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  1. In order to counteract fatigue, physical activity (PA) is recommended for all stages of cancer. However, only few advanced cancer patients (ACP) are physically active. Quantitative data with high numbers of AC...

    Authors: J. Frikkel, M. Götte, M. Beckmann, S. Kasper, J. Hense, M. Teufel, M. Schuler and M. Tewes

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:43

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The probability of weaning and of long-term survival of chronically mechanically ventilated cancer patients is unknown, with incomplete information available to guide therapeutic decisions. We sought to determ...

    Authors: Kelly Haviland, Kay See Tan, Nadja Schwenk, Manju V. Pillai, Diane E. Stover and Robert J. Downey

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:42

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The Palliative Care Consult Service (PCCS) programme was among the first initiations in Hungary to provide palliative care for patients admitted to hospital. The PCCS team provides palliative care for mainly c...

    Authors: Antal T. Zemplényi, Ágnes Csikós, Marcell Csanádi, Maureen Rutten-van Mölken, Carmen Hernandez, János G. Pitter, Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus and Zoltán Kaló

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:41

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire - Expanded (MQOL-E) and the Quality of Life in Life-Threatening Illness-Family Carer/Caregiver version (QOLLTI-F) are developed for use with patients facing the end of ...

    Authors: Lena Axelsson, Anette Alvariza, Nina Carlsson, S. Robin Cohen, Richard Sawatzky and Kristofer Årestedt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:40

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Outcome measurement is an essential part of the evaluation of palliative care and the measurements need to be reliable, valid and adapted to the culture in which they are used. The Integrated Palliative Outcom...

    Authors: Karolina Vlckova, Eva Hoschlova, Eva Chroustova and Martin Loucka

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:39

    Content type: Research article

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  6. A better understanding of differences between the preferences of the general public and the recommendations of healthcare providers with regard to end-of-life (EOL) care may facilitate EOL discussion.

    Authors: Jun Hamano, Kyoko Hanari and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:38

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In order to avoid unnecessary use of hospital services at the end-of-life, palliative care should be initiated early enough in order to have sufficient time to initiate and carry out good quality advance care ...

    Authors: Outi M. Hirvonen, Riikka-Leena Leskelä, Lotta Grönholm, Olli Haltia, Samuli Voltti, Kristiina Tyynelä-Korhonen, Eeva K. Rahko, Juho T. Lehto and Tiina Saarto

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:37

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Providing end of life care (EoLC) is an important aspect of primary care, which reduces the risk of hospital admission for most patients. However, general practitioners (GPs) seem to have low confidence in the...

    Authors: Simon Schwill, Dorothee Reith, Tobias Walter, Peter Engeser, Michel Wensing, Elisabeth Flum, Joachim Szecsenyi and Katja Krug

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:36

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Despite a broad consensus and recommendations, numerous international reports or studies have shown the difficulties of implementing palliative care within healthcare services. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Agnès Oude Engberink, Maryse Mailly, Valerie Marco, Daniele Bourrie, Jean-Pierre Benezech, Josyane Chevallier, Sandrine Vanderhoeven, Remy Crosnier, Gérard Bourrel and Béatrice Lognos

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:34

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Family caregivers of patients with severe illness and in need for a palliative care approach, face numerous challenges and report having insufficient preparedness for the caregiver role as well as a need for i...

    Authors: Anette Alvariza, Louise Häger-Tibell, Maja Holm, Gunnar Steineck and Ulrika Kreicbergs

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:33

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. To improve the quality of advance care planning (ACP) in primary care, it is important to understand the frequency of and topics involved in the ACP discussion between patients and their family physicians (FPs).

    Authors: Jun Hamano, Ai Oishi, Tatsuya Morita and Yoshiyuki Kizawa

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:32

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Palliative care (PC) referral is recommended early in the course of advanced cancer. This study aims to describe, in an integrated onco-palliative care program (IOPC), patient’s profile when first referred to ...

