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FDA Advisory Committee rejects Rexista (abuse-deterrent oxycodone hydrochloride extended release) to treat moderate to severe pain.-Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. announced that the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory...

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Learning Zones

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Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Invitation to watch the online broadcast of the BeCOn OWN event 'Shifting paradigms in BTcP management' on June 16 2017.

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IL-17A in Psoriasis

Experts discuss new targeted therapies for psoriasis at the European Association of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress.

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Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

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Guidelines

Comfort and patient-centred care without excessive sedation: the eCASH concept.

We propose an integrated and adaptable approach to improve patient care and clinical outcomes through analgesia and light sedation, initiated early during an episode of critical illness and as a priority of care.

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Care of dying adults in the last days of life

This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to...

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Treatment of dyspnoea in advanced cancer patients: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dyspnoea is described as difficult or laboured breathing and is a frequent symptom in advanced cancer patients, with the highest...

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Journal articles

Development and validation of the breakthrough pain assessment tool (BAT) in cancer patients.

The successful management of breakthrough pain depends on a combination of adequate assessment, appropriate (individualized) treatment, and adequate re-assessment.

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A network meta-analysis of the efficacy of opioid analgesics for the management of breakthrough cancer pain episodes.

With many medications available for the management of breakthrough cancer pain (BTCP), physicians may require additional guidance in selecting an appropriate medication to suit an individual patient's needs.

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What to do, and what not to do, when diagnosing and treating breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP): expert opinion.

Clinical management of breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is still not satisfactory despite the availability of effective pharmacological agents.

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Clinical trials

Melatonin Oral Gel for Oral Mucositis in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Chemoradiation (MUCOMEL)

The main purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of melatonin oral gel compared to placebo in the...

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Early Palliative Care in Metastatic Lung Cancer in Northern France (IMPAQ)

Single-center, prospective, controlled, open-label, randomized, two parallel arms comparing early Palliative care versus Standard care in patients with non-small-cell metastatic...

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PROject - Supportive and Palliative Care and INnOvation - Antwerp (Pro-Spinoza) (pro-Spinoza)

It is important to provide high quality palliative care to all patients with a non-curable and life-limiting condition. The Care...

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Blog Posts

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

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You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

Association of adherence to lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective Danish cohort study

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Depression in adults with a chronic health problem: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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Palliative care in patients with heart failure

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