Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.20
Aug 2003

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第20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
Quigley C, Wiffen P. A systematic review of hydromorphone in acute and chronic pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Feb; 25(2):169-178.
Walsh D, Nelson KA, Mahmoud FA. Established and potential therapeutic applications of cannabinoids in oncology. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Mar; 11(3):137-143.
Markman M. Managing taxane toxicities. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Mar; 11(3):144-147.
Chong MS, Bajwa ZH. Diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 May; 25(5S):S4-S11.
Harris JT, Kumar KS, Rajagopal MR. Intravenous morphine for rapid control of severe cancer pain. Palliat Med. 2003 Apr; 17(3):248-256.
Jensen SB, Pedersen AM, Reibel J, Nauntofte B. Xerostomia and hypofunction of the salivary glands in cancer therapy. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Apr; 11(4):207-225.
Amerongen AVN, Veerman ECI. Current therapies for xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction associated with cancer therapies. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Apr; 11(4):226-231.
Bruera E, Sweeney C, Willey J, et al. Breast cancer patient perception of the helpfulness of a prompt sheet versus a general information sheet during outpatient consultation: A randomized, controlled trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 May; 25(5):412-421.
Higginson IJ, Finlay IG, Goodwin DM, et al. Is there evidence that palliative care teams alter end-of-life experiences of patients and their caregivers? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Feb; 25(2):150-168.
Goodwin DM, Higginson IJ, Myers K, Douglas HR, Normand CE. Effectiveness of palliative day care in improving pain, symptom control, and quality of life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Mar; 25(3):202-212.
Ellifritt J, Nelson KA, Walsh D. Complicated bereavement: A national survey of potential risk factors. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2003 Mar/Apr; 20(2):114-120.
Stroebe M, Stroebe W, Schut H. Bereavement research: methodological issues and ethical concerns. Palliat Med. 2003 Apr; 17(3):235-240.
Materstvedt LJ, Clark D, Ellershaw J, et al. Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a view from an EAPC Ethics Task Force. Palliat Med. 2003 Mar; 17(2):97-101.
From Japan
Akizuki N, Akechi T, Nakanishi T, et al. Development of a brief screening interview for adjustment disorders and major depression in patients with cancer. Cancer. 2003 May; 97(10):2605-2613.
Inoue S, Saeki T, Mantani T, Okamura H, Yamawaki S. Factors related to patient's mental adjustment to breast cancer: patient characteristics and family functioning. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Mar; 11(3):178-184.
Morita T, Tei Y, Inoue S. Ethical validity of palliative sedation therapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Feb; 25(2):103-105.
Morita T, Hirai K, Akechi T, Uchitomi Y. Similarity and difference among standard medical care, palliative sedation therapy, and euthanasia: A multidimensional scaling analysis on physicians’ and the general population’s opinions. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Apr; 25(4):357-362.
Morita T, Tei Y, Inoue S. Correlation of the dose of midazolam for symptom control with administration periods: The possibility of tolerance. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Apr; 25(4):369-375.
Okuyama T, Wang XS, Akechi T, et al. Validation study of the Japanese version of the brief fatigue inventory. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Feb; 25(2):106-117.