David Hui

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Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Goals of care and end-of-life decision making for hospitalized patients at a canadian tertiary care cancer center
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:871-81. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Effects of prophylactic subcutaneous fentanyl on exercise-induced breakthrough dyspnea in cancer patients: a preliminary double-blind, randomized, controlled trial
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 47:209-17. 2014
  3. pmc Concepts and definitions for "actively dying," "end of life," "terminally ill," "terminal care," and "transition of care": a systematic review
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 47:77-89. 2014
  4. pmc High-flow oxygen and bilevel positive airway pressure for persistent dyspnea in patients with advanced cancer: a phase II randomized trial
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:463-73. 2013
  5. pmc Targeted agent use in cancer patients at the end of life
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:1-8. 2013
  6. pmc Dyspnea in hospitalized advanced cancer patients: subjective and physiologic correlates
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:274-80. 2013
  7. pmc Attrition rates, reasons, and predictive factors in supportive care and palliative oncology clinical trials
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 119:1098-105. 2013
  8. pmc Concepts and definitions for "supportive care," "best supportive care," "palliative care," and "hospice care" in the published literature, dictionaries, and textbooks
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit 1414, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:659-85. 2013
  9. pmc Access to palliative care among patients treated at a comprehensive cancer center
    David Hui
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1414, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 17:1574-80. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Reporting of funding sources and conflict of interest in the supportive and palliative oncology literature
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:421-30. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Goals of care and end-of-life decision making for hospitalized patients at a canadian tertiary care cancer center
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:871-81. 2009
    ..Early establishment of goals of care may be associated with changes in practice consistent with improved quality of care...
  2. doi request reprint Effects of prophylactic subcutaneous fentanyl on exercise-induced breakthrough dyspnea in cancer patients: a preliminary double-blind, randomized, controlled trial
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 47:209-17. 2014
    ..Dyspnea is one of the most distressing symptoms in patients with cancer, and often worsens with breakthrough episodes on exertion. We hypothesized that fentanyl given prophylactically may alleviate breakthrough dyspnea...
  3. pmc Concepts and definitions for "actively dying," "end of life," "terminally ill," "terminal care," and "transition of care": a systematic review
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 47:77-89. 2014
    ..The terms "actively dying," "end of life," "terminally ill," "terminal care," and "transition of care" are commonly used but rarely and inconsistently defined...
  4. pmc High-flow oxygen and bilevel positive airway pressure for persistent dyspnea in patients with advanced cancer: a phase II randomized trial
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:463-73. 2013
    ..Dyspnea is one of the most distressing symptoms for cancer patients. The role of high-flow oxygen (HFO) and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) in the palliation of dyspnea has not been well characterized...
  5. pmc Targeted agent use in cancer patients at the end of life
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:1-8. 2013
    ..The use of targeted therapy at the end of life has not been well characterized...
  6. pmc Dyspnea in hospitalized advanced cancer patients: subjective and physiologic correlates
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:274-80. 2013
    ..It is unclear if physiologic measures are useful for assessing dyspnea. We examined the association among the subjective rating of dyspnea according to patients with advanced cancer, caregivers and nurses, and various physiologic measures...
  7. pmc Attrition rates, reasons, and predictive factors in supportive care and palliative oncology clinical trials
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 119:1098-105. 2013
    ..In the current study, the authors' objective was to determine the rate, reasons, and factors associated with attrition both before reaching the primary endpoint and at the end of the study...
  8. pmc Concepts and definitions for "supportive care," "best supportive care," "palliative care," and "hospice care" in the published literature, dictionaries, and textbooks
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit 1414, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:659-85. 2013
    ..We conducted a systematic review of the literature to further identify concepts and definitions for these terms...
  9. pmc Access to palliative care among patients treated at a comprehensive cancer center
    David Hui
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1414, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 17:1574-80. 2012
    ..The proportion of patients who actually receive PC is unclear. We determined the proportion of cancer patients who received PC at our comprehensive cancer center and the predictors of PC referral...
  10. doi request reprint Reporting of funding sources and conflict of interest in the supportive and palliative oncology literature
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:421-30. 2012
    ..The reporting of funding support and conflict of interest has not been examined in the supportive/palliative oncology literature...
  11. pmc Development and cross-validation of the in-hospital mortality prediction in advanced cancer patients score: a preliminary study
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:902-9. 2012
    ..In this prospective study, we identified predictors of APCU mortality, and developed a four-item In-hospital Mortality Prediction in Advanced Cancer Patients (IMPACT) predictive model...
  12. doi request reprint Quality of the supportive and palliative oncology literature: a focused analysis on randomized controlled trials
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit 1414, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:1779-85. 2012
    ..The quality of the supportive and palliative oncology literature is unclear. We examined five indicators of study quality in the supportive and palliative oncology literature...
  13. pmc The lack of standard definitions in the supportive and palliative oncology literature
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:582-92. 2012
    ..Multiple organizations have raised concerns about the lack of standard definitions for terminology in the supportive and palliative oncology literature...
