Abstract submission deadline extended for Indian palliative care conference

The abstract submission deadline has been extended for the 21st International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON), due to take place on 14-16 February 2014.

via Abstract submission deadline extended for Indian palliative care conference.

American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Enalapril and Carvedilol to prevent chemotherapy-induced left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with malignant hemopathies

Enalapril and Carvedilol to prevent chemotherapy-induced left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with malignant hemopathies ONLINE FIRST

via American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Enalapril and Carvedilol to prevent chemotherapy-induced left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with malignant hemopathies.

Assessing the impact of palliative care in the intensive car… : Current Opinion in Critical Care

Delivery of palliative care in the ICU will be hampered until studies incorporate outcomes that are: responsive to and reflective of variations in care, and multi-faceted (with patient-centered components) to reflect the multi-dimensional nature of palliative care and the varied needs of different stakeholders.

via Assessing the impact of palliative care in the intensive car… : Current Opinion in Critical Care.

Spotlight on End-of-Life Research | National Institute of Nursing Research

Spotlight on End-of-Life Research | National Institute of Nursing Research.

NINR Releases EOL Report | ons connect

The National Institutes for Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) released its report entitled Building Momentum: The Science of End-of-Life and Palliative Care—A Review of Research Trends and Funding, 1997–2010.

via NINR Releases EOL Report | ons connect.

Oncology 2013, Vol. 85, No. 3 – Management of Cancer in the Elderly: An Essential Need for More Clinically Relevant Data – FullText – Karger Publishers

Oncology 2013, Vol. 85, No. 3 – Management of Cancer in the Elderly: An Essential Need for More Clinically Relevant Data – FullText – Karger Publishers.

Challenges relating to solid tumour brain metastases in clinical trials, part 2: neurocognitive, neurological, and quality-of-life outcomes. A report from the RANO group : The Lancet Oncology

In this report, the second in a two-part series, we review clinical trials of brain metastases in relation to measures of clinical benefit and provide a framework for the design and conduct of future trials.

via Challenges relating to solid tumour brain metastases in clinical trials, part 2: neurocognitive, neurological, and quality-of-life outcomes. A report from the RANO group : The Lancet Oncology.

A platform for discovery: The University of Pennsylvania Integrated Neurodegenerative Disease Biobank

We describe a biobanking system that is a platform for discovery research at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

via A platform for discovery: The University of Pennsylvania Integrated Neurodegenerative Disease Biobank.

Medical Futility Blog: New $2.5 Million Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care

Professors Lindy Willmott, Ben White, and Fiona McDonald at the Queensland University of Technology are part of a team of ten researchers who have just secured $2.5 million in funding to establish a Center for Research Excellence in End of Life Care.

via Medical Futility Blog: New $2.5 Million Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care.

Modelling the landscape of palliative care for people with dementia: a European mixed methods study – Springer

The co-design approach to developing a generic model of palliative care for people with dementia has placed the person needing palliative care within a landscape of services and professional disciplines. This model will be explored further in the intervention phase of the IMPACT project.

via Modelling the landscape of palliative care for people with dementia: a European mixed methods study – Springer.