• New project aims to increase awareness among hospital clinicians of non-beneficial treatment at end-of-life

    4 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Advances in medicine mean health care professionals can prolong life, yet some treatments have a low chance of providing tangible benefits to some patients, can result in a 'bad death' and represent a multi-million dollar cost to the public purse.
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  • Relationship of nutritional status and inflammation with survival in patients with advanced cancer in palliative care

    4 monthes ago - By Nutrition JRNL

    Cancer represents the second largest cause of death as a result of disease in Brazil , and according to the World Health Organization, in developing countries, most individuals at the time of diagnosis present with the disease at an advanced stage. Each year, around 20 million people, of whom 6.5 million represent cancer patients, need some kind of end-of-life palliative care. In this context, prognostic factors have a guiding role in the treatment, because they help avoid futile and disproportionate therapies in cancer progression, when the greatest benefit is found in an exclusively...
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