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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646595/point-of-care-ultrasound-work-flow-innovation-impact-on-documentation-and-billing
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Matthew J Flannigan, Srikar Adhikari
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact that an innovative automated ultrasound (US) work flow, which allows for bedside performance of examination documentation and order placement, has on point-of-care US billing compared to ordering US examinations through an electronic medical record. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of point-of-care US billing data (March 2014-February 2016) for adult and pediatric emergency departments with an emergency medicine residency and a US fellowship...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643286/identifying-primary-care-physicians-continuing-education-needs-by-examining-clinical-practices-attitudes-and-barriers-to-screening-across-multiple-cancers
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Brenna Lynn, Alexandra Hatry, Chloe Burnett, Lisa Kan, Tunde Olatunbosun, Bob Bluman
Population-based cancer screening for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers improves patient outcomes, yet screening rates remain low for some cancers. Despite studies investigating physician perceptions and practices for screening, many have focused on individual cancers and lack primary care physicians' (PCPs) realities around screening for multiple cancers. We surveyed 887 PCPs in British Columbia (BC) to examine practices, beliefs, barriers, and learning needs towards cancer screening across breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, as well as hereditary predisposition to cancer...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643100/perceived-devaluation-and-sti-testing-uptake-among-a-cohort-of-street-involved-youth-in-a-canadian-setting
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Mohammad Karamouzian, Jean Shoveller, Huiru Dong, Mark Gilbert, Thomas Kerr, Kora DeBeck
Perceived devaluation has been shown to have adverse effects on the mental and physical health outcomes of people who use drugs. However, the impact of perceived devaluation on sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing uptake among street-involved youth, who face multiple and intersecting stigmas due to their association with drug use and risky sexual practices, has not been fully characterized. Data were obtained between December 2013 and November 2014 from a cohort of street-involved youth who use illicit drugs aged 14-26 in Vancouver, British Columbia...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637725/filling-the-gaps-in-sards-research-collection-and-linkage-of-administrative-health-data-and-self-reported-survey-data-for-a-general-population-based-cohort-of-individuals-with-and-without-diagnoses-of-systemic-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-sards-from-british
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Natalie McCormick, Kathryn Reimer, Ali Famouri, Carlo A Marra, J Antonio Aviña-Zubieta
PURPOSE: Systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs) are a group of debilitating autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus and related disorders. Assessing the healthcare and economic burden of SARDs has been challenging: while administrative databases can be used to determine healthcare utilisation and costs with minimal selection and recall bias, other health, sociodemographic and economic data have typically been sourced from highly selected, clinic-based cohorts...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629224/-it-s-not-my-business-exploring-heteronormativity-in-young-people-s-discourses-about-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-and-queer-issues-and-their-implications-for-youth-health-and-wellbeing
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Cara Ky Ng, Rebecca J Haines-Saah, Rodney E Knight, Jean A Shoveller, Joy L Johnson
In Canada, the issue of creating safe and inclusive school environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students has been in the spotlight. Several researchers and advocates have pointed out the positive effects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-positive policy frameworks on the health and wellbeing of all young people. In this article, we take a critical approach to analyzing narrative findings from qualitative interviews conducted with youth in three communities in British Columbia, Canada: "the North," Vancouver, and Abbotsford...
June 1, 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629143/nutrients-and-other-environmental-factors-influence-virus-abundances-across-oxic-and-hypoxic-marine-environments
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Jan F Finke, Brian P V Hunt, Christian Winter, Eddy C Carmack, Curtis A Suttle
Virus particles are highly abundant in seawater and, on average, outnumber microbial cells approximately 10-fold at the surface and 16-fold in deeper waters; yet, this relationship varies across environments. Here, we examine the influence of a suite of environmental variables, including nutrient concentrations, salinity and temperature, on the relationship between the abundances of viruses and prokaryotes over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales, including along a track from the Northwest Atlantic to the Northeast Pacific via the Arctic Ocean, and in the coastal waters of British Columbia, Canada...
June 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628387/a-questionnaire-based-study-on-the-perceptions-of-canadian-seniors-about-cognitive-social-and-psychological-benefits-of-digital-games
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Emmanuel Duplàa, David Kaufman, Louise Sauvé, Lise Renaud
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the perceptions of seniors who play digital games on the potential benefits of these games and on the factors associated with these perceptions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed and administered a questionnaire to a sample of 590 Canadian seniors in British Columbia and Quebec that addressed demographics, digital game practices, and perceived benefits. RESULTS: Results of administering the questionnaire showed that cognitive benefits were reported more frequently than social or psychological benefits...
