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Palliative care in Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  23761129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Palliative care for Parkinson disease (PD) is a new concept in neurodegenerative care. Abundant evidence exists supporting PD as increasing risk of death, most commonly from aspiration pneumonia despite improvements in motor and non-motor symptom management. Palliative care emphasizes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to symptom management. In the following, the timing for considering palliative care, the communication surrounding this stage of illness, and assessing patients and caregivers will be discussed. Evaluation using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale-PD can help practitioners identify symptoms requiring intervention and track their response to interventions. Adopting palliative care principles will allow neurologists to fulfill the needs of PD patients in advanced stages to the end of life.
Authors:
Janis M Miyasaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current neurology and neuroscience reports     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1534-6293     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100931790     Medline TA:  Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Movement Disorders Centre, The Edmond J Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, miyasaki@uhnresearch.ca.
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