life support care

Summary

Summary: Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Withdrawing life-sustaining treatment: ethical considerations
    Sharon Reynolds
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L4, Canada
    Surg Clin North Am 87:919-36, viii. 2007
  2. ncbi Evaluation of a standardized order form for the withdrawal of life support in the intensive care unit
    Patsy D Treece
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:1141-8. 2004
  3. ncbi Prehospital advanced life support provided by specially trained physicians: is there a benefit in terms of life years gained?
    H M Lossius
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Rogaland Central Hospital, Stavanger, Norwegian Air Ambulance, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 46:771-8. 2002
  4. pmc Duration of withdrawal of life support in the intensive care unit and association with family satisfaction
    Eric Gerstel
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Critical Care, Geneva University Hospitals of Geneva and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:798-804. 2008
  5. doi Acquisition and retention of basic life support skills in an untrained population using a personal resuscitation manikin and video self-instruction (VSI)
    Anne Møller Nielsen
    Department of Anaesthesia, Centre of Head and Orthopaedics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Resuscitation 81:1156-60. 2010
  6. ncbi Death in emergency departments: a multicenter cross-sectional survey with analysis of withholding and withdrawing life support
    Philippe Le Conte
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Nantes University Hospital, Nantes Cedex 01, France
    Intensive Care Med 36:765-72. 2010
  7. pmc Policies of withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in critically ill patients on cardiac intensive care units in Germany: a national survey
    Christoph Schimmer
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 14:294-9. 2012
  8. ncbi Withdrawing and withholding life support in the intensive care unit: a Spanish prospective multi-centre observational study
    A Esteban
    Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Carretera de Toledo Km 12, 500, Getafe 28905, Madrid, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 27:1744-9. 2001
  9. ncbi Pediatric pre-hospital advanced life support care in an urban setting
    F E Babl
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 17:5-9. 2001
  10. ncbi Stability of older adults' preferences for life-sustaining medical treatment
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92696 7085, USA
    Health Psychol 22:605-15. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Prevention of age-associated musculoskeletal loss by n-3 fatty acids
    Md Mizanur Rahman; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2001
  3. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2002
  4. METHODOLOGIC RESEARCH IN SIMULATING COMPLEX DISEASE
    Mark Roberts; Fiscal Year: 1991
  5. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2003
  6. EFFECT OF CALMODULIN INHIBITORS ON ADRIAMYCIN RESISTANCE
    Ram Ganapathi; Fiscal Year: 1990
  7. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2004
  8. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2000
  9. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2002
  10. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2001

Detail Information

Publications226 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Withdrawing life-sustaining treatment: ethical considerations
    Sharon Reynolds
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L4, Canada
    Surg Clin North Am 87:919-36, viii. 2007
    ..Understanding of the limits of treatment, expertise in palliation of symptoms, skillful communication, and careful orchestration of controllable events can help to manage the withdrawal of life support appropriately...
  2. ncbi Evaluation of a standardized order form for the withdrawal of life support in the intensive care unit
    Patsy D Treece
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 32:1141-8. 2004
    ..We describe a quality improvement project implementing and evaluating a "withdrawal of life support order form" to improve quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit...
  3. ncbi Prehospital advanced life support provided by specially trained physicians: is there a benefit in terms of life years gained?
    H M Lossius
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Rogaland Central Hospital, Stavanger, Norwegian Air Ambulance, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 46:771-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of the study was to assess the health benefit from an anesthesiologist-manned prehospital emergency medical service (EMS), and to separate the benefit of the anesthesiologist from that of rapid transport...
  4. pmc Duration of withdrawal of life support in the intensive care unit and association with family satisfaction
    Eric Gerstel
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Critical Care, Geneva University Hospitals of Geneva and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:798-804. 2008
    ..Most deaths in the intensive care unit (ICU) involve withholding or withdrawing multiple life-sustaining therapies, but little is known about how to proceed practically and how this process affects family satisfaction...
  5. doi Acquisition and retention of basic life support skills in an untrained population using a personal resuscitation manikin and video self-instruction (VSI)
    Anne Møller Nielsen
    Department of Anaesthesia, Centre of Head and Orthopaedics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Resuscitation 81:1156-60. 2010
    ..No accurate assessment of the actual improvement in skills after attending a VSI course has been determined, and in this study we assess the skill improvement in laypersons undergoing VSI...
  6. ncbi Death in emergency departments: a multicenter cross-sectional survey with analysis of withholding and withdrawing life support
    Philippe Le Conte
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Nantes University Hospital, Nantes Cedex 01, France
    Intensive Care Med 36:765-72. 2010
    ..To describe the characteristics of patients who die in emergency departments and the decisions to withhold or withdraw life support...
  7. pmc Policies of withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in critically ill patients on cardiac intensive care units in Germany: a national survey
    Christoph Schimmer
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 14:294-9. 2012
    ..To determine the decision-making process of withholding and/or withdrawal (WH/WD) of life-sustaining treatment in cardiac intensive care units (ICUs) in Germany...
  8. ncbi Withdrawing and withholding life support in the intensive care unit: a Spanish prospective multi-centre observational study
    A Esteban
    Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Carretera de Toledo Km 12, 500, Getafe 28905, Madrid, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 27:1744-9. 2001
    ..To determine how frequently life support is withheld or withdrawn from adult critically ill patients, and how physicians and patients families agree on the decision regarding the limitation of life support...
  9. ncbi Pediatric pre-hospital advanced life support care in an urban setting
    F E Babl
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 17:5-9. 2001
    ..To describe pediatric advanced life support (PALS) in a single urban environment and clarify educational priorities for ALS pre-hospital providers and pediatric medical control physicians...
  10. ncbi Stability of older adults' preferences for life-sustaining medical treatment
    Peter H Ditto
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine 92696 7085, USA
    Health Psychol 22:605-15. 2003
    ....
