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A Special Touch for Dying Animals

December 2012 Footnotes

By Narda Robinson, DO, DVM

Posted: Nov. 20, 2012, 7:00 p.m. EST

These are the footnotes for Dr. Robinson's December 2012 Evidence Based Medicine column, A Special Touch for a Dying Animal.

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5. Polubinski JP and West L. Implementation of a massage therapy program in the home hospice setting. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2005;30(1):104-106.s

6. Hodgson NA and Lafferty D. Reflexology versus Swedish massage to reduce physiologic stress and pain and improve mood in nursing home residents with cancer: a pilot trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012, Article ID 456897. Doi: 10:1155/2012/456897.

7. Gray RA. The use of massage therapy in palliative care. Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery. 2000;6:77-82.

8. Preece J. Introducing abdominal massage in palliative care for the relief of constipation. Complementary Therapies in Nursing. 2002;8:101-105.

9. Gray RA. The use of massage therapy in palliative care. Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery. 2000;6:77-82.

10. Wilkinson SM, Love SB, Westcombe AM, et al. Effectiveness of aromatherapy massage in the management of anxiety and depression in patients with cancer: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2007;25(5):532-539.

11. Gorman G, Forest J, Stapleton SJ, et al. Massage for cancer pain: a study with university and hospice collaboration. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2008;10(4):191-197.

12. Downey L, Engelberg RA, Curtis JR, et al. Shared priorities for the end-of-life period. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009;37(2):175-188.

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14. Downey L and Engelberg RA. Quality-of-life trajectories at the end of life: assessments over time by patients with and without cancer. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58:472-479.

15. Downing R, Adams VH, and McClenaghan AP. Comfort, hygiene, and safety in veterinary palliative care and hospice. Vet Clin Small Anim. 2011;41:619-634.

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17. Downing R. The role of physical medicine and rehabilitation for patients in palliative and hospice care. Vet Clin Small Anim. 2011;41:591-608.

18. Downing R, Adams VH, and McClenaghan AP. Comfort, hygiene, and safety in veterinary palliative care and hospice. Vet Clin Small Anim. 2011; 41:619-634.

19. Downing R. Pain management for veterinary palliative care and hospice patients. Vet Clin Small Anim. 2011;41:531-550.

20. Gray RA. The use of massage therapy in palliative care. Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery. 2000;6:77-82.

21. Meek SS. Effects of slow stroke back massage on relaxation in hospice clients. IMAGE: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 1993;25(1):17-21.

22. Gray RA. The use of massage therapy in palliative care. Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery. 2000;6:77-82.

23. Kutner JS, Smith MC, Corbin L, et al. Massage therapy versus simple touch to improve pain and mood in patients with advanced cancer.  Ann Intern Med. 2008;149:369-379.

24. Smith MC, Yamashita TE, Bryant LL, et al. Providing massage therapy for people with advanced cancer: what to expect. J Alt Complement Med. 2009;15(4):367-371.

25. Waslaski J. Defining medical massage. Massage Today. 2004;4(6). Accessed at /redirect.aspx?location=http://www.massagetoday.com/archives/2004/06/03.html on 10-08-12.

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