Early Diagnosis, Biomarkers And Intervention In Alzheimer’S Disease, 2022 University of Washington
Early Diagnosis, Biomarkers And Intervention In Alzheimer’S Disease, Thomas J. Grabowski Md
Palliative Care Institute
New Trends in Dementia Diagnosis and Care
Dementia in Primary Care: Prevalence to Partnerships
Thomas J. Grabowski MD
Director, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center
Director, Alzheimer Disease Research Center
University of Washington
Dementia And Primary Care, 2022 University of Washington
Dementia And Primary Care, Barak Gaster Md, Facp
Palliative Care Institute
Dementia and Primary Care webinar
Role Of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography To Differentiate Intraretinal Microvascular Abnormalities And Retinal Neovascularization In Diabetic Retinopathy, 2022 Aga Khan University
Role Of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography To Differentiate Intraretinal Microvascular Abnormalities And Retinal Neovascularization In Diabetic Retinopathy, Abdul Sami Memon, Nasir A. Memon, Pir Salim Mahar
Department of Surgery
Objective: To assess proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and to describe the difference in angiographic representation of new vessels (NVs) and Intra retinal microvascular abnormalities (IRMA) on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA).
Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was performed at ISRA Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Karachi, from March 2018 to September 2018. Forty-two eyes of 21 patients with history of diabetes mellitus (DM) were examined. Twenty-eight eyes with a clinical diagnosis of severe non proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) or proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) according to early treatment diabetic retinopathy study (ETDRS) were included and evaluated using Swept source optical coherence tomography …
Dementia In Primary Care: Prevalence To Partnerships, 2022 Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington School of Medicine
Dementia In Primary Care: Prevalence To Partnerships, Kristoffer Rhoads Phd
Palliative Care Institute
Dementia in Primary Care: Prevalence to Partnerships. 01.26.22 Part 1
Ten-Year Trends Of Utilizing Palliative Care And Palliative Procedures In Patients With Gastric Cancer In The United States From 2009 To 2018 - A Nationwide Database Study, 2022 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ten-Year Trends Of Utilizing Palliative Care And Palliative Procedures In Patients With Gastric Cancer In The United States From 2009 To 2018 - A Nationwide Database Study, Moon Kyung Joo, Ji Won Yoo, Zahra Mojtahedi, Pearl Kim, Jinwook Hwang, Ja Seol Koo, Hee Taik Kang, Jay J. Shen
Internal Medicine Faculty Publications
Objectives: Little is known about the current status and the changing trends of hospitalization and palliative care consultation of patients with gastric cancer in the United States. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changing trend in the number of hospitalization, palliative care consultation, and palliative procedures in the US during a recent 10-year period using a nationwide database. Methods: This was a retrospective study that analyzed the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database of 2009–2018. Patients aged more than 18 years who were diagnosed with a gastric cancer using International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 and 10 codes were …
The Use Of A Pediatric Palliative And Hospice Education Module To Enhance The Knowledge And Practice Of Emergency Room Providers, 2022 University of Kentucky
The Use Of A Pediatric Palliative And Hospice Education Module To Enhance The Knowledge And Practice Of Emergency Room Providers, Morgan Garrett
Background: Palliative and hospice care resources are underutilized in pediatric patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses. One contributing factor is the lack of formalized education for medical providers regarding the differences and scope of palliative and hospice care models. Without adequate education about these services, providers are not able to effectively utilize otherwise available resources to provide holistic care.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the current perception of knowledge among providers pertaining to pediatric palliative and hospice care. The study investigated improvements in educational outcomes in ten categories after participation in a web-based training. A secondary …
End Stage Kidney Disease Patient Experiences Of Renal Supportive Care In An Australian Teaching Hospital: A Qualitative Study, 2022 The University of Notre Dame Australia
End Stage Kidney Disease Patient Experiences Of Renal Supportive Care In An Australian Teaching Hospital: A Qualitative Study, Eloise Sobels, Megan Best, Steve Chadban, Riona Pais
IES Papers and Journal Articles
Renal Supportive Care Services (RSCS) were introduced in Australia to provide patient-centred care with a focus on better symptom management and improved quality of life in end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients managed with or without dialysis. While RSCS have demonstrated clinical benefits with reduced length of hospital stay and symptom burden, there is a gap in understanding the experience of patients referred to RSCS.
To identify patient attitudes, beliefs, and perspectives on the RSCS.
Qualitative interviews were conducted with 20 participants from both dialysis and conservative treatment pathways. Transcripts were then thematically analysed and primary themes …
Incidence Of Adult (≥40y) Traumatic Intracranial Bleeding And Likelihood Of Routine Discharge: Do Co-Morbidities Matter?, 2022 HCA Healthcare
Incidence Of Adult (≥40y) Traumatic Intracranial Bleeding And Likelihood Of Routine Discharge: Do Co-Morbidities Matter?, Stephanie Anderson, Heather Rhodes, Antonio Pepe, Donald Courtney
South Atlantic Division Research Day 2022
No abstract provided.