June 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627495/disease-and-mortality-among-yesso-scallops-patinopecten-yessoensis-putatively-caused-by-infection-with-francisella-halioticida
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Gary R Meyer, Geoffrey J Lowe, Scott R Gilmore, Susan M Bower
During the fall of 2015, up to 40% mortality occurred in juvenile Yesso scallops Patinopecten yessoensis at an aquaculture site in Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Macroscopic lesions were present in 11% of the scallops, and histopathology consisting of multifocal and diffuse haemocyte infiltration was observed in 44% of the specimens examined. Histologically, small Gram-negative intracellular bacteria-like particles were observed within necrotic haemocytes of the lesions, suggesting a bacterial aetiology...
June 19, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625618/low-incidence-of-plastics-in-food-loads-delivered-to-nestlings-by-a-zooplanktivorous-seabird-over-a-21-year-period
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J M Hipfner, K R Studholme, M Galbraith
We quantified the amount of plastic found in food loads delivered to nestlings in Cassin's Auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus), a small, zooplanktivorous seabird, on Triangle Island, British Columbia, in 1996-2016. The density of plastic in surrounding waters is moderately high, yet few food loads contained any plastic (3 of 850), and none more than two pieces. That result accords well with previous observations on the other four North Pacific auklets (Aethia spp.), leading us to conclude that true auklets rarely transfer plastic to nestlings...
June 15, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622993/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-traditionally-harvested-bivalves-in-northern-british-columbia-canada
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Kim-Ly Thompson, Chris R Picard, Hing Man Chan
Butter clams, blue mussels, and Nuttall's cockle are important traditional food of the Gitga'at First Nation in Canada. Samples were collected and analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) from the Gitga'at harvest sites from 2006 to 2015 to: 1) establish baseline conditions; 2) determine the likely source; 3) understand species specific response to spills; and 4) evaluate health risk associated with consumption. Baseline lipid normalized-total PAH in mussels was 2.36 (±2.86, 95%CI) μg/g in mussels, 3...
June 13, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621661/prevalence-of-non-food-allergies-among-british-columbia-residents-from-different-countries-of-origin
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Angela Randall, Jane A Buxton, Reza Afshari
No abstract available.
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621653/increased-mortality-among-indigenous-persons-in-a-multisite-cohort-of-people-living-with-hiv-in-canada
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Anita C Benoit, Jaime Younger, Kerrigan Beaver, Randy Jackson, Mona Loutfy, Renée Masching, Tony Nobis, Earl Nowgesic, Doe O'Brien-Teengs, Wanda Whitebird, Art Zoccole, Mark Hull, Denise Jaworsky, Elizabeth Benson, Anita Rachlis, Sean B Rourke, Ann N Burchell, Curtis Cooper, Robert S Hogg, Marina B Klein, Nima Machouf, Julio S G Montaner, Chris Tsoukas, Janet Raboud
OBJECTIVE: Compare all-cause mortality between Indigenous participants and participants of other ethnicities living with HIV initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in an interprovincial multi-site cohort. METHODS: The Canadian Observational Cohort is a collaboration of 8 cohorts of treatment-naïve persons with HIV initiating cART after January 1, 2000. Participants were followed from the cART initiation date until death or last viral load (VL) test date on or before December 31, 2012...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621454/adult-males-with-haemophilia-have-a-different-macrovascular-and-microvascular-endothelial-function-profile-compared-with-healthy-controls
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H Sun, M Yang, M Fung, S Chan, M Jawi, T Anderson, M-C Poon, S Jackson
INTRODUCTION: Endothelial function has been identified as an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk in the general population. It is unclear if the haemophilia population has a different endothelial function profile compared to the healthy population. AIM: This prospective study aims to assess if there is a difference in endothelial function between haemophilia patients and healthy controls, and the impact of endothelial function on vascular outcomes in the haemophilia population...
June 16, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617976/atopic-dermatitis-and-risk-of-hypertension-type-2-diabetes-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke-in-a-cross-sectional-analysis-from-the-canadian-partnership-for-tomorrow-project
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A M Drucker, A A Qureshi, T J B Dummer, L Parker, W-Q Li
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) has been associated with cardiovascular risk factors and diseases, but epidemiologic studies to date have found conflicting results. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the associations of AD with hypertension, type-2 diabetes (T2D), myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project which includes Canadian residents aged 30-74 living in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces...
