A H Moss

Summary

Affiliation: West Virginia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Revised dialysis clinical practice guideline promotes more informed decision-making
    Alvin H Moss
    West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law, Morgantown, WV 26506 9022, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:2380-3. 2010
  2. doi request reprint To dialyze or not: the patient with metastatic cancer and AKI in the intensive care unit
    Alvin H Moss
    Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, and Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 9022, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:1507-12. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Ethical principles and processes guiding dialysis decision-making
    Alvin H Moss
    Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, and Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:2313-7. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of patients toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the dialysis unit
    A H Moss
    Center for Health Ethics and Law and the Section of Nephrology, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 9022, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 38:847-52. 2001
  5. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of the "surprise" question in cancer patients
    Alvin H Moss
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:837-40. 2010
  6. pmc Utility of the "surprise" question to identify dialysis patients with high mortality
    Alvin H Moss
    Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 9022, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1379-84. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Palliative care
    Alvin H Moss
    Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 43:172-3. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Too many patients who are too sick to benefit start chronic dialysis nephrologists need to learn to "just say no"
    Alvin H Moss
    Center for Health Ethics and Law, Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 41:723-7. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Rationing dialysis in the United States: possible implications of capitated systems
    J J Glover
    Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown 26506 9022, USA
    Adv Ren Replace Ther 5:341-9. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint The need for more physician communication with patients/families facing the end of life
    A H Moss
    Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
    W V Med J 97:206-8. 2001

