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The Palliative Care Journal Watch keeps you informed on the latest peer-reviewed palliative care literature. Led by palliative care experts from McMaster University and Queen’s University, come and explore key topics identified in the latest literature, with a focus on practice change and systems design. This podcast is brought to you by Pallium Canada.

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The Palliative Care Journal Watch keeps you informed on the latest peer-reviewed palliative care literature. Led by palliative care experts from McMaster University and Queen’s University, come and explore key topics identified in the latest literature, with a focus on practice change and systems design. This podcast is brought to you by Pallium Canada.

    March 18, 2024

    March 18, 2024

    In our March 2024 episode, our co-hosts, Dr. Leonie Herx and Dr. Sharon Watanabe are joined by special guest Dr. Braeden Debroni.
    During this episode, they highlight the following 4 articles:
    Arch JJ, Bright EE, Finkelstein LB, Fink RM, Mitchell JL, Andorsky DJ, Kutner JS. Anxiety and Depression in Metastatic Cancer: A Critical Review of Negative Impacts on Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Decision Making With Practical Recommendations. JCO Oncol Pract. 2023 Dec;19(12):1097-1108. doi: 10.1200/OP.23.00287. Epub 2023 Oct 13. PMID: 37831973; PMCID: PMC10732500. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37831973/​Mercadante S, Bruera E. Acute palliative care units: characteristics, activities and outcomes - scoping review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Dec;13(4):386-392. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-004088. Epub 2023 Jan 18. PMID: 36653151. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36653151/ ​An AW, Chen X, Urbauer DL, Bruera E, Hui D. Impact of Dosing and Duration of Dexamethasone on Serious Corticosteroid-Related Adverse Events. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2024 Jan;67(1):59-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.09.021. Epub 2023 Sep 26. PMID: 37769822. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37769822/ ​He JC, Moffat GT, Podolsky S, Khan F, Liu N, Taback N, Gallinger S, Hannon B, Krzyzanowska MK, Ghassemi M, Chan KKW, Grant RC. Machine Learning to Allocate Palliative Care Consultations During Cancer Treatment. J Clin Oncol. 2024 Feb 15:JCO2301291. doi: 10.1200/JCO.23.01291. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38359380. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38359380/​To access slides, recordings and links to the articles discussed, visit our Journal Watch Webpage at: http://www.echopalliative.com/palliative-care-journal-watch/

    • 49 min
    January 29, 2024

    January 29, 2024

    In our January 2024 episode, our co-hosts, Dr. Jose Pereira and Dr. Aynharan Sinnarajah are joined by special guests Dr. Anna Voek and Dr. Janis Miyasaki.
    During this episode, they highlight the following 4 articles:
    Sedney, C. L., Dekeseredy, P., Singh, S. A., & Holbein, M. (2023). Stigmatizing Language Expressed Towards Individuals With Current or Previous OUD Who Have Pain and Cancer: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 65(6), 553–561. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36804424/​Mai AS, Chao Y, Xiao B, Zhou Z, Yong JH, Lee ARYB, Tan EK. Risk of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in Individuals With Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2023 Nov 13:e234207. PMID: 37955917; PMCID: PMC10644251. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37955917/​Cobo Dols M, Beato Zambrano C, Cabezón-Gutiérrez L, Chicas-Sett R, Blancas López-Barajas MI, García Navalón FJ, Fírvida Pérez JL, Serrano Bermúdez G, Togores Torres P, et al. One-year efficacy and safety of naloxegol on symptoms and quality of life related to opioid-induced constipation in patients with cancer: KYONAL study. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Dec 7;13(e2):e318-e326. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002816. PMID: 33707299; PMCID: PMC10715504. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33707299/​Hinkle, J., Wiener, L., Altschuler, A., Brock, K. E., Casperson, M., Chao, C. R., Fisher, L., Kushi, L. H., Lakin, J. R., Lefebvre, A., Schwartz, C. M., Shalman, D. M., Wall, C. B., & Mack, J. W. (2023). What Constitutes Quality of Life? Perspectives of Adolescents and Young Adults With Advanced Cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 21(12), 1243-1250. Retrieved Dec 31, 2023, from https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2023.7067 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38081124/To access slides, recordings and links to the articles discussed, visit our Journal Watch Webpage at: http://www.echopalliative.com/palliative-care-journal-watch/

