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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. Malnutrition is frequent in patients with cancer, particularly those in advanced stages of the disease. The aim of the present study was to test the feasibility of a family-centred nutritional intervention, ba...

    Authors: Alex Molassiotis, Shelley Roberts, Hui Lin Cheng, Henry K. F. To, Po Shan Ko, Wang Lam, Yuk Fong Lam, Jessica Abbott, Deborah Kiefer, Jasotha Sanmugarajah and Andrea P. Marshall

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:50

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Clinical practice of Palliative Sedation (PS) varies between institutions worldwide and sometimes includes problematic practices. Little available research points at different definitions and frameworks which ...

    Authors: Stephanie Stiel, Mareike Nurnus, Christoph Ostgathe and Carsten Klein

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:48

    Content type: Research article

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  3. For patients receiving palliative home care, the need to visit the emergency department is considered to be an indicator of poor quality care. The situation can be particularly distressing when it occurs outsi...

    Authors: Yee-Hsin Kao, Yao-Ting Liu, Malcolm Koo and Jui-Kun Chiang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:46

    Content type: Research article

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  4. This study investigates the effects of a new medical insurance payment system for hospice patients in palliative care programs and analyzes length of survival (LoS) determinants.

    Authors: Youngin Lee, Seung Hun Lee, Yun Jin Kim, Sang Yeoup Lee, Jeong Gyu Lee, Dong Wook Jeong, Yu Hyeon Yi, Young Jin Tak, Hye Rim Hwang and Mieun Gwon

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:45

    Content type: Research article

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  5. In this study, we aimed to develop and validate an instrument that could be used by patients with cancer to evaluate their quality of palliative care.

    Authors: Young Ho Yun, Eun Kyo Kang, Jihye Lee, Jiyeon Choo, Hyewon Ryu, Hye-min Yun, Jung Hun Kang, Tae You Kim, Jin-Ah Sim and Yaeji Kim

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:40

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Without explicit prognostic information, patients may overestimate their life expectancy and make poor choices at the end of life. We sought to design the Japanese version of an information aid (IA) to provide...

    Authors: Kikuo Nakano, Yoshihiro Kitahara, Mineyo Mito, Misato Seno and Shoji Sunada

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:38

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Analysing linked, routinely collected data may be useful to identify characteristics of patients with suspected lung cancer who could benefit from early assessment for palliative care. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Maria Kelly, Katie M. O’Brien, Michael Lucey, Kerri Clough-Gorr and Ailish Hannigan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:37

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The Midhurst Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care at Home Service was founded in 2006 to improve community-based palliative care provision. Principal components include; early referral; home-based clinical int...

    Authors: Bridget Johnston, Anne Patterson, Lydia Bird, Eleanor Wilson, Kathryn Almack, Gillian Mathews and Jane Seymour

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:36

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In palliative care, administration of opioids is often indispensable for pain treatment. Pain assessment may help recognize pain and guide treatment in non-communicative patients. In the Netherlands the Rotter...

    Authors: Anniek D. Masman, Monique van Dijk, Joost van Rosmalen, Frans P. M. Baar, Dick Tibboel and Anneke A. Boerlage

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:34

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Haematological malignancies (leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma) are complex cancers that are relatively common, affect all ages and have divergent outcomes. Although the symptom burden of these diseases is com...

    Authors: Dorothy McCaughan, Eve Roman, Alexandra G. Smith, Anne C. Garry, Miriam J. Johnson, Russell D. Patmore, Martin R. Howard and Debra A. Howell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:33

    Content type: Research article

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  11. A growing body of studies indicate benefits of physiotherapy for patients in palliative care, for symptom relief and wellbeing. Though physiotherapists are increasingly acknowledged as important members of pal...

    Authors: U. Olsson Möller, K. Stigmar, I. Beck, M. Malmström and B. H. Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:20

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Palliative thoracic radiotherapy (PTR) can relieve symptoms originating from intra-thoracic disease. The optimal timing and fractionation of PTR is unknown. Time to effect is 2 months. The primary aim of this ...

    Authors: Malene Støchkel Frank, Dorte Schou Nørøxe, Lotte Nygård and Gitte Fredberg Persson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:15

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Palliative sedation (PS) is an intervention to treat refractory symptoms and to relieve suffering at the end of life. Its prevalence and practice patterns vary widely worldwide. The aim of our study was to eva...

    Authors: Bernard Lobato Prado, Diogo Bugano Diniz Gomes, Pedro Luiz Serrano Usón Júnior, Patricia Taranto, Monique Sedlmaier França, Daniel Eiger, Rodrigo Coutinho Mariano, David Hui and Auro Del Giglio

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:13

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Anxiety adversely affects quality of life and is common in adults with advanced life-limiting disease. There are no UK-wide guidelines on the assessment and management of anxiety in this specific population an...

    Authors: N. Atkin, V. Vickerstaff and B. Candy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:69

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Mesothelioma is an aggressive thoracic tumour with a poor prognosis. The only treatment that extends survival is chemotherapy. However, in the UK, up to 50% of patients who are suitable for chemotherapy choose...

