Palliative sedation in advanced cancer patients followed at home: a retrospective analysis.

@article{Mercadante2012PalliativeSI,
  title={Palliative sedation in advanced cancer patients followed at home: a retrospective analysis.},
  author={Sebastiano L Mercadante and G. Porzio and Alessandro Valle and Flavio Fusco and Federica Aielli and Claudio Adile and Alessandra Casuccio},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={1126-30}
}
CONTEXT Data regarding palliative sedation at home in dying patients are lacking. OBJECTIVES To describe the frequency, indication, and modality of palliative sedation (PS) in patients followed at home. METHODS A retrospective analysis of home care cancer patients was performed. Patients who received PS before dying were selected and information about epidemiologic characteristics, indications, duration, drugs, and outcomes was collected. RESULTS Of 370 medical charts of patients who died… CONTINUE READING
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