Review collection - Prescribing issues 

178 Reviews


Bowers B, Antunes BCP, Etkind S, Hopkins SA, Winterburn I, Kuhn I, Pollock K, Barclay S. Anticipatory prescribing in community end-of-life care: systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence since 2017. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 May 26:spcare-2022-004080. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-004080. Epub ahead of print.

de Andrade FK, Nunes RPI, Zanetti MOB, Zanetti ACB, Dos Santos M, de Oliveira AM, et al. Validated medication deprescribing instruments for patients with palliative care needs a systematic review. Farm Hosp. 2023 Sep 26:S1130-6343(23)00125-3.

Gaertner J, Fusi-Schmidhauser T, Stock S, Siemens W, Vennedey V. Effect of opioids for breathlessness in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart. 2023 Mar 6:heartjnl-2022-322074. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2022-322074. Epub ahead of print.

Hasegawa T, Ochi T, Goya S, Matsuda Y, Kako J, Watanabe H, Kasahara Y, Kohara H, Mori M, Nakayama T, Yamaguchi T. Efficacy of supplemental oxygen for dyspnea relief in patients with advanced progressive illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Respir Investig. 2023 Apr 25;61(4):418-437. doi: 10.1016/j.resinv.2023.03.005. Epub ahead of print.

Hickman E, Seawoodharry M, Gillies C, Khunti K, Seidu S. Deprescribing in cardiometabolic conditions in older patients: a systematic review. Geroscience. 2023 Jul 5. doi: 10.1007/s11357-023-00852-z. Epub ahead of print.

Obarzanek L, Wu W, Tutag-Lehr V. Opioid Management of Dyspnea at End of Life: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2023 May;26(5):711-726. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0311. Epub 2022 Nov 28.

Pereira-Céspedes A, Jiménez-Morales A, Palomares-Bayo M, Martínez-Martínez F, Calleja-Hernández MÁ. Medication review with follow-up for end-stage renal disease: Drug-related problems and negative outcomes associated with medication-A systematic review. J Clin Med. 2023 Aug 2;12(15):5080. doi: 10.3390/jcm12155080.

Sakaguchi T. Cancer-related breathlessness: opioids other than morphine - comprehensive literature review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jul 19:spcare-2022-004115. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-004115. Epub ahead of print.

Shrestha S, Poudel A, Forough AS, Steadman KJ, Nissen LM. A systematic review on methods for developing and validating deprescribing tools for older adults with limited life expectancy. Int J Pharm Pract. 2023 Mar 13;31(1):3-14. doi: 10.1093/ijpp/riac094.

Sicignano D, Snow-Caroti K, Hernandez AV, White CM. The Impact of Psychedelic Drugs on Anxiety and Depression in Advanced Cancer or other Life-threatening Disease: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2023 Jun 1;46(6):236-245. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000998. Epub 2023 Mar 13.

Taburee W, Dhippayom T, Nagaviroj K, Dilokthornsakul P. Effects of Anticholinergics on Death Rattle: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis. J Palliat Med. 2023 Mar;26(3):431-440. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0386. Epub 2022 Oct 3.

To J, Davis M, Sbrana A, Alderman B, Hui D, Mukhopadhyay S, Bouleuc C, Case AA, Amano K, Crawford GP, de Feo G, Tanco K, Garsed J. MASCC guideline: cannabis for cancer-related pain and risk of harms and adverse events. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Mar 6;31(4):202. doi: 10.1007/s00520-023-07662-1.


Barbosa MG, Garcia GT, Sarin LM, Jackowski AP. Efficacy and safety of ketamine for the treatment of depressive symptoms in palliative care: A systematic review. Braz J Psychiatry. 2022 Dec 27. doi: 10.47626/1516-4446-2022-2876. Epub ahead of print.

Benedetti F, Zoletto S, Salerno A, Avagnina I, Benini F. Old Drug, New Pain. Roles and Challenges of Methadone Therapy in Pediatric Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. Front Pediatr. 2022 May 27;10:874529. doi: 10.3389/fped.2022.874529.

