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Caregivers’ Perspectives on the Use of Long-Term Oxygen Therapy for the Treatment of Refractory Breathlessness: A Qualitative Study Aileen Collier, Katrina Breaden, Jane L. Phillips, Meera Agar, Caroline Litster, David C. Currow. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jan;53(1):33-39.   A qualitative study of the perspectives of 20 caregivers in the palliative setting of patients on […]

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Prevalence of cancer chemotherapy-related problems, their relation to health-related quality of life and associated supportive care: a cross-sectional survey. Wagland, Richardson A, Ewings S, Armes J, Lennan E, Hankins M, Griffiths P. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Dec;24(12):4901-4911.   This study surveyed the prevalence of 17 problems whilst undergoing chemotherapy and people’s experiences of supportive care […]

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Palliative care in space – breaking bad news to a satellite

by Dr Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, Wales @DrMarkTaubert What do you do when a piece of debris in space sends out a distress message via Twitter? This particular message read as follows: “Your people predict I will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere early 2017. You’ll get messages until […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot topics Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM) Master Formulary 2017 The 4th edition of the APPM Master Formulary is now available. It is available to download from the APPM website […]

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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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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

22/12/16 Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates Medical device alert: insulin delivery devices UK MHRA have issued a Medical Device Alert (MDAS/2016/020) informing health professionals that they should warn patients not change their insulin delivery […]

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Menkel’s Kinky Hair versus Dilnott Fairer Care – Journeys through Nuncupation

It’s eponymous my dear Watson! Eponymous adjective 1. (of a person) giving their name to something. “the eponymous hero of the novel” 2. (of a thing) named after a particular person or group. “their eponymous debut LP” Medical students of a certain vintage will have used the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. There was a […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot Topics Updated Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation policy The Scottish government has published an update to NHS Scotland’s Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation policy for adults. For more information, click […]

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