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BMC Palliative Care

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. Content type: Research article

    Self-management by patients and informal caregivers confronted with advanced cancer is not self-evident. Therefore they might need self-management support from nurses. This article reports on nurses’ perspecti...

    Authors: Vina N. Slev, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Corien M. Eeltink, Cornelia F. van Uden-Kraan, Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:55

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  2. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia, there were greater than 2000 adult and 200 pediatric cancer patients annually in 2010, but the estimated number of cancer patients were increasing. Oncologic rehabilitation treatment may result in...

    Authors: Teshager Worku, Zuriash Mengistu, Agumasie Semahegn and Gezahegn Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:53

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  3. Content type: Research article

    End-of-life communication becomes increasingly difficult in terminal cancer, which inevitably entails conversations around dying and death. In resource-limited areas, the context of end-of-life communication i...

    Authors: Jennifer Nyawira Githaiga and Leslie Swartz

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:40

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Specialised palliative care (SPC) takes place in specialised services for patients with complex symptoms and problems. Little is known about what determines the admission of patients to SPC and whether there a...

    Authors: Mathilde Adsersen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Anders Bonde Jensen, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Per Sjøgren and Mogens Groenvold

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:21

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Salvage chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for metastatic gastric cancer (mGC). This study aimed to clarify the effects of palliative gastrectomy (PG) and identify prognostic factors in mGC patients und...

    Authors: Jun-Te Hsu, Jian-Ann Liao, Huei-Chieh Chuang, Tai-Di Chen, Tsung-Hsing Chen, Chia-Jung Kuo, Chun-Jung Lin, Wen-Chi Chou, Ta-Sen Yeh and Yi-Yin Jan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:19

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Care Evaluation Scale (CES1.0) was designed to allow bereaved family members to evaluate the structure and process of care, but has been associated with a high frequency of misresponses. The objective of t...

    Authors: Mitsunori Miyashita, Maho Aoyama, Misato Nakahata, Yuji Yamada, Mutsumi Abe, Kazuhiro Yanagihara, Akemi Shirado, Mariko Shutoh, Yoshiaki Okamoto, Jun Hamano, Aoi Miyamoto, Saki Yoshida, Kazuki Sato, Kei Hirai and Tatsuya Morita

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:8

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In February 2nd 2016, the French government enacted the Claeys-Leonetti law that forbade euthanasia and established the right to deep and continuous sedation for end-of-life patients. Moreover, the law also ob...

    Authors: Augustin Boulanger, Théo Chabal, Marie Fichaux, Mireille Destandau, Jean Marc La Piana, Pascal Auquier, Karine Baumstarck and Sébastien Salas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Procedural pain reduces the quality of life of cancer patients. Although there are recommendations for its prevention, there are some obstacles for its management. The purpose of this study was to analyze the ...

    Authors: Marilène Filbet, Philip Larkin, Claire Chabloz, Anne Chirac, Léa Monsarrat, Murielle Ruer, Wadih Rhondali and Cyrille Collin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:5

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Palliative care in Indonesia is problematic because of cultural and socio-economic factors. Family in Indonesia is an integral part of caregiving process in inpatient and outpatient settings. However, most fam...

    Authors: Martina Sinta Kristanti, Sri Setiyarini and Christantie Effendy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Concerns that opioids may hasten death can be a cause of the physicians’ reluctance to prescribe opioids, leading to inadequate symptom palliation. Our aim was to find if there was an association between diffe...

    Authors: Anon Sathornviriyapong, Kittiphon Nagaviroj and Thunyarat Anothaisintawee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:95

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Hospitalized palliative patients need to keep in touch with their loved ones. Regular social contact may be especially difficult for individuals on palliative care in-patient units due to the isolating nature ...

    Authors: Qiaohong Guo, Beverley Cann, Susan McClement, Genevieve Thompson and Harvey Max Chochinov

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:66

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cancer and its treatment have a major impact on the lives of patients and their intimate partners, such as on their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The aims of this study are to: (i) assess the HRQOL o...

    Authors: Qiuping Li, Yinghua Xu, Huiya Zhou and Alice Yuen Loke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:72

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In the Northern Territory (NT) there is a lack of respite services available to palliative care patients and their families. Indigenous people in the NT suffer substantially higher rates of poorly controlled c...

    Authors: Timothy A. Carey, Kellie Schouten, John Wakerman, John S. Humphreys, Fred Miegel, Simon Murphy and Mick Arundell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:62

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Integrated Palliative Care (PC) strategies are often implemented following models, namely standardized designs that provide frameworks for the organization of care for people with a progressive life-threatenin...

    Authors: Naouma Siouta, K. Van Beek, M. E. van der Eerden, N. Preston, J. G. Hasselaar, S. Hughes, E. Garralda, C. Centeno, A. Csikos, M. Groot, L. Radbruch, S. Payne and J. Menten

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:56

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Intra-abdominal placement of the Central Venous Catheter (CVC) was conducted to manage the ascites-related symptoms of non-ovarian cancer patients. The aim of this study is to document the efficacy of symptom ...

    Authors: Xiaoli Gu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Menglei Cheng, Minghui Liu, Zhe Zhang and Wenwu Cheng

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:44

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    Oncologists routinely prescribe chemotherapy for patients with advanced cancer. This practice is sometimes misunderstood by palliative care clinicians, yet data clearly show that chemotherapy can be a powerful...

    Authors: EJ Roeland and TW LeBlanc

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed the symptom severity of patients with advanced cancer in a palliative care unit and explored the factors associated with symptom improvement.

    Authors: Shu-Yu Tai, Chung-Yin Lee, Chien-Yi Wu, Hui-Ya Hsieh, Joh-Jong Huang, Chia-Tsuan Huang and Chen-Yu Chien

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:32

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Palliative Care (PC) aims to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer and their families and its benefits have been demonstrated by several studies. The objective of this systematic review is to as...

    Authors: Karen Van Beek, Naouma Siouta, Nancy Preston, Jeroen Hasselaar, Sean Hughes, Sheila Payne, Lukas Radbruch, Carlos Centeno, Agnes Csikos, Eduardo Garralda, Marlieke van der Eerden, Farina Hodiamont, Ildiko Radvanyi and Johan Menten

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:26

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Systemic treatment has proven to improve physical symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. Relationship between quality of life (QoL) or symptom burden (SYB) and treatment efficacy (tumour response and survi...

    Authors: Anna Creutzfeldt, Anna Suling, Karin Oechsle, Anja Mehnert, Djordje Atanackovic, Melanie Kripp, Dirk Arnold, Alexander Stein and Julia Quidde

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:25

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