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

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

Special Article

The Business Case for Palliative Care: Translating Research Into Program Development in the U.S.
J. Brian Cassel, Kathleen M. Kerr, Noah S. Kalman, and Thomas J. Smith

Original Articles

Complex Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy with or without Vodder II Manual Lymph Drainage in More Severe Chronic Postmastectomy Upper Limb Lymphedema: A Randomized Non-Inferiority Prospective Study
Tomasz Gradalski, Katarzyna Ochalek, and Joanna Kurpiewska

Interdisciplinary Palliative Care for Patients with Lung Cancer
Betty Ferrell, Virginia Sun, Arti Hurria, Mihaela Cristea, Dan J. Raz, Jae Y. Kim, Karen Reckamp, Anna Cathy Williams, Tami Borneman, Gwen Uman, and Marianna Koczywas

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 November Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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

Fentanyl Buccal Tablet vs. Oral Morphine in Doses Proportional to the Basal Opioid Regimen for the Management of Breakthrough Cancer Pain: A Randomized, Crossover, Comparison Study
Sebastiano Mercadante, Claudio Adile, Arturo Cuomo, Federica Aielli, Andrea Cortegiani, Alessandra Casuccio, and Giampiero Porzio

A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Holistic Needs Assessment Questionnaire in a Supportive and Palliative Care Service
Nisar Ahmed, Philippa Hughes, Michelle Winslow, Peter A. Bath, Karen Collins, and Bill Noble

Usability and Acceptability of the QDACT-PC, An Electronic Point-of Care System for Standardized Quality Monitoring in Palliative Care
Arif H. Kamal, Dio Kavalieratos, Janet Bull, Charles S. Stinson, Jonathan Nicolla, and Amy P. Abernethy

Managing Medications During Home Hospice Cancer Care: The Needs of Family Caregivers
Jennifer Tjia, Lee Ellington, Margaret F. Clayton, Celeste Lemay, and Maija Reblin

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 October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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

Promoting Evidence in Practice

The Role of Ownership in Hospice Care: Commentary on Teno et al.
David G. Stevenson

Original Articles

Comparative Analysis of Informal Caregiver Burden in Advanced Cancer, Dementia and Acquired Brain Injury
Richard Harding, Wei Gao, Diana Jackson, Clare Pearson, Joanna Murray, and Irene J. Higginson

Caregiver Expectations: Predictors of a Worse than Expected Caregiving Experience at the End of Life
Emma J. Burns, Stephen J. Quinn, Amy P. Abernethy, and David C. Currow

A Quantitative Study of Triggered Palliative Care Consultation for Hospitalized Patients with Advanced Cancer
Gabrielle B. Rocque, Toby C. Campbell, Sara K. Johnson, Jonathan King, Meghan R. Zander, Renae M. Quale, Jens C. Eickhoff, and James F. Cleary

Brief Report

Characteristics of Hospice Programs with Problematic Live Discharges
Joan M. Teno, Jason Bowman, Michael Plotzke, Pedro L. Gozalo, Thomas Christian, Susan C. Miller, Cindy Williams, and Vincent Mor

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 September Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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

Promoting Evidence in Practice

The Role of Methylphenidate in Cancer-Related Fatigue. Commentary on Mitchell et al.
Eduardo Bruera

Improving Hospice Care Through a Proactive Telephone-Based Quality Improvement Intervention: Commentary on Davis et al.
Janet Bull

Original Articles

The Effect of Methylphenidate on Fatigue in Advanced Cancer: An Aggregated N-of-1 Trial
Geoffrey K. Mitchell, Janet R. Hardy, Catherine J. Nikles, Sue-Ann S. Carmont, Hugh E. Senior, Philip J. Schluter, Phillip Good, and David C. Currow

Does Continuous Hospice Care Help Patients Remain at Home?
David Casarett, Joan Harrold, Pamela S. Harris, Laura Bender, Sue Farrington, Eugenia Smither, Kevin Ache, and Joan Teno

