Lukas Radbruch

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: A white paper from the European Association for Palliative Care
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany Centre of Palliative Care, Malteser Hospital Seliger Gerhard Bonn Rhein Sieg, Bonn, Germany
    Palliat Med 30:104-16. 2016
  2. pmc Consensus on quality indicators to assess the organisation of palliative cancer and dementia care applicable across national healthcare systems and selected by international experts
    Jasper van Riet Paap
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Medical Center, P, O, Box 9101, 6500, HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:396. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Topical review on the abuse and misuse potential of tramadol and tilidine in Germany
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, Bonn, Germany
    Subst Abus 34:313-20. 2013
  4. pmc Development of a set of process and structure indicators for palliative care: the Europall project
    Kathrin Woitha
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grote Plein 10, Nijmegen 6500 HB, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:381. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The Lisbon Challenge: acknowledging palliative care as a human right
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Palliat Med 16:301-4. 2013
  6. doi request reprint [Methods and development of therapy recommendations for symptom control in palliative medicine]
    L Radbruch
    Klinik für Palliativmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Bonn, Sigmund Freud Str 25, 53127, Bonn, Deutschland
    Schmerz 26:475-80. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Systematic review of the role of alternative application routes for opioid treatment for moderate to severe cancer pain: an EPCRC opioid guidelines project
    Lukas Radbruch
    University of Bonn, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bonn, Germany
    Palliat Med 25:578-96. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Antibiotics in palliative medicine--results from a prospective epidemiological investigation from the HOPE survey
    Stephanie Stiel
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 20:325-33. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Drugs in palliative care: results from a representative survey in Germany
    Friedemann Nauck
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Palliative Medicine, Malteser Hospital, University Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Palliat Med 18:100-7. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Fatigue in palliative care patients -- an EAPC approach
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Palliat Med 22:13-32. 2008

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Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: A white paper from the European Association for Palliative Care
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany Centre of Palliative Care, Malteser Hospital Seliger Gerhard Bonn Rhein Sieg, Bonn, Germany
    Palliat Med 30:104-16. 2016
    ..In recognition of the ongoing discussion on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, the Board of Directors of the European Association for Palliative Care commissioned this white paper from the palliative care perspective...
  2. pmc Consensus on quality indicators to assess the organisation of palliative cancer and dementia care applicable across national healthcare systems and selected by international experts
    Jasper van Riet Paap
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Medical Center, P, O, Box 9101, 6500, HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:396. 2014
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  3. doi request reprint Topical review on the abuse and misuse potential of tramadol and tilidine in Germany
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, Bonn, Germany
    Subst Abus 34:313-20. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Development of a set of process and structure indicators for palliative care: the Europall project
    Kathrin Woitha
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grote Plein 10, Nijmegen 6500 HB, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:381. 2012
    ..This will support the implementation of public programmes, and will enable comparisons between organisations or countries...
  5. doi request reprint The Lisbon Challenge: acknowledging palliative care as a human right
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Palliat Med 16:301-4. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint [Methods and development of therapy recommendations for symptom control in palliative medicine]
    L Radbruch
    Klinik für Palliativmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Bonn, Sigmund Freud Str 25, 53127, Bonn, Deutschland
    Schmerz 26:475-80. 2012
    ..The English full text version of this article will be available in SpringerLink as of November 2012 (under "Supplemental")...
  7. doi request reprint Systematic review of the role of alternative application routes for opioid treatment for moderate to severe cancer pain: an EPCRC opioid guidelines project
    Lukas Radbruch
    University of Bonn, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bonn, Germany
    Palliat Med 25:578-96. 2011
    ..The review found no significant differences in efficacy or side effects between the alternative application routes...
  8. doi request reprint Antibiotics in palliative medicine--results from a prospective epidemiological investigation from the HOPE survey
    Stephanie Stiel
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 20:325-33. 2012
    ..In order to quantify the antimicrobial prescribing practices and decision-making processes in palliative care units in Germany, a survey was performed as part of the Hospice and Palliative Evaluation in 2006...
