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Protocol Codes
ED = Education
BR = Bereavement
MR = Medical Records
MI = Medical Intervention
PS = Psychosocial
SD = Staff Development
CM = Complementary Medicine

IRB # Study Title
03-007-MI Not Begun.
Isis Pharmaceuticals
IRB # Study Title
02-002-MI A Comparison of Four Pain Intensity Scales Using Hospice Patients with Cancer Pain.
Terri Gibbs, RN
02-003-MI Not Begun.
02-004-MR The Effects of Social Support on Longevity and Quality of Life of Hospice Patients.
Kathryn Herbst
IRB # Study Title
02-006-MI Not Begun.
Ann Taylor
02-007-MI Communication and Quality of Care for Terminal Cancer.
Wayne Beach
02-008-PS Not Begun.
Shelean Sweet
02-011-MI Not Begun.
Ethel Regis
02-013-PS Examining the Efficacy of Support Services for Bereaved Youth: The Development of the UCSB Project LOSS National Collaborative.
Amber Kaufman
02-016-SD Phase III - National Hospice Outcomes Project.
ISIS / National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization & Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research
02-018-SD Medication Prescribing Patterns by Hospice Medical Directors Study.
Jean Kutner, MD

IRB # Study Title
01-001-MR Chart Review of Parenteral Lidocaine for the Management of Intractable Pain.
Charles von Gunten, M.D., Ph.D., FACP / Gil Naco, MD
01-004-MI Not Begun.
Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, CS
01-006-CM Not Begun.
Charles Lewis, MD
01-007-SD What Information about Hospice do Patients / Caregivers Want Most When Deciding Whether or Not to Enroll? A Proposed Multi-Site Study within the NHWG.
David Casarett, MD / Ira Byock, MD
01-008-MI Values of Patients with CHF Enrolling in Palliative Care. Paul E. Tatum

IRB # Study Title
00-001-CM Assessment of Therapeutic Touch as a Method for Reduction of Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain Due to Cancer Compared to Placebo and No Treatment in Terminal Phase Patients Enrolled in San Diego Hospice.
Irene H. Fu, UCSD SOM Student, MSIV, Independent Study Project
00-002-ED The San Diego Hospice Experience - A Handbook for Children About What to Expect From Hospice.
Jeanette Galicinao, UCSD MSIV, Independent Study Project
00-003-PS Psychosocial and Spiritual Symptoms among Hospice Patients.
University of Colorado
00-004-MI A Randomized, Double-Blind, Two-Period Crossover Trial Comparing the Safety and Effectiveness of Numorphan CR (oxymorphone controlled-release tablets) and MS Contin (morphine sulfate controlled-release tablets) for the Relief of Moderate to Severe Pain in Patients with Cancer (#EN3202-018).
Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
00-005-MI An Open-Label Assessment of the Long-Term Safety and Utility of Numorphan CR for the Relief of Moderate to Severe Pain in Patients with Cancer (#EN3202-022).
Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
00-006-MR The Effects of Social Support on Longevity and Quality of Life of Hospice Patients.
Kathryn Herbst, University of California, San Diego
00-007-PS Hospice Discharge Follow-up Study.
Jean S. Kutner, MD, MSPH
00-008-MR Terminal Agitation: It's Prevalence, Causes, and the Effectiveness of Interventions in the Hospice Setting.
Tania Mieke, MSII
00-009-MI A Study to Assess the Safety, Dose Conversion and Titration of Duragesic ( Fentanyl Transdermal System) in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Pain Requiring Opioid Therapy FEN-USA-87.
Janssen Research Foundation
00-010-BR Adolescent Experience of the Sudden Loss of a Sibling: Retrospective Case Studies.
Susan Rindt, PsyD
00-011-MI Proposal to Commence Clinical Trials to Test a New Palliative Drug - Hyperbaric Oxygen - Against Obligatory Enveloped Viruses: HIV, CMV, HSV, HCV.
Mark A. Baugh, PharmD

IRB # Study Title
99-001-MI The Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine on the Quality of Life of Terminally Ill Patients at San Diego Hospice
Ana de Vedia, Chad Conner & Jill Blakeway
99-002-PS Hospice in Nursing Homes: An Empirical Examination of its Scope and Quality Outcomes
Susan C. Miller, PhD

IRB # Study Title
98-001-MI Study of the Prevalence and Treatment of Breakthrough Pain in Patients Using Transdermally Delivered Fentanyl (Duragesic) for Management of Chronic Pain (C-98-034-00)
Alza Corporation
98-002-MI Open-Label Dose-Titration Study of E-TRANS (fentanyl) for the Treatment of Breakthrough Pain in Patients with Chronic Pain (C-98-035-00)
Alza Corporation
98-003-PS Effects of Communication About Terminal Illness on Marital Satisfaction and Quality of Life (Survey for patient and spouse)
Laura Holcomb, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Candidate at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

IRB # Study Title
97-001-MI An Open-label Trial to Assess the Efficacy of KADIAN (Morphine Sulfate Sustained Release) Using a 'Sprinkling' Method of Dose Administration in a Hospice Setting for Subjects with Chronic Moderate-to-Severe Pain. (3394US/0004)
Zeneca Pharmaceutical Company
97-002-MI A pilot trial of once-daily oral RO93877 capsules vs. placebo in opioid-induced constipation in cancer patients. (RO93877-USA-8)
Janssen Research Foundation
97-003-PS Sequenced versus Unsequenced Emotional Expression of the Conjugal Bereavement Experience
Leslie Wilson, M.A.

