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Cancer palliative care

This broad section considers submissions relevant to pain and symptom management for cancer patients, including studies related to rehabilitation, quality of life, and end of life care. We will consider quantitative and qualitative research, including clinical trials of pain or symptom control therapies, and health services studies evaluating the outcomes of diverse therapeutic models.

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  1. In order to counteract fatigue, physical activity (PA) is recommended for all stages of cancer. However, only few advanced cancer patients (ACP) are physically active. Quantitative data with high numbers of AC...

    Authors: J. Frikkel, M. Götte, M. Beckmann, S. Kasper, J. Hense, M. Teufel, M. Schuler and M. Tewes

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:43

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  2. The probability of weaning and of long-term survival of chronically mechanically ventilated cancer patients is unknown, with incomplete information available to guide therapeutic decisions. We sought to determ...

    Authors: Kelly Haviland, Kay See Tan, Nadja Schwenk, Manju V. Pillai, Diane E. Stover and Robert J. Downey

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:42

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  3. The Palliative Care Consult Service (PCCS) programme was among the first initiations in Hungary to provide palliative care for patients admitted to hospital. The PCCS team provides palliative care for mainly c...

    Authors: Antal T. Zemplényi, Ágnes Csikós, Marcell Csanádi, Maureen Rutten-van Mölken, Carmen Hernandez, János G. Pitter, Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus and Zoltán Kaló

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:41

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  4. Outcome measurement is an essential part of the evaluation of palliative care and the measurements need to be reliable, valid and adapted to the culture in which they are used. The Integrated Palliative Outcom...

    Authors: Karolina Vlckova, Eva Hoschlova, Eva Chroustova and Martin Loucka

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:39

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  5. A better understanding of differences between the preferences of the general public and the recommendations of healthcare providers with regard to end-of-life (EOL) care may facilitate EOL discussion.

    Authors: Jun Hamano, Kyoko Hanari and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:38

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  6. In order to avoid unnecessary use of hospital services at the end-of-life, palliative care should be initiated early enough in order to have sufficient time to initiate and carry out good quality advance care ...

    Authors: Outi M. Hirvonen, Riikka-Leena Leskelä, Lotta Grönholm, Olli Haltia, Samuli Voltti, Kristiina Tyynelä-Korhonen, Eeva K. Rahko, Juho T. Lehto and Tiina Saarto

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:37

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  7. Family caregivers of patients with severe illness and in need for a palliative care approach, face numerous challenges and report having insufficient preparedness for the caregiver role as well as a need for i...

    Authors: Anette Alvariza, Louise Häger-Tibell, Maja Holm, Gunnar Steineck and Ulrika Kreicbergs

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:33

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Palliative care (PC) referral is recommended early in the course of advanced cancer. This study aims to describe, in an integrated onco-palliative care program (IOPC), patient’s profile when first referred to ...

    Authors: Claire Barth, Isabelle Colombet, Vincent Montheil, Olivier Huillard, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Camille Tlemsani, Jérôme Alexandre, François Goldwasser and Pascale Vinant

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:31

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  9. Spirituality is particularly important for patients suffering from life-threatening illness. Despite research showing the benefits of spiritual assessment and care for terminally ill patients, their spiritual ...

    Authors: Elisa Rabitti, Silvio Cavuto, Luca Iani, Simona Ottonelli, Francesco De Vincenzo and Massimo Costantini

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:26

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  10. Despite improvements in diagnostics and therapy, the majority of lung tumours are diagnosed at advanced stage IV with a poor prognosis. Due to the nature of an incurable disease, patients need to engage in sha...

    Authors: Jasmin Bossert, Michel Wensing, Michael Thomas, Matthias Villalobos, Corinna Jung, Anja Siegle, Laura Hagelskamp, Nicole Deis, Jana Jünger and Katja Krug

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:21

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  11. Cervical cancer is mostly diagnosed at advanced stages among the majority of women in low-income settings, with palliative care being the only feasible form of care. This study was aimed at investigating palli...

    Authors: O. Tapera and A. M. Nyakabau

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:20

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  12. Communication in do not resuscitate (DNR) and artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) at the end of life is a key component of advance care planning (ACP) which is essential for patients with advanced cancer ...

    Authors: Hsien-Liang Huang, Jaw-Shiun Tsai, Chien-An Yao, Shao-Yi Cheng, Wen-Yu Hu and Tai-Yuan Chiu

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:17

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  13. The therapeutic landscape in medical oncology continues to expand significantly. Newer therapies, especially immunotherapy, offer the hope of profound and durable responses with more tolerable side effect prof...

