E Bruera

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Palliative care in advanced cancer patients: how and when?
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 17:267-73. 2012
  2. pmc Factors associated with the severity and improvement of fatigue in patients with advanced cancer presenting to an outpatient palliative care clinic
    Sriram Yennu
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 1414, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Palliat Care 11:16. 2012
  3. pmc Methylphenidate and/or a nursing telephone intervention for fatigue in patients with advanced cancer: a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase II trial
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:2421-7. 2013
  4. pmc Effects of melatonin on appetite and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: a double-blind placebo-controlled trial
    Egidio Del Fabbro
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:1271-6. 2013
  5. pmc Frequency, outcome, and predictors of success within 6 weeks of an opioid rotation among outpatients with cancer receiving strong opioids
    Akhila Reddy
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Oncologist 18:212-20. 2013
  6. pmc Conceptual models for integrating palliative care at cancer centers
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:1261-9. 2012
  7. pmc Parenteral hydration in patients with advanced cancer: a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:111-8. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of supplemental oxygen versus air in cancer patients with dyspnea
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 8, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Palliat Med 17:659-63. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Patient-controlled methylphenidate for the management of fatigue in patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary report
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 8, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:4439-43. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Pain intensity assessment by bedside nurses and palliative care consultants: a retrospective study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 13:228-31. 2005

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Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Palliative care in advanced cancer patients: how and when?
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 17:267-73. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Factors associated with the severity and improvement of fatigue in patients with advanced cancer presenting to an outpatient palliative care clinic
    Sriram Yennu
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 1414, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Palliat Care 11:16. 2012
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  3. pmc Methylphenidate and/or a nursing telephone intervention for fatigue in patients with advanced cancer: a randomized, placebo-controlled, phase II trial
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:2421-7. 2013
    ..The effect of a combined intervention including MP plus a nursing telephone intervention (NTI) was also assessed...
  4. pmc Effects of melatonin on appetite and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia: a double-blind placebo-controlled trial
    Egidio Del Fabbro
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:1271-6. 2013
    ..These studies were limited by a lack of blinding and absence of placebo controls. The primary purpose of this study was to compare melatonin with placebo for appetite improvement in patients with cancer cachexia...
  5. pmc Frequency, outcome, and predictors of success within 6 weeks of an opioid rotation among outpatients with cancer receiving strong opioids
    Akhila Reddy
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Oncologist 18:212-20. 2013
    ..Opioid rotation is used to treat uncontrolled pain and/or opioid-related adverse effects. Our aim was to determine the frequency, indications, outcomes, and predictors of successful opioid rotation in outpatients with cancer...
  6. pmc Conceptual models for integrating palliative care at cancer centers
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:1261-9. 2012
    ..To address this issue, we will discuss various conceptual models and practical recommendations to optimize palliative care access...
  7. pmc Parenteral hydration in patients with advanced cancer: a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:111-8. 2013
    ..In this randomized controlled trial, we determined the effect of hydration on symptoms associated with dehydration, quality of life, and survival in patients with advanced cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of supplemental oxygen versus air in cancer patients with dyspnea
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 8, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Palliat Med 17:659-63. 2003
    ..The symptomatic benefits of oxygen in patients with cancer who have nonhypoxic dyspnea are not well defined...
  9. ncbi request reprint Patient-controlled methylphenidate for the management of fatigue in patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary report
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 8, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:4439-43. 2003
    ..To assess the effects of patient-controlled methylphenidate for cancer-related fatigue...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pain intensity assessment by bedside nurses and palliative care consultants: a retrospective study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 13:228-31. 2005
    ..To evaluate the specificity, sensitivity, and accuracy of pain intensity assessments (0-10) conducted by registered nurses (RN) and clinical nurse assistants (CAN) as compared to those conducted by the palliative care consultant (PCC)...
  11. ncbi request reprint The clinical and research implications of survival prediction
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 008, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Support Oncol 3:342, 348. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of parenteral hydration in terminally ill cancer patients: a preliminary study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 8, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:2366-71. 2005
    ..Most patients with cancer develop decreased oral intake and dehydration before death. This study aimed to determine the effect of parenteral hydration on overall symptom control in terminally ill cancer patients with dehydration...
