A Abernethy

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Palliative management of refractory dyspnea in COPD
    Hope E Uronis
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 1:289-304. 2006
  2. pmc Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in mildly- or non-hypoxaemic patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    H E Uronis
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Br J Cancer 98:294-9. 2008
  3. pmc Hazard-rate analysis and patterns of recurrence in early stage melanoma: moving towards a rationally designed surveillance strategy
    April K S Salama
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e57665. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Lack of timely accrual information in oncology clinical trials: a cross-sectional analysis
    Aaron P Mitchell
    Duke Cancer Institute and Center for Learning Health Care, Duke Clinical Research Institute 2400 Pratt St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Trials 15:92. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Targeted investment improves access to hospice and palliative care
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Department of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:629-39. 2013
  6. pmc Safety profile and pharmacokinetic analyses of the anti-CTLA4 antibody tremelimumab administered as a one hour infusion
    Antoni Ribas
    Division of Hematology Oncology, 11 934 Factor Building, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1782, USA
    J Transl Med 10:236. 2012
  7. pmc Rapid, responsive, relevant (R3) research: a call for a rapid learning health research enterprise
    William T Riley
    National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Clin Transl Med 2:10. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Delivery strategies to optimize resource utilization and performance status for patients with advanced life-limiting illness: results from the "palliative care trial" [ISRCTN 81117481]
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:488-505. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Importance of health information technology, electronic health records, and continuously aggregating data to comparative effectiveness research and learning health care
    Benjamin J Miriovsky
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:4243-8. 2012
  10. pmc Caregivers' perceived adequacy of support in end-stage lung disease: results of a population survey
    David C Currow
    Discipline, Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    BMC Pulm Med 11:55. 2011

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Publications101 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Palliative management of refractory dyspnea in COPD
    Hope E Uronis
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 1:289-304. 2006
    ..Topics include oxygen, opioids, psychotropic drugs, inhaled furosemide, Heliox, rehabilitation, nutrition, psychosocial support, breathing techniques, and breathlessness clinics...
  2. pmc Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in mildly- or non-hypoxaemic patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    H E Uronis
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Br J Cancer 98:294-9. 2008
    ..Further study of the use of oxygen in this population is warranted given its widespread use...
  3. pmc Hazard-rate analysis and patterns of recurrence in early stage melanoma: moving towards a rationally designed surveillance strategy
    April K S Salama
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e57665. 2013
    ..The objectives of this study were to identify patterns of metastatic recurrence, to determine the influence of metastatic site on survival, and to identify high-risk periods for recurrence...
  4. ncbi request reprint Lack of timely accrual information in oncology clinical trials: a cross-sectional analysis
    Aaron P Mitchell
    Duke Cancer Institute and Center for Learning Health Care, Duke Clinical Research Institute 2400 Pratt St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Trials 15:92. 2014
    ..As a demonstration case, the purpose of this study was to quantify the public availability of accrual data across all recent renal cell carcinoma (RCC) trials...
  5. ncbi request reprint Targeted investment improves access to hospice and palliative care
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Department of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:629-39. 2013
    ..Availability of hospice and palliative care is increasing, despite lack of a clear national strategy for developing and evaluating their penetration into and impact on the target population...
  6. pmc Safety profile and pharmacokinetic analyses of the anti-CTLA4 antibody tremelimumab administered as a one hour infusion
    Antoni Ribas
    Division of Hematology Oncology, 11 934 Factor Building, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1782, USA
    J Transl Med 10:236. 2012
    ..The similarly fully human anti-CTLA4 antibody tremelimumab had been developed in the clinic at a fixed rate infusion, resulting in very prolonged infusion times. A new formulation of tremelimumab allowed testing a shorter infusion time...
  7. pmc Rapid, responsive, relevant (R3) research: a call for a rapid learning health research enterprise
    William T Riley
    National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Clin Transl Med 2:10. 2013
    ..These and other approaches are feasible but require a culture shift among the research community to value not only methodological rigor, but also the pace and relevance of research...
  8. doi request reprint Delivery strategies to optimize resource utilization and performance status for patients with advanced life-limiting illness: results from the "palliative care trial" [ISRCTN 81117481]
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:488-505. 2013
    ..Evidence-based approaches are needed to improve the delivery of specialized palliative care...
