Category Archives: Medicine

Pathways to better care: artificial feeding and venting gastrostomy in terminally ill cancer patients with irreversible bowel obstruction

To celebrate four years of the EAPC Blog, we’re delighted to re-publish one of our all-time most popular posts   Dr Nicholas Herodotou, Macmillan Consultant Palliative Medicine, (Cambridge Community Services), Luton and South Bedfordshire Community, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton, … Continue reading

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Pharmacological treatments for fatigue associated with palliative care

Dr Martin Mücke, Physician, Department of Palliative Medicine and Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, University Hospital of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Dr Mochamat, Physician, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Diponegoro / Kariadi Hospital, Semarang, Indonesia and … Continue reading

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Cloud-based platform for palliative care at home

Dr Yingwei Wang from Taiwan introduces this week’s special series on Palliative Care in South East Asia… In December 2014, Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, and past president of the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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An ‘aide-mémoire’ tool for non-specialist palliative professionals  

Dr Miriam Johnson, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Supportive care, Early Diagnosis and Advanced disease (SEDA) Research Group, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, UK. Professor Johnson explains how they are adapting and validating an assessment tool to identify the … Continue reading

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Characteristics of episodic breathlessness

Dr Steffen T Simon, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Germany, explains the background to the longer article selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the May issue of Palliative Medicine. Breathlessness is a frequent and burdensome symptom for patients with … Continue reading

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