  13. ncbi request reprint Symptom control and communication issues in advanced cervical cancer
    Eduardo Bruera
    M D Anderson Cancer Center, Palliative Care and Rehabilitative Medicine, 1515 Holcombe Blvd Unit 1330, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S219-20. 2005
  14. pmc Impact of delirium and recall on the level of distress in patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 115:2004-12. 2009
    ..This exploratory study aimed to determine the proportion of patients who were able to recall their experience of delirium and the level of distress experienced by patients, family caregivers, and healthcare professionals...
  15. doi request reprint On third base but not home yet
    Eduardo Bruera
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:565-9. 2008
  16. doi request reprint Expressive writing in patients receiving palliative care: a feasibility study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:15-9. 2008
    ..However, there are limited resources for psychological and emotional support. Expressive writing has shown decreased anxiety level in young and healthy people suffering from a number of stressors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinically important improvement in the intensity of fatigue in patients with advanced cancer
    Shantan Reddy
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1068-75. 2007
    ..We were able to characterize the relationship between FACIT-F and ESAS scores and patients' global perception of improvement but further studies are needed to validate our findings...
  18. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of physician postures when breaking bad news to cancer patients
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Palliat Med 21:501-5. 2007
    ..However, sitting posture alone is unlikely to compensate for poor communication skills and lack of other respectful gestures during a consultation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Donepezil for cancer fatigue: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 008, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:3475-81. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of donepezil compared with placebo in cancer patients with fatigue as measured by the Functional Assessment for Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cancer pain
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    JAMA 290:2476-9. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Palliative care models: international perspective
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:319-27. 2002
    ..Models of palliative care in three different countries are discussed and suggestions are made for the future development of palliative care in developing and developed countries...
  22. ncbi request reprint Treatment decisions for breast carcinoma: patient preferences and physician perceptions
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 94:2076-80. 2002
    ..The purpose of the current prospective study was to determine the agreement between patient decision-making preferences and physician perceptions of those preferences...
  23. ncbi request reprint Methadone use in cancer patients with pain: a review
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 0049, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:127-38. 2002
    ..In some patients with cancer the long half-life of methadone offers the advantage of extended dosing intervals to 12 and even 24 hours, further research is also needed in this area...
  24. ncbi request reprint Place of death and its predictors for local patients registered at a comprehensive cancer center
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 0049, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:2127-33. 2002
    ..To help with planning of a palliative care program, we reviewed the place of death of patients who were registered at our comprehensive cancer center and explored factors that predicted death in the hospital versus death at home...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cachexia and asthenia in cancer patients
    E Bruera
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Lancet Oncol 1:138-47. 2000
    ..Future research should clarify optimum management. The way forward seems to lie in a multidimensional approach with combined therapy to manage both cancer cachexia and asthenia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences versus physician perceptions of treatment decisions in cancer care
    E Bruera
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 19:2883-5. 2001
    ..To examine patient preferences as well as physician perceptions of these preferences for decision making and communication in palliative care...
  27. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of patients who refuse do-not-resuscitate orders upon admission to an acute palliative care unit in a comprehensive cancer center
    Henrique A Parsons
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 116:3061-70. 2010
    ..We conducted a retrospective study to determine the frequency and predictors of refusals of DNR in advanced cancer patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pain and terminal delirium research in the elderly
    Sriram Yennurajalingam
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 8, Houston, TX 77030 4095, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 21:93-119, viii. 2005
    ..This article highlights new developments in assessment and management of pain and delirium...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dexamethasone in addition to metoclopramide for chronic nausea in patients with advanced cancer: a randomized controlled trial
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:381-8. 2004
    ..Pain, vomiting, well-being, and quality of life remained unchanged in both groups at both times. We conclude that DM was not superior to placebo in the management of chronic nausea in our patients with advanced cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary symptom control clinic in a cancer center: a retrospective study
    E Bruera
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 9:162-8. 2001
    ..The SCC allows for better integration of care between a cancer center and community-based physicians and nurses. It also allows patients access to multiple disciplines that are not available outside tertiary centers...
