Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.24
Aug 2004

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第24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
Taylor RS, Taylor RJ, Buyten JV, Buchser E, North R, Bayliss S. The cost effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of pain: a systematic review of the literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004; 27(4):370-378.
Wong GY, Schroeder DR, Carns PE, et al. Effect of neurolytic celiac plexus block on pain relief, quality of life, and survival in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer. A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2004; 291(9):1092-1099.
Heit HA, Gourlay DL. Urine drug testing in pain medicine. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004; 27(3):260-267.
Hunerbein M. Endoscopic and surgical palliation of gastrointestinal tumors. Support Care Cancer. 2004; 12(4):155-160.
Lopez AP, Figuls MR, Cuchi GU, Berenstein EG, Pasies BA. Systematic review of megestrol acetate in the treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004; 27(4):360-369.
Soden K, Vincent K, Craske S, Lucas C, Ashley S. A randomized controlled trial of aromatherapy massage in a hospice setting. Palliat Med. 2004; 18(2):87-92.
Elting LS, Shih T-CT. The economic burden of supportive care of cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2004; 12(4):219-226.
Mystakidou K, Parpa E, Tsilika E, Katsouda E, Vlahos L. Cancer information disclosure in different cultural contexts. Support Care Cancer. 2004; 12(3):147-154.
Velikova G, Booth L, Smith AB, et al. Measuring quality of life in routine oncology practice improves communication and patient well-being: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Oncol. 2004; 22(4):714-724.
Ringdal GI, Ringdal K, Jordh?y MS, Ahlner-Elmqvist M, Jannert M, Kaasa S. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in family members of cancer victims: results from a longitudinal intervention study in Norway and Swedena. Palliat Med. 2004; 18(2):108-120.
From Japan
Morita T, Hirai K, Sakaguchi Y, Tsuneto S, Shima Y. Family-perceived distress about appetite loss and bronchial secretion in the terminal phase. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004; 27(2):98-99.
Noguchi W, Ohno T, Morita S, Aihara O, Tsujii H, Shimozuma K, Matsushima E. Reliability and validity of the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-spiritual (FACIT-Sp) for Japanese patients with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2004; 12(4):240-245.