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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:

Morphine or Oxycodone for Cancer-Related Pain? A Randomized, Open-Label, Controlled Trial
Julia Riley, Ruth Branford, Joanne Droney, Sophy Gretton, Hiroe Sato, Alison Kennett, Christina Oyebode, Michael Thick, Athol Wells, John Williams, Ken Welsh, and Joy Ross

The Role of Central and Peripheral Muscle Fatigue in Postcancer Fatigue: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Hetty Prinsen, Johannes P. van Dijk, Machiel J. Zwarts, Jan Willem H. Leer, Gijs Bleijenberg, and Hanneke W. van Laarhoven

Symptom Prevalence in Lung and Colorectal Cancer Patients
Anne M. Walling, Jane C. Weeks, Katherine L. Kahn, Diana Tisnado, Nancy L. Keating, Sydney M. Dy, Neeraj K. Arora, Jennifer W. Mack, Philip M. Pantoja, and Jennifer L. Malin

Grief After Patient Death: Direct Care Staff in Nursing Homes and Homecare
Kathrin Boerner, Orah R. Burack, Daniela S. Jopp, and Steven E. Mock

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:

EMPOWER: An Intervention to Address Barriers to Pain Management in Hospice
John G. Cagle, Sheryl Zimmerman, Lauren W. Cohen, Laura S. Porter, Laura C. Hanson, and David Reed

Feasibility of Using Algorithm-Based Clinical Decision Support for Symptom Assessment and Management in Lung Cancer
Mary E. Cooley, Traci M. Blonquist, Paul J. Catalano, David F. Lobach, Barbara Halpenny, Ruth McCorkle, Ellis B. Johns, Ilana M. Braun, Michael S. Rabin, Fatma Zohra Mataoui, Kathleen Finn, Donna L. Berry, and Janet L. Abrahm

Patterns of Community-Based Opioid Prescriptions in People Dying of Cancer
Bruno Gagnon, Susan Scott, Lyne Nadeau, and Peter G. Lawlor

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 December 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

Strategies to Support Recruitment of Patients With Life-Limiting Illness for Research: The Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group
Laura C. Hanson, Janet Bull, Kathryn Wessell, Lisa Massie, Rachael E. Bennett, Jean S. Kutner, Noreen M. Aziz, and Amy Abernethy

Symptom Incongruence Trajectories in Lung Cancer Dyads
Karen S. Lyons, Christopher S. Lee, Jill A. Bennett, Lillian M. Nail, Erik Fromme, Shirin O. Hiatt, and Aline G. Sayer

Repeated Assessments of Symptom Severity Improve Predictions for Risk of Death Among Patients With Cancer
Rinku Sutradhar, Clare Atzema, Hsien Seow, Craig Earle, Joan Porter, and Lisa Barbera

Palliative Radiation Before Hospice: The Long and the Short of It
Heidi N. Yeung, William M. Mitchell, Eric J. Roeland, Beibei Xu, Loren K. Mell, Quynh-Thu Le, and James D. Murphy

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Ameliorates the Impact of Pain on Self-Reported Psychological and Physical Function Among Opioid-Using Chronic Pain Patients
Eric L. Garland, Elizabeth Thomas, and Matthew O. Howard

Special Series on Research Methodology

Ethical Conduct of Palliative Care Research: Enhancing Communication Between Investigators and Institutional Review Boards
Amy P. Abernethy, Warren H. Capell, Noreen M. Aziz, Christine Ritchie, Maryjo Prince-Paul, Rachael E. Bennett, and Jean S. Kutner

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:

Promoting Evidence in Practice

Methylprednisolone for the Prophylaxis of Pain Flare: Commentary on Yousef and El-mashad
Susannah Ellsworth

Challenges to Pain Medicine Management at Home: Commentary on the Schumacher et al. Papers
Jane B. Hopkinson

Original Articles

Pre-Emptive Value of Methylprednisolone Intravenous Infusion in Patients With Vertebral Metastasis. A Double-Blind Randomized Study
Ayman Abd Al-maksoud Yousef and Nehal Mohamed El-mashad

Pain Medication Management Processes Used by Oncology Outpatients and Family Caregivers Part I: Health Systems Contexts
Karen L. Schumacher, Vicki L. Plano Clark, Claudia M. West, Marylin J. Dodd, Michael W. Rabow, and Christine Miaskowski

Pain Medication Management Processes Used by Oncology Outpatients and Family Caregivers Part II: Home and Lifestyle Contexts
Karen L. Schumacher, Vicki L. Plano Clark, Claudia M. West, Marylin J. Dodd, Michael W. Rabow, and Christine Miaskowski

A Randomized Trial of the Effectiveness of Topical “ABH Gel” (Ativan®, Benadryl®, Haldol®) Versus Placebo in Cancer Patients With Nausea
Devon S. Fletcher, Patrick J. Coyne, Patricia W. Dodson, Gwendolyn G. Parker, Wen Wan, and Thomas J. Smith

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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

Multidisciplinary Management of Cancer Pain: Commentary on Chen et al.
Julie Waldfogel and Sydney M. Dy

Normal Vital Signs as Death Approaches: Commentary on Bruera, et al.
Jay R. Thomas

Original Articles

Impact of a Clinical Pharmacist-Led Guidance Team on Cancer Pain Therapy in China:A Prospective Multicenter Cohort Study
Jian Chen, Xiao-yang Lu, Wei-jia Wang, Bin Shen, Yun Ye, Hong Jiang, Qi-sheng Wang and Bin Cheng

