Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.35
May 2007  35
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

Kornblith AB, Dowell JM, Herndon JE 2nd, et al. Telephone monitoring of distress in patients aged 65 years or older with advanced stage cancer: a cancer and leukemia group B study. Cancer. 2006; 107(11):2706-14.

Bardia A, Barton DL, Prokop LJ, Bauer BA, Moynihan TJ. Efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in relieving cancer pain: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2006; 24(34):5457-64.

Philip J, Med DP, Gold M, et al. A randomized, double-blind, crossover trial of the effect of oxygen on dyspnea in patients with advanced cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006; 32(6):541-550.

H_len JC, Polit C, Hjermstad MJ, et al. Pain assessment tools: is the content appropriate for use in palliative care? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006; 32(6):567-580.

Walsh K, Jones L, Tookman A, et al. Reducing emotional distress in people caring for patients receiving specialist palliative care: Br J Psychiatry. 2007 Feb; 190:142-147.

Gysels M, Higginson IJ. Interactive technologies and videotapes for patient education in cancer care: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(1):7-20.

Rodin C, Lloyd N, Katz M, et al. The treatment of depression in cancer patients: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(2):123-136.

Pohl G, Seemann H, Zojer N, et al. "Laying on of hands" improves well-being in patients with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(2):143-151.

Fromme EK, Hughes MT, Quill TE, Arnold RM. Update in palliative medicine 2006. J Palliat Med. 2007; 10(1):30-36.

de Graeff A, Dean M. Palliative sedation therapy in the last weeks of life: a literature review and recommendations for standards. J Palliat Med. 2007; 10(1):67-85.

Loprinzi CL, Kugler JW, Barton DL, et al. Phase III trial of gabapentin alone or in conjunction with an antidepressant in the management of hot flashes in women who have inadequate control with an antidepressant alone: NCCTG N03C5. J Clin Oncol. 2007; 25(3):308-312.

Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of Saforis for prevention and treatment of oral mucositis in breast cancer patients receiving anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Cancer. 2007; 109(2):322-331.

Mercadante S, Casuccio A, Mangione S. Medical treatment for inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: a qualitative systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007; 33(2):217-223.

Haddad A, Davis M, Lagman R. The pharmacological importance of cytochrome CYP3A4 in the palliation of symptoms: review and recommendations for avoiding adverse drug interactions. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(3):251-257.

McPherson CJ, Wilson KG, Murray MA. Feeling like a burden to others: a systematic review focusing on the end of life. Palliat Med. 2007; 21(2):115-128.

From Japan:日本からの論文です
Osaka I, Morita T, Tanaka K, et al. Palliative care philosophies of Japanese certified palliative care units: a nationwide survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007; 33(1):9-12.

Ando M, Tsuda A, Morita T. Life review interviews on the spiritual well-being of terminally ill cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(2):225-231.

Kurita M, Shimozuma K, Morita S, et al. Clinical validity of the Japanese version of the functional assessment of cancer therapy-anemia scale. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(1):1-6.