  11. ncbi Recommendations for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a consensus statement by the American College [corrected] of Critical Care Medicine
    Robert D Truog
    Harvard Medical School and Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:953-63. 2008
    ..S. perspective. They do not use an evidence grading system because most of the recommendations are based on ethical and legal principles that are not derived from empirically based evidence...
  12. pmc Decision making and modes of death in a tertiary neonatal unit
    R Roy
    Homerton University Hospital, London E9 6SR, UK
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 89:F527-30. 2004
    ..To study the frequency and reason for withdrawal/withholding of life sustaining treatment (LST) and do not resuscitate (DNR) orders in infants who died in a tertiary neonatal unit...
  13. ncbi Withholding and withdrawing life-support therapy in an Emergency Department: prospective survey
    Philippe Le Conte
    Service d Accueil et d Urgences, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, 44093 Nantes, France
    Intensive Care Med 30:2216-21. 2004
    ....
  14. pmc The OPALS Major Trauma Study: impact of advanced life-support on survival and morbidity
    Ian G Stiell
    The Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, and the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 178:1141-52. 2008
    ..To date, the benefit of prehospital advanced life-support programs on trauma-related mortality and morbidity has not been established..
  15. pmc The baby MB case: medical decision making in the context of uncertain infant suffering
    Monique Jonas
    Centre for Professional Ethics, Keele Hall, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    J Med Ethics 33:541-4. 2007
    ..It is suggested that when genuine uncertainty over the interests of an infant exists, parental views about treatment should prevail...
  16. pmc End-of-life decisions in Greek intensive care units: a multicenter cohort study
    Georgios Kranidiotis
    First Critical Care Department, Evangelismos Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 45 47 Ypsilantou Str, Athens, 10675, Greece
    Crit Care 14:R228. 2010
    ....
  17. ncbi Tube feedings and persistent vegetative state patients: ordinary or extraordinary means?
    Peter Clark
    Department of Theology, Saint Joseph s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135 1395, USA
    Christ Bioeth 12:43-64. 2006
    ..Moreover, additional analysis is needed to determine whether the papal allocution is in conflict with the traditional Catholic medical ethics understanding of the ordinary-extraordinary care distinction...
  18. ncbi Simple changes can improve conduct of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit
    Richard I Hall
    Department of Anesthesia, Dalhousie University, and the Intensive Care Services, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:631-6. 2004
    ..To describe changes to the conduct of withdrawal of life support (WOLS) in two teaching hospital tertiary care medical surgical intensive care units (ICUs) in a single centre over two distinct time periods...
  19. ncbi Legal basis for ethical withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment from infants and children
    James Tibballs
    Intensive Care Unit and Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children s Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:230-6. 2007
    ..These legal principles may facilitate difficult ethical decisions. This article identifies a number of common law cases which establishes these principles...
  20. pmc Is it in the best interests of an intellectually disabled infant to die?
    D Wilkinson
    Mercy Hospital for Women, PO Box 5027, Heidelberg West, Victoria 3081, Australia
    J Med Ethics 32:454-9. 2006
    ..The best interests of the child can be affected by severe or profound intellectual disability. It is, though, not as clear-cut as some might expect...
  21. ncbi Parental refusal of medical treatment for a newborn
    John J Paris
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167, USA
    Theor Med Bioeth 28:427-41. 2007
    ..We conclude with support for the policy articulated in the 2007 guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics on non-intervention or withdrawal of intensive care for high-risk newborns...
  22. ncbi End-of-life models and emergency department care
    Garrett K Chan
    University of California, San Francisco, Department of Physiological Nursing, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:79-86. 2004
    ..There is very little information about end-of-life care in the ED. This article explores ED culture and characteristics, and examines the applicability of current end-of-life care models...
  23. ncbi Discrepancies between perceptions by physicians and nursing staff of intensive care unit end-of-life decisions
    Edouard Ferrand
    Unité de Réanimation Chirurgicale et Traumatologique, Service d Anesthesie Reanimation, Hopital Henri Mondor, AP HP, 51 rue du Mal de Lattre de Tassigny, 94010 Creteil Cedex, France
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:1310-5. 2003
    ..Recommendations and legislation may help to build consensus and avoid conflicts among caregivers at each step of the decision-making process...
  24. doi End-of-life practices in seven Brazilian pediatric intensive care units
    Patricia M Lago
    Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre Brazil and Pediatric and Child Health Post Graduation Program, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 9:26-31. 2008
    ..To evaluate the incidence of life support limitation and medical practices in the last 48 hrs of life of children in seven Brazilian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs)...
  25. ncbi Withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in anticipation of death in the intensive care unit
    Deborah Cook
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    N Engl J Med 349:1123-32. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the clinical determinants that were associated with the withdrawal of mechanical ventilation...
  26. ncbi End-of-life: the Islamic view
    Abdulaziz Sachedina
    Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, PO Box 400126, Charlotteville, VA 22904, USA
    Lancet 366:774-9. 2005
  27. ncbi Attitudes of European physicians, nurses, patients, and families regarding end-of-life decisions: the ETHICATT study
    Charles L Sprung
    General Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, PO Box 12000, 91120, Jerusalem, Israel
    Intensive Care Med 33:104-10. 2007
    ..To evaluate attitudes of Europeans regarding end-of-life decisions...
  28. ncbi Evolution of the medical practices and modes of death on pediatric intensive care units in southern Brazil
    Délio José Kipper
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Sao Lucas, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:258-63. 2005
    ..Methods: A cross-sectional study based on a retrospective chart review (1988 and 1998) and on prospective data collection (from May 1999 to May 2000)...
  29. ncbi Understanding and changing attitudes toward withdrawal and withholding of life support in the intensive care unit
    Deborah Cook
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Crit Care Med 34:S317-23. 2006
    ..Understanding these attitudes may offer valuable insights about strategies that should help improve the care for dying patients and their families...
