論文

2020年8月

Variations in vital signs at the end of life in non-cancer patients: a retrospective study

Annals of palliative medicine
  • Hosoi, Takahiro
  • ,
  • Ozone, Sachiko
  • ,
  • Hamano, Jun

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開始ページ
2678
終了ページ
2683
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.21037/apm-20-1054
出版者・発行元
AME PUBL CO

[BACKGROUND] The prediction of impending death is important for providing appropriate end-of-life care; however, limited information is currently available on the signs of impending death in non-cancer patients. Furthermore, although vital signs are routinely measured in clinical practice, changes in vital signs in the dying phase in non-cancer patients have not yet been elucidated in detail.
[METHODS] We herein conducted a retrospective study to clarify changes in vital signs before death in noncancer patients. Non-cancer patients who died in a hospital in Japan between April 2017 and April 2018 were examined. Vital signs for up to seven days before death were analyzed, with the average value of each vital sign approximately every twelve hours being plotted. We divided data into two periods: from days -7 to -4 and from day -3 to death. We used a linear mixed model in the two periods, and t-tests were performed to assess whether the gradient of the line across the time variable significantly differed from zero.
[RESULTS] Data from 47 non-cancer patients were analyzed. Systolic blood pressure (P<0.001), diastolic blood pressure (P<0.001), and oxygen saturation (P=0.001) significantl

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.21037/apm-20-1054
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.21037/apm-20-1054
  • ISSN : 2224-5839

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