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

Jason W. Boland, David Currow, Miriam Johnson

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Abstract

We read with interest the article “Hyoscine Butylbromide for the Management of Death Rattle: Sooner Rather Than Later” by Mercadante et al., comparing pre-emptive hyoscine butylbromide for the management of noisy upper respiratory tract secretions (RTS) in patients in the last days of life with treatment of RTS when they occurred. Previous studies have administered anticholinergic drugs to treat already formed noisy RTS rather than preventing their formation, but anticholinergic drugs are unable to remove secretions already formed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e12-e13
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • RTS
  • anticholinergics

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