Weekend hospital admission for pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia is associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy, and higher risk for respiratory failure.
Survivors of childhood cancers were hospitalized more often and had longer hospital admissions many years after cancer treatment was completed, compared with the general population.
A higher hospital admission rate is seen for childhood survivors, with highest rates for survivors of neuroblastoma and bone tumors.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A postdischarge phone call to patients 24 to 72 hours after discharge from the acute oncology setting improved patient safety and satisfaction, according to program results presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
Head and neck cancer patients who received daily humidification of the mouth and throat region at the beginning of radiation therapy treatment spent half as many days in the hospital to treat side effects, according to new research.
A higher 90-day mortality was seen after avoidable versus non-avoidable hospitalizations.
Inpatient care for head and neck cancer is becoming concentrated at teaching hospitals.
The care experience of cancer patients is better at hospitals that employ a larger number of cancer specialist nurses, according to a newly published study by the United Kingdom's NHS.
Nearly two-thirds of children receiving stem cell transplants returned to the hospital within 6 months for treatment of unexplained fevers, infections, or other problems, according to a recent study
A nationwide study on patient outcomes after cancer surgeries found that while infections during hospital stays increased during a 10-year period, the death rate from those infections declined.
Early end-of-life talks are associated with less aggressive care and greater use of hospice services when patients do reach their final days.
Surgical care provided to vulnerable population without increase in mortality, morbidity, costs.
Women who have surgery for ovarian cancer at high-volume hospitals have superior outcomes compared with similar patients at low-volume hospitals. This improved survival rate is dependent on the treatment of complications, and not on a lower rate of complications following surgery.
Knowing how much time people with pancreatic cancer spend in the hospital or in medical care can help clinicians make treatment recommendations.
The grief experienced by the oncologists had unique elements beyond sadness, crying, and sleep loss.
Factors have been identified that affect a hospice cancer patient's ability to die in his or her setting of choice.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released Statistical Brief #125 Cancer Hospitalizations for Adults, 2009.
Patient handoffs conducted at bedside support the principles of relationship-based care and benefits both nurses and patients.
Assigning the responsibility of following up on patients' discharge needs to one charge nurse can expedite the process and avoid unnecessary disruptions in patient care.
Room service and other high-end dietary experiences are improving overall care at many cancer centers.
Tiny works of art are stringed together to tell a child's story of courage during the course of treatment for cancer or another serious illness.
Although popular among older women with breast cancer, accelerated partial breast brachytherapy may be less effective and more toxic than standard whole breast irradiation in these patients.
A new initiative launched by CDC is designed to reduce the risk of life-threatening infection in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
A form of psychotherapy that is intended to relieve distress for dying patients and their families showed great effectiveness in a recent study.
At the end of life, US Medicare patients with lung cancer make much more use of chemotherapy than do their counterparts in Ontario, but Canadians are much more likely to be hospitalized.
Palliative treatments, death outside of the hospital, and involvement by a palliative care team all improve the end-of-life experience for persons with head and neck cancer.
The CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee have released new guidelines to help eliminate bloodstream infections associated with intravenous catheters.
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is a safe operation over the long term, indicate the results of a large study.
Although hip fractures are rare in people younger than 70 years, they appear to strike at a much younger age in women who have been treated for breast cancer.
Patients lack knowledge about the medications they take during hospital stays, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine ([Epub ahead of print]).
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