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Cochrane PaPaS reviews update


In this section we intend to gather together some information about reviews going through the Cochrane PaPaS systematic review group. But PaPaS is just one of many systematic review groups, and many others are likely to be undertaking reviews that could be relevant. For some the obvious place to go is the Cochrane Library and search there for reviews and protocols. Some Cochrane groups have their own websites to tell people what they are doing. We will link into those and update the table below when time permits.

1. Completed and published
Corticosteroids for the resolution of malignant bowel obstruction in advanced gynaecological and gastrointestinal cancer
Radiotherapy for the palliation of painful bone metastases
Surgery for malignant bowel obstruction in advanced gynaecological and gastrointestinal cancer
2. Completed and will be published soon
Bisphosphonates as analgesics for pain secondary to bone metastases
Cannabinoids for pain management
Feeding regimes for bone marrow transplant patients
Hydromorphone for pain relief
Megastrol for cancer cachexia
Opioids for the palliation of breathlessness in terminal illness
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of palliative care teams
3. Protocol published
Acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting among cancer patients
Massage and aromatherapy massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer
Pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusions
Reflexology for symptom relief in patients with cancer
4. In progress somewhere in the system
Benzodiazepines for insomnia in palliative care
Calcitonin for bone pain and complications secondary to bone metastases
Cannabinoids for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Dexamethasone for the treatment of emesis induced by cytotoxic drugs
Drug treatments for anxiety in palliative care
Drug treatments for delirium in palliative care
Interventions for supporting adults and children through bereavement
Interventions for the management of constipation in cancer patients
Interventions for the management of skin (and mucous membranes) before, during and after radiation therapy
Ketamine as an adjuvant to opioids for cancer pain
Long acting versus immediate release opioids for cancer pain
Music therapy for pain relief
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for cancer pain
Opioid rotation for pain relief
Palliative radiotherapy for brain metastases
Pharmacological and psychological interventions for low mood in palliative care patients
Psychotherapeutic treatments for the management of chronic pain in children
Radionucleotides for bone pain and complications secondary to bone metastases
Supportive care for symptom relief in patients with gastrointestinal cancer