Hyoscine and glycopyrrolate for death rattle

Murtagh, F.E.M.; Thorns, A.; Oliver, D.J.; Back, Ian; Blower, Anthony; Jenkins, Kath; Beckhelling, Jill
September 2002
Palliative Medicine;Sep2002, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p449
Academic Journal
Comments on a study which compares hyoscine hydrobromide and glycopyrrolate for terminal secretions. Need for prompt action when dealing with respiratory secretions at the end of life; Explanation offered for the initial action of anti-muscarinics; Advantages and limitations of the methods compared.


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