PMID:

Citation Count:

6

H5 Index:

62

SJR:

1.229

Keywords & Tags:

Nabilone, THC Analog, THC, Cancer, Oncological Disorders,  paraneoplastic night sweats, anorexia, cachexia

Participants:

4 Patients

Dosage:

2 x 1 mg

Duration:

14 Days

Route:

Oral

Highlights & Conclusions:

Night sweats are one of many symptoms experienced by patients with advanced cancer. The prevalence of night sweats ranges from 10%-48% in cancer patients. Persistent night sweats tend to decrease quality of life through interference with sleep. A recent study has demonstrated that night sweats occur as part of a symptom pattern, and are associated with the anorexia-cachexia symptom cluster. In addition, night sweats represent one of the symptoms that displays a tendency not to improve as patients with advanced cancer approach end of life.