Review Collection: Prescribing issues

126 Reviews

2019

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]

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]

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. 2019 May 22. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01548-9. [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]

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.

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]

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]

2018

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.

Johnson RJ 3rd. A research study review of effectiveness of treatments for psychiatric conditions common to end-stage cancer patients: needs assessment for future research and an impassioned plea. BMC Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 3;18(1):85. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1651-9.

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.

Kane CM, Mulvey MR, Wright S, Craigs C, Wright JM, Bennett MI. Opioids combined with antidepressants or antiepileptic drugs for cancer pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2018 Jan;32(1):276-286. doi: 10.1177/0269216317711826. Epub 2017 Jun 12.

Knight R, Khondoker M, Magill N, Stewart R, Landau S. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine in Treating the Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2018 May 7;45(3-4):131-151. doi: 10.1159/000486546. [Epub ahead of print]

Kongpakwattana K, Sawangjit R, Tawankanjanachot I, Bell JS, Hilmer SN, Chaiyakunapruk N. Pharmacological treatments for alleviating agitation in dementia: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2018 Apr 10. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13604. [Epub ahead of print]

La Frenais FL, Bedder R, Vickerstaff V, Stone P, Sampson EL. Temporal Trends in Analgesic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Systematic Review of International Prescribing. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Feb;66(2):376-382. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15238. Epub 2017 Dec 23.

Lim RH, Sharmeen T. Medicines management issues in dementia and coping strategies used by people living with dementia and family carers: A systematic review. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 30. doi: 10.1002/gps.4985. [Epub ahead of print]

Ma HK, Liu Y, Li B, Zhang Y, Sun LJ, Xu FQ. Chinese Medicine for Alzheimer's Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Chin J Integr Med. 2018 Sep 22. doi: 10.1007/s11655-018-2567-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Mercadante S, Bruera E. Methadone as a First-Line Opioid in Cancer Pain Management: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar;55(3):998-1003. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.10.017. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Ostuzzi G, Matcham F, Dauchy S, Barbui C, Hotopf M. Antidepressants for the treatment of depression in people with cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Apr 23;4:CD011006. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011006.pub3.

Page A, Etherton-Beer C, Seubert L, Clark V, Hill X, King S, Clifford RM. Medication use to manage comorbidities for people with dementia: a systematic review. J Pharm Pract Res. 2018 Aug;48(4):356-67. doi: 10.1002/jppr.1403.

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. 2018 Sep 19:269216318801124. doi: 10.1177/0269216318801124. [Epub ahead of print]

Roy MA, Doiron M, Talon-Croteau J, Dupré N, Simard M. Effects of Antiparkinson Medication on Cognition in Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review. Can J Neurol Sci. 2018 May 11:1-30. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2018.21. [Epub ahead of print]

Ruthirakuhan MT, Herrmann N, Abraham EH, Chan S, Lanctôt KL. Pharmacological interventions for apathy in Alzheimer's disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 May 4;5:CD012197. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012197.pub2.

Sande TA, Laird BJA, Fallon MT. The Management of Opioid-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2018 Sep 21. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0260. [Epub ahead of print]

Sawan M, Jeon YH, Chen TF. Relationship between Organizational Culture and the Use of Psychotropic Medicines in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Integrative Review. Drugs Aging. 2018 Mar;35(3):189-211. doi: 10.1007/s40266-018-0527-5.

