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Clinical and laboratory characteristics associated with referral of hospitalized elderly to palliative care

Suelen Pereira Arcanjo, Luis Alberto Saporetti, José Antonio Esper Curiati, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Thiago Junqueira Avelino-Silva

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4092

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate clinical and laboratory characteristics associated with referral of acutely ill older adults to exclusive palliative care. Methods A retrospective cohort study based on 572 admissions of acutely ill patients aged 60 years or over to a university hospital located in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2009 to 2013. The primary outcome was the clinical indication for exclusive palliative care. Comprehensive geriatric assessments were used to measure target predictors, such as sociodemographic, clinical, cognitive, functional and laboratory data. […]

Hypodermoclysis: a literature review to assist in clinical practice

Vanessa Galuppo Bruno

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW2572

The aim of this study was to analyze the information available in the literature about the drugs that can be administered through hypodermoclysis and the resulting impact that this information may have on the routine of the pharmacist working at a hospital. The study was based on a review of the literature. The results showed positive points of the procedure, but little specific information about medications such as routes of administration, standard dilutions, optimal doses, etc. Thus, it was possible […]

From one side to the other: what is essential? Perception of oncology patients and their caregivers in the beginning of oncology treatment and in palliative care

Bruna Antenussi Munhoz, Henrique Soares Paiva, Beatrice Martinez Zugaib Abdalla, Guilherme Zaremba, Andressa Macedo Paiva Rodrigues, Mayra Ribeiro Carretti, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014RC3091

ObjectiveTo evaluate the perception of oncology patients and their caregivers upon diagnosis and beginning of the therapy and during palliative care.MethodsA cross-sectional study at the oncology and palliative care outpatients clinics of the Faculdade de Medicina do ABC. Clinical and demographic data from patients and their caregivers were collected and questionnaires regarding the elements considered important in relation to the treatment were applied.ResultsWe enrolled 32 patients and 23 caregivers that were initiating treatment at the oncology outpatient clinic, as well […]