Pain and palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses.


Journal Article (Review)

Timely and important studies are reviewed and commentaries provided by leading palliative care clinicians. Symptoms, interventions, and treatment-related adverse events addressed in this issue are management of Alzheimer's agitation with donepezil; needle-free lidocaine powder for minor painful procedures; psychostimulants in depression; anticoagulation for cancer-related venous thromboembolism; effect of waiting for acute pain treatment on risk of chronic pain; and an update on severe cutaneous reactions associated with medications.

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Cited Authors

  • Abernethy, AP; Farrell, TW

Published Date

  • January 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 62 - 68

PubMed ID

  • 19296357

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19296357

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-0539

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0288

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/15360280902728401


  • eng