  30. ncbi Limitation of life support: frequency and practice in a Hong Kong intensive care unit
    Thomas A Buckley
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Crit Care Med 32:415-20. 2004
    ..To examine the frequency and the decision-making processes involved in limiting (withdrawing and withholding) life support therapy in critically ill Chinese patients in the intensive care unit...
  31. ncbi Evaluation of changes in forgoing life-sustaining treatment in Israeli ICU patients
    Daniel J Jakobson
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem, Israel 91120, USA
    Chest 126:1969-73. 2004
    ..Over the last several years, there have been legal decisions and changes in medical directives concerning end-of-life decisions in Israel...
  32. ncbi French intensivists do not apply American recommendations regarding decisions to forgo life-sustaining therapy
    F Pochard
    , , Paris, France
    Crit Care Med 29:1887-92. 2001
    ..In many cases, the decision was taken without regard for one or more factors identified as relevant in U.S. guidelines...
  33. doi Withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy in injured patients: variations between trauma centers and nontrauma centers
    Zara Cooper
    Division of Trauma, Burns, and Critical Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Trauma 66:1327-35. 2009
    ..We sought to identify patient and institutional variables predictive of a withdrawal of care order (WOCO) in trauma patients. We hypothesized that the frequency of WOCO would be higher at trauma centers...
  34. ncbi End-of-life care in the ICU: treatments provided when life support was or was not withdrawn
    R I Hall
    Department of Anesthesia, Dalhousie University, Canada
    Chest 118:1424-30. 2000
    ..To compare and contrast use of technology, pharmacology, and physician variability in end-of-life care of ICU patients dying with or without active life support...
  35. ncbi Effect of pre-hospital advanced life support with rapid sequence intubation on outcome of severe traumatic brain injury
    P Klemen
    Center for Emergency Medicine Maribor, University of Maribor Medical Faculty, Maribor, Slovenia
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 50:1250-4. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the impact of pre-hospital trauma care by emergency physicians (EP) on mortality from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a 180-day Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)...
  36. ncbi Extended somatic support for pregnant women after brain death
    David J Powner
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1241-9. 2003
    ....
  37. pmc Empathy and life support decisions in intensive care units
    R Brac Selph
    The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1311-7. 2008
    ..Although experts advocate that physicians should express empathy to support family members faced with difficult end-of-life decisions for incapacitated patients, it is unknown whether and how this occurs in practice...
  38. ncbi A national survey of end-of-life care for critically ill patients
    T J Prendergast
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 158:1163-7. 1998
    ..There is wide variation in end-of-life care, and efforts are needed to understand practice patterns and to establish standards of care for patients dying in ICUs...
  39. ncbi Effect of prehospital advanced life support on outcomes of major trauma patients
    M Eckstein
    University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    J Trauma 48:643-8. 2000
    ..Determine whether prehospital advanced life support (ALS) improves the survival of major trauma patients and whether it is associated with longer on-scene times...
  40. ncbi Prehospital care and outcome of pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Raymond Pitetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:283-90. 2002
    ..The authors of the study described below believe that using this definition would categorize some patients into an ALS group who would otherwise be categorized as having received BLS (i.e., "bag-valve-mask only")...
  41. ncbi Interventions to improve care during withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments
    J Randall Curtis
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:S116-31. 2005
    ..Further research is needed to identify and test the most appropriate and responsive outcome measures and to identify the most effective and cost-effective interventions...
  42. ncbi Level of prehospital care and risk of mortality in patients with and without severe blunt head injury
    Anna Lee
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Injury 34:815-9. 2003
    ..To determine the association between mortality and the level of prehospital care in severely injured blunt trauma patients with or without severe head injury...
  43. ncbi Symptoms of anxiety and depression in family members of intensive care unit patients: ethical hypothesis regarding decision-making capacity
    F Pochard
    , , Paris, France
    Crit Care Med 29:1893-7. 2001
    ..Involvement of anxious or depressed family members in end-of-life decisions should be carefully discussed...
  44. ncbi Withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in a Lebanese intensive care unit: a prospective observational study
    Alexandre Yazigi
    Department of Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Adib Ishac Street, Beirut, Lebanon
    Intensive Care Med 31:562-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate the implementation and process of withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment in an intensive care unit...
  45. pmc Factors affecting physicians' decisions to forgo life-sustaining treatments in terminal care
    H Hinkka
    Kangasala Health Center, Kangasala, Finland
    J Med Ethics 28:109-14. 2002
    ..We sought to study variability in decisions to withdraw or withhold specific life-supporting treatments in terminal care and to evaluate the association between decisions and such background factors...
  46. ncbi Withholding and withdrawal of life support in intensive-care units in France: a prospective survey. French LATAREA Group
    E Ferrand
    Surgical Unit, Henri Mondor University Hospital, Creteil, France
    Lancet 357:9-14. 2001
    ..In France, there are no guidelines available on withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments, and information on the frequency of such decisions is scarce...
  47. ncbi HEMS vs. Ground-BLS care in traumatic cardiac arrest
    Stefano Di Bartolomeo
    Italian Resuscitation Council, Trauma Committee, Italy
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:79-84. 2005
    ....
  48. ncbi Practices of anaesthesiologists with regard to withholding and withdrawal of life support from the critically ill in Turkey
    L Iyilikci
    Department of Anaesthesiology, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 48:457-62. 2004
    ..To determine practices of Turkish anaesthesiologists with regard to withholding and withdrawal of life support from the critically ill...
  49. ncbi Forgoing life support in western European intensive care units: the results of an ethical questionnaire
    J L Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    Crit Care Med 27:1626-33. 1999
    ..To determine current views of European intensive care physicians regarding end-of-life decisions...