    Authors: Claire Barth, Isabelle Colombet, Vincent Montheil, Olivier Huillard, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Camille Tlemsani, Jérôme Alexandre, François Goldwasser and Pascale Vinant

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:31

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Since people with advanced dementia are usually not able to make complex decisions, it is usually the family caregivers, as proxies, who have to decide on treatments and their termination. However, these decis...

    Authors: Lina Riedl, Manuela Bertok, Julia Hartmann, Julia Fischer, Carola Rossmeier, Andreas Dinkel, Marion Ortner and Janine Diehl-Schmid

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:30

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Bereavement support is a core part of palliative care. However, the evidence base is limited by a lack of consistency in the outcomes used to evaluate services and models of support, which makes it difficult t...

    Authors: Emily Harrop, Hannah Scott, Stephanie Sivell, Kathy Seddon, Jim Fitzgibbon, Fiona Morgan, Sara Pickett, Anthony Byrne, Annmarie Nelson and Mirella Longo

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:29

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The availability of interventions for bereaved parents have increased. However, most are practice based. To enhance the implementation of bereavement care for parents, an overview of interventions which are re...

    Authors: Eline M. Kochen, Floor Jenken, Paul A. Boelen, Laura M. A. Deben, Jurrianne C. Fahner, Agnes van den Hoogen, Saskia C. C. M. Teunissen, Karin Geleijns and Marijke C. Kars

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:28

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Since the introduction of the concept of advance care planning (ACP), many studies have been conducted exploring beneficial effects. These studies show a heterogeneity in clinical endpoints, which reflects div...

    Authors: Nienke Fleuren, Marja F. I. A. Depla, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Martijn Huisman and Cees M. P. M. Hertogh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:27

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Spirituality is particularly important for patients suffering from life-threatening illness. Despite research showing the benefits of spiritual assessment and care for terminally ill patients, their spiritual ...

    Authors: Elisa Rabitti, Silvio Cavuto, Luca Iani, Simona Ottonelli, Francesco De Vincenzo and Massimo Costantini

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:26

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Nursing home residents with early-onset neurodegenerative diseases are often younger in comparison with other residents, and need different, often more complex care. Accordingly, the measurements currently use...

    Authors: Joyce C. F. Heffels, Irma H. J. Everink, Mayke Oosterloo, Raymund A. C. Roos and Jos M. G. A. Schols

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:25

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Hospitalisation during the last weeks of life when there is no medical need or desire to be there is distressing and expensive. This study sought palliative care initiatives which may avoid or shorten hospital...

    Authors: Ros Taylor, Jonathan Ellis, Wei Gao, Liz Searle, Kate Heaps, Robert Davies, Claire Hawksworth, Angela Garcia-Perez, Giles Colclough, Steven Walker and Bee Wee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:24

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Hospice workers are required to regularly use emotional regulation strategies in an attempt to encourage and sustain terminally ill patients and families. Daily emotional regulation in reaction to constantly w...

    Authors: Igor Portoghese, Maura Galletta, Philip Larkin, Salvatore Sardo, Marcello Campagna, Gabriele Finco and Ernesto D’Aloja

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:23

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Decision-making in palliative care can be complex due to the uncertain prognosis and general fear surrounding decisions. Decision-making in palliative care may be influenced by spiritual and cultural beliefs o...

    Authors: Francisca Rego, Florbela Gonçalves, Susana Moutinho, Luísa Castro and Rui Nunes

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:22

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Despite improvements in diagnostics and therapy, the majority of lung tumours are diagnosed at advanced stage IV with a poor prognosis. Due to the nature of an incurable disease, patients need to engage in sha...

    Authors: Jasmin Bossert, Michel Wensing, Michael Thomas, Matthias Villalobos, Corinna Jung, Anja Siegle, Laura Hagelskamp, Nicole Deis, Jana Jünger and Katja Krug

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:21

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Cervical cancer is mostly diagnosed at advanced stages among the majority of women in low-income settings, with palliative care being the only feasible form of care. This study was aimed at investigating palli...

    Authors: O. Tapera and A. M. Nyakabau

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:20

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Early identification of patients requiring palliative care is a major public health concern. A growing number of instruments exist to help professionals to identify these patients, however, thus far, none have...

