Year 2021 / Volume 28 / Number 2

Editorial
Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 75-76 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1270/2021
Javier Rocafort1
1Fundación Vianorte Laguna, Madrid

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 77-86 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1174/2020
Cristina Trasancos Escura1, Marina Gandía Herrero2, María Teresa Herranz Marín3
1Servicio de Medicina Interna. Hospital Vega Baja de Orihuela, Orihuela. 2Ud. Cuidados Paliativos. Serv. Medicina Interna. . Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Murcia. 3Servicio de Medicina Interna. Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Murcia

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Background and objectives: Patients with heart failure (HF) have physical and emotional symptoms, spiritual and intellectual concerns, especially in end-stage HF. Frequently, these needs are unknown by health care professionals attending to these patients. This could influence decisions about end-of-life care. Our objective was to assess the information about needs and preferences...

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 87-93 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1211/2020
Idoya Serrano Pejenaute1, Jesús Sánchez Echaniz2, Julio López-Bayón2
1Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Cruces, Barakaldo. 2Servicio de Pediatría. Ud. de Hospitalización a Domicilio y Cuidados Paliativos Pediátricos. Hospital Universitario Cruces, Barakaldo

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Introduction and objectives: The evident progress of palliative care is a reflection of the needs of today’s society. However, there are still difficulties in its development. Death is a social taboo, and this is one of the barriers to implementation. The aim of this study is to analyse the perception of death among Medical Interns (MI), to promote reflection, and to explore lines...

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 94-101 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1214/2020
Julia González-Vaca1, Carmen Sarabia Cobo2, Eva M. Melendo Azuela3
1Departament d’Infermeria medicoquirúrgica. Universidad de Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.. 2Facultad de Enfermería. Universidad de Cantanbria, Santander. 3Departamento de Salud. Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona

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Introduction: It is estimated that 30-50 % of people with dementia experience chronic pain at nursing homes in Spain. Despite the fact that there are many validated scales for the assessment of pain in people with dementia, there is still no single scale that may be considered the goldstandard. Furthermore, no studies have been carried out in this regard in a social and health environment....

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 102-110 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1224/2020
Carme García Benito1, Clara González Ojea1, Diego Pereiro Corbacho1, Isaura Fernández Pérez1, Noemi de Dios Álvarez1, Alberto Garrido Fernández1
1Servicio de Oncoloxía Médica. Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo (Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro),

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Background: Pain is often inadequately treated in patients with cancer. Although in recent years there have been major advances in the treatment of pain, there are still gaps for a global treatment, such as breakthrouth cancer pain (BCP).
Objectives: The main objective was to evaluate the prevalence of BCP in a sample of patients admitted to a oncology medical department, in order...

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 111-119 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1227/2020
Jorge Alberto Ramos-Guerrero1, Luis Miguel Hernández-Flores2, Alejandro Quiroz-Hernández3, Mónica Moreno-Camacho4, Ramiro López-Elizalde5
1Atención Médica Familiar. Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales para los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE), San Martín Hidalgo. 2Epidemiología. Nuevo Hospital General de la Delegación Zona Sur. ISSSTE, Ciudad de México. 3PALIATIVISSSTE. Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales para los Trabajadores del Estado, Ciudad de México. 4Jubilada. Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales para los Trabajadores del Estado, . 5Dirección Normativa de Salud. Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales para los Trabajadores del Estado, Ciudad de México

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Background: Palliative care (PC) alleviates severe suffering related to serious illness and improves quality of life. It is an essential element of universal health coverage and its provision is mandatory in Mexico. However, there are huge gaps between need and provision in the Mexican health sector, of which the Institute of Social Security and Services for State Workers (ISSSTE)...

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Clinical Notes
Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 120-125 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1213/2020
Emília Comas Carbonell1, Marta Pérez Campdepadrós2, Ester Busquets Alibés3, Dolors Mateo Ortega4
1Departamento Ciencias Sociales y Salud Comunitaria. Universidad de Vic, Vic. 2Servicio de Psiquiatría y Psicología. Servicio de Oncología y Hematología Pediátrica. Hospital St Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat. 3Departamento Ciencias Sociales y Salud Comunitaria. Universidad de Vic. Universidad Central de Cataluña, Vic. 4Servicio de Cuidados Paliativos y Geriatría. Consorcio Sanitario de Terrassa. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Universidad Central de Cataluña, Terrassa

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Introduction: Cancer is considered a life-threatening disease as it implies the probability that the child will die prematurely. There is little information from the pediatric patient's perspective about their psychological experience in life-threatening situations. This study aims to expand knowledge in this area by presenting the experience of a child cancer survivor in lifethreatening...

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 126-130 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1192/2020
Alicia Freijo Martínez1, Lorena García Cabrera1, Alberto del Cristo Artiles Medina2, Lourdes Rexach Cano1
1Equipo de Soporte de Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, . 2Servicio de Urología. Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal,

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Cancer of the penis is a rare condition that in 4-5 % of cases presents with local recurrence after penectomy. Tumor ulcers are lesions that appear in the context of tumors with a high degree of malignancy and/or advanced phase of oncological disease. They are characterized by difficult management since in most patients they are associated with pain, bad odor, abundant exudate, bleeding,...

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 131-132 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1194/2020
Álvaro Sanz1, Alba Puente1, Marta Orozco1, Elvira Morán1
1Sección de Oncología Médica. Hospital Universitario del Río Hortega,

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A 79-year-old woman, who had a history of metastatic colorectal cancer, was admitted at the hospital due to malignant obstructive jaundice. It was performed endoscopic drainage and a biliary plastic stent was placed. She presented fever and pain located on right hypochondria and hip. A computed tomography showed a duodenal perforation with a psoas abscess associated.



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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 133-133
Comité Editorial de Medicina Paliativa1
1Revista Medicina Paliativa,

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 134-139 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1276/2021
Esteve Fernández1, Ana M. García2
1Institut Català d’Oncologia-ICO. Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge. Univ. de Barcelona , . 2Universitat de València. Universitat Pompeu Fabra,

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The writing and publishing of scientific papers, mainly in scientific journals, is an almost necessary component of professional activity in the health sciences. In this series of three articles published by Medicina Paliativa, we shall discuss the keys that will help us improve our writing of scientific articles, and increase the chances of publication. Original articles are presented...

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Letters to Director
Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 140-142 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1237/2021
Leonardo Arce Galvez1, Rene Fernando Rodríguez Jurado1, Jefferson Vera Murillo2
1Departamento de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación. Universidad del Valle, . 2Programa de Riesgo Cardiovascular y Enfermedades Crónicas. Hospital del Valle ,

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Med Paliat. 2021; 28(2): 143-145 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2021.1252/2021
Leonardo Arce Galvez1, Diana Alejandra Mendez Vega2, Rene Fernando Rodríguez Jurado1
1Departamento de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación. Universidad del Valle, . 2Ginecología y Obstetricia. Universidad Libre,

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