  50. ncbi Survey of respiratory therapists' attitudes and concerns regarding terminal extubation
    David C Willms
    Pulmonary Center, Sharp Memorial Hospital, 7901 Frost Street, San Diego CA 92123, USA
    Respir Care 50:1046-9. 2005
    ..There is little published information on the role of respiratory therapists in the process of withdrawal of mechanical ventilatory support...
  51. ncbi Effects of 2 patterns of prehospital care on the outcome of patients with severe head injury
    S Di Bartolomeo
    Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Helicopter Medical Service, Udine, Italy
    Arch Surg 136:1293-300. 2001
    ....
  52. doi The practice of and documentation on withholding and withdrawing life support: a retrospective study in two Dutch intensive care units
    Peter E Spronk
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Gelre Hospitals, Location Lukas, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
    Anesth Analg 109:841-6. 2009
    ..We determined how often life support was withheld or withdrawn in patients who died in the intensive care unit (ICU) or early after ICU discharge and evaluated documentation on decisions regarding these changes in life support orders...
  53. ncbi Fates worse than death: the role of valued life activities in health-state evaluations
    P H Ditto
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Ohio 44242 0001
    Health Psychol 15:332-43. 1996
    ..Implications of these results for end-of-life medical decision making in general and the use of advance medical directives in particular are discussed...
  54. pmc Survey of the general public's attitudes toward advance directives in Japan: how to respect patients' preferences
    Hiroaki Miyata
    Department of Healthcare Quality Assessment, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
    BMC Med Ethics 7:E11. 2006
    ..The rationale for this research is based on the need to investigate patient's preferences regarding treatment at the end of life in order to re-evaluate advance directives policy and practice...
  55. ncbi Families' and physicians' predictions of dialysis patients' preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments in Japan
    Yasuhiko Miura
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Kidney Dis 47:122-30. 2006
    ..It has been believed that patient preferences are understood intuitively by family and caregivers. However, there are no data to support this assumption...
  56. ncbi End-of-life decisions: a cohort study of the withdrawal of all active treatment in intensive care units in the United Kingdom
    Hannah Wunsch
    Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Intensive Care Med 31:823-31. 2005
    ..To describe the epidemiology of active treatment withdrawal in a nationally representative cohort of intensive care units (ICUs) focusing on between-unit differences...
  57. ncbi [Ethics problems at the end of life. Terminal care--euthanasia]
    P Kampits
    Institut fur Philosophie, Universitat Wien, Universitätsstrasse 7, A 1010 Wien
    Wien Med Wochenschr 152:317-9. 2002
    ..The author pleads for a reduction of dogmatic positions and recommends a moderate way between the general liberalisation and the general verdict of euthanasia on the moral and legal levels...
  58. ncbi Issues in the care of the dying
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Med Ethics 2:79-80. 2005
  59. ncbi [Ethical decision-making at the end of life--knowledge and attitudes of medical students]
    M Weber
    III Medizinische Klinik und Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Universitätskliniken Mainz, und Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 129:1556-60. 2004
    ....
  60. ncbi Distress of clinicians with decisions to withhold or withdraw life-support measures
    A T Uhlmann
    J Crit Care 19:118-9; author reply 119-20. 2004
  61. ncbi Artificial hydration and nutrition for the PVS patient: ordinary care or extraordinary intervention?
    Joseph Torchia
    Providence College, Providence Rhode Island, USA
    Natl Cathol Bioeth Q 3:719-30. 2003
  62. ncbi [Death in an intensive care unit. Influence of life support withholding and withdrawal]
    Carlos Gherardi
    Division Terapia Intensiva, Hospital de Clinicas Jose de San Martin, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 66:237-41. 2006
    ..Further research should analyze the influence that moral perception of withdrawal as inconvenient in our society, has over our findings...
  63. ncbi Discrepancies among patients, family members, and physicians in Korea in terms of values regarding the withholding of treatment from patients with terminal malignancies
    Do Youn Oh
    Seoul Municipal Boramae Hospital and Department of Internal MEdicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Chongno Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Cancer 100:1961-6. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi The Schiavo and Korp cases: conceptualising end-of-life decision-making
    Loane Skene
    Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    J Law Med 13:223-9. 2005
    ..That deflects attention from the fundamental legal principle that whatever a patient or the relatives want, they are not legally entitled to demand treatment that doctors consider futile in the circumstances...
  65. ncbi Nurses' and physicians' opinions on aggressiveness of treatment for general ward patients
    Mia Svantesson
    Centre for Nursing Science, Orebro University Hospital, Sweden
    Nurs Ethics 13:147-62. 2006
    ..When considering full treatment, nurses used quality-of-life rationales for significantly more patients than the physicians. Respect for patients' wishes had a minor influence...
  66. ncbi Withholding and withdrawal of therapy in New Zealand intensive care units (ICUs): a survey of clinical directors
    K M Ho
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, North Shore Hospital, Auckland 1309, New Zealand
    Anaesth Intensive Care 32:781-6. 2004
    ..Hospice ward or the patient's home was the preferred place for palliative care in 32% of the responses...
  67. ncbi Canadian nurses' and respiratory therapists' perspectives on withdrawal of life support in the intensive care unit
    Graeme M Rocker
    Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    J Crit Care 20:59-65. 2005
    ..To describe perspectives of nurses (RNs) and respiratory therapists (RTs) related to end-of-life care for critically ill patients...
  68. ncbi Caring for patients and families at the end of life: withdrawal of intensive care in the patient's home
    Sue Mann
    Clinical Charge Nurse, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U935. 2004
    ..To describe our experience of transporting 17 intensive care patients home to die...
  69. ncbi Missed opportunities during family conferences about end-of-life care in the intensive care unit
    J Randall Curtis
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359762, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:844-9. 2005
    ..Improved communication with family members of critically ill patients can decrease the prolongation of dying in the intensive care unit (ICU), but few data exist to guide the conduct of this communication...
