The use of steroids in the management of inoperable intestinal obstruction in terminal cancer patients: do they remove the obstruction?

@article{Laval2000TheUO,
  title={The use of steroids in the management of inoperable intestinal obstruction in terminal cancer patients: do they remove the obstruction?},
  author={Guillemette Laval and Jacques Girardier and J. M. Lassauni{\`e}re and Bernard Leduc and Catherine Haond and Rainell Schaerer},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={3-10}
}
This multicentre, randomized double-blind study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of corticosteroids as a palliative treatment of intestinal obstruction due to advanced and incurable cancer. Thirty-one French palliative care units agreed to participate in the study and 12 actually recruited at least one patient. To be included, patients had to have an advanced cancer with a surgically inoperable bowel obstruction and to have received no specific anticancer therapy within the preceding 28… CONTINUE READING