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Highlights of the November Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Original Articles

EffenDys – Fentanyl Buccal Tablet for the Relief of Episodic Breathlessness in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized, Morphine-Controlled, Crossover, Phase II Trial

Steffen T. Simon, Marianne Kloke, Bernd Alt-Epping, Jan Gärtner, Martin Hellmich, Rebecca Hein, Maren Piel, Oliver A. Cornely, Friedemann Nauck, and Raymond Voltz

Efficacy and Safety of Two Methadone Titration Methods for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain: The EQUIMETH2 Trial (Methadone for Cancer-Related Pain)


Philippe Poulain, Marie-Pierre Berleur, Shimsi Lefki, Danièle Lefebvre, Gisèle Chvetzoff, Eric Serra, Fibra Tremellat, Alain Derniaux, and Marilène Filbet, for the EQUIMETH2 Study Group

Nationwide Japanese Survey About Deathbed Visions: “My Deceased Mother Took Me to Heaven”

Tatsuya Morita, Akemi Shirado Naito, Maho Aoyama, Asao Ogawa, Izuru Aizawa, Ryosuke Morooka, Masanori Kawahara, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Yasuo Shima, Satoru Tsuneto, and Mitsunori Miyashita

Pain Assessment, Management, and Control Among Patients 65 Years or Older Receiving Hospice Care in the U.S.

Meagan Cea, M. C. Reid, Charles Inturrisi, Lisa R. Witkin, Holly G. Prigerson, and Yuhua Bao

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Special Series on Measuring What Matters

Care Consistency with Documented Care Preferences: Methodologic Considerations for Implementing the Measuring What Matters Quality Indicator

Kathleen T. Unroe, Susan E. Hickman, Alexia M. Torke, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group

Original Articles

Impact of Prophylactic Fentanyl Pectin Nasal Spray on Exercise-Induced Episodic Dyspnea in Cancer Patients: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

David Hui, Kelly Kilgore, Minjeong Park, Janet Williams, Diane Liu, and Eduardo Bruera

Randomized Pilot Trial of a Telephone Symptom Management Intervention for Symptomatic Lung Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers

Catherine E. Mosher, Joseph G. Winger, Nasser Hanna, Shadia I. Jalal, Lawrence H. Einhorn, Thomas J. Birdas, DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, Kenneth A. Kesler, Jordan Schmitt, Deborah A. Kashy, and Victoria L. Champion

Palliative Care Specialist Consultation Is Associated With Supportive Care Quality in Advanced Cancer

Anne M. Walling, Diana Tisnado, Susan L. Ettner, Steven M. Asch, Sydney M. Dy, Philip Pantoja, Martin Lee, Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia, Hannah Schreibeis-Baum, Jennifer L. Malin, and Karl A. Lorenz

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the September Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:


Cost Analysis and Policy Implications of a Pediatric Palliative Care Program

Daphna Gans, Max W. Hadler, Xiao Chen, Shang-Hua Wu, Robert Dimand, Jill M. Abramson, Betty Ferrell, Allison L. Diamant, and Gerald F. Kominski


An Intervention to Enhance Goals-of-Care Communication Between Heart Failure Patients and Heart Failure Providers

Ardith Z. Doorenbos, Wayne C. Levy, J. Randall Curtis, and Cynthia M. Dougherty


Level of Discomfort Decreases After the Administration of Continuous Palliative Sedation: A Prospective Multicenter Study in Hospices and Palliative Care Units

Rogier H.P.D. van Deijck, Jeroen G.J. Hasselaar, Stans C.A.H.H.V.M. Verhagen, Kris C.P. Vissers, and Raymond T.C.M. Koopmans


Symptom Burden and End-of-Life Treatment Preferences in the Very Old

Steven M. Albert, June R. Lunney, Lei Ye, Robert Boudreau, Diane Ives, Suzanne Satterfield, Hilsa N. Ayonayon, Susan M. Rubin, Anne B. Newman, and Tamara Harris, for the Health ABC Study