  31. ncbi request reprint Impact of physician sitting versus standing during inpatient oncology consultations: patients' preference and perception of compassion and duration. A randomized controlled trial
    Florian Strasser
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:489-97. 2005
    ..Physicians should ask patients for their preference regarding physician sitting or standing as a way to enhance communication...
  32. pmc Alcoholism screening in patients with advanced cancer: impact on symptom burden and opioid use
    Henrique A Parsons
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:964-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency and characteristics of patients who screen positive for alcoholism in a palliative care outpatient clinic (PCOC)...
  33. doi request reprint Incidence of and risk factors for transferring cancer patients from rehabilitation to acute care units
    Ying Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:647-53. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the clinical factors associated with transfer from an acute inpatient rehabilitation service to an inpatient oncology service...
  34. pmc Timing of palliative care referral and symptom burden in phase 1 cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 116:4402-9. 2010
    ..In the current study, the timing of referral and symptom burden between patients referred to palliative care by phase 1 oncologists and those referred by non-phase 1 oncologists were compared...
  35. ncbi request reprint Fatigue in patients with advanced cancer: a review
    E A Barnes
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 12:424-8. 2002
    ..Pharmacologic agents that have been investigated for use in treating fatigue include corticosteroids, progestational agents, and psychostimulants. Agents that modulate cytokine activity are future treatment possibilities...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic management of nonpain symptoms in surgical patients
    E Bruera
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 10:89-107. 2001
    ..More research on the mechanism and treatment of these symptoms is needed...
  37. doi request reprint Symptom distress in advanced cancer patients with anxiety and depression in the palliative care setting
    Marvin Delgado-Guay
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Lyndon B Johnson General Hospital, 5656 Kelley St, Houston, TX 77026, USA
    Support Care Cancer 17:573-9. 2009
    ..Mood disorders are among the most distressing psychiatric conditions experienced by patients with advanced cancer; however, studies have not shown a direct association of physical symptoms with depression and anxiety...
  38. ncbi request reprint Communication in cancer care: recent developments
    Catherine Sweeney
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Palliat Care 18:300-6. 2002
  39. ncbi request reprint The effect of donepezil on sedation and other symptoms in patients receiving opioids for cancer pain: a pilot study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:1049-54. 2003
    ..Overall, however, the treatment was well tolerated. Donepezil appears to improve sedation and fatigue in patients receiving opioids for cancer pain. Randomized controlled trials of this agent are justified...
  40. ncbi request reprint Hypogonadism and sexual dysfunction in male cancer survivors receiving chronic opioid therapy
    Arun Rajagopal
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:1055-61. 2003
    ..Given the increasing use of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain syndromes, further investigation into these findings is warranted...
  41. doi request reprint Interval between first palliative care consult and death in patients diagnosed with advanced cancer at a comprehensive cancer center
    Badi El Osta
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:51-7. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Management of pain in the older person with cancer. Part 2: treatment options
    Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 22:148-52; discussion 152, 155, 160 passim. 2008
    ..In this two-part article, the authors present a review of the management of pain in older cancer patients, emphasizing the roles of adequate assessment and a multidisciplinary team approach...
  43. ncbi request reprint Characteristics, findings, and outcomes of palliative care inpatient consultations at a comprehensive cancer center
    Fadi Braiteh
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:948-55. 2007
    ..The purpose of this retrospective chart review was to determine the characteristics, findings, and outcomes of patients referred to MT in a comprehensive cancer center and to thereby gain information about its role in this setting...
  44. ncbi request reprint The association between anemia and fatigue in patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care
    Tina Noergaard Munch
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1144-9. 2005
    ..Fatigue has been reported to be associated with anemia in patients receiving cancer treatment. Treatment of anemia such as erythropoietin has been reported to decrease fatigue in these patients...
  45. pmc Antineoplastic therapy use in patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center: a simultaneous care model
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 116:2036-43. 2010
    ..In the current study, the authors examined the frequency and predictors associated with ANT use in hospitalized patients who required admission to an acute palliative care unit (APCU)...
