Robin L Fainsinger

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint An international multicentre validation study of a pain classification system for cancer patients
    Robin L Fainsinger
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 46:2896-904. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint A validation study of a pain classification system for advanced cancer patients using content experts: the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain
    Cheryl L Nekolaichuk
    Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Palliat Med 19:466-76. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Is pain intensity a predictor of the complexity of cancer pain management?
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 27:585-90. 2009
  4. doi request reprint The Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain: comparison of pain classification features and pain intensity across diverse palliative care settings in eight countries
    Cheryl L Nekolaichuk
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Med 16:516-23. 2013
  5. doi request reprint A "TNM" classification system for cancer pain: the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain (ECS-CP)
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 16:547-55. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Hydration management at the end of life
    Kathryn Lanuke
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Med 7:257-63. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Cancer pain assessment--can we predict the need for specialist input?
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Grey Nuns Hospital, 217 Health Services Centre, 1090 Youville Drive West, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 44:1072-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Cost trajectories at the end of life: the Canadian experience
    Konrad Fassbender
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:75-80. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Cancer pain control in the setting of substance use: establishing goals of care
    Sarah Burton-MacLeod
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Palliat Care 24:122-5. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint A multicenter study of the revised Edmonton Staging System for classifying cancer pain in advanced cancer patients
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine R L F, P G L, C M N, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:224-37. 2005

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  1. doi request reprint An international multicentre validation study of a pain classification system for cancer patients
    Robin L Fainsinger
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 46:2896-904. 2010
    ..We hypothesised that patients with problematic pain syndromes would require more time to achieve stable pain control, more complicated analgesic regimens and higher opioid doses than patients with less complex pain syndromes...
  2. ncbi request reprint A validation study of a pain classification system for advanced cancer patients using content experts: the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain
    Cheryl L Nekolaichuk
    Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Palliat Med 19:466-76. 2005
    ..To reflect its intended use as a classification system, the name of the instrument was changed to the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain (ECS-CP)...
  3. doi request reprint Is pain intensity a predictor of the complexity of cancer pain management?
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 27:585-90. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that patients with moderate to severe CP would take longer to achieve stable pain control, use higher opioid doses, and require more complicated analgesic regimens than would patients with mild CP at initial assessment...
  4. doi request reprint The Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain: comparison of pain classification features and pain intensity across diverse palliative care settings in eight countries
    Cheryl L Nekolaichuk
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Med 16:516-23. 2013
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  5. doi request reprint A "TNM" classification system for cancer pain: the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain (ECS-CP)
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 16:547-55. 2008
    ..To date, no universally accepted pain classification measure can accurately predict the complexity of pain management, particularly for patients with cancer pain that is difficult to treat...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hydration management at the end of life
    Kathryn Lanuke
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Med 7:257-63. 2004
    ..This study suggests that hydration at the end of life is managed differently in different settings of care and highlights areas for education to improve management...
  7. doi request reprint Cancer pain assessment--can we predict the need for specialist input?
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Grey Nuns Hospital, 217 Health Services Centre, 1090 Youville Drive West, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 44:1072-7. 2008
    ..This includes many of the factors that may be prognostic for the complexity of cancer pain management and can assist an inexperienced clinician in anticipating the need for specialist advice...
  8. doi request reprint Cost trajectories at the end of life: the Canadian experience
    Konrad Fassbender
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:75-80. 2009
    ..Trajectories of costs are significantly different for the four categories of dying Albertans. Trajectories of dying are a useful classification for analyzing health care use and costs...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cancer pain control in the setting of substance use: establishing goals of care
    Sarah Burton-MacLeod
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Palliat Care 24:122-5. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint A multicenter study of the revised Edmonton Staging System for classifying cancer pain in advanced cancer patients
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine R L F, P G L, C M N, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:224-37. 2005
    ..We suggest the rESS should prove to be a useful tool in clinical practice, and in the comparison of cancer pain populations in research studies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Should the rate of opioid dose escalation be included as a feature in a cancer pain classification system?
    Sonya S Lowe
    Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:51-7. 2008
    ..Future studies are required to better elucidate the need for opioid dose escalation as a feature of a cancer pain classification system...
  12. doi request reprint Effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions to improve cancer pain management
    Greta G Cummings
    CLEAR Outcomes Research Program, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:915-39. 2011
    ..Although national cancer control policies call for education, effectiveness of such programs is unclear and best practices are not well defined...
  13. ncbi request reprint Edmonton, Canada: a regional model of palliative care development
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, and Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:634-9. 2007
    ..Our program has continued to develop and grow with an ongoing focus on the core areas of clinical care, education, and research...
  14. ncbi request reprint To hydrate or not to hydrate: is that the real question?
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Support Oncol 2:485-7. 2004
  15. ncbi request reprint Thrombosis and anticoagulation in palliative care: an evolving clinical challenge
    Jordanka Kirkova
    Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Care 20:101-4. 2004
    ..We will always need to balance issues of life expectancy, comfort and quality of life, and risk and benefits of anticoagulation, and align these problems with the individual patient, and the family dynamics and desires we encounter...
  16. ncbi request reprint Hydration management in palliative care settings--a survey of experts
    Kathryn Lanuke
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Care 19:278-9. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint The cultural differences in perceived value of disclosure and cognition: Spain and Canada
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Care 19:43-8. 2003
    ..The lack of agreement between patients and families in M is a further significant factor that may complicate communication with patients and families, as well as medical management...
  18. ncbi request reprint Palliation of malignant bowel obstruction using a percutaneous cecostomy
    Sebastian B Howie
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta, Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5H 3V9
    J Pain Symptom Manage 27:282-5. 2004
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  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a data collection tool (TELEform) for palliative care research
    K Hue Quan
    ACB Provincial Palliative Care Research Initiative, Grey Nuts Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Med 6:401-8. 2003
    ..We examined work place suitability, data quality, and effective resource utilization (time and cost) during the data collection tool evaluation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Two remarkable dyspneic men: when should terminal sedation be administered?
    Kathryn Lanuke
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Med 6:277-81. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Twentieth-century social and health-care influences on location of death in Canada
    Donna M Wilson
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 34:141-61. 2002
    ..These findings indicate that location of death is an important focal point for studying and planning improvements in end-of-life care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Canada: palliative care and cancer pain
    Robin L Fainsinger
    Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:173-6. 2002