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An official American Thoracic Society clinical policy statement: palliative care for patients with respiratory diseases and critical illnesses.
Executive Summary Introduction Methods Goals, Timing, and Settings for Palliative Care Decision-making Process Advance Directives Care Planning and Delivery Hospice Care Alternative End-of-LifeExpand
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Evidence for Improving Palliative Care at the End of Life A Systematic Review
Americans struggling with symptoms and disability often die of chronic illness, and improving care during this period is important (1, 2). About 30% of Medicare's expenditures arise in patients' lastExpand
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Pneumoperitoneum: A review of nonsurgical causes
Objective To review causes of nonsurgical pneumoperitoneum (NSP), identify nonsurgical etiologies, and guide conservative management where appropriate. Data Source We conducted a computerized MEDLINEExpand
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Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based therapy for dyspnea in chronic obstructive lung disease.
OBJECTIVES Patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) suffer from significant dyspnea and may benefit from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies aimed at mitigatingExpand
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End-of-life care and outcomes.
Programmer/Analyst Lara Hilton, BA Database Manager Shannon Rhodes, MFA Research Assistant Hsien Seow, BS Staff Assistant Cony Rolón, BA Director Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD SeniorExpand
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Nonsurgical causes of pneumoperitoneum.
The radiographic manifestation of free air in the peritoneal cavity suggests serious intra-abdominal disease and the need for urgent surgical management. Yet, about 10% of all cases ofExpand
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Measuring pain as the 5th vital sign does not improve quality of pain management
AbstractBACKGROUND: To improve pain management, the Veterans Health Administration launched the “Pain as the 5th Vital Sign” initiative in 1999, requiring a pain intensity rating (0 to 10) at allExpand
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A Systematic Review of Satisfaction with Care at the End of Life
The objective of this study was to systematically review the literature to better understand the conceptualization of satisfaction with end‐of‐life care and the effectiveness of palliative careExpand
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Seeking worldwide professional consensus on the principles of end-of-life care for the critically ill. The Consensus for Worldwide End-of-Life Practice for Patients in Intensive Care Units (WELPICUS)
Great differences in end-of-life practices in treating the critically ill around the world warrant agreement regarding the major ethical principles. This analysis determines the extent of worldwideExpand
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Prevention of acute exacerbations of COPD: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society Guideline.
BACKGROUND COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States as well as throughout the rest of the world. An exacerbation of COPD (periodic escalations of symptoms of cough,Expand
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