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the August Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Hospice Enrollment After Referral to Community-Based, Specialist-Level Palliative Care: Incidence, Timing, and Predictors

Alexa Riggs, Brenda Breuer, Lara Dhingra, Jack Chen, Barbara Hiney, Maureen McCarthy,

Russell K. Portenoy, and Helena Knotkova

A High-Touch Model of Community-Based Specialist Palliative Care: Latent Class Analysis Identifies Distinct Patient Subgroups

Lara Dhingra, Nathan F. Dieckmann, Helena Knotkova, Jack Chen, Alexa Riggs, Brenda Breuer, Barbara Hiney, Bernard Lee, Maureen McCarthy, and Russell Portenoy

Differences in Terminal Hospitalization Care Between U.S. Men and Women

Erica Just, David J. Casarett, David A. Asch, Dingwei Dai, and Chris Feudtner

Prevalence of Sudden Death in Palliative Care: Data From the Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration

Magnus Ekstrom, Maxwell T. Vergo, Zainab Ahmadi, and David C. Currow

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the July Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Special Series on Measuring What Matters

Assessing Emotional Suffering in Palliative Care: Use of a Structured Note Template to Improve Documentation

Sangeeta Lamba, Ana Berlin, Rebecca Goett, Christopher B. Ponce, Bart Holland, Susanne Walther, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group

Original Articles

Dexamethasone for Dyspnea in Cancer Patients: A Pilot Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial

David Hui, Kelly Kilgore, Susan Frisbee-Hume, Minjeong Park, Anne Tsao, Marvin Delgado Guay, Charles Lu, William William, Jr., Katherine Pisters, George Eapen, Frank Fossella, Sapna Amin, and Eduardo Bruera

OnabotulinumtoxinA Improves Pain in Patients with Post-Stroke Spasticity: Findings from a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Jörg Wissel, Vaidyanathan Ganapathy, Anthony B. Ward, Jörgen Borg, Per Ertzgaard, Christoph Herrmann, Anders Haggstrom, Mohamed Sakel, Julia Ma, Rozalina Dimitrova, Antony Fulford-Smith, and Patrick Gillard

Fentanyl Pectin Nasal Spray versus Oral Morphine in Doses Proportional to the Basal Opioid Regimen for the Management of Breakthrough Cancer Pain: A Comparative Study

Sebastiano Mercadante, Federica Aielli, Claudio Adile, Andrea Costanzi, and Alessandra Casuccio

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Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the June Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Education Exchange

Toward Safer Transitions: A Curriculum to Teach and Assess Hospital-to-Hospice Handoffs

Neha J. Darrah and Nina R. O’Connor

Original Articles

Burdensome Physical and Depressive Symptoms Predict Heart Failure-Specific Health Status Over One Year

Hillary D. Lum, Evan P. Carey, Diane Fairclough, Mary E. Plomondon, Evelyn Hutt, John S. Rumsfeld, and David B. Bekelman

A Rasch Analysis of Assessments of Morning and Evening Fatigue in Oncology Patients Using the Lee Fatigue Scale

Anners Lerdal, Anders Kottorp, Caryl Gay, Bradley E. Aouizerat, Kathryn A. Lee, and Christine Miaskowski

Brief Report

Prescription and Deprescription of Medication During the Last 48 Hours of Life: Multicenter Study in 23 Acute Geriatric Wards in Flanders, Belgium

Nele J. Van Den Noortgate, Rebecca Verhofstede, Joachim Cohen, Ruth D. Piers, Luc Deliens, and Tinne Smets

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the May Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Original Articles

Effects of a Short-Term Dance Movement Therapy Program on Symptoms and Stress in Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy: A Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blind Trial
Rainbow T. H. Ho, Ted C.T. Fong, Irene K. M. Cheung, Paul S. F. Yip, and Mai-yee Luk

Living with an Older Person Dying from Cancer, Lung Disease or Dementia: Health Outcomes from a General Practice Cohort Study
Elizabeth L. Sampson, Rebecca Lodwick, Greta Rait, Bridget Candy, Joe Low, Michael King, and Irene Petersen

