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Association Between Palliative Care and Patient and Caregiver Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Kavalieratos D, Corbelli J, Zhang D, Dionne-Odom JN, Ernecoff NC, Hanmer J, Hoydich ZP, Ikejiani DZ, Klein-Fedyshin M, Zimmermann C, Morton SC, Arnold RM, Heller L, Schenker Y. JAMA. 2016 Nov 22;316(20):2104-2114. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.16840. A narrative meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials […]

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Relationship between Opioid Treatment and Rate of Healing in Chronic Wounds. Shanmugam VK, Couch KS, McNish S, Amdur RL. Wound Repair Regen. 2016 Nov 16. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12496. [Epub ahead of print] 450 people participated in this longitudinal observational study to investigate the relationship between opioids and wound healing.  Using fixed-effects models and time-to-event analysis, opioid […]

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JAMA Neurol. 2016 May 16. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0383. [Epub ahead of print] The Association of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms and the Risk of Falling. Kolb NA, Smith AG, Singleton JR, et al A secondary analysis of a prospective study was performed to determine the association between the symptoms of taxane/platinum chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and the […]

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Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 End-of-life care for people with chronic kidney disease: cause of death, place of death and hospital costs. Kerr M, Matthews B, Medcalf JF, O’Donoghue D. Associations between chronic kidney disease (CKD), place of death and hospital costs in adults with CKD in England in the final 3 years of life. Using […]

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Support Care Cancer. 2016 Patient and health care provider perceptions of cancer-related fatigue and pain. Williams LA, Bohac C, Hunter S, Cella D. Surveys were used to determine the impact of fatigue and pain and compare perceptions of patients with cancer and oncologists/oncology nurses. From a random sample of adult patients from the general US […]

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Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 27. doi: 10.1002/gps.4463. [Epub ahead of print] The management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in the acute general medical hospital: a longitudinal cohort study. White N, Leurent B, Lord K, et al A longitudinal cohort study of 230 patients with dementia admitted to two UK hospitals assessed […]

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Palliat Med. 2016 Mar 24. pii: 0269216316640421. [Epub ahead of print] Perspectives of people with mild intellectual disabilities on care relationships at the end of life: A group interview study. Bekkema N, de Veer AJ, Hertogh CM, Francke AL. Seven group interviews including 33 people with mild intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands explored care relationships […]

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PLoS One. 2016 Mar 24;11(3):e0151435. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151435. eCollection 2016. Patient Perspectives of Dignity, Autonomy and Control at the End of Life: Systematic Review and Meta-Ethnography. Rodríguez-Prat A, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J et al In a systematic review and meta-ethnography to explore the relationship between perceived dignity, autonomy and sense of control in patients at the […]

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Cancer. 2016 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29844. [Epub ahead of print] Multicenter cohort study on the survival time of cancer patients dying at home or in a hospital: Does place matter? Hamano J, Yamaguchi T, Maeda I et al In a prospective cohort study in 58 Japanese specialist palliative care services, potential differences in the survival […]

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J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr 1. pii: S0885-3924(16)30012-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.12.338. [Epub ahead of print] Comparing Unmet Needs to Optimize Quality: Characterizing Inpatient and Outpatient Palliative Care Populations. Hochman MJ, Wolf S, Zafar SY et al A cross-sectional descriptive secondary database analysis of a 10 organization registry of initial palliative care patient consultations was used […]

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