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Hyoscine Butylbromide for the Management of Death Rattle: Sooner Rather Than Later Sebastiano Mercadante, Franco Marinangeli, Francesco Masedu, Marco Valenti, Domenico Russo, Laura Ursini, Alessia Massici, and Federica Aielli J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Dec;56(6):902-907   This open-label study compared the use of hyoscine butylbromide prophylactically in dying patients with a reduced level of consciousness […]

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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 T34 syringe pumps updated safety warning CME Ltd have published an updated Field Safety Notice specifying the brand of battery that should be used in T34 syringe pumps, along […]

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When we used virtual reality cameras to create content for healthcare environments…

by Mark Harvey, Media Development Officer, Velindre Cancer Hospital, Cardiff  and Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Velindre University NHS Trust               Lessons learned from using 360 video in palliative care and oncology settings Introduction: In 2017 and 2018, a virtual reality (VR) library was […]

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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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