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Dignity Therapy for Patients Near the End of Life

Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1740 words.

The objective of this study was to establish the feasibility of dignity therapy and determine its impact on psychosocial and existential distress in 100 patients near the end of life....

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Doctors’ Prognostic Accuracy in Terminally Ill Patients

Anjali Desai and Andrew S. Epstein.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1349 words.

“Doctors’ Prognostic Accuracy in Terminally Ill Patients” reviews one of Christakis and Lamont’s landmark articles, which investigated the factors associated with prognostic accuracy (and...

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Docusate and Sennosides for Constipation

Shalini Dalal.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1472 words.

This chapter describes a prospective study that ran from December 2005 to November 2010 using three hospital inpatient units of adding a stool softener, docusate versus placebo, to...

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Duloxetine for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Rebecca Burke and Akhila Reddy.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1116 words.

This chapter discusses the Smith et al. randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial determining the effectiveness of duloxetine compared to placebo in reducing painful...

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Early Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer

David Hui.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1366 words.

This chapter discusses the Zimmermann trial, a large partially blinded, cluster randomized controlled trial of routine oncology care with or without early routine referral to palliative...

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Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Nathan A. Gray and Thomas W. LeBlanc.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1727 words.

This chapter provides an overview and commentary on the 2010 study by Temel and colleagues regarding early palliative care for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. It describes the...

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The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System

Breffni Hannon.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1336 words.

The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) consists of eight common symptoms presented as visual analog scales ranging from 0 to 100mm. Patients score the ESAS independently where...

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Effects of Morphine on Dyspnea

Arif H. Kamal and Jason A. Webb.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 822 words.

This chapter reports on an open, uncontrolled study to assess the effects of subcutaneous morphine on dyspnea in patients with terminal cancer. Twenty patients with dyspnea from restrictive...

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End-of-Life Discussions and Aggressiveness of Care Received Near Death

Yael Schenker and Justin Yu.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1626 words.

This chapter summarizes Mack and colleagues’ 2012 Associations Between End-of-Life (EOL) Discussion Characteristics and Care Received Near Death, which investigates the relationship between...

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Enteral Tube Feeding Dysphagic Stroke Patients

Francisco Loaiciga and Rony Dev.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1231 words.

This chapter discusses the results of randomized controlled trials evaluating the benefits of early feeding for patients who suffered an acute stroke. The study was divided in two different...

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