  70. ncbi The frequency of withdrawal from acute care is impacted by severe acute renal failure
    Richard Swartz
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0363, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:676-82. 2004
    ..Having similar data for complicated ARF would facilitate decision making for families and caregivers when these difficult situations arise...
  71. ncbi Consultation of parents in actual end-of-life decision-making in neonates and infants
    Veerle Provoost
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 165:859-66. 2006
    ..1%). Parents of infants with a small gestational age more often explicitly requested an ELD...
  72. ncbi Terri Schiavo and the law
    Thomas C Marks
    Stetson University College of Law, USA
    Albany Law Rev 67:843-7. 2004
  73. ncbi Catholicism, death and modern medicine
    Lisa Sowle Cahill
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    America (NY) 192:14-7. 2005
  74. ncbi Variability in end-of-life care--how much is too much?
    Robert D Truog
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:368-9. 2005
  75. pmc Perceptions of patients on the utility or futility of end-of-life treatment
    K L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System 151C U, University Drive C, Bldg 28, MB 1A129, Pittsburgh, PA 15240 1000, USA
    J Med Ethics 32:444-9. 2006
    ..Patients were allowed to discuss their concerns about end-of-life care, so that their ideas about treatment futility or utility could be extrapolated by us...
  76. ncbi Unilateral withholding and withdrawal of potentially life-sustaining treatment: a violation of dignity under the law in Canada
    Jocelyn Downie
    Health Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Palliat Care 20:143-9. 2004
    ..I then offer a concrete proposal for institutional policy with respect to unilateral withholding and withdrawal of treatment in light of the law...
  77. ncbi [End-of-life practices in European intensive care units]
    Hans Henrik Bulow
    Amtssygehuset i Glostrup, Intensiv Afdeling
    Ugeskr Laeger 167:1522-5. 2005
  78. ncbi Precommitment: a misguided strategy for securing death with dignity
    Rebecca Dresser
    Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Tex Law Rev 81:1823-47. 2003
  79. ncbi Life-support limitation in the pre-hospital setting
    Graeme Rocker
    Intensive Care Med 32:1464-6. 2006
  80. ncbi End of life in ICU--care of the dying or 'pulling the plug'?
    N Collins
    Dept of Intensive Care Medicine, Mater Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin
    Ir Med J 99:112-4. 2006
    ..Artificial nutrition and hydration were rarely withdrawn...
  81. ncbi Documentation on withdrawal of life support in adult patients in the intensive care unit
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Madison, Wis, USA
    Am J Crit Care 13:328-34. 2004
    ..Chart reviews of this process could be used not only to assess the quality of documentation but also to provide information for quality improvement and research...
  82. ncbi Living and dying in a post-Schiavo world
    Thomas Wm Mayo
    Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, USA
    J Health Law 38:587-608. 2005
    ..Looking through a post-Schiavo lens, the Article examines state law addressing these issues and how these choices may be reexamined in the coming years...
  83. ncbi Managing conflict at the end of life
    M Gregg Bloche
    Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:2371-3. 2005
  84. pmc Ethics roundtable debate: withdrawal of tube feeding in a patient with persistent vegetative state where the patients wishes are unclear and there is family dissension
    Tom Buckley
    Intensive Care Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Crit Care 8:79-84. 2004
    ..We examine a case where the State's interests come into play, forcing a controversial resolution...
  85. ncbi Threats to "informed" advance directives for the severely physically challenged?
    John R Bach
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103 2406, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:S23-8. 2003
    ....
  86. ncbi "Do everything!" Encountering "futility" in medical practice
    Stephen N Nelson
    MeritCare Medical Group, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
    Ethics Med 19:103-13. 2003
  87. ncbi Withdrawal of life support: intensive caring at the end of life
    Thomas J Prendergast
    Departments of Medicine and Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 3D, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    JAMA 288:2732-40. 2002
    ..This shift from individual responsibility to patient-focused consensus often permits the family to understand, perhaps reluctantly and with great sadness, that intensive caring may involve letting go of life-sustaining interventions...
  88. pmc Intensive care unit cultures and end-of-life decision making
    Judith Gedney Baggs
    School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 2941, USA
    J Crit Care 22:159-68. 2007
    ..This research was designed to study limitation of treatment decision making in real time and to evaluate similarities and differences in the cultural contexts of 4 ICUs and the relationship of those contexts to EOLDM...
  89. ncbi [Withholding and withdrawing treatment, ethical and legal aspects]
    Reidar Pedersen
    Seksjon for medisinsk etikk, Universitetet i Oslo, Postboks 1130 Blindern, 0318 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 127:1648-50. 2007
    ..In the wake of medical progress an important ethical discussion has arisen about when to withhold and when to withdraw life-sustaining treatment...
  90. pmc Increasing use of DNR orders in the elderly worldwide: whose choice is it?
    E P Cherniack
    Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged, Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged, 100 W Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10468, USA
    J Med Ethics 28:303-7. 2002
    ..The process ought to include education for patients about the process and efficacy of CPR, and for physicians on how to consider the values and levels of knowledge of their patients, whose preferences may differ from their own...
  91. ncbi Studying communication about end-of-life care during the ICU family conference: development of a framework
    J Randall Curtis
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Crit Care 17:147-60. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the way this communication is currently conducted...
  92. ncbi Life support for patients without a surrogate decision maker: who decides?
    Douglas B White
    University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94143 0903, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:34-40. 2007
    ..Physicians in intensive care units have withdrawn life support in incapacitated patients who lack surrogate decision makers and advance directives, yet little is known about how often this occurs or under what circumstances...
  93. ncbi Finding agreement to limit life-sustaining treatment for children who are in state custody
    T Savage
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, Rehabilitation Institute, Chicago, IL, USA
    Pediatr Nurs 27:594-7. 2001
    ..This article discusses the procedural as well as ethical issues involved in the process of finding agreement to limit life-sustaining treatment for children who are in state custody...