  14. pmc The accuracy of probabilistic versus temporal clinician prediction of survival for patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary report
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 16:1642-8. 2011
    ..The probabilistic approach was associated with high accuracy and has practical implications...
  15. pmc Quantity, design, and scope of the palliative oncology literature
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 008, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 16:694-703. 2011
    ..We identified significant deficiencies in the quantity, design, and scope of the palliative oncology literature. Further effort and resources are necessary to improve the evidence base for this important field...
  16. pmc Experience of barriers to pain management in patients receiving outpatient palliative care
    Jung Hye Kwon
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:908-14. 2013
    ..Patient-reported barriers are an important obstacle to cancer pain management. For effective pain management, exploring patient-reported barriers and related factors is important...
  17. doi request reprint Predictors of inpatient mortality in an acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center
    Ahmed Elsayem
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 008, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 18:67-76. 2010
    ..The purpose of the current study was to determine factors associated with increased likelihood of mortality in an acute palliative care unit (APCU)...
  18. doi request reprint Association between body image dissatisfaction and weight loss among patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers: a preliminary report
    Wadih Rhondali
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:1039-49. 2013
    ..No prospective studies have dealt with the impact of cachexia-related weight loss on patients' body image as well as the impact of patients' body image changes on the level of patient and family distress...
  19. pmc Association between patient-reported symptoms and nurses' clinical impressions in cancer patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit
    Wadih Rhondali
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:301-7. 2012
    ..Clinicians typically rely on their own or the nurses' clinical impression (NI) of symptoms rather than patient self-reports. It is unclear whether these means of assessment yield similar results...
  20. 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)...
  21. pmc Frequency and predictors of patient deviation from prescribed opioids and barriers to opioid pain management in patients with advanced cancer
    Linh M T Nguyen
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:506-16. 2013
    ..Information is limited about deviations from prescribed opioid doses and barriers to pain control, but poor opioid adherence has been reported in 49%-70% of patients...
  22. pmc Clinical characteristics of cancer patients referred early to supportive and palliative care
    Jung Hye Kwon
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:148-55. 2013
    ..We compared clinical characteristics between patients referred late in the course of their disease (late referrals, LRs) with patients referred earlier (early referrals, ERs)...
  23. 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...
  24. doi request reprint Clinical response to an outpatient palliative care consultation in patients with advanced cancer and cancer pain
    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 44:340-50. 2012
    ..There is limited published data regarding the outcomes of palliative care consult on cancer pain treatment at the first follow-up visit...
  25. doi 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...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Achievement of personalized pain goal in cancer patients referred to a supportive care clinic at a comprehensive cancer center
    Shalini Dalal
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 118:3869-77. 2012
    ..This study was conducted to examine the feasibility and stability of personalized pain goal, and how it compares to the clinical pain response criteria...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Reduction of cancer-related fatigue with dexamethasone: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in patients with advanced cancer
    Sriram Yennurajalingam
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:3076-82. 2013
    ..The primary objective of this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to compare the effect of dexamethasone and placebo on CRF...
  30. doi request reprint The frequency and correlates of spiritual distress among patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:264-70. 2011
    ..96, P = .012) and depression (OR = 1.27, P = .020) in multivariate analysis. Our findings support regular spiritual assessment as part of the interdisciplinary approach to optimize symptom control...
  31. 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...
  32. doi request reprint Till death do us part: getting married at the end of life
    Joseph Arthur
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:466-70. 2012
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  33. doi request reprint Association between serum cortisol and testosterone levels, opioid therapy, and symptom distress in patients with advanced cancer
    Rony Dev
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:788-95. 2011
    ..Patients with advanced cancer often experience symptoms such as pain, anorexia, and fatigue. Opioid therapy for the management of cancer pain may result in neurohormonal dysfunction that may contribute to a patient's symptom burden...
  34. doi request reprint Spirituality, religiosity, and spiritual pain in advanced cancer patients
    Marvin O Delgado-Guay
    Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:986-94. 2011
    ..Spirituality, religiosity, and spiritual pain may affect advanced cancer patients' symptom expression, coping strategies, and quality of life...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Neuroleptic prescription pattern for delirium in patients with advanced cancer
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation, Medicine Unit 1414, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Care 27:141-7. 2011
    ..Neuroleptics are frequently used by palliative care specialists to treat delirium. In this study, we determined the median daily neuroleptic dose and prescription pattern in a cohort of unselected advanced cancer in-patients with delirium...
  37. pmc Preliminary report: vitamin D deficiency in advanced cancer patients with symptoms of fatigue or anorexia
    Rony Dev
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncologist 16:1637-41. 2011
    ..We investigated the prevalence of low serum vitamin D levels in cancer patients with fatigue or poor appetite and their association with symptom burden and other correctable endocrine abnormalities...
  38. doi request reprint Assessing patient care in palliative care using the healthcare matrix
    Joseph Arthur
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:987-92. 2013
    ..In addition to the case example we will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages for using the healthcare matrix and its potential utility in palliative care...
  39. doi request reprint Growth of an academic palliative medicine program: patient encounters and clinical burden
    Rony Dev
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:261-71. 2013
    ..Information regarding the challenges of clinical growth and staffing of palliative care programs is limited...
