Navigation Links
Scoring System May Tell the Dying How Long They Have to Live
Date:8/26/2011

than any one doctor's estimate at predicting survival. Neither score is more reliable than a prediction that combines more than one medical opinion. The findings were reported in the Aug. 25 online edition of the BMJ.

There are some caveats, said Dr. Paul Glare, chief of the department of pain and palliative care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, including the fact that an electronic "app" is needed to use the new scoring system.

"They are developing an app, but we want simple tools that clinicians can use without a computer," he said. Another limitation is that the PiPS-B measures blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP); in the United States, doctors do not routinely measure blood levels of this inflammation marker among people with advanced cancer.

Still, a tool would be helpful, Glare said. "Clinicians may give an optimistic spin so patients think they have much longer to live than they really do," he said. "Doctors normally overestimate this information by a factor of four or five," he noted. "We don't want to take away hope, but we should be at least as accurate as possible so people can plan."

How such information is communicated to patients and their loved ones also matters, Glare said.

There are always scenarios where people exceed expectations, he added, and understanding more about these outliers may help any future tools become more accurate.

More information

To learn more about palliative care, visit the National Palliative Care Research Center.

SOURCES: Patrick C. Stone, M.D., St. George's University of London; Paul Glare, M.D., chief, department of pain and palliative care, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City; Porter Storey, MD, executive vice president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Aug. 25, 2011, BMJ, online


