Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.19
May 2003

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第19号

Journal Watch
聖隷三方原病院ホスピス  森田 達也

Reviews, recommendations, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and large surveys
Andersen G, Christrup L, Sjogren P. Relationships among morphine metabolism, pain and side effects during long-term treatment: an update. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Jan; 25(1):74-91.
Davis MP, Varga J, Dickerson D, Walsh D, LeGrand SB, Lagman R. Norma-release and controlled-release oxycodone: pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and controversy. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Feb; 11(2):84-92.
Zaza C, Baine N. Cancer pain and psychosocial factors: a critical review of the literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2002 Nov; 24(5):526-542.
Escalante CP. Treatment of cancer-related fatigue: an update. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Feb; 11(2):79-83.
Bruera E, Strasser F, Palmer JL, et al. Effect of fish oil on appetite and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and anorexia/cachexia: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Jan; 21(1):129-134.
Strasser F. Eating-related disorders in patients with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Jan; 11(1):11-20.
Nottage M, McLachlan S, Brittain M, et al. Sucralfate mouthwash for prevention and treatment of 5-fluorouracil-induced mucositis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Jan; 11(1):41-47.
LeGrand SB, Khawam EA, Walsh D, Rivera NI. Opioids, respiratory function, and dyspnea. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2003 Jan; 20(1):57-61.
Shee CD, Green M. Non-invasive ventilation and palliative: experience in a district general hospital and a review. Palliat Med. 2003 Jan; 17(1):21-26.
Lloyd-Williams M, Spiller J, Ward J. Which depression screening tools should be used in palliative care? Palliat Med. 2003 Jan; 17(1):40-43.


Sweeney C, Bruera E. Communication in cancer care: recent developments. J Palliat Care. 2002; 18(4):300-306.
Goldstein N, Lynn J. The 107th congress’ legislative proposals concerning end-of-life care. J Palliat Med. 2002 Dec; 5(6):819-827.
Tuffrey-Wijne I. The palliative care needs of people with intellectual disabilities: a literature review. Palliat Med. 2003 Jan; 17(1):55-62.


Harding R, Higginson IJ. What is the best way to help caregivers in cancer and palliative care? A systematic literature review of interventions and their effectiveness. Palliat Med. 2003 Jan; 17(1):63-74.
Quality of life
Kaasa S, Loge JH. Quality of life in palliative care: principles and practice. Palliat Med. 2003 Jan; 17(1):11-20.
From Japan
Uchitomi Y, Mikami I, Nagai K, Nishiwaki Y, Akechi T, Okamura H. Depression and psychological distress in patients during the year after curative resection of non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Jan; 21(1):69-77.
Onishi H, Onose M, Yamada T, et al. Post-traumatic stress disorder associated with suspected lung cancer and bereavement: 4-year follow-up and review of the literature. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Feb; 11(2):123-125.
Morita T, Tsuneto S, Shima Y. Definition of sedation for symptom relief: A systematic literature review and a proposal of operational criteria. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2002 Oct; 24(4):447-453.
Yamashita S, Sato S, Kakiuchi Y, Miyabe M, Yamaguchi H. Lidocaine toxicity during frequent viscous lidocaine use for painful tongue ulcer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2002 Nov; 24(5):543-545.
Morita T, Shima Y, Adachi I, the Japan Palliative Oncology Study Group. Attitudes of Japanese physicians toward terminal dehydration: a nationwide survey. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Dec; 20(24):4699-4704.
2003年よりPalliative Medicineのeditorial boardが刷新し、Hanks GW(Bristol大学緩和医学講座教授)がEditor-in-Chiefになりました。出版数の増加と、European Journal of Palliative CareとともにEuropean Association of Palliative Care(EAPC)のofficial journalとなりました。定期記事として、Cochrane CollaborationのPain, Palliative and Supportive Care group (PaPaS)からのup to date情報が掲載されます。数々のtask forceとresearch committeeを組織するEAPCやPaPaSと共同することで、根拠に基づいた良質な緩和ケアを提供することに貢献すると思われます。Palliative Medicineは質的研究、医師以外の著者の研究、英語圏以外の地域からの研究を熱心に掲載する緩和ケア領域でのtop journalのひとつです。