Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.37
Nov 2007

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第37号

Journal Watch
聖隷三方原病院 緩和支持治療科  森田達也



Reviews, recommendations, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and large surveys

Milazzo S, Lejeune S, Ernst E. Laetrile for cancer: a systematic review of the clinical evidence. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(6):583-595.

Lee MS, Pittler MH, Ernst E. Is tai chi an effective adjunct in cancer care? A systematic review of controlled clinical trial. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(6):597-601.

Dorman S, Byrne A, Edwards A. Which measurement scales should we use to measure breathlessness in palliative care? A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2007; 21(3):177-191.

Ferrell B, Connor SR, Cordes A, et al. The national agenda for quality palliative care: The national consensus project and the national quality forum. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007; 33(6):737-744.

Chang CH, Boni-Saenz AA, Durazo-Arvizu RA, et al. A system for interactive assessment and management in palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007; 33(6):745-755.

Temel JS, Jackson VA, Billings JA, et al. Phase U study: Integrated palliative care in newly diagnosed advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2007;25(17):2377-2382.

Mantani T, Saeki T, Inoue S, et al. Factors related to anxiety and depression in women with breast cancer and their husbands: role of alexithymia and family fuctioning. Support Care Cancer. 2007;15(7):859-868.

Lau F, Cloutier-Fisher D, Kuziemsky C, et al. A systematic review of prognostic tools for estimating survival time in palliative care. J Palliat Care. 2007;23(2):93-112.

Kay S, Husbands E, Antrobus JH, Munday D. Provision for advanced pain management techniques in adult palliative care: a national survey of anaesthetic pain specialist. Palliat Med. 2007;21(4):279-284.

Parker SM, Clayton JM, Hancock K et al. A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;34(1):81-93.

Teunissen SCCM, Wesker W, Kruitwagen C, et al. Symptom prevalence in patients with incurable cancer: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;34(1):94-104.

Saxby C, Ackroyd R, Callin S, Mayland C, Kite S. How should we measure emesis in palliative care? Palliat Med. 2007;21(5):369-383.

Keshinbora K, Pekel AF, Aydinli I. Gabapentin and an opioid combination versus opioid alone for the management of neuropathic cancer pain: a randomized open trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;34(2):183-189.

Hancock K, Clayton JM, Parker SM, et al. Discrepant perceptions about end-of-life communication: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;34(2):190-200.

From Japan:日本からの論文です
Matsuo N, Morita T. Physician-reported practice of the use of methylphenidate in Japanese palliative care units. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007; 33(6):655-656.

Morita T, Murata H, Hirai K, et al. Meaninglessness in terminally ill cancer patients: a validation study and nurse education intervention trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;34(2):160-170.

Morita T, Bito S, Koyama H, Uchitomi Y, Adachi I. Development of a national clinical guideline for artificial hydration therapy for terminally ill patients with cancer. J Palliat Med. 2007;10(3):770-780.

Miyashita M, Nishida S, Koyama Y, et al. The current status of palliative care teams in Japanese university hospitals: a nationwide questionnaire survey. Support Care Cancer. 2007;15(7):801-806.

Okamoto Y, Tsuneto S, Matsuda Y, et al. A retrospective chart review of the antiemetic effectiveness of risperidone in refractory opioid-induced nausea and vomiting in advanced cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007;34(2):217-222.