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Methylnaltrexone for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Advanced Illness
Jay Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., Sloan Karver, M.D., Gail Austin Cooney, M.D., Bruce H. Chamberlain, M.D., Charles Kevin Watt, D.O., Neal E. Slatkin, M.D., Nancy Stambler, M.S., Alton B. Kremer, M.D., Ph.D., and Robert J. Israel, M.D.
 
Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment.
Wright AA, Zhang B, Ray A, Mack JW, Trice E, Balboni T, Mitchell SL, Jackson VA, Block SD, Maciejewski PK, Prigerson HG. Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA. awright2@partners.org
 
 
Variability in Access to Hospital Palliative Care in the United States.
Goldsmith B, Dietrich J, Du Q, Morrison RS. Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York New York., National Palliative Care Research Center, New York, New York.
 
Symptom Prevalence and Longitudinal Follow-Up in Cancer Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy.
Yamagishi A, Morita T, Miyashita M, Kimura F. Japan Cancer Society (A.Y.), Tokyo; Department of Adult Nursing/Palliative Care Nursing (A.Y., M.M.), School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo; Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team and Seirei Hospice (T.M.), Seirei Mikatabara Hospital, Hamamatsu; and International University of Health and Welfare (A.Y., F.K.), Tokyo, Japan.
 
Communication about cancer near the end of life.
Back AL, Anderson WG, Bunch L, Marr LA, Wallace JA, Yang HB, Arnold RM. Department of Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109-1023, USA. tonyback@u.washington.edu
 
Communication at times of transitions: how to help patients cope with loss and re-define hope.
Evans WG, Tulsky JA, Back AL, Arnold RM.  Department of Medicine, Section of Medical Ethics and Palliative Care, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA. wendyevans@gmail.com
 
On saying goodbye: acknowledging the end of the patient-physician relationship with patients who are near death.
Back AL, Arnold RM, Tulsky JA, Baile WF, Fryer-Edwards KA. University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109-1023, USA. tonyback@u.washington.edu <tonyback@u.washington.edu>

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