  94. ncbi Position of the American Dietetic Association: ethical and legal issues in nutrition, hydration, and feeding
    Julie O Sullivan Maillet
    School of Health Related Professions, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:716-26. 2002
    ....
  95. ncbi The best interests test at the end of life on PICU: a plea for a family centred approach
    D Inwald
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, 7th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Arch Dis Child 93:248-50. 2008
    ..These criticisms could be largely addressed by taking into account the interests of others, particularly the interests of close family members...
  96. doi A case from the department of neurology
    Stephen Krieger
    Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 75:53-6. 2008
    ..In conclusion, we discuss whether the fact that his grave neurological condition was caused by a suicide attempt was relevant to the decision to continue or withdraw life support...
  97. pmc Withdrawing life support and resolution of conflict with families
    Jenny Way
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    BMJ 325:1342-5. 2002
  98. doi End-of-life decision before and after birth: changing ethical considerations
    Andrew B Pinter
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Pecs, 7623 Pecs, Hungary
    J Pediatr Surg 43:430-6. 2008
    ....
  99. ncbi Law's effect on the quality of end-of-life care: lessons from the Schiavo case
    Robert A Burt
    Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S348-54. 2006
    ....
  100. ncbi [Limiting life sustaining therapies]
    E Azoulay
    Service de Reanimation Medicale, Hôpital Saint Louis et Université Paris 7, France
    Rev Mal Respir 23:13S29-45. 2006
    ..Intensivists are increasingly implementing end-of-life decisions in patients who remain dependent on life sustaining therapies without hope for recovery...
  101. ncbi Limiting and rationing treatment in paediatric and neonatal intensive care
    Peter Marc Fortune
    Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, Pendlebury, Manchester M20 3FJ, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 20:577-88. 2006
    ..I have drawn the discussions closer to clinical practice with the intention of making them more useful, for those engaged in direct patient care, than those focused around philosophical principles...

Research Grants99

  1. Prevention of age-associated musculoskeletal loss by n-3 fatty acids
    Md Mizanur Rahman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  2. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..They will also foster the development of the applicant's research skills so as to become an independent researcher addressing the needs of children with complex chronic conditions. ..
  3. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..They will also foster the development of the applicant's research skills so as to become an independent researcher addressing the needs of children with complex chronic conditions. ..
  4. METHODOLOGIC RESEARCH IN SIMULATING COMPLEX DISEASE
    Mark Roberts; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Survival and costs are directly linked, and the timing decision impacts both survival and resources spent on ESLD...
  5. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..They will also foster the development of the applicant's research skills so as to become an independent researcher addressing the needs of children with complex chronic conditions. ..
  6. EFFECT OF CALMODULIN INHIBITORS ON ADRIAMYCIN RESISTANCE
    Ram Ganapathi; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..The proposed studies should in the long term help us understand the molecular basis for the acquisition and expression of resistance to adriamycin and the potential role of calmodulin inhibitors in modulating adriamycin cytotoxicity...
  7. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..They will also foster the development of the applicant's research skills so as to become an independent researcher addressing the needs of children with complex chronic conditions. ..
  8. PROFILING THE NEEDS OF DYING CHILDREN
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..They will also foster the development of the applicant's research skills so as to become an independent researcher addressing the needs of children with complex chronic conditions. ..
  9. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..PSOC members are active in scientific and administrative activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  10. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..PSOC members are active in scientific and administrative activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  11. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..PSOC members are active in scientific and administrative activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  12. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..PSOC members are active in scientific and administrative activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  13. AGING BIOMARKER--CARDIAC NOREPINEPHRINE
    Jay Roberts; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..We believe that these studies will lead to the development of MIBG uptake and release in the human heart as a valid biomarker for testing future interventions in the aging process...
  14. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..PSOC members are active in scientific and administrative activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  15. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..PSOC members are active in scientific and administrative activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  16. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..PSOC members are active in administrative and scientific activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  17. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..PSOC members are active in administrative and scientific activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  18. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..PSOC members are active in administrative and scientific activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  19. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..PSOC members are active in administrative and scientific activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  20. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PSOC members are active in administrative and scientific activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  21. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..PSOC members are active in administrative and scientific activities and are dedicated to support the goals of the Southwest Oncology Group. ..
  22. TRANSGENIC PROBES OF GLUCOCORTICOID INVOLVEMENT IN AGING
    James Nelson; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The results of these studies will provide the most conclusive evidence to data on whether hyperadrenocorticism plays a role in the anti-aging action of DR and, if so, on the underlying mechanisms through which it acts. ..
  23. TRANSGENIC PROBES OF GLUCOCORTICOID INVOLVEMENT IN AGING
    James Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The results of these studies will provide the most conclusive evidence to data on whether hyperadrenocorticism plays a role in the anti-aging action of DR and, if so, on the underlying mechanisms through which it acts. ..
  24. EFFECTS OF A POLYAMINE INHIBITOR ON MURINE LUPUS
    T Thomas; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ....
  25. OMEGA 3 LIPIDS AND CALORIES EFFECT ON SLE AND AGING
    Gabriel Fernandes; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  26. OMEGA 3 LIPIDS AND CALORIES EFFECT ON SLE AND AGING
    Gabriel Fernandes; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  27. OMEGA 3 LIPIDS AND CALORIES EFFECT ON SLE AND AGING
    Gabriel Fernandes; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  28. THE EFFECT OF TELEMETRY ON ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT CARE
    C Cayten; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..Pre-hospital deaths account for the majority of deaths due to acute cardiac disease, and acute cardiac disease is our leading cause of death. ..
