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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. 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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  2. There are a number of studies dedicated to characteristics of sedation, but these studies are mostly bound to western country practices. The aim of this study is to describe the characteristics of patients who...

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

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:5

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  3. The use of chemotherapy in advanced cancer patients has increased with the development of novel, high-efficacy anticancer therapeutic agents. In the current study, we analyzed the 10-year trends in patients re...

    Authors: Hee Seung Lee, Kyeong Hyeon Chun, Dochang Moon, Hahn Kyu yeon, Sanghoon Lee and SooHyeon Lee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:4

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  4. Understanding the predictors of a quick death following diagnosis may improve timely access to palliative care. The objective of this study was to explore whether factors in the 24 months prior to a colorectal...

    Authors: Robin Urquhart, Grace Johnston, Mohamed Abdolell and Geoff A Porter

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:2

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  5. Conversations about end-of-life care remain challenging for health care providers. The tendency to delay conversations about care options represents a barrier that impedes the ability of terminally-ill patient...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Bélanger, Charo Rodríguez, Danielle Groleau, France Légaré, Mary Ellen Macdonald and Robert Marchand

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:63

    Content type: Research article

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  6. An international discussion about whether or not to legally permit euthanasia and (or) physician assisted suicide (EAS) is ongoing. Unbearable suffering in patients may result in a request for EAS. In the Neth...

    Authors: Cees DM Ruijs, Gerrit van der Wal, Ad JFM Kerkhof and Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:62

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Repeated and long hospitalizations of cancer patients at the end of life have been suggested as indicators of low quality of palliative care. Comparing the care delivered between different countries with the h...

    Authors: Maaike L De Roo, Anneke L Francke, Lieve Van den Block, Gé A Donker, Jose E Lozano Alonso, Guido Miccinesi, Sarah Moreels, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Andrea Salvetti and Luc Deliens

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:54

    Content type: Research article

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  8. An increasing number of patients receive palliative chemotherapy near the end of life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the aggressiveness of chemotherapy in Turkish individuals near the end of life.

    Authors: Sema Sezgin Goksu, Seyda Gunduz, Dilek Unal, Mukremin Uysal, Deniz Arslan, Ali M Tatlı, Hakan Bozcuk, Mustafa Ozdogan and Hasan S Coskun

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:51

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The use of palliative radiotherapy (PRT) is variable in advanced cancer. Little is known about PRT utilization by end-of-life (EOL) cancer patients in Canada. This study examined the PRT utilization rates and ...

    Authors: Jin Huang, Elaine S Wai, Francis Lau and Paul A Blood

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:49

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The effectiveness and safety of switch from oral oxycodone to fentanyl patch is little known. Here, we investigated if early phase opioid switch from low dose of oral oxycodone to transdermal fentanyl matrix p...

    Authors: Seigo Minami, Takashi Kijima, Takeshi Nakatani, Suguru Yamamoto, Yoshitaka Ogata, Haruhiko Hirata, Takayuki Shiroyama, Taro Koba and Kiyoshi Komuta

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:46

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  11. A minority of patients with incurable and advanced disease receive specialised palliative care. Specialised palliative care services that complement the care of difficult and complex cases ought to be integrat...

    Authors: Joachim Erlenwein, Almut Geyer, Julia Schlink, Frank Petzke, Friedemann Nauck and Bernd Alt-Epping

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:45

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  12. The focus of Specialized Palliative Care (SPC) is to improve care for patients with incurable diseases and their families, which includes the opportunity to make their own choice of place of care and ultimatel...

    Authors: Mie Nordly, Kirstine Skov Benthien, Hans Von Der Maase, Christoffer Johansen, Marie Kruse, Helle Timm, Eva Soelberg Vadstrup, Geana Paula Kurita, Annika Berglind von Heymann-Horan and Per Sjøgren

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:44

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Palliative care is a vital component of patient-centered care. It has increasingly become central to the management and care of seriously ill patients by integrating physical, psychosocial, and spiritual suppo...

    Authors: Christina Slota, Connie M Ulrich, Claiborne Miller-Davis, Karen Baker and Gwenyth R Wallen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:43

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  14. Pain in advanced cancer is complex and multifaceted. In older patients comorbidities and age-related functional decline add to the difficulties in managing cancer pain. The current emphasis on care in the comm...

    Authors: Christine J McPherson, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Alana Devereaux and Michelle M Lobchuk

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:39

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  15. In 2009 two randomised cluster trials took place to assess the introduction of the Italian Version of the Liverpool Care Pathway in hospitals and hospices. Before and after data were gathered. The primary aim ...

    Authors: Emily West, Vittoria Romoli, Silvia Di Leo, Irene J Higginson, Guido Miccinesi and Massimo Costantini

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:36

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  16. Lower socioeconomic populations live and die in contexts that render them vulnerable to poorer health and wellbeing. Contexts of care at the end of life are overwhelmingly determined by the capacity and nature...

    Authors: Joanne M Lewis, Michelle DiGiacomo, David C Currow and Patricia M Davidson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:30

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  17. To determine the feasibility and acceptability of lower limb neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) as a home-based exercise therapy in patients with cancer who could not attend hospital-based exercise tr...

    Authors: Tamara Windholz, Tara Swanson, Brandy L Vanderbyl and R Thomas Jagoe

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:23

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:33

  18. In recent years, music therapy is increasingly used in palliative care. The aim of this pilot study was to record and describe the subjective experiences of patients and their relatives undergoing music therap...