    • 44 min
    November 20, 2023

    November 20, 2023

    In our November 2023 episode, our co-hosts, Dr. Jose Pereira and Dr. Leonie Herx are joined by special guests Dr. Jesse Solomon and Dr. Aynharan Sinnarajah.
    During this episode, they highlight the following 4 articles:
    Love G, Mangan S, McKay M, Caplan H, Fitzpatrick E, Marks JA, Liantonio J. Assessing the Feasibility and Implementation of Palliative Care Triggers in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit to Improve Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Patient and Family Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Sep;40(9):959-964. doi: 10.1177/10499091221134713. Epub 2022 Oct 17. PMID: 36253188. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36253188/​Godfrey S, Pandey A, Warraich HJ. Is There a Need for Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction? JAMA Cardiol. 2023 Nov 1;8(11):1005-1006. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2023.3360. PMID: 37792359. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37792359/​Phelan C, Hammond L, Thorpe C, Allcroft P, O'Loughlin M. A Novel Approach to Managing Thirst and Dry Mouth in Palliative Care: A Prospective Randomized Cross-Over Trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Nov;66(5):587-594.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.08.005. Epub 2023 Aug 9. PMID: 37562697. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37562697/​Fitchett G, Hisey Pierson AL, Hoffmeyer C, Labuschagne D, Lee A, Levine S, O'Mahony S, Pugliese K, Waite N. Development of the PC-7, a Quantifiable Assessment of Spiritual Concerns of Patients Receiving Palliative Care Near the End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2020 Feb;23(2):248-253. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0188. Epub 2019 Sep 4. PMID: 31483184; PMCID: PMC6987727. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31483184/​To access slides, recordings and links to the articles discussed, visit our Journal Watch Webpage at: http://www.echopalliative.com/palliative-care-journal-watch/

    • 49 min
    September 18, 2023

    September 18, 2023

    In our September 2023 episode, our co-hosts, Dr. Jose Pereira and Dr. Leonie Herx are joined by special guests Dr. Jesse Solomon and Dr. Aynharan Sinnarajah.
    During this episode, they highlight the following 5 articles:
    Dzeng E, Batten JN, Dohan D, Blythe J, Ritchie CS, Curtis JR. Hospital Culture and Intensity of End-of-Life Care at 3 Academic Medical Centers. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 Aug 1;183(8):839-848. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.2450. PMID: 37399038; PMCID: PMC10318547. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37399038/​Chan LML, Yan OY, Lee JJJ, Lam WWT, Lin CC, Auyeung M, Bloem BR, Kwok JYY. Effects of Palliative Care for Progressive Neurologic Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2023 Feb;24(2):171-184. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.11.001. Epub 2022 Dec 5. PMID: 36481217. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36481217/​Curtis JR, Lee RY, Brumback LC, Kross EK, Downey L, Torrence J, LeDuc N, Mallon Andrews K, Im J, Heywood J, Brown CE, Sibley J, Lober WB, Cohen T, Weiner BJ, Khandelwal N, Abedini NC, Engelberg RA. Intervention to Promote Communication About Goals of Care for Hospitalized Patients With Serious Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2023 Jun 20;329(23):2028-2037. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.8812. PMID: 37210665; PMCID: PMC10201405. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37210665/​Koh SJQ, Sim DKL, Neo SH. Letter to the Editor: Educating Patients With Advanced Heart Failure Through Chat Generative Pretrained Transformer and Natural-Language Artificial Intelligence: Is Now the Time for It? J Palliat Med. 2023 Jul;26(7):893-895. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2023.0199. PMID: 37428968 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37428968/​Navarro-Meléndez A, Gimenez MJ, Robledo-Donascimento Y, Río-González A, Lendínez-Mesa A. Physiotherapy applied to palliative care patients: a descriptive practice-based study. BMC Palliat Care. 2023 Jul 20;22(1):99. doi: 10.1186/s12904-023-01188-3. PMID: 37474943; PMCID: PMC10357741 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37474943/To access slides, recordings and links to the articles discussed, visit our Journal Watch Webpage at: http://www.echopalliative.com/palliative-care-journal-watch/

