Palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses


Journal Article

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 the addition of nutritional support for the treatment of pressure ulcers; advantages of hypertonic saline solution plus high-dose intravenous (IV) furosemide over repeated paracentesis plus albumin in the management of cirrhosis-associated refractory ascites; increases in opioid-related mortality with the availability of long-acting oxycodone in Canada; the safety and efficacy of ABT-594 for diabetic neuropathic pain; and examination of the influence nursing home cultural characteristics on use of feeding tubes. Copyright © 2010 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

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Cited Authors

  • Abernethy, AP

Published Date

  • May 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 176

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-0539

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0288

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/15360281003799353

Citation Source

  • Scopus