PCRC Publications

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Best Supportive Care Checklist among Clinicians.
Boucher NA, Nicolla J, Kessler E, Ritchie C, Zafar Y.
J Palliat Med. 2018 April 23. doi: http://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2017.0605. [Epub ahead of print]

Patient-Reported Distress in Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Its Association With Clinical Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Troy JD, de Castro CM, Pupa MR, Samsa GP, Abernethy AP, LeBlanc TW.
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Mar;16(3):267-273. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.7048.

Comparing the palliative care needs of patients with hematologic and solid malignancies.
Hochman MJ, Yu Y, Wolf SP, Samsa GP, Kamal AH, LeBlanc TW.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep 5. pii: S0885-3924(17)30436-0.

High Symptom Burden and Low Functional Status in The Setting of Multimorbidity.
Portz JD, Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Ritchie CS.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug 30.

Prevalence and Clinical Intentions of Antithrombotic Therapy on Discharge to Hospice Care.
Kowalewska CA, Noble BN, Fromme EK, McPherson ML, Grace KN, Furuno JP.
J Palliat Med. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0487.

Perceptions of Statin Discontinuation among Patients with Life-limiting Illness.
Tija J, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Blatchford PJ, Kendrick REB, Prince-Paul M, Somers TJ, McPherson ML, Sloan JA, Abernethy AP, Furuno JP.
J Palliat Med. 2017 May 18. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0489.

A Library of Instruments Endorsed by Published Systematic Reviews for Assessing Patients and Their Care Developed by the Palliative Care Research Cooperative.
Bennett AV, Lee S, Drier S, Wessell KL, Hanson LC.
J Palliat Med. 2017 May 25. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0215.

Better Together: The Making and Maturation of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group.
Ritchie CL, Pollak KI, Kehl KA, Miller JL, Kutner JS.
J Palliat Med. 2017 Apr 27. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0138.

Anticholinergic drug burden in non-cancer versus cancer patients near the end of life.
Hochman MJ, Kamal AH, Wolf S, Samsa GP, Currow DC, Abernethy AP, LeBlanc TW.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Nov;52(5):737-743.e3.

Adherence to Measuring What Matters Items When Caring for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Versus Solid Tumors.
LeBlanc TW, Ritchie C, Friedman F, Bull J, Kutner JS, Johnson KS, Kamal AH, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Dec;52(6):775-782.

Development of the Quality Data Collection Tool for Prospective Quality Assessment and Reporting in Palliative Care.
Kamal AH, Bull J, Kavalieratos D, Nicolla JM, Roe L, Adams M, Abernethy AP.
J Palliat Med. 2016 Nov;19(11):1148-1155.

Pilot study of an interdisciplinary supportive care planning intervention in pancreatic cancer.
Sun V, Ruel N, Chung V, Singh G, Leong L, Fakih M, Fong Y, Ferrell B.
Support Care Cancer. 2016 Aug;24(8):3417-24.

The Burden of Polypharmacy in Patients Near the End of Life.
McNeil MJ, Kamal AH, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Abernethy AP.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Feb;51(2):178-83.e2

Usability and Acceptability of the QDACT-PC, an Electronic Point-of-Care System for Standardized Quality Monitoring in Palliative Care.
Kamal AH, Kavalieratos D, Bull J, Stinson CS, Nicolla J, Abernethy AP.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Nov;50(5):615-21.

Practical Dyspnea Assessment: Relationship Between the 0-10 Numerical Rating Scale and the Four-Level Categorical Verbal Descriptor Scale of Dyspnea Intensity.
Wysham NG, Miriovsky BJ, Currow DC, Herndon JE 2nd, Samsa GP, Wilcock A, Abernethy AP.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Oct;50(4):480-7.

Selecting the Optimal Design for Drug Discontinuation Trials in a Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness – Reply.
Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Abernethy AP.
JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct;175(10):1725-6.

Safety and benefit of discontinuing statin therapy in the setting of advanced, life-limiting illness: a randomized clinical trial.
Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Taylor DH Jr, et al.
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):691–700. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0289.

Achieving palliative care research efficiency through defining and benchmarking performance metrics.
Lodato JE, Aziz N, Bennett RE, Abernethy AP, Kutner JS.
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. Dec 2012; 6(4):533-542.

Considerations in reporting palliative care clinical trials: standardizing information reported and authorship practices.
Leblanc TW, Abernethy AP, Currow DC, Kutner JS.
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. Dec 2012; 6(4):494-9.

Management of polypharmacy: can we safely discontinue medications?
Currow DC, Kutner JS, Abernethy AP.
Australian Prescriber. Apr 2012; 35(3):75-76.

A strategy to advance the evidence base in palliative medicine: formation of a palliative care research cooperative group.
Abernethy AP, Aziz NM, Basch E, Bull J, Cleeland CS, Currow DC, Fairclough D, Hanson L, Hauser J, Ko D, Lloyd L, Morrison RS, Otis-Green S, Pantilat S, Portenoy RK, Ritchie C, Rocker G, Wheeler JL, Zafar SY, Kutner JS.
J Palliat Med. Dec 2010; 13(12):1407-1413.

Developing the evidence base for palliative care: formation of the palliative care research cooperative and its first trial.
Leblanc TW, Kutner JS, Ko D, Wheeler JL, Bull J, Abernethy AP.
Hosp Pract (Minneap). Aug 2010; 38(5):137-143.

Palliative Care Clinical Research Networks, a Requirement for Evidence-Based Palliative Care: Time for Coordinated Action.
Abernethy AP, Hanson LC, Main DS, Kutner JS.
J Palliat Med. Aug 2007; 10(4):845-850.

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