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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 – October 2018
Volume 56, Issue 4, p483-658, e1-e6

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

Original Articles

Extended-Release Morphine for Chronic Breathlessness in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension—A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study
Diana H. Ferreira, Magnus Ekström, Dimitar Sajkov, Zac Vandersman, Danny J. Eckert, David C. Currow, p483–492

Fan Therapy Is Effective in Relieving Dyspnea in Patients With Terminally Ill Cancer: A Parallel-Arm, Randomized Controlled Trial
Jun Kako, Tatsuya Morita, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Masamitsu Kobayashi, Asuko Sekimoto, Hiroya Kinoshita, Asao Ogawa, Sadamoto Zenda, Yosuke Uchitomi, Hironobu Inoguchi, Eisuke Matsushima, p493–500

Cryotherapy Relieves Pain and Edema After Inguinal Hernioplasty in Males With End-Stage Renal Disease: A Prospective Randomized Study
Fei-Ran Zhang, Yang Zheng, Li-Jun Yan, Chan-Shan Ma, Jun-Tian Chen, Wei Li, p501–508

Terminally Ill Cancer Patients' Concordance Between Preferred Life-Sustaining Treatment States in Their Last Six Months of Life and Received Life-Sustaining Treatment States in Their Last Month: An Observational Study
Fur-Hsing Wen, Jen-Shi Chen, Po-Jung Su, Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Ming-Mo Hou, Wen-Chi Chou, Siew Tzuh Tang, p509–518.e3

Effects of Caregiver and Decedent Characteristics on CAHPS Hospice Survey Scores
Layla Parast, Ann Haas, Anagha Tolpadi, Marc N. Elliott, Joan Teno, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Rebecca Anhang Price, p519–529.e1

Quality of Communication and Trust in Patients With Serious Illness: An Exploratory Study of the Relationships of Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Religiosity
Heather Coats, Lois Downey, Rashmi K. Sharma, J. Randall Curtis, Ruth A. Engelberg, p530–540.e6

Appropriateness of End-of-Life Care in People Dying From COPD. Applying Quality Indicators on Linked Administrative Databases
Robrecht De Schreye, Tinne Smets, Luc Deliens, Lieven Annemans, Birgit Gielen, Joachim Cohen, p541–550.e6

Drugs Used for Euthanasia: A Repeated Population-Based Mortality Follow-Back Study in Flanders, Belgium, 1998–2013
Sigrid Dierickx, Joachim Cohen, Robert Vander Stichele, Luc Deliens, Kenneth Chambaere, p551–559

This is only a part of this month's issue.


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