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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is the official professional journal of NHPCO. JPSM, published by Elsevier, is a highly respected journal in the field of hospice and palliative care with a readership that increasingly extends to the broader medical community. NHPCO members may subscribe to JPSM at greatly reduced rates.

Current Issue Highlights – February 2018
Volume 55, Issue 2, p179-720, e1-e5

List of articles in the current issue (view the complete table of contents on the JPSM website):

Original Articles

Results of a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Nabiximols Oromucosal Spray as an Adjunctive Therapy in Advanced Cancer Patients with Chronic Uncontrolled Pain
Aron H. Lichtman, Eberhard Albert Lux, Robert McQuade, Sandro Rossetti, Raymond Sanchez, Wei Sun, Stephen Wright, Elena Kornyeyeva, Marie T. Fallon, p179–188.e1

Which Physicians' Behaviors on Death Pronouncement Affect Family-Perceived Physician Compassion? A Randomized, Scripted, Video-Vignette Study
Masanori Mori, Maiko Fujimori, Jun Hamano, Akemi S. Naito, Tatsuya Morita, p189–197.e4

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for the Management of Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disturbance, and Pain in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Preliminary Study
Sriram Yennurajalingam, Duck-Hee Kang, Wen-Jen Hwu, Nikhil S. Padhye, Charles Masino, Seyedeh S. Dibaj, Diane D. Liu, Janet L. Williams, Zhanni Lu, Eduardo Bruera, p198–206

Development and Field Test of an Audit Tool and Tracer Methodology for Clinician Assessment of Quality in End-of-Life Care
Marilyn Bookbinder, Amandine Hugodot, Katherine Freeman, Peter Homel, Elisabeth Santiago, Alexa Riggs, Maggie Gavin, Alice Chu, Ellen Brady, Pauline Lesage, Russell K. Portenoy, p207–216.e2

Characteristics of Older Adults in Primary Care Who May Benefit From Primary Palliative Care in the U.S.
Nancy Dudley, Christine S. Ritchie, Margaret I. Wallhagen, Kenneth E. Covinsky, Bruce A. Cooper, Kanan Patel, Irena Stijacic Cenzer, Susan A. Chapman, p217–225

Determining Palliative Care Penetration Rates in the Acute Care Setting
Heidi Gruhler, April Krutka, Hannah Luetke-Stahlman, Emmie Gardner, p226–235

Unmet Palliative Care Needs Among Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease: A National Registry Study About the Last Week of Life
Lena Axelsson, Anette Alvariza, Jenny Lindberg, Joakim Öhlén, Cecilia Håkanson, Helene Reimertz, Carl-Johan Fürst, Kristofer Årestedt, p236–244

Outcomes That Define Successful Advance Care Planning: A Delphi Panel Consensus
Rebecca L. Sudore, Daren K. Heyland, Hillary D. Lum, Judith A.C. Rietjens, Ida J. Korfage, Christine S. Ritchie, Laura C. Hanson, Diane E. Meier, Steven Z. Pantilat, Karl Lorenz, Michelle Howard, Michael J. Green, Jessica E. Simon, Mariko A. Feuz, John J. You, p245–255.e8

Advance Care Planning Documentation Practices and Accessibility in the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Patient Safety
Evan Walker, Ryan McMahan, Deborah Barnes, Mary Katen, Daniela Lamas, Rebecca Sudore, p256–264

Association of Advance Directives Completion With the Utilization of Life-Sustaining Treatments During the End-of-Life Care in Older Patients
Yung-Feng Yen, Li-Ying Huang, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Wen-Jung Sun, Ming-Chung Ko, Ya-Ling Lee, Sheng-Jean Huang, Dachen Chu, p265–271

Symptom Intensity of Hospice Patients: A Longitudinal Analysis of Concordance Between Patients' and Nurses' Outcomes
Everlien de Graaf, Daniëlle Zweers, Alexander de Graeff, Rebecca K. Stellato, Saskia C.C.M. Teunissen, p272–281

Homing in on the Social: System-Level Influences on Overly Aggressive Treatments at the End of Life
Elizabeth Dzeng, Daniel Dohan, J. Randall Curtis, Thomas J. Smith, Alessandra Colaianni, Christine S. Ritchie, p282–289.e1

Symptom Distress Among Diverse Patients Referred for Community-Based Palliative Care: Sociodemographic and Medical Correlates
Lara Dhingra, Malcolm Barrett, Helena Knotkova, Jack Chen, Alexa Riggs, Bernard Lee, Barbara Hiney, Maureen McCarthy, Russell Portenoy, p290–296

Cancer Pain With a Neuropathic Component: A Cross-sectional Study of Its Clinical Characteristics, Associated Psychological Distress, Treatments, and Predictors at Referral to a Cancer Pain Clinic
Paulo Reis-Pina, Anand Acharya, Peter G. Lawlor, p297–306

Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Pain Perception, Quality of Life, and Depression in Men With Prostate Cancer
Thiago Gagliano-Jucá, Thomas G. Travison, Paul L. Nguyen, Philip W. Kantoff, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Adam S. Kibel, Robert Manley, Kathleen Hally, Richelle Bearup, Yusnie M. Beleva, Grace Huang, Robert R. Edwards, Shehzad Basaria, p307–317.e1

Congruence Between Latent Class and K-Modes Analyses in the Identification of Oncology Patients With Distinct Symptom Experiences
Nikoloas Papachristou, Payam Barnaghi, Bruce A. Cooper, Xiao Hu, Roma Maguire, Kathi Apostolidis, Jo Armes, Yvette P. Conley, Marilyn Hammer, Stylianos Katsaragakis, Kord M. Kober, Jon D. Levine, Lisa McCann, Elisabeth Patiraki, Steven M. Paul, Emma Ream, Fay Wright, Christine Miaskowski, p318–333.e4

Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms Associated With Various Domains of Quality of Life in Women With Breast Cancer
Kimberly Alexander, Yvette P. Conley, Jon D. Levine, Bruce A. Cooper, Steven M. Paul, Judy Mastick, Claudia West, Christine Miaskowski, p334–350.e3

Patterns and Outcomes of Care in Children With Advanced Heart Disease Receiving Palliative Care Consultation
Katherine L. Marcus, Emily M. Balkin, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Elyssa Guslits, Elizabeth D. Blume, Clement Ma, Joanne Wolfe, p351–358

A Longitudinal Study of PROMIS Pediatric Symptom Clusters in Children Undergoing Chemotherapy
Jichuan Wang, Shana Jacobs, Darren A. Dewalt, Emily Stern, Heather Gross, Pamela S. Hinds, p359–367

The Impact of Supporting Family Caregivers Before Bereavement on Outcomes After Bereavement: Adequacy of End-of-Life Support and Achievement of Preferred Place of Death
Samar M. Aoun, Gail Ewing, Gunn Grande, Chris Toye, Natasha Bear, p368–378

Which Research Questions Are Important for the Bereaved Families of Palliative Care Cancer Patients? A Nationwide Survey
Akihiro Sakashita, Tatsuya Morita, Megumi Kishino, Maho Aoyama, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita, p379–386

Multiple Symptoms in Family Caregivers of Intensive Care Unit Patients
Hanne B. Alfheim, Leiv A. Rosseland, Kristin Hofsø, Milada C. Småstuen, Tone Rustøen, p387–394

The Development of Practice Guidelines for a Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Case Conference
Matthew Furman, Laura Harild, Michael Anderson, Jonathan Irish, Karen Nguyen, Frances C. Wright, p395–401

Changes in Nurses' Knowledge, Difficulties, and Self-reported Practices Toward Palliative Care for Cancer Patients in Japan: An Analysis of Two Nationwide Representative Surveys in 2008 and 2015
Yoko Nakazawa, Masashi Kato, Mitsunori Miyashita, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, p402–412

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