Top 6 Most-Read JPSM Articles from June-July

Here’s a roundup of the 6 most-read Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM) articles of the past 30 days, documenting key concerns, emerging trends, and topics of interest that were most relevant to the hospice and palliative care community.

1.)  Opioid- Induced Itching: Morphine Sulfate and Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Jerald Katcher, MD | Declan Walsh, MSC, FACP

2.) Opioids in renal failure and dialysis patients
Mervyn Dean, MB, ChB, CCFP

3.) Opioids Causing Peripheral Edema
Jacqueline Gardner-Nix, MB BS, PhD, MRCP(UK)

4.) The Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome: A Review of the Implications, Etiology, and Treatments
Leon Margolin, MD, PhD | Doris K. Cope, MD |Rachel Bakst-Sisser, MD| Joshua Greenspan, MD

5.) Hydromorphone
Allison Murray, MD, CCFP, MPH | Neil A. Hagen, MD, FRCPC (Neurology)

6.) Drugs Used for Euthanasia: A Repeated Population-Based Mortality Follow-Back Study in Flanders, Belgium, 1998-2013
Sigrid Dierickx, PhD | Joachim Cohem, PhD | Robert Vander Stichele, PhD | Luc Deliens, PhD | Kenneth Chambaere, PhD


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