Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.21
Nov 2003

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第21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
Porta-Sales J, Gomez-Batiste X, Tuca-Rodriguez A, Madrid-Juan F, Espinosa-Rojas J, Navarro JT. WHO analgesic ladder ? or lift? Eur J Palliat Care. 2003; 10(3):105-109.
Fishbain DA, Cutler RB, Rosomoff HL, Rosomoff RS. Are opioid-dependent/tolerant patients impaired in driving-related skills? A structured evidence-based review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 25(6):559-577.
Savage SR, Joranson DE, Covington EC, Schnoll SH, Heit HA, Gilson AM. Definitions related to the medical use of opioids: evolution towards universal agreement. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(1):655-667.
Neville-Webbe HL, Coleman RE. The use of zoledronic acid in the management of metastatic bone disease and hypercalcaemia. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(6):539-553.
McGuire DB. Barriers and strategies in implementation of oral care standards for cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(7):435-441.
Iconomou G, Koutras A, Rigopoulos A, Vagenakis AG, Kalofonos HP. Effect of recombinant human erythropoietin on quality of life in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: Results of a randomized, controlled trial. . J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 25(6):512-518.
Lamont EB, Christakis NA. Complexities in prognostication in advanced cancer. “To help them live their lives the way they want to.” JAMA. 2003; 290(1):98-104.
Glare P, Virik K, Jones M, et al. A systematic review of physicians’ survival predictions in terminally ill cancer patients. BMJ. 2003; 327.
Costantini M, Higginson IJ, Boni L, et al. Effect of a palliative home care team on hospital admissions among patients with advanced cancer. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(4):315-321.
De Conno F, Panzeri C, Brunelli C, Saita L, Ripamonti C. Palliative care in a national cancer center: Results in 1987 vs. 1993 vs. 2000. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 25(6):499-511.
Jack B, Hillier V, Williams A, Oldham J. Hospital based palliative care teams improve the symptoms of cancer patients. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(6):498-502.
van Boxel P, Anderson K, Regnard C. The effectiveness of palliative care education delivered by videoconferencing compared with face-to-face delivery. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(4):344-358.
Ferris FD, von Gunten C, Emanuel LL. Competency in end-of-life care: last hours of life. J Palliat Med. 2003; 6(4):605-613.
From Japan
Kawa M, Kamiya M, Maeyama E, et al. Distress of inpatients with terminal cancer in Japanese palliative care units: from the viewpoint of spirituality. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(7):481-490.
Sasahara T, Miyashita M, Kawa M, Kazuma K. Difficulties encountered by nurses in the care of terminally ill cancer patients in general hospitals in Japan. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(6):520-526.
Maeyama E, Kawa M, Miyashita M, et al. Multiprofessional team approach in palliative care units in Japan. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(8):509-515.
Taniguchi K, Akechi T, Suzuki S, Mihara M, Uchitomi Y. Performance status 1 predicts psychological response in female, but not male, ambulatory cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(7):465-471.
Onishi H, Onose M, Yamada T, et al. Brief psychotic disorder associated with bereavement in a patient with terminal-stage uterine cervical cancer: a case report and review of the literature. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(7):491-493.
Fukui S, Kawagoe H, Sakai M, Nishikido N, Nagae H, Miyazaki T. Determinants of the place of death among terminally ill cancer patients under home hospice care in Japan. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(5):445-453.
Inoue A, Yamada Y, Matsumura Y, et al. Randomized study of dexamethasone treatment for delayed emesis, anorexia and fatigue induced by irinotecan. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(8):528-532.
Morita T, Tei Y, Inoue S. Agitated terminal delirium and association with partial opioid substitution and hydration. J Palliat Med. 2003; 6(4):557-563.
Taniguchi K, Akechi T, Suzuki S, Mihara M, Uchitomi Y. Lack of marital support and poor psychological responses in male cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(9):604-610.