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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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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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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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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 437 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 67 15%
Student > Bachelor 46 10%
Researcher 35 8%
Other 31 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 7%
Other 94 21%
Unknown 139 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 153 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 59 13%
Psychology 23 5%
Social Sciences 15 3%
Unspecified 9 2%
Other 41 9%
Unknown 141 32%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 97. 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 23 August 2023.
All research outputs
#436,458
of 25,393,528 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#766
of 11,489 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,110
of 359,236 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#19
of 243 outputs
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