  9. doi request reprint Importance of health information technology, electronic health records, and continuously aggregating data to comparative effectiveness research and learning health care
    Benjamin J Miriovsky
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:4243-8. 2012
    ..The system learns when clinical care informs research, and insights derived from research are reinvested in care. Challenges must be overcome, including interoperability, standardization, access, and development of real-time analytics...
  10. pmc Caregivers' perceived adequacy of support in end-stage lung disease: results of a population survey
    David C Currow
    Discipline, Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    BMC Pulm Med 11:55. 2011
    ..End-stage lung disease (ESLD) is a frequent cause of death. What are the differences in the supports needed by caregivers of individuals with ESLD at end of life versus other life-limiting diagnoses?..
  11. pmc The National Tumor Association Foundation (ANT): A 30 year old model of home palliative care
    Marina Casadio
    Academy of Science of Palliative Medicine and G, Prodi Center for Cancer Research, Alma Mater Studiourm, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    BMC Palliat Care 9:12. 2010
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  12. pmc Comorbidity, age, race and stage at diagnosis in colorectal cancer: a retrospective, parallel analysis of two health systems
    S Yousuf Zafar
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA
    BMC Cancer 8:345. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate how comorbidity, race and age influence stage of CRC diagnosis...
  13. pmc Rapid-learning system for cancer care
    Amy P Abernethy
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3436, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4268-74. 2010
    ..This Special Article reviews the activities of the workshop and sets the stage to move from vision to action...
  14. doi request reprint Defining distinct caregiver subpopulations by intensity of end-of-life care provided
    A Abernethy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Palliat Med 23:66-79. 2009
    ..Caregiver subpopulations can be defined according to intensity of caregiving with distinct demographic features helping to distinguish them...
  15. pmc Phase 2 pilot study of Pathfinders: a psychosocial intervention for cancer patients
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Support Care Cancer 18:893-8. 2010
    ..This prospective, single-arm, phase 2 pilot study examined the acceptability and feasibility of Pathfinders for women with metastatic breast cancer...
  16. pmc Effect of palliative oxygen versus room air in relief of breathlessness in patients with refractory dyspnoea: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Lancet 376:784-93. 2010
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of oxygen compared with room air delivered by nasal cannula for relief of breathlessness in this population of patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses
    Amy P Abernethy
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 21:91-7. 2007
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Management of dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center DUMC, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Wien Med Wochenschr 159:583-90. 2009
    ..Topics include oxygen, opioids, psychotropic drugs, inhaled frusemide, Heliox28, nutrition, psychosocial support, and breathing techniques...
  19. doi request reprint Quality management of potential chemotherapy-induced neutropenic complications: evaluation of practice in an academic medical center
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center DUMC, Box 3436, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Support Care Cancer 17:735-44. 2009
    ..How frequently does care at our institution conform to established guidelines?..
  20. doi request reprint Total dyspnoea
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2:110-3. 2008
    ....
  21. pmc Improving health care efficiency and quality using tablet personal computers to collect research-quality, patient-reported data
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3436, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1975-91. 2008
    ..DATA/SETTING: Primary/Duke Breast Cancer Clinic...
  22. doi request reprint Utility and use of palliative care screening tools in routine oncology practice
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke Cancer Care Research Program, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Cancer J 16:444-60. 2010
    ....
  23. pmc A strategy to advance the evidence base in palliative medicine: formation of a palliative care research cooperative group
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1407-13. 2010
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Critical summaries of innovations in palliative care pharmacotherapy
    Amy P Abernethy
    Duke Cancer Care Research Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 25:55-60. 2011
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses
    Amy P Abernethy
    Duke University Medical Center, Box 3436, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 23:174-81. 2009
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Feasibility and acceptability to patients of a longitudinal system for evaluating cancer-related symptoms and quality of life: pilot study of an e/Tablet data-collection system in academic oncology
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3436, 1 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710 USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:1027-38. 2009
    ..E/Tablets offered a feasible and acceptable method for collecting longitudinal patient-reported symptom and QOL data within an academic, tertiary care, breast cancer clinic...
  27. doi request reprint Detailing of gastrointestinal symptoms in cancer patients with advanced disease: new methodologies, new insights, and a proposed approach
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 3:41-9. 2009
    ....
  28. pmc Management of gastrointestinal symptoms in advanced cancer patients: the rapid learning cancer clinic model
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 4:36-45. 2010
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint A pragmatic 2 x 2 x 2 factorial cluster randomized controlled trial of educational outreach visiting and case conferencing in palliative care-methodology of the Palliative Care Trial [ISRCTN 81117481]
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:83-100. 2006
    ..Initial results are expected in mid 2005...
