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2010-10-07 01:59:00

BRUSSELS, October 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) launches first European nurse initiative to examine current practices in Breakthrough Cancer Pain and look at ways of improving patient outcomes in palliative care The Breakthrough Cancer Pain Initiative is a nurse-driven initiative launched with the purpose of improving breakthrough pain management for cancer patients. "Patient surveys have shown that breakthrough cancer pain is...

2010-10-06 06:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're living in pain, you're certainly not alone. According to a new survey released today by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) nearly 70% of Americans report that they, or someone they care for, have experienced pain during the past 30 days. While Congress declared 2000 to 2010 the "Decade of Pain Control and Research," chronic, or reoccurring pain still affects more Americans than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. In fact, more than...

2010-10-04 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated cancer care company uniting the largest network of community-based oncologists to advance cancer care in America and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, announced today that Nicholas Vogelzang, M.D., oncologist and renowned investigator at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), an affiliate of the United Network of US Oncology, was presented with the prestigious Eugene P. Schonfeld...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) will feature a discussion titled "Designing the Medical Home for Heart Failure Patients." Contributors Dr. Mary Norine Walsh and Dr. Larry A. Allen will describe treatment and care strategies in the medical home model and how they impact both patients and caregivers. Dr. Mary Norine Walsh, Medical Director of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at St. Vincent Heart...

2010-09-03 05:00:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care providers and researchers in the field of pain management are calling for governments worldwide to recognize the rights of people to the access of reasonable care for acute and chronic pain. Today, at the first annual International Pain Summit, delegates from 84 countries will issue a declaration asserting that access to pain management is a fundamental human right. The Declaration of Montreal emphasizes that management of acute pain is...

2010-09-02 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The entire San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine family mourns the death of Kaye Woltman," said Kathleen Pacurar, President and CEO. "San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine will forever honor Kaye's role in promoting quality of life at every stage of life, for adults and children living with a life-limiting illness. Through her generous support of our annual charity walk, named in memory of her...

2010-08-26 14:07:00

Societal Fears, Unjust Misconceptions and Overly Restrictive Regulation Increasing Pain Epidemic BALTIMORE, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF), the nation's largest consumer advocacy organization for people in pain, released today a position statement imploring the medical community, regulators and concerned stakeholders to reaffirm their ethical commitment to the 76.5 million Americans--or one in four people--who struggle with pain, work collaboratively...

2010-08-26 10:42:00

Four local educational institutions have been selected to participate SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine received a $75,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to develop a palliative care curriculum that will enhance nursing education programs offered locally. Four universities and colleges have been selected to collaborate with The Institute for Palliative Medicine's faculty in integrating palliative care training for...

2010-08-20 11:14:00

San Diego's Institute for Palliative Medicine Praises Study as Opportunity to Raise Awareness SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A precedent-setting study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, August 19 demonstrates definitively that early referrals to palliative care prolongs life for patients living with metastatic lung cancer. While palliative medicine specialists have long observed improvements among their patients, this study conducted at...

2010-08-19 10:02:00

NHPCO Reminds People They Can Ask Physicians for Palliative Care ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released by the New England Journal of Medicine found that among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, those who received palliative care lived, on average, almost two months longer than those who received standard care. Researchers also found that the patients receiving palliative care reported a higher quality of life through the final course of their...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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