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201. Interventions for improving 'out of hours' palliative care: a systematic review

Interventions for improving 'out of hours' palliative care: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing

2017 PROSPERO

202. Caregiver outcomes for palliative care interventions for older adults

Caregiver outcomes for palliative care interventions for older adults Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect measures

2017 PROSPERO

203. Palliative care for Hispanic individuals with cancer in the United States

Palliative care for Hispanic individuals with cancer in the United States Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect

2017 PROSPERO

204. Supportive and palliative care in people with liver cirrhosis: a systematic review of the perspective of patients, family members and health professionals

Supportive and palliative care in people with liver cirrhosis: a systematic review of the perspective of patients, family members and health professionals Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith

2017 PROSPERO

205. Barriers and facilitators to advance care planning and palliative care in patients with organ failure

Barriers and facilitators to advance care planning and palliative care in patients with organ failure Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web

2017 PROSPERO

206. A systematic overview of systematic reviews of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of cannabinoids for chronic pain management and palliative care

A systematic overview of systematic reviews of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of cannabinoids for chronic pain management and palliative care Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith

2017 PROSPERO

207. Integrated outpatient palliative care and oncology care for patients with malignancy

Integrated outpatient palliative care and oncology care for patients with malignancy Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing

2017 PROSPERO

208. Palliative care: what do patients expect from their GP? Systematic review of the general practitioner's (GP) role in providing care to adult patients with palliative care needs from patient/carer perspectives

Palliative care: what do patients expect from their GP? Systematic review of the general practitioner's (GP) role in providing care to adult patients with palliative care needs from patient/carer perspectives Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files

2017 PROSPERO

209. Quality of life and survival outcomes in RCTs of palliative care interventions in cancer

Quality of life and survival outcomes in RCTs of palliative care interventions in cancer Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing

2017 PROSPERO

210. Palliative Care

Palliative Care ACS TQIP PALLIATIVE CARE BEST PRACTICES GUIDELINES Table of Contents Introduction 3 Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team 5 Essential Components of Palliative Care 6 Breaking Bad News 9 Palliative Care Assessment 12 Goals of Care Conversation 19 End-of-Life Care 21 Special Considerations for Geriatric Patients 23 Special Considerations for Pediatric Patients 25 Special Considerations for Spinal Cord Injury 26 Special Considerations for Traumatic Brain Injury 27 Supporting (...) the Health Care Team 28 Clinical Documentation 30 Performance Improvement Initiatives 32 Implementation Guidelines 34 Glossary of Terms Relevant to Palliative Care 36 Acronyms 37 Appendices 38 2INTRODUCTION Key Messages z Best practice palliative care is delivered in parallel with life-sustaining trauma care, throughout the continuum from injury through recovery. z The unit of care is the patient and family. z Core trauma palliative care can and should be provided by trauma center teams even

2017 American College of Surgeons

211. What processes decrease the risk of opioid toxicity following interventional procedures for uncontrolled pain in palliative care or cancer patients?

What processes decrease the risk of opioid toxicity following interventional procedures for uncontrolled pain in palliative care or cancer patients? Review Methods Search Strategy: A systematic search was conducted across a wide-ranging set of data- bases: Ovid Medline, including In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid Embase, Ebsco CINAHL and Cochrane Library. The preliminary search strategy was devel- oped on Ovid Medline using both text words and Medical subject headings from January (...) 2006 to February 2017 restricted to English language humans. The search strategy was modified to capture indexing systems of the other databases. (Search strategies available upon request). To identify additional papers, the following website was searched: palliative care knowledge network Furthermore electronic tables of content for the last two years were scanned for British Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Pain and Palliative medicine. Reference lists of systematic

2017 Palliative Care Evidence Review Service (PaCERS)

212. Palliative care in heart failure: facts and numbers Full Text available with Trip Pro

Palliative care in heart failure: facts and numbers Millions of people worldwide have heart failure. Despite enormous advances in care that have improved outcome, heart failure remains associated with a poor prognosis. Worldwide, there is poor short-term and long-term survival. The 1 year survival following a heart failure admission is in the range of 20-40% with between-country variation. For those living with heart failure, the symptom burden is high. Studies report that 55 to 95% of patients (...) experience shortness of breath and 63 to 93% experience tiredness. These symptoms are associated with a high level of distress (43-89%). Fewer patients experience symptoms such as constipation (25-30%) or dry mouth (35-74%). However, when they do, such symptoms are associated with high levels of distress (constipation: 15-39%; dry mouth: 14-33%). Psychological symptoms also predominate with possibly as many as 50% experiencing depression. Palliative care services in heart failure are not widely available

2016 ESC heart failure

213. Parents' and families' experiences of palliative and end-of-life neonatal care in neonatal settings: a systematic review protocol. (Abstract)

Parents' and families' experiences of palliative and end-of-life neonatal care in neonatal settings: a systematic review protocol. The overall objective of this systematic review is to identify, critically appraise and synthesize the parents' and families' experiences of palliative and end-of-life neonatal care at facilities/services globally. The specific review question is: what are parents' and families' experiences of palliative and end-of-life neonatal care?

