https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 SAPHIRE: stress and pulmonary hypertension in rheumatoid evaluation - a prevalence study https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:29525 Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:25:35 AEST ]]> Prospectively collected characteristics of adult patients, their consultations and outcomes as they report breathlessness when presenting to general practice in Australia https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:14945 Wed 11 Apr 2018 10:09:01 AEST ]]> The role of benzodiazepines in breathlessness: a single site, open label pilot of sustained release morphine together with clonazepam https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:28795 15% reduction over their own baseline breathlessness intensity. Results: Eleven people had trial medication (eight males, median age 78 years (68 to 89); all had COPD; median Karnofsky 70 (50 to 80); six were on long-term home oxygen. Ten people completed day four. One person withdrew because of unsteadiness on day four. Five participants reached the 15% reduction, but only three went on to the extension study, all completing without toxicity. Conclusion: This study was safe, feasible and there appears to be a group who derive benefits comparable to titrated opioids. Given the widespread use of benzodiazepines for the symptomatic treatment of chronic refractory breathlessness and its poor evidence base, there is justification for a definitive phase III study.]]> Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:38:22 AEDT ]]>