Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.38
Feb 2008

日本緩和医療学会 ニューズレター第38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

Kuderer NM, Khorana AA, Lyman GH, Francis CW. A meta-analysis and systematic review of the efficacy and safety of anticoagulants as cancer treatment: impact on survival and bleeding complications. Cancer. 2007; 110(5):1149-1161.

Richardson A, Medina J, Brown V, Sitzia J. Patients’ needs assessment in cancer care: a review of assessment tools. Support Care Cancer. 2007; 15(10):1125-1144.

Centeno C, Clark D, Lynch T, et al. Facts and indicators on palliative care development in 52 countries of the WHO European region: results of an EAPC task force. Palliat Med. 2007; 21(6):463-471.

Bruera E, Palmer JL, Pace E, et al. A randomized, controlled trial of physician postures when breaking bad news to cancer patients. Palliat Med. 2007; 21(6):501-505.

Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2007; 21(6):507-517.

Gysels M, Bausewein C, Higginson IJ. Experiences of breathlessness: A systematic review of the qualitative literature. Palliat Support Care. 2007; 5(3):281-302.

From Japan
Matsushima T, Akabayashi A, Slingsby BT, Nishitateno K. Evaluation of a program to celebrate seasonal events for Japanese hospice patients. Palliat Support Care. 2007; 5(3):251-254.

Ando M, Morita T, O’connor SJ. Primary concerns of advanced cancer patients identified through the structured life review process: A qualitative study using a text mining technique. Palliat Support Care. 2007; 5(3):265-271.

Namba M, Morita T, Imura C, Kiyohara E, Ishikawa S, Hirai K. Terminal delirium: families’ experience. Palliat Med. 2007; 21(7):587-594.