Fairbairn L, Schuberth A, Deacon L, Gilkes H, Montgomery V, Bennett MI, Mulvey MR. A systematic review of subcutaneous versus intramuscular or intravenous routes of opioid administration on pain outcomes in cancer and post-surgical clinical populations – challenging current assumptions in palliative care practice. Br J Pain. 2022;0(0). doi:10.1177/20494637221135835

Lo TJ, Tan SY, Fong SY, Wong YY, Soh TLG. Benchmarking Medication Error Rates in Palliative Care Services: Not as Simple as It Seems. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Dec;39(12):1484-1490. doi: 10.1177/10499091221083019. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

Lo UC, Musa H, Li J, Gaon J, Hibbs DE, Ong JA. Patient beliefs associated with medication hesitancy in palliative care: A systematic review using the theory of planned behavior. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Dec 12:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1478951522001547. Epub ahead of print.

Majumder M, Bowers B, Pollock K, Goodman C, Kuhn I, Barclay S. End of life care in UK care homes - controlled drugs: systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Jun 29:bmjspcare-2021-003470. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2021-003470. Epub ahead of print.

Shrestha S, Poudel A, Forough AS, Steadman KJ, Nissen LM. A systematic review on methods for developing and validating deprescribing tools for older adults with limited life expectancy. Int J Pharm Pract. 2022 Dec 6:riac094. doi: 10.1093/ijpp/riac094. Epub ahead of print.


Ailabouni NJ, Marcum ZA, Schmader KE, Gray SL. Medication Use Quality and Safety in Older Adults: 2019 Update. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Feb;69(2):336-341. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17018. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Arantzamendi M, Belar A, Payne S, Rijpstra M, Preston N, Menten J, Van der Elst M, Radbruch L, Hasselaar J, Centeno C. Clinical aspects of palliative sedation in prospective studies. A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Apr;61(4):831-844.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.09.022. Epub 2020 Sep 19.

Borders JR, Letvak S, Amirehsani KA, Ross R, Phifer N. Opioid epidemic and prescribing in hospice and palliative care: a review of the literature. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2021 Jul 2;27(5):255-261. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2021.27.5.255.

Brokaar EJ, van den Bos F, Visser LE, Portielje JEA. Deprescribing in Older Adults With Cancer and Limited Life Expectancy: An Integrative Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Mar 19:10499091211003078. doi: 10.1177/10499091211003078. Epub ahead of print.

Cadogan CA, Murphy M, Boland M, Bennett K, McLean S, Hughes C. Prescribing practices, patterns, and potential harms in patients receiving palliative care: A systematic scoping review. Explor Res Clin Soc Pharm. 2021 Jul 23;3:100050. doi: 10.1016/j.rcsop.2021.100050.

Cardona M, Stehlik P, Fawzy P, Byambasuren O, Anderson J, Clark J, Sun S, Scott I. Effectiveness and sustainability of deprescribing for hospitalized older patients near end of life: a systematic review. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2021 Jan;20(1):81-91. doi: 10.1080/14740338.2021.1853704. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Lau J, Mazzotta P, Fazelzad R, Ryan S, Tedesco A, Smith AJ, Sud A, Furlan AD, Zimmermann C. Assessment tools for problematic opioid use in palliative care: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2021 May 17:2692163211015567. doi: 10.1177/02692163211015567. Epub ahead of print.

Ogi M, Campling N, Birtwistle J, Richardson A, Bennett MI, Santer M, Latter S. Community access to palliative care medicines-patient and professional experience: systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Mar 28:bmjspcare-2020-002761. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002761. Epub ahead of print.

Senderovich H, Waicus S. Is there a role for phenobarbital in palliative care: A systematic review. Palliat Med Pract. 2021;15(2):163-171. doi: 10.5603/PMPI.2021.0011

Shrestha S, Poudel A, Cardona M, Steadman KJ, Nissen LM. Impact of deprescribing dual-purpose medications on patient-related outcomes for older adults near end-of-life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2021 Oct 22;12:20420986211052343. doi: 10.1177/20420986211052343.

van Merendonk LN, Crul M. Deprescribing in palliative patients with cancer: a concise review of tools and guidelines. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Oct 7. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06605-y. Epub ahead of print.