  29. OMEGA 3 LIPIDS AND CALORIES EFFECT ON SLE AND AGING
    Gabriel Fernandes; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  30. OMEGA 3 LIPIDS AND CALORIES EFFECT ON SLE AND AGING
    Gabriel Fernandes; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  31. Propensity Scores and Preventive Drug Use in the Elderly
    TIL STURMER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assess the value empirical Bayes correction of the PS compared with variable selection. Dissemination of our results will increase correct application of PS methods including methods to adjust for unmeasured confounding. ..
  32. Propensity Scores and Preventive Drug Use in the Elderly
    TIL STURMER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..assess the value empirical Bayes correction of the PS compared with variable selection. Dissemination of our results will increase correct application of PS methods including methods to adjust for unmeasured confounding. ..
  33. Investigation of synergism between mTOR and eEF2 kinase pathways
    Alexey G Ryazanov; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The results of this study will have important implication for understanding the mechanisms of aging and may potentially result in therapeutic opportunities in the future. ..
  34. Quality of Life in Patients Near the End of Life
    Carla Herman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Methods for testing dependent correlations will be used to compare correlation coefficients with each other. ..
  35. TRANSPLANT TOLERANCE COSTIMULATION, CYTOKINE & CHIMERISM PROJECT 3
    Thomas Pearson; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..FUNDING NIH / NIA $60,000 05/01/97 - 04/30/98 PUBLICATIONS None P51RR00165-38 1/1/98 12/31/98 Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center ..
  36. SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP
    Saul Rivkin; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..specific objectives are prolongation of life, prolonged disease-free survival, improvement in techniques of early detection and prevention, and the rapid transfer of innovative therapies from the laboratory to the clinic...
  37. Improving Physician Skill at Providing End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results will allow investigators and others to develop targeted educational and systemic interventions to improve the quality of this care. ..
  38. An ICU Intervention to Improve End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The goal of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a generalizable, multi-faceted, nurse-focused quality improvement project designed to improve end-of-life care in the ICU. ..
  39. Improving patient outcomes in end-of-life care provided by physicians and nurses
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If the intervention is effective, it offers the opportunity to improve the end-of-life care received by patients and their families throughout the US. ..
  40. Improving patient outcomes in end-of-life care provided by physicians and nurses
    J Randall Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If the intervention is effective, it offers the opportunity to improve the end-of-life care received by patients and their families throughout the US. ..
  41. Improving patient outcomes in end-of-life care provided by physicians and nurses
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If the intervention is effective, it offers the opportunity to improve the end-of-life care received by patients and their families throughout the US. ..
  42. Randomized trial of an interdisciplinary communication intervention to improve pa
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The facilitated communication intervention is designed to be easily generalizable to other hospitals and ICUs and, if successful, would improve the quality of care patients and their families receive in the ICU. ..
  43. An ICU Intervention to Improve End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The goal of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a generalizable, multi-faceted, nurse-focused quality improvement project designed to improve end-of-life care in the ICU. ..
  44. IMPROVING CLINICIAN-FAMILY COMMUNICATION IN THE ICU
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..In addition, the development of curricula for improving clinician education about clinician-family communication will make an important contribution to the training of nurses and physicians. ..
  45. End-of-life Care for Chronic Lung Disease and Acute Respiratory Failure
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..3. Evaluate the stability of changes in the above outcomes over a 3 month period. 4. Evaluate the efficacy of the intervention for improving physician-nurse collaboration. ..
  46. An ICU Intervention to Improve End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The goal of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a generalizable, multi-faceted, nurse-focused quality improvement project designed to improve end-of-life care in the ICU. ..
  47. End-of-life Care for Chronic Lung Disease and Acute Respiratory Failure
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..3. Evaluate the stability of changes in the above outcomes over a 3 month period. 4. Evaluate the efficacy of the intervention for improving physician-nurse collaboration. ..
  48. Balancing Hope & Truth-Telling for Patients with Ca/COPD
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These strategies will be described and translated into interventions targeting nurses, physicians, and teams who provide care for patients with cancer, COPD, and other life-limiting diseases. ..
  49. Balancing Hope & Truth-Telling for Patients with Ca/COPD
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These strategies will be described and translated into interventions targeting nurses, physicians, and teams who provide care for patients with cancer, COPD, and other life-limiting diseases. ..
  50. Randomized trial of an interdisciplinary communication intervention to improve pa
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The facilitated communication intervention is designed to be easily generalizable to other hospitals and ICUs and, if successful, would improve the quality of care patients and their families receive in the ICU. ..
  51. Randomized trial of an interdisciplinary communication intervention to improve pa
    RUTH ANN ENGELBERG; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The facilitated communication intervention is designed to be easily generalizable to other hospitals and ICUs and, if successful, would improve the quality of care patients and their families receive in the ICU. ..
  52. Improving Physician Skill at Providing End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results will allow investigators and others to develop targeted educational and systemic interventions to improve the quality of this care. ..
  53. An ICU Intervention to Improve End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The goal of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a generalizable, multi-faceted, nurse-focused quality improvement project designed to improve end-of-life care in the ICU. ..
  54. An ICU Intervention to Improve End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The goal of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of a generalizable, multi-faceted, nurse-focused quality improvement project designed to improve end-of-life care in the ICU. ..
  55. Improving patient outcomes in end-of-life care provided by physicians and nurses
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If the intervention is effective, it offers the opportunity to improve the end-of-life care received by patients and their families throughout the US. ..
  56. Balancing Hope & Truth-Telling for Patients with Ca/COPD
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These strategies will be described and translated into interventions targeting nurses, physicians, and teams who provide care for patients with cancer, COPD, and other life-limiting diseases. ..
  57. Improving Physician Skill at Providing End-of-Life Care
    J Curtis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results will allow investigators and others to develop targeted educational and systemic interventions to improve the quality of this care. ..