Shafiee Hanjani L, Long D, Peel NM, Peeters G, Freeman CR, Hubbard RE. Interventions to Optimise Prescribing in Older People with Dementia: A Systematic Review. Drugs Aging. 2018 Dec 19. doi: 10.1007/s40266-018-0620-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Schüchen RH, Mücke M, Marinova M, Kravchenko D, Häuser W, Radbruch L, Conrad R. Systematic review and meta-analysis on non-opioid analgesics in palliative medicine. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018 Oct 29. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12352. [Epub ahead of print]

Shin S, Mitchell C, Mannion K, Smolyn J, Meghani SH. An Integrated Review of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Adult Oncologic Pain Management. Pain Manag Nurs. 2018 Dec 6. pii: S1524-9042(18)30209-1. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2018.09.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Smeets CHW, Zuidema SU, Hulshof TA, Smalbrugge M, Gerritsen DL, Koopmans RTCM, Luijendijk HJ. Efficacy of antipsychotics in dementia depended on the definition of patients and outcomes: a meta-epidemiological study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 May 18. pii: S0895-4356(18)30263-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.05.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Spiegel R, Kalla R, Mantokoudis G, Maire R, Mueller H, Hoerr R, Ihl R. Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® alleviates neurosensory symptoms in patients with dementia: a meta-analysis of treatment effects on tinnitus and dizziness in randomized, placebo-controlled trials. Clin Interv Aging. 2018 Jun 13;13:1121-1127. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S157877. eCollection 2018.

Supasitthumrong T, Bolea-Alamanac BM, Asmer S, Woo VL, Abdool PS, Davies SJC. Gabapentin and pregabalin to treat aggressivity in dementia: a systematic review and illustrative case report. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13844. [Epub ahead of print]

Sutherland A, Naessens K, Plugge E, Ware L, Head K, Burton MJ, Wee B. Olanzapine for the prevention and treatment of cancer-related nausea and vomiting in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Sep 21;9:CD012555. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012555.pub2.

Tao J, Vermund SH, Qian HZ. Association Between Depression and Antiretroviral Therapy Use Among People Living with HIV: A Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2018 May;22(5):1542-1550. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1776-8.

​Thomas R, Phillips M, Hamilton RJ. Pain Management in the Pediatric Palliative Care Population. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2018 May 5. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12389. [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. 2018 Oct 13. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15616. [Epub ahead of print]

Tomlinson D, Robinson PD, Oberoi S, Cataudella D, Culos-Reed N, Davis H, Duong N, Gibson F, Götte M, Hinds P, Nijhof SL, van der Torre P, Cabral S, Dupuis LL, Sung L. Pharmacologic interventions for fatigue in cancer and transplantation: a meta-analysis. Curr Oncol. 2018 Apr;25(2):e152-e167. doi: 10.3747/co.25.3883. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Tong H, Fan Z, Liu B, Lu T. The benefits of modified FOLFIRINOX for advanced pancreatic cancer and its induced adverse events: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 6;8(1):8666

Tricco AC, Ashoor HM, Soobiah C, Rios P, Veroniki AA, Hamid JS, Ivory JD, Khan PA, Yazdi F, Ghassemi M, Blondal E, Ho JM, Ng CH, Hemmelgarn B, Majumdar SR, Perrier L, Straus SE. Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Cognitive Enhancers for Treating Alzheimer's Disease: Systematic Review and Network Metaanalysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Jan;66(1):170-178. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15069. Epub 2017 Sep 29.​

Tsoi KK, Chan JY, Chan FC, Hirai HW, Kwok TC, Wong SY. Monotherapy Is Good Enough for Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: A Network Meta-analysis of 76 Randomized Controlled Trials. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2018 May 1. doi: 10.1002/cpt.1104. [Epub ahead of print]

Van Leeuwen E, Petrovic M, van Driel ML, De Sutter AI, Stichele RV, Declercq T, Christiaens T. Discontinuation of Long-Term Antipsychotic Drug Use for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Older Adults Aged 65 Years and Older With Dementia. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Aug 9. pii: S1525-8610(18)30361-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.06.023. [Epub ahead of print]

Van Leeuwen E, Petrovic M, van Driel ML, De Sutter AI, Vander Stichele R, Declercq T, Christiaens T. Withdrawal versus continuation of long-term antipsychotic drug use for behavioural and psychological symptoms in older people with dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Mar 30;3:CD007726. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007726.pub3. [Epub ahead of print]

Vanle B, Olcott W, Jimenez J, Bashmi L, Danovitch I, IsHak WW. NMDA antagonists for treating the non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. Transl Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 15;8(1):117. doi: 10.1038/s41398-018-0162-2.