Yu CL, Yang FC, Yang SN, Tseng PT, Stubbs B, Yeh TC, Hsu CW, Li DJ, Liang CS. Psilocybin for End-of-Life Anxiety Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Psychiatry Investig. 2021 Oct;18(10):958-967. doi: 10.30773/pi.2021.0209. Epub 2021 Oct 8.


Aitken C, Boyd M, Nielsen L, Collier A. Medication use in aged care residents in the last year of life: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2020 Apr 14:269216320911596. doi: 10.1177/0269216320911596. Epub ahead of print.

Bahji A, Meyyappan AC, Hawken ER. Cannabinoids for the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Can J Psychiatry. 2020 Jun;65(6):365-376. doi: 10.1177/0706743719892717. Epub 2019 Dec 13.

Belar A, Arantzamendi M, Payne S, Preston N, Rijpstra M, Hasselaar J, Radbruch L, Vanderelst M, Ling J, Centeno C. How to measure the effects and potential adverse events of palliative sedation? An integrative review. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 14:269216320974264. doi: 10.1177/0269216320974264. Epub ahead of print.

Boland EG, Bennett MI, Allgar V, Boland JW. Cannabinoids for adult cancer-related pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jan 20;bmjspcare-2019-002032. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-002032. [Epub ahead of print].

Chapman EJ, Edwards Z, Boland JW, Maddocks M, Fettes L, Malia C, Mulvey MR, Bennett MI. Practice review: Evidence-based and effective management of pain in patients with advanced cancer. Palliat Med. 2020 Jan 24;269216319896955. doi: 10.1177/0269216319896955. [Epub ahead of print].

Erzkamp S, Köberlein-Neu J, Rose O. An Algorithm for Comprehensive Medication Management in Nursing Homes: Results of the AMBER Project. Drug Saf. 2020 Oct 31. doi: 10.1007/s40264-020-01016-0. Epub ahead of print.

Fink HA, Linskens EJ, MacDonald R, Silverman PC, McCarten JR, Talley KMC, Forte ML, Desai PJ, Nelson VA, Miller MA, Hemmy LS, Brasure M, Taylor BC, Ng W, Ouellette JM, Sheets KM, Wilt TJ, Butler M. Benefits and Harms of Prescription Drugs and Supplements for Treatment of Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia. Ann Intern Med. 2020 May 19;172(10):656-668. doi: 10.7326/M19-3887. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Finucane AM, Jones L, Leurent B, Sampson EL, Stone P, Tookman A, Candy B. Drug therapy for delirium in terminally ill adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Jan 21;1(1):CD004770. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004770.pub3.

Herledan C, Baudouin A, Larbre V, Gahbiche A, Dufay E, Alquier I, Ranchon F, Rioufol C. Clinical and economic impact of medication reconciliation in cancer patients: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Mar 18. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05400-5. Epub ahead of print. 

Jaiswal N, Singh M, Agarwal A, Chauhan A, Jaiswal N. Palliative drug treatments for breathlessness in cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Apr 28;4(4):CD011855. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011855.pub3.

Laserna A, Durán-Crane A, López-Olivo MA, Cuenca JA, Fowler C, Díaz DP, Cardenas YR, Urso C, O'Connell K, Fowler C, Price KJ, Sprung CL, Nates JL. Pain management during the withholding and withdrawal of life support in critically ill patients at the end-of-life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Intensive Care Med. 2020 Aug 24:1–12. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06139-7. Epub ahead of print.

Li Y, Ma J, Jin Y, Li N, Zheng R, Mu W, Wang J, Si JH, Chen J, Shang HC. Benzodiazepines for treatment of patients with delirium excluding those who are cared for in an intensive care unit. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Feb 28;2(2):CD012670. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012670.pub2.