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615153/-click-for-closer-care-a-content-analysis-of-community-pharmacy-websites-in-four-countries
#15
Sandra Zwier
BACKGROUND: Combinations of professional and commercial communication are typically very controversial, particularly in health care communication on the Internet. Websites of licensed community pharmacies on the other hand tend to raise remarkably little controversy, although they typically contain controversial combinations of clinical and commercial services previously unprecedented in professional health care communication. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to fill the void of knowledge about the combination of clinical and commercial services presented on the websites of licensed community pharmacies...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612214/factors-associated-with-mood-disorder-diagnosis-among-a-population-based-cohort-of-men-and-women-living-with-and-without-hiv-in-british-columbia-between-1998-and-2012
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Kalysha Closson, Chuck Osborne, Danielle M Smith, Sarah Kesselring, Oghenowede Eyawo, Kiffer Card, Paul Sereda, Shahab Jabbari, Conrado Franco-Villalobos, Tareq Ahmed, Karyn Gabler, Thomas Patterson, Mark Hull, Julio S G Montaner, Robert S Hogg
Using data from the Comparison of Outcomes and Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study we examined factors associated with mood disorder diagnosis (MDD) among people living with HIV (PLHIV) and HIV-negative individuals in British Columbia, Canada. MDD cases were identified between 1998 and 2012 using International Classification of Disease 9 and 10 codes. A total of 491,796 individuals were included and 1552 (23.7%) and 60,097 (12.4%) cases of MDD were identified among the HIV-positive and HIV-negative populations, respectively...
June 13, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605308/prevalence-of-heavy-alcohol-use-among-people-receiving-methadone-following-change-to-methadose
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Jan Klimas, Evan Wood, Ekaterina Nosova, M-J Milloy, Thomas Kerr, Kanna Hayashi
BACKGROUND: A recent switch in methadone formulation from methadone (1 mg/mL) to Methadose (10 mg/mL) in British Columbia (BC), Canada, was associated with increased reports of opioid withdrawal and increases in illicit opioid use. Impacts on other forms of drug use have not been assessed. Since alcohol use is common among people receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), we assessed if switch was associated with increased prevalence of heavy alcohol use. METHODS: Drawing on data from two open prospective cohort studies of people who inject drugs in Vancouver, BC, generalized estimating equations (GEE) model examined relationship between methadone formulation change and heavy alcohol use, defined by National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)...
June 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602413/the-use-of-hormone-therapy-alone-versus-hormone-therapy-and-radiation-therapy-for-breast-cancer-in-elderly-women-a-population-based-study
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Alan M Nichol, Elisa K Chan, Sarah Lucas, Sally L Smith, Lovedeep Gondara, Caroline Speers, Scott Tyldesley
PURPOSE: The Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 9343 trial randomized elderly women with estrogen receptor-positive, stage 1 breast cancer to receive either hormone therapy (HT) or HT and radiation therapy (HT-RT) after lumpectomy and showed no difference in survival. After this publication, a practice guideline made HT alone a standard treatment option in British Columbia. The subsequent population-based pattern of practice was studied. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All women aged 70 to 79 years, referred after lumpectomy from 1999 to 2009, with stage 1, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer were identified...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600882/the-impacts-of-minimum-alcohol-pricing-on-alcohol-attributable-morbidity-in-regions-of-british-colombia-canada-with-low-medium-and-high-mean-family-income
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Jinhui Zhao, Tim Stockwell
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Previous research indicates that minimum alcohol pricing (MAP) is negatively associated with alcohol attributable (AA) hospitalizations. Modeling studies predict this association will be stronger for people on lower incomes. The objective of this study was to test whether the association between MAP and AA hospitalizations is greater in low income regions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional versus time-series analysis using multivariate multilevel effect models...
June 10, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598269/cancer-mortality-in-yukon-1999-2013-elevated-mortality-rates-and-a-unique-cancer-profile
#20
Jonathan Simkin, Ryan Woods, Catherine Elliott
BACKGROUND: Although cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, cancer in the North has been incompletely described. OBJECTIVE: To determine cancer mortality rates in the Yukon Territory, compare them with Canadian rates, and identify major causes of cancer mortality. DESIGN: The Yukon Vital Statistics Registry provided all cancer deaths for Yukon residents between 1999-2013. Age-standardised mortality rates (ASMRs) were calculated using direct standardisation and compared with Canadian rates...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
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