Intervention Protocol

Opioids for the palliation of refractory breathlessness in adults with advanced disease and terminal illness

  1. Hayley Barnes1,*,
  2. Julie McDonald2,
  3. Natasha Smallwood2,
  4. Renée Manser3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group

Published Online: 3 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011008


How to Cite

Barnes H, McDonald J, Smallwood N, Manser R. Opioids for the palliation of refractory breathlessness in adults with advanced disease and terminal illness (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD011008. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011008.

Author Information

  1. 1

    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 3

    and Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Department of Haematology and Medical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, St Andrew's Place, East Melbourne 3002, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

*Hayley Barnes, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, 3065, Australia. hayleynbarnes@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 3 MAR 2014

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effectiveness of opioid drugs in relieving the symptom of breathlessness in patients with either advanced malignancy, or with advanced respiratory or cardiovascular disease, or receiving palliative care for any other disease.