IRB # Study Title
96-001-MI Pilot Study of Three On-Demand Dose Levels of Fentanyl Delivered Intravenously by a PCA Device for the Management of Breakthrough Pain in Patients with Chronic Pain (C-95-023)
Alza Pharmaceutical Co.
96-002-MI A Randomized, Open-Label, Cross-Over Trial to Compare the Efficacy, Subject Preference, and Safety of Kadian (morphine sulfate sustained release) Capsules vs. MS Contin (Purdue Frederick) in the Management of Subjects with Chronic Moderate to Severe Cancer Pain (3394US/0002)
Zeneca Pharmaceutical Co.
96-003-PS Attitudes of Social Work Students and Social Workers Toward Euthanasia and Life Sustaining Treatment
Ursula Leszczynska, MSW Thesis Student
96-004-MI An Open-Label Evaluation of the Safety and Local Tolerance of Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion of Dilaudid (20 and 50 mg/ml)
Knoll Pharmaceutical

IRB # Study Title
95-001-PS An Evaluation of Quality of Life and Treatment Satisfaction in Cancer Patients Receiving Duragesic, MS Contin or Oramorph
Technology Assessment Group (TAG)
95-002-MI Randomized, Single Blind Crossover Comparison Between Nebulized and Subcutaneous Morphine in the Treatment of Dyspnea in Terminal Patients
Clint Pearson, UCSD MSIV Student, Independent Study Project
95-003-MI Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl Citrate Titration and Effectiveness Study (Protocol AC 200/013)
95-004-MI Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl Citrate Effectiveness Study (Extension Protocol - AC 200/014)
95-005-PS Suicide Ideation Survey
Deborah Lindholm
95-006-PS The transition of parents who survive the death of a child from a terminal illness: a cross-cultural perspective.
Sherlynn Owens

IRB # Study Title
93-018-MI Open-Label Study of Senokot-S Tablets in the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation in Cancer Patients: A Multicenter Study (SK91-1102)
Purdue Frederick Company

IRB # Study Title
92-015-MI Protocol for a Randomized, Controlled, Phase IV Study Comparing the Cost-Effectiveness of Duragesic and Infusional Parental Morphine in Cancer Patients Under the Care of a Home Hospice (JRD4263/0102)
Janssen Research Foundation
92-016-MI A Three-Month Open-Label Extension of Protocol No. OC91-0402B: Controlled-Release Oxycodone Tablets (Q12H) in Patients with Chronic Cancer-Related Pain (OC91-0907B)
Purdue Frederick Company
92-017-PS Determinates of Hospice Patients Place of Death
Donna McCarthy, PhD

IRB # Study Title
91-011-MI Open-Label Safety and Efficacy Study of Senokot-S in Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation (SK89-0804)
Purdue Frederick Company
91-012-MI Controlled Release Oxycodone Tablets (Q12H) vs. Immediate Release Oxycodone Tablets (QID): Comparative Efficacy Safety and Acceptability in Patients Previously Stabilized on Strong Opioid Analgesics for Chronic Cancer-Related Pain (C91-0402B)
Purdue Frederick Company
91-013-PS An Empirical Investigation of Death Dreams and the Psyche Among Cancer Patients
Moruko Ralph-Wilkman, MA
91-014-BR Family Factors Influencing Effective Pain Management for Cancer Patients in the Pediatric Population
Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN & Liz Sumner

IRB # Study Title
90-002-BR Bereavement Study
Kathleen Burns, PhD
90-003-ED Needs Assessments regarding skills of Nurses
Peggy Sereda, RN
90-004-MI Accuracy of Cutaneous Oximetry in Assessing Dyspnea in a Population of Hospice Home Care Patients
Laurel Herbst, MD
90-005-MI Utilization of the Quality of Life Closure Scale in Patients Following Palliative Treatment of Recurrent Malignant Airway Obstruction
Laurel Herbst, MD & Elaine Fox. LCSW
0-006-MI 9A Cross-Sectional Study to Test the Reliability and Validity of a Severity Index Designed as an Indicator of Acuity
Lawrence Piro, MD & Laurel Herbst, MD
90-007-MI Alzheimer's Study
Richard Katzman, MD
90-008-PS The Role of Hardiness, Job Stressors and Co-dependency on Burnout Among a Population of Oncology Nurses
Elaine Fox, LCSW, Pare Ware, LCSW, Mary Callaghan, RN, Molly Drummond, LCSW
90-009-PS Factors Affecting the Place of Death of Hospice Patients
Donna McCarthy, PhD
90-010-ED Nurse's Knowledge and Attitudes about Patient Controlled Analgesic (PCA)
Leslie Clark, RN, MSN

IRB # Study Title
89-001-ED Interactive Compact Disc Simulation in Cancer Pain Management
Richard Currier, MD
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