    Authors: Michael Teut, Cordula Dietrich, Bernhard Deutz, Nadine Mittring and Claudia M Witt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:18

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  19. The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS), which assesses level of sedation and agitation, is a simple observational instrument which was developed and validated for the intensive care setting. Although use...

    Authors: Shirley H Bush, Pamela A Grassau, Michelle N Yarmo, Tinghua Zhang, Samantha J Zinkie and José L Pereira

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:17

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  20. While cancer patients have higher oxidative stress (OS) and lower antioxidant activity, evidence for the association of these parameters with survival in patients with terminally ill cancer is lacking.

    Authors: Chang Hwan Yeom, Youn Seon Choi, Hong Yup Ahn, Su Hey Lee and In Cheol Hwang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:14

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  21. This paper focuses on the qualitative component of a study evaluating a hope intervention, entitled Living with Hope Program (LWHP), designed to foster hope in female caregivers of family members living with a...

    Authors: Allison Williams, Wendy Duggleby, Jeanette Eby, Reverend Dan Cooper, Lars K Hallstrom, Lorraine Holtslander and Roanne Thomas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:44

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  22. The reasons patients with haematological malignancies die in hospital more often than those with other cancers is the subject of much speculation. We examined variations in place of death by disease sub-type a...

    Authors: Debra A Howell, Han-I Wang, Alexandra G Smith, Martin R Howard, Russell D Patmore and Eve Roman

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:42

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  23. Although pain is frequently experienced by patients with cancer, it remains under-treated. The primary aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of cancer-related neuropathic pain (CRNP) in patients wit...

    Authors: Cristina Garzón-Rodríguez, Leonidas Lyras, Luis Olay Gayoso, Juan M Sepúlveda, Epaminondas Samantas, Uwe Pelzer, Sarah Bowen, Chantal van Litsenburg and Mette Strand

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:41

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  24. It is estimated that 39,000 Australians die from malignant disease yearly. Of these, 60% to 88% of advanced cancer patients suffer xerostomia, the subjective feeling of mouth dryness. Xerostomia has significan...

    Authors: Jane Nikles, Geoffrey K Mitchell, Janet Hardy, Meera Agar, Hugh Senior, Sue-Ann Carmont, Philip J Schluter, Phillip Good, Rohan Vora and David Currow

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:39

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Although dysgeusia is a common adverse event in chemotherapy patients; it has not been evaluated using objective methods, and its prevalence and frequency have not been quantified.

    Authors: Hiroo Imai, Hiroshi Soeda, Keigo Komine, Kazunori Otsuka and Hiroyuki Shibata

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:38

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  26. Advanced cancer patients experience considerable symptoms, problems, and needs. Early referral of these patients to specialised palliative care (SPC) could improve their symptoms and problems.

    Authors: Anna T Johnsen, Anette Damkier, Tove B Vejlgaard, Jane Lindschou, Per Sjøgren, Christian Gluud, Mette A Neergaard, Morten Aa Petersen, Lena E Lundorff, Lise Pedersen, Peter Fayers, Annette S Strömgren, Irene J Higginson and Mogens Groenvold

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:37

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  27. Hope has been identified as a key psychosocial resource among family caregivers to manage and deal with the caregiver experience. The Living with Hope Program is a self-administered intervention that consists ...

    Authors: Wendy Duggleby, Allison Williams, Lorraine Holstlander, Dan Cooper, Sunita Ghosh, Lars K Hallstrom, Roanne Thomas McLean and Mary Hampton

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:36

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  28. Aboriginal Australians have a lower rate of utilisation of palliative care services than the general population. This study aimed to explore care providers’ experiences and concerns in providing palliative car...

    Authors: Shaouli Shahid, Dawn Bessarab, Katherine D van Schaik, Samar M Aoun and Sandra C Thompson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:26

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  29. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in England. About 40% of patients with lung cancer are diagnosed following an emergency admission (DFEA) to hospital. DFEA is more common in women, and mor...

    Authors: Andrew Wilcock, Vincent Crosby, Sarah Freer, Alison Freemantle, Glenys Caswell and Jane Seymour

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:24

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  30. Although meta-analyses have demonstrated that physical activity can positively impact quality of life outcomes in early stage cancer patients, it is not yet known whether these benefits can be extended to pati...

    Authors: Sonya S Lowe, Sharon M Watanabe, Vickie E Baracos and Kerry S Courneya

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:22

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  31. Radiation therapy is a well-recognized, effective modality used for palliative care. Most studies completed to date have endpoints of one month or greater after treatment completion. This study analyzed the re...

    Authors: Pierre Truntzer, David Atlani, Marius Pop, Jean-Baptiste Clavier, Sébastien Guihard, Catherine Schumacher and Georges Noel

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:12

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  32. In patients with advanced, incurable cancer, anticancer treatment may be used to alleviate cancer-related symptoms, but monitoring of them in daily practice is rarely done. We aim to test the effectiveness of ...

    Authors: David Blum, Dieter Koeberle, Karin Ribi, Shu-Fang Hsu Schmitz, Urs Utiger, Dirk Klingbiel and Florian Strasser

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:19

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  33. Unbearable suffering most frequently is reported in end-of-life cancer patients in primary care. However, research seldom addresses unbearable suffering. The aim of this study was to comprehensively investigat...

    Authors: Cees DM Ruijs, Ad JFM Kerkhof, Gerrit van der Wal and Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:12

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  34. The results of a small number of studies of autonomic function in patients with advanced cancer suggest that autonomic dysfunction (AD) is common. In other disease-specific groups this is associated with decre...

    Authors: Carol A Stone, Rose Anne Kenny, Brid Nolan and Peter G Lawlor

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:3

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