Nigel P Sykes

Summary

Affiliation: St Christopher's Hospice
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi The pathogenesis of constipation
    Nigel P Sykes
    St Christopher s Hospice, London, United Kingdom
    J Support Oncol 4:213-8. 2006
  2. ncbi Sedative use in the last week of life and the implications for end-of-life decision making
    Nigel Sykes
    St Christopher s Hospice, Lawrie Park Road, London SE26 6DZ, England
    Arch Intern Med 163:341-4. 2003
  3. ncbi The use of opioids and sedatives at the end of life
    Nigel Sykes
    St Christopher s Hospice, London, UK
    Lancet Oncol 4:312-8. 2003
  4. ncbi Morphine kills the pain, not the patient
    Nigel P Sykes
    St Christopher s Hospice, London SE26 6DZ, UK
    Lancet 369:1325-6. 2007
  5. doi End of life issues
    Nigel Sykes
    Palliative Medicine, St Christopher s Hospice, Lawrie Park Road, London, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cancer 44:1157-62. 2008

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Publications5

  1. ncbi The pathogenesis of constipation
    Nigel P Sykes
    St Christopher s Hospice, London, United Kingdom
    J Support Oncol 4:213-8. 2006
    ..A detailed understanding of the mechanisms of constipation, especially in association with illness, is lacking, and most treatments remain nonspecific...
  2. ncbi Sedative use in the last week of life and the implications for end-of-life decision making
    Nigel Sykes
    St Christopher s Hospice, Lawrie Park Road, London SE26 6DZ, England
    Arch Intern Med 163:341-4. 2003
    ..The doctrine of double effect has been introduced as an ethical defense. This study aimed to determine how sedative doses change at the end of life and how often the doctrine of double effect might be relevant...
  3. ncbi The use of opioids and sedatives at the end of life
    Nigel Sykes
    St Christopher s Hospice, London, UK
    Lancet Oncol 4:312-8. 2003
    ..Thus, we conclude that the doctrine of double effect is not essential for justification of the use of these drugs, and may act as a deterrent to the provision of good symptom control...
  4. ncbi Morphine kills the pain, not the patient
    Nigel P Sykes
    St Christopher s Hospice, London SE26 6DZ, UK
    Lancet 369:1325-6. 2007
  5. doi End of life issues
    Nigel Sykes
    Palliative Medicine, St Christopher s Hospice, Lawrie Park Road, London, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cancer 44:1157-62. 2008
    ..Ethical tensions arise from the assumptions that the use of opioids and sedatives hastens dying, but this is contradicted by available evidence...