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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929870/wait-times-in-canada
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Janice Christine MacKinnon
A significant barrier to accessing healthcare in Canada is long waiting lists, which can be linked to the way that Medicare was structured. After significant pressure, provincial governments began to address wait times. An example of a successful strategy to reduce wait times for elective surgery is the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative, which saw wait times in the province change from being among the longest in Canada to the shortest.
July 2017: Healthcare Management Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925914/impact-of-travel-distance-on-access-to-treatment-and-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-prescribed-bevacizumab-plus-chemotherapy
#2
Evan Payette, Sabuj Sarker, Haji Chalchal
INTRODUCTION: Given Saskatchewan's size and low population density outside of city centres, many rural and remote residents have issues accessing regional oncology services. We performed a study to determine whether travel distance to cancer treatment centres affects first-line treatment accessibility and survival in patients with metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients with stage IV metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma collected by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency registry between June 1, 2009, and June 30, 2013...
2017: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914824/use-of-principal-components-analysis-and-kriging-to-predict-groundwater-sourced-rural-drinking-water-quality-in-saskatchewan
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Lianne McLeod, Lalita Bharadwaj, Tasha Epp, Cheryl L Waldner
Groundwater drinking water supply surveillance data were accessed to summarize water quality delivered as public and private water supplies in southern Saskatchewan as part of an exposure assessment for epidemiologic analyses of associations between water quality and type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Arsenic in drinking water has been linked to a variety of chronic diseases and previous studies have identified multiple wells with arsenic above the drinking water standard of 0.01 mg/L; therefore, arsenic concentrations were of specific interest...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914391/sedimentation-and-erosion-in-lake-diefenbaker-canada-solutions-for-shoreline-retreat-monitoring
#4
Amir Sadeghian, Dirk de Boer, Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt
This study looks into sedimentation and erosion rates in Lake Diefenbaker, a prairie reservoir, in Saskatchewan, Canada, which has been in operation since 1968. First, we looked at the historical data in all different formats over the last 70 years, which includes data from more than 20 years before the formation of the lake. The field observations indicate high rates of shoreline erosion, especially in the upstream portion as a potential region for shoreline retreat. Because of the great importance of this waterbody to the province, monitoring sedimentation and erosion rates is necessary for maintaining the quality of water especially after severe floods which are more common due to climate change effects...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910261/where-is-the-outrage-the-abandonment-of-long-established-public-health-travel-clinics-in-saskatchewan
#5
Rudolf A Zimmer
No abstract available.
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906237/exploring-context-and-the-factors-shaping-team-based-primary-healthcare-policies-in-three-canadian-provinces-a-comparative-analysis
#6
Renée Misfeldt, Esther Suter, Sara Mallinson, Omenaa Boakye, Sabrina Wong, Louise Nasmith
This paper discusses findings from a high-level scan of the contextual factors and actors that influenced policies on team-based primary healthcare in three Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The team searched diverse sources (e.g., news reports, press releases, discussion papers) for contextual information relevant to primary healthcare teams. We also conducted qualitative interviews with key health system informants from the three provinces. Data from documents and interviews were analyzed qualitatively using thematic analysis...
August 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885565/tracking-dietary-patterns-over-20-years-from-childhood-through-adolescence-into-young-adulthood-the-saskatchewan-pediatric-bone-mineral-accrual-study
#7
Elham Z Movassagh, Adam D G Baxter-Jones, Saija Kontulainen, Susan J Whiting, Hassanali Vatanparast
Dietary patterns established during adolescence might play a role in adulthood disease. We examined the stability of dietary patterns (DPs) from childhood through adolescence and into young adulthood (from age 8 to 34 years). Data from 130 participants (53 females) of Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study (aged 8-15 years, at baseline) were included. Multiple 24-h recalls were collected annually from 1991 to 1997, 2002 to 2005, and 2010 and 2011. Using principal component analysis, "Vegetarian-style", "Western-like", "High-fat, high-protein", "Mixed", and "Snack" DPs were derived at baseline...
September 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878421/prevalence-of-obesity-in-the-equine-population-of-saskatoon-and-surrounding-area
#8
Hayley R Kosolofski, Sheryl P Gow, Katherine A Robinson
A retrospective study determined the prevalence of obesity and over-conditioning in horses in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Body condition score (BSC) was assessed for 290 horses from the Field Service practice at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The median BSC of horses was 6; however, 59 (20.3%) horses were classified as over-conditioned, and 24 (8.3%) as obese.
