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MAXINE GRACE DE LA CRUZ


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    1. Hui D, De La Rosa A, Wilson A, Nguyen T, Wu J, Delgado-Guay M, Azhar A, Arthur J, Epner D, Haider A, De La Cruz M, Heung Y, Tanco K, Dalal S, Reddy A, Williams J, Amin S, Armstrong TS, Breitbart W, Bruera E. Neuroleptic strategies for terminal agitation in patients with cancer and delirium at an acute palliative care unit: a single-centre, double-blind, parallel-group, randomised trial. Lancet Oncol. 2020 May 28. PMID: 32479786.
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    2. Hui D, Abdelghani E, Chen J, Dibaj S, Zhukovsky D, Dev R, Tanco K, Haider A, Azhar A, Reddy A, Epner D, Arthur J, Dalal S, Heung Y, Reddy S, De La Cruz M, Liu D, Bruera E. Chronic Non-Malignant Pain in Patients with Cancer Seen at a Timely Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jan 15; 12(1). PMID: 31952220.
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    3. Madden K, Reddy AS, De La Cruz MJ, Liu DD, Bruera E. Patterns of Storage, Use, and Disposal of Prescription Opioids by Parents of Children With Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 02; 59(2):320-326. PMID: 31562890.
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    4. Reddy A, de la Cruz M. Safe Opioid Use, Storage, and Disposal Strategies in Cancer Pain Management. Oncologist. 2019 11; 24(11):1410-1415. PMID: 31097618.
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    5. Pang L, de la Cruz M, Wu J, Liu D, Naqvi M, Bruera E. Symptom frequency and change of oldest old cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Nov; 27(11):4165-4170. PMID: 30798400.
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    6. Hui D, Frisbee-Hume S, Wilson A, Dibaj SS, Nguyen T, De La Cruz M, Walker P, Zhukovsky DS, Delgado-Guay M, Vidal M, Epner D, Reddy A, Tanco K, Williams J, Hall S, Liu D, Hess K, Amin S, Breitbart W, Bruera E. Effect of Lorazepam With Haloperidol vs Haloperidol Alone on Agitated Delirium in Patients With Advanced Cancer Receiving Palliative Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 09 19; 318(11):1047-1056. PMID: 28975307.
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    7. Pimentel LE, De La Cruz M, Wong A, Castro D, Bruera E. Snapshot of an Outpatient Supportive Care Center at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. J Palliat Med. 2017 04; 20(4):433-436. PMID: 28379814.
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    8. de la Cruz M, Yennu S, Liu D, Wu J, Reddy A, Bruera E. Increased Symptom Expression among Patients with Delirium Admitted to an Acute Palliative Care Unit. J Palliat Med. 2017 06; 20(6):638-641. PMID: 28157431.
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    9. Reddy A, Schuler US, de la Cruz M, Yennurajalingam S, Wu J, Liu D, Bruera E. Overall Survival among Cancer Patients Undergoing Opioid Rotation to Methadone Compared to Other Opioids. J Palliat Med. 2017 06; 20(6):656-661. PMID: 27997283.
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    10. de la Cruz M, Reddy A, Balankari V, Epner M, Frisbee-Hume S, Wu J, Liu D, Yennuraialingam S, Cantu H, Williams J, Bruera E. The Impact of an Educational Program on Patient Practices for Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioids at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Oncologist. 2017 01; 22(1):115-121. PMID: 27742907.
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    11. Silvestre J, Reddy A, de la Cruz M, Wu J, Liu D, Bruera E, Todd KH. Frequency of unsafe storage, use, and disposal practices of opioids among cancer patients presenting to the emergency department. Palliat Support Care. 2017 12; 15(6):638-643. PMID: 27071690.
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    12. de la Cruz M, Reddy A, Vidal M, Tanco K, Azhar A, Silvestre J, Liu DD, Wu J, Bruera E. Impact of a Palliative Care Checklist on Clinical Documentation. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Feb; 12(2):e241-7. PMID: 26733626.
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    13. Reddy A, Tayjasanant S, Haider A, Heung Y, Wu J, Liu D, Yennurajalingam S, Reddy S, de la Cruz M, Rodriguez EM, Waletich J, Vidal M, Arthur J, Holmes C, Tallie K, Wong A, Dev R, Williams J, Bruera E. The opioid rotation ratio of strong opioids to transdermal fentanyl in cancer patients. Cancer. 2016 Jan 01; 122(1):149-56. PMID: 26451687.
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    14. de la Cruz M, Ransing V, Yennu S, Wu J, Liu D, Reddy A, Delgado-Guay M, Bruera E. The Frequency, Characteristics, and Outcomes Among Cancer Patients With Delirium Admitted to an Acute Palliative Care Unit. Oncologist. 2015 Dec; 20(12):1425-31. PMID: 26417036.
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    15. Hui D, dos Santos R, Reddy S, Nascimento MS, Zhukovsky DS, Paiva CE, Dalal S, Costa ED, Walker P, Scapulatempo HH, Dev R, Crovador CS, De La Cruz M, Bruera E. Acute symptomatic complications among patients with advanced cancer admitted to acute palliative care units: A prospective observational study. Palliat Med. 2015 Oct; 29(9):826-33. PMID: 25881622.
