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EDITORIAL
Claire Kendall, James Maskalyk, Anita Palepu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426182/use-of-mental-health-care-for-nonpsychotic-conditions-by-immigrants-in-different-admission-classes-and-by-refugees-in-ontario-canada
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Anna Durbin, Elizabeth Lin, Rahim Moineddin, Leah S Steele, Richard H Glazier
BACKGROUND: Most Canadian newcomers are admitted in the economic, family, or refugee class, each of which has its own selection criteria and experiences. Evidence has shown various risks for mental health disorders across admission classes, but the respective service-use patterns for people in these classes are unknown. In this study, we compared service use for nonpsychotic mental health disorders by newcomers in various admission classes with that of long-term residents (i.e., Canadian-born persons or immigrants before 1985) in urban Ontario...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426181/pan-canadian-overpricing-of-medicines-a-6-country-study-of-cost-control-for-generic-medicines
#3
Reed F Beall, Jason W Nickerson, Amir Attaran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426180/comparison-of-sampling-methods-for-hard-to-reach-francophone-populations-yield-and-adequacy-of-advertisement-and-respondent-driven-sampling
#4
Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi, Kathryn M King-Shier, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Richard Musto, Hude Quan
BACKGROUND: Francophones who live outside the primarily French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada, risk being excluded from research by lack of a sampling frame. We examined the adequacy of random sampling, advertising, and respondent-driven sampling for recruitment of francophones for survey research. METHODS: We recruited francophones residing in the city of Calgary, Alberta, through advertising and respondentdriven sampling. These 2 samples were then compared with a random subsample of Calgary francophones derived from the 2006 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426179/modern-medicine-comes-online-how-putting-wikipedia-articles-through-a-medical-journal-s-traditional-process-can-put-free-reliable-information-into-as-many-hands-as-possible
#5
EDITORIAL
James Maskalyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426178/dengue-fever-a-wikipedia-clinical-review
#6
REVIEW
James M Heilman, Jacob De Wolff, Graham M Beards, Brian J Basden
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, which results in bleeding, thrombocytopenia, and leakage of blood plasma, or into dengue shock syndrome, in which dangerously low blood pressure occurs. Treatment of acute dengue fever is supportive, with either oral or intravenous rehydration for mild or moderate disease and use of intravenous fluids and blood transfusion for more severe cases...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426177/universal-coverage-without-universal-access-a-study-of-psychiatrist-supply-and-practice-patterns-in-ontario
#7
Paul Kurdyak, Thérèse A Stukel, David Goldbloom, Alexander Kopp, Brandon M Zagorski, Benoit H Mulsant
BACKGROUND: We studied the relationships among psychiatrist supply, practice patterns, and access to psychiatrists in Ontario Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) with differing levels of psychiatrist supply. METHODS: We analyzed practice patterns of full-time psychiatrists (n = 1379) and postdischarge care to patients who had been admitted to hospital for psychiatric care, according to LHIN psychiatrist supply in 2009. We measured the characteristics of psychiatrists' patient panels, including sociodemographic characteristics, outpatient panel size, number of new patients, inpatient and outpatient visits per psychiatrist, and percentages of psychiatrists seeing fewer than 40 and fewer than 100 unique patients...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426176/elevator-buttons-as-unrecognized-sources-of-bacterial-colonization-in-hospitals
#8
Christopher E Kandel, Andrew E Simor, Donald A Redelmeier
BACKGROUND: Elevators are ubiquitous and active inside hospitals, potentially facilitating bacterial transmission. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of bacterial colonization on elevator buttons in large urban teaching hospitals. METHODS: A total of 120 elevator buttons and 96 toilet surfaces were swabbed over separate intervals at 3 tertiary care hospitals on weekdays and weekends in Toronto, Ontario. For the elevators, swabs were taken from 2 interior buttons (buttons for the ground floor and one randomly selected upper-level floor) and 2 exterior buttons (the "up" button from the ground floor and the "down" button from the upper-level floor)...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426175/medications-for-patients-who-are-lactating-and-breastfeeding-a-decision-tree
#9
Joy Noel-Weiss, Susan Lepine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25426174/the-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-and-public-health-why-we-should-be-concerned
#10
EDITORIAL
Ashley Schram, Ronald Labonte, Kapil Khatter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009687/a-vision-for-cannabis-regulation-a-public-health-approach-based-on-lessons-learned-from-the-regulation-of-alcohol-and-tobacco
#11
Mark Haden, Brian Emerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009686/a-clinician-s-guide-to-the-assessment-and-interpretation-of-noninferiority-trials-for-novel-therapies
#12
REVIEW
Simon J W Oczkowski
A noninferiority trial is designed to demonstrate that an experimental therapy is not worse than an active control. Although noninferiority trials are superficially similar to conventional superiority trials, there are fundamental differences. In particular, aspects of a study that make the therapies appear more similar than they actually are can falsely bias the study toward demonstrating noninferiority. This has important implications for methodologic techniques such as blinding and statistical analysis based on the intention-to-treat principle...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009685/decision-making-about-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-by-cancer-patients-integrative-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
