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2015; Volume 16, No 5, May

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Publication of clinical trial results to determine whether octreotide is clinically beneficial in the treatment of bowel obstruction in a palliative population

The Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) is a collaboration of palliative care researchers around Australia who undertake investigator initiated medication trials in patients with life-limiting illnesses. PaCCSC is pleased to announce the publication of results from the Collaborative’s second successfully completed phase III clinical trial designed to determine whether octreotide is clinically beneficial in the treatment of bowel obstruction in a palliative population.

The manuscript is titled: ‘Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of octreotide in malignant bowel obstruction.’ By D Currow, S Quinn, M Agar, B Fazekas, J Hardy, N McCaffrey, S Eckermann, A Abernethy, and K Clark. The paper is now available from the website of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management– free of charge.

Thanks to Linda Devilee, National Manager, at the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative for alerting us to this.

The Moroccan Experience – available as a free download

Professor Mati Nejni

For more than 20 years, Professor Mati Nejni has been Coordinator of the National Center of Pain and Palliative Care in Rabat, working hard to improve opioid availability and patient access to pain medication. Now, Professor Nejni and Leyla Hessissen tell the story of ‘The Moroccan Experience’ and how palliative care is being incorporated into services. You can download the article here.

Reference
M Nejmi and L Hessissen. The Moroccan Experience. In: M Silbermann (ed.) Palliative Care to the Cancer Patient: The Middle East as a Model for Emerging Countries. Nova, 2014.

Thanks to Professor Mati Nejni for alerting us to this publication.

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