significant morbidity, reduced quality of life and high mortality, and are likely to benefit from many aspects of a palliative care approach. Prognostic estimates are a meaningful part of decision-making and better evidence for such estimates would facilitate advance care planning. We aim to provide quality evidence on known prognostic variables and scores…
Origen: Prognostic variables and scores identifying the last year of life in COPD: a systematic review protocol. – PubMed

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Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor-Based Vasodilation Improves Oxygen Delivery and Clinical Outcomes Following Stage 1 Palliation.

Related Articles Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor-Based Vasodilation Improves Oxygen Delivery and Clinical Outcomes Following Stage 1 Palliation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Nov 02;5(11): Authors: Mills KI, Kaza AK, Walsh BK, Bond HC, Ford M, Wypij D, Thiagarajan RR, Almodovar MC, Quinonez LG, Baird CW, Emani SE, Pigula FA, DiNardo JA, Kheir JN Abstract BACKGROUND: Systemic vasodilation using α-receptor blockade has been shown to decrease the incidence of postoperative cardiac arrest following stage 1 palliation (S1P), primarily when utilizing the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. We studied the effects of a protocol in which milrinone was primarily used to lower systemic vascular resistance (SVR)…
Origen: Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor-Based Vasodilation Improves Oxygen Delivery and Clinical Outcomes Following Stage 1 Palliation. – PubMed

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Assessing Palliative Care Content in Dementia Care Guidelines: A Systematic Review.

Related Articles Assessing Palliative Care Content in Dementia Care Guidelines: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Apr;53(4):804-813 Authors: Durepos P, Wickson-Griffiths A, Hazzan AA, Kaasalainen S, Vastis V, Battistella L, Papaioannou A Abstract CONTEXT: Families of persons with dementia continue to report unmet needs during end of life (EOL). Strategies to improve care and quality of life for persons with dementia include development of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and an integrative palliative approach. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess palliative care content in dementia CPGs to identify the presence or limitations of recommendations and discussion pertaining to common issues…
Origen: Assessing Palliative Care Content in Dementia Care Guidelines: A Systematic Review. – PubMed

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Measuring quality of life in advanced heart failure.

Related Articles Measuring quality of life in advanced heart failure. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2017 Mar;11(1):12-16 Authors: MacIver J, Wentlandt K, Ross HJ Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with Stage D heart failure can benefit from palliative care consultation to help them manage unpleasant symptoms and improve quality of life. Although guidelines describe how to manage symptoms, very little direction is provided on how to evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Numerous studies have used the measurement of symptoms, emotional distress, functional capacity and quality of life to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in heart failure. There…
Origen: Measuring quality of life in advanced heart failure. – PubMed

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