  9. ncbi request reprint Drugs in palliative care: results from a representative survey in Germany
    Friedemann Nauck
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Palliative Medicine, Malteser Hospital, University Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Palliat Med 18:100-7. 2004
    ..Age and sex-related differences in drug therapy were seen, and more research is needed to recognize possible undertreatment of symptoms in subgroups of patients, e.g., treatment of depression in older or male patients...
  10. doi request reprint Fatigue in palliative care patients -- an EAPC approach
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Palliat Med 22:13-32. 2008
    ..Identification of the time point, where treatment of fatigue is no longer indicated is important to alleviate distress at the end of life...
  11. doi request reprint Consensus building in palliative care: a Europe-wide delphi study on common understandings and conceptual differences
    Saskia Jünger
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:192-205. 2012
    ..Consensus on standards and norms for palliative care in Europe is needed for advocacy and health policy decision making...
  12. doi request reprint Psychosocial and spiritual problems of terminally ill patients in Kerala, India
    Frank Elsner
    Department of Palliative Medicine, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Future Oncol 8:1183-91. 2012
    ..To investigate psychosocial and spiritual problems of terminally ill patients in Kerala, India...
  13. doi request reprint Palliative sedation in Germany: how much do we know? A prospective survey
    Birgit Jaspers
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany
    J Palliat Med 15:672-80. 2012
    ..Little is known about the practice of palliative sedation (PS) in Germany. This paper presents an analysis of sedation-related data obtained from the German standardized core documentation system (HOPE) for palliative care patients...
  14. doi request reprint A systematic review on the role of fish oil for the treatment of cachexia in advanced cancer: an EPCRC cachexia guidelines project
    Anke Ries
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Palliat Med 26:294-304. 2012
    ..A systematic review on the use of fish oil/omega-3-fatty acids (n-3-FA)/eicosapentaenoic acids (EPA) in advanced cancer patients suffering from cancer cachexia was performed as part of the guideline development...
  15. doi request reprint The use of Grounded theory in palliative care: methodological challenges and strategies
    Stephanie Stiel
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    J Palliat Med 13:997-1003. 2010
    ..This article describes the use and adaptation of a qualitative research methodology in a palliative care setting...
  16. doi request reprint Consensus building on access to controlled medicines: a four-stage Delphi consensus procedure
    Saskia Jünger
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:897-910. 2013
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  17. ncbi request reprint Validation of the German version of the brief fatigue inventory
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:449-58. 2003
    ..93 and the impairment mean scores of 0.87. In conclusion, we found the German version of the BFI to be reliable and valid for cancer and noncancer patients. Minor differences were seen in the validation compared to the original version...
  18. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience with transdermal fentanyl for the treatment of cancer pain in Germany
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    Keio J Med 53:23-9. 2004
    ..Transdermal fentanyl has become a wellknown and frequently used opioid in the treatment of chronic cancer and non-cancer pain in Germany...
  19. ncbi request reprint Emerging analgesics in cancer pain management
    Lukas Radbruch
    University of Aachen, Department of Palliative Medicine, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 10:151-71. 2005
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  20. pmc Outcome indicators in palliative care--how to assess quality and success. Focus group and nominal group technique in Germany
    Tania Pastrana
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 18:859-68. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate important dimensions and indicators for assessment and evaluation of palliative care from the perspective of multi-disciplinary German experts working over years in the field of palliative care...
  21. doi request reprint Palliative Care of Adult Patients With Cancer
    Claudia Bausewein
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Medical Center Gottingen
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 112:863-70. 2015
    ..9 deaths per 100 000 persons; every fourth death was due to cancer. A central objective of palliative care is to maintain the best possible quality of life for cancer patients right up to the end of their lives...
  22. doi request reprint Pharmacological treatments for fatigue associated with palliative care
    Martin Mücke
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Str 25, Bonn, Germany, 53127
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 5:CD006788. 2015
    ..Further complicating issues are the multidimensionality, subjective nature and lack of a consensus definition of fatigue. The pathophysiology is not fully understood and evidence-based treatment approaches are needed...