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    16. Didwaniya N, Tanco K, de la Cruz M, Bruera E. The need for a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in advanced cancer: A clinical case. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Apr; 13(2):389-94. PMID: 25907373.
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    17. Pimentel LE, Yennurajalingam S, Chisholm G, Edwards T, Guerra-Sanchez M, De La Cruz M, Tanco K, Vidal M, Bruera E. The frequency and factors associated with the use of a dedicated Supportive Care Center Telephone Triaging Program in patients with advanced cancer at a comprehensive cancer center. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 May; 49(5):939-44. PMID: 25666520.
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    18. de la Cruz M, Fan J, Yennu S, Tanco K, Shin S, Wu J, Liu D, Bruera E. The frequency of missed delirium in patients referred to palliative care in a comprehensive cancer center. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug; 23(8):2427-33. PMID: 25617070.
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    19. Reddy A, Yennurajalingam S, Desai H, Reddy S, de la Cruz M, Wu J, Liu D, Rodriguez EM, Waletich J, Shin SH, Gayle V, Patel P, Dalal S, Vidal M, Tanco K, Arthur J, Tallie K, Williams J, Silvestre J, Bruera E. The opioid rotation ratio of hydrocodone to strong opioids in cancer patients. Oncologist. 2014 Nov; 19(11):1186-93. PMID: 25342316.
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    20. Reddy A, de la Cruz M, Rodriguez EM, Thames J, Wu J, Chisholm G, Liu D, Frisbee-Hume S, Yennurajalingam S, Hui D, Cantu H, Marin A, Gayle V, Shinn N, Xu A, Williams J, Bruera E. Patterns of storage, use, and disposal of opioids among cancer outpatients. Oncologist. 2014 Jul; 19(7):780-5. PMID: 24868100.
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    21. Delgado Guay MO, Guay MO, Tanzi S, San Miguel Arregui MT, Arregui MT, Chisholm G, De la Cruz MG, de la Cruz M, Bruera E. Characteristics and outcomes of advanced cancer patients who miss outpatient supportive care consult appointments. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Oct; 22(10):2869-74. PMID: 24771301.
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    22. de la Cruz M, Reddy A, Bruera E. A palliative care intervention for pain refractory to a percutaneous cordotomy. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Apr; 13(2):395-8. PMID: 24717241.
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    23. de la Cruz M, Noguera A, San Miguel-Arregui MT, Williams J, Chisholm G, Bruera E. Delirium, agitation, and symptom distress within the final seven days of life among cancer patients receiving hospice care. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Apr; 13(2):211-6. PMID: 24556057.
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    24. Reddy A, de la Cruz M, Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Acute palliative care units: an essential component of the science of caring. Cancer J. 2014 Jan-Feb; 20(1):27. PMID: 24445761.
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    25. Hui D, De La Cruz M, Bruera E. Palliative care for delirium in patients in the last weeks of life: the final frontier. J Palliat Care. 2014; 30(4):259-64. PMID: 25962257.
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    26. Reddy A, Yennurajalingam S, de la Cruz M, Palla SL, Wang X, Kwon JH, Frisbee-Hume S, Bruera E. Factors associated with survival after opioid rotation in cancer patients presenting to an outpatient supportive care center. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Jul; 48(1):92-8. PMID: 24210704.
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    27. Reddy A, Vidal M, de la Cruz M, Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Snapshot of an acute palliative care unit in a tertiary cancer hospital. Palliat Support Care. 2014 Aug; 12(4):331-7. PMID: 24128689.
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    28. de la Cruz M, Bruera E. Approach to the older patient with cancer. BMC Med. 2013 Oct 10; 11:218. PMID: 24172314.
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    29. Delgado-Guay MO, De La Cruz MG, Epner DE. 'I don't want to burden my family': handling communication challenges in geriatric oncology. Ann Oncol. 2013 Oct; 24 Suppl 7:vii30-35. PMID: 24001760.
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    30. Hui D, Nooruddin Z, Didwaniya N, Dev R, De La Cruz M, Kim SH, Kwon JH, Hutchins R, Liem C, Bruera E. Concepts and definitions for "actively dying," "end of life," "terminally ill," "terminal care," and "transition of care": a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Jan; 47(1):77-89. PMID: 23796586.
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    31. Ayala-Ramirez M, Palmer JL, Hofmann MC, de la Cruz M, Moon BS, Waguespack SG, Habra MA, Jimenez C. Bone metastases and skeletal-related events in patients with malignant pheochromocytoma and sympathetic paraganglioma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Apr; 98(4):1492-7. PMID: 23436918.
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    32. Delgado-Guay MO, Parsons HA, Hui D, De la Cruz MG, Thorney S, Bruera E. Spirituality, religiosity, and spiritual pain among caregivers of patients with advanced cancer. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Aug; 30(5):455-61. PMID: 22952129.
