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


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… (More)


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