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Autores: Rojí, Rocío, (Autor de correspondencia); Centeno, Carlos;
ISSN 1751-4258  Vol. 11  Nº 4  2017  págs. 299 - 305
Purpose of review To review recent evidence on the efficacy and safety of methylphenidate as a symptomatic treatment of patients with cancer-related fatigue (CRF). Recent findings Five clinical trials published since 2011 were identified. Two of these concluded that methylphenidate is more efficacious than placebo in providing relief from CRF, but the remaining three showed no difference in favour of methylphenidate. The studies were heterogeneous as per the dosage, scales used for evaluating fatigue and the target group studied. None of the studies detected serious reactions, and only mild and infrequent side-effects of methylphenidate were reported. Three new metanalyses show the slightly superior effect of methylphenidate compared to placebo in CRF. Summary Overall, literature supports the existence of moderate benefit of methylphenidate in CRF, backed up by weak evidence. Future studies should aim at better identifying the profile of patients who would benefit most from this pharmacological intervention.
Autores: Rojí, Rocío; Noguera, Antonio Luís, (Autor de correspondencia); Pikabea-Díaz, F.; et al.
ISSN 1096-6218  Vol. 20  Nº 2  2017  págs. 147 - 154
Context: A mandatory course in palliative care (PC) is organized for all final-year medical students at the University of Navarre. It consists of 24 lectures, 4 workshops, and 1 scheduled five hour clinical PC service experience at two different sites. In the 48 hours after the visit and related to the clinical experience, each student has to complete a 500-word reflective writing (RW) piece. Objective: To investigate how a brief PC clinical experience helps equip the medical student. Methods: Qualitative study of RW. Two researchers produced a content analysis of students¿ RW. They collaboratively developed themes and categories with a constant review of the classification tree and an exhaustive collection of quotes. Differences between services were analyzed (¿2). Results: One hundred sixty-seven RW were analyzed from the 197 students on the course (response rate 85%). Six major themes emerged: All the students identified central aspects of PC work dynamics; students acquired specific PC knowledge (86%); the personal influence of the experience was reported (68%); students described how patients and their caregivers deal with the patients¿ illness (68%); students talked about the essence of PC and essential aspects of medicine (42%); students reported spontaneously having changed their assumptions about PC (15%); and they realized that the experience was relevant to all clinical practice. Categories such as teamwork, the expression of patients¿ and caregivers¿ feelings,
Autores: Salas, Diego; Centeno, Carlos; Rojí, Rocío; et al.
ISSN 1137-6627  Vol. 40  Nº 2  2017  págs. 315 - 317
Autores: Calvo Espinós, C; Escalada Pardo, H; Lama Gay, M; et al.
ISSN 0214-3011  Vol. 827  2011  págs. 16-22
Autores: Arantzamendi, María; Belar, Alazne; Rojí, Rocío;
Título: End of life care
Libro:  Textbook of Palliative Care
2019  págs. 1 - 24
Textbook of Palliative Care is a comprehensive, clinically relevant and state-of-the art book, aimed at advancing palliative care as a science, a clinical practice and as an art. Palliative care has been part of healthcare for over fifty years but we still find ourselves having to explain its nature and practice to colleagues and to the public in general. Healthcare education and training has been slow to recognize the vital importance of ensuring that all practitioners have a good understanding of what is involved in the care of people with serious or advanced illnesses and their families. However, the science of palliative care is advancing and our understanding concerning many aspects of palliative care is developing rapidly. The book is divided into separate sections for ease of use. Over 100 chapters written by experts in their given fields provide up-to-date information on a wide range of topics of relevance to those providing care towards the end of life no matter what the disease may be. We present a global perspective on contemporary and classic issues in palliative care with authors from a wide range of disciplines involved in this essential aspect of care. The Textbook includes sections addressing aspects such as symptom management and care provision, organization of care in different settings, care in specific disease groups, palliative care emergencies, ethics, public health approaches and research in palliative care.