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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Experts Develop Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline on Rhinoplasty

Feb. 1, 2017 — The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation addresses the limited literature and availability of multi-disciplinary clinical practice guidelines accessible to ... read more

Making Health Information and Counselling Understandable for Patients in Germany

Feb. 1, 2017 — Practice guidelines for the health professions have now been developed by ... read more

70% of Advanced Cancer Patients Receive Palliative Care Consultation at ESMO Designated Centers

Oct. 8, 2016 — Seven out of ten patients with advanced cancer receive a palliative care consultation at ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care, according to survey ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — While the goal of filling out end-of-life forms is to let providers know patients’ preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments, the information they contain is often ambiguous, a new study has ... read more

Is It Okay for a Doctor to Attend a Patient's Funeral?

Sep. 22, 2016 — New research has shed light on how many doctors are attending the funerals of their patients and the reasons behind their choice. The researchers say more needs to be done within the medical ... read more

Early Palliative Care Improves Coping, Quality of Life for Patients With Incurable Cancers

Sep. 7, 2016 — A randomized clinical trial found that introducing palliative care shortly after a diagnosis of certain metastatic cancers greatly increases a patient's coping abilities, as well as overall ... read more

'Mystery Shopper' Study Finds Barriers to Palliative Care at Major Cancer Centers

Sep. 7, 2016 — A team of researchers, using a novel approach, found that while many cancer centers offer palliative and supportive care services, patients may face challenges when trying to access ... read more

Family Caregivers for Patients With Cancer Experience High Levels of Anxiety, Depression

Sep. 7, 2016 — A new multi-state survey shows that nearly one-quarter to one-third of family caregivers of patients with high-mortality cancers experience high levels of depression and anxiety ... read more

Nationwide Study Sets Benchmarks for 30-Day Mortality Following Chemotherapy for Breast and Lung Cancer in England

Aug. 30, 2016 — For the first time, English national data on 30-day mortality for patients with breast and lung cancer treated with chemotherapy have been collected and analyzed in order to help clinical teams ... read more

GPs' Uncertainty at Dealing With Those Bereaved by Suicide Revealed

Aug. 15, 2016 — Interviews with GPs of parents whose children have died by suicide have revealed a lack of knowledge and confidence on how best to respond to and support those ... read more

Patients With TB and HIV Should Receive Prompt Coordinated Treatment for Both Conditions

Aug. 11, 2016 — Tuberculosis is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives, according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB. ... read more

National Survey Says Many, Not All, Open to Doctors Talking About Guns

July 25, 2016 — In perhaps the first national survey of its kind, two-thirds of people sampled said it is at least sometimes appropriate for health care providers to talk to patients about firearms. The remainder ... read more

Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

July 20, 2016 — Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study indicates. This study is thought to be among the first to explore the positive aspects of ... read more

Prostate Cancer: How to Decide If Watchful Waiting Is the Right Choice

July 18, 2016 — When it comes to prostate cancer, watching and waiting can be the best clinical decision. Nonetheless, most men diagnosed with localized, low-risk prostate cancer choose active treatment. A new tool ... read more

Communication Breakdown? Mismatch in Expectations About Prognosis in Advanced Cancer

July 14, 2016 — Advanced cancer patients report far more optimistic expectations for survival prognosis than their oncologists, due to patients' misunderstanding of their oncologists' clinical ... read more

Team-Trained Health Care Staff Can Reduce Patient Deaths by 15 Percent

July 14, 2016 — Team training of health care employees can reduce patient mortality by 15 percent, according to a new study. These study results are encouraging and demonstrate that health care organizations can see ... read more

Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness

July 5, 2016 — Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression ... read more

Quality of End Life Care for Patients With Different Illnesses

June 26, 2016 — Families reported better quality of end-of-life care for patients with cancer or dementia than for patients with end-stage renal disease, cardiopulmonary failure or frailty because patients with ... read more

Empowering Addiction Treatment Patients to Engage in Care May Improve Overall Health

June 22, 2016 — In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients' engagement in their own health care, researchers found that patients who received six ... read more

June 21, 2016 — A telehealth program is being piloted, which could open the door for patients in rural communities to receive more subspecialized care without traveling long ... read more

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