Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.39
May 2008  39
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

Verkerk M, van Wijlick E, Legemaate J, de Graeff A. A national guideline for palliative sedation in the Netherlands. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007; 34(6):666-670.

Jordhoy MS, Ringdal GI, Helbostad JL, Oldervol L, Loge JH, Kaasa S. Assessing physical functioning: a systematic review of quality of life measures developed for use in palliative care. Palliat Med. 2007; 21(8):673-682.

Downing M, Lau F, Lesperance M, et al. Meta-analysis of survival prediction with palliative performance scale. J Palliat Care. 2007; 23(4):245-254.

Goldstein NE, Fischberg D. Update in palliative medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2008; 148(2):135-140.
Lorenz KA, Lynn J, Dy SM, et al. Evidence for improving palliative care at the end of life: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2008; 148(2):147-159.

Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, et al. Evidence-based interventions to improve the palliative care of pain, dyspnea, and depression at the end of life: a Clinical practice guideline from the American college of physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008; 148(2):141-146.

Thomas J. Opioid-induced bowel dysfunction. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(1):103-113.

Radbruch L, Strasser F, Elsner F, et al. Fatigue in palliative care patients - an EAPC approach. Palliat Med. 2008; 22(1):13-32.

Johnson CE, Girgis A, Paul CL, Currow DC. Cancer specialists’ palliative care referral practices and perceptions: results of a national survey. Palliat Med. 2008; 22(1):51-57.

Paris A, Horvath R, Basset P, et al. Nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture during care of bedsores and painful ulcers in the elderly: a randomized, crossover, open-label pilot study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(2):171-176.

Nobel M, Tregear SJ, Treadwell JR, Schoelles K. Long-term opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy and safety. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(2):214-228.

Matsuo N, Morita T. Efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of intravenous midazolam and flunitrazepam for primary insomnia in terminally ill patients with cancer: a retrospective multicenter audit study. J Palliat Med. 2007; 10(5):1054-1062.

Sano T, Maeyama E, Kawa M, et al. Family caregiver’s experiences in caring for a patient with terminal cancer at home in Japan. Palliat Support Care. 2007; 5(4):389-395.

Inagaki M, Isono M, Okuyama T, et al. Plasma interleukin-6 and fatigue in terminally ill cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(2):153-161.

Onishi H, Yamamoto W, Wada M, et al. Detection and treatment of akathisia in advanced cancer patients during adjuvant analgesic therapy with tricyclic antidepressants: case reports and review of the literature. Palliat Support Care. 2007; 5(4):411-414.

Morita T, Fujimoto K, Namba M, et al. Palliative care needs of cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy: an audit of a clinical screening project. Support Care Cancer. 2008; 16(1):101-107.

Morita T, Akechi T, Ikenaga M, et al. Terminal delirium: recommendations from bereaved families' experiences. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007; 34(6):579-589.

Kikuchi N, Ohmori K, Kuriyama S, et al. Survival prediction of patients with advanced cancer: the predictive accuracy of the model based on biological markers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007; 34(6):600-606.