  46. pmc Methadone initiation and rotation in the outpatient setting for patients with cancer pain
    Henrique A Parsons
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 116:520-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome of methadone initiation or rotation for cancer pain treatment in outpatient settings...
  47. pmc Discharge outcomes and survival of patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:49-57. 2010
    ..Acute palliative care units (APCUs) are new programs aimed at integrating palliative and oncology care. Few outcome studies from APCUs are available...
  48. doi request reprint The assessment and management of delirium in cancer patients
    Shirley H Bush
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson CancerCenter, Houston, Texas, USA
    Oncologist 14:1039-49. 2009
    ..Finally, management options are reviewed, including pharmacological symptomatic management and also the provision of counseling support to both patients and their families to minimize distress...
  49. ncbi request reprint Testosterone replacement for fatigue in hypogonadal ambulatory males with advanced cancer: a preliminary double-blind placebo-controlled trial
    E del Fabbro
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:2599-607. 2013
    ..The primary objective was to evaluate the effect of testosterone replacement on fatigue in hypogonadal males with advanced cancer, by the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue subscale (FACIT-Fatigue) at day 29...
  50. ncbi request reprint Legislation analysis according to WHO and INCB criteria on opioid availability: a comparative study of 5 countries and the state of Texas
    M H Liliana De Lima
    WHO PAHO Liaison in Supportive Care, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Policy 56:99-110. 2001
    ..Such review seeks to carefully consider all possible criteria, since partial resolution of legislative articles will not result in increased opioid availability...
  51. ncbi request reprint Associations among hypogonadism, C-reactive protein, symptom burden, and survival in male cancer patients with cachexia: a preliminary report
    Egidio Del Fabbro
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:1016-24. 2010
    ..Hypogonadism in cancer cachexia could exacerbate symptoms, facilitate a proinflammatory state, and decrease survival...
  52. pmc Association between a name change from palliative to supportive care and the timing of patient referrals at a comprehensive cancer center
    Shalini Dalal
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1414, Houston Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 16:105-11. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine whether a service name change to supportive care was associated with earlier referrals...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cytokine genes and pain severity in lung cancer: exploring the influence of TNF-alpha-308 G/A IL6-174G/C and IL8-251T/A
    Cielito C Reyes-Gibby
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1340, 1155 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2745-51. 2007
    ..We explored if polymorphisms in candidate cytokine genes could explain variability in self-reported pain in lung cancer patients of all stages...
  54. doi request reprint Comparison of symptom burden among patients referred to palliative care with hematologic malignancies versus those with solid tumors
    Nada A Fadul
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:422-7. 2008
    ..The purposes of this retrospective study were to determine whether symptoms are less severe in patients with hematologic than in those with solid malignancies on APCS and whether symptom severity is associated with early APCS...
  55. doi request reprint Characteristics of family conferences in a palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center
    Sriram Yennurajalingam
    Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1208-11. 2008
    ..The purpose of our study was to obtain preliminary information on the characteristics of family conferences that take place in an inpatient palliative care unit (PCU)...
  56. doi request reprint Supportive versus palliative care: what's in a name?: a survey of medical oncologists and midlevel providers at a comprehensive cancer center
    Nada Fadul
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 115:2013-21. 2009
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Characteristics and correlates of dyspnea in patients with advanced cancer
    Suresh K Reddy
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:29-36. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize dyspnea, explore the differences between breakthrough and continuous presentations, and to determine factors associated with its intensity...
  58. pmc The effect of oral methadone on the QTc interval in advanced cancer patients: a prospective pilot study
    Suresh Reddy
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:33-8. 2010
    ..Recent reports suggest that high doses of methadone may prolong QTc interval and occasionally cause torsades de pointes; however, few of these studies involved the palliative care population...
  59. doi request reprint Assessment of palliative care cancer patients' most important concerns
    Walter F Baile
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    Support Care Cancer 19:475-81. 2011
    ....
  60. pmc Switching from methadone to a different opioid: what is the equianalgesic dose ratio?
    Paul W Walker
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1103-8. 2008
    ..Rotation from methadone to another opioid has received limited study and therefore may be difficult because of the absence of a uniformly accepted dose conversion ratio...