Wagle KC, Skopelja EN, Campbell NL. Caregiver-Based Interventions to Optimize Medication Safety in Vulnerable Elderly Adults: A Systematic Evidence-Based Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Aug 23. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15556. [Epub ahead of print]

Walker KA, Brown GG. HIV-associated executive dysfunction in the era of modern antiretroviral therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2018 May;40(4):357-376. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2017.1349879. Epub 2017 Jul 9.

Wilson E, Caswell G, Turner N, Pollock K. Managing medicines for patients dying at home: A review of family caregivers' experiences. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Sep 11. pii: S0885-3924(18)30449-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.08.019. [Epub ahead of print]

Xu X, Luckett T, Wang AY, Lovell M, Phillips JL. Cancer pain management needs and perspectives of patients from Chinese backgrounds: a systematic review of the Chinese and English literature. Palliat Support Care. 2018 Jan 17:1-15. doi: 10.1017/S1478951517001171. [Epub ahead of print]

2017

Afolabi TM, Nahata MC, Pai V. Nebulized opioids for the palliation of dyspnea in terminally ill patients. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Jul 15;74(14):1053-1061. doi: 10.2146/ajhp150893.

Chihuri S, Li G. Use of prescription opioids and motor vehicle crashes: A meta analysis. Accid Anal Prev. 2017 Dec;109:123-131. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.10.004. Epub 2017 Oct 20.

El-Saifi N, Moyle W, Jones C, Tuffaha H. Medication Adherence in Older Patients With Dementia: A Systematic Literature Review. J Pharm Pract. 2017 Jan 1:897190017710524. doi: 10.1177/0897190017710524. [Epub ahead of print]

Jaiswal N, Singh M, Agarwal A, Thumburu KK. Palliative drug treatments for breathlessness in cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 10;8:CD011855. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011855.pub2.

McGrattan M, Ryan C, Barry HE, Hughes CM. Interventions to Improve Medicines Management for People with Dementia: A Systematic Review. Drugs Aging. 2017 Dec;34(12):907-916. doi: 10.1007/s40266-017-0505-3.

Narayan SW, Nishtala PS. Discontinuation of Preventive Medicines in Older People with Limited Life Expectancy: A Systematic Review. Drugs Aging. 2017 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s40266-017-0487-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Poudel A, Yates P, Rowett D, Nissen LM. Use of preventive medication in patients with limited life expectancy: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jun;53(6):1097-1110.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.12.350. Epub 2017 Feb 9.

Ramasubbu DA, Smith V, Hayden F, Cronin P. Systemic antibiotics for treating malignant wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 24;8:CD011609. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011609.pub2.

Saiyed MM, Ong PS, Chew L. Off-label drug use in oncology: a systematic review of literature. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2017 Jun;42(3):251-258. Epub 2017 Feb 5.

Salt S, Mulvaney CA, Preston NJ. Drug therapy for symptoms associated with anxiety in adult palliative care patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 May 18;5:CD004596. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004596.pub3.

2016

Cardona-Morrell M, Kim J, Turner RM, Anstey M, Mitchell IA, Hillman K. Non-beneficial treatments in hospital at the end of life: a systematic review on extent of the problem. Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Sep;28(4):456-69. Epub 2016 Jun 27.

Disalvo D, Luckett T, Agar M, Bennett A, Davidson PM. Systems to identify potentially inappropriate prescribing in people with advanced dementia: a systematic review. BMC Geriatr. 2016 May 31;16:114. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0289-z.

Forcen FE, Matsoukas K, Alici Y. Antipsychotic-induced akathisia in delirium: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Feb;14(1):77-84. Epub 2015 Jun 19.

