Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Palliative CareRresearchers Tackle Whether to Stop Statins for Terminally Ill

By Kevin B. O'Reilly, amednews staff

Patients' lives might be improved if freed of nagging side effects of the medications, but some doctors express concern about shortened survival times.

Research in palliative medicine is moving into determining what kinds of care can be withdrawn safely for patients near the end of life, say doctors behind a new research consortium.
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