Interventional radiology in palliative care
- Phase I/II clinical study of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) as palliation for painful malignant vertebral compression fractures (PMVCF): JIVROSG-0202. Kobayashi, T.; Arai, Y.; Takeuchi, Y.; Nakajima, Y.; Shioyama, Y.; Sone, M.; Tanigawa, N.; Matsui, O.; Kadoya, M.; Inaba, Y. // Annals of Oncology;Dec2009, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p1943
Background: The safety and efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP), a new treatment modality for painful malignant vertebral compression fractures (PMVCF) using interventional radiology techniques, were evaluated prospectively.
- Quality of life in very elderly radiotherapy patients: a prospective pilot study using the EORTC QLQ-ELD14 module. Kaufmann, Anne; Schmidt, Heike; Ostheimer, Christian; Ullrich, Janine; Landenberger, Margarete; Vordermark, Dirk // Supportive Care in Cancer;Jul2015, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p1883
Purpose: In very elderly cancer patients, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a particularly important issue but has rarely been studied due to a lack of specific instruments and of reference data. We performed a prospective analysis of HRQOL in patients â‰¥80 years undergoing...
- Palliative Care: What You Need to Know. // Focus on Healthy Aging;Apr2013, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p6
The article offers information on palliative care or specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It says that Emily Chai, a geriatrician, considers palliative care as an appropriate care for any age at any stage in a serious illness. It adds that palliative care aims to improve...
- The Integration of Palliative Care into the Emergency Department. BASOL, Nursah // Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine;2015, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p100
Palliative care (PC) is a new and developing area. It aims to provide the best possible quality of life for patients with life-limiting diseases. It does not primarily include life-extending therapies, but rather tries to help patients spend the rest of their lives in the best way. PC patients...
- Treat the family, not just the patient. Harris, Jason // Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p42
The article explains that children with cancer present a unique challenge when it comes to palliative and supportive care. A study published in "The Journal of Clinical Oncology" found that parents will often ask for treatments even when they know their child has no hope for a cure. Published...
- Update on Surgical Palliative Care. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Feb2013, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p214
The article reviews the book â€œUpdate on Surgical Palliative Care,â€ vol. 91 edited by Geoffrey P. Dunn.
- Palliative Medicine and the Surgeon. Dunn, Geoffrey // Journal of Palliative Medicine;May2011, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p538
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Palliative Medicine and the surgeon," by Geoffrey Dunn in the 2011 issue.
- Changes in quality of life following admission to palliative care units. Cohen, S.; Boston, P.; Mount, B.; Porterfield, P. // Palliative Medicine;Sep2001, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p363
The primary goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life (QOL) of people with a terminal illness. Previous studies of the impact of hospice/palliative care have documented improvement in physical and psychological symptoms, but not in overall QOL, due in part to the difficulties of...
- From Belgium. Van Parys, Tony // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p111
Focuses on palliative care as an overall approach aiming at maintaining quality of life both for patients and their families. Need to provide legal framework for medical decisions related to euthanasia; Five issues related to euthanasia that encourage inhibition amongst physicians.