Trajectory of performance status and symptom scores for patients with cancer during the last six months of life.
In this large outpatient cancer population, trajectories of mean ESAS scores followed two patterns: increasing versus generally flat, and the latter was perhaps due to available treatment for those symptoms.
Why do patients with cancer visit the emergency department near the end of life?
Many visits made to the emergency department by patients with cancer near the end of life may be avoidable, and an understanding of the reasons for such visits could be useful in the development of dedicated interventions for preventing or avoiding their occurrence.
Measuring the symptom experience of seriously ill cancer and noncancer hospitalized patients near the end of life with the memorial symptom assessment scale.
Symptom burden and performance status in a population‐based cohort of ambulatory cancer patients
In a broad cross‐section of cancer outpatients, the authors describe the ESAS and PPS scores and their relation to patient characteristics.
Do patient-reported symptoms predict emergency department visits in cancer patients? A population-based analysis.
Inhaled fentanyl citrate improves exercise endurance during high-intensity constant work rate cycle exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Palliative cancer care a decade later: accomplishments, the need, next steps -- from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
- F. Ferris, E. Bruera, J. V. Von Roenn
- Medicine, Political ScienceJournal of Clinical Oncology
- 20 June 2009
The need for palliative cancer care is greater than ever notwithstanding the strides made over the last decade, and further efforts are needed to realize the integration of palliatives care in the model and vision of comprehensive cancer care by 2020.
The short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire in chronic cancer pain.
Population-based standardized symptom screening: Cancer Care Ontario's Edmonton Symptom Assessment System and performance status initiatives.
The Ontario Cancer Symptom Management Collaborative (OCSMC) is a unique data source that collects patient-reported symptom information that is available both locally and centrally, in electronic form, and linkable to the cancer registry and other administrative data sets.