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Case Study: Peds Team Support Improves Quality of Life for Patient and Family

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Husam is an 18-year- old who is developmentally at a three-month- old level with Cerebral Palsy, seizures, and respiratory failure. Hospice of the Western Reserve's pediatric palliative care team met Husam and his mother in June after being contacted by the hospital where he had been receiving treatment.  The family emigrated to the U.S. from Iraq under refugee status in their quest to find medical support for Husam.  An older brother with similar disorders had died in Iraq.
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September 29 2014

Categories: Medical and Clinical Clinical Connections 

Care and Neurogenerative Diseases

Let's take a closer look at the benefits of palliative and hospice care for patients with advanced neurodegenerative diseases. While diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and Huntington's disease have diverse pathologies and trajectories, all are associated with a complex range of symptoms that lead to progressive physical decline and the potential for high levels of prolonged suffering.
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September 09 2014

Categories: Medical and Clinical Clinical Connections Dr. Charles Wellman 

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