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Spirituality, religiosity, and spiritual pain in advanced cancer patients.
There was a trend toward increased depression, anxiety, anorexia, and drowsiness, as measured by the ESAS, among patients with spiritual pain, although this was not significant after Bonferroni correction. Expand
Integrating supportive and palliative care in the trajectory of cancer: establishing goals and models of care.
  • E. Bruera, D. Hui
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical oncology : official journal…
  • 1 September 2010
Tom, a 50-year-old man with metastatic pancreatic cancer, was referred by his phase I physician to the supportive care center for symptom management and later went home with hospice care and died 10 days later. Expand
Concepts and definitions for “supportive care,” “best supportive care,” “palliative care,” and “hospice care” in the published literature, dictionaries, and textbooks
A preliminary conceptual framework unifying these terms along the continuum of care to help build consensus toward standardized definitions of palliative oncology terms is developed. Expand
Parenteral hydration in patients with advanced cancer: a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial.
Hydration at 1 L per day did not improve symptoms, quality of life, or survival compared with placebo, and overall survival did not differ. Expand
Reduction of cancer-related fatigue with dexamethasone: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in patients with advanced cancer.
PURPOSE Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most common symptom in patients with advanced cancer. The primary objective of this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was toExpand
Concepts and definitions for "actively dying," "end of life," "terminally ill," "terminal care," and "transition of care": a systematic review.
Unifying concepts for five commonly used terms in palliative care are identified and a preliminary conceptual framework toward building standardized definitions is developed. Expand
Relationships among body mass index, longitudinal body composition alterations, and survival in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer receiving chemoradiation: a pilot study.
It is suggested that obese patients experience higher losses in weight, skeletal muscle, and VAT, which may contribute to poorer survival in these patients. Expand
Integrating palliative care into the trajectory of cancer care
A conceptual model for the integration of supportive and/or palliative care with primary and oncological care is provided and how health-care systems and institutions need to tailor integration based on their resources, size, and the level of primary palliatives care available is discussed. Expand
Impact of timing and setting of palliative care referral on quality of end‐of‐life care in cancer patients
This retrospective cohort study examined how the timing and setting of PC referral were associated with the quality of end‐of‐life care. Expand
Models of integration of oncology and palliative care.
There are multiple conceptual models and clinical models to promote integration of oncology and palliative care, and further research is needed to inform best practices for integration at different healthcare settings. Expand