Guan J, Tanaka S, Kawakami K. Anticonvulsants or Antidepressants in Combination Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin J Pain. 2016 Aug;32(8):719-25.

Hendriks LE, Hermans BC, van den Beuken-van Everdingen MH, Hochstenbag MM, Dingemans AM. Effect of Bisphosphonates, Denosumab, and Radioisotopes on Bone Pain and Quality of Life in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Bone Metastases: A Systematic Review. J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Feb;11(2):155-73. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

Heneka N, Shaw T, Rowett D, Phillips JL. Quantifying the burden of opioid medication errors in adult oncology and palliative care settings: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2016 Jun;30(6):520-32. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

Luijendijk HJ, de Bruin NC, Hulshof TA, Koolman X. Terminal illness and the increased mortality risk of conventional antipsychotics in observational studies: a systematic review. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 Feb;25(2):113-22. Epub 2015 Nov 25.

Merlin JS, Bulls HW, Vucovich LA, Edelman EJ, Starrels JL. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain in individuals with HIV: a systematic review. AIDS Care. 2016 Dec;28(12):1506-1515. Epub 2016 Jun 7.

Obita GP, Boland EG, Currow DC, Johnson MJ, Boland JW. Somatostatin Analogues Compared With Placebo and Other Pharmacologic Agents in the Management of Symptoms of Inoperable Malignant Bowel Obstruction: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Dec;52(6):901-919.e1.Epub 2016 Sep 30.

Pont L, Jansen K, Schaufel MA, Haugen DF, Ruths S. Drug utilization and medication costs at the end of life. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2016;16(2):237-43.

Sanjida S, Janda M, Kissane D, Shaw J, Pearson SA, DiSipio T, Couper J. A systematic review and meta-analysis of prescribing practices of antidepressants in cancer patients. Psychooncology. 2016 Sep;25(9):1002-16. Epub 2016 Jan 17.

Siemens W, Xander C, Meerpohl JJ, Buroh S, Antes G, Schwarzer G, Becker G. Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Nov 16;11:CD008320.

2015

Kotlinska-Lemieszek A, Klepstad P, Haugen DF. Clinically significant drug-drug interactions involving opioid analgesics used for pain treatment in patients with cancer: a systematic review. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2015 Sep 16;9:5255-67.eCollection 2015.

Schildmann EK, Schildmann J, Kiesewetter I. Medication and Monitoring in Palliative Sedation Therapy: A Systematic Review and Quality Assessment of Published Guidelines. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):734-746.

Serafim RB, Bozza FA, Soares M, do Brasil PE, Tura BR, Ely EW, Salluh JI. Pharmacologic prevention and treatment of delirium in intensive care patients: A systematic review. J Crit Care. 2015 Aug;30(4):799-807. Epub 2015 Apr 17.

Siemens W, Gaertner J, Becker G. Advances in pharmacotherapy for opioid-induced constipation - a systematic review. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2015 Mar;16(4):515-32.Epub 2014 Dec 24.

van der Maaden T, Hendriks SA, de Vet HC, Zomerhuis MT, Smalbrugge M, Jansma EP, Koopmans RT, Hertogh CM, van der Steen JT. Antibiotic use and associated factors in patients with dementia: a systematic review. Drugs Aging. 2015 Jan;32(1):43-56.

2014

Bulloch MN, Olin JL. Instruments for evaluating medication use and prescribing in older adults. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2014 Sep-Oct;54(5):530-7.

Lindsay J, Dooley M, Martin J, Fay M, Kearney A, Barras M. Reducing potentially inappropriate medications in palliative cancer patients: evidence to support deprescribing approaches. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Apr;22(4):1113-9.,Epub 2013 Dec 21.

van Nordennen RT, Lavrijsen JC, Vissers KC, Koopmans RT. Decision making about change of medication for comorbid disease at the end of life: an integrative review. Drugs Aging. 2014 Jul;31(7):501-12.