  61. ncbi request reprint Prescribing patterns and purchasing costs of long-acting opioids over nine years at an academic oncology hospital
    Eardie A Curry
    Department of Department of Drug Use Policy and Pharmacoeconomics, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 64:1619-25. 2007
    ..The prescribing patterns and purchasing costs of long-acting opioids over nine years at an academic oncology hospital were studied...
  62. ncbi request reprint Managing cancer-related symptoms: advances in supportive oncology
    Eduardo Bruera
    Professor, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 5:29-31. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint Patient-controlled methylphenidate for cancer fatigue: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 0008, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2073-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of patient-controlled methylphenidate as compared with placebo in cancer patients with fatigue, as measured by the Functional Assessment for Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F)...
  64. ncbi request reprint Impact of a palliative care service on in-hospital mortality in a comprehensive cancer center
    Ahmed Elsayem
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:894-902. 2006
    ..These services are not available in many cancer centers and tertiary hospitals. The purpose of this study was to review the impact of a palliative care program, established in 1999, on overall in-hospital mortality...
  65. ncbi request reprint Dehydration in cancer patients: to treat or not to treat
    Shalini Dalal
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    J Support Oncol 2:467-79, 483. 2004
    ..The subcutaneous route is an excellent alternative due to its simplicity, low cost, and feasibility in the home setting...
  66. ncbi request reprint Symptom control in palliative care--Part II: cachexia/anorexia and fatigue
    Egidio Del Fabbro
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:409-21. 2006
  67. ncbi request reprint Palliative care inpatient service in a comprehensive cancer center: clinical and financial outcomes
    Ahmed Elsayem
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:2008-14. 2004
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the outcomes of the first 344 admissions to the Palliative Care Inpatient Service (PCIS) at our comprehensive cancer center...
  68. ncbi request reprint Clinical, sociodemographic, and local system factors associated with a hospital death among cancer patients
    Marylou Cardenas-Turanzas
    Section of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, P O Box 196, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Support Care Cancer 14:71-7. 2006
    ..The study was conducted to examine factors associated with hospital deaths among a group of cancer patients...
  69. ncbi request reprint Use of a prone transfer technique in patients with severe hip-flexion restrictions: a report of 3 cases
    Ying Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:912-4. 2003
    ..Prone transfer may provide a low-cost, low-technologic way to mobilize patients with hip-flexion restriction...
  70. ncbi request reprint The impact of the palliative care mobile team on symptom assessment and medication profiles in patients admitted to a comprehensive cancer center
    Sriram Yennurajalingam
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 15:471-5. 2007
    ..However, the availability of such information is limited. The purpose of our study was therefore to describe the experience of a palliative care team at our comprehensive cancer center...
  71. ncbi request reprint Palliative sedation: when the family and consulting service see no alternative
    Egidio Del Fabbro
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:488-92. 2007
  72. ncbi request reprint Bowel and bladder continence, wound healing, and functional outcomes in patients who underwent sacrectomy
    Ying Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 3:106-10. 2005
    ..In this study the authors examined functional outcome following sacrectomy...
  73. doi request reprint Challenges associated with spinal opioid therapy for pain in patients with advanced cancer: a report of three cases
    Sriram Yennurajalingam
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:930-5. 2010
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Heterotopic ossification in critical illness and cancer: a report of 2 cases
    Ying Guo
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:855-9. 2002
    ..Serum alkaline phosphatase might be used as an effective screening tool...
  75. ncbi request reprint Evaluation and pharmacologic management of symptoms in cancer patients undergoing acute rehabilitation in a comprehensive cancer center
    Ying Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:891-5. 2007
    ..To identify cancer patients' symptoms at admission and on discharge from an acute rehabilitation unit, to document the discharge medications used for symptom management, and to assess how symptoms affect lengths of stay (LOS)...
  76. ncbi request reprint Parents dying of cancer and their children
    Estela A Beale
    Department of Neuro Oncology, Psychiatry Section, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4095, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:387-93. 2004
    ..These were the children of patients with terminal cancer referred to the Palliative Care and Symptom Control Service. In all cases the dying parent was a biological parent...