  58. Traetment Goals at the End of Life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  59. Expanding Treatment Options for Older Persons
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..In addition, the research and mentorship programs will utilize and continue to build the interdisciplinary relationships Dr. Fried has established with medical subspecialties, psychiatry, and the Schools of Nursing and Public Health. ..
  60. Treatment goals at the end of life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This study utilizes a unique cohort of community-dwelling older persons identified as having a terminal illness by objective criteria. ..
  61. Treatment goals at the end of life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  62. Hospice Intervention for Older Adults With End Stage Renal Disease
    Lewis Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  63. Traetment Goals at the End of Life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  64. A randomized trial to improve surrogate decision-making for critically ill elders
    Douglas White; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If effective, the intervention would be broadly applicable and would lend valuable insight on an aspect of the care of elderly patients that has proven difficult to improve. ..
  65. Traetment Goals at the End of Life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  66. Expanding Treatment Options for Older Persons
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, the research and mentorship programs will utilize and continue to build the interdisciplinary relationships Dr. Fried has established with medical subspecialties, psychiatry, and the Schools of Nursing and Public Health. ..
  67. Family Experience: End of Life for a Family Member with a Chronic Illness
    DEBRA LYNN MCHALE WIEGAND; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results of the study will be published and presented in local and national meetings to health care professionals and others who would benefit from information related to how to help these vulnerable family members. ..
  68. Treatment goals at the end of life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This study utilizes a unique cohort of community-dwelling older persons identified as having a terminal illness by objective criteria. ..
  69. Treatment goals at the end of life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Fried s continued success, Yale offers the resources necessary to ensure Dr. Fried s continued development as an independent investigator. ..
  70. Treatment goals at the end of life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This study utilizes a unique cohort of community-dwelling older persons identified as having a terminal illness by objective criteria. ..
  71. Treatment goals at the end of life
    Terri Fried; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study utilizes a unique cohort of community-dwelling older persons identified as having a terminal illness by objective criteria. ..
  72. Organizational Variability and Racial Disparities in Hospice Use
    Kimberly Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This research will determine which hospice programs and practices may increase the use of hospice by African Americans. ..
  73. PECAM1 INVOLVEMENT IN ANGIOGENESIS
    Horace Delisser; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  74. Life Support Decisions for Extremely Premature Infants
    Karen Kavanaugh; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Analysis of data will focus on summarizing each case and identifying themes within and across cases. Data from this study will be used in a subsequent intervention study. ..
  75. Patient-Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning
    KARIN KIRCHHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  76. ICU CULTURE AND PROBLEMATIC TREATMENT LIMITATION CASES
    JUDITH BAGGS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..With a description of such barriers and facilitators, it will be possible to design interventions to serve patients' interests and be mutually acceptable to patients, families, and health care providers. ..
  77. PECAM-1'S INVOLVEMENT IN ANGIOGENESIS
    Horace Delisser; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  78. Resource Over Utilization Due To Serious Alcohol Related Injuries
    Bahman Sayyar Roudsari; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  79. Oxidative stress in regional cerebral blood flow alterations after cardiac arrest
    MIOARA MANOLE; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  80. Short-term training program to increase diversity in health related research
    Horace Delisser; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..End of Abstract) [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  81. PECAM-1 and Alveolization
    Horace Delisser; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  82. Life Support Decisions for Extremely Premature Infants
    Karen Kavanaugh; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Analysis of data will focus on summarizing each case and identifying themes within and across cases. Data from this study will be used in a subsequent intervention study. ..
  83. Patient-Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning
    KARIN KIRCHHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  84. ICU CULTURE AND PROBLEMATIC TREATMENT LIMITATION CASES
    JUDITH BAGGS; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..With a description of such barriers and facilitators, it will be possible to design interventions to serve patients' interests and be mutually acceptable to patients, families, and health care providers. ..
  85. ICU CULTURE AND PROBLEMATIC TREATMENT LIMITATION CASES
    JUDITH BAGGS; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..With a description of such barriers and facilitators, it will be possible to design interventions to serve patients' interests and be mutually acceptable to patients, families, and health care providers. ..
  86. SLEEP HEART HEALTH STUDY
    Helaine Resnick; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Accomplishing these goals will provide important information concerning the public health impact of SDB. ..
  87. Tailoring Depression Treatment Services to Older Adults
    Marsha Wittink; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Tailoring treatments to incorporate aspects of care that patients value most will be studied with the goal of improving uptake of depression treatment among older persons. ..
  88. SF-NET: San Francisco Neurological Emergencies Trials Network
    JESSE HEMPHILL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A network to conduct streamlined trials for these conditions can bring new treatments to clinical care more rapidly. ..
  89. SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXTS OF ADAPTATION
    PETER DITTO; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We request funding to support three (3) predoctoral and three (3) postdoctoral trainees in the next project period. ..
  90. SF-NET: San Francisco Neurological Emergencies Trials Network
    JESSE HEMPHILL; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..A network to conduct streamlined trials for these conditions can bring new treatments to clinical care more rapidly. ..
  91. Resource Over Utilization Due To Serious Alcohol Related Injuries
    Bahman Sayyar Roudsari; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  92. Patient-Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning
    KARIN KIRCHHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  93. Secondary Brain Injury in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
    JESSE HEMPHILL; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In conjunction with the didactic training and mentoring undertaken, this program will foster Dr. Hemphill's development into an independent researcher in neurologic critical care, specifically focusing on intracerebral hemorrhage. ..
  94. Organizational Variability and Racial Disparities in Hospice Use
    Kimberly Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This research will determine which hospice programs and practices may increase the use of hospice by African Americans. ..
  95. Tailoring Depression Treatment Services to Older Adults
    Marsha Wittink; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Tailoring treatments to incorporate aspects of care that patients value most will be studied with the goal of improving uptake of depression treatment among older persons. ..
  96. Patient-Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning
    KARIN KIRCHHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..