    Authors: Mike Nguyen, Sean Ng Ying Kin, Evonne Shum, Alysson Wann, Babak Tamjid, Arvind Sahu and Javier Torres

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:14

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  14. Palliative care is in its infancy in most of the developing world. We set out to explore the lived experiences of families and caregivers of recently deceased cancer patients in Trinidad and Tobago and to dete...

    Authors: Karen Cox-Seignoret and Rohan G. Maharaj

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:13

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  15. Palliative care (PC) is increasingly recognized as essential for oncology care, and several academic societies strongly recommend integrating oncology and palliative care (IOP) in daily practice. Similarly, th...

    Authors: Y. Uneno, K. Sato, T. Morita, M. Nishimura, S. Ito, M. Mori, C. Shimizu, Y. Horie, M. Hirakawa, T. E. Nakajima, S. Tsuneto and M. Muto

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:12

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  16. The role of oxygen therapy in end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer is incompletely understood. We aimed to evaluate the association between oxygen use and survival in patients with advanced cance...

    Authors: Hiroshi Igarashi, Motoharu Fukushi and Naoki Nago

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:3

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  17. Patients in palliative care need rapid-acting pharmacological options for psychological distress. N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist ketamine is known to have a fast onset of anti-depressant and anxiolytic action...

    Authors: Eduard Falk, Daniel Schlieper, Patrick van Caster, Matthias J. Lutterbeck, Jacqueline Schwartz, Joachim Cordes, Ina Grau, Peter Kienbaum and Martin Neukirchen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:1

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  18. Malnutrition is a problem in advanced cancer, particularly ovarian cancer where malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a frequent complication. Parenteral nutrition is the only way these patients can received ad...

    Authors: Anne Marie Sowerbutts, Simon Lal, Jana Sremanakova, Andrew R. Clamp, Gordon C. Jayson, Antje Teubner, Lisa Hardy, Chris Todd, Anne-Marie Raftery, Eileen Sutton, Robert D. Morgan, Alexander J. Vickers and Sorrel Burden

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:120

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  19. Despite improvements in medical care, patients with advanced cancer still experience substantial symptom distress. There is increasing interest in the use of medicinal cannabinoids, but there is little high qu...

    Authors: Phillip Good, Alison Haywood, Gauri Gogna, Jennifer Martin, Patsy Yates, Ristan Greer and Janet Hardy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:110

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Malignant Ascites (MA) is a therapeutic dilemma significantly impairing patients’ quality of life (QoL). The Sequana Medical alfapump System (AP), a subcutaneous, externally rechargeable, implantable device, c...

    Authors: Christina Fotopoulou, Thomas Berg, Annekristin Hausen, René Hennig, Rajiv Jalan, Massimo Malagó, Jeroen Capel, Andrea De Gottardi and Guido Stirnimann

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:109

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  21. Patients with advanced cancer for whom standard systemic treatment is no longer available may be offered participation in early phase clinical trials. In the decision making process, both medical-technical inf...

    Authors: Liza G. G. van Lent, Nicole K. Stoel, Julia C. M. van Weert, Jelle van Gurp, Maja J. A. de Jonge, Martijn P. Lolkema, Eelke H. Gort, Saskia M. Pulleman, Esther Oomen-de Hoop, Jeroen Hasselaar and Carin C. D. van der Rijt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:106

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  22. In the Netherlands, general practitioners (GPs) and community nurses play a central role in the palliative care for home-dwelling patients with advanced cancer and their relatives. To optimize the palliative c...

    Authors: M. G. Oosterveld-Vlug, B. Custers, J. Hofstede, G. A. Donker, P. M. Rijken, J. C. Korevaar and A. L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:96

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  23. Patients with advanced cancer often experience poor health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) due to cancer and treatment-related side-effects. With India’s palliative care landscape in its infancy, there is a co...

    Authors: Jean Jacob, Gayatri Palat, Naina Verghese, Priya Chandran, Vineela Rapelli, Sanjeeva Kumari, Chetna Malhotra, Irene Teo, Eric Finkelstein and Semra Ozdemir

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:94

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:11

  24. In-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of undesirable situations. We tried to identify and characterize a potentially avoidable CPR in cancer patients who were hospitalized in hematology and on...

