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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043760/retail-food-environments-shopping-experiences-first-nations-and-the-provincial-norths
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Kristin Burnett, Kelly Skinner, Travis Hay, Joseph LeBlanc, Lori Chambers
INTRODUCTION: This paper looks at the market food environments of First Nations communities located in the provincial Norths by examining the potential retail competition faced by the North West Company (NWC) and by reporting on the grocery shopping experiences of people living in northern Canada. METHODS: We employed two methodological approaches to assess northern retail food environments. First, we mapped food retailers in the North to examine the breadth of retail competition in the provincial Norths, focussing specifically on those communities without year-round road access...
October 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038836/automated-dxa-based-finite-element-analysis-for-hip-fracture-risk-stratification-a-cross-sectional-study
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S Yang, W D Leslie, Y Luo, A L Goertzen, S Ahmed, L M Ward, I Delubac, L M Lix
Fracture risk indices (FRIs) generated from DXA-based finite element analysis were associated with hip fracture independent of FRAX score computed with femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD). Prospective studies are warranted to determine whether FRIs represent an improvement over BMD for predicting incident hip fractures. INTRODUCTION: The study aims to examine the association between prior hip fracture and FRIs derived from automated finite element analysis (FEA) of DXA hip scans. Femoral neck, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric FRIs were calculated as the von Mises stress induced by a sideways fall divided by the bone yield stress over the specified region of interest (ROI)...
October 6, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037573/pharmacists-scope-of-practice-supports-for-canadians-with-diabetes
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Kerry Mansell, Kirsten Edmunds, Lisa Guirguis
OBJECTIVES: The pharmacists' role in Canada has significantly advanced over the past decade, resulting in increasing access to primary care services. This study aimed to characterize pharmacists' expanded scope of practice as it relates to providing services to Canadians with diabetes. METHODS: This environmental scan characterized services that could be useful to Canadians with diabetes in each of the provinces (excluding the territories): immunizations, medication prescribing, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, and medication reviews...
October 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037388/temperature-related-differences-in-mitochondrial-function-among-clones-of-the-cladoceran-daphnia-pulex
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S A Kake-Guena, K Touisse, B E Warren, K Y Scott, F Dufresne, P U Blier, H Lemieux
This study assessed the thermal sensitivity of mitochondrial respiration in the small crustacean Daphnia pulex. More specifically, we wanted to determine if clones that inhabit different latitudes and habitats showed differences in the thermal sensitivity of their mitochondrial function. The experimental design included two clones from temperate environments (Fence from Ontario and Hawrelak from Alberta) and two clones from subarctic environments (A24 from Manitoba and K154 from Quebec). The integrated mitochondrial function was measured with high-resolution respirometry following whole-animal permeabilization...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027708/advancing-prenatal-detection-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-screening-protocol-improves-early-diagnosis-of-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Karen M Letourneau, David Horne, Reeni N Soni, Keith R McDonald, Fern C Karlicki, Randy R Fransoo
OBJECTIVES: Prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) during routine obstetric ultrasound (US) examinations improves postnatal outcomes, but sensitivity is low (<40%). Our objective was to improve our prenatal detection of complex CHD with implementation of a specific screening protocol. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013, 506 consecutive confirmed cases of complex CHD in the province of Manitoba, Canada, were analyzed to compare the sensitivity and positive predictive value of prenatal US detection of complex CHD before and after the introduction of a novel prenatal screening protocol...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025808/learning-the-truth-first-hand-about-reconciliation-community-based-research-and-first-nations-health-in-rural-manitoba
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Sarah de Leeuw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025002/assessing-the-quality-of-administrative-data-for-research-a-framework-from-the-manitoba-centre-for-health-policy
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Mark Smith, Lisa M Lix, Mahmoud Azimaee, Jennifer E Enns, Justine Orr, Say Hong, Leslie L Roos
The growth of administrative data repositories worldwide has spurred the development and application of data quality frameworks to ensure that research analyses based on these data can be used to draw meaningful conclusions. However, the research literature on administrative data quality is sparse, and there is little consensus regarding which dimensions of data quality should be measured. Here we present the core dimensions of the data quality framework developed at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, a world leader in the use of administrative data for research purposes, and provide examples and context for the application of these dimensions to conducting data quality evaluations...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018072/association-between-home-visiting-interventions-and-first-nations-families-health-and-social-outcomes-in-manitoba-canada-protocol-for-a-study-of-linked-population-based-administrative-data
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Marni D Brownell, Nathan C Nickel, Jennifer E Enns, Mariette Chartier, Rhonda Campbell, Wanda Phillips-Beck, Dan Chateau, Elaine Burland, Rob Santos, Alan Katz
INTRODUCTION: First Nations people are descendants of Canada's original inhabitants. In consequence of historical and ongoing structural injustices, many First Nations families struggle with challenging living conditions, including high rates of poverty, poor housing conditions, mental illness and social isolation. These risk factors impede caregivers' abilities to meet their children's basic physical and psychosocial needs. Home visiting programmes were developed to support child developmental health in families facing parenting challenges...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992512/predictors-of-having-a-first-child-taken-into-care-at-birth-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Leslie L Roos, Marni Brownell, Nathan C Nickel, Dan Chateau
The objective of this study is to determine which maternal events and diagnoses in the two years before childbirth are associated with higher risk for having a first child taken into care at birth by child protection services. A population-based retrospective cohort of women whose first child was born in Manitoba, Canada between 2002 and 2012 and lived in the province at least two years before the birth of their first child (n=53,565) was created using linkable administrative data. A logistic regression model determined the adjusted odds ratios (AOR) of having a child taken into care at birth...
October 5, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988194/observational-study-of-the-populations-accessing-rapid-point-of-care-hiv-testing-in-winnipeg-manitoba-canada-through-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-site-records
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James Blain Johnston, Joss N Reimer, John L Wylie, Jared Bullard
OBJECTIVES: HIV point-of-care testing (POCT) has been available in Manitoba since 2008. This study evaluated the effectiveness of POCT at identifying individuals with previously unknown HIV status, its effects on clinical outcomes and the characteristics of the populations reached. METHODS: A retrospective database review was conducted for individuals who received HIV POCT from 2011 to 2014. Time to linkage to care and viral load suppression were compared between individuals who tested positive for HIV using POCT and controls identified as positive through standard screening...
October 7, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983064/maternal-health-and-social-outcomes-after-having-a-child-taken-into-care-population-based-longitudinal-cohort-study-using-linkable-administrative-data
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Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Leslie L Roos, James Bolton, Marni Brownell, Nathan C Nickel, Dan Chateau
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether mothers experience changes to their health and social situation after having a child taken into care by child protection services, then compared these outcomes with those found in mothers whose children were not taken into care. METHODS: The cohort includes mothers whose first child was born in Manitoba between 1 April 1998 and 31 March 2011. Mothers whose children were taken into care after age 2 (n=1591) were compared with a matched group of women whose children were not taken into care (n=1591)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979835/a-comparison-of-best-practices-for-doctoral-training-in-europe-and-north-america
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Joey V Barnett, Robert A Harris, Michael J Mulvany
The PhD degree was established in Berlin 200 years ago and has since spread across the whole world. While there is general agreement that the degree is awarded in recognition of successfully completed research training, there have been significant differences in the way doctoral training programs have developed in particular countries. There is, however, a clear global tendency to follow the programs currently used either in the United States or in Europe. To determine more clearly how US and European PhD programs are both similar and different, we have used a validated questionnaire to analyze biomedical PhD programs in four representative institutions at Vanderbilt University, University of Manitoba, Karolinska Institutet, and Graz Medical University...
October 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977753/the-manitoba-youth-justice-program-empowering-and-supporting-fasd-affected-youth-in-conflict-with-the-law
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Sally Elizabeth Longstaffe, Albert Chudley, Mary Kate Harvie, Teresa Brown, Dan Neault, Trevor John Markesteyn
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) describes a constellation of physical, cognitive, neurologic and behavioral impairments resulting from prenatal exposure to alcohol. FASD is recognized as being one of the largest causes of preventable brain injury in children. There had long been concerns that some youth in conflict with the law may be affected with FASD given repetitive patterns of offending and apparent lack of understanding of consequences of their actions. In 2004 funding was received from Justice Canada for a pilot project with a cross departmental steering committee working together to determine a best way of working across systems to provide FASD assessments to these youth...
October 4, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971850/the-slc2a14-gene-encoding-the-novel-glucose-dehydroascorbate-transporter-glut14-is-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Mandana Amir Shaghaghi, Haonan Zhouyao, Hongbin Tu, Hani El-Gabalawy, Gary H Crow, Mark Levine, Charles N Bernstein, Peter Eck
Background: Variations in intestinal antioxidant membrane transporters are implicated in the initiation and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Facilitated glucose transporter member 14 (GLUT14), encoded by the solute carrier family 2 member 14 (SLC2A14) gene, is a putative transporter for dehydroascorbic acid and glucose. Although information on the gene is limited, shorter and longer GLUT14 isoforms have been identified. We hypothesized that GLUT14 mediates glucose and dehydroascorbic acid uptake...