  23. doi request reprint German nursing home professionals' knowledge and specific self-efficacy related to palliative care
    David Pfister
    ALPHA Rheinland, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Palliat Med 16:794-8. 2013
    ..Even though palliative care is a growing domain in health care, no quantitative in-depth evaluations of the status quo in nursing homes has been conducted so far in Germany, partly because of lacking measuring tools...
  24. ncbi request reprint What are the problems in palliative care? Results from a representative survey
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital, Pauwelsstr 30, 52074, Aachen, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 11:442-51. 2003
    ..Using the categories identified in this study, checklists were constructed and included in the documentation forms that are currently used for the core documentation project...
  25. doi request reprint Long-term tolerability, efficacy and acceptability of fentanyl pectin nasal spray for breakthrough cancer pain
    Lukas Radbruch
    Klinik für Palliativmedizin, Universitatsklinikum Bonn, Sigmund Freud Str 25, 53127 Bonn, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 20:565-73. 2012
    ..This study assessed the long-term tolerability, acceptability and consistency of effect of FPNS in patients with BTCP...
  26. doi request reprint Did you seek assistance for writing your advance directive? A qualitative study
    Matthias Becker
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Medical Centre, Gottingen, Germany
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 122:620-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse whether or not individuals approached advisors for the completion of their advance directive, whom they chose and which reasons were given for seeking or foregoing assistance...
  27. doi request reprint Validation of the German version of the Schedule of Attitudes Toward Hastened Death (SAHD-D) with patients in palliative care
    Maren Galushko
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Palliat Support Care 13:713-23. 2015
    ..As there is no instrument in the German language to measure DHD, our aim was to validate a German version of the Schedule of Attitudes Toward Hastened Death (SAHD-D)...
  28. doi request reprint Identification of Challenges to the Availability and Accessibility of Opioids in Twelve European Countries: Conclusions from Two ATOME Six-Country Workshops
    Lisa Linge-Dahl
    1 Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Palliat Med 18:1033-9. 2015
    ..Access to many controlled medicines is inadequate in a number of European countries. This leads to deficits in the treatment of moderate to severe pain as well as in opioid agonist therapy...
  29. doi request reprint A Systematic Content Analysis of Policy Barriers Impeding Access to Opioid Medication in Central and Eastern Europe: Results of ATOME
    Eugenia Larjow
    Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 51:99-107. 2016
    ..Although barriers to opioid access are primarily associated with restrictive laws, regulations, and licensing requirements, a key problem that significantly limits opioid access relates to policy constraints...
  30. pmc Barriers and needs in paediatric palliative home care in Germany: a qualitative interview study with professional experts
    Saskia Jünger
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    BMC Palliat Care 9:10. 2010
    ..As part of the research, barriers and needs with respect to paediatric palliative home care in the target region were explored...
  31. doi request reprint EAPC White Paper on outcome measurement in palliative care: Improving practice, attaining outcomes and delivering quality services - Recommendations from the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Outcome Measurement
    Claudia Bausewein
    Department of Palliative Medicine, Munich University Hospital, Munich, Germany
    Palliat Med 30:6-22. 2016
    ..Outcome measurement plays an increasing role in improving the quality, effectiveness, efficiency and availability of palliative care...
  32. pmc Evidence of heterosynaptic LTD in the human nociceptive system: superficial skin neuromodulation using a matrix electrode reduces deep pain sensitivity
    Martin Mücke
    Department of General Practice and Family Medicine, University Hospital, Bonn, Germany Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital, Bonn, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e107718. 2014
    ..Cutaneous neuromodulation using LFS and a matrix electrode may be a useful tool to influence deep pain sensitivity in a variety of chronic pain syndromes...
  33. doi request reprint Disparities in the contribution of low- and middle-income countries to palliative care research
    Tania Pastrana
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:54-68. 2010
    ..In this context, the understanding of specific social and cultural needs is fundamental to the development of appropriate health policy and clinical practice concerning palliative and end-of-life care...