  40. doi 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...
  41. pmc A successful palliative care intervention for cancer pain refractory to intrathecal analgesia
    Akhila Reddy
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:124-30. 2012
    ..This case highlights the importance of addressing and treating the psychosocial distress that contributes to the total pain expression...
  42. doi request reprint Relationships among body mass index, longitudinal body composition alterations, and survival in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer receiving chemoradiation: a pilot study
    Shalini Dalal
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 44:181-91. 2012
    ..In pancreatic cancer, the presence of obesity or weight loss is associated with higher mortality...
  43. pmc Clinical outcomes and contributors to weight loss in a cancer cachexia clinic
    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 14:1004-8. 2011
    ..We determined the frequency and type of contributors to appetite and weight loss, and the effect of the cachexia clinic on clinical outcomes...
  44. pmc Patient-physician communication about code status preferences: a randomized controlled trial
    Wadih Rhondali
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 119:2067-73. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the impact of a physician ending a code status discussion with a question (autonomy approach) versus a recommendation (beneficence approach) on patients' do-not-resuscitate (DNR) preference...
  45. pmc Self-reported constipation in patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary report
    Wadih Rhondali
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:23-32. 2013
    ..Constipation is often inadequately assessed and underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancer. Many studies use patient-reported constipation (PRC) as an outcome...
  46. pmc Attitudes and perceptions of patients, caregivers, and health care providers toward background music in patient care areas: an exploratory study
    Pedro Perez-Cruz
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:1130-6. 2012
    ..Background music can be used to distract from ordinary sounds and improve wellbeing in patient care areas. Little is known about individuals' attitudes and beliefs about music versus ordinary sound in this setting...
  47. doi request reprint The impact of an outpatient palliative care consultation on symptom burden in advanced prostate cancer patients
    Sriram Yennurajalingam
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:20-4. 2012
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the impact of an outpatient palliative care (PC) consultation on symptoms in patients with advanced prostate cancer...
  48. pmc Availability and integration of palliative care at US cancer centers
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA 303:1054-61. 2010
    ..The current state of palliative care in cancer centers is not known...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc Placebo and nocebo effects in randomized double-blind clinical trials of agents for the therapy for fatigue in patients with advanced cancer
    Maxine De la Cruz
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 116:766-74. 2010
    ..A retrospective study was conducted to determine the frequency and predictors of response to placebo effect and nocebo effects in patients with CRF treated in those trials...
  52. doi request reprint Consistency of symptom clusters among advanced cancer patients seen at an outpatient supportive care clinic in a tertiary cancer center
    Sriram Yennurajalingam
    Departments of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Palliat Support Care 11:473-80. 2013
    ..The primary aim of the study was to determine the consistency and severity of SCs in advanced cancer patients in this setting...
  53. doi request reprint Changes in symptom intensity among cancer patients receiving outpatient palliative care
    Jung Hun Kang
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Health Science, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Republic of Korea
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:652-60. 2013
    ..Symptom changes are usually reported using summary statistics such as mean and/or median, which may obscure the treatment effect...
  54. doi request reprint Childhood sexual abuse in advanced cancer patients in the palliative care setting
    Carmella Wygant
    Department of Social Work, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:290-5. 2011
    ..Successful management of CSA necessitates an interprofessional team approach and may help to improve the quality of life of patients and their families...
  55. doi request reprint Spirituality, religiosity, and spiritual pain among caregivers of patients with advanced cancer
    Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:455-61. 2013
    ..Caregivers of patients with advanced cancer often face physical, social, and emotional distress as well as spiritual pain. Limited research has focused on the spiritual aspects of caregivers' suffering in the palliative care setting...
  56. pmc Ensuring quality cancer care: a follow-up review of the Institute of Medicine's 10 recommendations for improving the quality of cancer care in America
    Tracy Spinks
    Institute for Cancer Care Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Cancer 118:2571-82. 2012
    ..These efforts by health care providers and policymakers should bridge the gap between the ideal state described in Ensuring Quality Cancer Care and the current state of cancer care in the United States...
  57. doi request reprint Corticosteroid rotation to alleviate dexamethasone-induced hiccup: a case series at a single institution
    Jung Hun Kang
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:625-30. 2012
    ..Further studies on switching dexamethasone to alternative corticosteroids in patients developing hiccups after administration of dexamethasone are warranted...
  58. doi request reprint Neuroleptic dose in the management of delirium in patients with advanced cancer
    David Hui
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:186-96. 2010
    ..Future studies should examine the efficacy of neuroleptic dose according to individual delirium symptoms...
  59. pmc Validation of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System in Korean patients with cancer
    Jung Hye Kwon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:947-56. 2013
    ..The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) is a brief, widely adopted, multidimensional questionnaire to evaluate patient-reported symptoms...
  60. doi request reprint Palliative care research: lessons learned by our team over the last 25 years
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Palliat Med 27:939-51. 2013
    ..Research by numerous investigators has contributed to our increasing body of knowledge to support an evidence-based practice...