    Authors: Anna C. Bibby, Duneesha De Fonseka, Anna J. Morley, Emma Keenan, Alfredo Addeo, Sarah Smith, Anthony J. Edey and Nick A. Maskell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:71

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Music therapy is increasingly used as an adjunct therapy to support symptom management in palliative care. However, studies to date have paid little attention to the processes that lead to changes in patient o...

    Authors: Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Mike Clarke, Jenny Kirkwood, Naomi Hughes, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Kerry McGrillen and Joanne Reid

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:70

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. There is an increasing requirement to assess outcomes, but few measures have been tested for advanced medical illness. We aimed to test the validity, reliability and responsiveness of the Palliative care Outco...

    Authors: Massimo Costantini, Elisa Rabitti, Monica Beccaro, Flavio Fusco, Carlo Peruselli, Pietro La Ciura, Alessandro Valle, Cinzia Suriani, Maria Alejandra Berardi, Danila Valenti, Felicita Mosso, Piero Morino, Giovanni Zaninetta, Giorgio Tubere, Massimo Piazza, Michele Sofia…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:23

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  37. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting patients with life-limiting illness use medicines inappropriately and unnecessarily. In this context, the perspective of patients, their carers and the healthcare...

    Authors: Adam Todd, Holly Holmes, Sallie Pearson, Carmel Hughes, Inga Andrew, Lisa Baker and Andy Husband

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:13

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  38. During the past decade an increasing number of people live with advanced cancer mainly due to improved medical treatment. Research has shown that many people with advanced cancer have problems with everyday ac...

    Authors: Å. Brandt, M. S. Pilegaard, L. G. Oestergaard, L. Lindahl-Jacobsen, J. Sørensen, A. T. Johnsen and K. la Cour

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:10

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Physical activity has been shown to positively impact cancer-related fatigue, physical functioning and quality of life outcomes in early stage cancer patients, however its role at the end stage of cancer has y...

    Authors: Sonya S. Lowe, Brita Danielson, Crystal Beaumont, Sharon M. Watanabe and Kerry S. Courneya

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:7

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  40. Inpatient palliative care is important for patients with terminal pancreatic cancer. However, the differences between inpatient palliative care and acute hospital care for inpatients with pancreatic cancer hav...

    Authors: Jack P. Wang, Chen-Yi Wu, I-Hsuan Hwang, Chien-Hui Kao, Yi-Ping Hung, Shinn-Jang Hwang and Chung-Pin Li

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:1

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  41. Although many cross-sectional studies have demonstrated the association between cancer pain and psychospiritual distress, the time-dependent relationship has not been fully explored. For that reason, this stud...

    Authors: Ya-Ping Lee, Chih-Hsun Wu, Tai-Yuan Chiu, Ching-Yu Chen, Tatsuya Morita, Shou-Hung Hung, Sin-Bao Huang, Chia-Sheng Kuo and Jaw-Shiun Tsai

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:69

    Content type: Research article

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  42. As the primary informal caregiver for cancer patients, spousal caregivers are a population at a high risk of hidden morbidity. The factors impacting couples coping with cancer are complex, and within spousal c...

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

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:64

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  43. Little is known about what is at stake at a subjective level for the oncologists and the advanced cancer patients when they face the question whether to continue, limit or stop specific therapies. We studied (...

    Authors: Yvan Beaussant, Florence Mathieu-Nicot, Lionel Pazart, Christophe Tournigand, Serge Daneault, Elodie Cretin, Aurélie Godard-Marceau, Aline Chassagne, Hélène Trimaille, Carole Bouleuc, Patrice Cuynet, Eric Deconinck and Régis Aubry

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:61

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  44. An increased number of emergency visits at the end of life may indicate poor-quality cancer care. The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and utilization of emergency visits and to explore the reasons fo...

    Authors: Yi-Hui Lee, Dachen Chu, Nan-Ping Yang, Chien-Lung Chan, Shun-Ping Cheng, Jih-Tung Pai and Nien-Tzu Chang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:25

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  45. The clinical course for hematologic malignancy varies widely and no prognostic tool is available for patients with a hematologic malignancy under palliative care. To assess the application of the Palliative Pr...

    Authors: Wen-Chi Chou, Chen-Yi Kao, Po-Nan Wang, Hung Chang, Hung-Ming Wang, Pei-Hung Chang, Kun-Yun Yeh and Yu-Shin Hung

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:18

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  46. Many patients wish to stay at home during the terminal stage of cancer. However, there is concern that medical care provided at home may negatively affect survival. This study therefore explored whether the su...

    Authors: Nozomu Murakami, Kouichi Tanabe, Tatsuya Morita, Shinichi Kadoya, Masanari Shimada, Kaname Ishiguro, Naoki Endo, Koichiro Sawada, Yasunaga Fujikawa, Rumi Takashima, Yoko Amemiya, Hiroyuki Iida, Shiro Koseki, Hatsuna Yasuda and Tatsuhiko Kashii

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:7

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