death rattle

A gurgling sound that comes from the back of the throat of a dying person. It is caused by the build-up of saliva and mucus in the throat and upper… (More)
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1943-2018
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2013
2013
CONTEXT Noisy breathing because of respiratory tract secretions (RTS), often referred to as "death rattle," occurs in up to half… (More)
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2013
2013
BACKGROUND Studies examining the effectiveness of treatment in reducing the noises of death rattle have been conducted; however… (More)
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2011
2011
Anticholinergic drugs, including atropine, hyoscine butylbromide, and scopolamine, have been shown to be equally effective in the… (More)
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2009
2009
Death rattle is a frequent symptom (25%-50%) in the terminal stage of life, but there is neither standardized treatment nor… (More)
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2008
2008
BACKGROUND Hospice staff and volunteers frequently hear the sound of death rattle and offer explanations and reassurance to… (More)
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2006
2006
BACKGROUND Death rattle is the noisy, rattling breathing that occurs in many dying patients. Health professionals intervene… (More)
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2006
2006
BACKGROUND In an earlier study, we found that some bereaved relatives (five out of 12 interviewed) found it distressing to hear… (More)
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2002
2002
A retrospective analysis was performed to study the occurrence and treatment of death rattle (DR) in 107 consecutive dying… (More)
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2001
2001
This study looked at the efficacy of drug treatment in managing death rattle in a 30-bedded specialist palliative care unit. The… (More)
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2000
2000
Death rattle is frequently observed in cancer patients whose death is impending and may contribute to the severe distress of… (More)
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