Luo N, Tan S, Li X, Singh S, Liu S, Chen C, Huang Z, Feng S, Lin Y, Lin Y, Cen H, Liang M, Chen M. Efficacy and safety of opioids in treating cancer-related dyspnea: A systematic review and meta-analysis based on randomized controlled trials. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jul 27:S0885-3924(20)30632-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.07.021. Epub ahead of print.

Makhlouf SM, Pini S, Ahmed S, Bennett MI. Managing Pain in People with Cancer-a Systematic Review of the Attitudes and Knowledge of Professionals, Patients, Caregivers and Public. J Cancer Educ. 2020 Apr;35(2):214-240. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01548-9.

McCleery J, Sharpley AL. Pharmacotherapies for sleep disturbances in dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Nov 15;11:CD009178. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009178.pub4.

McDerby N, Kosari S, Bail K, Shield A, Peterson G, Naunton M. Pharmacist-led medication reviews in aged care residents with dementia: A systematic review. Australas J Ageing. 2020 Aug 4. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12827. Epub ahead of print.

Paunescu H, Dima L, Ghita I, Coman L, Ifteni PI, Fulga I, Coman OA. A Systematic Review of Clinical Studies on the Effect of Psychoactive Cannabinoids in Psychiatric Conditions in Alzheimer Dementia. Am J Ther. 2020 Feb 28. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001120. Epub ahead of print.

Saudemont G, Prod'Homme C, Da Silva A, Villet S, Reich M, Penel N, Gamblin V. The use of olanzapine as an antiemetic in palliative medicine: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Apr 22;19(1):56. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00559-4.

Watt JA, Goodarzi Z, Veroniki AA, Nincic V, Khan PA, Ghassemi M, Thompson Y, Lai Y, Treister V, Tricco AC, Straus SE. Safety of pharmacologic interventions for neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMC Geriatr. 2020 Jun 16;20(1):212. doi: 10.1186/s12877-020-01607-7.

Zhou J, Wang Y, Jiang G. Oxycodone versus morphine for cancer pain titration: A systematic review and pharmacoeconomic evaluation. PLoS One. 2020 Apr 17;15(4):e0231763. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231763.


Brown D, Watson M, Schloss J. Pharmacological evidence of medicinal cannabis in oncology: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04774-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Dörks M, Allers K, Hoffmann F. Pro Re Nata Drug Use in Nursing Home Residents: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Mar;20(3):287-293.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.10.024. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Erdal A, Ballard C, Vahia IV, Husebo BS. Analgesic treatments in people with dementia - how safe are they? A systematic review. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2019 Jun;18(6):511-522. doi: 10.1080/14740338.2019.1614166. Epub 2019 May 16.

Fredrickson BA, Burkett E. Interventions to improve the continuity of medication management upon discharge of patients from hospital to residential aged care facilities. J Pharm Pract Res. 2019 Apr 16;49(2):162-170. doi:10.1002/jppr.1462

Hagemann V, Bausewein C, Remi C. Drug use beyond the licence in palliative care: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Apr 24:269216319840602. doi: 10.1177/0269216319840602. [Epub ahead of print]

Häuser W, Welsch P, Klose P, Radbruch L, Fitzcharles MA. Efficacy, tolerability and safety of cannabis-based medicines for cancer pain : A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Schmerz. 2019 May 9. doi: 10.1007/s00482-019-0373-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Haywood A, Duc J, Good P, Khan S, Rickett K, Vayne-Bossert P, Hardy JR. Systemic corticosteroids for the management of cancer-related breathlessness (dyspnoea) in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 20;2:CD012704. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012704.pub2.

