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Palliative Care Research ; : 99-108, 2021.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-874036


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pilot usability used in a telenursing-based cancer pain monitoring system. Health care providers and advanced cancer patients who visited a hospital as outpatients (n=10/group) used and evaluated the system using a Web Usability Scale (WUS) and free description. Of the WUS seven factors, “comprehensibility” and “content reliability” received good evaluation, and “ease of operation”, “visual effects”, “responsiveness”, “usefulness”, and “acceptablity” didn’t received good evaluation. In the free description, the system was evaluated to enhance self-management of cancer pain, a request for expansion of operation, and social issues were shown. Improving patient usability is an issue, and sufficient orientation is required to verify the effects.

Palliative Care Research ; : 318-323, 2015.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-375703


The purpose of this study was to explore the burden of introducing LCP-J in two wards(medical oncology and respiratory medicine)in Tohoku University Hospital. We administered audit evaluations about dying cancer patients and interviewed 2 doctors and 8 nurses regarding LCP-J intervention. LCP-J was used for 22 patients(38%), and no significant difference in infusion, potent opioid analgesic and sedative medication within last 48 hours were seen between users and nonusers. Responses were categorized into[confirm directions about dying care among health care professionals], and[training in dying care in a structured way]as usefulness facets of the LCP-J, and[difficulty in assessment of dying],[burden of health care professionals], and[difficulty using LCP-J without knowledge and training in dying care]as burdens of the LCP-J. We explored the burden of LCP-J in general wards, and found that use of the LCP-J could need education in dying care and backup of the palliative care team.

Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-361787


A 13-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital with a history of syncope after exercise. Neither left ventricular (LV) function nor hypertrophy was detected by transthoracic echocardiography. However, 24-h Holter electrocardiogram demonstrated ST segment depression with increasing heartbeat. Exercise <sup>201</sup>Tl myocardial scintigram also demonstrated ischemia of the anterior LV wall. Multi-slice coronary computed tomography (CT) demonstrated hypoplasia of the left main coronary artery. The syncope on exertion was ascribed to myocardial ischemia due to hypoplasia of the left main coronary artery. We performed off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) (left internal thoracic artery-left descending artery). The postoperative course was uneventful and postoperative stress <sup>201</sup>Tl myocardial scintigram demonstrated the absence of myocardial ischemia. Coronary CT demonstrated good graft patency. To date, there has not been any recurrence of syncope on exertion. We herein report a successful off-pump CABG for a patient with syncope due to hypoplasia of the left main coronary artery. Syncope on exertion due to hypoplasia of the left main coronary artery is very rare. However, certain forms of congenital coronary anomalies are associated with adverse cardiac events, including sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis, therefore, can be important and CABG is indicated, especially when there is repetitive syncope due to myocardial ischemia.