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General anesthesia in end‐of‐life care: extending the indications for anesthesia beyond surgery

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

General anaesthesia in end‐of‐life care: extending the indications for anaesthesia beyond surgery – Anaesthesia

News release: Medical and ethical experts say ‘make general anesthesia more widely available for dying patients’ – Association of Anaesthetists

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Protocoled time-limited trials among critically ill patients with advanced medical illnesses were associated with reduction of nonbeneficial ICU treatments

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:16h | UTC

Evaluation of Time-Limited Trials Among Critically Ill Patients With Advanced Medical Illnesses and Reduction of Nonbeneficial ICU Treatments – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Time-Limited Trials and Potentially Nonbeneficial Treatment in the ICU—Willing to Wait for It – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Time-limited trials may decrease the length of stay of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit – 2 Minute Medicine

Author interview: Time-Limited Trials Among Patients With Advanced Illness to Reduce Nonbeneficial ICU Treatments

Related review: Time-limited trial of intensive care treatment: an overview of current literature – Intensive Care Medicine

 


Long-term mortality of elderly patients after intensive care unit admission for COVID-19

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:09h | UTC

Long-term mortality of elderly patients after intensive care unit admission for COVID-19 – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review | Hospital at home: home‐based end‐of‐life care

17 Mar, 2021 | 02:31h | UTC

Hospital at home: home‐based end‐of‐life care – Cochrane Library

Summary: Home-based end-of-life care – Cochrane Library

 


Comparison of palliative care delivery in the last year of life between adults with terminal noncancer illness or cancer

11 Mar, 2021 | 07:55h | UTC

Comparison of Palliative Care Delivery in the Last Year of Life Between Adults With Terminal Noncancer Illness or Cancer – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: People with dementia receive fewer palliative referrals than those with cancer: study – McNight’s

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Integrated palliative and oncology care for patients receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:25h | UTC

Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients Receiving Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia – The ASCO Post

Original article: Effectiveness of Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


ASCO Guideline: Management of dyspnea in advanced cancer

24 Feb, 2021 | 02:10h | UTC

Management of Dyspnea in Advanced Cancer: ASCO Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


SR: Integrating palliative care in ambulatory care of noncancer serious chronic illness

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:28h | UTC

Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Full report: Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness

Evidence summary: Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Illness

 


Managing code status conversations for seriously ill older adults in respiratory failure

21 Jan, 2021 | 00:55h | UTC

Managing Code Status Conversations for Seriously Ill Older Adults in Respiratory Failure – Annals of Emergency Medicine

 


Opinion: Even during a pandemic, hospitals must make family visits and communication the standard of care

12 Jan, 2021 | 01:58h | UTC

Even during a pandemic, hospitals must make family visits and communication the standard of care – STAT

 


Randomized trial: Effectiveness of a nurse-led multidisciplinary intervention vs. usual care on advance care planning for vulnerable older adults

12 Jan, 2021 | 01:45h | UTC

Effectiveness of a Nurse-Led Multidisciplinary Intervention vs Usual Care on Advance Care Planning for Vulnerable Older Adults in an Accountable Care Organization: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine

Editorial: Advance Care Planning and the Cost of Pragmatism (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Nurse Navigation Increases Advance Care Planning – Oncology Nursing News

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized trial: Early interdisciplinary supportive care in patients with previously untreated metastatic esophagogastric cancer

12 Jan, 2021 | 01:36h | UTC

Early Interdisciplinary Supportive Care in Patients With Previously Untreated Metastatic Esophagogastric Cancer: A Phase III Randomized Controlled Trial – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Interventions for breathlessness in patients with advanced cancer

23 Nov, 2020 | 09:43h | UTC

Interventions for Breathlessness in Patients With Advanced Cancer – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Full report: Interventions for breathlessness in patients with advanced cancer

Evidence Summary: Interventions for breathlessness in patients with advanced cancer

 


Meta-analysis: Association of receipt of palliative care interventions with health care use, quality of life, and symptom burden among adults with chronic noncancer illness

14 Oct, 2020 | 09:18h | UTC

Association of Receipt of Palliative Care Interventions With Health Care Use, Quality of Life, and Symptom Burden Among Adults With Chronic Noncancer Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA

Editorial: Palliative Care for Patients With Noncancer Illnesses

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: The effectiveness and cost‐effectiveness of hospital‐based specialist palliative care for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers

1 Oct, 2020 | 08:58h | UTC

The effectiveness and cost‐effectiveness of hospital‐based specialist palliative care for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers – Cochrane Library

Summary: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of hospital-based specialist palliative care (HSPC) for adults with advanced illness and their unpaid caregivers – Cochrane Library

Commentary: Hospital-based specialist palliative care may slightly improve patient experience and increase their chances of dying at home – King’s College London

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Ensuring adequate palliative and hospice care during COVID-19 surges

22 Sep, 2020 | 09:57h | UTC

Ensuring Adequate Palliative and Hospice Care During COVID-19 Surges – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ESC Position Paper: Integration of a palliative approach into heart failure care

18 Sep, 2020 | 09:24h | UTC

Integration of a palliative approach into heart failure care: a European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association position paper

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID-19: Guidance on palliative care from a European Respiratory Society international task force

16 Sep, 2020 | 09:16h | UTC

COVID-19: guidance on palliative care from a European Respiratory Society international task force – European Respiratory Journal

 


Systematic review: Prediction of poor neurological outcome in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest

15 Sep, 2020 | 08:40h | UTC

Prediction of poor neurological outcome in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest: a systematic review – Intensive Care Medicine

Editorial: ERC‑ESICM guidelines for prognostication after cardiac arrest: time for an update

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Effect of sustained-release morphine for refractory breathlessness in COPD

18 Aug, 2020 | 07:25h | UTC

Effect of Sustained-Release Morphine for Refractory Breathlessness in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Health Status: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ATS Guideline: Long-term noninvasive ventilation in chronic stable hypercapnic COPD

18 Aug, 2020 | 07:23h | UTC

Long-Term Noninvasive Ventilation in Chronic Stable Hypercapnic Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline

News Release: New practice guidelines on non-invasive ventilation in chronic stable Hypercapnic COPD – American Thoracic Society

 


Palliative care for patients with severe Covid-19

17 Jul, 2020 | 08:51h | UTC

Palliative care for patients with severe covid-19 – The BMJ

 


Study: Palliative Care in Terminal Non-cancer Illnesses Linked to Reduction in the Rate of Emergency Department Visits, Hospital Admissions, and Intensive Care Unit Admissions

7 Jul, 2020 | 08:45h | UTC

Association between palliative care and healthcare outcomes among adults with terminal non-cancer illness: population based matched cohort study – The BMJ

Commentary: We need to raise awareness of the benefits of palliative care services for patients with terminal non cancer illness – The BMJ Opinion

 


Redefining Palliative Care – a New Consensus-based Definition

13 May, 2020 | 01:44h | UTC

Redefining Palliative Care – a New Consensus-based Definition – Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

 


Critical Conversations: Say This, Not That

5 May, 2020 | 04:32h | UTC

Critical Conversations: Say This, Not That – CHEST

 


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