ACP calls for veto of California’s physician-assisted suicide bill

September 17, 2015
On behalf of ACP President Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, the ACP has issued a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown to request a veto of…

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Sedative, analgesic use rose among critically ill infants at end of life

August 24, 2015
The use of sedatives and analgesics among dying infants in neonatal ICUs is infrequent, according to recent study results, with an increase in doses…

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Diagnostic model predicts impending death in patients with cancer

August 20, 2015
Researchers have developed a diagnostic model based on two objective bedside physical signs that predicts impending death within 3 days for patients…

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Patients with somatic conditions more likely to be granted euthanasia

August 10, 2015
Patients who requested euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide were more likely to have their request granted if they had a somatic condition or…

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Palliation should be comparable for patients with hematologic malignancies, solid tumors

August 7, 2015
Patients with hematologic malignancies treated in community practices have end-of-life symptoms and patterns of physical decline comparable to those…

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End-of-life care may be too intense among AYA patients with advanced cancer

August 6, 2015
More than two-thirds of adolescent and young adult patients with advanced cancer receive at least one form of medically intensive care at the end of…

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Palliative chemotherapy fails to improve quality of life near death

July 24, 2015
Palliative chemotherapy did not improve quality of life near death for patients with end-stage cancer who had a moderate or poor performance status…

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Earlier palliative care consultation may reduce hospital cost, length of stay

June 29, 2015
Early palliative care consultation for patients with advanced cancer during an admission to a hospital may reduce costs and lengths of stay…

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Labels inaccurate on many edible medical marijuana products

June 24, 2015
Many edible cannabis products, over 50%, have significantly less cannabinoid content, specifically those containing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and…

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Older patients with AML underutilize end-of-life care

June 10, 2015
Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia seldom received hospice services and palliative care at the end of life, according to the results of a…

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Hospice care may reduce depression in surviving spouses

May 26, 2015
Surviving spouses of hospice care users may face less depressive symptoms following their spouse’s death compared with those who did not use…

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Certain patients with AKIH prone to collagen loss after moderate running

May 1, 2015
SEATTLE — Lower activity scores and lower quality of life were predictive of collagen turnover and inflammation in patients with acute knee…

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Clinical data indicate patient-specific risks for chemotherapy-related hospitalization

April 30, 2015
Individual patient clinical data available in electronic health records may predict the risk for palliative chemotherapy-related hospitalization…

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Patients' life-sustaining treatments may be influenced by their ICU

April 15, 2015
Significant variability in care management is seen across ICUs nationwide with patients who enter the ICU with pre-established end-of-life wishes…

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Researchers report some patients choose next-of-kin outside of nuclear family

April 10, 2015
Despite state laws that appoint the next immediate family member as next-of-kin for patients who lose capacity, researchers report a considerable…

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End-of-life care discussions can lead to more thoughtful use of CPR

April 9, 2015
In a recently released position paper, leading internists are urging physicians to have honest end-of-life discussions with patients —…

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Cost disparities exist among pediatric palliative care patients

March 24, 2015
The cost of inpatient pediatric palliative care was lower among patients who were near death compared with survivors, according to a recently…

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Caregivers of patients with cancer often have unmet support needs

March 13, 2015
Unmet health care service and information needs, as well as emotional and psychological needs, were common among caregivers of patients with cancer…

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Obstacles to end-of-life discussions shared among clinicians

February 9, 2015
Clinicians cited family and patient-related factors as the biggest barriers in goals of care discussions, according to a survey published in JAMA

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Most ICU physicians in Asia withhold life sustaining treatments

January 23, 2015
ICU physicians in Asia said in a survey that they often withheld but rarely withdrew life-sustaining treatments for end-of-life patients, according…