Zeppetella G, Davies A, Eijgelshoven I, Jansen JP. A network meta-analysis of the efficacy of opioid analgesics for the management of breakthrough cancer pain episodes. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Apr;47(4):772-785.e5.

2013

López-Saca JM, Guzmán JL, Centeno C. A systematic review of the influence of opioids on advanced cancer patient survival. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2013 Dec;7(4):424-30.

Tjia J, Velten SJ, Parsons C, Valluri S, Briesacher BA.  Studies to reduce unnecessary medication use in frail older adults: a systematic review. Drugs Aging. 2013 May;30(5):285-307.

2012

Amarasuriya UK, Myles PR, Sanders RD. Long-term benzodiazepine use and mortality: are we doing the right studies? Curr Drug Saf. 2012 Nov 1;7(5):367-71.

Chhabra PT, Rattinger GB, Dutcher SK, Hare ME, Parsons KL, Zuckerman IH.Medication reconciliation during the transition to and from long-term care settings: a systematic review. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2012 Jan;8(1):60-75.

2011

Clegg A, Young JB. Which medications to avoid in people at risk of delirium: a systematic review. Age Ageing. 2011 Jan;40(1):23-9. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

Graziottin A, Gardner-Nix J, Stumpf M, Berliner MN. Opioids: how to improve compliance and adherence.Pain Pract. 2011 Nov-Dec;11(6):574-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2011.00449.x. Epub 2011 Mar 16.

Peron EP, Gray SL, Hanlon JT. Medication use and functional status decline in older adults: a narrative review. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2011 Dec;9(6):378-91.

2010

Hall-Lipsy EA, Chisholm-Burns MA. Pharmacotherapeutic disparities: racial, ethnic, and sex variations in medication treatment. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2010 Mar 15;67(6):462-8.

Parsons C, Hughes CM, Passmore AP, Lapane KL. Withholding, discontinuing and withdrawing medications in dementia patients at the end of life: a neglected problem in the disadvantaged dying? Drugs Aging. 2010 Jun 1;27(6):435-49.

2009

Easton K, Morgan T, Williamson M. Medication safety in the community: a review of the literature. National Prescribing Service Limited (NPS), 2009 June 9:163pp. [No Abstract Available]

Murphy CR, Corbett CL, Setter SM, Dupler A. Exploring the concept of medication discrepancy within the context of patient safety to improve population health. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2009 Oct-Dec;32(4):338-50.

Spiess JL. Can I stop the warfarin? a review of the risks and benefits of discontinuing anticoagulation. J Palliat Med. 2009 Jan;12(1):83-7.

Wohlt PD, Zheng L, Gunderson S, Balzar SA, Johnson BD, Fish JT. Recommendations for the use of medications with continuous enteral nutrition. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009 Aug 15;66(16):1458-67.

2008

Wang T, Collet JP, Shapiro S, Ware MA. Adverse effects of medical cannabinoids: a systematic review. CMAJ. 2008 Jun 17;178(13):1669-78.

Weschules DJ, Bain KT, Richeimer S. Actual and potential drug interactions associated with methadone. Pain Med. 2008 Apr;9(3):315-44.

Weschules DJ, Bain KT. A systematic review of opioid conversion ratios used with methadone for the treatment of pain. Pain Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;9(5):595-612. Epub 2008 June 28.

2007

Zernikow B, Michel E, Anderson B. Transdermal fentanyl in childhood and adolescence: a comprehensive literature review. J Pain. 2007 Mar;8(3):187-207

2006

Mercadante S, Bruera E. Opioid switching: a systematic and critical review. Cancer Treat Rev. 2006 Jun;32(4):304-15. Epub 2006 Apr 19.

Poole PJ, Black PN. Mucolytic agents for chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jul 19;(3):CD0001287.

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