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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 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    83 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    57 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    203 days from submission to acceptance
    14 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.015 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.65 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.407 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.056 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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