Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.22
Feb 2004

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第22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
Rosen LS, Gordon D, Tchekmedyian S, et al. Zoledronic acid versus placebo in the treatment of skeletal metastases in patients with lung cancer and other solid tumors: a phase III, double-blind, randomized trial--the Zoledronic Acid Lung Cancer and Other Solid Tumors Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 2003; 21(16):3150-7.
Bell RF, Eccleston C, Kalso E. Ketamine as adjuvant to opioids for cancer pain. A qualitative systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(3):867-875.
Morley JS, Bridson J, Nash TP, Milles J, White S, Makin MK. Low-dose methadone has an analgesic effect in neuropathic pain: a double-blind randomized controlled crossover trial. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(7):576-587.
Chou R, Clark E, Helfand M. Comparative efficacy and safety of long-acting oral opioids for chronic non-cancer pain: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(5):1026-1048.
Klaschilk E, Nauck F, Ostgathe C. Constipation-modern laxative therapy. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(11):679-685.
Walker G, Wilcock A, Carey AM, Manderson C, Weller R, Crosby V. Prolongation of the QT interval in palliative care patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(3):855-859.
Dimeo F, Schwartz S, Fietz T, Wanjura T, Boning D, Thiel E. Effects of endurance training on the physical performance of patients with hematological malignancies during chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(10):623-628.
Bain KT, Weschules DJ, Knowlton CH, Gallagher R. Toward evidence-based prescribing at end of life: A comparative review of temazepam and zolpidem for the treatment of insomnia. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2003; 20(5):382-388.
Deeken JF, Taylor KL, Mangan P, Yabroff KR, Ingham JM. Care for the caregivers: A review of self-report instruments developed to measure the burden, needs, and quality of life of informal caregivers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(4):922-953.
Ingleton C, Payne S, Nolan M, Carey I. Respite in palliative care: a review and discussion of the literature. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(7):567-575.
Flannelly KJ, Weaver AJ, Smith WJ, Oppenheimer JE. A systematic review on chaplains and community-based clergy in three palliative care journals: 1990-1999. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2003; 20(4):263-268.
Merckaert I, Marchal S, Libert Y, et al. How to optimize physicians’ communication skills in cancer care: results of a randomized study assessing the usefulness of posttraining consolidation workshops. J Clin Oncol. 2003; 21(16):3141-9.
From Japan
Hyodo I, Eguchi K, Nishina T, et al. Perceptions and attitudes of clinical oncologists on complementary and alternative medicine. Cancer. 2003; 97(11):2861-2868.
Morita T, Tei Y, Inoue S. Impaired communication capacity and agitated delirium in the final week of terminal ill cancer patients: prevalence and identification of research focus. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(3):827-834.
Umeda M, Komatsubara H, Minamikawa T, et al. A questionnaire on requests for disclosure of diagnosis, self-choice of treatment, and second opinion of patients with oral cancer in Japan. J Palliat Care. 2003; 19(3):206-208.
Kohara H, Ueoka H, Aoe K, et al. Effect of nebulized furosemide in terminally ill cancer paints with dyspnea. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(4):962-967.
Morita T, Tei Y, Shishido H, Inoue S. Treatable complications of cancer patients referred to an in-patient hospice. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2003; 20(5):389-391.