  77. doi request reprint The impact of palliative care consultation on symptom assessment, communication needs, and palliative interventions in pediatric patients with cancer
    Donna S Zhukovsky
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:343-9. 2009
    ..There are few data describing symptom prevalence in children with cancer. The available literature suggests that similar to adults, symptom prevalence and distress are high and that communication regarding end-of-life care needs is limited...
  78. doi request reprint Symptom distress, interventions, and outcomes of intensive care unit cancer patients referred to a palliative care consult team
    Marvin O Delgado-Guay
    Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, and Lyndon B Johnson General Hospital, Houston, Texas 77026, USA
    Cancer 115:437-45. 2009
    ....
  79. pmc Genetic and nongenetic covariates of pain severity in patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas: assessing the influence of cytokine genes
    Cielito C Reyes-Gibby
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:894-902. 2009
    ..23, 95% CI=1.4, 4.7) for severe pain relative to the AA genotypes. We provide preliminary evidence of the role of IL-8 in the severity of pain in pancreatic cancer patients. Additional studies are needed in larger cohorts of patients...
  80. doi request reprint Is there a role for hydration at the end of life?
    Shalini Dalal
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 3:72-8. 2009
    ..To review current evidence on issues central to the hydration debate...
  81. doi request reprint Characterizing postoperative paralytic ileus as evidence for future research and clinical practice
    Annette Bisanz
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gastroenterol Nurs 31:336-44. 2008
    ..Clinical implications include the importance of encouraging early oral intake, monitoring fluid intake and output in postoperative patients, and identifying positive fluid balance early to prevent it from continuing...
  82. pmc Role of inflammation gene polymorphisms on pain severity in lung cancer patients
    Cielito C Reyes-Gibby
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1340, 1155 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2636-42. 2009
    ..This study suggests the importance of inflammation gene polymorphisms in modulating pain severity. Additional studies are needed to validate our findings...
  83. ncbi request reprint E-motions: email for written emotional expression
    Florian Strasser
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:3352-5. 2002
  84. pmc Exploring joint effects of genes and the clinical efficacy of morphine for cancer pain: OPRM1 and COMT gene
    Cielito C Reyes-Gibby
    Department of Epidemiology, U T M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Pain 130:25-30. 2007
    ..Future studies are needed to further characterize the joint effects of multiple genes, along with demographic and clinical variables, in predicting opioid dose...
  85. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial assessment of patients who have undergone inpatient cancer rehabilitation
    - Ying Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:196-201. 2007
    ..Age, gender, and identified caregiver did not show significant association with the coping status or referrals. The social worker is important in assessing cancer patients' coping and providing support...
  86. ncbi request reprint Methadone versus morphine as a first-line strong opioid for cancer pain: a randomized, double-blind study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit 0008, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030 0049, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:185-92. 2004
    ..To compare the effectiveness and side effects of methadone and morphine as first-line treatment with opioids for cancer pain...
  87. doi request reprint Association between fatigue and other cancer-related symptoms in patients with advanced cancer
    Sriram Yennurajalingam
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 008, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 16:1125-30. 2008
    ....
  88. doi request reprint Subcutaneous olanzapine for hyperactive or mixed delirium in patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary study
    Ahmed Elsayem
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:774-82. 2010
    ..Intramuscular (IM) olanzapine is approved for managing agitation in schizophrenia, but this route is inappropriate for terminally ill patients...
  89. pmc Advance directives and do-not-resuscitate orders in patients with cancer with metastatic spinal cord compression: advanced care planning implications
    Ying Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:513-7. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine presence of advance directives and DNR order among patients with MSCC...
  90. doi request reprint The association between autonomic dysfunction and survival in male patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary report
    Nada Fadul
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:283-90. 2010
    ..Based on this evidence, we hypothesized that autonomic dysfunction is associated with decreased survival in patients with advanced cancer...
  91. ncbi request reprint Methadone-induced respiratory depression in a patient with a history of alcoholism
    Ahmed Elsayem
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    J Palliat Med 8:1062-6. 2005
  92. ncbi request reprint Changes in plasma levels of inflammatory cytokines in response to paclitaxel chemotherapy
    Lajos Pusztai
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cytokine 25:94-102. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess changes in plasma levels of interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, and TNF-alpha during chemotherapy and to correlate these changes with musculoskeletal symptoms...
