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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228138/current-management-practices-for-patients-presenting-with-low-back-pain-to-a-large-emergency-department-in-canada
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Matthew L Nunn, Jill A Hayden, Kirk Magee
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of disability. Presentations to the emergency department (ED) are common and consume significant healthcare resources. However, treatment of patients with LBP is variable and highly physician dependent. Our study objective was to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients presenting to the ED with LBP, the diagnostic strategies employed by ED physicians, and the subsequent management. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study using clinical and electronic health data at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Center's Charles V...
February 23, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225049/prevalence-and-predictors-of-weight-change-post-discharge-from-hospital-a-study-of-the-canadian-malnutrition-task-force
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H Keller, M Laporte, H Payette, J Allard, P Bernier, D Duerksen, L Gramlich, K Jeejeebhoy
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Little is known about factors associated with weight change post discharge from hospital; yet poor nutritional status in the transition from hospital to community can result in readmission. This exploratory study aimed to determine the factors associated with weight change 30 days post discharge defined as weight gain (WG; 5+ pounds), weight loss (WL; 5+pounds) or weight stable (WS). SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 922 medical or surgical patients were recruited from 16 acute care hospitals in 8 Canadian provinces...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220215/postpartum-depression-risk-factors-among-recent-refugee-asylum-seeking-non-refugee-immigrant-and-canadian-born-women-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Cindy-Lee Dennis, Lisa Merry, Anita J Gagnon
PURPOSE: The objective was to examine and compare risk factors for postpartum depression among: (1) recent (≤5 years) migrant and Canadian-born women, and (2) refugee, asylum-seeking, and non-refugee immigrant women. METHODS: A sample of 1536 women (1024 migrant and 512 Canadian-born) were recruited from 12 hospitals. Women completed questionnaires at 1-2 and 16 weeks postpartum including questions on socio-demographics, biomedical history, health services, and migration and resettlement factors...
February 20, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214449/-they-treated-me-like-crap-and-i-know-it-was-because-i-was-native-the-healthcare-experiences-of-aboriginal-peoples-living-in-vancouver-s-inner-city
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Ashley Goodman, Kim Fleming, Nicole Markwick, Tracey Morrison, Louise Lagimodiere, Thomas Kerr
There is growing evidence that Aboriginal peoples often experience healthcare inequalities due to racism. However, research exploring the healthcare experiences of Aboriginal peoples who use illicit substances is limited, and research rarely accounts for how multiple accounts of stigma intersect and contribute to the experiences of marginalized populations. Our research aimed to explore the healthcare experiences of Aboriginal peoples who use illicit drugs and or illicit alcohol (APWUID/A) living in Vancouver's inner city...
January 26, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212686/validity-of-a-simplified-screening-instrument-for-assessing-overweight-children-in-a-dental-setting-a-cross-sectional-study
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Amir Azarpazhooh, Anoushe Sekhavat, Michael J Sigal
BACKGROUND: Obesity, with its rising prevalence among Canadians and its estimated cost of $2 billion annually in Canada, is no longer considered a cosmetic issue, but a major health issue that imposes a great burden on the healthcare system and economy. This cross sectional study aims to evaluate the feasibility of identifying the weight status of 6 to 11 year-old children in a university dental clinic using a simplified overweight screening instrument. METHODS: One hundred sixty eight healthy children were enrolled...
February 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196524/financial-barriers-and-adverse-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-with-cardiovascular-related-chronic-diseases-a-cohort-study
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David J T Campbell, Braden J Manns, Robert G Weaver, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Kathryn M King-Shier, Claudia Sanmartin
BACKGROUND: Some patients with cardiovascular-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease report financial barriers to achieving optimal health. Previous surveys report that the perception of having a financial barrier is associated with self-reported adverse clinical outcomes. We sought to confirm these findings using linked survey and administrative data to determine, among patients with cardiovascular-related chronic diseases, if there is an association between perceived financial barriers and the outcomes of: (1) disease-related hospitalizations, (2) all-cause mortality and (3) inpatient healthcare costs...
February 15, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188606/costs-of-productivity-loss-due-to-occupational-cancer-in-canada-estimation-using-claims-data-from-workers-compensation-boards
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W Dominika Wranik, Adam Muir, Min Hu
INTRODUCTION: Cancer is a leading cause of illness globally, yet our understanding of the financial implications of cancer caused by working conditions and environments is limited. The goal of this study is to estimate the costs of productivity losses due to occupational cancer in Canada, and to evaluate the factors associated with these costs. METHODS: Two sources of data are used: (i) Individual level administrative claims data from the Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia; and (ii) provincial aggregated cancer claims statistics from the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada...
