Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.40
Aug 2008  40
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

Tan BHL, Deans DAC, Skipworth RJE, Ross JA, Fearon KCH. Biomarkers for cancer cachexia: is there also a genetic component to cachexia? Support Care Cancer. 2008; 16(3):229-234.

Olso K, Turner AR, Courneya KS, et al. Possible links between behavioral and physiological indices of tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion in advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2008; 16(3):241-249.

Barbera L, Paszat L, Qui F. End-of-life care in lung cancer patients in Ontario: aggressiveness of care in the population and a description of hospital admissions. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(3):267-274.

Mercadante S, Intravaia G, Villari P, Ferrera P, Riina S, Mangione S. Intravenous morphine for breakthrough (Episodic-) pain in an acute palliative care unit: a confirmatory study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(3):307-313.

Viola R, Kiteley C, Lloyd NS, et al. The management of dyspnea in cancer patients: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2008; 16(4):329-337.

Tassinari D, Montanari L, Maltoni M, et al. The palliative prognostic score and survival in patients with advanced solid tumors receiving chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2008; 16(4):359-370.

Gade G, Venohr I, Connor D, et al. Impact of an inpatient palliative care team: a randomized controlled trial. J Palliat Med. 2008; 11(2):180-190.

Clemens KE, Quednau I, Klaschik E. Is there a higher risk of respiratory depression in opioid-naive palliative care patients during symptomatic therapy of dyspnea with strong opioids? J Palliat Med. 2008; 11(2):204-216.

Bosaeus I. Nutritional support in multimodal therapy for cancer cachexia. Support Care Cancer. 2008; 16(5):447-451.

Veerbeek L, van Zuylen L, Swart SJ, et al. The effect of the Liverpool care pathway for the dying: a multi-centre study. Palliat Med. 2008; 22(2):145-151.

Docherty A, Owens A, Asadi-Lari M, Petchey R, Williams J, Carter YH. Knowledge and information needs of informal caregivers in palliative care: a qualitative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2008; 22(2):153-171.

Fenlon DR, Corner JL, Haviland JS. A randomized controlled trial of relaxation training to reduce hot flashes in women with primary breast cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(4):397-405.

Hagen NA, du Souich P, Lapointe B, et al. Tetrodotoxin for moderate to severe cancer pain: a randomized, double blind, parallel design multicenter study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(4):420-429.

Remington R, Hultman T. Hypodermoclysis to treat dehydration: A review of the evidence. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007; 55:2051-2055.

Thomas J, Karver S, Cooney GA, et al. Methylnaltrexone for opioid-induced constipation in advanced illness. N Engl J Med. 2008; 358(22):2332-2343.

From Japan
Shimizu K, Akizuki N, Akechi T, et al. Clinical experience of the modified nurse-assisted screening and psychiatric referral program. Palliat Support Care. 2008; 6(1):29-32.

Miyashita M, Hirai K, Morita T, Sanjo M, Uchitomi Y. Barriers to referral to inpatient palliative care units in Japan: a qualitative survey with content analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2008; 16(3):217-222.

Morita T, Fujimoto K, Namba M, et al. Screening for discomfort as the fifth vital sign using an electronic medical recording system: a feasibility study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(4):430-436.

Narabayashi M, Sanjo Y, Takenoshita S, et al. Opioid rotation from oral morphine to oral oxycodone in cancer patients with intolerable adverse effects: An open-label trial. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2008; 38(4):296-304.

Yasukawa M, Yasukawa K, Kamiizumi Y, Yokoyama R. Intravenous phentolamine infusion alleviates the pain of abdominal visceral cancer, including pancreatic cancer. J Anesthesiol. 2007; 21:420-423.