Tuesday, November 4, 2008
As much as we've enjoyed, um, politely complaining about the helpfulness of Cochrane reviews of palliative care-related topics, one was just released which got me a little worked-up. It's a systematic review of antipsychotics for acute and chronic pain control. They included randomized controlled trials of adult patients who were treated with an antipsychotics, in which the major outcome of interest was pain (any control was allowed - e.g. placebo, active, no treatment, etc. - and any duration or severity or type of pain was allowed). All the typical Cochrane search and quality strategies were employed.