    • 48 min
    June 19, 2023

    June 19, 2023

    In our June 2023 episode, our host, Dr. Jose Pereira is joined by special guests Dr. Adrienne Selbie and Dr. Aynharan Sinnarajah.
    During this episode, they highlight following 4 articles:
    Chi N-C, Nakad L, Han S, et al. Family Caregivers’ Challenges in Cancer Pain Management for Patients Receiving Palliative Care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®. 2023;40(1):43-51. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35503240/​Groninger H, Nemati D, Cates C, Jordan K, Kelemen A, Shipp G, Munk N. Massage Therapy for Hospitalized Patients Receiving Palliative Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 May;65(5):428-441. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.01.011. Epub 2023 Jan 31. PMID: 36731805. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36731805/​Reblin M, Iacob E, Tay DL, Li H, Thomas Hebdon MC, Beck A, Donaldson G, Cloyes KG, Ellington L. Family Caregiver Reports of Their Own and Patient Symptoms in Cancer Home Hospice Approaching End-of-Life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 May;40(5):508-516. doi: 10.1177/10499091221108119. Epub 2022 Jun 10. PMID: 35689339; PMCID: PMC9734284. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35689339/ ​Zhukovsky DS, Heung Y, Enriquez P, Itzep N, Lu Z, Nortje N, Stanton P, Wong A, Bruera E. Just-in-Time Decision Making: Preliminary Findings of a Goals of Care Rapid Response Team. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Apr;65(4):e337-e343. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.11.022. Epub 2022 Dec 8. PMID: 36496112; PMCID: PMC9729166. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36496112/​To access slides, recordings and links to the articles discussed, visit our Journal Watch Webpage at: http://www.echopalliative.com/palliative-care-journal-watch/

    • 44 min
    March 27, 2023

    March 27, 2023

    In our March 2023 episode, our co-hosts, Dr. Jose Pereira and Dr. Leonie Herx, highlight the following 5 articles:
    Bottoms, J., Nolen, A., Moore, J., Torabi, S., De Costa, S., Mays, H., & and Stilos, K. (2022). Factors that Delay Transfers from Acute Care to a Local Palliative Care Unit. Healthcare Quarterly, 25 (3), 36-41. doi:10.12927/hcq.2022.26943​Hardy J, Greer R, Huggett G, Kearney A, Gurgenci T, Good P. Phase IIb Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Escalating, Double-Blind Study of Cannabidiol Oil for the Relief of Symptoms in Advanced Cancer (MedCan1-CBD). J Clin Oncol. 2022 Nov 21:JCO2201632. doi: 10.1200/JCO.22.01632. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36409969. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36409969/​Abdelaal M, Avery J, Chow R, et al. Palliative care for adolescents and young adults with advanced illness: A scoping review. Palliative Medicine. 2023;37(1):88-107. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36352490/​Turner N, Wahid A, Oliver P, Gardiner C, Chapman H, Khan Ppi Co-Author D, Boyd K, Dale J, Barclay S, Mayland CR, Mitchell SJ. Role and response of primary healthcare services in community end-of-life care during COVID-19: Qualitative study and recommendations for primary palliative care delivery. Palliat Med. 2023 Feb;37(2):235-243. doi: 10.1177/02692163221140435. Epub 2022 Dec 3. PMID: 36461707; PMCID: PMC9720421. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36461707/​Neo SHS, Ku JSM, Tan JYT, Yoon S. Deciding to Live (or Not) With a Left Ventricular Assist Device-a Thematic Analysis Exploring Factors Influencing the Decision-Making Process in Advanced Heart Failure Patients in Singapore. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®. 2023;40(1):27-33. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35440184/​To access slides, recordings and links to the articles discussed, visit our Journal Watch Webpage at: http://www.echopalliative.com/palliative-care-journal-watch/

    • 48 min

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