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AHA Scientific Statement | Palliative care across the life span for children with heart disease

15 Jan, 2023 | 20:19h | UTC

Palliative Care Across the Life Span for Children With Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Top Things to Know: Palliative Care Across Lifespan for Children With Heart Disease – American Heart Association

Commentary: Palliative Care Across the Lifespan for Children with Heart Disease – American Heart Association

 


Review | End-of-life care in the intensive care unit

15 Jan, 2023 | 19:39h | UTC

End-of-life care in the intensive care unit – Anaesthesia

 


Review | Palliative care for adolescents and young adults with advanced illness.

12 Dec, 2022 | 12:33h | UTC

Palliative care for adolescents and young adults with advanced illness: A scoping review – Palliative Medicine

 


Policy Statement | Palliative care early in the care continuum among patients with serious respiratory illness.

7 Dec, 2022 | 14:22h | UTC

Palliative Care Early in the Care Continuum among Patients with Serious Respiratory Illness: An Official ATS/AAHPM/HPNA/SWHPN Policy Statement – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Phase 2b RCT | Cannabidiol oil failed to relieve symptoms in advanced cancer.

1 Dec, 2022 | 14:04h | UTC

Phase IIb Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Escalating, Double-Blind Study of Cannabidiol Oil for the Relief of Symptoms in Advanced Cancer (MedCan1-CBD) – Journal of Clinical Oncology

Commentary: Cannabis oil failed to improve pain or quality of life in palliative care cancer patients, study shows – The Guardian

Related:

Living Systematic Review on Cannabis and Other Plant-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Systematic Review: Cannabis-based products for chronic pain.

Podcast: #338 LIVE! Medical Cannabis: Is it still dope? – The Curbsiders

Medicinal Cannabis for Chronic Pain: The Bermuda Triangle of Low Quality Studies, Countless Meta-analyses and Conflicting Recommendations – European Journal of Pain

RCT: Effect of medical marijuana card ownership on pain, insomnia, and affective disorder symptoms in adults. 

Cohort Study: Long-term cannabis use is associated with cognitive deficits and smaller hippocampal volume in midlife. 

AHA Scientific Statement | How does cannabis use affect brain health? Caution advised, more research needed.

M-A: Birth outcomes of neonates exposed to marijuana in utero. 

Cannabis-related allergies: an international overview and consensus recommendations.

Review: Cannabis-based medicines and medical cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain.

Cannabinoid metabolites as inhibitors of major hepatic CYP450 enzymes, with implications for cannabis-drug interactions.

The International Cannabis Toolkit (iCannToolkit): a multidisciplinary expert consensus on minimum standards for measuring cannabis use.

Cannabis products are being sold as sleep remedies – here’s the evidence about their effectiveness.

Guideline: Medical cannabis or cannabinoids for chronic pain.

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Analgesia position statement – “Due to the lack of high-quality clinical evidence, the IASP does not currently endorse general use of cannabis and cannabinoids for pain relief.”

NICE Guideline: Cannabis-Based Medicinal Products

Consensus recommendations for perioperative management of cannabis and cannabinoid-based medicine users

Living Systematic Review on Cannabis and Other Plant-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Short Review: Drug Interactions with Cannabinoids

Meta-Analysis: Cannabinoids Not Effective for Cancer-Related Pain

Review: Considerations for cannabinoids in perioperative care by anesthesiologists.

Review: Cannabis-based Medicines and the Perioperative Physician

Study: Cannabis Use Disorder May Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Major Elective Surgeries

Perspective: If You Smoke Pot, Your Anesthesiologist Needs To Know

Perioperative Care of Cannabis Users: A Comprehensive Review of Pharmacological and Anesthetic Considerations

 


Brief Review | Tailoring treatments to older people in intensive care. A way forward.

29 Nov, 2022 | 13:51h | UTC

Tailoring treatments to older people in intensive care. A way forward – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Clinical practice guidelines on palliative sedation around the world: a systematic review.

29 Nov, 2022 | 13:43h | UTC

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Palliative Sedation Around the World: A Systematic Review – Journal of Palliative Care

 


Cohort Study | A collaborative home-based palliative care intervention for patients with heart failure reduced the risk of dying in the hospital.

13 Oct, 2022 | 13:37h | UTC

Regional collaborative home-based palliative care and health care outcomes among adults with heart failure – Canadian Medical Association Journal

News Release: Collaborative home-based palliative care model helps people die at home rather than hospital – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: Home-Based Palliative Care for Heart Failure May Cut Risk for Dying in Hospital – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Effect of the family-centered advance care planning for teens with cancer intervention on sustainability of congruence about end-of-life treatment preferences.