  30. doi request reprint Electronic patient-reported data capture as a foundation of rapid learning cancer care
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Health System, Duke University Medical Center DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Med Care 48:S32-8. 2010
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint "Learning health care" for patients and populations
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Med J Aust 194:564. 2011
    ..A patient-focused learning health system, using integrated data sources, will facilitate optimal care of individuals and result in better care of our populations and society...
  32. doi request reprint Pain and palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses
    Amy P Abernethy
    Duke Cancer Care Research Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 23:62-8. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Pain and palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses
    Amy P Abernethy
    Duke University Medical Center, Box 3436, Durham, NC27710, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 22:145-51. 2008
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Development of a health information technology-based data system in community-based hospice and palliative care
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:S217-24. 2011
    ..Few hospice and palliative care organizations use health information technology (HIT) for data collection and management; the feasibility and utility of a HIT-based approach in this multi-faceted, interdisciplinary context is unclear...
  35. doi request reprint Management of dyspnea within a rapid learning healthcare model
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 5:101-10. 2011
    ..This review places dyspnea management in palliative care within the new systems approach offered by rapid learning healthcare...
  36. doi request reprint Validation of the Patient Care Monitor (Version 2.0): a review of system assessment instrument for cancer patients
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:545-58. 2010
    ..Although the PCM 1.0 is validated, the updated PCM 2.0 has not been validated nor tested in the academic setting...
  37. ncbi request reprint The impact of conducting a regional palliative care clinical study
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park
    Palliat Med 20:735-43. 2006
    ..This study challenged and developed the research culture within our clinical team and subsequently translated into further research...
  38. pmc Caregivers for people with end-stage lung disease: characteristics and unmet needs in the whole population
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:753-62. 2008
    ..This paper describes demographic characteristics of caregivers, and key characteristics of the deceased irrespective of specialist service utilization...
  39. ncbi request reprint Creating a research culture in a palliative care service environment: a qualitative study of the evolution of staff attitudes to research during a large longitudinal controlled trial (ISRCTN81117481)
    Carol Grbich
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Division of Medicine, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    J Palliat Care 24:100-9. 2008
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Comfort in the last 2 weeks of life: relationship to accessing palliative care services
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Daw Park, Adelaide, South Australia
    Support Care Cancer 16:1255-63. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether perceived comfort in the last 2 weeks of life was associated with accessing SPCS...
  41. pmc Do patient attributes predict oncologist empathic responses and patient perceptions of empathy?
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, USA
    Support Care Cancer 18:1405-11. 2010
    ..Oncologists may respond more empathically to some patients, and patients may perceive different levels of empathy and trust given past documentation of disparities in cancer care...
  42. pmc How do non-physician clinicians respond to advanced cancer patients' negative expressions of emotions?
    Stewart C Alexander
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Support Care Cancer 19:155-9. 2011
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Prescribing in palliative care as death approaches
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:590-5. 2007
    ..To determine how prescribing for comorbid illnesses and symptom control changes during the palliative phase of a terminal illness...
  44. ncbi request reprint Small cell lung cancer presenting as a paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by recurrent episodic hypotension and bradycardia: case report
    Mike G Martin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Chest 131:290-3. 2007
    ..Possible explanations included the following: intermittent great vessel obstruction; baroreceptor failure/hypersensitivity; and autonomic dysfunction. His clinical course favored an antibody-negative dysautonomic paraneoplastic syndrome...
  45. ncbi request reprint Treatment-related toxicity and supportive care in metastatic colorectal cancer
    S Yousuf Zafar
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2424 Erwin Road, Suite G05, Hock Plaza, DUMC Box 2732, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Support Oncol 8:15-20. 2010
    ..These data, obtained from a usual-practice setting, provide benchmarks to improve clinical practice...
  46. ncbi request reprint Studying communication in oncologist-patient encounters: the SCOPE Trial
    Celine M Koropchak
    Department of Medicine and Center for Palliative Care, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Palliat Med 20:813-9. 2006
    ..In this report, we describe the study methods and identify challenges to implementation and how these were overcome...
