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 UPDATES CME T34 syringe pumps now require foam pads to be added to the battery compartment All Caesarea Medical Electronics (CME) T34 Ambulatory syringe pumps in the UK now need […]

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Effects of nutrition and physical exercise intervention in palliative cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial. Uster A, Ruehlin M, Mey S, Gisi D, Knols R, Imoberdorf R, Pless M, Ballmer PE. Clin Nutr. 2018 Aug;37(4):1202-1209 Over a 3-month period, 58 patients with advanced lung or gastrointestinal cancer received either the usual care or a ≥3 […]

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Apixaban to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer. Carrier M, Abou-Nassar K, Mallick R, Tagalakis V, Shivakumar S, Schattner A, Kuruvilla P, Hill D, Spadafora S, Marquis K, Trinkaus M, Tomiak A, Lee AYY, Gross PL, Lazo-Langner A, El-Maraghi R, Goss G, Le Gal G, Stewart D, Ramsay T, Rodger M, Witham D, Wells […]

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Does advance care planning in addition to usual care reduce hospitalisation for patients with advanced heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Kernick LA, Hogg KJ2, Millerick Y, Murtagh FEM, Djahit A, Johnson M. Palliat Med. 2018 Dec;32(10):1539-1551. doi: 10.1177/0269216318801162. Epub 2018 Sep 20. A systematic review evaluated 8 studies (14,357 participants with 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 Report on action taken on ambulatory syringe drivers The UK government has produced a report reviewing the action taken since the 2010 Safety Alert ‘Safer ambulatory syringe drivers’. This […]

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Hyoscine Butylbromide for the Management of Death Rattle: Sooner Rather Than Later Sebastiano Mercadante, Franco Marinangeli, Francesco Masedu, Marco Valenti, Domenico Russo, Laura Ursini, Alessia Massici, and Federica Aielli J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Dec;56(6):902-907   This open-label study compared the use of hyoscine butylbromide prophylactically in dying patients with a reduced level of consciousness […]

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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 updates T34 syringe pumps updated safety warning CME Ltd have published an updated Field Safety Notice specifying the brand of battery that should be used in T34 syringe pumps, along […]

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When we used virtual reality cameras to create content for healthcare environments…

by Mark Harvey, Media Development Officer, Velindre Cancer Hospital, Cardiff  and Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Velindre University NHS Trust               Lessons learned from using 360 video in palliative care and oncology settings Introduction: In 2017 and 2018, a virtual reality (VR) library was […]

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Effects of smoking and body mass index on the exposure of fentanyl in patients with cancer. Kuip EJM, Oldenmenger WH, Thijs-Visser MF, de Bruijn P, Oosten AW, Oomen-de Hoop E, Koolen SLW, Van der Rijt CCD, Mathijssen RHJ. PLoS One. 2018 Jun 8;13(6):e0198289 A prospective single-centre pharmacokinetic study examined the effect of smoking and body […]

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