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Palliative pharmacological sedation for terminally ill adults

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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145 tweeters
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Citations

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Title
Palliative pharmacological sedation for terminally ill adults
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010206.pub2
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Authors

Elaine M Beller, Mieke L van Driel, Leanne McGregor, Shani Truong, Geoffrey Mitchell

Abstract

Terminally ill people experience a variety of symptoms in the last hours and days of life, including delirium, agitation, anxiety, terminal restlessness, dyspnoea, pain, vomiting, and psychological and physical distress. In the terminal phase of life, these symptoms may become refractory, and unable to be controlled by supportive and palliative therapies specifically targeted to these symptoms. Palliative sedation therapy is one potential solution to providing relief from these refractory symptoms. Sedation in terminally ill people is intended to provide relief from refractory symptoms that are not controlled by other methods. Sedative drugs such as benzodiazepines are titrated to achieve the desired level of sedation; the level of sedation can be easily maintained and the effect is reversible.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 304 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 55 18%
Student > Bachelor 34 11%
Researcher 31 10%
Student > Postgraduate 23 7%
Other 23 7%
Other 73 24%
Unknown 69 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 123 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 47 15%
Psychology 17 6%
Social Sciences 12 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 2%
Other 29 9%
Unknown 74 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 89. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 June 2020.
All research outputs
#284,456
of 17,673,294 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#593
of 11,730 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,915
of 313,268 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#15
of 244 outputs
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