    Authors: Fabienne Teike Lüthi, Mathieu Bernard, Michel Beauverd, Claudia Gamondi, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet and Gian Domenico Borasio

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:19

    Content type: Technical advance

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  25. While the populations of children who can benefit from paediatric palliative care (PPC) have been broadly defined, identifying individual patients to receive PPC has been problematic in practice. The Paediatri...

    Authors: Poh Heng Chong, Janice Soo, Zhi Zheng Yeo, Raymond Qishun Ang and Celene Ting

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:18

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Communication in do not resuscitate (DNR) and artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) at the end of life is a key component of advance care planning (ACP) which is essential for patients with advanced cancer ...

    Authors: Hsien-Liang Huang, Jaw-Shiun Tsai, Chien-An Yao, Shao-Yi Cheng, Wen-Yu Hu and Tai-Yuan Chiu

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:17

    Content type: Research article

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  27. There has been increasing evidence and debate on palliative care research priorities and the international research agenda. To date, however, there is a lack of synthesis of this evidence, examining commonalit...

    Authors: Felicity Hasson, Emma Nicholson, Deborah Muldrew, Olufikayo Bamidele, Sheila Payne and Sonja McIlfatrick

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:16

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Following publication of the original article [1], an error in reference 18 was reported.

    Authors: Nicola White, Linda Oostendorp, Victoria Vickerstaff, Christina Gerlach, Yvonne Engels, Maud Maessen, Christopher Tomlinson, Johan Wens, Bert Leysen, Guido Biasco, Sofia Zambrano, Steffen Eychmüller, Christina Avgerinou, Rabih Chattat, Giovanni Ottoboni, Carel Veldhoven…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:15

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:36

  29. The therapeutic landscape in medical oncology continues to expand significantly. Newer therapies, especially immunotherapy, offer the hope of profound and durable responses with more tolerable side effect prof...

    Authors: Mike Nguyen, Sean Ng Ying Kin, Evonne Shum, Alysson Wann, Babak Tamjid, Arvind Sahu and Javier Torres

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:14

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Palliative care is in its infancy in most of the developing world. We set out to explore the lived experiences of families and caregivers of recently deceased cancer patients in Trinidad and Tobago and to dete...

    Authors: Karen Cox-Seignoret and Rohan G. Maharaj

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:13

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Palliative care (PC) is increasingly recognized as essential for oncology care, and several academic societies strongly recommend integrating oncology and palliative care (IOP) in daily practice. Similarly, th...

    Authors: Y. Uneno, K. Sato, T. Morita, M. Nishimura, S. Ito, M. Mori, C. Shimizu, Y. Horie, M. Hirakawa, T. E. Nakajima, S. Tsuneto and M. Muto

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:12

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Following publication of the original article [1], the corresponding author reported an error on the name of the fourth author.

    Authors: Jean Jacob, Gayatri Palat, Naina Verghese, Priya Kumari, Vineela Rapelli, Sanjeeva Kumari, Chetna Malhotra, Irene Teo, Eric Finkelstein and Semra Ozdemir

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:11

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:94

  33. PaTz (palliative care at home) is a method to improve palliative care in the primary care setting in the Netherlands. PaTz has three basic principles: (1) local GPs and DNs meet at least six times per year to ...

    Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Bart P. M. Schweitzer, Greet van der Zweep, Gon Uyttewaal and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:10

    Content type: Research article

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  34. There is little information about how healthcare professionals feel about providing palliative care for patients with a substance use disorder (SUD). Therefore, this study aims to explore: 1) the problems and ...

    Authors: Anne Ebenau, Boukje Dijkstra, Chantal ter Huurne, Jeroen Hasselaar, Kris Vissers and Marieke Groot

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:8

    Content type: Research article

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  35. As palliative care increasingly takes place in patients’ homes, perceptions of security among patients in the late palliative phase and their relatives are important.

    Authors: Reidun Hov, Bente Bjørsland, Bente Ødegård Kjøs and Bodil Wilde-Larsson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:7

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Palliative care trials have higher rates of attrition. The MORECare guidance recommends applying classifications of attrition to report attrition to help interpret trial results. The guidance separates attriti...

