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Exercise for the Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue

Lynn A. Flint and Eric Widera.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1314 words.

The report described here is a systematic review and meta-analysis of 28 studies examining the relationship between physical exercise and cancer-related fatigue in adults with cancer....

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Expectations about Effects of Chemotherapy in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Rajiv Agarwal 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. 1584 words.

This chapter reviews the Weeks et al. secondary analysis of data from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) prospective cohort, evaluating the expectations of...

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Factors Associated with Outcomes of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Dutt Mehta and Eric Prommer.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1146 words.

Failed in-hospital resuscitations consume substantial health care resources. Accurate prediction of who will survive an in-hospital arrest is difficult. Identifying pre arrest factors...

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Factors Considered Important at the End of Life

Ravi B. Parikh and Oreofe O. Odejide.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1683 words.

The chapter describes the national survey study by Steinhauser and colleagues, which assessed perspectives of seriously ill patients, family members, physicians, and other care providers...

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Family Perspectives on Aggressive End-of-Life Care

Ravi B. Parikh and Oreofe Odejide.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1573 words.

The chapter describes the study by Wright and colleagues examining the impact of aggressive cancer care on bereaved family members’ perceptions of end-of-life care. Family members of...

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Family Perspectives on End-of-Life Care at the Last Place of Care

Esmé Finlay and Erin FitzGerald.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1364 words.

Assessing quality of end-of-life (EOL) care is a challenging but essential task in hospice and palliative medicine. Patients die in diverse settings, and patients and families experience...

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Feeding Tube and Survival Among Patients with Severe Cognitive Impairment

Claudio Adile.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 883 words.

This chapter provides an overview and commentary on the study published by Teno and colleagues in 2012 that analyzed if feeding tube insertion and its timing affect survival in patients...

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Haloperidol, Chlorpromazine, and Lorazepam for Delirium

Anna Cecilia Tenorio and Maxine de la Cruz.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1456 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the first randomized double-blind trial looking at the efficacy and safety of neuroleptics and benzodiazepines in the treatment of delirium in...

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The Impact of Hospice on Mortality of Widowed Spouses

Kimberson Tanco and Regina Mackey.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1013 words.

Caring for a sick spouse can have adverse health consequences and may increase mortality for the surviving spouse. This can be associated to a caregiver and widow/er effect, which may be...

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Influence of Survival Probability on Preference for CPR

Christian T. Sinclair and Allison E. Jordan.

in 50 Studies Every Palliative Care Doctor Should Know

April 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Primary Care. 1375 words.

Informed discussions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) help patients who are elderly correct misunderstandings about the success rate of CPR if the clinician shares likely estimates...

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