Clinical Characteristics And Prognostic Factors Of Atrial Fibrillation At A Tertiary Center Of Pakistan – From A South-Asian Perspective – A Cross-Sectional Study, 2022 Aga Khan University
Clinical Characteristics And Prognostic Factors Of Atrial Fibrillation At A Tertiary Center Of Pakistan – From A South-Asian Perspective – A Cross-Sectional Study, Intisar Ahmed, Aiysha Nasir, Pirbhat Shams, Hunaina Shahab, Muhammad Hassan, Faryal Subhani, Ghurfan Adnan, Awais Farhad, Aamir Hameed, Yawer Saeed
Section of Cardiology
Background: There is lack of large data from South-Asian region on atrial fibrillation and it is imperative that clinical presentation, prognostic factors, management pursued, and outcomes are known for this part of the world. Once collective evidence for the region is known, region-specific guidelines can be laid forward.
Objectives: To evaluate clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of atrial fibrillation at a tertiary care center of Pakistan.
Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted at a tertiary care center of Pakistan. Period of study ranged from July-December 2018. All hospitalized patients who were admitted with atrial fibrillation as a primary or …
Improving Utilization Of Palliative Care For Heart Failure Patients, 2022 Gardner-Webb University
Improving Utilization Of Palliative Care For Heart Failure Patients, Devin Tilley
Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects
The purpose of this program was to educate providers regarding palliative care for heart failure patients. Palliative care is underutilized in conjunction with usual heart failure management despite proven benefits of decreased symptom burden, reduced hospitalizations, and improved overall quality of life. Provider education has the ability to improve provider knowledge of palliative care for heart failure patients. A brief education session was given to hospital providers in an acute care setting to evaluate the benefits of provider education on palliative care utilization for heart failure patients. Findings included improved provider confidence in referring heart failure patients to palliative care. …
Palliative Privacy, 2022 HCA Healthcare
Palliative Privacy, Lina Fernandez, Jarratt Burton Banks, Stephen Meyer
South Atlantic Division Research Day 2022
No abstract provided.
Conference Proceedings: Select Abstracts Presented At 2021 Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day, 2021 Advocate Aurora Health
Conference Proceedings: Select Abstracts Presented At 2021 Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day
Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews
Abstracts published within this supplement were presented at the 47th annual Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day, held virtually on May 26, 2021. This research symposium provides a forum for disseminating results from studies conducted by faculty, fellows, residents, and other allied health professionals associated with Midwest-based health system Advocate Aurora Health, which publishes the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews.
A Light In The Dark: End-Of-Life Conversations In Advanced Cancer Patients Improve Caregiver Grief, 2021 Wayne State University School of Medicine
A Light In The Dark: End-Of-Life Conversations In Advanced Cancer Patients Improve Caregiver Grief, Nicole Meeks
Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates
A clinical decision report using:
Wright AA, Zhang B, Ray A, Mack JW, Trice E, Balboni T, Mitchell SL, Jackson VA, Block SD, Maciejewski PK, & Prigerson HG. Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment. JAMA. 2008;300(14):1665-1673. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.300.14.1665
for a patient with end stage cancer and an anxious caregiver.
Social Networks And Barriers To Art Adherence Among Young Adults (18–24 Years) Living With Hiv At Selected Primary Health Facilities Of South-Western Uganda: A Qualitative Study, 2021 Department of Nursing, Bishop Stuart University, Uganda
Social Networks And Barriers To Art Adherence Among Young Adults (18–24 Years) Living With Hiv At Selected Primary Health Facilities Of South-Western Uganda: A Qualitative Study, Noble Ajuna, Brian Tumusiime, Joseph Amanya, Sharon Awori, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, John Baptist Asiimwe
School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa
Young adults living with HIV (YALWH) struggle to maintain high levels of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) because of numerous barriers. This study describes the social networks of YALWH (18–24 years), their barriers to ART adherence, and the perceived role of social networks in overcoming those barriers.
