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Finding a ‘new normal’ following acute illness: A qualitative study of influences on frail older people’s care preferences (2018)
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Etkind, S. N., Lovell, N., Nicholson, C. J., Higginson, I. J., & Murtagh, F. E. (in press). Finding a ‘new normal’ following acute illness: A qualitative study of influences on frail older people’s care preferences. Palliative medicine, doi:10.1177/0269216318817706

Background: The frail older population is growing, and many frail older people have episodes of acute illness. Patient preferences are increasingly considered important in the delivery of person-centred care and may change following acute illness.... Read More

Advance care planning with patients who have end-stage kidney disease: A systematic realist review (2018)
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O'Halloran, P., Noble, H., Norwood, K., Maxwell, P., Shields, J., Fogarty, D., …Brazil, K. (2018). Advance care planning with patients who have end-stage kidney disease: A systematic realist review. Journal of pain and symptom management, 56(5), 795-807.e18. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.008

Context Patients with end-stage kidney disease have a high mortality rate and disease burden. Despite this, many do not speak with health care professionals about end-of-life issues. Advance care planning is recommended in this context but is complex... Read More

Validation of the IPOS-Renal Symptom Survey in advanced kidney disease; a cross-sectional study (2018)
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Raj, R., Ahuja, K., Frandsen, M., Murtagh, F. E. M., & Jose, M. (in press). Validation of the IPOS-Renal Symptom Survey in advanced kidney disease; a cross-sectional study. Journal of pain and symptom management, ISSN 0885-3924

Context: The significant symptom burden in advanced renal disease is often poorly recognized by clinicians. Recently, the Integrated Palliative Outcome Score (IPOS) – Renal survey was developed from pre-existing tools to capture these symptoms and... Read More

Influences on care preferences of older people with advanced illness: a systematic review and thematic synthesis (2018)
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Etkind, S. N., Bone, A. E., Lovell, N., Higginson, I. J., & Murtagh, F. E. (2018). Influences on care preferences of older people with advanced illness: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(5), 1031-1039. doi:10.1111/jgs.15272

Objectives To determine and explore the influences on care preferences of older people with advanced illness and integrate our results into a model to guide practice and research. Design Systematic review using Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, Web of S... Read More

Comparison of survival among older adults with kidney failure treated versus not treated with chronic dialysis (2018)
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Tam-Tham, H., Quinn, R. R., Weaver, R. G., Zhang, J., Ravani, P., Liu, P., …Hemmelgarn, B. R. (in press). Comparison of survival among older adults with kidney failure treated versus not treated with chronic dialysis. Kidney International, ISSN 0085-2538

Prior comparisons of survival between dialysis and non-dialysis care for older adults with kidney failure are limited to those managed by nephrologists, and are vulnerable to lead and immortal time biases. We compared time to all-cause mortality amon... Read More

A framework for complexity in palliative care: A qualitative study with patients, family carers and professionals (2018)
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Pask, S., Pinto, C., Bristowe, K., van Vliet, L., Nicholson, C., Evans, C. J., …Murtagh, F. E. (2018). A framework for complexity in palliative care: A qualitative study with patients, family carers and professionals. Palliative medicine, 32(6), 1078-1090. doi:10.1177/0269216318757622

Background: Palliative care patients are often described as complex but evidence on complexity is limited. We need to understand complexity, including at individual patient-level, to define specialist palliative care, characterise palliative care pop... Read More

Prescribing non-opioid drugs in end-stage kidney disease (2017)
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Wilcock, A., Charlesworth, S., Twycross, R., Waddington, A., Worthington, O., Murtagh, F. E., …Kotlinska-Lemieszek, A. (2017). Prescribing non-opioid drugs in end-stage kidney disease. Journal of pain and symptom management, 54(5), (776-787). doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.08.014. ISSN 0885-3924

Palliative care services are increasingly involved in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease, either alone or as a comorbid condition. Because renal impairment often changes the pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic effects of a drug, this... Read More