Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.29
Nov 2005  29
Journal Watch
聖隷三方原病院ホスピス  森田 達也

Reviews, recommendations, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and large surveys
Vokurka S, Byst?icka E, Koza V, et al. The comparative effects of povidone-iodine and normal saline mouthwashes on oral mucositis in paitents after high-dose chemotherapy and APBSCT-results of a randomized multicentre study. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(7):554-558.
Casarett D, Karlawish J, Morales K, Crowley R, Mirsch T, Asch DA. Improving the use of hospice services in nursing homes. JAMA. 2005; 294(2):211-217.
Mahmoud F, Sarhill N, Mazurczak MA. The therapeutic application of melatonin in supportive care and palliative medicine. Am J Hosp Palliat Med. 2005; 22(4):295-309.
Schrijnemaekers V, Courtens A, Kuin A, et al. A comparison between telephone and bedside consultations given by palliative care consultation teams in the Netherlands: results from a two-year nationwide registration. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 29(6):552-558.
Grosset AB, Roberts MS, Woodson ME, et al. Comparative efficacy of oral extended-release hydromorphone and immediate-release hydromorphone in patients with persistent moderate to severe pain: two randomized controlled trials. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 29(6):584-594.
Bruera E, Sala R, Spruyt O, Palmer JL, Zhang T, Willeyh J. Nebulized versus subcutaneous morphine for patients with cancer dyspnea: a preliminary study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 29(6):613-618.
Gainford MC, Simmons C, Nguyen H, Verma S, Clemons M. A practical guide to the management of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(8):573-578.
Davies E, Higginson IJ. Systematic review of specialist palliative day-care for adults with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(8):607-627.
Rajasekaran M, Edmonds PM, Higginson IL. Systematic review of hypnotherapy for treating symptoms in terminally ill adult cancer patients. Palliat Med. 2005; 19(5):418-426.
From Japan
Chujo M, Mikami I, Takashima S, Saeki T, Ohsumi S, Aogi K, Okamura H. A feasibility study of psychosocial group intervention for breast cancer patients with first recurrence. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(7):503-514.
Miyashita M, Matoba K, Sasahara T, et al. Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the support team assessment schedule (STAS-J). Palliat Support Care. 2004; 2(4):379-385.
Sugawara Y, Akechi T, Okuyama T, et al. Occurrence of fatigue and associated factors in disease-free breast cancer patients without depression. Support Care Cancer. 2005; 13(8):628-636.
Morita T, Imura C, Fujimoto K, Shishido H, Tei Y, Inoue S. Changes in medical and nursing care in cancer patients transferred from a palliative care team to a palliative care unit. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2005; 29(6):595-602.