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Revised dialysis clinical practice guideline promotes more informed decision-making
    Alvin H Moss
    West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law, Morgantown, WV 26506 9022, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:2380-3. 2010
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  2. doi request reprint To dialyze or not: the patient with metastatic cancer and AKI in the intensive care unit
    Alvin H Moss
    Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, and Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 9022, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:1507-12. 2012
    ..This Attending Rounds presents an approach to deciding when it is not appropriate to dialyze patients with AKI in the ICU...
  3. doi request reprint Ethical principles and processes guiding dialysis decision-making
    Alvin H Moss
    Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, and Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:2313-7. 2011
    ..It urges examination of medical indications and identifies appropriate limits to shared decision-making when the burdens of dialysis can be predicted to substantially outweigh the benefits...
  4. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of patients toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the dialysis unit
    A H Moss
    Center for Health Ethics and Law and the Section of Nephrology, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 9022, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 38:847-52. 2001
    ..Most importantly, nephrologists and dialysis unit staff need to educate dialysis patients about the poor outcomes with CPR so that dialysis patients' decisions about CPR are informed...
  5. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of the "surprise" question in cancer patients
    Alvin H Moss
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:837-40. 2010
    ..It has not been previously studied in patients with cancer...
  6. pmc Utility of the "surprise" question to identify dialysis patients with high mortality
    Alvin H Moss
    Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 9022, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1379-84. 2008
    ..This study investigated whether the "surprise" question, "Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next year?" identifies patients who are at high risk for early mortality...
  7. ncbi request reprint Palliative care
    Alvin H Moss
    Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 43:172-3. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Too many patients who are too sick to benefit start chronic dialysis nephrologists need to learn to "just say no"
    Alvin H Moss
    Center for Health Ethics and Law, Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 41:723-7. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Rationing dialysis in the United States: possible implications of capitated systems
    J J Glover
    Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown 26506 9022, USA
    Adv Ren Replace Ther 5:341-9. 1998
    ..Managed care companies will need ethics committees to ensure that their policies and procedures for rationing are fair, principled, and subject to review and appeal...
  10. ncbi request reprint The need for more physician communication with patients/families facing the end of life
    A H Moss
    Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
    W V Med J 97:206-8. 2001
    ..All in all, this approach presents the opportunity for physicians and their patients to experience the best aspects of medicine, meaningful relationships that result from working through the patient's medical problems together...
  11. ncbi request reprint Should the medicare ESRD program pay for daily dialysis? An ethical analysis
    Priya Anantharaman
    Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 14:290-6. 2007
    ..Randomized controlled trials comparing conventional hemodialysis to short daily and long nocturnal hemodialysis are much needed...
  12. ncbi request reprint The development and outcomes of a statewide network of hospital-based palliative care teams
    Angela Reed Demanelis
    West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:324-32. 2005
    ..Health care systems need to be developed that meet the palliative care needs of patients and their families...
  13. ncbi request reprint Communicating prognosis in the dialysis consent process: a patient-centered, guideline-supported approach
    Donna M Michel
    Center for Health Ethics and Law and Department of Medicine, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 12:196-201. 2005
    ..The approach described in this article should help nephrologists discuss prognosis with their patients in a way that is patient centered and in accordance with clinical practice guideline recommendations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Hemodialysis patients' experience with and attitudes toward the buttonhole technique for arteriovenous fistula cannulation
    A Hashmi
    Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV 26506 9022, USA
    Clin Nephrol 74:346-50. 2010
    ..the buttonhole technique for arteriovenous fistula cannulation has been recommended as an alternative to the rope ladder technique...
  15. pmc Use of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) paradigm program in the hospice setting
    Susan E Hickman
    School of Nursing, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:133-41. 2009
    ..Data are lacking about the use of POLST in the hospice setting...
  16. ncbi request reprint Barriers to quality end-of-life care in West Virginia ICU units: physicians' and nurses' prospectives
    Alvin H Moss
    West Virginia Center for End of Life Care, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, USA
    W V Med J 101:200-4. 2005
    ..Futher education of physicians, nurses and especially the public is needed to improve end-of-life care in West Virginia...
  17. doi request reprint Ethical and legal obligation to avoid long-term tunneled catheter access
    Raheela Rehman
    Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 9022, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:456-60. 2009
    ..If catheters must be used to initiate dialysis, nephrologists should present catheters only as "temporary" measures and "unsafe for long-term use."..
  18. ncbi request reprint Recommendations regarding conflict resolution and forgoing dialysis in special patient populations
    A H Moss
    Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, W. Va, USA
    Nephrol News Issues 15:51-4. 2001
    ..quot; The goal of the RPA and ASN in developing this guideline was to help nephrologists and other members of the renal care team with challenging dialysis decisions regarding starting, continuing, and stopping dialysis...
  19. doi request reprint Treating difficult or disruptive dialysis patients: practical strategies based on ethical principles
    Adnan Hashmi
    West Virginia University Hospital, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506 9022, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Nephrol 4:515-20. 2008
    ..This approach also allows health-care professionals to identify the limited situations in which involuntary patient discharge from a dialysis unit is ethically justified...
  20. ncbi request reprint Update on pain management in West Virginia: new legislation encourages control of dying patients' pain
    Alvin H Moss
    Center for Health Ethics and Law, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
    W V Med J 98:100-3. 2002
  21. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the world health organization analgesic ladder to treat pain in end-stage renal disease
    Ahmad S Barakzoy
    Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 9022, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 17:3198-203. 2006
    ..Older patients will need more careful pain management to achieve the same results as younger patients. Further studies are needed to confirm these results in a larger, more diverse dialysis population...
  22. ncbi request reprint ESRD patient quality of life: symptoms, spiritual beliefs, psychosocial factors, and ethnicity
    Paul L Kimmel
    Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:713-21. 2003
    ..Recent research suggests that patients' perceptions may be more important than objective clinical assessments in determining quality of life (QOL) for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Inadequate self-care knowledge among elderly hemodialysis patients: assessing its prevalence and potential causes
    L Badzek
    School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown 26506 9610, USA
    ANNA J 25:293-300. 1998
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine how well informed elderly hemodialysis patients (EHP) are about information needed for self-care and to identify factors that might lead their self-care knowledge to be inadequate...
  24. ncbi request reprint Use of hospice in the United States dialysis population
    Anne M Murray
    Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:1248-55. 2006
    ..Increased hospice use may enable more dialysis patients to die at home, with substantial cost savings. Research regarding additional benefits of hospice care for dialysis patients is needed...
  25. ncbi request reprint New guideline describes nephrology community consensus on withholding and withdrawing dialysis. Recommendations regarding withdrawing dialysis. 2
    A H Moss
    Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, W. Va, USA
    Nephrol News Issues 15:58-61. 2001
    ..The guideline includes 25 prognostic tables and 302 references. The goal of the guideline was to improve patient care by promoting medically and ethically sound decisions about starting and stopping dialysis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nephrologists' changing practices in reported end-of-life decision-making
    Jean L Holley
    Division of Nephrology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:107-11. 2007
    ..001). Nephrologists' reported practices in end-of-life care have changed significantly over the 15 years separating the two surveys, suggesting that the development of the clinical practice guideline was worthwhile...
  27. ncbi request reprint Strategies for timely and effective hospice discussions: end-stage renal disease
    Michael J Germain
    Ann Intern Med 147:816; author reply 817. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Renal palliative care
    Lewis M Cohen
    Renal Palliative Care Initiative, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:977-92. 2006
    ..There is an opportunity to integrate many of the advances of palliative medicine into the comprehensive treatment of these patients...
  29. doi request reprint The POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) paradigm to improve end-of-life care: potential state legal barriers to implementation
    Susan E Hickman
    School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 36:119-40, 4. 2008
    ..Information was obtained from experts at state emergency medical services and long-term care organizations/agencies in combination with a review of relevant state law...
  30. ncbi request reprint Nephrologists' reported preparedness for end-of-life decision-making
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:1256-62. 2006
    ..To improve nephrologists' comfort with end-of-life decision-making, fellowship programs should teach the recommendations in the RPA/ASN guideline and position statement...
  31. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care in West Virginia
    Alvin H Moss
    W V Med J 101:5. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint A viable alternative to traditional living wills
    Susan E Hickman
    Hastings Cent Rep 34:4-5; author reply 5-6. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint The frequency and significance of the "difficult" patient: The nephrology community's perceptions
    Karren King
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 11:234-9. 2004
    ..These results highlight the need for increased training for personnel and the development of policies by dialysis units to address this increasingly common problem...
  34. ncbi request reprint The need for end-of-life care training in nephrology: national survey results of nephrology fellows
    Jean L Holley
    Nephrology Division, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:813-20. 2003
    ..Our study therefore suggests that training in palliative care be incorporated into fellowship program curricula...