Sara N Davison

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic kidney disease: psychosocial impact of chronic pain
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Geriatrics 62:17-23. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Advance care planning in chronic illness #162
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    J Palliat Med 11:243-4. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Advance care planning in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, Institute of Health Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Semin Dial 25:657-63. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The ethics of end-of-life care for patients with ESRD
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:2049-57. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The relationship between spirituality, psychosocial adjustment to illness, and health-related quality of life in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:170-8. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Ethical issues in the care of vulnerable chronic kidney disease patients: the elderly, cognitively impaired, and those from different cultural backgrounds
    Sara N Davison
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 15:177-85. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Evidence on the construct validity of the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 and Mark 3 in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Qual Life Res 17:933-42. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Comparing the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) with the Short Form-36 preference-based SF-6D in chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Value Health 12:340-5. 2009
  9. pmc Comparison of volume overload with cycler-assisted versus continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:1044-50. 2009
  10. pmc End-of-life care preferences and needs: perceptions of patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:195-204. 2010

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic kidney disease: psychosocial impact of chronic pain
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Geriatrics 62:17-23. 2007
    ..Constant reassessment is critical when treating CKD patients. Such an approach may significantly better elderly patients health-related quality of life...
  2. doi request reprint Advance care planning in chronic illness #162
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    J Palliat Med 11:243-4. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Advance care planning in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, Institute of Health Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Semin Dial 25:657-63. 2012
    ..This report describes an approach to ACP for patients with CKD, discusses essential aspects of how to facilitate these conversations, and briefly reviews the empirical evidence supporting the value of ACP...
  4. doi request reprint The ethics of end-of-life care for patients with ESRD
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:2049-57. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint The relationship between spirituality, psychosocial adjustment to illness, and health-related quality of life in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:170-8. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Ethical issues in the care of vulnerable chronic kidney disease patients: the elderly, cognitively impaired, and those from different cultural backgrounds
    Sara N Davison
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 15:177-85. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Evidence on the construct validity of the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 and Mark 3 in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Qual Life Res 17:933-42. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Comparing the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) with the Short Form-36 preference-based SF-6D in chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Value Health 12:340-5. 2009
    ..Assess within-subject agreement and compare discriminative abilities between the SF-6D and the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  9. pmc Comparison of volume overload with cycler-assisted versus continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:1044-50. 2009
    ..This study compared ECFV in patients who received CAPD or CCPD; CCPD dwell times were maximized by limiting the number of exchanges, and the use of icodextrin for the long daytime dwells was widespread...
  10. pmc End-of-life care preferences and needs: perceptions of patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:195-204. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Patient and health professional preferences for organ allocation and procurement, end-of-life care and organization of care for patients with chronic kidney disease using a discrete choice experiment
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 11 107 Clinical Sciences Building, Edmonton Alberta T6G2G3
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:2334-41. 2010
    ..Clinical practice, policy and research, and the ethical bases upon which they are founded, should be systematically and transparently informed by both patient and professional values...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of pain and symptom burden on the health-related quality of life of hemodialysis patients
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:477-85. 2010
    ..Dialysis patients experience tremendous symptom burden and substantial impaired health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  13. pmc Existential and religious dimensions of spirituality and their relationship with health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1969-76. 2010
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  14. doi request reprint Existential and supportive care needs among patients with chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:838-43. 2010
    ..Living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with spiritual distress and frequently precipitates a search for meaning and hope; yet, very little is known about these patients' spiritual needs...
  15. doi request reprint Is there a legitimate role for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids for symptom management in chronic kidney disease?
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:768-78. 2011
    ..In this review, we describe the symptom burden borne by patients with CKD and review some of the key basic science and clinical literature to evaluate the potential use of CBs for the management of overall symptom burden in CKD...
  16. ncbi request reprint Integrating palliative care for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease: recent advances, remaining challenges
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine and Institute of Health Economics, University of Alberta, 11 107 Clinical Sciences Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G3
    J Palliat Care 27:53-61. 2011
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  17. ncbi request reprint Quality end-of-life care in dialysis units
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Semin Dial 15:41-4. 2002
    ..By communicating more effectively and sooner with patients, their values and needs can be identified so we will be better able to plan and facilitate their end-of-life care and improve their experience of dying...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pain in hemodialysis patients: prevalence, cause, severity, and management
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1239-47. 2003
    ..There is growing evidence that dialysis patients have a high burden of symptoms, including pain. However, the prevalence, cause, severity, and management of pain in dialysis patients have not been described...
  19. ncbi request reprint Chronic pain in end-stage renal disease
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 12:326-34. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal validation of a modified Edmonton symptom assessment system (ESAS) in haemodialysis patients
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Institute of Health Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, T6G 2G3
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:3189-95. 2006
    ..This study examines the longitudinal validity of the modified Edmonton symptom assessment system (ESAS) to determine the impact of change in symptom burden on the change in HRQL of haemodialysis (HD) patients...
  21. pmc Hope and advance care planning in patients with end stage renal disease: qualitative interview study
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMJ 333:886. 2006
    ..To understand hope in the context of advance care planning from the perspective of patients with end stage renal disease...
  22. ncbi request reprint The creation of an advance care planning process for patients with ESRD
    Sara N Davison
    University of Alberta and Northern Alberta Renal Program, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 49:27-36. 2007
    ..Throughout this process, patients are not abandoned as they confront the realities of declining health and functional status, but rather are supported through their illness and life on dialysis treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ethical considerations regarding pregnancy in chronic kidney disease
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 14:206-11. 2007
    ..This paper discusses ethical issues regarding pregnancy in CKD and highlights the controversies surrounding parental, fetal, and societal rights...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nephrologists' reported preparedness for end-of-life decision-making
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:1256-62. 2006
    ..To improve nephrologists' comfort with end-of-life decision-making, fellowship programs should teach the recommendations in the RPA/ASN guideline and position statement...
  25. ncbi request reprint Facilitating advance care planning for patients with end-stage renal disease: the patient perspective
    Sara N Davison
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:1023-8. 2006
    ..These findings identify a precarious tension between patients' preferences in terms of facilitated ACP and current clinical practice...
  26. ncbi request reprint Withholding and withdrawal from dialysis: what we know about how our patients die
    Michael J Germain
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Semin Dial 20:195-9. 2007
    ..We review what is currently known concerning patients who choose to withhold or withdraw from dialysis, and the current barriers (and solutions) to providing them with optimal palliative care...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of chronic pain on depression, sleep, and the desire to withdraw from dialysis in hemodialysis patients
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:465-73. 2005
    ..16.7%, P<0.001), death due to withdrawal from dialysis was not. Chronic pain in HD patients is associated with depression and insomnia and may predispose patients to consider withdrawal of dialysis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pain management in chronic kidney disease: the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of hydromorphone and hydromorphone-3-glucuronide in hemodialysis patients
    Sara N Davison
    Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Opioid Manag 4:335-6, 339-44. 2008
    ..To describe the pharmacokinetics of hydromorphone (HM) and its primary metabolite hydromorphone-3-glucuronide (H3G) both on and off dialysis in relation to the pharmacodynamic measurements of pain...
  29. ncbi request reprint Palliative care
    Alvin H Moss
    Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 43:172-3. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Nephrologists' changing practices in reported end-of-life decision-making
    Jean L Holley
    Division of Nephrology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:107-11. 2007
    ..001). Nephrologists' reported practices in end-of-life care have changed significantly over the 15 years separating the two surveys, suggesting that the development of the clinical practice guideline was worthwhile...
  31. ncbi request reprint A supportive care model for dialysis patients
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Palliat Med 17:81-2. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint Opioid use in renal failure #161
    Robert M Arnold
    Section of Palliative Care, UPMC Montefiore 933W, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1403-4. 2007