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Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients

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Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, June 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008320.pub2
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Xander, Carola, Meerpohl, Joerg J, Galandi, Daniel, Buroh, Sabine, Schwarzer, Guido, Antes, Gerd, Becker, Gerhild


Pruritus is not the most prevalent but one of the most puzzling symptoms in palliative care patients. It can cause considerable discomfort and has a major impact on patients' quality of life. In the field of palliative care, pruritus is a symptom occurring in patients with disparate underlying diseases and based on different pathologic mechanisms but ending in the same phenomenon. The pathogenesis of pruritus is complex and not fully elucidated. Thus, it is still very difficult to treat pruritus effectively. Evidence-based treatment approaches are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 3 1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 197 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 12%
Researcher 24 12%
Other 19 9%
Student > Postgraduate 16 8%
Other 48 23%
Unknown 38 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 102 49%
Psychology 18 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 2%
Other 15 7%
Unknown 44 21%