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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099772/exploring-the-symbiont-diversity-of-ancient-western-redcedars-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-of-long-lived-hosts
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Monika A Gorzelak, Brian J Pickles, Miranda M Hart
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are globally distributed, monophyletic root symbionts with ancient origins. Their contribution to carbon cycling and nutrient dynamics is ecologically important, given their obligate association with over 70% of vascular plant species. Current understanding of AMF species richness and community structure is based primarily on studies of grasses, herbs, and agricultural crops, typically in disturbed environments. Few studies have considered AMF interactions with long-lived woody perennial species in undisturbed ecosystems...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097071/the-fishing-and-natural-mortality-of-large-piscivorous-bull-trout-and-rainbow-trout-in-kootenay-lake-british-columbia-2008-2013
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Joseph L Thorley, Greg F Andrusak
BACKGROUND: Estimates of fishing and natural mortality are important for understanding, and ultimately managing, commercial and recreational fisheries. High reward tags with fixed station acoustic telemetry provides a promising approach to monitoring mortality rates in large lake recreational fisheries. Kootenay Lake is a large lake which supports an important recreational fishery for large Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2013, 88 large (≥500 mm) Bull Trout and 149 large (≥500 mm) Rainbow Trout were marked with an acoustic transmitter and/or high reward ($100) anchor tags in Kootenay Lake...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095829/a-middle-eastern-journey-of-integrating-interprofessional-education-into-the-healthcare-curriculum-a-swoc-analysis
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Alla El-Awaisi, Kyle John Wilby, Kerry Wilbur, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Ahmed Awaisu, Bridget Paravattil
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional education (IPE) is an emerging concept in the Middle East with a number of health professional degree programs continually striving to meet international accreditation requirements to enhance the quality of education and ensure high standards are maintained. Using the College of Pharmacy at Qatar University (CPH QU) as a model, this article describes the IPE initiatives coordinated through the College's IPE Committee, with representation from fourteen programs at four Healthcare institutions: Qatar University; Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar; the University of Calgary in Qatar; and the College of North Atlantic in Qatar...
January 17, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089984/achieving-consensus-on-total-joint-replacement-trial-outcome-reporting-using-the-omeract-filter-endorsement-of-the-final-core-domain-set-for-total-hip-and-total-knee-replacement-trials-for-endstage-arthritis
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Jasvinder A Singh, Michelle M Dowsey, Michael Dohm, Susan M Goodman, Amye L Leong, Marieke M J H Scholte Voshaar, Peter F Choong
OBJECTIVE: Discussion and endorsement of the OMERACT total joint replacement (TJR) core domain set for total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) for endstage arthritis; and next steps for selection of instruments. METHODS: The OMERACT TJR working group met at the 2016 meeting at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. We summarized the previous systematic reviews, the preliminary OMERACT TJR core domain set and results from previous surveys. We discussed preliminary core domains for TJR clinical trials, made modifications, and identified challenges with domain measurement...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081292/the-utility-of-abbreviated-patient-reported-outcomes-for-predicting-survival-in-early-stage-colorectal-cancer
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Tina Hsu, Caroline H Speers, Hagen F Kennecke, Winson Y Cheung
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly used in clinical settings. Prior research suggests that PROs collected at baseline may be associated with cancer survival, but most of those studies were conducted in patients with breast or lung cancer. The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between prospectively collected PROs and cancer-specific outcomes in patients with early stage colorectal cancer. METHODS: Patients who had newly diagnosed stage II or III colorectal cancer from 2009 to 2010 and had a consultation at the British Columbia Cancer Agency completed the brief Psychosocial Screen for Cancer (PSSCAN) questionnaire, which collects data on patients' perceived social supports, quality of life (QOL), anxiety and depression, and general health...
January 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069082/legislation-for-youth-sport-concussion-in-canada-review-conceptual-framework-and-recommendations
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Kelly Russell, Michael J Ellis, Shannon Bauman, Charles H Tator
In this article, we conduct a review of introduced and enacted youth concussion legislation in Canada and present a conceptual framework and recommendations for future youth sport concussion laws. We conducted online searches of federal, provincial, and territorial legislatures to identify youth concussion bills that were introduced or successfully enacted into law. Internet searches were carried out from July 26 and 27, 2016. Online searches identified six youth concussion bills that were introduced in provincial legislatures, including two in Ontario and Nova Scotia and one each in British Columbia and Quebec...
