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Placement of transnasal drainage catheter and covered esophageal stent for the treatment of perforated esophageal carcinoma with mediastinal abscess.

Related Articles Placement of transnasal drainage catheter and covered esophageal stent for the treatment of perforated esophageal carcinoma with mediastinal abscess. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Nov;114(6):725-730 Authors: Han X, Zhao YS, Fang Y, Qi Y, Li X, Jiao D, Ren K, Wu G Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perforated esophageal carcinoma with mediastinal abscess is a clinically life-threatening emergency. Herein, we summarize our experience with placement of transnasal drainage catheters and covered esophageal stents for the treatment of this condition. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the medical records of 20 patients who were treated using our intervention protocol. Patients received local anesthesia…
Origen: Placement of transnasal drainage catheter and covered esophageal stent for the treatment of perforated esophageal carcinoma with mediastinal abscess. – PubMed

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Technological Innovation Comes to Palliative Care: With a shortage of palliative specialists, telemedicine and remote monitoring offer relief.

Related Articles Technological Innovation Comes to Palliative Care: With a shortage of palliative specialists, telemedicine and remote monitoring offer relief. IEEE Pulse. 2016 Nov-Dec;7(6):25-29 Authors: Bates M Abstract At first, palliative care and technology might seem like strange bedfellows. At its core, palliative care is a very human side of medicine, relying heavily on talking with and listening to people to understand their experiences and goals. Technology, on the other hand, can often feel impersonal, cold, and one-size-fitsall. Despite this apparent disconnect, researchers and clinicians are finding new ways to harness technology to facilitate communication between patients and caregivers. PMID:…
Origen: Technological Innovation Comes to Palliative Care: With a shortage of palliative specialists, telemedicine and remote monitoring offer relief. – PubMed

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A DAISY Nurse: Moral Distress and End-of-Life Decisions in the Pediatric Setting.

Related Articles A DAISY Nurse: Moral Distress and End-of-Life Decisions in the Pediatric Setting. J Nurs Adm. 2017 Feb;47(2):82-84 Authors: Sweeney CD Abstract What does it mean to be a “DAISY nurse”? Moral distress and end-of-life issues are difficult in any situation but, within the context of a pediatric setting, can be even more difficult. In this column, a DAISY nurse shares her thoughts on her role, her professional journey to explore moral distress and ethical decision making, and the lessons learned that led to her recognition with The DAISY Award and the joyful celebration. PMID: 28106679 [PubMed – indexed…
Origen: A DAISY Nurse: Moral Distress and End-of-Life Decisions in the Pediatric Setting. – PubMed

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Prognostic Factors and Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Primary Duodenal Adenocarcinoma: A Single-Center Experience from China.

Related Articles Prognostic Factors and Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Primary Duodenal Adenocarcinoma: A Single-Center Experience from China. Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:6491049 Authors: Jiang QL, Huang XH, Chen YT, Zhang JW, Wang CF Abstract Aim. To evaluate the clinical risk factors influencing overall survival of patients with duodenal adenocarcinoma after potentially curative resection. Methods. A series of 201 patients with primary duodenal adenocarcinoma who underwent surgery from 1999 to 2014 at Chinese Medical Academic Cancer Hospital were studied by retrospective chart review and subsequent telephone follow-up. Results. Resectional surgery was performed in 138 of the 201 patients to attempt curative…
Origen: Prognostic Factors and Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Primary Duodenal Adenocarcinoma: A Single-Center Experience from China. – PubMed

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Pharmacokinetic considerations and recommendations in palliative care, with focus on morphine, midazolam and haloperidol.

Related Articles Pharmacokinetic considerations and recommendations in palliative care, with focus on morphine, midazolam and haloperidol. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2016 Jun;12(6):669-80 Authors: Franken LG, de Winter BC, van Esch HJ, van Zuylen L, Baar FP, Tibboel D, Mathôt RA, van Gelder T, Koch BC Abstract INTRODUCTION: A variety of medications are used for symptom control in palliative care, such as morphine, midazolam and haloperidol. The pharmacokinetics of these drugs may be altered in these patients as a result of physiological changes that occur at the end stage of life. AREAS COVERED: This review gives an overview of how…
Origen: Pharmacokinetic considerations and recommendations in palliative care, with focus on morphine, midazolam and haloperidol. – PubMed

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