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Effects of smoking and body mass index on the exposure of fentanyl in patients with cancer. Kuip EJM, Oldenmenger WH, Thijs-Visser MF, de Bruijn P, Oosten AW, Oomen-de Hoop E, Koolen SLW, Van der Rijt CCD, Mathijssen RHJ. PLoS One. 2018 Jun 8;13(6):e0198289 A prospective single-centre pharmacokinetic study examined the effect of smoking and body […]

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Cognitive Impairment and Pain Among Nursing Home Residents With Cancer. Dubé CE, Mack DS, Hunnicutt JN, Lapane KL. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jun;55(6):1509-1518.   A cross-sectional study in the US looked at the variation of the documentation and management of pain in cancer patients with cognitive impairment who were newly admitted to residential homes […]

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The effects of multi-disciplinary psycho-social care on socio-economic problems in cancer patients: a cluster-randomized trial. Singer S, Roick J, Meixensberger J, Schiefke F, Briest S, Dietz A, Papsdorf K, Mössner J, Berg T, Stolzenburg JU, Niederwieser D, Keller A, Kersting A, Danker H Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jun;26(6):1851-1859 A powered cluster-randomized trial of 13 hospital […]

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The impact of therapeutic opioid agonists on driving-related psychomotor skills assessed by a driving simulator or an on-road driving task: A systematic review. Ferreira DH, Boland JW, Phillips JL, Lam L, Currow DC Palliat Med. 2018 Apr;32(4):786-803 This is a systematic review to assess the effect of opioids on driving safety in patients with chronic […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates MHRA alert: Denosumab The UK MHRA has sent out two drug safety updates regarding denosumab use: risk of new primary malignancy when used for the prevention of skeletal-related events […]

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Feel the Bern: The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) 2018 research conference roundup, y’all!

by Dr Ollie Minton, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Brighton, UK I couldn’t get to Bournemouth for this year’s Association for Palliative Medicine conference so went for complete palliation (soins palliatifs, dude) in Switzerland, instead. The conference side-programme did not, on this occasion,  involve a day visit to the Dignitas clinic, which I did point out […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries.   Safety updates Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) alert: T34 syringe pumps CME has identified that there can be a ± 2mm overall size difference between battery brands used […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates Drug name confusion MHRA have highlighted the risk of confusion between similar sounding or similar looking drug names. This follows more reports, including cases with fatal outcomes, of confusion […]

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