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Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1987 Feb 28;294(6571):553-5.

Syringe driver in terminal care.

Abstract

Continuous subcutaneous infusions of drugs by syringe driver are used often and successfully in the terminal care of patients when drugs cannot be given orally. Diamorphine is the opioid of choice because of its high solubility. If other drugs such as antiemetics, anticholinergics, sedatives, or steroids are required they may also be given by syringe driver. This method is particularly useful for domiciliary care, where the practical difficulties of providing regular parenteral analgesia are otherwise formidable.

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3103774
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PMC1245587
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