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Palliative care in other conditions

Section edited by Claudia Bausewein

This broad section considers submissions relevant to pain and symptom management in human disorders, 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. Empirical knowledge around palliative care provision and needs of people with intellectual disabilities is extremely limited, as is the availability of research resources, including expertise and funding. This...

    Authors: I. Tuffrey-Wijne, M. Wicki, P. Heslop, M. McCarron, S. Todd, D. Oliver, A. de Veer, G. Ahlström, S. Schäper, G. Hynes, J. O’Farrell, J. Adler, F. Riese and L. Curfs

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:36

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth cause of death in western countries. Its final stage has clearly been forgotten by medical research in recent years. There exists consensus regarding ...

    Authors: Daniel Gainza Miranda, Eva María Sanz Peces, Alberto Alonso Babarro, Maria Concepción Prados Sánchez and María Varela Cerdeira

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:35

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. The majority of people with dementia in the UK die in care homes. The quality of end of life care in these environments is often suboptimal. The aim of the present study was to explore the context, mechanisms ...

    Authors: Nuriye Kupeli, Gerard Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Jane Harrington, Kathryn Lord, Michael King, Irwin Nazareth, Elizabeth L. Sampson and Louise Jones

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:31

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Parents facing the death of their child have a strong need for compassionate professional support. Care services should be based on empirical evidence, be sensitive to the needs of the families concerned, take...

    Authors: Karin Zimmermann, Eva Bergstraesser, Sandra Engberg, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Katrin Marfurt-Russenberger, Nicolas Von der Weid, Chantal Grandjean, Patricia Fahrni-Nater and Eva Cignacco

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:30

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:16

  5. Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurological disease causing muscle wasting, gradual paralysis, respiratory failure. MND care is demanding, complex and involves a variety of care tasks. Family mem...

    Authors: Sverre Vigeland Lerum, Kari Nyheim Solbrække and Jan C. Frich

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:22

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Palliative care was initially developed for patients with advanced cancer. Over the past years, however, palliative care has broadened its focus from terminal cancer patients to patients with other serious, li...

    Authors: Cornelia Meffert, Gerta Rücker, Isaak Hatami and Gerhild Becker

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:21

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Medicine availability is improving in sub-Saharan Africa for palliative care services. There is a need to develop strong and sustainable pharmaceutical systems to enhance the proper management of palliative ca...

    Authors: Eve Namisango, Chris Ntege, Emmanuel B. K. Luyirika, Fatia Kiyange and Matthew J. Allsop

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:20

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Despite the positive impact of Palliative Care (PC) on the quality of life for patients and their relatives, the implementation of PC in non-cancer health-care delivery in the EU seems scarcely addressed. The ...

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

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:18

    Content type: Research article

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  9. An integrated palliative care approach is recommended in all life-limiting diseases, including Parkinson’s disease (PD). However research shows that people with PD have unmet palliative care needs. The study a...

    Authors: Siobhan Fox, Alison Cashell, W. George Kernohan, Marie Lynch, Ciara McGlade, Tony O’Brien, Sean S. O’Sullivan and Suzanne Timmons

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:15

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Palliative care provision is expanding in low and middle income countries. Services are developing in the Caribbean in response to the region’s ageing population, the significant burden of cancer, non-communic...

    Authors: Sandhya Maharaj and Richard Harding

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:9

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Most Canadians die in hospital, and yet, many express a preference to die at home. Place of death is the result of the interaction among sociodemographic, illness- and healthcare-related factors. Although home...

    Authors: Vania Costa, Craig C. Earle, Mary Jane Esplen, Robert Fowler, Russell Goldman, Daphna Grossman, Leslie Levin, Douglas G. Manuel, Shirlee Sharkey, Peter Tanuseputro and John J. You

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:8

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Although heart failure has a worse prognosis than some cancers, patients often have restricted access to well-developed end of life (EoL) models of care. Studies show that patients with advanced heart failure ...

    Authors: Margaret Glogowska, Rosemary Simmonds, Sarah McLachlan, Helen Cramer, Tom Sanders, Rachel Johnson, Umesh T. Kadam, Daniel S. Lasserson and Sarah Purdy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2016 15:3

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The number of people dying in advanced old age is increasing rapidly and building the evidence base regarding end - of - life care for older people has been identified as an international policy priority. The ...

    Authors: Merryn Gott, Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Lisa Williams, Stella Black, Gabriella Trussardi, Janine Wiles, Rangimarie Mules, Anna Rolleston and Ngaire Kerse

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:74

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Care for people with advanced dementia requires a palliative approach targeted to the illness trajectory and tailored to individual needs. However, care in nursing homes is often compromised by poor communicat...

    Authors: Meera Agar, Elizabeth Beattie, Tim Luckett, Jane Phillips, Georgina Luscombe, Stephen Goodall, Geoffrey Mitchell, Dimity Pond, Patricia M. Davidson and Lynnette Chenoweth

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:63

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. With an ever increasing number of individuals living with chronic and terminal illnesses, palliative care as an emerging field is poised for unprecedented expansion. Today’s rising recognition of its key role ...

    Authors: Lise Huynh, Blair Henry and Naheed Dosani

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:62

    Content type: Debate

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  16. Children dying of a life threatening disease suffer a great deal at the end of life. Symptom control is often unsatisfactory, partly because many caregivers are simply not familiar with paediatric palliative c...

    Authors: Rutger R. G. Knops, Leontien C. M. Kremer and A. A. Eduard Verhagen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:57

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Most people prefer to receive end-of-life care in familiar surroundings rather than in hospital. This study examines variation in place of death for people dying from Parkinson’s disease (PD) across 11 Europea...

    Authors: Katrien Moens, Dirk Houttekier, Lieve Van den Block, Richard Harding, Lucas Morin, Stefano Marchetti, Agnes Csikos, Martin Loucka, Wayne A Naylor, Donna M Wilson, Joan Teno, Marylou Cardenas-Turanzas, YongJoo Rhee, Francisco Javier Garcia-Leon, Luc Deliens and Joachim Cohen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:28

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The design of environments in which people with dementia live should be understandable, reinforce personal identity and maintain their abilities. The focus on supporting people with dementia to live well has o...

    Authors: Richard Fleming, Fiona Kelly and Gillian Stillfried

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:26

    Content type: Research article

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  19. There is an increasing international policy direction to promote home death for dying patients which will impact on the demands placed on family carers. The early identification of carer needs and appropriate ...

    Authors: Katherine Knighting, Mary R O’Brien, Brenda Roe, Rob Gandy, Mari Lloyd-Williams, Mike Nolan and Barbara A Jack

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:22

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The information needs of parents facing end-of-life decisions for their child are complex due to the wide-ranging dimensions within which such significant events unfold. While parents acknowledge that healthca...

    Authors: Vicki Xafis, Dominic Wilkinson and Jane Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:19

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Advance care planning (ACP) facilitates communication and understanding of preferences, nevertheless the use of ACPs in primary care is low. The uncertain course of dementia and the inability to communicate wi...

    Authors: Kevin Brazil, Gillian Carter, Karen Galway, Max Watson and Jenny T van der Steen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:14

    Content type: Research article

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  22. More people die in hospital than in any other setting which is why it is important to study the outcomes of hospital care at end of life. This study analyses what influenced outcomes in a sample of patients wh...

    Authors: Kieran McKeown, Trutz Haase, Jonathan Pratschke, Shelagh Twomey, Helen Donovan and Feline Engling

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2015 14:11

    Content type: Research article

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