Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.25
Nov 2004

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第25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
A Caraceni, C Martini, E Zecca, RK Portenoy and a Working Group of an IASP Task Force on Cancer Pain. Breakthrough pain characteristics and syndromes in patients with cancer pain. An international survey. Palliative Medicine. 2004; 18(3):177-183.
Samuel J. Hassenbusch, Russell K. Portenoy, Michael Cousins, Eric Buchser, Timothy R. Deer, Stuart L. Du Pen, James Eisenach, Kenneth A. Follet, Keith R. Hilderand, Elliott S. Krames, Robert M. Levy, Pamela P. Palmer, James P. Rathmell, Richard L. Rauck, Peter S. Staats, Lisa Stearns, and K. Dean Willis. Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference 2003: An Update on the Management of Pain by Intraspinal Drug Delivery-Report of an Expert Panel Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2004; 27(6):540-563
Shaji Kumar, Thomas E. Witzig, and S. Vincent Rajkumar. Thalidomide Current Role in the Treatment of Non-Plasma cell Malignancies. J Clin Oncol. 2004; 22(12):2477-2488
Glare P, Pereira G, Kristjanson LJ, Stockler M, Tattersall M. Systematic review of the efficacy of antiemetics in the treatment of nausea in patients with far-advanced cancer. Supportive Care in cancer. 2004; 12(6):432-440
Mellar P. Davis, Robert Dreicer, Declan Walsh, Ruth Lagman, and Susan B, LeGrand. Appetite and cancer-Associted Anorexia: A review. J Clin Oncol 2004; 22(8):1510-1517.
Kligman L, Wong RKS, Johnston M, Laetsch NS, Members of the Supportive Care Guidelines Group of Cancer Caer Ontari’s Program in Evidence-based Cancer. The treatment of lymphedema related to breast cancer: a systematic review and evidence summary.
C Centeno, A Sanz and E Bruera. Delirium in advanced cancer patients. Palliative Medicine. 2004; 18(3):184-194.
J Vella-Brincat and AD (Sandy) Macleod. Haloperidol in palliative care. Palliative Medicine. 2004; 18(3):195-201.
Lan F. Tannock, Tim A. Ahles, Patricia A. Ganz, and Frits S. van Dam. Cognitive Impairment Associated With Chemotherapy for Cancer: Report of Workshop. . J Clin Oncol 2004; 22(12):2233-2239
K Robin Yabroff, JS Mandelblatt and J Ingham. The qulity of medical care at the end-of-life in the USA: existing barriers and examples of process and outcome measures. Palliative Medicine. 2004; 18(3):202-216.
K Eagar, J Green, and M Smith. An Australian casemix classification for palliative care: technical development and results. Palliative Medicine. 2004; 18(3):217-226.
K Eagar, R Gordon and M Smith. . An Australian casemix classification for palliative care: lessons and policy implications of a national study. Palliative Medicine. 2004; 18(3):227-233.
N Ahmed, JC Bestall, SH Ahmedzai, AS Payne, D Clark and B Noble Systematic review of the problems and issues of accessing specialist palliative care by patients, carers and health and social care professionals. Palliative Medicine. 2004; 18(6);525-542
From Japan
Tatsuya Morita, Kei Hirata, Yukihiro Sakaguchi, Etsuko Maeyama, Satoru Tsuneto, and Yasuo Shima. Measuring the Quality of Structure and Process in End-of-Life Care from the Bereaved Family Perspective. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2004; 27(6):492-501
Tatsuya Morita, Ichinosuke Hyodo, Taisuke Yoshimi, Masayuki Ikenaga, Yoichiro Tamura, Akitaka Yoshizawa, Tatsuo Akechi, and Isamu Adachi. Incidence and Underlying Etiologies of Bronchial Secretion in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients: A Multi-Center, Prospective, Observational Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2004; 27(6):533-539