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General anaesthesia in end-of-life care: extending the indications for anaesthesia beyond surgery

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Some refractory symptoms at the end of life (pain, delirium, distress, dyspnoea) might be managed by analgesia, but in high doses, side-effects (e.g., respiratory depression) can hasten death. Sedation may be needed for agitation or distress, and can be administered as continuous deep sedation (CDS; also referred to as terminal or palliative sedation) generally using benzodiazepines. However, for some patients these interventions are not enough, and others may express a clear desire to be com...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/anae.15459

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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0000-0003-3958-8633
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Anaesthesia Journal website
Volume:
76
Issue:
10
Pages:
1308-1315
Publication date:
2021-04-20
Acceptance date:
2021-02-16
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EISSN:
1365-2044
ISSN:
0003-2409
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1163511
Local pid:
pubs:1163511
Deposit date:
2021-02-25

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