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- Reader Questinos: Consider these M1016 Regimen Change Scenarios 'NA'. // Eli's OASIS Alert;Apr2012, Vol. 13 Issue 4, pp42
The article provides an answer to a question regarding the appropriateness to select not applicable (NA) in diagnoses requiring medical or treatment regimen change within past 14 days under the Outcome & Assessment Information Set (OASIS) M1016 item in the U.S.
- The use of the Palliative Care Outcome Scale (POS) in a specialist palliative care unit. Chidgey, JM; Higginson, I; Monroe, B // Palliative Medicine;May2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p245
Studies the implementation of the Palliative Care Outcome Scale (POS) in a specialist palliative care setting. General trends in POS data; Agreement between staff and patient scores; POS scores commonly scored as severe by staff and patients.
- Diagnosis disclosure in a Portuguese oncological centre. Gonçalves, J.F.; Castro, S. // Palliative Medicine;Jan2001, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p35
The disclosure of a diagnosis of cancer to patients is a controversial matter. There have been major differences in practice concerning this issue through time and between cultures. A questionnaire was sent to the doctors of the Oporto Centre of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in order to...
- The use of bedside ultrasound and community-based paracentesis in a palliative care service. Landers, Amanda; Ryan, Bridget // Journal of Primary Health Care;Jun2014, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p148
INTRODUCTION: There is little information, particularly in New Zealand, on the use of ultrasound to enhance clinical decision-making in a specialist palliative care service. Technological advances have resulted in increasingly portable, user-friendly ultrasound machines that can be used in the...
- PC-FACS. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Jun2006, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p818
Discusses several studies related to palliative medicine. "Efficacy of Lidocaine in the Treatment of Pruritus in Patients With Chronic Cholestatic Liver Diseases," by A. G. Villamil et al, published in the 2005 issue of the "American Journal of Medicine"; "Bisphosphonate-Induced Exposed Bone...
- Laparoscopic palliation of polycystic liver disease. Robinson, T.N.; Stiegmann, C.V.; Everson, G.T. // Surgical Endoscopy;Jan2005, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p130
The role of laparoscopic surgery in the management of polycystic liver disease (PCLD) is not well defined. The authors hypothesized that laparoscopic fenestration for PCLD relieves symptoms caused by polycystic liver disease. In this study. 11 patients underwent 20 laparoscopic cyst fenestration...
- Outcome in colorectal carcinoma: seven-year study of a population. Clarke, David N.; Jones, Peter F.; Needham, C. Douglas // British Medical Journal;2/16/1980, Vol. 280 Issue 6212, p431
Examines the outcome of colorectal carnicoma in Great Britain. Description of colorectal carnicoma; Classifications of carnicoma; Pre-operative mortality rate for palliative operations.
- Which depression screening tools should be used in palliative care? Lloyd-Williams, Mari; Spiller, Juliet; Ward, Jason // Palliative Medicine;Jan2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p40
Depression is a significant symptom for many palliative care patients, but is difficult to diagnose and therefore treat. In an effort to improve detection, there has been increasing interest in the use of screening tools. Many tools, however, have been developed for physically well patients and...
- Palliative Care Quality Indicators for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease Due to Cirrhosis. Walling, A.; Ahluwalia, S.; Wenger, N.; Booth, M.; Roth, C.; Lorenz, K.; Kanwal, F.; Dy, S.; Asch, S. // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Jan2017, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p84
Background and Aims: There are guidelines for the medical management of cirrhosis and associated quality indicators (QIs), but QIs focusing on standards for palliative aspects of care are needed. Methods: We convened a 9-member, multidisciplinary expert panel and used RAND/UCLA modified Delphi...