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  1. The cachexia-anorexia syndrome impacts on patients' physical independence and quality of life. New treatments are required and need to be evaluated using acceptable and reliable outcome measures, e.g. the asse...

    Authors: Andrew Wilcock, Matthew Maddocks, Mary Lewis, Paul Howard, Jacky Frisby, Sarah Bell, Bisharat El Khoury, Cathann Manderson, Helen Evans and Simon Mockett

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2008 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Discrepancies between the information that patients have received and the patients' awareness of their condition have frequently been observed in literature and given a number of different explanations. The ch...

    Authors: Lena Hoff and Göran Hermerén

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2008 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Knowledge about the quality and organisation of care to terminally ill cancer patients with a relatives' view in a primary health care setting is limited.

    Authors: Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Frede Olesen, Anders Bonde Jensen and Jens Sondergaard

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2008 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Much money and energy has been spent on the study of the molecular biology of malignant brain tumours. However, little attention has been paid to the wishes of patients afflicted with these incurable tumours, ...

    Authors: Nir Lipsman, Abby Skanda, Jonathan Kimmelman and Mark Bernstein

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2007 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  5. End-of-life care has become an issue of great clinical and public health concern. From analyses of official death certificates, we have societal knowledge on how many people die, at what age, where and from wh...

    Authors: Lieve Van den Block, Viviane Van Casteren, Reginald Deschepper, Nathalie Bossuyt, Katrien Drieskens, Sabien Bauwens, Johan Bilsen and Luc Deliens

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2007 6:6

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. The care of palliative patients challenges the health care system in both quantity and quality. Especially the role of primary care givers needs to be strengthened to provide them with the knowledge and the co...

    Authors: Thomas Rosemann, Katja Hermann, Antje Miksch, Peter Engeser and Joachim Szecsenyi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2007 6:5

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. "Terminal sedation" regarded as the use of sedation in (pre-)terminal patients with treatment-refractory symptoms is controversially discussed not only within palliative medicine. While supporters consider ter...

    Authors: Alfred Simon, Magdalene Kar, José Hinz and Dietmar Beck

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2007 6:4

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) is recommended as a pain measurement tool by the Expert Working Group of the European Association of Palliative Care. The BPI is designed to assess both pain severity and interfe...

    Authors: Guri Stenseth, Marit Bjørnnes, Stein Kaasa and Pål Klepstad

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2007 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Many studies have been published about giving and receiving bad messages. However, only a few of them have followed the patients all the way through a disease as is done in this study. Many studies have been w...

    Authors: Lena Hoff, Ulf Tidefelt, Lars Thaning and Göran Hermerén

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2007 6:1

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Palliative care has been proposed to help meet the needs of patients who suffer progressive non-cancer conditions but there have been few evaluations of service development initiatives. We report here a novel ...

    Authors: Irene J Higginson, Bella Vivat, Eli Silber, Tariq Saleem, Rachel Burman, Sam Hart and Polly Edmonds

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:7

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Although the attitude among doctors toward disclosing a cancer diagnosis is becoming more positive, informing patients of their disease has not yet become a common practice in Japan. We examined the psychologi...

    Authors: Yuko Maeda, Akihito Hagihara, Eiko Kobori and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:6

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Patients often experience changes or transitions in where and by whom they are cared for at the end of life. These cause stress for both patients and families. Although not all transitions during the end of li...

    Authors: Beverley Lawson, Frederick I Burge, Patrick Critchley and Paul McIntyre

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:4

    Content type: Research article

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  13. HIV/AIDS treatment programs are currently being mounted in many developing nations that include palliative care services. While measures of palliative care have been developed and validated for resource rich s...

    Authors: Gregory Pappas, R Cameron Wolf, Guy Morineau and Richard Harding

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:3

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Several surveys in Japan have indicated that most terminally ill Japanese patients would prefer to die at home or in a homelike setting. However, there is a great disparity between this stated preference and t...

    Authors: Limin Yang, Naoko Sakamoto and Eiji Marui

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:2

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Home based care of HIV/AIDS patients is a health need recommended but not often available in Africa. Population based assessment helps to identify unmet health needs to plan services. Careful assessment and fo...

    Authors: Cameron Bowie, Linda Kalilane, Paul Cleary and Claire Bowie

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) is a gold standard scale. The Thorne-modified KPS (TKPS) focuses on community-based care and has been shown to be more relevant to palliative care settings than the origi...

    Authors: Amy P Abernethy, Tania Shelby-James, Belinda S Fazekas, David Woods and David C Currow

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:7

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Dyspnea, or shortness of breath, is a common symptom in patients with advanced cancer. Pharmacologic management is of proven benefit, but it does not help all patients. Preliminary data suggest that acupunctur...

    Authors: Andrew J Vickers, Marc B Feinstein, Gary E Deng and Barrie R Cassileth

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:5

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Transitions in the location of care and in who provides such care can be extremely stressful for individuals facing death and for those close to them. The objective of this study was to describe the distributi...

    Authors: Frederick I Burge, Beverley Lawson, Patrick Critchley and David Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Research indicating that people increasingly prefer to die at home suggests that palliative care is likely to play a more prominent role in the future of Canada's health care system. Unfortunately, at a time w...

    Authors: Diane E Allan, Kelli I Stajduhar and R Colin Reid

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  20. With a growing trend for those with advanced cancer to die at home, there is a corresponding increase in need for primary medical care in that setting. Yet those with lower incomes and in rural regions are oft...

    Authors: Frederick I Burge, Beverley Lawson and Grace Johnston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:1

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Advanced ovarian cancer is the leading non-breast gynaecologic cause of malignant pleural effusion. Aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of mitoxantrone sclerotherapy as a palliative treatment of malig...

    Authors: Nikolaos Barbetakis, Michalis Vassiliadis, Konstantinos Kaplanis, Rosalia Valeri and Christodoulos Tsilikas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2004 3:4

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Prior studies attempting to improve end-of-life care have focused on specific outcomes deemed important to healthcare providers, with disappointing results. Improvement may be best achieved by identifying conc...

    Authors: Jeff Powis, Edward Etchells, Douglas K Martin, Susan K MacRae and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2004 3:2

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Although guidelines for the care of the dying patient exist the evidence base to support the guidelines is poor. Some of the factors contributing to this include failure to recruit to trials, protective health...

    Authors: Andrew Fowell, Ian Russell, Ros Johnstone, Ilora Finlay and Daphne Russell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2004 3:1

    Content type: Technical advance

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  24. How physicians approach decision-making when caring for critically ill patients is poorly understood. This study aims to explore how residents think about prognosis and approach care decisions when caring for ...

    Authors: Daniel C Johnson, Jean S Kutner and John D Armstrong II

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2003 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Palliative medicine is assuming an increasingly important role in patient care. The Education for Physicians in End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project is an ambitious program to increase core palliative care skills f...

    Authors: Frank D Ferris, Charles F von Gunten and Linda L Emanuel

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2002 1:5

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  26. Quality of life is an important concept which is subjective and personal; what is an acceptable quality of life to one may be 'worse than death' to another. The objective of this study was to develop and valid...

    Authors: Kyriaki Mystakidou, Efi Parpa, Eleni Tsilika, Ourania Kalaidopoulou and Lambros Vlahos

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2002 1:3

    Content type: Research article

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