Published in Cancer Weekly, June 7th, 2005
In a recent report, researchers in Japan conducted a study "to explore the association between hydration volume and symptoms during the last 3 weeks of life in terminally ill cancer patients. This was a multicenter, prospective, observational study of 226 consecutive terminally ill patients with abdominal malignancies."
"Primary responsible physicians and nurses evaluated the severity of membranous dehydration (dehydration score calculated from three physical findings), peripheral edema (edema score calculated from seven physical...
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