  47. pmc Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial of sustained release morphine for the management of refractory dyspnoea
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Division of Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia
    BMJ 327:523-8. 2003
    ..To determine the efficacy of oral morphine in relieving the sensation of breathlessness in patients in whom the underlying aetiology is maximally treated...
  48. ncbi request reprint Psychological approaches to understanding and treating disease-related pain
    Francis J Keefe
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 56:601-30. 2005
    ..In the final section, we describe important future directions, including strategies for disseminating psychosocial treatments and disparities in pain management...
  49. pmc Comparing oncologist, nurse, and physician assistant attitudes toward discussions of negative emotions with patients
    Perri A Morgan
    Duke University PA Program, Department of Community and Family Medicine, DUMC 104780, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Physician Assist Educ 21:13-7. 2010
    ..Nurses and physician assistants (PAs) may be able to help fill the need for empathic communication. Our study compares the attitudes of oncologists, nurses, and PAs toward communication with patients who demonstrate negative emotions...
  50. ncbi request reprint A clinical decision and economic analysis model of cancer pain management
    Amy P Abernethy
    Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2200 W Main St, Suite 230, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Manag Care 9:651-64. 2003
    ....
  51. pmc Specialized palliative care services are associated with improved short- and long-term caregiver outcomes
    Amy P Abernethy
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 16:585-97. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate, at a population level, the association between specialized palliative care services (SPCS) and short- and long-term caregiver outcomes...
  52. doi request reprint Populations who die without specialist palliative care: does lower uptake equate with unmet need?
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    Palliat Med 22:43-50. 2008
    ..Have caregivers of patients who have not accessed SPCS had their needs met?..
  53. ncbi request reprint A health economic model of breakthrough pain
    Amy P Abernethy
    Center for Palliative Care, Duke University School of Medicine, DUMC 3436, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:S129-40. 2008
    ..The paper then extends this model to the population level, providing a template for health economic analysis of alternate strategies for managing BTP, and delineating steps for accomplishing the analysis...
  54. doi request reprint Association between the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and patient wait times and travel distance for chemotherapy
    Alisa M Shea
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    JAMA 300:189-96. 2008
    ..Anecdotal reports suggest that these adjustments may have negatively affected access to chemotherapy for Medicare beneficiaries...
  55. pmc Patient-oncologist communication in advanced cancer: predictors of patient perception of prognosis
    Tracy M Robinson
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Support Care Cancer 16:1049-57. 2008
    ..This study was designed to identify the communication factors that influence patient-oncologist concordance about chance of cure...
  56. doi request reprint Standards for palliative care delivery in oncology settings
    S Yousuf Zafar
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Cancer J 16:436-43. 2010
    ..Guideline efficacy has not been evaluated, and their dissemination into standard care has been poor. A conceptual framework for better implementation of existing guidelines might improve usage and outcomes...
  57. doi request reprint Oxygen for relief of dyspnea: what is the evidence?
    Hope E Uronis
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2:89-94. 2008
    ..e., when PaO2 is >/=55 mmHg; also known as palliative oxygen)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Oncologist communication about emotion during visits with patients with advanced cancer
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Durham, NC, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5748-52. 2007
    ..We studied whether oncologist traits were associated with empathic opportunities and empathic responses...
  59. doi request reprint Decision making and quality of life in the treatment of cancer: a review
    S Yousuf Zafar
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Support Care Cancer 17:117-27. 2009
    ..Although these factors are important, physicians are often unable to effectively judge their patients' preferences. Patients are often unable to fully understand their prognoses and the treatment intent...
  60. ncbi request reprint Specialist palliative care needs of whole populations: a feasibility study using a novel approach
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Division of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide and Southern Adelaide Palliative Services, Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia, Australia
    Palliat Med 18:239-47. 2004
    ..This study seeks to establish the viability of a whole-of-population method to help characterize SPCS access through proxy report...
  61. doi request reprint Chronic pain in South Australia - population levels that interfere extremely with activities of daily living
    David C Currow
    Discipline of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders Centre for Clinical Change, Flinders University, South Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:232-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to focus estimates on pain severe enough to interfere markedly with daily function irrespective of contact with health services in another region, South Australia...
  62. ncbi request reprint Place of death for people with noncancer and cancer illness in South Australia: a population-based survey
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia
    J Palliat Care 24:144-50. 2008
    ..5%; p < 0.0001). Similar proportions had died in hospital (60%) and at home (16%-20%). Palliative care service involvement did not reduce institutional deaths, but shifted them from hospital to hospice...