    Authors: Yeonjoo Choi, Jin Won Kim, Koung Jin Suh, Yoo-Joo Lim, Ji Yun Lee, Beo-Deul Kang, Ji-Won Kim, Se-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Ok Lee, Yu Jung Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Jee Hyun Kim, Soo-Mee Bang and Jong Seok Lee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:93

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  25. The palliative care unit is an emotionally challenging place where patients and their families may feel at loss. Art can allow the expression of complex feelings. We aimed to examine how cancer patients hospit...

    Authors: Sandrine Pommeret, Jan Chrusciel, Catherine Verlaine, Marilene Filbet, Colombe Tricou, Stephane Sanchez and Louise Hannetel

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:78

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  26. Pain is one of the most common symptoms that has a severe impact on quality of life and is associated with numerous psychosocial issues in cancer patients. Palliative care, which is a recent development in Chi...

    Authors: Xin-Xin Zhao, Meng Cui, Yi-Hang Geng and Yi-Long Yang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:69

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  27. To determine the validity, reliability and acceptability of the Mandarin Chinese version of the Problems and Needs in Palliative Care questionnaire-short version (PNPC-sv) for measuring problems and palliative...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Alex Molassiotis, Betty Pui Man Chung and Jing-Yu Tan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:68

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  28. Palliative patients generally present with symptoms of dyspnea, easy fatigability, lethargy and feeling of being unwell which can broadly be attributed to one root cause: cancer-related anemia. So, packed red ...

    Authors: Sameer Timilsina, Sirisa Karki, Santosh Timalsina, Aajeevan Gautam and Sabitri Sharma

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:67

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  29. According to the World Health Organization, palliative care is one of the main components of healthcare. As the incidence of cancer is increasing in the world, home-based palliative care can be beneficial for ...

    Authors: Heshmatolah Heydari, Suzanne Hojjat-Assari, Mohammad Almasian and Pooneh Pirjani

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:66

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  30. It has been recognised that more evidence about important aspects of family members’ sense of security during palliative care is needed. The objectives of the study was: i) to discover what variables are assoc...

    Authors: Anna Milberg, Maria Liljeroos and Barbro Krevers

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:63

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  31. Incurable oesophageal cancer patients are often affected by existential distress and deterioration of quality of life. Knowledge about the life situation of this patient group is important to provide relevant ...

    Authors: Louise Laursen, Mai Nanna Schønau, Heidi Maria Bergenholtz, Mette Siemsen, Merete Christensen and Malene Missel

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:60

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  32. Health care professionals should prevent and relieve suffering in carers of patients with advanced cancer. Despite known positive effects of systematic carer support, carers still do not receive sufficient sup...

    Authors: Ingebrigt Røen, Hans Stifoss-Hanssen, Gunn Grande, Stein Kaasa, Kari Sand and Anne Kari Knudsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:58

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  33. Constipation is a common symptom for patients receiving palliative care. Whilst international clinical guidelines are available on the clinical management of constipation for people with advanced cancer receiv...

    Authors: Sonja McIlfatrick, Deborah H. L. Muldrew, Esther Beck, Emma Carduff, Mike Clarke, Anne Finucane, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Phil Larkin, Noleen K. McCorry, Paul Slater and Felicity Hasson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:57

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  34. Sustainable funding is key for ensuring the quality and coverage of palliative care services. This study examined the sources of funding for stand-alone palliative care services in Uganda as well as their serv...

    Authors: Jacinto Amandua, Melkizedeki Stephen Kimaro, Eddie Mwebesa, Ivan Mugisha Taremwa and Christine Atuhairwe

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:48

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  35. Although palliative care has been accepted throughout the cancer trajectory, accurate survival prediction for advanced cancer patients is still a challenge. The aim of this study is to identify pre-palliative ...

    Authors: Weiwei Zhao, Zhiyong He, Yintao Li, Huixun Jia, Menglei Chen, Xiaoli Gu, Minghui Liu, Zhe Zhang, Zhenyu Wu and Wenwu Cheng

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:47

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  36. Early intervention against cachexia necessitates a predictive model. The aims of this study were to identify predictors of cachexia development and to create and evaluate accuracy of a predictive model based o...

    Authors: Ola Magne Vagnildhaug, Cinzia Brunelli, Marianne J. Hjermstad, Florian Strasser, Vickie Baracos, Andrew Wilcock, Maria Nabal, Stein Kaasa, Barry Laird and Tora S. Solheim

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:46

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  37. This study aimed to analyze the determinants of patients’ choice between palliative chemotherapy and best supportive care (BSC) and to investigate how this choice affects overall survival (OS) and length of ho...

