Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.23
May 2004

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第23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
Rabow MW, Dibble SL, Pantilat SZ, McPhee SJ. The comprehensive care team: A controlled trial of outpatient palliative medicine consultation. Arch Intern Med. 2004; 164(1):83-91.
Bennett MI, Simpson KH. Gabapentin in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Palliat Med. 2004; 18(1):5-11.
Rowell NP, Gleeson FV. Steroids, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and stents for superior vena caval obstruction in carcinoma of the bronchus: a systematic review. Clin Oncol. 2002; 14:338-351.
Morrow GR, Hickok JT, Roscoe JA, et al. Differential effects of paroxetine on fatigue and depression: a randomized, double-blind trial from the university of Rochester cancer center community clinical oncology program. J Clin Oncol. 2003; 21(24):4635-4641.
Smith EM, Jayson GC. The current and future management and malignant ascites. Clin Oncol. 2003; 15:59-72.
Bruera E, Weeney C, Willey J, et al. A randomized controlled trial of supplemental oxygen versus air in cancer patients with dyspnea. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(8):659-663.
Keefe DMK. Gastrointestinal mucositis: a new biological model. Support Care Cancer. 2004; 12(1):6-9.
Zylicz Z, Krajnik M, van Sorge AA, Costantini M. Paroxetine in the treatment of severe non-dermatological pruritus: A randomized, controlled trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(6):1105-1112.
Correa-Velez I, Clavarino A, Barnett AG, Eastwood H. Use of complementary and alternative medicine and quality of life: changes at the end of life. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(8):695-703.
Weis J. Support groups for cancer patients. Support Care Cancer . 2003; 11(12):763-768.
Chow E, Tsao MN, Harth T. Does psychosocial intervention improve survival in cancer? A meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2004; 18(1):25-31.
Tiernan E. Communication training for professionals. Support Care Cancer. 2003; 11(12):758-762.
Johnson DC, Kassner CT, Kutner JS. Current use of guidelines, protocols, and care pathways for symptom management in hospice. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2004; 21(1):51-57.
Piggott M, McGee H, Feuer D. Has CONSORT improved the reporting of randomized controlled trials in the palliative care literature? A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2004; 18(1):32-38.
From Japan
Akechi T, Okuyama T, Sugawara Y, Nakano T, Shima Y, Uchitomi Y. Suicidality in terminally ill Japanese patients with cancer. Cancer. 2004; 100(1):183-191.
Hirai K, Morita T, Kashiwagi T. Professionally perceived effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for existential suffering of terminally ill cancer patients. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(8):688-694.
Okuyama T, Wang XS, Akechi T, et al. Japanese version of the M.D. Anderson symptom inventory: A validation study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003; 26(6):1093-1104.
Morita T, Sakaguchi Y, Hirai K, Tsuneto S, Shima Y. Desire for death and requests to hasten death of Japanese terminally ill cancer patients receiving specialized inpatient palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004; 27(1):44-52.
Takahashi M, Ohara T, Yamanaka H, Shimada A, Nakaho T, Yamamuro M. The oral-to-intravenous equianalgestic ratio of morphine based on plasma concentrations of morphine and metabolites in advanced cancer patients receiving chronic morphine treatment. Palliat Med. 2003; 17(8):673-678.