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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:

Differences in the Symptom Experience of Older Oncology Outpatients
Christine Ritchie, Laura B. Dunn, Steven M. Paul, Bruce A. Cooper, Helen Skerman, John D. Merriman, Bradley Aouizerat, Kimberly Alexander, Patsy Yates, Janine Cataldo, and Christine Miaskowski

A Novel Website to Prepare Diverse Older Adults for Decision Making and Advance Care Planning: A Pilot Study
Rebecca L. Sudore, Sara J. Knight, Ryan D. McMahan, Mariko Feuz, David Farrell, Yinghui Miao, and Deborah E. Barnes

Dying With Dementia: Symptoms, Treatment, and Quality of Life in the Last Week of Life
Simone A. Hendriks, Martin Smalbrugge, Cees M.P.M. Hertogh, and Jenny T. van der Steen

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 March Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM)

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

Nurse-Led Follow-Up at Home versus Conventional Medical Outpatient Clinic Follow-Up in Patients With Incurable Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer: A Randomized Study
Madeleen J. Uitdehaag, Paul G. van Putten, Casper H.J. van Eijck, Els M.L. Verschuur, Ate van der Gaast, Chulja J. Pek, Carin C.D. van der Rijt, Rob A. de Man, Ewout W. Steyerberg, Robert J.F. Laheij, Peter D. Siersema, Manon C.W. Spaander, and Ernst J. Kuipers

Risk Factors for Developing Prolonged Grief During Bereavement in Family Carers of Cancer Patients in Palliative Care: A Longitudinal Study
Kristina Thomas, Peter Hudson, Thomas Trauer, Cheryl Remedios, and David Clarke

Olanzapine for the Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Patients Receiving Highly or Moderately Emetogenic Chemotherapy: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
Naomi Mizukami, Masanori Yamauchi, Kazuhiko Koike, Akihiko Watanabe, Koji Ichihara, Naoya Masumori, and Michiaki Yamakage

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 (JPSM)

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

Web-Based Symptom Management for Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the WRITE Symptoms Intervention
Heidi S. Donovan, Sandra E. Ward, Susan Sereika, Judith Knapp, Paula Sherwood, Catherine M. Bender, Robert P. Edwards, Margaret Fields, and Renee Ingel

Self-Reported Physical Symptoms in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Survivors: Pilot Exploration Over Four Months Post-ICU Discharge
JiYeon Choi, Leslie A. Hoffman, Richard Schulz, Judith A. Tate, Michael P. Donahoe, Dianxu Ren, Barbara A. Given, and Paula R. Sherwood

Adequacy of Opioid Analgesic Consumption at Country, Global and Regional Levels in 2010, Its Relationship With Development Level, and Changes Compared With 2006
Béatrice Duthey and Willem Scholten

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 (JPSM)

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

Impact of Advance Directives and a Health Care Proxy on Doctors’ Decisions: A Randomized Trial
Monica Escher, Thomas V. Perneger, Sandrine Rudaz, Pierre Dayer, and Arnaud Perrier

Use and Perceived Benefits of Complementary Therapies By Cancer Patients Receiving Conventional Treatment in Italy
Andrea Bonacchi, Lorenzo Fazzi, Alessandro Toccafondi, Maurizio Cantore, Maria Grazia Muraca, Grazia Banchelli, Mauro Panella, Francesca Focardi, Roberto Calosi, Francesco Di Costanzo, Massimo Rosselli, and Guido Miccinesi

The Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postcancer Fatigue on Perceived Cognitive Disabilities and Neuropsychological Test Performance
Martine M. Goedendorp, Hans Knoop, Marieke F.M. Gielissen, Constans A.H.H.V.M. Verhagen, and Gijs Bleijenberg

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 (JPSM)

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

Training Intervention for Health Care Staff in the Provision of Existential Support to Patients With Cancer: A Randomized, Controlled Study
Ingela Henoch, Ella Danielson, Susann Strang, Maria Browall, and Christina Melin-Johansson

Hospice Caregivers’ Experiences With Pain Management: “I’m Not a Doctor, and I Don’t Know If I Helped Her Go Faster or Slower”
Debra Parker Oliver, Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles, Karla Washington, Robin L. Kruse, David L. Albright, Paula K. Baldwin, Amy Boxer, and George Demiris

Fentanyl for the Relief of Refractory Breathlessness: A Systematic Review
Steffen T. Simon, Peyla Köskeroglu, Jan Gaertner, and Raymond Voltz

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