Peter G Lawlor
- Delirium in patients with advanced cancerPeter G Lawlor
Department of Oncology, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta, Tertiary level Palliative Care Unit, Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6L 5X8
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 16:701-14. 2002..Evidence-based guidelines should be developed to assist physicians in more appropriate use of sedation in the symptomatic management of delirium...
- A validation study of a pain classification system for advanced cancer patients using content experts: the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer PainCheryl L Nekolaichuk
Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Palliat Med 19:466-76. 2005..To reflect its intended use as a classification system, the name of the instrument was changed to the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain (ECS-CP)...
- Should the rate of opioid dose escalation be included as a feature in a cancer pain classification system?Sonya S Lowe
Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
J Pain Symptom Manage 35:51-7. 2008..Future studies are required to better elucidate the need for opioid dose escalation as a feature of a cancer pain classification system...
- Delirium and dehydration: some fluid for thought?Peter G Lawlor
Edmonton Palliative Care Program, Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, 1100 Youville Drive West, Room 4324, Edmonton, Alberta T6L 5X8, Canada
Support Care Cancer 10:445-54. 2002..This will hopefully help physicians and families in weighing up the merits of assisted hydration in an individual context and help them to achieve a consensus on the role of hydration that is consistent with the goals of care...
- A multicenter study of the revised Edmonton Staging System for classifying cancer pain in advanced cancer patientsRobin L Fainsinger
Division of Palliative Care Medicine R L F, P G L, C M N, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
J Pain Symptom Manage 29:224-37. 2005..We suggest the rESS should prove to be a useful tool in clinical practice, and in the comparison of cancer pain populations in research studies...
- The panorama of opioid-related cognitive dysfunction in patients with cancer: a critical literature appraisalPeter G Lawlor
Edmonton Palliative Care Program and Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cancer 94:1836-53. 2002..However, misconceptions and controversy surround the nature and prevalence of its occurrence. A projected increase in the aging cancer population highlights the need for a better understanding of this phenomenon...