The Death Rattle: A natural sign of impending death

3 thoughts on “The Death Rattle: A natural sign of impending death”

  1. As always, thank you for contributing to the field! I appreciate the physiology teaching and information that we really don’t need to treat this unless distressing to the family.

  2. Thank you for this informative article. In my openion if we don’t prevent this it will be late to be of any help once the sounds of the secreations irritates the family and loved ones. Since anti-Secreatary will dry the previously secreated secreations leading to a thicker secreations which usually is sticky and dry and make more louder noise! In my practice I try to prevent especially when patient required sedation as these are always a result for that! With GI cancer I found this to be more frequent than dying with sarcomas for example.

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