Pharmacological management of co-morbid conditions at the end of life: is less more?
AffiliationSpecialist Palliative Care Service, Dochas Centre, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CitationPharmacological management of co-morbid conditions at the end of life: is less more? 2013, 182 (1):107-12 Ir J Med Sci
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractCo-morbid conditions (CMCs) are present in over half of patients with cancer over 50 years of age. As life-limiting illnesses progress, the benefits and burdens of treatments for CMCs become unclear. Relevant issues include physiological changes in advanced illness, time-to-benefit of medications, burden of medications, and psychological impact of discontinuing medications. Optimal prescribing is unclear due to lack of evidence.
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