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Testing the effectiveness of pilocarpine drops for dry mouth in advanced cancer using aggregated n-of-1 trials: a pilot study
(University of Canterbury. School of Health Sciences, 2015)
Purpose : Dry mouth is a common and troublesome symptom in palliative care. Pilocarpine is a cholinergic agent that promotes salivation. We aimed to test the effectiveness of pilocarpine drops compared to placebo, for ...
Single-patient multiple crossover studies to determine the effectiveness of paracetamol in relieving pain suffered by patients with advanced cancer taking regular opioids: a pilot study
(University of Canterbury. School of Health Sciences, 2016)
Paracetamol is a useful adjunct when used in combination with “weak opioids” for chronic pain in palliative care patients with advanced cancer, however it is not certain that there is continuing benefit when used in ...
Do pilocarpine drops help dry mouth in palliative care patients: a protocol for an aggregated series of n-of-1 trials
(University of Canterbury. School of Health Sciences, 2013)
Background: It is estimated that 39,000 Australians die from malignant disease yearly. Of these, 60% to 88% of advanced cancer patients suffer xerostomia, the subjective feeling of mouth dryness. Xerostomia has significant ...