Update in Palliative Care - 2011
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The aim of this update is to summarize scientifically rigorous articles published in 2010 that serve to advance the field of palliative medicine and have an impact on clinical practice.
We conducted two separate literature searches for articles published between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. We reviewed title pages from the Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, JGIM, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, PC-FACS (Fast Article Critical Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care). We also conducted a Medline search with the key words "palliative," "hospice," and "terminal" care. Each author presented approximately 20 abstracts to the group. All authors reviewed these abstracts, and when needed, full text publications. We focused on articles relevant to general internists. We rated the articles individually, eliminating by consensus those that were not deemed of highest priority, and discussed the final choices as a group.
We first identified 126 articles with potential relevance. We presented 20 at the annual SGIM update session, and discuss 11 in this paper.
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- Update in Palliative Care - 2011
Journal of General Internal Medicine
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- 1. Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2020 Zonal Avenue, IRD 310, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, USA
- 2. Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- 3. Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
- 4. Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, Houston, TX, USA
- 5. Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
- 6. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
- 7. Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
- 8. Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
- 9. University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA