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

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