Search for dissertations about: "palliative medicine"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 swedish dissertations containing the words palliative medicine.

  1. 1. Quality improvement in palliative care : the role of a national quality register and perceptions of information during palliative chemotherapy

    Author : Lisa Martinsson; Bertil Axelsson; Christina Melin-Johansson; Per Fransson; Kerstin Sandelin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cancer; chemotherapy; communication; end-of-life care; oncology; palliative care; palliative medicine; quality in healthcare; quality register; onkologi; Oncology;

    Abstract : IntroductionThere is a need in palliative care for development of structured methods to assess quality and support improvement. This need is present both within and outside specialised palliative care.Honest information from physicians is regarded as an important part of palliative care. READ MORE

  2. 2. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation : effects on rhythm, symptoms and health-related quality of life

    Author : Anna Björkenheim; Dritan Poçi; Deirdre Lane; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Atrial fibrillation; catheter ablation; symptoms; quality of life;

    Abstract : Background: AF ablation is an increasingly used treatment in patients with AF to improve patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Atrioventricular junction ablation (AVJA) is a palliative treatment option in therapy refractory AF that improves PROs but renders the patient pacemaker dependent. READ MORE

  3. 3. The incurable cancer patient at the end of life : Medical care utilization, quality of life and the additive analgesic effect of paracetamol in concurrent morphine therapy

    Author : Bertil Axelsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Surgery; Palliative; cancer; place of death; health care utilization; quality of life; morphine; paracetamol; pain; Kirurgi; Surgery; Kirurgi; Surgery; kirurgi;

    Abstract : Only 12% of the patients died at home. When the period between diagnosis and death was less than one month, every patient died in an institution. Younger patients, marriedpatients, and those living within the 40 km radius of the hospital utilized more hospital days. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Impact of Advanced Home Care on Health-related Quality of Life Reports in the end of life from palliative care patients with cancer

    Author : Marianne Ahlner-Elmqvist; Marianne Ahlner Elmqvist; Malmö Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; palliative medicine; quality of life;

    Abstract : ABSTRACT The aim of the present work was to compare patients with advanced cancer receiving specialized palliative home care with those receiving conventional care. A hospital-based advanced home care programme was initiated, in order to enable patients to remain at home for a longer period and to choose to die at home. READ MORE

  5. 5. Prognostic factors, treatment and outcome in adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia : Population-based studies in Sweden

    Author : Piotr Kozlowski; Helene Hallböök; Maria Åström; Anita W. Rijneveld; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; adult; chemotherapy; prognosis; population-based; Onkologi; Oncology;

    Abstract : Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has poor prognosis in older/elderly adults and in high-risk/relapsed disease. Recommended treatment of ALL was evaluated (study I-IV). Data was obtained from the Swedish Acute Leukemia registries and from patient records.I. READ MORE