December 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186951/incentives-and-disincentives-for-treating-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-ontario-family-health-teams-protocol-for-a-grounded-theory-study
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Rachelle Ashcroft, Matthew Menear, Jose Silveira, Simone Dahrouge, Kwame McKenzie
INTRODUCTION: There is strong consensus that prevention and management of common mental disorders (CMDs) should occur in primary care and evidence suggests that treatment of CMDs in these settings can be effective. New interprofessional team-based models of primary care have emerged that are intended to address problems of quality and access to mental health services, yet many people continue to struggle to access care for CMDs in these settings. Insufficient attention directed towards the incentives and disincentives that influence care for CMDs in primary care, and especially in interprofessional team-based settings, may have resulted in missed opportunities to improve care quality and control healthcare costs...
November 14, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186936/narrowing-mortality-gap-between-men-and-women-over-two-decades-a-registry-based-study-in-ontario-canada
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Laura C Rosella, Andrew Calzavara, John W Frank, Tiffany Fitzpatrick, Peter D Donnelly, David Henry
BACKGROUND: Historically, women have lower all-cause mortality than men. It is less understood that sex differences have been converging, particularly among certain subgroups and causes. This has implications for public health and health system planning. Our objective was to analyse contemporary sex differences over a 20-year period. METHODS: We analysed data from a population-based death registry, the Ontario Registrar's General Death file, which includes all deaths recorded in Canada's most populous province, from 1992 to 2012 (N=1 710 080 deaths)...
November 14, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186825/balancing-safety-and-harm-for-older-adults-with-dementia-in-rural-emergency-departments-healthcare-professionals-perspectives
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Kathleen F Hunter, Belinda Parke, Maureen Babb, Dorothy Forbes, Laurel Strain
INTRODUCTION: The emergency department (ED) is a potentially harmful environment for older adults with dementia, and rural EDs face unique challenges in providing care to this population. The purpose of this study was to understand safety and harm in rural ED transitional care for community dwelling older adults with dementia from the perspective of healthcare professionals (HCPs). METHODS: An interpretive, descriptive exploratory design from a social ecological perspective was used...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186484/visible-minority-nurses-and-vertical-mobility-in-hospitals
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Naima Bouabdillah, Dave Holmes, Jocelyne Tourigny
Canada has experienced a significant change in its ethnic and cultural composition in recent decades. The sustained immigration from non-European countries has given rise to new generation of visible minorities. This new trend is clearly reflected in healthcare institutions. However, the number of visible minority nurses (VMN) is particularly low in management positions. This research adopting critical ethnography and postcolonial approach focuses on the career paths of VMN in Canadian healthcare institutions...
1, 2016: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177787/-i-i-sporicidal-efficacy-of-thermal-sprayed-copper-alloy-coating
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Romina Shafaghi, Javad Mostaghimi, Valerian Pershin, Maurice Ringuette
Approximately 200,000 Canadians acquire healthcare-associated bacterial infections each year and several-fold more acquire food-borne bacterial illnesses.  Bacterial spores are particularly problematic as they survive several months on surfaces.  Due to its sporicidal activity, copper sheet metal is sometimes used in hospital settings but widespread use is limited by cost and incompatibility with complex furniture/instrument design and topographies.  A potential alternative is the use of thermal spray technology to coat surfaces with copper alloys...
January 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166804/addressing-the-gaps-in-diabetes-care-in-first-nations-communities-with-the-reorganizing-the-approach-to-diabetes-through-the-application-of-registries-radar-the-project-protocol
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Dean T Eurich, Sumit R Majumdar, Lisa A Wozniak, Allison Soprovich, Kari Meneen, Jeffrey A Johnson, Salim Samanani
BACKGROUND: Type-2 diabetes rates in First Nations communities are 3-5 times higher than the general Canadian population, resulting in a high burden of disease, complications and comorbidity. Limited community nursing capacity, isolated environments and a lack of electronic health records (EHR)/registries lead to a reactive, disorganized approach to diabetes care for many First Nations people. The Reorganizing the Approach to Diabetes through the Application of Registries (RADAR) project was developed in alignments with federal calls for innovative, culturally relevant, community-specific programs for people with type-2 diabetes developed and delivered in partnership with target communities...
