Palliative sedation in advanced cancer patients hospitalized in a specialized palliative care unit

@article{Palacio2018PalliativeSI,
  title={Palliative sedation in advanced cancer patients hospitalized in a specialized palliative care unit},
  author={Santiago Parra Palacio and Clara Elisa Giraldo Hoyos and Camilo Arias Rodr{\'i}guez and Daniel Mej{\'i}a Arrieta and John Jairo Vargas G{\'o}mez and Alicia Krikorian},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={3173-3180}
}
To describe the practice of palliative sedation (PS) in patients with advanced cancer in a specialized palliative care (PC) unit in Colombia. Descriptive prospective study including all adults with cancer hospitalized under PS in a cancer institute between January and July 2015 in Colombia. Variables examined were diagnosis, physical functioning, symptoms at the start of sedation, medications and dosages used, and type, level, and time of sedation. Descriptive and correlational statistics were… CONTINUE READING
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