    Authors: Yasuko Murakawa, Masato Sakayori and Kazunori Otsuka

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:45

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  38. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, causing a substantial economic burden on cancer suffers and their families. The aim of this study is to explore the prevalence, determinants and consequenc...

    Authors: Anli Leng, Jun Jing, Stephen Nicholas and Jian Wang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:43

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  39. The benefit of palliative chemotherapy (PC) in patients with advanced solid tumors and poor performance status (ECOG-PS) has not been prospectively validated, which makes treatment decision challenging. We aim...

    Authors: Vitor Fiorin de Vasconcellos, Renata RCC Bonadio, Guilherme Avanço, Marcelo Vailati Negrão and Rachel Pimenta Riechelmann

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:42

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  40. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the experience of time of terminal patients with cancer. Experience of time is relevant in palliative care in both policy and practice. On a policy level, the Qua...

    Authors: Jordy Johannes Eduardus Rovers, Elze Jantien Knol, Jelte Pieksma, Wytse Nienhuis, Anne Barbara Wichmann and Yvonne Engels

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:40

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  41. Accessible indicators of aggressiveness of care at the end-of-life are useful to monitor implementation of early integrated palliative care practice. To determine the intensity of end-of-life care from exhaust...

    Authors: Isabelle Colombet, Carole Bouleuc, Alain Piolot, Aurélie Vilfaillot, Hélène Jaulmes, Sabine Voisin-Saltiel, François Goldwasser and Pascale Vinant

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:35

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  42. Opioids are prescribed in over 40% of patients with advanced cancer, but side effects occur frequently. In this study we evaluated the development and treatment of opioid induced constipation (OIC), and OIC re...

    Authors: Elisabeth C. W. Neefjes, Hanneke van der Wijngaart, Maurice J. D. L. van der Vorst, Diederik ten Oever, Hans J. van der Vliet, Aart Beeker, Christiaan A. Rhodius, Hendrik P. van den Berg, Johannes Berkhof and Henk M. W. Verheul

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:31

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  43. A significant proportion of patients with advanced cancer undergo palliative radiotherapy (RT) within their last 30 days of life. This study characterizes palliative RT at our institution and aims to identify ...

    Authors: Susan Y. Wu, Lisa Singer, Lauren Boreta, Michael A. Garcia, Shannon E. Fogh and Steve E. Braunstein

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:29

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  44. Currently available indicators of quality pediatric palliative care tend to focus on care provided during the end-of-life period rather than care provided throughout the disease trajectory. We adapted a previo...

    Authors: Kimberley Widger, Sarah Brennenstuhl, Jacqueline Duc, Ann Tourangeau and Adam Rapoport

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:23

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  45. Indicators for the quality of palliative care are a priority of caregivers and managers to allow improvement of various care settings and their comparison. The involvement of patients and families is of paramo...

    Authors: Frédéric Guirimand, Patricia Martel-Samb, Christian Guy-Coichard, Stéphane Picard, Bernard Devalois, Laure Copel, Anne Abel and Véronique Ghadi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:19

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  46. Pancreatic cancer is noted for its late presentation at diagnosis, limited prognosis and physical and psychosocial symptom burden. This study examined associations between timing of palliative care referral (P...

    Authors: Natasha Michael, Greta Beale, Clare O’Callaghan, Adelaide Melia, William DeSilva, Daniel Costa, David Kissane, Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Hiscock

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:13

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  47. Palliative care was a priority issue in the Cancer Control Act enacted in 2007 in Japan, and this has resulted in efforts being made toward educational goals in clinical settings. An investigation of how descr...

    Authors: Miwa Hinata, Kikuko Miyazaki, Natsuko Kanazawa, Kumiko Kito, Sachiko Kiyoto, Manako Konda, Akira Kuriyama, Hiroko Mori, Sachiko Nakaoka, Akiko Okumura, Hironobu Tokumasu and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:5

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  48. Until recently, palliative care (PC) resources in Finland have been sparse. To meet the increasing need for PC an end-of-life (EOL) care project has been ongoing in South Western Finland since 2012, and in 201...

    Authors: Outi M. Hirvonen, Jenni E. Alalahti, Kari J. Syrjänen and Sirkku M. Jyrkkiö

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:128

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