Improving Adherence to Cancer Treatment by Addressing Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancers
Andrea L. Cheville, Steven R. Alberts, Teresa A. Rummans, Jeffrey R. Basford, Maria I. Lapid, Jeff A. Sloan, Daniel V. Satele, and Matthew M. Clark

Brief Quality Improvement Report

A Model for Effective and Efficient Hospice Care: Proactive Telephone-Based Enhancement of Life through Excellent Caring, “TeleCaring” in Advanced Illness
Malene S. Davis, Krista L. Harrison, Jams F. Rice, Alanna Logan, Barry Hess, Perry G. Fine, and J. Cameron Muir

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 August 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

Cost Savings Associated with an Inpatient Palliative Care Unit: Results from the First Two Years
Jeremy D. Nathaniel, Melissa M. Garrido, Emily J. Chai, Gabrielle Goldberg, and Nathan E. Goldstein

Correlates and Predictors of Conflict at the End of Life Among Families Enrolled in Hospice
Betty J. Kramer and Amy Z. Boelk

Trajectories of Evening Fatigue in Oncology Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy
Fay Wright, Gail D’Eramo Melkus, Marilyn Hammer, Brian L. Schmidt, M. Tish Knobf, Steven M. Paul, Frances Cartwright, Judy Mastick, Bruce A. Cooper, Lee-May Chen, Michelle Melisko, Jon D. Levine, Kord Kober, Bradley E. Aouizerat, and Christine Miaskowski

Predictors and Trajectories of Morning Fatigue Are Distinct from Evening Fatigue
Fay Wright, Gail D’Eramo Melkus, Marilyn Hammer, Brian L. Schmidt, M. Tish Knobf, Steven M. Paul, Frances Cartwright, Judy Mastick, Bruce A. Cooper, Lee-May Chen, Michelle Melisko, Jon D. Levine, Kord Kober, Bradley E. Aouizerat, and Christine Miaskowski

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 July 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

Physical and Psychological Distress Are Related to Dying Peacefully in Residents with Dementia in Long-Term Care Facilities
Maaike L. De Roo, Gwenda Albers, Luc Deliens, Henrica C. W. de Vet, Anneke L. Francke, Nele Van Den Noortgate, and Lieve Van den Block, on behalf of EURO IMPACT

Timing of Survey Administration After Hospice Patient Death: Stability of Bereaved Respondents
Eleanor L. DiBiasio, Melissa A. Clark, Pedro Gozalo, Carol Spence, David J. Casarett, and Joan M. Teno

The Association Between Home Palliative Care Services and Quality of End-of-Life Care Indicators in the Province of Québec
Bruno Gagnon, Serge Dumont, Lyne Nadeau, Susan Scott, Neil MacDonald, Michèle Aubin, and Nancy Mayo

A Cross-Sectional Relationship Between Social Capital, Self-Compassion and Perceived HIV Symptoms
Allison Webel, Dean Wantland, Carol Dawson Rose, Jeanne Kemppainen, William L. Holzemer, Wei-Ti Chen, Mallory O. Johnson, Patrice Nicholas, Lucille Sanzero Eller, Puangtip Chaiphibalsarisdi, Elizabeth Sefcik, Kathleen Nokes, Inge B. Corless, Lynda Tyer-Viola, Kenn Kirksey, Joachim Voss, Kathy Sullivan, Marta Rivero-Méndez, John Brion, Scholastika Iipinge, J. Craig Phillips, and Carmen Portillo

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 June Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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

Promoting Evidence in Practice

Acknowledging the Person in the Clinical Encounter: Whole Person Care for Patients and Clinicians Alike. Commentary on Chochinov et al.
Christina M. Puchalski and Najmeh Jafari

Original Articles

Eliciting Personhood Within Clinical Practice: Effects on Patients, Families and Health Care Providers
Harvey Max Chochinov, Susan McClement, Thomas Hack, Genevieve Thompson, Brenda Dufault, and Mike Harlos