September 27, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957412/cohort-profile-the-canadian-hiv-women-s-sexual-and-reproductive-health-cohort-study-chiwos
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Mona Loutfy, Alexandra de Pokomandy, V Logan Kennedy, Allison Carter, Nadia O'Brien, Karène Proulx-Boucher, Erin Ding, Johanna Lewis, Valerie Nicholson, Kerrigan Beaver, Saara Greene, Wangari Tharao, Anita Benoit, Danièle Dubuc, Jamie Thomas-Pavanel, Paul Sereda, Shahab Jabbari, Jayson H Shurgold, Guillaume Colley, Robert S Hogg, Angela Kaida
Globally, women are at increased vulnerability to HIV due to biological, social, structural, and political reasons. Women living with HIV also experience unique issues related to their medical and social healthcare, which makes a clinical care model specific to their needs worthy of exploration. Furthermore, there is a dearth of research specific to women living with HIV. Research for this population has often been narrowly focused on pregnancy-related issues without considering their complex structural inequalities, social roles, and healthcare and biological needs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949792/severe-respiratory-illness-of-unexplained-etiology-during-the-2009-influenza-pandemic-analysis-of-clinical-features-and-outcomes
#16
Jennifer Potter, Salaheddin M Mahmud
During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, 99 severe respiratory illness (SRI) cases were reported in Manitoba. The cause of illness was often not established. Many of these cases may have been unidentified pH1N1. We conducted a chart audit of all severe SRI cases and compared their demographic and clinical characteristics to severe pH1N1 cases. 73 of the 170 cases reviewed were confirmed pH1N1, 53 were SRI with an identified cause, and 44 were SRI with no identified cause. Unexplained SRI cases were similar to pH1N1 cases in terms of risk factors, geographic and temporal distribution, clinical presentation and outcomes...
September 26, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948178/snowshoe-hare-virus-causing-meningoencephalitis-in-a-young-adult-from-northern-manitoba-canada
#17
Lawrence Lau, Beverly Wudel, Kamran Kadkhoda, Yoav Keynan
We describe a dramatic presentation of meningoencephalitis, in a young Aboriginal male from Northern Manitoba, due to infection with the Snowshoe hare virus, a member of the California serogroup viruses. Snowshoe hare virus represents a rare cause of meningoencephalitis, and, to date, few Canadian cases have been described in the literature.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935512/analysis-of-short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-surgically-treated-left-sided-infective-endocarditis-a-5-year-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Oksana Marushchak, Holy Cole, Brett Hiebert, Evelyn Lo, Yoav Keynan, James Tam, Nasir Shaikh, Alan H Menkis, Rakesh C Arora, Pallav Shah
This study aims to analyze survival, repeat hospitalization, and risk factors for surgically treated left-sided endocarditis. Retrospective review of all 166 (114 native and 52 prosthetic) patients operated between January 2004 and March 2015 was performed. Long-term survival and repeat hospitalization data for 134 of 166 patients were obtained via linked clinical databases with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. Kaplan-Meier estimates of survival and hospital readmission and Cox multivariable regression analysis of factors influencing outcomes were performed...
August 23, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918696/nature-of-injury-and-risk-of-multiple-claims-among-workers-in-manitoba-health-care
#19
Nelson Ositadimma Oranye
In industrial societies, work-related musculoskeletal disorders are common among workers, frequently resulting in recurrent injuries, work disability, and multiple compensation claims. The risk of idiopathic musculoskeletal injuries is thought to be more than twice the risk of any other health problem among workers in the health care sector. This risk is highly prevalent particularly among workers whose job involves frequent physical tasks, such as patient lifting and transfer. Workers with recurrent occupational injuries are likely to submit multiple work disability claims and progress to long-term disability...
September 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917003/effects-of-obesity-and-diabetes-on-rate-of-bone-density-loss
#20
W D Leslie, S N Morin, S R Majumdar, L M Lix
In this large registry-based study, women with diabetes had marginally greater bone mineral density (BMD) loss at the femoral neck but not at other measurement sites, whereas obesity was not associated with greater BMD loss. Our data do not support the hypothesis that rapid BMD loss explains the increased fracture risk associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity observed in prior studies. INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes and obesity are associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) which may be less protective against fracture than previously assumed...
September 15, 2017: Osteoporosis International
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