Patients, Families and Caregivers
Advanced Care Planning
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
CME - Continuing Medical Education
Abstract: Dyspnea is the most common presenting symptom of patients with acute heart failure (AHF). Although dyspnea is an important target for treatment in clinical practice and clinical trials, there remains a lack of consensus on how to assess it. We describe and recommend to use absolute scales such the Likert 5-point or the Visual Analogue Scale rather than any comparator scale such as the Likert 7-point scale. We further recommend starting dyspnea measurements in sitting position and perform, if possible, similar measurements in lying position.
Journal: Therapeautische Umschau
Socrates T, Mebazaa A.
Synopsis: Abstract: Standard measures of dyspnea rely on the patient’s self-report. Declining consciousness and/or cognitive function and nearness to death…
Synopsis: Abstract: There is no universally accepted measurement scale to assess breathlessness in adult palliative care patients. This significantly hampers…
Source: Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC) Synopsis: Background: A parenteral opioid infusion is the standard of care for managing moderate-severe…
Synopsis: Background: Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV, often called ‘BiPAP’) is commonly used in patients with respiratory failure from COPD,…
Synopsis: Abstract: Dyspnea is a disabling distressing symptom that is common in advanced disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Current…
Synopsis: Abstract: Dyspnea is a frequent and devastating symptom among advanced cancer patients for which improved and low-cost palliative techniques…
Source: Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC) Synopsis: Introduction: Dyspnea is defined as a subjective sensation of difficulty breathing. This Fast…