Higher doses of opioids in patients who need palliative sedation prior to death: cause or consequence?

Alternate title: 
J2 - Eur J Cancer
Secondary title: 
T2 - European Journal of Cancer
Short title: 
Higher doses of opioids in patients who need palliative sedation prior to death: cause or consequence?
Authors: 
Oosten, A. W.
Oldenmenger, W. H.
van Zuylen, C.
Schmitz, P. I. M.
Bannink, M.
Lieverse, P. J.
Bromberg, J. E. C.
van der Rijt, C. C. D.
Volume: 
47
Start page: 
2341-6
Annotations: 
Type D, Priority 5
Date: 
Oct
Year: 
2011
Accession number: 
21798736
Database: 
MEDLINE Cohort
Number: 
M1 - 15
Serial: 
1879-0852
ID: 
12963
DOI: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2011.06.057
Notes: 
N1 - Oosten AW Oldenmenger WH van Zuylen C Schmitz PI Bannink M Lieverse PJ Bromberg JE van der Rijt CC
Key words: 
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Analgesics, Opioid/ad [Administration & Dosage]
*Analgesics, Opioid/ae [Adverse Effects]
Delirium/ci [Chemically Induced]
*Delirium/th [Therapy]
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Female
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
*Neoplasms/co [Complications]
Netherlands
Pain Measurement
*Pain, Intractable/dt [Drug Therapy]
Pain, Intractable/et [Etiology]
*Palliative Care
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
*Terminal Care
Time Factors
0 (Analgesics, Opioid)
Types of evidence: 
Type D
Priorities of Care: 
Priority 5: Plan and do