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    33. Hui D, De La Cruz M, Mori M, Parsons HA, Kwon JH, Torres-Vigil I, Kim SH, Dev R, Hutchins R, Liem C, Kang DH, Bruera E. Concepts and definitions for "supportive care," "best supportive care," "palliative care," and "hospice care" in the published literature, dictionaries, and textbooks. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Mar; 21(3):659-85. PMID: 22936493.
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    34. Nguyen LM, Rhondali W, De la Cruz M, Hui D, Palmer L, Kang DH, Parsons HA, Bruera E. Frequency and predictors of patient deviation from prescribed opioids and barriers to opioid pain management in patients with advanced cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Mar; 45(3):506-16. PMID: 22940562.
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    35. Mori M, Parsons HA, De la Cruz M, Elsayem A, Palla SL, Liu J, Li Z, Palmer L, Bruera E, Fadul NA. Changes in symptoms and inpatient mortality: a study in advanced cancer patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit in a comprehensive cancer center. J Palliat Med. 2011 Sep; 14(9):1034-41. PMID: 21834647.
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    36. Hui D, Parsons HA, Damani S, Fulton S, Liu J, Evans A, De La Cruz M, Bruera E. Quantity, design, and scope of the palliative oncology literature. Oncologist. 2011; 16(5):694-703. PMID: 21471275.
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    37. Delgado-Guay MO, Hui D, Parsons HA, Govan K, De la Cruz M, Thorney S, Bruera E. Spirituality, religiosity, and spiritual pain in advanced cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jun; 41(6):986-94. PMID: 21402459.
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    38. Hui D, de la Cruz M, Thorney S, Parsons HA, Delgado-Guay M, Bruera E. The frequency and correlates of spiritual distress among patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2011 Jun; 28(4):264-70. PMID: 21057143.
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    39. Parsons HA, de la Cruz MJ, Zhukovsky DS, Hui D, Delgado-Guay MO, Akitoye AE, El Osta B, Palmer L, Palla SL, Bruera E. Characteristics of patients who refuse do-not-resuscitate orders upon admission to an acute palliative care unit in a comprehensive cancer center. Cancer. 2010 Jun 15; 116(12):3061-70. PMID: 20564412.
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    40. Hui D, Elsayem A, Li Z, De La Cruz M, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Antineoplastic therapy use in patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center: a simultaneous care model. Cancer. 2010 Apr 15; 116(8):2036-43. PMID: 20162701.
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    41. Hui D, Elsayem A, De la Cruz M, Berger A, Zhukovsky DS, Palla S, Evans A, Fadul N, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Availability and integration of palliative care at US cancer centers. JAMA. 2010 Mar 17; 303(11):1054-61. PMID: 20233823.
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    42. de la Cruz M, Hui D, Parsons HA, Bruera E. Placebo and nocebo effects in randomized double-blind clinical trials of agents for the therapy for fatigue in patients with advanced cancer. Cancer. 2010 Feb 01; 116(3):766-74. PMID: 19918921.
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    43. Parsons HA, de la Cruz M, El Osta B, Li Z, Calderon B, Palmer JL, Bruera E. Methadone initiation and rotation in the outpatient setting for patients with cancer pain. Cancer. 2010 Jan 15; 116(2):520-8. PMID: 19924788.
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    44. Hui D, Elsayem A, Palla S, De La Cruz M, Li Z, Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Discharge outcomes and survival of patients with advanced cancer admitted to an acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jan; 13(1):49-57. PMID: 19824813.
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    45. Reddy S, Hui D, El Osta B, de la Cruz M, Walker P, Palmer JL, Bruera E. The effect of oral methadone on the QTc interval in advanced cancer patients: a prospective pilot study. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jan; 13(1):33-8. PMID: 19824814.
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    46. Impact of a palliative care checklist on clinical documentation. Journal of Oncology Practice. 12:e241-e247.
    47. End-of-life care for elderly patients with gynecologic cancer. 367-390.
    48. Characteristics and outcomes of advanced cancer patients who miss outpatient supportive care consult appointments. Supportive Care in Cancer.
    49. Frequency and factors associated with falls in patients with advanced cancer presenting to an outpatient supportive care clinic. Palliative and Supportive Care. 13:223-227.
    50. Opioid side effects and management. 230-254.
    51. The frequency, characteristics, and outcomes among cancer patients with delirium admitted to an acute palliative care unit. Oncologist. 20:1425-1431.
    52. Pharmacological considerations in palliative care.
    53. The frequency and factors associated with the use of a dedicated supportive care center telephone triaging program in patients with advanced cancer at a comprehensive cancer center. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 49:939-944.
    54. Erratum to Characteristics and outcomes of advanced cancer patients who miss outpatient supportive care consult appointments[Supportive Care in Cancer, (2014), DOI. Supportive Care in Cancer. 22:2875.
    55. Concepts and definitions for "actively dying," "end of life," "terminally ill," "terminal care," and "transition of care". Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 47:77-89.
    56. Frequency of unsafe storage, use, and disposal practices of opioids among cancer patients presenting to the emergency department. Palliative and Supportive Care. 1-6.
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