Laura Weeks, Lynda G Balneaves, Charlotte Paterson, Marja Verhoef
BACKGROUND: Patients with cancer consistently report conflict and anxiety when making decisions about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment. To design evidence-informed decision-support strategies, a better understanding is needed of how the decision-making process unfolds for these patients during their experience with cancer. We undertook this study to review the research literature regarding CAM-related decision-making by patients with cancer within the context of treatment, survivorship, and palliation...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009684/health-system-capacity-and-infrastructure-for-adopting-innovations-to-care-for-patients-with-venous-thromboembolic-disease
#14
Danielle A Southern, Jasmine Poole, Alka Patel, Nigel Waters, Louise Pilote, Russell D Hull, William A Ghali
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and treatment for venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) have evolved considerably through diagnostic and therapeutic innovations. Despite their considerable potential for enhancing care, however, the extent to which these innovations are being adopted in usual practice is unknown. We documented the infrastructure available in hospitals and health regions across Canada for provision of optimal diagnosis and therapy for VTE disease. METHODS: Over the period January 2008 through October 2009, we studied health system infrastructure for care of VTE disease in Canada's 10 provinces and 3 territories and all 94 health regions therein...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009683/high-rates-of-hospital-admission-among-older-residents-in-assisted-living-facilities-opportunities-for-intervention-and-impact-on-acute-care
#15
COMPARATIVE STUDY
David B Hogan, Joseph E Amuah, Laurel A Strain, Walter P Wodchis, Andrea Soo, Misha Eliasziw, Andrea Gruneir, Brad Hagen, Gary Teare, Colleen J Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Little is known about health or service use outcomes for residents of Canadian assisted living facilities. Our objectives were to estimate the incidence of admission to hospital over 1 year for residents of designated (i.e., publicly funded) assisted living (DAL) facilities in Alberta, to compare this rate with the rate among residents of long-term care facilities, and to identify individual and facility predictors of hospital admission for DAL residents. METHODS: Participants were 1066 DAL residents (mean age ± standard deviation 84...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009682/travel-acquired-infections-and-illnesses-in-canadians-surveillance-report-from-cantravnet-surveillance-data-2009-2011
#16
Andrea K Boggild, Jennifer Geduld, Michael Libman, Brian J Ward, Anne E McCarthy, Patrick W Doyle, Wayne Ghesquiere, Jean Vincelette, Susan Kuhn, David O Freedman, Kevin C Kain
BACKGROUND: Important knowledge gaps exist in our understanding of migration medicine practice and the impact of pathogens imported by Canadian travellers. We present here a comprehensive, Canada-specific surveillance summary of illness in a cohort of returned Canadian travellers and new immigrants. METHODS: We extracted and analyzed (using standard parametric and nonparametric techniques) data from the Canadian Travel Medicine Network (CanTravNet) database for ill returned Canadian travellers and new immigrants who presented to a Canadian GeoSentinel Surveillance Network site between September 2009 and September 2011...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009681/how-safe-are-new-drugs-market-withdrawal-of-drugs-approved-in-canada-between-1990-and-2009
#17
Joel Lexchin
BACKGROUND: Studying drugs withdrawn from the market for safety reasons can help in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the pre- and post-market safety evaluation systems. This study considered 2 questions: Has there been a change over time in the percentage of new drugs that are eventually withdrawn because of safety reasons? How long are new drugs on the market before their serious safety problems are recognized? METHODS: All drugs approved between 1 January 1990 and 31 December 2009 and subsequently withdrawn for safety reasons (until 1 October 2013) were identified, and the generic name, date of approval, and date of withdrawal were recorded...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009680/the-sunshine-act-commercial-conflicts-of-interest-and-the-limits-of-transparency
#18
Mark Wilson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25009679/gestational-diabetes-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-scoping-review
#19
REVIEW
Cyril Archambault, Roxane Arel, Kristian B Filion
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of incident type 2 diabetes and has deleterious effects on other cardiovascular risk factors. However, the effect of gestational diabetes on the risk of cardiovascular disease remains unclear. We conducted a scoping review of the literature to examine the association between these 2 conditions. METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed and Embase databases for studies examining the association between gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
2014: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25237406/trends-in-hiv-prevalence-new-hiv-diagnoses-and-mortality-among-adults-with-hiv-who-entered-care-in-ontario-1996-1997-to-2009-2010-a-population-based-study
#20
Tony Antoniou, Brandon Zagorski, Ahmed M Bayoumi, Mona R Loutfy, Carol Strike, Janet Raboud, Richard H Glazier
BACKGROUND: Population-based estimates of HIV prevalence, rates of new HIV diagnoses, and mortality rates among persons with HIV who have entered care are needed to optimize health service delivery and to improve the health outcomes of these individuals. However, these data have been lacking for Ontario. METHODS: Using a validated case-finding algorithm and linked administrative health care databases, we conducted a population-based study to determine the prevalence of HIV and rates of new HIV diagnoses among adults aged 18 years or older in Ontario between fiscal year 1996/1997 and fiscal year 2009/2010, as well as all-cause mortality rates among persons with HIV over the same period...
2013: Open Medicine: a Peer-reviewed, Independent, Open-access Journal
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