Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.41
Nov 2008  41
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.

Wilkinson S, Perry R, Blanchard K, Linsell L. Effectiveness of a three-day communication skills course in changing nurses’ communication skills with cancer/palliative care patients: a randomized controlled trial. Palliat Med. 2008; 22(4):365-375.

Stone CA, Tiernan E, Dooley BA. Prospective validation of the palliative prognostic index in patients with cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(6):617-622.

Cepeda MS, Chapman CR, Miranda N, et al. Emotional disclosure through patient narrative may improve pain and well-being: results of a randomized controlled trial in patients with cancer pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 35(6):623-631.

Fromme EK, Hughes MT, Brokaw FC, Rosenfeld KE, Arnold RM. Update in palliative medicine 2008. J Palliat Med. 2008; 11(5):769-775.

Charles MA, Reymond L, MCouns FI. Relief of incident dyspnea in palliative cancer patients: A pilot, randomized, controlled trial comparing nebulized hydromorphone, systemic hydromorphone, and nebulized saline. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008; 36(1):29-38.

Carrier M, Gal GL, Wells PS, Fergusson D, Ramsay T, Rodger MA. Systematic review: The trousseau syndrome revisited: should we screen extensively for cancer in patients with venous thromboembolism? Ann Intern Med. 2008; 149(5):323-333.

Miyashita M, Morita T, Hirai K. Evaluation of end-of-life cancer care from the perspective of bereaved family members: The Japanese experience. J Clin Oncol. 2008; 26(23):3845-3852.

Miyashita M, Sato K, Morita T, Suzuki M. Effect of a population-based educational intervention focusing on end-of-life home care, life-prolonging treatments and knowledge about palliative care. Palliat Med. 2008; 22(4):376-382.

Miyashita M, Morita T, Tsuneto S, Sato K, Shima Y. The Japan hospice and palliative care evaluation study (J-HOPE Study): Study design and characteristics of participating institutions. Am J Hosp Palliat Med. 2008; 25(3):223-232.

終末期ケアのquality indicator
Sato K, Miyashita M, Morita T, Sanjo M, Shima Y, Uchitomi Y. Reliability assessment and findings of a newly developed quality measurement instrument: Quality indicators of end-of-life cancer care from medical chart review at a Japanese regional cancer center. J Palliat Med. 2008; 11(5):729-737.