September 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870154/projecting-prevalence-costs-and-evaluating-simulated-interventions-for-diabetic-end-stage-renal-disease-in-a-canadian-population-of-aboriginal-and-non-aboriginal-people-an-agent-based-approach
#9
Amy Gao, Nathaniel D Osgood, Ying Jiang, Roland F Dyck
BACKGROUND: Diabetes-related end stage renal disease (DM-ESRD) is a devastating consequence of the type 2 diabetes epidemic, both of which disproportionately affect Indigenous peoples. Projecting case numbers and costs into future decades would help to predict resource requirements, and simulating hypothetical interventions could guide the choice of best practices to mitigate current trends. METHODS: An agent based model (ABM) was built to forecast First Nations and non-First Nations cases of DM-ESRD in Saskatchewan from 1980 to 2025 and to simulate two hypothetical interventions...
September 4, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861214/phylogeography-of-a-migratory-songbird-across-its-canadian-breeding-range-implications-for-conservation-units
#10
Samuel Haché, Erin M Bayne, Marc-André Villard, Heather Proctor, Corey S Davis, Diana Stralberg, Jasmine K Janes, Michael T Hallworth, Kenneth R Foster, Easwaramurthyvasi Chidambara-Vasi, Alexandra A Grossi, Jamieson C Gorrell, Richard Krikun
The objectives of this study were to describe and evaluate potential drivers of genetic structure in Canadian breeding populations of the Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla. We performed genetic analyses on feather samples of individuals from six study sites using nuclear microsatellites. We also assessed species identity and population genetic structure of quill mites (Acariformes, Syringophilidae). For male Ovenbirds breeding in three study sites, we collected light-level geolocator data to document migratory paths and identify the wintering grounds...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774301/an-economic-analysis-of-a-system-wide-lean-approach-cost-estimations-for-the-implementation-of-lean-in-the-saskatchewan-healthcare-system-for-2012-2014
#11
Nazmi Sari, Thomas Rotter, Donna Goodridge, Liz Harrison, Leigh Kinsman
BACKGROUND: The costs of investing in health care reform initiatives to improve quality and safety have been underreported and are often underestimated. This paper reports direct and indirect cost estimates for the initial phase of the province-wide implementation of Lean activities in Saskatchewan, Canada. METHODS: In order to obtain detailed information about each type of Lean event, as well as the total number of corresponding Lean events, we used the Provincial Kaizen Promotion Office (PKPO) Kaizen database...
August 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767540/interprofessional-competency-toolkit-for-internationally-educated-health-professionals-evaluation-and-pilot-testing
#12
Mubashir Arain, Esther Suter, Shelanne Hepp, Shyama Nanayakkara, Elizabeth L Harrison, Grace Mickelson, Lesley Bainbridge, Ruby E Grymonpre
INTRODUCTION: Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) constitute a major health care workforce in Canada. Interprofessional education is particularly important for IEHPs to integrate into the Canadian health care system. We designed an online interprofessional education curriculum for IEHPs. The curriculum is designed to cover the six interprofessional competency domains defined in the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative National Interprofessional Competency Framework...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764120/modelling-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-agricultural-soils-in-canada
#13
Dhananjay Yadav, Junye Wang
Agricultural soils are a leading source of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are major contributors to global climate change. Carbon dioxide (CO2) makes up 20% of the total GHG emitted from agricultural soil. Therefore, an evaluation of CO2 emissions from agricultural soil is necessary in order to make mitigation strategies for environmental efficiency and economic planning possible. However, quantification of CO2 emissions through experimental methods is constrained due to the large time and labour requirements for analysis...
November 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724070/marker-trait-association-analysis-of-iron-and-zinc-concentration-in-lentil-lens-culinaris-medik-seeds
#14
Hamid Khazaei, Rajib Podder, Carolyn T Caron, Shudhangshu S Kundu, Marwan Diapari, Albert Vandenberg, Kirstin E Bett
Lentil ( Medik.) seeds are relatively rich in iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn), making lentil a potential crop to aid in the global battle against human micronutrient deficiency. Understanding the genetic basis for uptake of seed Fe and Zn is required to increase sustainable concentrations of these minerals in seeds. The objectives of this study were to characterize genetic variation in seed Fe and Zn concentration and to identify molecular markers associated with these traits across diverse lentil accessions. A set of 138 cultivated lentil accessions from 34 countries were evaluated in four environments (2 sites × 2 yr) in Saskatchewan, Canada...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716120/advancing-team-based-primary-health-care-a-comparative-analysis-of-policies-in-western-canada
#15
Esther Suter, Sara Mallinson, Renee Misfeldt, Omenaa Boakye, Louise Nasmith, Sabrina T Wong
BACKGROUND: We analyzed and compared primary health care (PHC) policies in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan to understand how they inform the design and implementation of team-based primary health care service delivery. The goal was to develop policy imperatives that can advance team-based PHC in Canada. METHODS: We conducted comparative case studies (n = 3). The policy analysis included: Context review: We reviewed relevant information (2007 to 2014) from databases and websites...
July 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681297/sediment-plume-model-a-comparison-between-use-of-measured-turbidity-data-and-satellite-images-for-model-calibration
#16
Amir Sadeghian, Jeff Hudson, Howard Wheater, Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt
In this study, we built a two-dimensional sediment transport model of Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan, Canada. It was calibrated by using measured turbidity data from stations along the reservoir and satellite images based on a flood event in 2013. In June 2013, there was heavy rainfall for two consecutive days on the frozen and snow-covered ground in the higher elevations of western Alberta, Canada. The runoff from the rainfall and the melted snow caused one of the largest recorded inflows to the headwaters of the South Saskatchewan River and Lake Diefenbaker downstream...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680423/control-of-sulfide-production-in-high-salinity-bakken-shale-oil-reservoirs-by-halophilic-bacteria-reducing-nitrate-to-nitrite
#17
Biwen A An, Yin Shen, Gerrit Voordouw
Microbial communities in shale oil fields are still poorly known. We obtained samples of injection, produced and facility waters from a Bakken shale oil field in Saskatchewan, Canada with a resident temperature of 60°C. The injection water had a lower salinity (0.7 Meq of NaCl) than produced or facility waters (0.6-3.6 Meq of NaCl). Salinities of the latter decreased with time, likely due to injection of low salinity water, which had 15-30 mM sulfate. Batch cultures of field samples showed sulfate-reducing and nitrate-reducing bacteria activities at different salinities (0, 0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679170/evidence-for-substrate-influence-on-artificial-substrate-invertebrate-communities
#18
Iain D Phillips, Kate S Prestie
Cobble baskets are frequently used as a tool to measure differences in benthic macroinvertebrate communities between waterbodies; however, underlying differences in substrate type may influence the resultant colonization of baskets, misrepresenting communities. This study tests the hypothesis that cobble basket placement influences the resulting benthic macroinvertebrate community. Cobble basket arrays (n = 4) were deployed in Dog Lake, Saskatchewan, in 2011 (97 d) and 2012 (95 d) on cobble habitats and soft or sandy substrates ∼100 m apart...
August 1, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677345/assessing-the-impacts-of-saskatchewan-s-minimum-alcohol-pricing-regulations-on-alcohol-related-crime
#19
Tim Stockwell, Jinhui Zhao, Adam Sherk, Russell C Callaghan, Scott Macdonald, Jodi Gatley
INTRODUCTION: Saskatchewan's introduction in April 2010 of minimum prices graded by alcohol strength led to an average minimum price increase of 9.1% per Canadian standard drink (=13.45 g ethanol). This increase was shown to be associated with reduced consumption and switching to lower alcohol content beverages. Police also informally reported marked reductions in night-time alcohol-related crime. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the impacts of changes to Saskatchewan's minimum alcohol-pricing regulations between 2008 and 2012 on selected crime events often related to alcohol use...
July 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662706/prevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-of-chronic-bronchitis-in-first-nations-people
#20
Punam Pahwa, Chandima P Karunanayake, Donna C Rennie, Joshua A Lawson, Vivian R Ramsden, Kathleen McMullin, P Jenny Gardipy, Judy MacDonald, Sylvia Abonyi, Jo-Ann Episkenew, James A Dosman
BACKGROUND: Inadequate housing, low family income, household smoking, personal smoking status, and poor schooling are some of the conditions that have been significantly associated with the prevalence and incidence of chronic bronchitis. The aim of the current study was to determine the prevalence of chronic bronchitis (CB) and associated risk factors among First Nations people. METHODS: An interviewer-administered survey was conducted as part of the First Nations Lung Health Project in 2012 and 2013 with 874 individuals from 406 households in two First Nations communities located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada...
June 29, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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