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Methods for overcoming barriers in palliative care for ethnic/racial minorities: a systematic review.

Related Articles Methods for overcoming barriers in palliative care for ethnic/racial minorities: a systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2019 12;17(6):697-706 Authors: Mayeda DP, Ward KT Abstract OBJECTIVES: Ethnic/racial minority groups are less likely to discuss issues involving end-of-life treatment preferences and utilize palliative care or hospice services. Some barriers may be differences in language, religion, lower levels of health literacy, or less access to healthcare services and information. The purpose of this article is to conduct a systematic review on interventional studies that investigated methods to overcome the barriers faced by ethnic/racial minorities when accessing end-of-life services, including completing advanced…
Origen: Methods for overcoming barriers in palliative care for ethnic/racial minorities: a systematic review. – PubMed

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Survey of Palliative Sedation at End of Life in Terminally Ill Heart Failure Patients - A Single-Center Experience of 5-Year Follow-up.

Related Articles Survey of Palliative Sedation at End of Life in Terminally Ill Heart Failure Patients - A Single-Center Experience of 5-Year Follow-up. Circ J. 2019 06 25;83(7):1607-1611 Authors: Hamatani Y, Nakai E, Nakamura E, Miyata M, Kawano Y, Takada Y, Anchi Y, Funabashi S, Hirayama A, Kuroda K, Amano M, Sugano Y, Anzai T, Izumi C Abstract BACKGROUND: Little is known about palliative sedation in terminally ill heart failure (HF) patients.Methods and Results:We retrospectively reviewed terminally ill HF patients who received palliative sedation from September 2013 to August 2018. Among 95 terminally ill HF patients, 25 were prescribed dexmedetomidine and 12 were…
Origen: Survey of Palliative Sedation at End of Life in Terminally Ill Heart Failure Patients - A Single-Center Experience of 5-Year Follow-up. – PubMed

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Curative Intent Radiotherapy Delivered Within the Last Year of Life.

Related Articles Curative Intent Radiotherapy Delivered Within the Last Year of Life. Am J Clin Oncol. 2020 03;43(3):168-172 Authors: Tseng YD, Mezheritsky I, Halasz LM, Lo SS, Loggers ET Abstract OBJECTIVES: We studied a cohort of cancer patients that underwent curative-intent radiation within the last year of life (LYOL). Given the unexpectedly short survival, we evaluated the proportion with relapsed/refractory disease, determined causes of death, and explored whether treatment intent was associated with aggressiveness of care at the end of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We extracted and linked claims data and radiotherapy records for patients seen at a single academic…
Origen: Curative Intent Radiotherapy Delivered Within the Last Year of Life. – PubMed

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The effect of early and systematic integration of palliative care in oncology on quality of life and health care use near the end of life: A randomised controlled trial.

Related Articles The effect of early and systematic integration of palliative care in oncology on quality of life and health care use near the end of life: A randomised controlled trial. Eur J Cancer. 2020 01;124:186-193 Authors: Vanbutsele G, Van Belle S, Surmont V, De Laat M, Colman R, Eecloo K, Naert E, De Man M, Geboes K, Deliens L, Pardon K Abstract PURPOSE: This study evaluated the effect of early integrated palliative care (PC) in oncology on quality of life (QOL) near the end of life and use of health care resources near the end of life. METHOD: Patients…
Origen: The effect of early and systematic integration of palliative care in oncology on quality of life and health care use near the end of life: A randomised controlled trial. – PubMed

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Destination-Therapy Ventricular Assist Device in Children: "The Future Is Now".

Related Articles Destination-Therapy Ventricular Assist Device in Children: «The Future Is Now». Can J Cardiol. 2020 02;36(2):216-222 Authors: Tunuguntla H, Conway J, Villa C, Rapoport A, Jeewa A Abstract Durable ventricular assist devices (VADs) have significantly improved survival to transplantation among children with advanced stages of heart failure. The fundamental goals of VAD therapy include decreasing mortality, minimizing adverse events, and improving quality of life. As the pediatric VAD experience has evolved with reduced device related complications and improved survival, VAD therapy is being considered not only as a bridge to transplantation (BTT) but also as a bridge to decision…
Origen: Destination-Therapy Ventricular Assist Device in Children: "The Future Is Now". – PubMed

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