Here's a brief list of publications recently authored by members of the Division of Palliative Medicine.

Gomutbutra P, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Management of moderate-to-severe dyspnea in hospitalized patients receiving palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 May; 45(5):885-91. PMID: 22940561

Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Bruno KA. Two steps forward, one step back: changes in palliative care consultation services in california hospitals from 2007 to 2011. J Palliat Med. 2014 Nov; 17(11):1214-20. PMID: 25084528

Reid T, O'Riordan DL, Mazzini A, Bruno KA, Pantilat SZ. Pediatric palliative care consultation services in california hospitals. J Palliat Med. 2014 Dec; 17(12):1306-10. PMID: 25299845

Pantilat, SZ, Bragg, AR, O'Riordan, DL, Ferrell, B, Lindenauer, P, Lorenz, K, Stoneberg, J. Abstract: Palliative Care Quality Network: Toward Quality Improvement in Palliative Care. J of Palliative Care. 2014 Autumn; 30(3): 204-205.

Rabow MW, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. A statewide survey of adult and pediatric outpatient palliative care services. J Palliat Med. 2014 Dec; 17(12):1311-6. PMID: 25137356.

Bischoff K, Currow DC, Corvera C, Pantilat SZ. Unanswered questions in malignant bowel obstruction. J Pall Care. 2014 30:4;265-70.

Bertain CJ, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Learning from those without: Identifying barriers and creating solutions to establishing hospital palliative care services. J Hosp Med. 2015 Apr;10(4):254-5

Kamal AH, Hanson LC, Casarett DJ, Dy SM, Pantilat SZ, Lupu D, Abernethy AP. The quality imperative for palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015;49(2):243-253.

Kamal AH, Harrison KL, Bakitas M, Dionne-Odon J, Zubkoff L, Akyar I, Pantilat S, O’Riordan D, Bragg A, Bischoff K, Bull J. Improving the Quality of Palliative Care Through National and Regional Collaboration Efforts. Cancer Control. 2015;22(4):396-402.

Pantilat SZ. Hope to reality: The future of hospitalists and palliative care. J Hosp Med. 2015;10(10):701-702.

Gramling R, Gajary-Coots E, Stanek S, Dougoud N, Pyke H, Thomas M, Cimino J, Sanders M, Alexander S, Epstein R, Fiscella K, Gamling S, Anderson W, Pantilat S, Norton S. Design of, and enrollment in, the palliative care communication research initiative: a direct-observation cohort study. BMC Palliat Care. 2015;14:40.

Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Taylor DH Jr, Ritchie CS, Bull JH, Fairclough DL, Hanson LC, LeBlanc TW, Samsa GP, Wolf S, Aziz NM, Currow DC, Ferrell B, Wagner-Johnston N, Zafar SY, Cleary JF, Dev S, Goode PS, Kamal AH, Kassner C, Kvale EA, McCallum JG, Ogunseitan AB, Pantilat SZ, Portenoy RK, Prince-Paul M, Sloan JA, Swetz KM, Von Gunten CF, Abernethy AP. Safety and benefit of discontinuing statin therapy in the setting of advanced, life-limiting illness: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May;175(5):691-700. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0289. Erratum in: JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May;175(5):869. PubMed PMID: 25798575.

Howie-Esquivel J, Carroll M, Brinker E, Kao H, Pantilat S, Rago K, De Marco T. A Strategy to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions and Inpatient Costs. Cardiol Res. 2015 Feb;6(1):201-208. doi: 10.14740/cr384w. Epub 2015 Feb 9. PubMed PMID: 28197226.

Beck KR, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Peters MG. Use of Palliative Care Consultation for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: Survey of Liver Transplant Service Providers. J Palliat Med. 2016 Aug; 19(8):836-41. PMID: 27092870.

Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Boyle D, Barbour S, Turner K, Ciminio J, Moore E, Noort E, MacMillan J., Pearson D, Grywalski M, Liao S, Ferrell B, Meyer J, O’Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Mitchell W, Pantilat S. ICU Bedside Nurses' Involvement in Palliative Care Communication: A Multicenter Survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016;51(3):589-596

Kinderman AL, Harris HA, Brousseau RT, Close P, Pantilat SZ. Starting and Sustaining Palliative Care in Public Hospitals: Lessons Learned from a Statewide Initiative. J Palliat Med. 2016 Sep; 19(9):908-16. PMID: 27167527

Thygeson NM, Wang M, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. Self-Reported California Hospital Palliative Care Program Composition, Certification, and Staffing Level Are Associated with Lower End-of-Life Medicare Utilization. J Palliat Med. 2016;19(12):1281-1287.

Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Rathfon MA, Dracup KA, De Marco T. Etiology of Pain and Its Association with Quality of Life among Patients with Heart Failure. J Palliat Med. 2016;19(12):1254-1259.

Selman LE, Daveson B, Smith M, Johnston B, Ryan K, Morrison RS, Pannell C, McQuillan R, de Wolf-Linder S, Pantilat SZ, Klass L, Meier D, Normand C, Higginson IJ, on behalf of BuildCARE. How empowering is hospital care for older people with advanced disease? Barriers and facilitators from a cross-national ethnography in England, Ireland and the USA. Age and Ageing.2017;46(2):300-309.

Gordon NA, O'Riordan DL, Dracup KA, De Marco T, Pantilat SZ. Let Us Talk About It: Heart Failure Patients' Preferences Toward Discussions about Prognosis, Advance Care Planning, and Spiritual Support. J Palliat Med. 2017 Jan; 20(1):79-83. PMID: 27603266

Sudore RL, Lum HD, You JJ, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Matlock DD, Rietjens JA, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Teno JM, Thomas J, McMahan RD, Heyland DK. Defining Advance Care Planning for Adults: A Consensus Definition from a Multidisciplinary Delphi Panel. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017;53(5):821-832.e821. PMID: 28062339

Pantilat SZ, Marks AK, Bischoff KE, Bragg AR, O'Riordan DL. The Palliative Care Quality Network: Improving the Quality of Caring. J Palliat Med. 2017 Aug;20(8):862-868. Epub 2017 Apr 6.PMID: 28384070

Grubbs V, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Characteristics and outcomes of in-hospital palliative care consultation among patients with renal disease versus other serious illnesses: a retrospective cohort study from the Palliative Care Quality Network. Clin J Amer Soc Nephrol. 2017 ul 7;12(7):1085-1089. Epub 2017 Jun 27. PMID: 28655708

Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Cimino J, Noort J, Pearson D, Boyle D, Grywalski M, Meyer J, O’Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Barbour S, Turner K, Moore E, Liao S, Ferrell B, Mitchell W, Edmonds K, Fairman N, Joseph D, MacMillan J, Milic MM, Miller M, Nakagawa L, O'Riordan DL, Pietras C, Thornberry K, Pantilat SZ. IMPACT-ICU: Multi-Center Implementation of a Palliative Care Professional Development Program for Bedside Critical Care Nurses. Am J Crit Care. 2017 Sep;26(5):361-371. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2017336. PubMed PMID: 28864431.

Bischoff K, Anderson W, Pantilat SZ. A Video Is Worth a Thousand Words. J Hosp Med. 2017;12(9):773-774. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2792. PMID: 28914286

Sudore RL, Heyland DK, Lum HD, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Lorenz K, Howard M, Green MJ, Simon JE, Feuz MA, You JJ. Outcomes that Define Successful Advance Care Planning: A Delphi Panel Consensus. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep 1. pii: S0885-3924(17)30431-1. doi:/> 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.08.025. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28865870.

Bischoff KE, O'Riordan DL, Marks AK, Sudore RL, Pantilat SZ. Care Planning for Inpatients Referred for Palliative Care Consultation. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan/> 1;178(1):48-54. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6313. Erratum in: JAMA Intern
Med. 2018 Jan 1;178(1):157. PubMed PMID: 29159371; PubMed Central PMCID:
PMC5768314.

Kamal A, Kirkland KB, Meier DM, Morgan TS, Nelson EC, Pantilat SZ. A Person-Centered, Registry-Based Learning Health System for Palliative Care: A Path to Coproducing Better Outcomes, Experience, Value, and Science. J Palliat/> Med. 2018 Mar;21(S2):S61-S67. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0354. Epub 2017 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 29091509; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5756463.

Bischoff KE, O'Riordan DL, Fazzalaro K, Kinderman A, Pantilat SZ. Identifying opportunities to improve pain among patients with serious illness. J Pain Symptom/> Manage. 2017 Oct 10. pii: S0885-3924(17)30538-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.09.025. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29030211.