E Bruera

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Heart rate variability as a measure of autonomic dysfunction in men with advanced cancer
    Y Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit 1414, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 22:612-6. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Research opportunities in palliative medicine
    C Sweeney
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Box 008, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Tex Med 97:64-8. 2001
  10. 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

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Publications69

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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)...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Heart rate variability as a measure of autonomic dysfunction in men with advanced cancer
    Y Guo
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit 1414, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 22:612-6. 2013
    ..e. Ewing score ≥ 3.5). The positive predictive value of SDNN ≤ 40 ms in predicting moderate/severe autonomic dysfunction was 89%...
  9. ncbi request reprint Research opportunities in palliative medicine
    C Sweeney
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Box 008, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Tex Med 97:64-8. 2001
    ..Methodological challenges in patient issues and trial design are outlined, and areas for future research are proposed...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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)...
  13. 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
  14. ncbi request reprint A phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating dextromethorphan plus slow-release morphine for chronic cancer pain relief in terminally ill patients
    Deborah J Dudgeon
    Palliative Care Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:365-71. 2007
    ..Participants receiving the DM also had more toxicity, particularly dizziness. This toxicity and the limited evidence of effect do not support the use of DM to enhance opioid analgesia or to modulate opioid tolerance in cancer patients...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Palliative care. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology
    Michael H Levy
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 4:776-818. 2006
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Critical issues on opioids in chronic non-cancer pain: an epidemiological study
    Jørgen Eriksen
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, H S Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pain 125:172-9. 2006
    ..However, it is remarkable that opioid treatment of long-term/chronic non-cancer pain does not seem to fulfil any of the key outcome opioid treatment goals: pain relief, improved quality of life and improved functional capacity...
  20. 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...
  21. 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
  22. ncbi request reprint Opioid switching: a systematic and critical review
    Sebastiano Mercadante
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, La Maddalena Cancer Center, Via San Lorenzo 312, 90146 Palermo, Italy
    Cancer Treat Rev 32:304-15. 2006
    ..The process of reaching an optimal dose should be highly individualized, particularly when patients are switched from high doses of opioids, given the wide conversion ratios reported in literature...
  23. 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...
  24. 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)...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Managing high dose sufentanil in a suffering patient
    Paul W Walker
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:e1-4. 2008
  29. doi request reprint A randomized double-blind crossover comparison of continuous and intermittent subcutaneous administration of opioid for cancer pain
    Sharon Watanabe
    Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Med 11:570-4. 2008
    ..In all cases, patients and investigators expressed no preference for one modality over another. Further research is required to confirm that opioid administration by CSCI and ISCI provide similar analgesic and adverse effects...
  30. 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
  31. 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...
  32. 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
    ....
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Dying patients and palliative sedation
    Egidio Del Fabbro
    JAMA 295:1249-50; author reply 1250. 2006
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cannabinoids in supportive care: are they necessary?
    Eduardo Bruera
    Support Care Cancer 11:133-4. 2003
  50. 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
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint Delirium in advanced cancer patients
    Carlos Centeno
    Centro Regional de Cuidados Paliativos y Tratamiento del Dolor, Hospital Los Montalvos, Salamanca, Spain
    Palliat Med 18:184-94. 2004
    ..Haloperidol is the most frequently used drug, and new neuroleptics such as risperidone or olanzapine are being tested with good results. Methylphenidate has been used for hypoactive delirium...
  55. ncbi request reprint Oral methadone for cancer pain: no indication of Q-T interval prolongation or torsades de pointes
    Suresh Reddy
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:301-3. 2004
  56. ncbi request reprint Process and content of decision making by advanced cancer patients
    Eduardo Bruera
    J Clin Oncol 24:1029-30. 2006
  57. 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
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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
  61. ncbi request reprint Interval between palliative care referral and death among patients treated at a comprehensive cancer center
    Wen Wu Cheng
    Shanghai Cancer Hospital, Fudan University, China
    J Palliat Med 8:1025-32. 2005
    ..03). Our results should help palliative care and oncology programs at comprehensive cancer centers plan how to develop joint programs for patient care...
  62. 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
  63. ncbi request reprint Palliative pain management: when both pain and suffering hurt
    Florian Strasser
    Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Section Oncology Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Palliat Care 21:69-79. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Cancer patients' perception of the quality of communication before and after the implementation of a communication strategy in a regional cancer center in India
    Sukdev Nayak
    Palliative Care Unit, A H Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack, India
    J Clin Oncol 23:4771-5. 2005
    ..Physician communication is one of the areas that cancer patients have expressed their lowest level of satisfaction. Very few studies have used patient-based outcomes in the Developing world...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...