Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.42
Nov 2009  42
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.

Wantland DJ, Holzemer WL, Moezzi S, et al. A randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of an HIV/AIDS symptom management manual. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008;36(3):235-246.

Kress HG, der Laage DV, Hoerauf KH, et al. A randomized, open, parallel group, multicenter trial to investigate analgesic efficacy and safety of a new transdermal fentanyl patch compared to standard opioid treatment in cancer pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008;36(3):268-279.

Claessens P, Menten J, schotsmans P, Broeckaert B. Palliative sedation: A review of the research literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008;36(3):310-333.

Ell K, Xie B, Quon B, Quinn DI, Dwight-Johnson M, Lee PJ. Randomized Controlled Trial of Collaborative Care Management of Depression Among Low-Income Patients With Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26(27): 4488-4496.

Zhao I, Yates P. Non-pharmacological interventions for breathlessness management in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2008;22(6): 693-701.

Cherny NI. Evaluation and management of treatment-related diarrhaea in patients with advanced cancer: a review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008;36(4): 413-423.

Newton PJ, Davidson PM, Macdonald P, Ollerton R, Krum H. Nebulized furosemide for the management of dyspnea: does the evidence support its use? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008;36(4): 424-441.

Thekkumpurath P, Venkateswaran C, Kumar M, Bennett MI. Screening for psychological distress in palliative care: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008;36(5): 520-528.

Lee J, Dodd M, Dibble S, Abrams D. Review of acupressure studies for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting control. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008;36(5): 529-544.

Larkin PJ, Sykes NP, Centeno C, et al. The management of constipation in palliative care: clinical practice recommendations. Palliat Med. 2008;22(7): 796-807.

From Japan
Tei Y, Morita T, Nakaho T, et al. Treatment efficacy of neural blockade in specialized palliative care services in Japan: A multicenter audit survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008;36(5): 461-467.