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Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients

Overview of attention for article published in this source, June 2013
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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 2%
Sweden 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 185 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 13%
Researcher 25 13%
Other 18 9%
Student > Postgraduate 16 8%
Other 47 24%
Unknown 28 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 102 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 9%
Psychology 17 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 2%
Other 13 7%
Unknown 35 18%