Huang CW, Lee MJ, Wang LJ, Lee PT, Tu YK, Hsu CW, Lin PY. Comparative efficacy and acceptability of treatments for restless legs syndrome in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2019 Jun 3. pii: gfz097. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfz097. [Epub ahead of print]

Hukins D, Macleod U, Boland JW. Identifying potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia: a systematic review. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Jan 4. doi: 10.1007/s00228-018-02612-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Ji, M, Cui, J, Xi, H, Yang, Y, Wang, L. Efficacy of olanzapine for quality of life improvement among patients with malignant tumor: A systematic review. Cancer Rep. 2019 Feb 26;2:e1167. doi: 10.1002/cnr2.1167

Jin B, Liu H. Comparative efficacy and safety of therapy for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: a systemic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis. J Neurol. 2019 Jan 21. doi: 10.1007/s00415-019-09200-8. [Epub ahead of print]

León Delgado M, Campos LR, Bastidas Goyes A, Herazo Cubillos A, Martin Arsanios D, Muñoz Ortíz J, Cifuentes Serrano A, García Ávila P, Beltrán Caro M. Opioids for the management of dyspnea in patients with heart failure: a systematic review of the literature. Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology. 47(1):49-56, Jan-Mar 2019.

Lundby C, Graabaek T, Ryg J, Søndergaard J, Pottegård A, Nielsen D. Health care professionals' attitudes towards deprescribing in older patients with limited life expectancy: a systematic review. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13861. [Epub ahead of print]

McShane R, Westby MJ, Roberts E, Minakaran N, Schneider L, Farrimond LE, Maayan N, Ware J, Debarros J. Memantine for dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Mar 20;3:CD003154. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003154.pub6.

Nakham A, Myint PK, Bond CM, Newlands R, Loke YK, Cruickshank M. Interventions to Reduce Anticholinergic Burden in Adults Aged 65 and Older: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Jul 24. pii: S1525-8610(19)30487-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.06.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Paque K, Vander Stichele R, Elseviers M, Pardon K, Dilles T, Deliens L, Christiaens T. Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in people with a life-limiting disease: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2019 Jan;33(1):37-48. doi: 10.1177/0269216318801124. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Pruskowski JA, Springer S, Thorpe CT, Klein-Fedyshin M, Handler SM. Does Deprescribing Improve Quality of Life? A Systematic Review of the Literature. Drugs Aging. 2019 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s40266-019-00717-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Ruthirakuhan M, Lanctôt KL, Vieira D, Herrmann N. Natural and Synthetic Cannabinoids for Agitation and Aggression in Alzheimer's Disease: A Meta-Analysis. J Clin Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 29;80(2). pii: 18r12617. doi: 10.4088/JCP.18r12617.

Sande TA, Laird BJA, Fallon MT. The Management of Opioid-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2019 Jan;22(1):90-97. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0260. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Senderovich H, Yendamuri A. Management of Breathlessness in Palliative Care: Inhalers and Dyspnea-A Literature Review. Rambam Maimonides Med J. 2019 Jan 28;10(1). doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10357.

Shrestha S, Poudel A, Steadman K, Nissen L. Outcomes of deprescribing interventions in older patients with life-limiting illness and limited life expectancy: a systematic review. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Sep 4. doi: 10.1111/bcp.14113. [Epub ahead of print]

Thompson W, Lundby C, Graabaek T, Nielsen DS, Ryg J, Søndergaard J, Pottegård A. Tools for deprescribing in frail older persons and those with limited life expectancy: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jan;67(1):172-180. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15616. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Yusufov M, Braun IM, Pirl WF. A systematic review of substance use and substance use disorders in patients with cancer. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2019 Apr 26. pii: S0163-8343(18)30527-9. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2019.04.016. [Epub ahead of print]


Alsalimy N, Madi L, Awaisu A. Efficacy and safety of laxatives for chronic constipation in long-term care settings: A systematic review. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2018 Jun 9. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12721. [Epub ahead of print]

Baillon SF, Narayana U, Luxenberg JS, Clifton AV. Valproate preparations for agitation in dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Oct 5;10:CD003945. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003945.pub4. [Epub ahead of print]

Baker J, Dickman A, Mason S, Ellershaw J. The current evidence base for the feasibility of 48-hour continuous subcutaneous infusions (CSCIs): A systematically-structured review. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 14;13(3):e0194236. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194236. eCollection 2018.