  63. doi request reprint Do terminally ill people who live alone miss out on home oxygen treatment? An hypothesis generating study
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    J Palliat Med 11:1015-22. 2008
    ..Oxygen for refractory dyspnea at the end of life is commonly prescribed, even when the criteria for long-term home oxygen therapy are not met. Is palliative oxygen less likely to be prescribed when a person lives alone at the end of life?..
  64. doi request reprint Hospices' preparation and practices for quality measurement
    Laura C Hanson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7550, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:1-8. 2010
    ..Little is known about hospices' readiness to meet this new mandate...
  65. doi request reprint Do the trajectories of dyspnea differ in prevalence and intensity by diagnosis at the end of life? A consecutive cohort study
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:680-90. 2010
    ..Breathlessness reportedly worsens as death approaches for many people, but the differences in intensity and time course between underlying causes are not well described...
  66. doi request reprint Establishing a regional, multisite database for quality improvement and service planning in community-based palliative care and hospice
    Janet Bull
    Four Seasons, Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1013-20. 2010
    ..Low capacities for data collection and quantitative research in HPM have impeded assessment of the impact of outpatient palliative care...
  67. ncbi request reprint Use of tablet personal computers for sensitive patient-reported information
    Alexandra Dupont
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Support Oncol 7:91-7. 2009
    ..The e/Tablet electronic system may provide a "safer" environment than paper questionnaires for cancer patients to answer private or highly personal questions on sensitive topics such as sexuality...
  68. ncbi request reprint Can we predict which patients with refractory dyspnea will respond to opioids?
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Division of Medicine, South Australia, Australia
    J Palliat Med 10:1031-6. 2007
    ..Dyspnea is frequently encountered in end-stage diseases even when reversible issues are addressed. Which clinical factors best define patient subpopulations that will most predictably benefit from opioids in this clinical setting?..
  69. doi request reprint Advances in the pharmacological management of breathlessness
    David C Currow
    Flinders University, Daw Park, SA, Australia
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 3:103-6. 2009
    ..To explore advances in the pharmacological treatment of refractory breathlessness and the physiological evidence for treatments...
  70. doi request reprint Pharmacological management of dyspnoea
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Division of Medicine, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 1:96-101. 2007
    ..This paper reviews the current evidence for the pharmacological treatment of refractory symptomatic breathlessness in people with advanced life-limiting illnesses. The paper does not explore changes in function...
  71. doi request reprint A community population survey of prevalence and severity of dyspnea in adults
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:533-45. 2009
    ..Given the prevalence, it is feasible to explore the onset of breathlessness, the underlying etiologies and subsequent health service utilization, and health consequences...
  72. ncbi request reprint Psychological interventions for arthritis pain management in adults: a meta-analysis
    Kim E Dixon
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Psychol 26:241-50. 2007
    ..The psychosocial impact of arthritis can be profound. There is growing interest in psychosocial interventions for managing pain and disability in arthritis patients...
  73. ncbi request reprint The Medicare Modernization Act and reimbursement for outpatient chemotherapy: do patients perceive changes in access to care?
    Joeëlle Y Friedman
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA
    Cancer 110:2304-12. 2007
    ....
  74. doi request reprint Research in end-of-life settings: an ethical inquiry
    Thomas W Leblanc
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 24:244-50. 2010
    ....
  75. doi request reprint A framework for generalizability in palliative care
    David C Currow
    Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:373-86. 2009
    ..The framework has five domains: patients and caregivers; health professionals; service issues; health and social policy; and research...
  76. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: reliability of compendia methods for off-label oncology indications
    Amy P Abernethy
    Duke University Medical Center and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:336-43. 2009
    ..The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services limit coverage of cancer drugs for off-label indications to indications listed in specified compendia...
  77. doi request reprint Changes in the use and costs of diagnostic imaging among Medicare beneficiaries with cancer, 1999-2006
    Michaela A Dinan
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    JAMA 303:1625-31. 2010
    ..Imaging is the fastest growing expense for Medicare but has not been examined among beneficiaries with cancer...
  78. pmc Don't ask, don't tell? Revealing placebo responses to research participants and patients
    Francis Keefe
    Pain 135:213-4. 2008
  79. ncbi request reprint Oxygen use--patients define symptomatic benefit discerningly
    David C Currow
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:113-4. 2007
  80. ncbi request reprint Prescribing palliative oxygen: a clinician survey of expected benefit and patterns of use
    Amy P Abernethy
    Palliat Med 19:168-70. 2005
  81. ncbi request reprint Evidence in palliative care research: how should it be gathered?
