An online survey of Australian physicians reported practice with the off-label use of nebulised frusemide

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dc.contributor.author Newton, PJ
dc.contributor.author Davidson, PM
dc.contributor.author Sanderson, C
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation BMC Palliative Care, 2012, 11
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18701
dc.description.abstract Background: Off-label prescribing is common in palliative care. Despite inconsistent reports of the benefit of nebulised frusemide for breathlessness, its use continues to be reported. Methods. An online survey was emailed to 249 members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine to estimate the use of nebulised frusemide for breathlessness by Australian physicians involved in palliative care in the previous 12 months. Results: There were 52/249 (21%) respondents to the survey. The majority (44/52; 85%) had not prescribed nebulised frusemide in the previous 12 months. The most common (18/44; 43%) reason for not prescribing nebulised frusemide was a belief that there was not enough evidence to support its use. Whilst only a few respondents (8/52; 15%) reported having used nebulised frusemide, all that had used it thought there was at least some benefit in relieving breathlessness. Conclusion: This report adds to the series of case studies reporting some benefit from nebulised frusemide in relieving breathlessnes. © 2012 Newton et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1186/1472-684X-11-6
dc.title An online survey of Australian physicians reported practice with the off-label use of nebulised frusemide
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent BMC Palliative Care
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 6 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 111808
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Nebulised frusemide; Online survey; Off-label use en_US
dc.description.keywords DEFORESTATION
dc.description.keywords MODIS
dc.description.keywords Nebulised frusemide
dc.description.keywords Nebulised frusemide
dc.description.keywords Off-label use
dc.description.keywords Off-label use
dc.description.keywords Online survey
dc.description.keywords Online survey
dc.description.keywords Nebulised frusemide
dc.description.keywords Off-label use
dc.description.keywords Online survey
dc.description.keywords Nebulised frusemide
dc.description.keywords Off-label use
dc.description.keywords Online survey
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research


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