This study used a qualitative descriptive research design. Twenty-three (23) YALWH who were on ART for a period of greater than one (1) month and had consented to participate in the study were purposively selected from two primary health care facilities in southwestern Uganda. We held four (4) focus group discussions …
Palliative Care And Life-Sustaining/Local Procedures In Colorectal Cancer In The United States Hospitals: A Ten-Year Perspective, 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Palliative Care And Life-Sustaining/Local Procedures In Colorectal Cancer In The United States Hospitals: A Ten-Year Perspective, Zahra Mojtahedi, Ja Seol Koo, Ji Yoo, Pearl Kim, Hee-Taik Kang, Jinwook Hwang, Moon Kyung Joo, Jay J. Shen
School of Medicine Faculty Publications
Background: In recent years, palliative care utilization has been increasing while life-sustaining/local procedures have been declining at the end of life. Palliative care utilization widely varies based on tumor type. Limited information is available on inpatient palliative care in colorectal cancer. Aims: This study investigated inpatient palliative care utilization and its association with patient demographics, hospital charges, and procedures among colorectal cancer patients admitted to US hospitals between 2008 and 2017. Receipt of life-sustaining and local procedures and surgeries were also investigated during the ten years. Methods: Data were extracted from the National inpatient sample (NIS) database containing de-identified information …
Data From Emergency Medicine Palliative Care Access (Empalla): A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing The Effectiveness Of Specialty Outpatient Versus Telephonic Palliative Care Of Older Adults With Advanced Illness Presenting To The Emergency Department., 2021 Thomas Jefferson University
Data From Emergency Medicine Palliative Care Access (Empalla): A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing The Effectiveness Of Specialty Outpatient Versus Telephonic Palliative Care Of Older Adults With Advanced Illness Presenting To The Emergency Department., Abigail M. Schmucker, Mara Flannery, Jeanne Cho, Keith S. Goldfeld, Corita Grudzen, Empalla Investigators
Student Papers & Posters
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Medicine Palliative Care Access (EMPallA) trial is a large, multicenter, parallel, two-arm randomized controlled trial in emergency department (ED) patients comparing two models of palliative care: nurse-led telephonic case management and specialty, outpatient palliative care. This report aims to: 1) report baseline demographic and quality of life (QOL) data for the EMPallA cohort, 2) identify the association between illness type and baseline QOL while controlling for other factors, and 3) explore baseline relationships between illness type, symptom burden, and loneliness.
METHODS: Patients aged 50+ years with advanced cancer (metastatic solid tumor) or end-stage organ failure (New York …
A Telehealth Palliative Care Objective Structured Clinical Examination, 2021 University of Missouri-St. Louis
A Telehealth Palliative Care Objective Structured Clinical Examination, Lindsey Q. Mcintyre
Problem: Palliative care is a service focused on symptom management and improved quality of life for persons with serious or chronic illnesses and is widely underutilized. Although advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) possess a unique skillset to contribute to palliative care, there is minimal reporting on palliative care training for this professional group. The purpose of this clinical scholarship project was to implement the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) online training program for APRN students in the BSN-DNP program and evaluate its effect on student performance during a telehealth objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).
Methods: An observational, descriptive …
Deprescribing In The Hospice Population, Who Is Eligible And Who Is Agreeable: A Quality Improvement Project, 2021 University of San Diego
Deprescribing In The Hospice Population, Who Is Eligible And Who Is Agreeable: A Quality Improvement Project, Ashlee Nicole Smith
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts
Current evidence recommends and supports deprescribing medications to reduce polypharmacy in the hospice population. The project aim was to determine accurate percentages of deprescribing at three time periods: before hospice admission, at hospice enrollment, and four weeks post hospice enrollment. This project was a retrospective review of the medication administration record (MAR) of patients admitted into Sharp Hospice from a Sharp Healthcare facility. Sharp Hospice, in California, USA, admitted 164 patients during August 2020. Of those, 34 patients were eligible for inclusion in this retrospective quality improvement review. Prior to discharge from a Sharp facility, the percentage of target medications …
Utilization Of A Palliative Care Trigger In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit, 2021 Thomas Jefferson University
Utilization Of A Palliative Care Trigger In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Gillian Love, Md, Shawn Mangan, Msn, Rnfa, Anp-Bc, Agacnp-Bc, Michelle Mckay, Phd, Rn, Ccrn, Joshua Marks, Md, Facs, John Liantonio, Md, Mba, Hmdc
House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)
- Our project aims to expand palliative care availability in the SICU by implementing a consult trigger program.
- We also aim to learn about and measure compassion fatigue of providers within the SICU.
A Fully-Automated, Deep Learning-Based Framework For Ct-Based Localization, Segmentation, Verification And Planning Of Metastatic Vertebrae, 2021 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
A Fully-Automated, Deep Learning-Based Framework For Ct-Based Localization, Segmentation, Verification And Planning Of Metastatic Vertebrae, Tucker Netherton, Tucker James Netherton
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)
Palliative radiotherapy is an effective treatment for the palliation of symptoms caused by vertebral metastases. Visible evidence of disease is localized on medical images as part of the treatment planning process. However, complicating factors such as time pressures, anatomic variants in the spine, and similarities in adjacent vertebrae are associated with wrong level treatments of the spine. In addition, erroneous manual contouring of anatomic structures is a major failure mode in radiotherapy treatment planning.
The purpose of this study is to mitigate the challenges associated with treatment planning of the spine by automating the treatment planning process for three-dimensional conformal …