    Tania Shelby-James
    Med J Aust 184:196-7. 2006
  82. ncbi request reprint Quality palliative care: practitioners' needs for dynamic lifelong learning
    David C Currow
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:332-4. 2005
  83. ncbi request reprint A framework for managing comorbid conditions in palliative care
    David Currow
    J Palliat Med 9:620; authors reply 621-2. 2006
  84. ncbi request reprint PC-FACS: a real-time evidence resource for busy palliative care clinicians
    Amy P Abernethy
    J Palliat Med 9:24-8. 2006
  85. ncbi request reprint The broader implications of diabetes management at the end of life
    David C Currow
    Palliat Med 20:638-9. 2006
  86. pmc Development of a subject search filter to find information relevant to palliative care in the general medical literature
    Ruth Sladek
    Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
    J Med Libr Assoc 94:394-401. 2006
    ..The research developed and validated palliative care search filters for use in the general biomedical literature...
  87. ncbi request reprint A comparison of methodologies from two longitudinal community-based randomized controlled trials of similar interventions in palliative care: what worked and what did not?
    Geoffrey K Mitchell
    Discipline of General Practice, Mayne Medical School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Palliat Med 8:1226-37. 2005
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Frameworks for approaching prescribing at the end of life
    David C Currow
    Arch Intern Med 166:2404. 2006
  89. doi request reprint Multi-site research allows adequately powered palliative care trials; web-based data management makes it achievable today
    David C Currow
    Palliat Med 22:91-2. 2008
  90. ncbi request reprint Frameworks for prescribing in comorbid illness
    James P Stevenson
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:117-8. 2007
  91. ncbi request reprint Fatigue is the most important symptom for advanced cancer patients who have had chemotherapy
    Zeeshan Butt
    Center on Outcomes, Research, and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 6:448-55. 2008
    ....
  92. doi request reprint Culture and financing influence palliative care services, study populations, and generalizability of research findings
    Amy P Abernethy
    J Palliat Med 11:146. 2008
  93. ncbi request reprint The broader implications of managing statins at the end of life
    James P Stevenson
    J Palliat Care 23:188-9; author reply 189. 2007
  94. ncbi request reprint Promoting patient centred palliative care through case conferencing
    Tania M Shelby-James
    Southern Adelaide Palliative Services, Repatriation General Hospital, South Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:961-4. 2007
    ..What are the characteristics of case conferences between general practitioners and specialised palliative care services (SPCS)?..
  95. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in pain during 1 year among women with metastatic breast cancer: a hazards analysis of interval-censored data
    Liana D Castel
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Cancer 112:162-70. 2008
    ..Longitudinal tumor-specific studies of cancer pain across the disease trajectory provide insight into the course of pain. Information on pain predictors refines our understanding of patients with greatest distress and need...
  96. doi request reprint Defining best supportive care
    S Yousuf Zafar
    J Clin Oncol 26:5139-40. 2008
  97. ncbi request reprint Palliative care clinical research networks, a requirement for evidence-based palliative care: time for coordinated action
    Amy P Abernethy
    J Palliat Med 10:845-50. 2007
  98. ncbi request reprint Hazards for pain severity and pain interference with daily living, with exploration of brief pain inventory cutpoints, among women with metastatic breast cancer
    Liana D Castel
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:380-92. 2007
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Reader questions benefit of nebulized opioids
    David C Currow
    Oncol Nurs Forum 33:513; author reply 513-4. 2006
  100. pmc Managing comorbidities in patients at the end of life
    James Stevenson
    Southern Adelaide Palliative Services, Repatriation General Hospital, 700 Goodwood Road, Daw Park, South Australia 5041, Australia
    BMJ 329:909-12. 2004

Research Grants3

  1. Palliative Oxygen for the Relief of Breathlessness
    Amy Abernethy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results will also advance a long-standing international debate about the role of palliative oxygen for intractable dyspnea and it's funding. ..
  2. Palliative Oxygen for the Relief of Breathlessness
    Amy Abernethy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results will also advance a long-standing international debate about the role of palliative oxygen for intractable dyspnea and it's funding. ..
  3. Creation and demonstration of a palliative care research cooperative group
    Jean S Kutner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....