February 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163777/hospitalization-cost-of-conventional-psychiatric-care-compared-to-broad-spectrum-micronutrient-treatment-literature-review-and-case-study-of-adult-psychosis
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Bonnie J Kaplan, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Jeffrey S Hoch
BACKGROUND: Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, with mental health treatment amongst the most expensive, especially when hospitalization is involved. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five Canadians is living with a mental disorder in any given year, at an annual cost of $50 billion. In light of this societal burden, alternative approaches are being evaluated, such as brief psychotherapy by phone, peer support, and, as part of the emerging field of nutritional mental health, treatment with micronutrients (minerals and vitamins)...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160409/developing-a-charge-syndrome-checklist-health-supervision-across-the-lifespan-from-head-to-toe
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Carrie-Lee Trider, Angela Arra-Robar, Conny van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Kim Blake
Health supervision and management considerations for individuals with CHARGE syndrome are often complex, and a comprehensive approach is essential. The Atlantic Canadian CHARGE syndrome team developed a checklist organized by body system and age to aid healthcare providers in their approach to the ongoing care of these individuals. The checklist was evaluated qualitatively using a modified Delphi method with widespread consultation from expert healthcare practitioners, parents, and individuals with CHARGE syndrome...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143412/managing-multiple-chronic-conditions-in-the-community-a-canadian-qualitative-study-of-the-experiences-of-older-adults-family-caregivers-and-healthcare-providers
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Jenny Ploeg, Nancy Matthew-Maich, Kimberly Fraser, Sinéad Dufour, Carrie McAiney, Sharon Kaasalainen, Maureen Markle-Reid, Ross Upshur, Laura Cleghorn, Anna Emili
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) among older persons is increasing worldwide and is associated with poor health status and high rates of healthcare utilization and costs. Current health and social services are not addressing the complex needs of this group or their family caregivers. A better understanding of the experience of MCC from multiple perspectives is needed to improve the approach to care for this vulnerable group. However, the experience of MCC has not been explored with a broad sample of community-living older adults, family caregivers and healthcare providers...
January 31, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139408/british-columbian-healthcare-providers-perspectives-on-facilitators-and-barriers-to-adhering-to-pediatric-diabetes-treatment-guidelines
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Bonnie McIntosh, Karine Khatchadourian, Shazhan Amed
OBJECTIVES: There are few studies exploring why adherence to clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of childhood type 1 diabetes is suboptimal. Our objective was to describe healthcare providers' perspectives on the facilitators of and barriers to adhering to pediatric diabetes treatment guidelines. METHODS: We fielded an electronic survey to 260 pediatric diabetes healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, dietitians) in British Columbia, Canada, followed by qualitative interviews with a purposeful sample (N=15) of physicians and allied healthcare providers...
January 27, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137929/healthy-canadian-adolescents-perspectives-of-cancer-using-metaphors-a-qualitative-study
#18
Roberta Lynn Woodgate, David Shiyokha Busolo
OBJECTIVES: Cancer has been described using metaphors for over 4 decades. However, little is known about healthy adolescents' perspectives of cancer using metaphors. This paper reports on findings specific to adolescents' perspectives of cancer using metaphors. The findings emerged from a qualitative ethnographic study that sought to understand Canadian adolescents' conceptualisation of cancer and cancer prevention. DESIGN: To arrive at a detailed description, data were obtained using individual interviews, focus groups and photovoice...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132014/obstetrical-brachial-plexus-injury-obpi-canada-s-national-clinical-practice-guideline
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Christopher J Coroneos, Sophocles H Voineskos, Marie K Christakis, Achilleas Thoma, James R Bain, Melissa C Brouwers
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to establish an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the primary management of obstetrical brachial plexus injury (OBPI). This clinical practice guideline addresses 4 existing gaps: (1) historic poor use of evidence, (2) timing of referral to multidisciplinary care, (3) Indications and timing of operative nerve repair and (4) distribution of expertise. SETTING: The guideline is intended for all healthcare providers treating infants and children, and all specialists treating upper extremity injuries...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124827/examination-of-cultural-competence-in-service-providers-in-an-early-intervention-programme-for-psychosis-in-montreal-quebec-perspectives-of-service-users-and-treatment-providers
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Shruthi Venkataraman, Gerald Jordan, Megan A Pope, Srividya N Iyer
AIM: To better understand cultural competence in early intervention for psychosis, we compared service users' and service providers' perceptions of the importance of providers being culturally competent and attentive to aspects of culture. METHODS: At a Canadian early intervention programme, a validated scale was adapted to assess service user (N = 51) and provider (N = 30) perceptions of service providers' cultural competence and the importance accorded thereto...
January 26, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
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