January 10, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057282/culprit-vessel-versus-multivessel-versus-in-hospital-staged-intervention-for-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction-and-multivessel-disease-stratified-analyses-in-high-risk-patient-groups-and-anatomic%C3%A2-subsets-of-nonculprit-disease
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M Bilal Iqbal, Imad J Nadra, Lillian Ding, Anthony Fung, Eve Aymong, Albert W Chan, Steven Hodge, Anthony Della Siega, Simon D Robinson
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated revascularization strategies for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease. BACKGROUND: In patients with STEMI and multivessel disease, it is unclear whether multivessel intervention (MVI), culprit vessel intervention (CVI) only (CVI-O) or CVI with staged revascularization (CVI-S) is associated with improved outcomes. Whether MVI at primary percutaneous coronary intervention may benefit specific patient groups is unclear...
January 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050654/misalignments-of-purpose-and-power-in-an-early-canadian-interprofessional-education-initiative
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Sarah Whyte, Elise Paradis, Carrie Cartmill, Ayelet Kuper, Heather Boon, Corinne Hart, Saleem Razack, Mandy Pipher, Cynthia R Whitehead
Interprofessional education (IPE) has been widely incorporated into health professional curricula and accreditation standards despite an arguably thin base of evidence regarding its clinical effects, theoretical underpinnings, and social implications. To better understand how and why IPE first took root, but failed to grow, this study examines one of the earliest documented IPE initiatives, which took place at the University of British Columbia between 1960 and 1975. We examined a subset of 110 texts (academic literature, grey literature, and unpublished records) from a larger study that uses Critical Discourse Analysis to trace the emergence of IPE in Canada...
January 3, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050139/report-from-the-17th-annual-western-canadian-gastrointestinal-cancer-consensus-conference-edmonton-alberta-11-12-september-2015
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K E Mulder, S Ahmed, J D Davies, C M Doll, S Dowden, S Gill, V Gordon, P Hebbard, H Lim, A McFadden, J P McGhie, J Park, R Wong
The 17th annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference (wcgccc) was held in Edmonton, Alberta, 11-12 September 2015. The wcgccc is an interactive multidisciplinary conference attended by health care professionals from across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) who are involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists; pathologists; radiologists; and allied health care professionals participated in presentation and discussion sessions for the purposes of developing the recommendations presented here...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049546/job-satisfaction-insights-from-home-support-care-workers-in-three-canadian-jurisdictions
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Dimitra Panagiotoglou, Pamela Fancey, Janice Keefe, Anne Martin-Matthews
This mixed-methods study identified the personal and workplace characteristics that drive the job satisfaction of home support workers (HSWs) providing assistance to elderly clients. Data were based on a standardized measure of job satisfaction, along with in-depth qualitative interviews with 176 home support workers from three Canadian provincial jurisdictions (British Columbia, n = 108; Ontario, n = 28; Nova Scotia, n = 40). We anticipated that variability in demographic profiles between the three groups of workers and different job descriptions would be associated with differences in perceived job satisfaction...
January 4, 2017: Canadian Journal on Aging, la Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040245/the-rising-prevalence-and-incidence-of-gout-in-british-columbia-canada-population-based-trends-from-2000-to-2012
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Sharan K Rai, J Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, Natalie McCormick, Mary A De Vera, Kam Shojania, Eric C Sayre, Hyon K Choi
OBJECTIVES: Gout is increasingly recognized as the most common form of inflammatory arthritis worldwide; however, no Canadian data on the disease burden of gout are available. We estimated the prevalence, incidence, prescription patterns, and comorbidity burden of gout in an entire Canadian province [British Columbia (BC)] over the last decade. METHODS: We utilized PopulationData BC, a province-wide database, to estimate temporal trends in the prevalence and incidence of gout from 2000 to 2012, as well as according to age category...
August 17, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039569/young-adult-cancer-survivors-follow-up-care-expectations-of-oncologists-and-primary-care-physicians
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Kiara Hugh-Yeun, Divjot Kumar, Ali Moghaddamjou, Jenny Y Ruan, Winson Y Cheung
PURPOSE: Young adult cancer survivors face unique challenges associated with their illness. While both oncologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) may be involved in the follow-up care of these cancer survivors, we hypothesized that there is a lack of clarity regarding each physician's roles and responsibilities. METHODS: A self-administered survey was mailed to young adult cancer survivors in British Columbia, Canada, who were aged 20 to 39 years at the time of diagnosis and alive at 2 to 5 years following the diagnosis to capture their expectations of oncologists and PCPs in various important domains of cancer survivorship care...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031950/improving-public-awareness-and-outcomes-for-oral-cancer
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Catherine F Poh
Catherine Poh speaks to G Westcott, Commissioning Editor: Dr. C Poh gained a dental degree from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan and went on to gain her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1997, looking into molecular biology in oral cancer. In addition to her current role an associate professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia, she is a senior clinician scientist at the Integrative Oncology Department of the BC Cancer Agency's Research Centre. She has various other roles, including being active within the Oral Oncology Department at BC Cancer Agency and the Oral Mucosal Disease Program at Vancouver General Hospital...