  93. pmc Predictors of anticoagulation in hospice patients with lung cancer
    Holly M Holmes
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Treatment, and Emergency Care, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 116:4817-24. 2010
    ..A retrospective study of medication data was conducted to determine patterns of anticoagulant use and predictors of type of anticoagulant prescribed for hospice patients with lung cancer...
  94. ncbi request reprint Effect of fish oil on appetite and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and anorexia/cachexia: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 0049, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:129-34. 2003
    ..To determine whether high doses of fish oil, administered over 2 weeks, improve symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and decreased weight and appetite...
  95. ncbi request reprint High-dose corticosteroids for the management of dyspnea in patients with tumor obstruction of the upper airway
    Ahmed Elsayem
    UT M D Anderson Cancer Center, P O Box 008, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4095, USA
    Support Care Cancer 15:1437-9. 2007
  96. ncbi request reprint Association between megestrol acetate treatment and symptomatic adrenal insufficiency with hypogonadism in male patients with cancer
    Rony Dev
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer 110:1173-7. 2007
    ..Clinicians need an increased awareness of the complication of adrenal insufficiency secondary to MA treatment and a low threshold to test for adrenal and gonadal dysfunction in symptomatic male patients with advanced cancer...
  97. ncbi request reprint Azotemia in cancer patients during inpatient rehabilitation
    Ying Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombeboulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:264-9. 2007
    ..Prerenal azotemia was present in a significant number of cancer patients, but it did not impact the length of rehabilitation stay or discharge destiny...
  98. doi request reprint Delirium with severe symptom expression related to hypercalcemia in a patient with advanced cancer: an interdisciplinary approach to treatment
    Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:442-9. 2008
    ....
  99. doi request reprint Use of palliative sedation for intractable symptoms in the palliative care unit of a comprehensive cancer center
    Ahmed Elsayem
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 8, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 17:53-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and outcomes of PS use and examine patterns of practice after establishment of a policy for the administration of midazolam for PS in our palliative care unit (PCU)...
  100. pmc Molecular epidemiology, cancer-related symptoms, and cytokines pathway
    Cielito C Reyes-Gibby
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Lancet Oncol 9:777-85. 2008
    ..Likewise, they could identify subgroups who might benefit most from symptom intervention, and contribute to developing personalized and more effective therapies for persistent symptoms...
  101. pmc The influence of tumor necrosis factor-alpha -308 G/A and IL-6 -174 G/C on pain and analgesia response in lung cancer patients receiving supportive care
    Cielito C Reyes-Gibby
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1155 Pressler Street Unit 1340, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3262-7. 2008
    ....

Research Grants12

  1. Methylphenidate for Fatigue in Advanced Cancer Patients
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  2. Morphine versus Methadone as First Line Strong Opioid for Cancer Pain
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Relevance to Public Health: In this study, we will test if methadone is better than morphine in cancer pain control, quality of life, and is more cost-effective. ..
  3. Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In this study, we will test if giving fluid through the vein will improve the symptoms, delay confusion and prolong life in patients who are no longer to drink at the end of life. ..
  4. Methylphenidate for Fatigue in Advanced Cancer Patients
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  5. Morphine versus Methadone as First Line Strong Opioid for Cancer Pain
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Relevance to Public Health: In this study, we will test if methadone is better than morphine in cancer pain control, quality of life, and is more cost-effective. ..
  6. Methylphenidate for Fatigue in Advanced Cancer Patients
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  7. Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In this study, we will test if giving fluid through the vein will improve the symptoms, delay confusion and prolong life in patients who are no longer to drink at the end of life. ..
  8. Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In this study, we will test if giving fluid through the vein will improve the symptoms, delay confusion and prolong life in patients who are no longer to drink at the end of life. ..
  9. Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In this study, we will test if giving fluid through the vein will improve the symptoms, delay confusion and prolong life in patients who are no longer to drink at the end of life. ..