Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine
News Letter No.45
Nov 2009  45
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

Mozzotta P, Jeney CM. Anorexia-cachexia syndrome: A systematic review of the role of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of symptoms, survival, and quality of life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;37(6): 1069-1077.

Todd AMH, Laird BJA, Boyle D, Boyd AC, Colvin LA, Fallon MT. A systematic review examining the literature on attitudes of patients with advanced cancer toward research. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;37(6): 1078-1085.

Death rattleにはアトロピン、ブスコパン、ハイスコは同等であるとの無作為化比較試験
Wildiers H, Dhaenekint C, Demeulenaere P, et al. Atropine, hyoscine butylbromide, or scopolamine are equally effective for the treatment of death rattle in terminal care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;38(1): 124-133.

Palliative Performance Scaleを用いた予後予測のプール解析
Lau F, Downing M, Lesperance M, Karlson N, Kuziemsky C, Yang J. Using the palliative performance scale to provide meaningful survival estimates. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;38(1): 134-144.

緩和ケアの質指標(Quality Indicators)に関する系統的レビュー
Pasman HRW, Brandt HE, Deliens L, Francke AL. Quality indicators for palliative care: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;38(1): 145J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;38(1): 145-156.

From Japan

Miyashita M, Morita T, Ichikawa T, Sato K, Shima Y, Uchitomi Y. Quality indicators of end-of-life cancer care from the bereaved family members’ perspective in Japan. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009;37(6): 1019-1026.

Okuyama T, Endo C, Seto T, et al. Cancer patients’ reluctance to discuss psychological distress with their physicians was not associated with underrecognition of depression by physicians: A preliminary study. Palliat Suport Care. 2009;7(2): 229-233.

Yamagishi A, Morita T, Miyashita M, Kimura F. Symptom prevalence and longitudinal follow-up in cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 May;37(5):823-30.