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Scoring system is 93 percent accurate for diagnosing Wilsons disease in pediatric patients
2. Carolinas HealthCare System Volunteers to Join Navy Rescue Mission in Haiti
3. University of Virginia Health System Medical Laboratories Selects Sunquest's Specimen Collection Solution
4. Silverchair Learning Systems Enhances Product Expertise with New Hires
5. Centene Corporation Hosts Medical Management Systems Update in New York City
6. U.S. National Guard Connects Nationwide with Desktop Alert's Command and Control Mass Notification Systems and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
7. Swine Flu vaccination: voluntary system works
8. New screening system for hepatitis C
9. Longtime Quality Assurance Executive Randy Johnson Joins White Pine Systems as Vice President of Product Services
10. Catholic Health East and BayCare Health System Pledge $200,000 to Rebuild Hospital in Port-Au-Prince
11. Don Blumenthal Joins White Pine Systems as Chief Compliance Officer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scoring System May Tell the Dying How Long They Have to Live
(Date:4/25/2015)... Sports controversies continue to revolve around issues of ... the case with the Miami Dolphins and Richie Incognito, or off ... Ray Rice domestic abuse case. In a recent episode of ... the implications of locker room culture on teams. He examines what ... should do to improve the locker room as a work place. ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Illinois (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 Multi ... includes septic tank pumping ( http://www.zeitersseptics.com/multi-customer-discount.html ) of 1000-1500 ... to start the program. This does not include any ... applicable. Save $25-$65 per person. If someone is part ... or two tanks totaling approximately 2500 gallons or more, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict ... South Carolina. According to court documents, the parties ... Report on April 16th detailing, among other things, ... report notes that counsel for both plaintiffs and ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Carinsurancequotesinfo.com has released a new blog ... to qualify for auto insurance as a ... auto insurance online, without having to follow a special ... parents can reduce their auto insurance expenses. The tips ... explained. , Clients can now visit an insurance ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Joseph, Missouri (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... for veterinarians , UGA is now proud to be ... the care of 16,000 animals a year. This partnership ... care for their animals. , After providing an ... Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) wanted to increase ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:David Steele Discusses Locker Room Culture on SCI TV 2Health News:David Steele Discusses Locker Room Culture on SCI TV 3Health News:Zeiter's Septics Inc. Offers Multi Customer Septic Tank Cleaning Program in Cook, Putnam & Will Counties in May 2015 2Health News:Zeiter's Septics Inc. Offers Multi Customer Septic Tank Cleaning Program in Cook, Putnam & Will Counties in May 2015 3Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 3Health News:Auto Insurance Discounts for Single Parents - How to Qualify for Low Rates 2Health News:University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Teams with UGA 2
... ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 19 Valensa International ... dramatically increased the stability and shelf-life of the powerful, ... 7-year shelf-life study of its Zanthin(R) natural astaxanthin that ... Haematococcus pluvialis, bolstered by Valensa,s proprietary O2B(R) Peroxidation Blocker ...
... , , WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 ... August 2009: , , The "Bulletin," which is ... ), brings you the latest issues and news affecting people with ... , click on "Online mailing list archives," select "NCD-NEWS-L," click on ...
... , ... software-based 3D scanner includes 3D scan data processing capabilities and supports scanning in 360°. ... Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 19, ... of FlexScan3D 2.5 , the latest version of its 3D scanning software. New ...
... ... stepper motors presented by NMB. These popular sizes are ideal for medical and industrial applications. ... Chatsworth, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2009 ... of standard hybrid stepper motors. , , , , ,The standard hybrid line includes the ...
... , COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 19 ... technology and knowledge discovery software, announced today that their life science research ... the 200,000 registered user mark . , , (Logo: ... in less than 18 months is very positive and we expect that ...
... , PACE(R) Programs Open Doors to Highlight ... WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 In celebration of National Senior Citizens Day, ... many of the individual Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly ... through health fairs and open houses. Designed to serve individuals ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Astaxanthin Stability Breakthrough Achieved by Valensa 2Health News:Astaxanthin Stability Breakthrough Achieved by Valensa 3Health News:National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for August 2009 2Health News:National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for August 2009 3Health News:National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for August 2009 4Health News:National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for August 2009 5Health News:National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for August 2009 6Health News:National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for August 2009 7Health News:3D3 Solutions Unveils FlexScan3D Version 2.5 3D Scanner; New Features Speed Up the 3D Scanning Process 2Health News:NMB's New Series of Standard Hybrid Stepper Motors Now Available 2Health News:Collexis BiomedExperts.com Achieves 200,000 Registered Users 2Health News:Collexis BiomedExperts.com Achieves 200,000 Registered Users 3Health News:National Senior Citizens Day Celebrated August 21 Amid Health Care Reform Debate 2Health News:National Senior Citizens Day Celebrated August 21 Amid Health Care Reform Debate 3
(Date:4/24/2015)... PHILADELPHIA , April 24, 2015  Lannett Company, ... has amended and increased its five-year revolving credit facility ... includes an accordion feature that will allow the company ... an additional $30.0 million, subject to securing additional commitments ... date of the credit facility remains December 18, 2018. ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Mass. , April 24, 2015  Blueprint ... BLU-554, a selective and potent inhibitor of fibroblast ... activity in models of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that ... therapeutic candidate, BLU-554 induced complete tumor regression in ... an FGFR4-activating ligand at the highest dose levels. ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... , April 23, 2015 Once again, ... strengthening our commitment to patient safety. BeaconMedaes, ... fight against infectious disease. The next generation ... Medical gas sensors are now mounted in the assembly, ... need to open ceiling tiles potentially releasing dust spores ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lannett Expands Revolving Credit Facility To $120 Million 2Blueprint Medicines Presents New Preclinical Data Demonstrating Its Drug Candidate BLU-554 Induces Significant Tumor Regression in Models of Hepatocellular Carcinoma 2Blueprint Medicines Presents New Preclinical Data Demonstrating Its Drug Candidate BLU-554 Induces Significant Tumor Regression in Models of Hepatocellular Carcinoma 3BeaconMedaes launches new Zone Valve Box Assembly 2
... REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 17 Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Intuitive Surgical, Inc. have entered into a license agreement ... intellectual property, which relates to tissue cutting, stapling and ... to the license agreement, Cardica and Intuitive may also ...
... (Nasdaq: BMRN ) announced today that it ... company developing enzyme replacement therapies (ERT) for the treatment ... ZC-701, a novel fusion of insulin-like growth factor 2 ... Under the terms of the agreement, BioMarin ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cardica and Intuitive Surgical Enter Into License Agreement 2Cardica and Intuitive Surgical Enter Into License Agreement 3BioMarin Acquires ZyStor Therapeutics, Inc. 2BioMarin Acquires ZyStor Therapeutics, Inc. 3BioMarin Acquires ZyStor Therapeutics, Inc. 4BioMarin Acquires ZyStor Therapeutics, Inc. 5
... Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I or somatomedin C) ... the liver. It acts as a potent mitogen ... to specific cell-surface receptors. In the circulation, IGF-I ... to regulate the actions of IGF-I by modulating ...
... a potent naturally occurring androgen produced ... cholestenone 5a-reductase [1]. The concentrations ... peripheral tissues, including genital skin and ... in apparent association with the nuclear ...
The Bard Ellik Bladder Evacuator is designed for ease of maneuverability during the removal of tissue sections during transurethral prostatectomy, TURPs, bladder biopsy, etc....
... The BT table comes in two ... movements, and the BT5, which offers five. ... the tables adjust to suit your needs. ... and hand controls, side rails, ankle/foot supports, ...
Medicine Products: