Vol 7, No 2 (April 30, 2018): Annals of Palliative Medicine

Original Article

A fetal diagnostic center’s referral rate for perinatal palliative care
Krishelle L. Marc-Aurele, Andrew D. Hull, Marilyn C. Jones, Dolores H. Pretorius
Impact of a dedicated palliative radiation oncology service on the use of single fraction and hypofractionated radiation therapy among patients with bone metastases
Sonia Skamene, Isha Agarwal, Maggie Makar, Monica Krishnan, Alex Spektor, Lauren Hertan, Kent W. Mouw, Allison Taylor, Sarah Noveroske Philbrick, Tracy Balboni
Symptom clusters using the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL in palliative radiotherapy
Vithusha Ganesh, Liying Zhang, Bo Angela Wan, Leah Drost, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Carlo DeAngelis, Hans Chung, Patrick Diaz, Edward Chow
The use of ketamine in a palliative-supportive care unit: a retrospective analysis
Sebastiano Mercadante, Amanda Caruselli, Alessandra Casuccio
A pilot study with palonosetron in the prophylaxis of radiation-induced nausea and vomiting
Vithusha Ganesh, Leah Drost, Carlo DeAngelis, Bo Angela Wan, Mark Pasetka, Stephanie Chan, Liying Zhang, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Natalie Pulenzas, Hans Chung, Pearl Zaki, Caitlin Yee, Edward Chow
Efficacy of the combination neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist, palonosetron, and dexamethasone compared to others for the prophylaxis of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Ronald Chow, May Tsao, Leonard Chiu, Marko Popovic, Milica Milakovic, Henry Lam, Carlo DeAngelis
Management of metastatic spinal cord compression among Veterans Health Administration radiation oncologists
Ruchika Gutt, Sheetal Malhotra, Shruti Jolly, Drew Moghanaki, Alice V. Cheuk, Helen Fosmire, Maria Kelly, Lori Hoffman-Hogg, Stephen Lutz, Mitchell Anscher, George Dawson, On behalf of the Veterans Health Administration Palliative Radiotherapy Task Force
Longevity after radiotherapy of stage III lung cancer: superior vena cava obstruction is associated with early mortality
Federico L. Ampil, Gloria Caldito, Srinivas Devarakonda, Moiz Vora, Glenn Mills, Shawn Milligan
Patterns of symptom control and palliative care-focused original research articles in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology *Biology* Physics and the Radiotherapy and Oncology Journal, 2005–2014
Diana D. Shi, Julia DiGiovanni, Sonia Skamene, Sarah Noveroske Philbrick, Yanbing Wang, Elizabeth A. Barnes, Edward Chow, Adam Sullivan, Tracy A. Balboni

Review Article

Sexual healthcare for cancer patients receiving palliative care: a narrative review
Katie Wang, Krista Ariello, Matthew Choi, Angela Turner, Bo Angela Wan, Caitlin Yee, Leigha Rowbottom, Rachel Macdonald, Henry Lam, Leah Drost, Edward Chow
Bleeding in cancer patients and its treatment: a review
Candice Johnstone, Shayna E. Rich


Should dexamethasone be standard in the prophylaxis of pain flare after palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases?—a debate
Mark Niglas, Srinivas Raman, Danielle Rodin, Jay Detsky, Carlo DeAngelis, Hany Soliman, Edward Chow, May N. Tsao