Conclusions: One-third of women met with the palliative care team only once or twice prior to delivery, indicating a need for earlier referral to provide more comprehensive palliative care.
physical rehabilitation may improve independence for elderly long-term care facility residents, but mean effects are small. It is unclear which interventions are most appropriate.
n itch is defined as an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch. The term ‘pruritus’ has also been used to refer to itching, and the terms are often used interchangeably, although it has been argued that pruritus is a condition in which itch is present without a specific cause.
PDE-5 inhibitors appear to have significant but moderate efficacy in secondary RP. A further large RCT is needed.
via Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors for the treatment of secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials — Roustit et al. 72 (10): 1696 — Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
In this network meta-analysis, novel oral anticoagulants were the most promising treatments to reduce stroke, stroke or systemic embolism, and all-cause mortality in patients with AF.
Caffeine exposure is not associated with increased AF risk. Low-dose caffeine may have a protective effect.
This review describes the literature on incidence of and risk factors for cancer-associated venous thrombosis, with the aim to provide a basis for identification of high-risk patients and for further development and refinement of prediction models. Furthermore, knowledge on risk factors for cancer-related venous thrombosis may enhance the understanding of the pathophysiology of thrombosis in these patients.
This Special Report discusses the management of OIC in patients with advanced illness, including RELISTOR (methylnaltrexone bromide), a second-line therapeutic option that inhibits opioids from binding to target receptors within the GI tract and does not cross the blood-brain barrier.
This review focuses on categories of behavior indicators related to pain in people with IDs. The quality of evidence is critically discussed per category. This set of indicators could potentially help clinicians to recognize pain in this population, especially when unique individual pain responses are also identified.
Conclusions: Available new evidence, published since 1999, suggests that physiotherapy intervention that comprises early progressive mobilization is beneficial for adult patients in the ICU in terms of its positive effect on functional ability and its potential to reduce ICU and hospital length of stay. These new findings suggest that early progressive mobilization should be implemented as a matter of priority in all adult ICUs and an area of clinical focus for ICU physiotherapists.