Tag: "palliative" at medical news
Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives
...about one of their patients should seek specialist palliative
care advice," he added. Sykes and his co-author Andrew Thorns found no difference in the frequency or type of death -- whether it was sudden, gradual or peaceful -- between the patients given more painkillers or others whose dosage was not changed....
Gene Therapy Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells
...er is the most aggressive cancer and there are few palliative
treatments. Using a new two-pronged attack, researchers were able to destroy deadly pancreatic cancer cells in the test tube and in lab animals. // The work was led by Dr. Paul B. Fisher, a professor of clinical pathology at Columbia. Researchers w...
Relief of pain for suffering patients
...death. They want to clarify the borderline between palliative
care, which is legal, and euthanasia, in the patient's interest. Researcher say that it might be wrong, to assume that treating pain will always bring death quicker. In fact, untreated pain makes the patient worse, and it is good medical practice t...
A Combination Of Drugs Effective In The Treatment Of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer
... investigators included patients who had undergone palliative
radiotherapy at any point during their disease. The patient’s median age was 67 years, with a range of 60 to 81 years. The patient’s median Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status was 1, with a range of 0 to 2. All the patients had bone...
Terminally Ill Patients Could Be Offered A Better Life
...his year, Delhi-based CanSupport, an NGO providing palliative
care to people with advanced cancer, was given the morphine licence after five years of efforts. "This is a valuable resource that will help us provide our patients the means to control their pain without depending on the goodwill of others," said ...
Terminally Ill deserves a better quality of Life
...his year, Delhi-based CanSupport, an NGO providing palliative
care to people with advanced cancer, was given the...titutions across the country providing shelter and palliative
care, CanSupport was set up eight years ago by Gupta to spread awareness that most cases of cancer a...
Terminally Ill Children Require Home Care
...h children are complex, and they require long-term palliative
Palliative care for chronic diseases
...found that there is a rapid increase in demand for palliative
care. Palliative care programs provide quality, ...spital Association (AHA) report that the number of palliative
care programs increased from 632 (15% of hospitals) in 2000 to 1,027 (25% of hospitals) in 2003 - a ...
Sweet pain releiver!
...th water in the mouth. In normal weight children, palliative
properties of the sweet sucrose taste were related to the children's sweet preferences: sucrose reduced the experience of pain in children with higher sweet taste preferences, but not in children who preferred lower concentrations of sweetness. Menn...
Small Doses Of Radiation Can Help Certain Lung Cancer Patients
...s with NSCLC have prolonged survival with doses of palliative
RT that would not normally be considered sufficient for long term disease control," the researchers concluded. They added that in future studies should document patient characteristics since "prospective identification of such patients could potentia...
Dare Not Mercy kill – Courtesy: The Care Not Killing Grou
...eam comprising of Human rights groups based in UK, palliative
care organisations, groups based on faith, and hea...groups have joined hands to enhance the quality of palliative
care while vehemently denouncing euthanasia and physician assisted killing. Their conviction to rej...
Bishop Warns Against Change in Mercy Killing Laws
...es were against the changes to the law, "With good palliative
care, most deaths can be dignified and free from pain. This country is a world leader in palliative
medicine and our hospice movement is a prime example of providing care that enables people to die we...
Cancer Aid And Research Foundation: Offering Endless Hope To Cancer Patients
...djuvant group have a fair chance of survival while palliative
comprises of terminally ill patients. The importance of mental fight in conquering the disease is much stressed by the employees. Once in, the patients are provided counseling on the keeping up the faith and hope. The most important cancer releva...
Report Calls For Better Implementation Of Last Wishes of Terminally Ill
...Lead researcher Professor Irene Higginson, head of palliative
care policy and rehabilitation at King's said that the prospect of dying alone in a sterile hospital room was unpalatable to many people. The study found that between 1993 and 2004 home deaths of terminally ill cancer patients fell from 27% or 38,000...
Support and Care to Grieving Parents Can Offset Suicidal Tendencies
...eath, according to a recent study.Progress made in palliative
care, comes to the rescue of such parents who are undergoing grief, and adequate support is given to help them cope with the grief. Parents are also advised to return unused medications, after the death of the child so that safe disposal methods ar...
Expert nurses in their field have their jobs under thereat!
...rsing said, "Nurses involved in infection control, palliative
care, rheumatology disorders or multiple sclerosis - those posts are being identified as at risk of redundancy and removed in order to help hospitals achieve financial balance." Vicky Gutteridge, a multiple sclerosis specialist nurse in Wessex Regi...
Senior Nurse Post Are under Risk of Job Cuts
...He said that nurses involved in infection control, palliative
care, rheumatology disorders or multiple sclerosis are identified to be at a greater risk of being removed in order to help hospitals achieve financial balance. A spokesman for the Department of Health said specialist nurses were highly valued and...
Dead End: Aged, Ailing and Alone In Death
...ing and support that can measure up to the best in palliative
care that is offered in hospitals, care homes and people’s own homes. ...
Intensive Training and Tool Kit, Indicates Adequate Preparation To Combat AIDS.
...basic HIV and AIDS, treatment literacy, adherence, palliative
care, and care for carers, treatment preparedness, counseling, nutrition and positive living. The training was conceived and developed by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) and South...
Physicians Say No to Euthanasia
...native for terminally ill patients would be better palliative
care. Five thousand doctors responded to the Ro... be extended to improve their life. As a result 24 palliative
care experts signed a letter to state that doctors should not resort to medically assisted dying amo...
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