Letter to the Editor Re: “Hyoscine Butylbromide for the Management of Death Rattle: Sooner Rather Than Later”

Katherine Clark, Caitlin Sheehan, David C. Currow

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Abstract

To the Editor
Response to “Hyoscine butylbromide for the management of death rattle: sooner rather than later”

We have read with interest the paper by Mercadante et al. and congratulate the authors on completing this work in a group notoriously hard to study. Although the outcomes of the study at face value support the regular use of anticholinergics to reduce the phenomena of noisy secretions, we believe the routine use of medications is not supported within the available evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e16-e17
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • death rattle
  • anticholinergics
  • noisy secretions

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