n-of-1 trials of pilocarpine vs placebo for dry mouth in palliative care patients (2010–2012)

Abstract:
Dry mouth affects 80% of patients with advanced cancer, and greatly affects their quality of life. N-of-1 trials are usually used for testing effectiveness of medicines in individual patients. We will combine a series of N-of-1 trials of pilocarpine for dry mouth in palliative care patients to test the effectiveness of pilocarpine. Using treatment proven to work for the individual patient will make a significant difference to the quality of life of these terminally ill patients.
Grant type:
Cancer Council Queensland
Researchers:
  • Principal Research Fellow
    RECOVER Injury Research Centre
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Principal Research Fellow
    UQ Centre for Clinical Research
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Honorary Professor
    Mater Research Institute-UQ
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor of General Practice
    Primary Care Clinical Unit
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Cancer Council Queensland