Sara N Davison

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Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high burden of physical and psychosocial symptoms, poor outcomes, and high costs of care. Current paradigms of care for this highly vulnerable population are variable, prognostic and assessment tools are limited, and quality of care, particularly regarding conservative and palliative care, is(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify four non-cancer populations that might benefit from a palliative approach; and describe and compare the prevalence and patterns of dignity related distress across these diverse clinical populations. DESIGN A prospective, multi-site approach was used. SETTING Outpatient clinics, inpatient facilities or(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Glucose control is a significant predictor of mortality in diabetic peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. During PD, the local toxic effects of intra-peritoneal glucose are well recognized, but despite large amounts of glucose being absorbed, the systemic effects of this in non-diabetic patients are not clear. We sought to clarify(More)
Retrograde tracing with the fluorescent dye, Fast Blue, was used to examine the origin and distribution of neurons whose axons project through the inferior mesenteric ganglion (IMG) of the guinea-pig. These studies were performed by applying the tracer to (a) the rostral cut-end of the hypogastric nerves and (b) the caudal cut-end of the inter-mesenteric(More)
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