Tag: palliative care

Most US Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey

Most U.S. adults (77%) age 50 and older in the United States rated their overall health as good, very good, or excellent in an online...

Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment ‘Provided Exceptional Care’

MANCHESTER—Leading oncologist Professor Justin Stebbing has told a medical tribunal he provided “exceptional standards of care” to a cancer patient he’s accused of giving chemotherapy...

Most US Adults Unfamiliar With Palliative Care

(Reuters Health) – Nine in 10 U.S. adults may have inadequate knowledge about palliative care, particularly if they’re infrequent users of health care, a new...

One Quarter of 30–49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results

More than one quarter of colonoscopies carried out in Americans aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and slightly over 6% of...

Dramatic Rise in Use of Drugs for Opioid-Induced Constipation

A call for more appropriate use of a new class of drugs for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) has been issued by researchers who...

Widen Use of General Anesthesia in End-of-Life Care, Say Experts

General anesthesia should be an option for patients at the end of life as a means of easing the physical and mental distress that can...

Rapid Relief of Opioid-Induced Constipation With MNTX

Subcutaneously administered methylnaltrexone (MNTX) (Relistor), a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist, relieves opioid-induced constipation (OID) in both chronic, noncancer-related illness and cancer-related illness, a new...

Opioid Use Reduced by 20%, but What About Patients With Cancer?

Regulations to curb opioid abuse might be blocking legitimate access by cancer patients who need opioids for pain, according to a review of Medicare prescription...

Psychiatry Trainees Drive COVID-19 Palliative Care in New York

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As SARS-CoV-2 cases surged in New York this past spring, one...

End-of-Life Care Disrupted in COVID-19 Crisis

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An elderly man with congestive heart failure was getting worse, but...

Chilblains in Children, Antibody Tests Removed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center.   Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape‘s editors around the globe think...

COVID-19 Daily: Antiviral Combo, Hospital Volumes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

With Life in the Balance, a Pediatric Palliative Program Expands

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In late March of 2020, when it became clear that hospitals...