Variations in Vital Signs in the Last Days of Life in Patients With* Advanced Cancer
Sebastian Bruera, Gary Chisholm, Renata Dos Santos, Camila Crovador, Eduardo Bruera, and David Hui

Research Priorities in Spiritual Care: An International Survey of Palliative Care Researchers and Clinicians
Lucy Selman, Teresa Young, Mieke Vermandere, Ian Stirling, and Carlo Leget, on behalf of the Research Subgroup of the European Association for Palliative Care Spiritual Care Taskforce

Perceptions of Health Status and Survival in Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer
Joseph A. Greer, William F. Pirl, Vicki A. Jackson, Alona Muzikansky, Inga T. Lennes, Emily R. Gallagher, Holly G. Prigerson, and Jennifer S. Temel

Special Article

Propensity Scores: A Practical Method for Assessing Treatment Effects in Pain and Symptom Management Research
Melissa M. Garrido

Brief Quality Improvement Report

The Effectiveness of the Geritalk Communication Skills Course: A Real-Time Assessment of Skill Acquisition and Deliberate Practice
Laura P. Gelfman, Elizabeth Lindenberger, Helen Fernandez, Gabrielle R. Goldberg, Betty B. Lim, Evgenia Litrivis, Lynn O’Neill, Cardinale B. Smith, and Amy S. Kelley

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:

Relationship Between Symptom Burden, Distress and Sense of Dignity in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
Karin Oechsle, Marie Carlotta Wais, Sigrun Vehling, Carsten Bokemeyer, and Anja Mehnert

Nurse and Physician Barriers to Spiritual Care Provision at the End of Life
Michael J. Balboni, Adam Sullivan, Andrea C. Enzinger, Zachary D. Epstein-Peterson, Yolanda D. Tseng, Christine Mitchell, Joshua Niska, Angelika Zollfrank, Tyler J. VanderWeele, and Tracy A. Balboni

Symptom Clusters in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies
Skye Tian Dong, Phyllis N. Butow, Daniel S.J. Costa, Melanie R. Lovell, and Meera Agar

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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:

Highlights of the August issue include all the papers from the
Special Section on Studies to Understand Delirium In Palliative Settings (SUNDIPS)

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:

Promoting Evidence in Practice

Family Needs Regarding Death Rattle: Commentary on Shimizu et al.
Johannes Bükki

Original Articles

Strategy for Death Rattle of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients and Their Family Members: Recommendations from a Cross-Sectional Nationwide Survey of Bereaved Family Members’ Perceptions
Yoichi Shimizu, Mitsunori Miyashita, Tatsuya Morita, Kazuki Sato, Satoru Tsuneto, and Yasuo Shima

Patterns of Hospice Care Among Military Veterans and Non-Veterans
Melissa W. Wachterman, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Steven R. Simon, Karl A. Lorenz, and Nancy L. Keating

Review Article

Recommendations for Bowel Obstruction With Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
Guillemette Laval, Blandine Marcelin-Benazech, Frédéric Guirimand, Laure Chauvenet, Laure Copel, Aurélie Durand, Eric Francois, Martine Gabolde, Pascale Mariani, Christine Rebischung, Vincent Servois, Eric Terrebonne, and Catherine Arvieux, on behalf of the French Society for Palliative Care, with the French Society for Digestive Surgery, the French Society for Gastroenterology, the French Society for Digestive Cancer, and the French Association for Supportive Care in Oncology

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:

A Randomized Trial of Weekly Symptom Telemonitoring in Advanced Lung Cancer
Susan E. Yount, Nan Rothrock, Michael Bass, Jennifer L. Beaumont, Deborah Pach, Thomas Lad, Jyoti Patel, Maria Corona, Rebecca Weiland, Katherine Del Ciello, and David Cella

A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Fentanyl Buccal Tablets for Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients: Efficacy and Safety in Japanese Patients Receiving Opioid Treatment of 30 mg/day or More (Oral Morphine Equivalents)
Toshifumi Kosugi, Sasagu Hamada, Chizuko Takigawa, Katsunori Shinozaki, Hiroshi Kunikane, Fumio Goto, Shigeru Tanda, Yasuo Shima, Kinomi Yomiya, Motohiro Matoba, Isamu Adachi, Tetsusuke Yoshimoto, and Kenji Eguchi

Current State of Psychiatric Involvement on Palliative Care Consult Services: Results of a National Survey
Kevin R. Patterson, Andrea R. Croom, Esther G. Teverovsky, and Robert Arnold

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Submitted by: David J. 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:

Promoting Evidence in Practice

Important Clinical Findings for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: Commentary on Molassiotis et al.
Lucas Vieira dos Santos and João Paulo Lima

Original Articles

Definition, Categorization and Terminology of Episodic Breathlessness: Consensus By An International Delphi Survey
Steffen T. Simon, Vera Weingärtner, Irene J. Higginson, Raymond Voltz, and Claudia Bausewein

Evaluation of Risk Factors Predicting Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting: Results from a European Prospective Observational Study
Alexander Molassiotis, Matti Aapro, Mario Dicato, Pere Gascon, Sylvia A. Novoa, Nicolas Isambert, Thomas A. Burke, Anna Gu, and Fausto Roila

Palliative Sedation In Advanced Cancer Patients Followed At Home: A Prospective Study
Sebastiano Mercadante, Giampiero Porzio, Alessandro Valle, Federica Aielli, and Alessandra Casuccio, on behalf of the Home Care-Italy Group (HOCAI)

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