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The Use of a Brief 5-Item Measure of Family Satisfaction as a Critical Quality Indicator in Advanced Cancer Care: A Multisite Comparison.

Related Articles The Use of a Brief 5-Item Measure of Family Satisfaction as a Critical Quality Indicator in Advanced Cancer Care: A Multisite Comparison. J Palliat Med. 2017 Jul;20(7):716-721 Authors: Ornstein KA, Penrod J, Schnur JB, Smith CB, Teresi JA, Garrido MM, McKendrick K, Siu AL, Meier DE, Morrison RS Abstract BACKGROUND: Although family satisfaction is recognized as a critical indicator of quality for patients with advanced cancer, it is rarely assessed as part of routine clinical care. Measurement burden may be one barrier to widespread use of family satisfaction measures. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to test…
Origen: The Use of a Brief 5-Item Measure of Family Satisfaction as a Critical Quality Indicator in Advanced Cancer Care: A Multisite Comparison. – PubMed

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Ranitidine: forgotten drug of delayed gastric emptying.

Related Articles Ranitidine: forgotten drug of delayed gastric emptying. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2017 Sep;7(3):255-257 Authors: Veevers AE, Oxberry SG Abstract Delayed gastric emptying in the presence or absence of mechanical bowel obstruction can cause distressing symptoms in palliative care patients. We present two patients, both with vomiting due to delayed gastric emptying and gastric outlet obstruction secondary to pancreatic cancer, treated with subcutaneous ranitidine resulting in a symptomatic response. We hypothesise that ranitidine is a useful adjunct to standard treatment with prokinetic agents or octreotide in such patients and potentially those with proximal mechanical bowel obstruction from other malignancies…
Origen: Ranitidine: forgotten drug of delayed gastric emptying. – PubMed

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Research Priorities in Subspecialty Palliative Care: Policy Initiatives.

Related Articles Research Priorities in Subspecialty Palliative Care: Policy Initiatives. J Palliat Med. 2017 Aug;20(8):813-820 Authors: Reinke LF, Meier DE Abstract Palliative care demonstrably improves quality of life for the seriously ill in a manner that averts preventable health crises and their associated costs. Because of these outcomes, palliative care is now broadening its reach beyond hospitals, and hospice care for those near death, to patients and their families living in the community with chronic multimorbidities that have uncertain or long expected survival. In this article, we address research needed to enable policies supportive of palliative care access and quality,…
Origen: Research Priorities in Subspecialty Palliative Care: Policy Initiatives. – PubMed

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