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Managing Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators at End-of-Life: Practical Challenges and Care Considerations.

Related Articles Managing Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators at End-of-Life: Practical Challenges and Care Considerations. Am J Med Sci. 2019 02;357(2):143-150 Authors: Khera R, Pandey A, Link MS, Sulistio MS Abstract Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) monitor for and terminate malignant arrhythmias. Given their potential as a life-saving therapy, an increasing number of people receive an ICD every year, and a growing number are currently living with ICDs. However, cardiopulmonary arrest serves as the final common pathway of natural death, and the appropriate management of an ICD near the end-of-life is crucial to ensure that a patient’s death is not marked by further suffering due…
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It is unclear whether specialist palliative care teleconsultation leads to an improvement in patient symptom scores.

Related Articles It is unclear whether specialist palliative care teleconsultation leads to an improvement in patient symptom scores. Evid Based Nurs. 2018 01;21(1):1 Authors: Howell D PMID: 29223969 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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The role of palliative care in acute care setting.

Related Articles The role of palliative care in acute care setting. Vnitr Lek. 2019;65(6):449-455 Authors: Kopecký O, Rusinová K, Kouba M, Macová I Abstract While terminal palliative care focuses primarily on the management of symptoms of immediate dying, early palliative care provides an opportunity for the patient and his loved ones to understand the trajectory of the illness, to receive support for coping with the diagnosis, increase the quality of decision-making to match the patients values and preferences. The emphasis is on realistic expectations of the outcome of treatment and timely anticipation of further disease course. The paper focuses on…
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The longitudinal course of depression symptomatology following a palliative rehabilitation program.

Related Articles The longitudinal course of depression symptomatology following a palliative rehabilitation program. Qual Life Res. 2017 Jul;26(7):1809-1818 Authors: Feldstain A, Lebel S, Chasen MR Abstract PURPOSE: Patients with advanced cancer have increased life expectancy but suffer from ongoing burden. Depressive symptomatology is their most common mental health concern. The Ottawa Palliative Rehabilitation Program (PRP) offers rehabilitation for this population. It offers 8 weeks of individualized interdisciplinary rehabilitation, post cancer treatment. Interventions include medical (physician and nurse), physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietary, and social work using a general self-efficacy framework. Pilot data suggest benefits in a range of domains, including ratings…
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