News tagged with palliative care
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(Medical Xpress)—A drug which for decades has been widely used to treat pain related to cancer has no net clinical benefit, researchers in the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) based ...
Cancer Sep 25, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Governments around the world are leaving hundreds of millions of cancer patients to suffer needlessly because of their failure to ensure adequate access to pain-relieving drugs, an unprecedented new international survey reveals.
Cancer Sep 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3
Patients with advanced heart failure should have ongoing conversations with their healthcare providers to make informed decisions about treatment options that match their personal values, goals and preferences, according ...
Cardiology Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The antiangiogenic drug pazopanib has demonstrated clinically meaningful activity in patients with refractory urothelial cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012, held here March 31 - April 4. ...
Cancer Apr 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- To provide elderly, hospitalized patients with the best care possible, the medical community needs to reevaluate its reliance on medical technologies, says Bruce J. Naughton, MD, associate professor of ...
Health Apr 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Almost half of adults with type 2 diabetes report acute and chronic pain, and close to one quarter report neuropathy, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbance and physical or emotional disability, according to a study of more ...
Diabetes Aug 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cancer and chronic disease account for almost half of gradual deaths in European Union countries, suggests research published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
Health Sep 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—The management of pain outcomes for terminally ill cancer patients varies widely between inpatient palliative care centers and is affected by organizational factors such as human resources adequacy, ...
Cancer Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—We've all read about the severity of the current flu season. Boston declared an emergency, hospitals are seeing patients in tents outside their emergency departments and we all probably ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Doctors should avoid 90 medical procedures that are performed regularly but often cost too much or do little good, according to a new list of expert recommendations.
Health Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Physicians take two types of approaches to palliative sedation, either mild sedation or deep sedation from the start, and it is important to understand the reasons behind each approach, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical A ...
Other Feb 13, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
When faced with a long-term illness, patients often retreat or are left feeling hopeless, a response that can negatively impact one's prognosis and impair their quality of life. When coping measures are offered however, ...
Other Apr 26, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
In the days when American physicians dispensed oracular commands and their judgments were rarely questioned, a doctor could take it upon himself with few ethical qualms to keep from a patient the bad news of a terminal diagnosis.
Health Apr 28, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study shows.
Health Mar 12, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0