Vol 5, No 2 (April 2016): Annals of Palliative Medicine

Original Article

Attributes and outcomes of end stage liver disease as compared with other noncancer patients admitted to a geriatric palliative care unit
Giulia-Anna Perri, Shannon Bunn, Yeon Ji Oh, Altaf Kassam, Anna Berall, Jurgis Karuza, Houman Khosravani
Inter-rater reliability in performance status assessment among health care professionals: a systematic review
Ronald Chow, Nicholas Chiu, Eduardo Bruera, Monica Krishnan, Leonard Chiu, Henry Lam, Carlo DeAngelis, Natalie Pulenzas, Sherlyn Vuong, Edward Chow
The impact of psychosocial intervention on survival in cancer: a meta-analysis
Wayne W. Fu, Marko Popovic, Arnav Agarwal, Milica Milakovic, Terence S. Fu, Rachel McDonald, Gordon Fu, Michael Lam, Ronald Chow, Stephanie Cheon, Natalie Pulenzas, Henry Lam, Carlo DeAngelis, Edward Chow

Palliative Radiotherapy Column (Original Article)

Urinary cytokines/chemokines pattern in patients with painful bone metastases undergoing external beam radiotherapy experiencing pain flare
Ahmad Bushehri, Edward Chow, Liying Zhang, Azar Azad, Sherlyn Vuong, Mark Pasetka, Michelle Zhou, Amanda Hird, Kristopher Dennis, Rachel McDonald, Carlo DeAngelis
Radiological changes on CT after stereotactic body radiation therapy to non-spine bone metastases: a descriptive series
Nicholas Chiu, Linda Probyn, Srinivas Raman, Rachel McDonald, Ian Poon, Darby Erler, Drew Brotherston, Hany Soliman, Patrick Cheung, Hans Chung, William Chu, Andrew Loblaw, Nemica Thavarajah, Catherine Lang, Lee Chin, Edward Chow, Arjun Sahgal

Review Article

Manipulating the Hippo-Yap signal cascade in stem cells for heart regeneration
Wen-Feng Cai, Lei Wang, Guan-Sheng Liu, Pin Zhu, Christian Paul, Yigang Wang
Illness understanding in patients with advanced lung cancer: curse or blessing?
Annelies Janssens, Sisca Kohl, Toke Michielsen, Shana Van Langendonck, Birgitta I. Hiddinga, Jan P. van Meerbeeck

Palliative Radiotherapy Column (Review Article)

Stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic body radiation therapy—reflection on the last decade’s achievements and future directions
Jonathan Knisely, Arjun Sahgal, Simon Lo, Lijun Ma, Eric Chang