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Study questions rate of antibiotic treatment in hospice

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

Antibiotic use is common for hospice patients despite a lack of evidence for its benefits, according to a study in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Researchers in Oregon found that about 1 in 5 patients discharged to hospice are given antibiotics, but antibiotics may not work near the end of life, lead investigator Jon Furuno said. McKnight's Long-Term Care News (07/15)


What portrayals of CPR in the media get wrong

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

Remember that hospice gives patients "Something More"

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

Chaplain: "You don't listen only to people's words"

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

Methylprednisolone doesn't boost opioid's effect against cancer pain

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

CMS raising standards for reporting by hospices

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

How mesothelioma patients can benefit from Choosing Wisely

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

FDA could soon approve Salix's chronic pain drug

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

FDA clears new dosage for pain management patch

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

Irish project puts tools for end-of-life planning online

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014


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