Behm K, Morgan P. The effect of symptom-controlling medication on gait outcomes in people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jul;40(15):1733-1744. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1309581. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

Bell JA, Galaznik A, Huelin R, Stokes M, Guo Y, Fram RJ, Faller DV. Effectiveness and Safety of Therapeutic Regimens for Elderly Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Systematic Literature Review. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2018 May 10. pii: S2152-2650(18)30131-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2018.05.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Birkenhäger-Gillesse EG, Kollen BJ, Achterberg WP, Boersma F, Jongman L, Zuidema SU. Effects of Psychosocial Interventions for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia on the Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Mar;19(3):276.e1-276.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.12.100.

Blanco-Silvente L, Capellà D, Garre-Olmo J, Vilalta-Franch J, Castells X. Predictors of discontinuation, efficacy, and safety of memantine treatment for Alzheimer's disease: meta-analysis and meta-regression of 18 randomized clinical trials involving 5004 patients. BMC Geriatr. 2018 Jul 24;18(1):168. doi: 10.1186/s12877-018-0857-5.

Bowers B, Ryan R, Kuhn I, Barclay S. Anticipatory prescribing of injectable medications for adults at the end of life in the community: A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Dec 4:269216318815796. doi: 10.1177/0269216318815796. [Epub ahead of print]

Candy B, Jones L, Vickerstaff V, Larkin PJ, Stone P. Mu-opioid antagonists for opioid-induced bowel dysfunction in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Jun 5;6:CD006332. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006332.pub3. [Epub ahead of print]

Cao B, Rosenblat JD, Brietzke E, Park C, Lee Y, Musial N, Pan Z, Mansur RB, McIntyre RS. Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability of Anti-Diabetic Agents for Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018 May 23. doi: 10.1111/dom.13373. [Epub ahead of print]

Collis SP. Literature review of clinical benefits and reasons to prescribe palliative oxygen therapy in non-hypoxaemic patients. Br J Nurs. 2018 Nov 22;27(21):1255-1260. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.21.1255.

Darkovska-Serafimovska M, Serafimovska T, Arsova-Sarafinovska Z, Stefanoski S, Keskovski Z, Balkanov T. Pharmacotherapeutic considerations for use of cannabinoids to relieve pain in patients with malignant diseases. J Pain Res. 2018 Apr 23;11:837-842. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S160556. eCollection 2018.

Dawson A, Dissanayaka NN, Evans A, Verdejo-Garcia A, Chong TTJ, Frazzitta G, Ferrazzoli D, Ortelli P, Yücel M, Carter A. Neurocognitive correlates of medication-induced addictive behaviours in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 May;28(5):561-578. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2018.03.012. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

de Vries M, Seppala LJ, Daams JG, van de Glind EMM, Masud T, van der Velde N; EUGMS Task and Finish Group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs. Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: I. Cardiovascular Drugs. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jan 30. pii: S1525-8610(17)30698-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.12.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Dudas R, Malouf R, McCleery J, Dening T. Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Aug 31;8:CD003944. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003944.pub2. [Epub ahead of print]

Giusti R, Bossi P, Mazzotta M, Filetti M, Iacono D, Marchetti P. The use of fentanyl in pain management in head and neck cancer patients: a narrative review. Br J Pain. 2018 Aug;12(3):155-162. doi: 10.1177/2049463717736787. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Hatano Y, Matsuoka H, Lam L, Currow DC. Side effects of corticosteroids in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jul 6. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4339-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Isik AT, Soysal P, Stubbs B, Solmi M, Basso C, Maggi S, Schofield P, Veronese N, Mueller C. Cardiovascular Outcomes of Cholinesterase Inhibitors in Individuals with Dementia: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 May 30. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15415. [Epub ahead of print]

Jansen K, Haugen DF, Pont L, Ruths S. Safety and Effectiveness of Palliative Drug Treatment in the Last Days of Life-A Systematic Literature Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Feb;55(2):508-521.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.06.010. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

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Johnstone-Petty M. Ketamine Use for Complex Pain in the Palliative Care Population. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Dec;20(6):561-567. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000488.

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