2016 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

214. Palliative care interventions in advanced dementia. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Palliative care interventions in advanced dementia. Dementia is a chronic, progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease. Advanced dementia is characterised by profound cognitive impairment, inability to communicate verbally and complete functional dependence. Usual care of people with advanced dementia is not underpinned universally by a palliative approach. Palliative care has focused traditionally on care of people with cancer but for more than a decade, there have been (...) increased calls worldwide to extend palliative care services to include all people with life-limiting illnesses in need of specialist care, including people with dementia.To assess the effect of palliative care interventions in advanced dementia and to report on the range of outcome measures used.We searched ALOIS, the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group's Specialized Register on 4 February 2016. ALOIS contains records of clinical trials identified from monthly searches of several major

2016 Cochrane

215. Association Between Palliative Care and Patient and Caregiver Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Association Between Palliative Care and Patient and Caregiver Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. The use of palliative care programs and the number of trials assessing their effectiveness have increased.To determine the association of palliative care with quality of life (QOL), symptom burden, survival, and other outcomes for people with life-limiting illness and for their caregivers.MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane CENTRAL to July 2016.Randomized clinical trials (...) of palliative care interventions in adults with life-limiting illness.Two reviewers independently extracted data. Narrative synthesis was conducted for all trials. Quality of life, symptom burden, and survival were analyzed using random-effects meta-analysis, with estimates of QOL translated to units of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-palliative care scale (FACIT-Pal) instrument (range, 0-184 [worst-best]; minimal clinically important difference [MCID], 9 points); and symptom burden

2016 JAMA

216. Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care on Quality of Life 2 Weeks After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care on Quality of Life 2 Weeks After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. During hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), patients receive high-dose chemotherapy before transplantation and experience significant physical and psychological symptoms and poor quality of life (QOL).To assess the effect of inpatient palliative care on patient- and caregiver-reported outcomes during hospitalization for HCT (...) and 3 months after transplantation.Nonblinded randomized clinical trial among 160 adults with hematologic malignancies undergoing autologous/allogeneic HCT and their caregivers (n = 94). The study was conducted from August 2014 to January 2016 in a Boston hospital; follow-up was completed in May 2016.Patients assigned to the intervention (n=81) were seen by palliative care clinicians at least twice a week during HCT hospitalization; the palliative intervention was focused on management of physical

2016 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

217. Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients. This is an update of the original Cochrane review published in 2013 (Issue 6). Pruritus occurs in patients with disparate underlying diseases and is caused by different pathologic mechanisms. In palliative care patients, pruritus is not the most prevalent but is one of the most puzzling symptoms. It can cause considerable discomfort and affects patients' quality of life.To assess the effects of different (...) pharmacological treatments for preventing or treating pruritus in adult palliative care patients.For this update, we searched CENTRAL (the Cochrane Library), and MEDLINE (OVID) up to 9 June 2016 and Embase (OVID) up to 7 June 2016. In addition, we searched trial registries and checked the reference lists of all relevant studies, key textbooks, reviews and websites, and we contacted investigators and specialists in pruritus and palliative care regarding unpublished data.We included randomised controlled trials

2016 Cochrane

218. Experiences of healthcare professionals in providing palliative end-of-life care to patients in emergency departments: a systematic review protocol. (Abstract)

Experiences of healthcare professionals in providing palliative end-of-life care to patients in emergency departments: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this review is to identify and synthesize the best available evidence on the experiences of healthcare professionals in providing palliative care to patients at the end of life in emergency departments.

2016 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

219. Patient, nursing and medical staff experiences and perceptions of the care of people with palliative esophagogastric cancer: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Patient, nursing and medical staff experiences and perceptions of the care of people with palliative esophagogastric cancer: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence. Esophagogastric cancer is the fifth most common malignancy and its incidence is increasing. The disease progresses quickly and five-year survival rates are poor. Treatment with palliative intent is provided for the majority of patients but there remains a lack of empirical evidence on the most effective service models (...) to support esophagogastric cancer patients.The overall objective of this systematic review was to synthesize the best available evidence on the experiences and perceptions of patients and health professionals with regard to the care of people diagnosed with palliative esophagogastric cancer.The review considered studies that included patients diagnosed with palliative esophagogastric cancer and any health professionals involved in the delivery of palliative care to this patient group in a hospital, home

2016 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

220. Subcutaneous Administration of Multiple Medications in Palliative Care Patients: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Subcutaneous Administration of Multiple Medications in Palliative Care Patients: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Subcutaneous Administration of Multiple Medications in Palliative Care Patients: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Subcutaneous Administration of Multiple Medications in Palliative Care Patients: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Subcutaneous Administration of Multiple Medications in Palliative Care Patients: Clinical (...) Effectiveness and Guidelines Published on: October 28, 2016 Project Number: RB1029-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of the subcutaneous administration of multiple medications via one site in palliative care patients? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the subcutaneous administration of multiple medications for palliative care patients? Key Message No relevant literature

2016 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review