22 Sep, 2022 | 13:02h | UTC

Effect of the Family-Centered Advance Care Planning for Teens with Cancer Intervention on Sustainability of Congruence About End-of-Life Treatment Preferences: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

News Release: Advance care planning for adolescents with cancer – University of Minnesota

Commentary: Study Examines Effects of Advance Care Planning for Adolescents With Cancer – The ASCO Post

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Dexamethasone is not effective for the treatment of dyspnea in patients with cancer and increases the risk of adverse events.

13 Sep, 2022 | 13:22h | UTC

Effect of dexamethasone on dyspnoea in patients with cancer (ABCD): a parallel-group, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial – The Lancet Oncology (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | People with terminal cancer need to know they are dying. Doctors shouldn’t withhold that information.

5 Sep, 2022 | 14:35h | UTC

People with terminal cancer need to know they are dying. Doctors shouldn’t withhold that information – STAT

Related Study: Association of Prognostic Understanding With Health Care Use Among Older Adults With Advanced Cancer: A Secondary Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 


Measuring quality of dying, death and end-of-life care for children and young people: a scoping review of available tools.

26 Aug, 2022 | 13:14h | UTC

Measuring quality of dying, death and end-of-life care for children and young people: A scoping review of available tools – Palliative Medicine

 


Talking about dying: better conversations at the end of life.

17 Aug, 2022 | 14:14h | UTC

Talking about dying: better conversations at the end of life – Evidently Cochrane

Original Reviews:

Interventions for interpersonal communication about end of life care between health practitioners and affected people – Cochrane Library

Communicating with patients and families about illness progression and end of life: a review of studies using direct observation of clinical practice – BMC Palliative Care

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Addressing palliative care and end-of-life issues in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review of communication interventions for physicians not specialized in palliative care.

20 Jul, 2022 | 11:40h | UTC

Addressing palliative care and end-of-life issues in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review of communication interventions for physicians not specialised in palliative care – BMJ Open

 


How doctors manage conflicts with families of critically ill patients during conversations about end-of-life decisions in neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care.

4 Jul, 2022 | 12:13h | UTC

How doctors manage conflicts with families of critically ill patients during conversations about end-of-life decisions in neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care – Intensive Care Medicine


RCT: Effect of a community health worker intervention on acute care use, advance care planning, and patient-reported outcomes among adults with advanced stages of cancer.

1 Jul, 2022 | 10:58h | UTC

Effect of a Community Health Worker Intervention on Acute Care Use, Advance Care Planning, and Patient-Reported Outcomes Among Adults With Advanced Stages of Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Oncology (free for a limited period)

See also: Visual Abstract

 


Consensus Recommendations: How-to guide for medication reviews in older adults with cancer.

14 Jun, 2022 | 10:58h | UTC

How-to guide for medication reviews in older adults with cancer: A Young International Society of Geriatric Oncology and Nursing & Allied Health Interest Group initiative – Journal of Geriatric Oncology

Related: Deprescribing in Palliative Cancer Care – Life

 


Integrating palliative care into the ICU: a lasting and developing legacy.

19 May, 2022 | 10:52h | UTC

Integrating palliative care into the ICU: a lasting and developing legacy – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Palliative care: An update for internists.

19 May, 2022 | 10:33h | UTC

Palliative care: An update for internists – Cleveland Clinical Journal of Medicine

 


An expert panel Delphi consensus statement on the use of palliative care in the management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

5 May, 2022 | 10:17h | UTC

An expert panel Delphi consensus statement on the use of palliative care in the management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension – Pulmonary Circulation

 


Review: Integrating palliative care into the modern cardiac intensive care unit.

3 May, 2022 | 10:45h | UTC

Integrating palliative care into the modern cardiac intensive care unit: a review – European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care

 


AAP Guidance for pediatric end-of-life care.

2 May, 2022 | 00:51h | UTC

Guidance for Pediatric End-of-Life Care – Pediatrics

Related Guidance: End of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions: planning and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Study Commentary | Palliative and end of life care should not wait for a prediction of death.

28 Apr, 2022 | 10:44h | UTC

Palliative and end of life care should not wait for a prediction of death – National Institute for Health and Care Research

Original Study: Timely community palliative and end-of-life care: a realist synthesis – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

 


Primary palliative care recommendations for critical care clinicians.

27 Apr, 2022 | 07:46h | UTC

Primary palliative care recommendations for critical care clinicians – Journal of Intensive Care

 


Palliative care for older people with dementia—we need a paradigm shift in our approach – “Advance care planning (ACP) is a central tenet of good dementia palliative care”.

19 Apr, 2022 | 01:30h | UTC

Palliative care for older people with dementia—we need a paradigm shift in our approach – Age and Ageing

 


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