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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
Superior target delineation for stereotactic body radiotherapy of bone metastases from renal cell carcinoma on MRI compared to CT
Fieke M. Prins, Joanne M. van der Velden, Anne S. Gerlich, Alexis N. T. J. Kotte, Wietse S. C. Eppinga, Nicolien Kasperts, Jorrit J. Verlaan, Frank A. Pameijer, Linda G. W. Kerkmeijer
Patient preference for stereotactic radiosurgery plus or minus whole brain radiotherapy for the treatment of brain metastases
K. Liang Zeng, Srinivas Raman, Arjun Sahgal, Hany Soliman, May Tsao, Carole Wendzicki, Edward Chow, Simon S. Lo
Hospitalizations in elderly glioblastoma patients
Claire Moroney, James R. Perry, Derek S. Tsang, Denise Bilodeau, Chris Mueller, Hany Soliman, Sten Myrehaug, Arjun Sahgal, Chia-Lin Tseng, May N. Tsao
Survival analysis of malignant epidural spinal cord compression after palliative radiotherapy using Tokuhashi scoring system and the impact of systemic therapy
Wing Ho Mui, Tai Chung Lam, Frank Chi Sing Wong, Wing King Sze
Gender differences in pain and patient reported outcomes: a secondary analysis of the NCIC CTG SC. 23 randomized trial
Selina Chow, Keyue Ding, Bo Angela Wan, Michael Brundage, Ralph M. Meyer, Abdenour Nabid, Pierre Chabot, Genevievev Coulombe, Shahida Ahmed, Joda Kuk, A. Rashid Dar, Aamer Mahmud, Alysa Fairchild, Carolyn F. Wilson, Jackson S.Y. Wu, Kristopher Dennis, Carlo DeAngelis, Rebecca K. S. Wong, Liting Zhu, Edward Chow
Implementation of an advance directive focus in a Chronic Multi-Organ Rare Disease Clinic
Nancy Elorreaga, Deanna Allred, Gloria Ortiz, Constance McNeill, Mary Beth Scholand, Tracy M. Frech
Does gender affect self-perceived pain in cancer patients? A meta-analysis
Yusuf Ahmed, Marko Popovic, Bo Angela Wan, Michael Lam, Henry Lam, Vithusha Ganesh, Milica Milakovic, Carlo DeAngelis, Leila Malek, Edward Chow
The development of neurology palliative care service for motor neuron disease (MND) patients: Hong Kong experience
Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Wai Tsan Tracy Chen, Chun Kwok Angus Chu, Savio Lee, Joo Shium Lee, Yeuk Fai Hong, Yuen Kwan Judy Chung
Genetic biomarkers associated with pain flare and dexamethasone response following palliative radiotherapy in patients with painful bone metastases
Anthony Furfari, Bo Angela Wan, Keyue Ding, Andrew Wong, Liting Zhu, Andrea Bezjak, Rebecca Wong, Carolyn F. Wilson, Carlo DeAngelis, Azar Azad, Edward Chow, George S. Charames
Genetic biomarkers associated with changes in quality of life and pain following palliative radiotherapy in patients with bone metastases
Anthony Furfari, Bo Angela Wan, Keyue Ding, Andrew Wong, Liting Zhu, Andrea Bezjak, Rebecca Wong, Carolyn F. Wilson, Carlo DeAngelis, Azar Azad, Edward Chow, George S. Charames
Patient-centered family meetings in palliative care: a quality improvement project to explore a new model of family meetings with patients and families at the end of life
Christine R. Sanderson, Philippa J. Cahill, Jane L. Phillips, Anne Johnson, Elizabeth A. Lobb
Prognostic indicators of neuromuscular disorders for palliative care referral
Richard Shek-Kwan Chang, Yuen Kwun Wong
Genetic biomarkers associated with response to palliative radiotherapy in patients with painful bone metastases
Anthony Furfari, Bo Angela Wan, Keyue Ding, Andrew Wong, Liting Zhu, Andrea Bezjak, Rebecca Wong, Carolyn F. Wilson, Carlo DeAngelis, Azar Azad, Edward Chow, George S. Charames
Advance care planning for patients with advanced neurology diseases
Ka-Chi Cheung, Vikki Wai-Kee Lau, Ka-Chun Un, Man-Sheung Wong, Kwok-Ying Chan
Symptom clusters using the Brief Pain Inventory in patients with breast cancer
Vithusha Ganesh, Leah Drost, Nicholas Chiu, Liying Zhang, Leonard Chiu, Ronald Chow, Nicholas Lao, Bo Angela Wan, Justin Lee, Edward Chow, Carlo DeAngelis
PROutine: a feasibility study assessing surveillance of electronic patient reported outcomes and adherence via smartphone app in advanced cancer
Gesine Benze, Friedemann Nauck, Bernd Alt-Epping, Giuseppe Gianni, Thomas Bauknecht, Johannes Ettl, Anna Munte, Luisa Kretzschmar, Jan Gaertner
Changes in laser-evoked potentials during hypnotic analgesia for chronic pain: a pilot study
Giovanna Squintani, Maria P. Brugnoli, Emanuela Pasin, Alessia Segatti, Elisa Concon, Enrico Polati, Bruno Bonetti, Angela Matinella
Palliative radiotherapy utilization within a regional Australian palliative care unit
Peter Eastman, Anna Dowd, James Goonan, Helen Farrell, Graham Pitson
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
Implementation issues relevant to outpatient neurology palliative care
Benzi M. Kluger, Michael J. Persenaire, Samantha K. Holden, Laura T. Palmer, Hannah Redwine, Julie Berk, C. Alan Anderson, Christopher M. Filley, Jean Kutner, Janis Miyasaki, Julie Carter
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
The role of clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis to relief pain and anxiety in severe chronic diseases in palliative care: a 2-year long- term follow-up of treatment in a nonrandomized clinical trial
Maria Paola Brugnoli, Giancarlo Pesce, Emanuela Pasin, Maria Francesca Basile, Stefano Tamburin, Enrico Polati

