Priority 13 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the best current treatment for breathlessness in mesothelioma patients (e.g. exercise, handheld fans, etc)? (JLA PSP Priority 13)
Overall ranking 13
JLA question ID 0025/13
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence Ongoing study - A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over study of the efficacy of sustained-release low dose morphine in the subjective sensation of dyspnoea as a result of maximally treated mesothelioma in opioid naive participants
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Does exercise such as pilates or yoga help with building patients' lung capacity and easing pain after treatment for mesothelioma? It seems to help some people. What is its effect? ~ What about the role of exercise and physical activity interventions to help prevent/minimise deconditioning that so often accompanies peoples experience of living with mesothelioma.
Comparison None identified
Submitted by Carer ~ Health Professional
Outcomes to be measured Improving breathlessness
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0025
PSP name Mesothelioma
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 53  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 December 2014