March 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031474/field-evaluation-of-insecticides-for-control-of-cabbage-maggot-diptera-anthomyiidae-in-rutabaga-in-canada
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W G van Herk, R S Vernon, D R Waterer, J H Tolman, P J Lafontaine, R P Prasad
At the time of this research, there were only two insecticides registered for control of cabbage maggot, Delia radicum L., in rutabaga in Canada, one of which (diazinon) will be deregistered by 2017, and resistance having been reported in some areas for the other (chlorpyrifos). To screen for chemistries to replace these organophosphates, and obtain efficacy data comparable between key vegetable brassica production areas in Canada, four small plot field studies were conducted concurrently in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec in 2009...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031164/improvement-in-5-year-mortality-in-incident-rheumatoid-arthritis-compared-with-the-general-population-closing-the-mortality-gap
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Diane Lacaille, J Antonio Avina-Zubieta, Eric C Sayre, Michal Abrahamowicz
OBJECTIVE: Excess mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is expected to have improved over time, due to improved treatment. Our objective was to evaluate secular 5-year mortality trends in RA relative to general population controls in incident RA cohorts diagnosed in 1996-2000 vs 2001-2006. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study, using administrative health data, of all incident RA cases in British Columbia who first met RA criteria between January 1996 and December 2006, with general population controls matched 1:1 on gender, birth and index years...
December 28, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029609/seeking-control-in-the-midst-of-uncertainty-women-s-experiences-of-choosing-mode-of-birth-after-caesarean
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Sarah Munro, Patricia Janssen, Kitty Corbett, Elizabeth Wilcox, Nick Bansback, Jude Kornelsen
PROBLEM: Clinical practice guidelines indicate that over 80% of women with a previous caesarean should be offered a planned vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), however only one third of eligible women choose to plan a VBAC. To support informed choices for birth after caesarean, it is necessary to understand the factors that influence women's decision-making. AIM: The goal of this study was to explore attitudes towards and experiences with decision-making for mode of delivery after caesarean from the perspectives of Canadian women...
October 28, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029417/paying-for-volume-british-columbia-s-experiment-with-funding-hospitals-based-on-activity
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Jason M Sutherland, Guiping Liu, R Trafford Crump, Michael Law
INTRODUCTION: For decades, Canadian hospitals have been funded using global budgets, a lump sum for providing care irrespective of the volume or mix of patients. In 2010, British Columbia (BC) introduced a controversial, but limited, form of activity-based funding (ABF) for hospitals. This study uses a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the impact of the introduction of ABF funding in the province. METHODS: Our analysis used the population of patient-level acute hospitalization and day surgery discharge summaries from BC's acute hospitals from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2013...
September 24, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028536/engineered-feature-used-to-enhance-gardening-at-a-3800-year-old-site-on-the-pacific-northwest-coast
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Tanja Hoffmann, Natasha Lyons, Debbie Miller, Alejandra Diaz, Amy Homan, Stephanie Huddlestan, Roma Leon
Humans use a variety of deliberate means to modify biologically rich environs in pursuit of resource stability and predictability. Empirical evidence suggests that ancient hunter-gatherer populations engineered ecological niches to enhance the productivity and availability of economically significant resources. An archaeological excavation of a 3800-year-old wetland garden in British Columbia, Canada, provides the first direct evidence of an engineered feature designed to facilitate wild plant food production among mid-to-late Holocene era complex fisher-hunter-gatherers of the Northwest Coast...
December 2016: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028474/cretaceous-origin-of-dogwoods-an-anatomically-preserved-cornus-cornaceae-fruit-from-the-campanian-of-vancouver-island
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Brian A Atkinson, Ruth A Stockey, Gar W Rothwell
BACKGROUND: Cornaceae consists of 58 species, all within the genus Cornus. The Cenozoic record of Cornus is extensive and well documented. Molecular divergence-time studies suggest that crown-group Cornus may have originated by the Late Cretaceous. However, there has been no formal report of Cornus from Cretaceous deposits. Here, we characterize a permineralized fossil fruit assignable to Cornus subg. Cornus from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Shelter Point locality of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026706/patterns-and-trends-in-long-term-opioid-use-for-non-cancer-pain-in-british-columbia-2005-2012
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Kate Smolina, Emilie J Gladstone, Kimberly Rutherford, Steven G Morgan
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to calculate trends in incidence and prevalence rates of long-term opioid use for non-cancer pain, as well as to describe the characteristics of long-term opioid users and their patterns of opioid use. METHODS: We used population-based linked health care and socio-demographic administrative data for British Columbia (BC) between 2005 and 2012. We included individuals who had at least one episode of long-term opioid use during the study period and who were not cancer or palliative care patients...
December 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
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