Physicians’ and Nurse Practitioners’ Level of Pessimism About End-of-Life Care During Training: Does it Change Over Time?
Ann C. Long, Lois Downey, Ruth A. Engelberg, Dee W. Ford, Anthony L. Back, and J. Randall Curtis

Palliative Care Education in Emergency Medicine Residency Training: A Survey of Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, and Assistant Program Directors
Chadd K. Kraus, Marna R. Greenberg, Daniel. E. Ray, and Sydney Morss Dy

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Special Series on Measuring What Matters

Concordance of Advance Care Plans with Inpatient Directives in the Electronic Medical Record for Older Patients Admitted from the Emergency Department
Corita R. Grudzen, Philip Buonocore, Jonathan Steinberg, Joanna M. Ortiz, Lynne D. Richardson, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group

Original Articles

Prevalence and Predictors of Burnout Among Hospice and Palliative Care Clinicians in the U.S.
Arif H. Kamal, Janet H. Bull, Steven P. Wolf, Keith M. Swetz, Tait D. Shanafelt, Katherine Ast, Dio Kavalieratos, Christian T. Sinclair, amd Amy P. Abernethy

Are Hospice Admission Practices Associated with Hospice Enrollment for Older African Americans and Whites?
Kimberly S. Johnson, Richard Payne, Maragatha N. Kuchibhatla, and James A. Tulsky

Special Article

Unmet Supportive Care Needs in United States Dialysis Centers and Lack of Knowledge of Available Resources to Address Them
Stacey Culp, Dale Lupu, Cheryl Arenella, Nancy Armistead, and Alvin H. Moss

Palliative Care Rounds

Locked-In Syndrome:  Case Report and Discussion of Decisional Capacity
Samuel Maiser, Ashish Kabir, David Sabsevitz, and Wendy Peltier

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David J. Casarett, MD, MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the February Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Special Series on Measuring What Matters

Feeling Heard and Understood: A Patient-Reported Quality Measure for the Inpatient Palliative Care Setting
Robert Gramling, Susan Stanek, Susan Ladwig, Elizabeth Gajary-Coots, Jenica Cimino, Wendy Anderson, Sally A. Norton, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group

Special Article

Methodological Research Priorities in Palliative Care and Hospice Quality Measurement
Sydney Morss Dy, Keela Herr, Rachelle E. Bernacki, Arif H. Kamal, Anne M. Walling, Mary Ersek, and Sally A. Norton

Review Article

Sickle Cell Disease: A Review of Non-Pharmacological Approaches for Pain
Hants Williams and Paula Tanabe

Original Articles

The Burden of Polypharmacy in Patients Near the End of Life
Michael J. McNeil, Arif H. Kamal, Jean S. Kutner, Christine S. Ritchie, and Amy P. Abernethy

Does Increasing Homecare Nursing Reduce Emergency Department Visits at the End of Life? A Population-Based Cohort Study of Cancer Decedents
Hsien Seow, Lisa Barbera, Reka Pataky, Beverley Lawson, Erin O’Leary, Konrad Fassbender, Kim McGrail, Fred Burge, Melissa Brouwers, and Rinku Sutradhar

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David J. Casarett, MD, MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the January Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Original Articles

Differences in Physicians’ Verbal and Nonverbal Communication with Black and White Patients at the End of Life
Andrea M. Elliott, Stewart C. Alexander, Craig A. Mescher, Deepika Mohan, and Amber E. Barnato

The Influence of Race/Ethnicity and Education on Family Ratings of the Quality of Dying in the ICU
Janet J. Lee, Ann C. Long, J. Randall Curtis, and Ruth A. Engelberg

“Doctor, Make My Decisions”: Decision Control Preferences, Advance Care Planning, and Satisfaction with Communication Among Diverse Older Adults
Catherine Chiu, Mariko A. Feuz, Ryan D. McMahan, Yinghui Miao, and Rebecca L. Sudore

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David J. Casarett, MD, MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM