volume 37, issue 4, Pe8-e9 2009
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.11.002
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Abstract: respiratory physician and the radiation oncologist. Close monitoring of the patient followed as we proceeded with the ''terminal sedation.'' However, we also proceeded with a ''trial of treatment,'' which in this case meant escalation of steroid dose. After the initial period of sedation, his symptoms improved and he was able to undergo stenting of his airway 10 days later and subsequently had further treatment of his esophageal cancer. We wanted to use this case to highlight the non-straightforward nature of …

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