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Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print] Palliative Care for Patients Dying in the ICU with Chronic Lung Disease Compared to Metastatic Cancer. Brown CE, Engelberg RA, Nielsen EL, Curtis JR. To assess differences in planning and delivery of end of life care to patients in intensive care with differing diagnosis, […]

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Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] Delirium Frequency and Risk Factors Among Patients With Cancer in Palliative Care Unit. Şenel G, Uysal N, Oguz G, et al In a single Turkish palliative care unit, 213 consecutive inpatients with mixed cancers (90% advanced/metastatic) prospectively had delirium screened using the Delirium […]

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J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan;64(1):73-80. Breathlessness in Elderly Adults During the Last Year of Life Sufficient to Restrict Activity: Prevalence, Pattern, and Associated Factors. Johnson MJ, Bland JM, Gahbauer EA et al To investigate the relationship between age, clinical characteristics and breathlessness during the last year of life, a secondary data analysis of a […]

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JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jan 14. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.5252. [Epub ahead of print] Emergency Department-Initiated Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Grudzen CR, Richardson LD, Johnson PN, et al. Single site randomized trial of a holistic ED palliative care consultation (vs. usual care) in adults with advanced cancer presenting to the ED to compare […]

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J Palliat Med. 2015 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] CARE Track for Advanced Cancer: Impact and Timing of an Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic. Blackhall LJ, Read P, Stukenborg G, et al The purpose of this study was to measure timing of referral to outpatient palliative care and impact on end-of-life (EOL) care in the […]

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Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2015 Nov 25. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12421. [Epub ahead of print] Predictors of duloxetine response in patients with oxaliplatin-induced painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): a secondary analysis of randomised controlled trial – CALGB/alliance 170601. Smith EM, Pang, Ye C, Cirrincione, et al This study was an exploratory secondary analysis of a previously […]

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Health Soc Care Community. 2015 Nov 26. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12310. [Epub ahead of print] What do we know about the application of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) in healthcare practice regarding decision-making for frail and older people? A systematic literature review. Hinsliff-Smith K, Feakes R, Whitworth G, et al This systematic literature review evaluated the empirical […]

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J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 7. pii: JCO.2015.63.8221. [Epub ahead of print] Randomized Double-Blind Trial of Pregabalin Versus Placebo in Conjunction With Palliative Radiotherapy for Cancer-Induced Bone Pain. Fallon M, Hoskin PJ, Colvin LA, et al In a multicenter, double-blind randomized trial in adults with moderate to severely painful radiologically-proven bone metastases, due to receive […]

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J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Aug 21. pii: S0885-3924(15)00412-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.07.014. [Epub ahead of print] Benefit of Early Palliative Care Intervention in End-Stage Liver Disease Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation. Baumann AJ, Wheeler DS, James M, et al The effect of early multidisciplinary palliative care on symptom control (using a modified liver-specific Edmonton Symptom Assessment System) […]

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Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug;23(8):2273-80. Geriatric assessment as an aide to understanding falls in older adults with cancer. Williams GR, Deal AM, Nyrop KA, et al This study assessed falls and their predisposing factors in older adults with cancer using a comprehensive geriatric assessment which included a self-report of falls. These was 1172 patients included, […]

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