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. Safety issues Topical miconazole interaction with warfarin MHRA has highlighted the risk of serious bleeding events in patients taking warfarin and using cream, ointment, powder or oral gel formulations of miconazole. […]

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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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The Digital Legacy Conference 2016

By Sandy Weatherburn, ‎Founder & Director at Social Embers Digital estate management   This weekend I attended the Digital Legacy Conference in Hackney, London, which was held at St Joseph’s Hospice. The conference was organised by The Digital Legacy Association (DLA) to raise awareness of issues surrounding death and dying that are becoming increasingly important in […]

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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. Safety issues FDA enhances warnings for opioids US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced class-wide enhanced labelling warnings for: immediate-release opioid pain medications, in relation to risks of misuse, abuse, […]

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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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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. Safety issues Desmopressin patient safety alert NHS England has issued a patient safety alert warning (NHS/PSA/W/2016/001) on the risk of severe harm or death when desmopressin is omitted or delayed in […]

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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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