Review Article

On the way of liberation from suffering and pain: role of hypnosis in palliative care
Enrico Facco, Edoardo Casiglia, Gastone Zanette, Ines Testoni
A selective review of medical cannabis in cancer pain management
Alexia Blake, Bo Angela Wan, Leila Malek, Carlo DeAngelis, Patrick Diaz, Nicholas Lao, Edward Chow, Shannon O’Hearn
“Triggers” for referral to neurology palliative care service
Richard Shek-kwan Chang, Wai Shuen Poon
Modulating the endocannabinoid pathway as treatment for peripheral neuropathic pain: a selected review of preclinical studies
Shannon O’Hearn, Patrick Diaz, Bo Angela Wan, Carlo DeAngelis, Nicholas Lao, Leila Malek, Edward Chow, Alexia Blake
Meditational spiritual intercession and recovery from disease in palliative care: a literature review
Siddharth Agarwal, Vijai Kumar, Sapna Agarwal, Maria Paola Brugnoli, Ansh Agarwal
Clinical hypnosis, mindfulness and spirituality in palliative care
Consuelo Casula
Challenges and ethical issues in the course of palliative care management for people living with advanced neurologic diseases
Varun Sreenivasan, Christa O’Hana S. Nobleza
A critical evaluation of quality of life in clinical trials of breast cancer patients treated with radiation therapy
Gustavo N. Marta, Fabio Y. Moraes, Elton T. T. Leite, Edward Chow, David Cella, Andrew Bottomley
Supportive & palliative interventions in motor neurone disease: what we know from current literature?
Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Kwok Ying Chan, Yuen Kwan Judy Chung, Chun Wai Choi, Chun Hung Chan, Shuk Ching Cheng, Wan Hung Chan, Koon Sim Fung, Kar Yin Wong, Oi Man Iman Chan, Ching Wah Man
Anxiety and psychosomatic symptoms in palliative care: from neuro-psychobiological response to stress, to symptoms’ management with clinical hypnosis and meditative states
Anirudh Kumar Satsangi, Maria Paola Brugnoli
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
Cognitive hypnotherapy for psychological management of depression in palliative care
Assen Alladin

Meeting Report

Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology: report from the Fourth Annual Meeting (2017)
Randy Wei, Charles B. Simone II, Stephen Lutz, Candice Johnstone

Letter to the Editor

Embracing the setting sun: provision of palliative care via a collaborative model between hospital and community for patients with intellectual disabilities
Cho Wing Li, Yuk Chun Wong, Yiu Man Lo, Mau Kwong Sham, Hon Wai Cheng, Theresa Lai, Wai Kee Lau, Kwok Ying Chan