    Authors: Anna Oriani, Lesley Dunleavy, Paul Sharples, Guillermo Perez Algorta and Nancy J. Preston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:6

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Research has highlighted the need for improving the implementation of advance care planning (ACP) in nursing homes. We developed a theory-based multicomponent ACP intervention (the ACP+ programme) aimed at sup...

    Authors: Joni Gilissen, Lara Pivodic, Annelien Wendrich-van Dael, Chris Gastmans, Robert Vander Stichele, Yvonne Engels, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Luc Deliens and Lieve Van den Block

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:5

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Austria has recently been embroiled in the complex debate on the legalization of measures to end life prematurely. Empirical data on end-of-life decisions made by Austrian physicians barely exists. This study ...

    Authors: D. Jahn-Kuch, A. Domke, S. Bitsche, H. Stöger, A. Avian, K. Jeitler, N. Posch and A. Siebenhofer

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:4

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The role of oxygen therapy in end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer is incompletely understood. We aimed to evaluate the association between oxygen use and survival in patients with advanced cance...

    Authors: Hiroshi Igarashi, Motoharu Fukushi and Naoki Nago

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:3

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Nursing homes are becoming more important for end-of-life care. Within the industrialised world, Germany is among the countries with the most end-of-life hospitalizations in nursing home residents. To improve ...

    Authors: Anke Strautmann, Katharina Allers, Alexander Maximilian Fassmer and Falk Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:2

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Patients in palliative care need rapid-acting pharmacological options for psychological distress. N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist ketamine is known to have a fast onset of anti-depressant and anxiolytic action...

    Authors: Eduard Falk, Daniel Schlieper, Patrick van Caster, Matthias J. Lutterbeck, Jacqueline Schwartz, Joachim Cordes, Ina Grau, Peter Kienbaum and Martin Neukirchen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:1

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Malnutrition is a problem in advanced cancer, particularly ovarian cancer where malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a frequent complication. Parenteral nutrition is the only way these patients can received ad...

    Authors: Anne Marie Sowerbutts, Simon Lal, Jana Sremanakova, Andrew R. Clamp, Gordon C. Jayson, Antje Teubner, Lisa Hardy, Chris Todd, Anne-Marie Raftery, Eileen Sutton, Robert D. Morgan, Alexander J. Vickers and Sorrel Burden

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:120

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Heart failure (HF) afflicts 6.5 million Americans with devastating consequences to patients and their family caregivers. Families are rarely prepared for worsening HF and are not informed about end-of-life and...

    Authors: Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, Trisha Petitte, Angel Smothers, Sijin Wen, Elizabeth Morrissey, Stephanie Young, George Sokos, Alvin H. Moss and Carol E. Smith

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:119

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Early identification of palliative patients is challenging. The Surprise Question (SQ1; Would I be surprised if this patient were to die within 12 months?) is widely used to identify palliative patients. Howev...

    Authors: C. M. M. Veldhoven, N. Nutma, W. De Graaf, H. Schers, C. A. H. H. V. M. Verhagen, K. C. P. Vissers and Y. Engels

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:118

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Barriers to palliative care still exist in long-term care settings for older people, which can mean that people with advanced dementia may not receive of adequate palliative care in the last days of their life...

    Authors: Franco Toscani, Silvia Finetti, Fabrizio Giunco, Ines Basso, Debora Rosa, Francesca Pettenati, Alessandro Bussotti, Daniele Villani, Simona Gentile, Lorenzo Boncinelli, Massimo Monti, Sandro Spinsanti, Massimo Piazza, Lorena Charrier and Paola Di Giulio

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:117

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Despite evidence that referral to pediatric palliative care reduces suffering and improves quality of life for patients and families, many clinicians delay referral until the end of life. The purpose of this a...

    Authors: Jennifer K. Walter, Douglas L. Hill, Concetta DiDomenico, Shefali Parikh and Chris Feudtner

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:116

    Content type: Debate

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