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Opioids for agitation in dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2015
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Title
Opioids for agitation in dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009705.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Richard Brown, Robert Howard, Bridget Candy, Elizabeth L Sampson

Abstract

Agitation is a common experience for people living with dementia, particularly as day-to-day function and cognition start to decline more. At the present time there are limited pharmacological options for relieving agitation and little is known about the safety and efficacy of opioid drugs in this setting. To determine the clinical efficacy and safety of opioids for agitation in people with dementia. We searched ALOIS, the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group Specialized Register, on 13 June 2014 using the terms: narcotic OR opioid OR opium OR morphine OR buprenorphine OR codeine OR dextromoramide OR diphenoxylate OR dipipanone OR dextropropoxyphene OR propoxyphene OR diamorphine OR dihydrocodeine OR alfentanil OR fentanyl OR remifentanil OR meptazinol OR methadone OR nalbuphine OR oxycodone OR papaveretum OR pentazocine OR meperidine OR pethidine OR phenazocine OR hydrocodone OR hydromorphone OR levorphanol OR oxymorphone OR butorphanol OR dezocine OR sufentanil OR ketobemidone.ALOIS contains records of clinical trials identified from monthly searches of a number of major healthcare databases such as MEDLINE, EMBASE and PscyINFO, as well as numerous trial registries and grey literature sources. Randomised, controlled trials of opioids compared to placebo for agitation in people with dementia. Two authors independently assessed the studies identified by the search against the inclusion criteria. There are currently no completed randomised, placebo controlled trials of opioids for agitation in dementia. There are two potentially relevant trials still in progress. We found insufficient evidence to establish the clinical efficacy and safety of opioids for agitation in people with dementia. There remains a lack of data to determine if or when opioids either relieve or exacerbate agitation. More evidence is needed to guide the effective, appropriate and safe use of opioids in dementia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 159 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 27 17%
Researcher 27 17%
Student > Bachelor 22 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 13%
Student > Master 21 13%
Other 40 25%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 68 43%
Unspecified 32 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 11%
Psychology 12 8%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Other 23 14%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 July 2019.
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#830,149
of 13,420,122 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,662
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Outputs of similar age
#18,781
of 230,746 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#80
of 242 outputs
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