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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

 


Editorial: Is CPR Justified for Hospital Patients with Covid-19?

7 Apr, 2020 | 04:26h | UTC

Editorial: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation after Hospital Admission with Covid-19 – The BMJ

“This pandemic has changed the risk-benefit balance for CPR: from “there is no harm in trying” to “there is little benefit to the patient, and potentially significant harm to staff.””

 


Guidance: Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During a Public Health Emergency

3 Apr, 2020 | 04:00h | UTC

Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During a Public Health Emergency – University of Pittsburg

Commentary: A system to allocate scarce ventilators and ICU beds gains traction for not counting any group out – STAT

 


COVID-19: Ethical Guidance Published for Frontline Staff Dealing with Pandemic

2 Apr, 2020 | 04:11h | UTC

Ethical guidance published for frontline staff dealing with pandemic – Royal College of Physicians

Related: An Ethicist on How to Make Impossible Decisions – The Atlantic

 


Pandemic Palliative Care: Beyond Ventilators and Saving Lives

1 Apr, 2020 | 05:55h | UTC

Pandemic palliative care: beyond ventilators and saving lives – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Related: The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA AND Covid-19: The role of palliative care had to be adapted to manage this “ultra-emergency” – The BMJ Opinion AND COVID-19: decision making and palliative care – Swiss Medical Weekly AND COVID-19 pandemic: palliative care for elderly and frail patients at home and in residential and nursing homes – Swiss Medical Weekly AND End-of-life care in the Emergency Department for the patient imminently dying of a highly transmissible acute respiratory infection (such as COVID-19) – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

 


Video: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Fairly Rationing ICU Care

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:30h | UTC

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Fairly Rationing ICU Care – JAMA

 


The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:33h | UTC

The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA

 


Guideline: The Palliative Care of Patients with Incurable Cancer

16 Mar, 2020 | 07:42h | UTC

The Palliative Care of Patients with Incurable Cancer – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)

 


Cohort Study: Association of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment with ICU Admission Among Patients Hospitalized Near the End of Life

16 Feb, 2020 | 21:01h | UTC

Association of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment with ICU Admission Among Patients Hospitalized Near the End of Life – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment and Limiting Overtreatment at the End of Life (free for a limited period)

 


Randomized Trial: Palliative Care Associated with Benefits Among Patients with Parkinson Disease

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:18h | UTC

Comparison of Integrated Outpatient Palliative Care With Standard Care in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Neurology (free)

Editorial: Palliative Programs for Persons With Parkinsonism—The Next Frontier (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life, Symptom Burden of Patients With Parkinson Disease – AJMC (free) AND Palliative care could benefit people with Parkinson’s – OnMedica (free)

 


Perspective: CPR, by Default

2 Feb, 2020 | 19:45h | UTC

CPR, by Default – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Cannabinoids Not Effective for Cancer-Related Pain

31 Jan, 2020 | 01:26h | UTC

Cannabinoids for adult cancer-related pain: systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Cannabinoids No Help for Cancer Pain, Concludes Meta-Analysis – Medscape (free registration required)

Related: NICE Guideline: Cannabis-Based Medicinal Products (free guideline and resources on the subject)

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Controlled Trial of Advance Care Planning Video Decision Aid for the General Population

23 Jan, 2020 | 01:53h | UTC

Randomized Controlled Trial of Advance Care Planning Video Decision Aid for the General Population – Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


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