Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.31
May 2006

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第31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
Hudson PL, Aranda S, Hayman-White K. A psycho-educational intervention for family caregivers of patients receiving palliative care: a randomized controlled trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 30(4):329-341.
Zell JA, Chang JC. Neoplastic fever: a neglected paraneoplastic syndrome. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(11):870-877.
Davis MP. Buprenorphine in cancer pain. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(11):878-887.
Maltoni M, Scarpi E, Modonesi C, et al. A validation study of the WHO analgesic ladder: a two-step vs three-step strategy. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(11):888-894.
Holtedahl K, Norum J, Anvik T, Richardsen E. Do cancer patients benefit from short-term contact with a general practitioner following cancer treatment? A randomized, controlled study. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(11):949-956.
Yavuzsen T, Davis MP, Walsh D, LeGrand S, Lagman R. Systematic review of the treatment of cancer-associated anorexia and weight loss. J Clin Oncol. 2005; 23(33):8500-8511.
Finnerup NB, Otto M, McQuay HJ, Jensen TS, Sindrup SH. Algorithm for neuropathic pain treatment: An evidence based proposal. Pain. 2005; 118(3):289-305.
Noguchi W, Morita S, Ohno T, Aihara O, Tsujii H, Shimozuma K, Matsushima E. Spiritual needs in cancer patients and spiritual care based on logotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2006; 14(1):65-70.
Schockett ER, Teno JM, Miller SC, Stuart B. Late referral to hospice and bereaved family member perception of quality of end-of-life care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 30(5):400-407.
Ross JR, Goller K, Hardy J, Riley J, Broadley K, A’hern R, Williams J. Gabapentin is effective in the treatment of cancer-related neuropathic pain: a prospective, open-label study. J Palliat Med. 2005; 8(6):1118-1126.
Morrison RS, Maroney-galin C, Kralovec PD, Meier DE. The growth of palliative care programs in United States hospitals. J Palliat Med. 2005; 8(6):1127-1134.
King N, Thomas K, Martin N, Bell D, Farrell S. ‘Now nobody falls through the net’: practitioners' perspectives on the gold standards framework for community palliative care. Palliat Med. 2005; 19(8):619-627.
Meeker MA, Jezewski MA. Family decision making at end of life. Palliat Support Care. 2005; 3(2):131-142.
From Japan
Tei Y, Morita T, Shishido H, Inoue S. Lidocaine intoxication at very small doses in terminally ill cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 30(1):6-7.
Morita T, Takigawa C, Onishi H, et al. Opioid rotation from morphine to fentanyl in delirious cancer patients: an open-label trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 30(1):96-103.
Yoshimura K, Ueda N, Ichioka K, Matsui Y, Terai A, Arai Y. Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with urologic cancer: a prospective study at a single Japanese institution. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(9):685-690.
Morita T, Bito S, Kurihara Y, Uchitomi Y, on behalf of sedation guideline task force in Japan. Development of a clinical guideline for palliative sedation therapy using the Delphi method. J Palliat Med. 2005; 8(4):716-729.
Morita T, Fujimoto M, Imura C. Trends toward earlier referrals to a palliative care team. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 30(3):204-205.