Preoperative Breast Pain Predicts Persistent Breast Pain and Disability Following Breast Cancer Surgery
Dale J. Langford, Brian Schmidt, Jon D. Levine, Gary Abrams, Charles Elboim, Laura Esserman, Deborah Hamolsky, Judy Mastick, Steven M. Paul, Bruce Cooper, Kord Kober, Marylin Dodd, Laura Dunn, Bradley Aouizerat, and Christine Miaskowski

Massage, Music and Art Therapy in Hospice: Results of a National Survey
Aleksandra S. Dain, Elizabeth H. Bradley, Rosemary Hurzeler, and Melissa D. Aldridge

Trajectories of Symptom Occurrence and Severity from Before Through Five Months After Lung Cancer Surgery
Trine Oksholm, Tone Rustoen, Bruce Cooper, Steven M. Paul, Steinar Solberg, Kari Henriksen, Johny Steinar Kongerud, and Christine Miaskowski

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 May Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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:

Promoting Evidence in Practice

Octreotide for Malignant Bowel Obstruction: Commentary on Currow et al.
Sebastiano Mercadante

Original Articles

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial of Octreotide in Malignant Bowel Obstruction
David C. Currow, Stephen Quinn, Meera Agar, Belinda Fazekas, Janet Hardy, Nikki McCaffrey, Smon Eckermann, Amy P. Abernethy, and Katherine Clark

Measuring End-of-Life Care and Outcomes in Residential Care/Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
Sheryl Zimmerman, Lauren Cohen, Jenny van der Steen, David Reed, Mirjam C. van Soest-Poortvliet, Laura C. Hanson, and Philip D. Sloane

Quality of Life and Cost of Care at the End of Life: The Role of Advance Directives
Melissa M. Garrido, Tracy A. Balboni, Paul K. Maciejewski, Yuhua Bao, and Holly G. Prigerson

Review Article

Measuring Experience with End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Literature Review
Jessica Penn Lendon, Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia, Anne M. Walling, Karl A. Lorenz, Oluwatobi A. Oluwatola, Rebecca Anhang Price, Denise Quigley, and Joan M. Teno

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 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 Article

Measuring What Matters: Top-Ranked Quality Indicators for Hospice and Palliative Care from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Sydney Morss Dy, Kasey Kiley, Katherine Ast, Dale Lupu, Sally A. Norton, Susan C. McMillan, Keela Herr, Joseph D. Rotella, and David J. Casarett

Original Articles

Apoyo con Cariño: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes for Latinos With Serious Illness
Stacy Fischer, Lilia Cervantes, Regina M. Fink, and Jean S. Kutner

Measuring End-of-Life Care and Outcomes in Residential Care/Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
Sheryl Zimmerman, Lauren Cohen, Jenny van der Steen, David Reed, Mirjam C. van Soest-Poortvliet, Laura C. Hanson, and Philip D. Sloane

Patient Characteristics Associated With Prognostic Awareness: A Study of a Canadian Palliative Care Population Using the InterRAI Palliative Care Instrument
Kathryn Fisher, Hsien Seow, Joachim Cohen, Anja Declercq, Shannon Freeman, and Dawn M. Guthrie

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

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

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

Avoidable and Unavoidable Visits to the Emergency Department Among Patients With Advanced Cancer Receiving Outpatient Palliative Care
Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay, Yu Jung Kim, Seong Hoon Shin, Gary Chisholm, Janet Williams, Julio Allo, and Eduardo Bruera

What’s Different About Patients With Hematologic Malignancies? A Retrospective Cohort Study of Cancer Patients Referred to a Hospice Research Network
Thomas W. LeBlanc, Amy P. Abernethy, and David J. Casarett

Hospital End-of-Life Treatment Intensity Among Cancer and Non-Cancer Cohorts
Amber E. Barnato, Elan D. Cohen, Keili A. Mistovich, and Chung-Chou H. Chang

Predictors of Thirst in Intensive Care Unit Patients
Nancy A. Stotts, Shoshana R. Arai, Bruce A. Cooper, Judith E. Nelson, and Kathleen A. Puntillo

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