Practical nursing recommendations for palliative care for people with dementia living in long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid scoping review.

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The acute nature of COVID-19 and its effects on society in terms of social distancing and quarantine regulations affect the provision of palliative care for people with dementia who live […]

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Covid-19 Pandemic: Maximizing Future Vaccination Treatments Considering Aging and Frailty.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a multiplier of inequalities. Especially toward the elderly population. A voiceless scream that comes from geriatrics, nursing homes, hospices from all over Italy. […]

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Cognitive Impairment Is a Common Comorbidity in Deceased COVID-19 Patients: A Hospital-Based Retrospective Cohort Study.

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We analyzed the frequency of cognitive impairment (CI) in deceased COVID-19 patients at a tertiary hospital in Spain. Among the 477 adult cases who died after admission from March 1 […]

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Association between opioid dose escalation and time to death in a comfort measures only population.

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In an effort to expedite the publication of articles related to the COVID-19 pandemic, AJHP is posting these manuscripts online as soon as possible after acceptance. Accepted manuscripts have been […]

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The Landscape of COVID-19 in Cancer Patients: Prevalence, Impacts, and Recommendations.

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Cancer patients are susceptible groups to COVID-19, and risk-adjusted models show that most cancer patients have a 25-39% mortality risk if infected with COVID-19. The infection rate of SARS-CoV-2 in […]

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Challenges in Teaching Palliative Care Module Virtually during COVID-19 Era.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the global community, routine activities of universities, offices, and industries have been hindered. People are being forced to rethink the ways of working virtually from […]

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Hoping for the best, planning for the worst: Palliative care approach to Parkinson disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Palliative care emphasizes expertise in handling difficult conversations, discussing patients’ wishes and supporting the caregiver(s). Here we outline the palliative approach of hoping for the best while preparing for the […]

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Tele-health and Palliative Care for Cancer Patients: Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Cancer patients have been found to have a higher incidence of COVID-19 infection and are at an increased risk of severe life-threatening complications of the disease. Increased transmission and poorer […]

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Predicting severe outcomes in Covid-19 related illness using only patient demographics, comorbidities and symptoms.

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Development of a risk-stratification model to predict severe Covid-19 related illness, using only presenting symptoms, comorbidities and demographic data.We performed a case-control study with cases being those with severe disease, […]

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Spatial association patterns between post-acute care services and acute care facilities in the United States.

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There is increasing demand for post-acute care services, which is amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.We studied the pattern of spatial association between post-acute care services and acute care facilities and […]

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Acute, Post-Acute, and Primary Care Utilization in a Home-Based Primary Care Program during COVID-19.

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Older adults with multiple comorbidities experience high rates of hospitalization and poor outcomes from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Changes in care utilization by persons in advanced illness management (AIM) programs […]

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Development and validation of a knowledge-driven risk calculator for critical illness in COVID-19 patients.

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Facing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, evidence to inform decision-making at all care levels is essential. Based on the results of a study by Petrilli et al., we have […]

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Were clinical routines for good end-of-life care maintained in hospitals and nursing homes during the first three months of the outbreak of COVID-19? A national register study.

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic might affect important clinical routines, few studies have focused on the maintenance of good quality in end-of-life care.The objective was to examine whether adherence to clinical […]

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[Psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic: interdisciplinary concept of care at a university hospital].

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Since the beginning of the outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increased demand for psychosocial support for patients, their family members, and healthcare workers. Concurrently, possibilities to provide this […]

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A Call to Action to Address Disparities in Palliative Care Access: A Conceptual Framework for Individualizing Care Needs.

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Palliative care is a values-driven approach for providing holistic care for individuals and their families enduring serious life-limiting illness. Despite its proven benefits, access and acceptance is not uniform across […]

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Smartphone-enabled Telehealth for Palliative Care Family Conference during the COVID – 19 Pandemic: Pilot Observational Study.

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Smartphone enabled telehealth is important in response to strict hospital visitor restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic. The infection control measures became barriers for communication among patient, family, and multidisciplinary medical team […]

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How achievable are COVID-19 clinical trial recruitment targets? A UK observational cohort study and trials registry analysis.

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To analyse enrolment to interventional trials during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in England and describe the barriers to successful recruitment in the circumstance of a further wave […]

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Value of Advance Care Directives for Patients With Serious Illness in the Era of COVID Pandemic: A Review of Challenges and Solutions.

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Advance care directives (ACDs) are instructions regarding what types of medical treatments a patient desires and/or who they would like to designate as a healthcare surrogate to make important healthcare […]

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Exploring the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Pediatric Palliative Care Clinician Personal and Professional Well-Being: a qualitative analysis of U.S. Survey Data.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on palliative care delivery and patient experiences. Less is known about the experiences and responses of palliative care clinicians.We aimed to describe […]

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Palliative care for cancer patients with severe COVID-19: the challenge of uncertainty.

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Cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are escalating rapidly across the globe, with the mortality risk being especially high among those with existing illness and multi-morbidity. The immunosuppressed status of […]

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Place and causes of acute cardiovascular mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To describe the place and causes of acute cardiovascular death during the COVID-19 pandemic.Retrospective cohort of adult (age ≥18 years) acute cardiovascular deaths (n=5 87 225) in England and Wales, from 1 […]

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Inequalities in awareness and availability of bereavement services in North-East England.

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National guidance recommends equality in access to bereavement services; despite this, awareness and availability appears inconsistent. The aim of this study was to explore availability and accessibility of bereavement services […]

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Enhancing Mentoring in Palliative Care: An Evidence Based Mentoring Framework.

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Growing concerns over ethical issues in mentoring in medicine and surgery have hindered efforts to reinitiate mentoring for Palliative Care (PC) physicians following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Ranging from […]

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Novel Use of Telepalliative Care in a New York City Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic. As of August 21, mortality from COVID-19 has reached almost 200,000 people, with the United States leading the globe in levels of morbidity and […]

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Development and validation of a machine learning-based prediction model for near-term in-hospital mortality among patients with COVID-19.

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To develop and validate a model for prediction of near-term in-hospital mortality among patients with COVID-19 by application of a machine learning (ML) algorithm on time-series inpatient data from electronic […]

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Palliative and Supportive Care Prescribing Considerations Around QT Prolongation Risk in the Context of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Management.

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COVID-19 brings with it unprecedented challenges in clinical management. An important component of care is the provision of safe and effective symptom control. Given the emerging literature reporting on the […]

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Evaluation of current medical approaches for COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Because of the lack of vaccination, it is urgent to find effective antiviral agents for COVID-19 treatment.Online databases were searched for articles published before or on 22 June 2020. Studies […]

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Preparedness of African palliative care services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid assessment.

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Palliative care is an essential component of the COVID-19 pandemic response, but is overlooked in national and international preparedness plans. The preparedness and capacity of African palliative care services to […]

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