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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930035/calgary-edmonton-and-the-university-of-alberta-the-extraordinary-medical-mobilization-by-canada-s-newest-province
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Mark P Da Cambra, Vivian C McAlister
The Canadian contribution of medical services to the British Empire during the First World War was a national endeavour. Physicians from across the country enlisted in local regiments to join. No other region provided more physicians per capita than the newly formed province of Alberta. Largely organized through the Medical School of the University of Alberta, the No. 11 Canadian Field Ambulance out of Edmonton and the No. 8 Canadian Field Ambulance out of Calgary ultimately enlisted between one-third and half of the province's doctors to the war campaign...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929436/endogenous-sex-hormone-exposure-and-repetitive-element-dna-methylation-in-healthy-postmenopausal-women
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Devon J Boyne, Christine M Friedenreich, John B McIntyre, Frank Z Stanczyk, Kerry S Courneya, Will D King
PURPOSE: Epigenetic mechanisms may help to explain the complex and heterogeneous relation between sex hormones and cancer. Few studies have investigated the effects of sex hormones on epigenetic markers related to cancer risk such as levels of methylation within repetitive DNA elements. Our objective was to describe the association between endogenous sex hormone exposure and levels of LINE-1 and Alu methylation in healthy postmenopausal women. METHODS: We nested a cross-sectional study within the Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (2003-2006)...
September 19, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927312/-now-what-perceived-factors-influencing-knowledge-exchange-in-school-health-research
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Kristin M Brown, Susan J Elliott, Jennifer Robertson-Wilson, Michelle M Vine, Scott T Leatherdale
Increasing the uptake of school health research into practice is pivotal for improving adolescent health. COMPASS, a longitudinal study of Ontario and Alberta secondary students and schools (2012-2021), used a knowledge exchange process to enhance schools' use of research findings. Schools received annual summaries of their students' health behaviors and suggestions for action and were linked with a knowledge broker to support them in making changes to improve student health. The current research explored factors that influenced COMPASS knowledge exchange activities...
September 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926520/kim-solez-edmonton-alberta-canada-banff-a-unique-start-setting-standards-for-consensus-conferences
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Kim Solez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923643/feasibility-of-lung-transplantation-from-donation-after-circulatory-death-donors-following-portable-ex%C3%A2-vivo-lung-perfusion-a-pilot-study
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J G Y Luc, K Jackson, J G Weinkauf, D H Freed, J Nagendran
BACKGROUND: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) has the potential to significantly alleviate the shortage of transplantable lungs. We report our initial experience with the use of portable ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) with the Organ Care System Lung device for evaluation of DCD lungs. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the DCD lung transplantation (LTx) experience at a single institution through the use of a prospective database. RESULTS: From 2011 to 2015, 208 LTx were performed at the University of Alberta, of which 11 were DCD LTx with 7 (64%) that underwent portable EVLP...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923185/sleep-duration-trends-and-trajectories-among-youth-in-the-compass-study
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Karen A Patte, Wei Qian, Scott T Leatherdale
OBJECTIVES: Limited Canadian studies have examined youth sleep over time. This study explored sleep duration over recent years among youth, patterns over the course of secondary school, and subgroups at greater risk of sleep deprivation and problematic trajectories. DESIGN: Longitudinal survey. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING: Secondary school students in Ontario and Alberta, Canada. MEASURES AND ANALYSES: In cross-sectional analyses, student-reported sleep duration was analyzed in three waves of the COMPASS study (Y2: 2013/2014, Y3: 2014/2015, Y4: 2015/2016), and differences by student-level (race/ethnicity, grade, sex) and school-level (urbanicity, median household income) variables were tested in the most recent wave...
October 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922263/prospective-side-by-side-comparison-of-outcomes-and-complications-with-a-simple-versus-intensive-anticoagulation-monitoring-strategy-in-pediatric-extracorporeal-life-support-patients
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Jane S Yu, Ryan P Barbaro, Donald A Granoski, Mary E Bauman, M Patricia Massicotte, Laurance L Lequier, Gail M Annich, Lindsay M Ryerson
OBJECTIVES: A continuous infusion of unfractionated heparin is the most common anticoagulant used for pediatric patients on extracorporeal life support. The objective of this study was to compare extracorporeal life support complications and outcomes between two large-volume pediatric extracorporeal life support centers that use different anticoagulation strategies. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: The University of Michigan used simple anticoagulation monitoring, whereas the University of Alberta used an intensive anticoagulation monitoring strategy...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919314/24-hour-alberta-stroke-program-early-ct-score-assessment-in-post-stroke-spasticity-development-in-patients-with-a-first-documented-anterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke
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Ondrej Volny, Maria Justanova, Petra Cimflova, Linda Kasickova, Ivana Svobodova, Jan Muzik, Martin Bares
BACKGROUND: Neuroanatomic substrates responsible for development of post-stroke spasticity are still poorly understood. The study is focused on identification of brain regions within the territory of the middle cerebral artery associated with spasticity development. METHODS: This is a single-center prospective cohort study of first documented anterior circulation ischemic strokes with a neurologic deficit lasting >7 days (from March 2014 to September 2016, all patients are involved in a registry)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919244/does-synaesthesia-age-changes-in-the-quality-and-consistency-of-synaesthetic-associations
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Julia Simner, Alberta Ipser, Rebecca Smees, James Alvarez
Developmental grapheme-colour synaesthesia is a rare condition in which colours become automatically paired with letters or digits in the minds of certain individuals during childhood, and remain paired into adulthood. Although synaesthesia is well understood in younger adults almost nothing is known about synaesthesia in aging. We present the first evidence that aging desaturates synaesthetic colours in the minds of older synaesthetes, and we show for the first time that aging affects the key diagnostic measure of synaesthesia (consistency of colours over time)...
September 14, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916332/assessing-the-use-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-the-united-states-by-non-united-states-residents
#10
Aaron D Levine, Sheree L Boulet, Roberta M Berry, Denise J Jamieson, Hillary B Alberta-Sherer, Dmitry M Kissin
OBJECTIVE: To study cross-border reproductive care (CBRC) by assessing the frequency and nature of assisted reproductive technology (ART) care that non-U.S. residents receive in the United States. DESIGN: Retrospective study of ART cycles reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National ART Surveillance System (NASS) from 2006 to 2013. SETTING: Private and academic ART clinics. PATIENT(S): Patients who participated in ART cycles in the United States from 2006 to 2013...
August 31, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916125/inter-institutional-variation-in-use-of-caesarean-delivery-for-labour-dystocia
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Corinne A Riddell, Jennifer A Hutcheon, Erin C Strumpf, Haim A Abenhaim, Jay S Kaufman
OBJECTIVE: To establish the degree of variation across hospitals in the use of Caesarean delivery for the indication of labour dystocia before and after accounting for maternal, fetal, and hospital characteristics. METHODS: This study was a retrospective, population-based cohort study of nulliparous women delivering term singletons in cephalic position following labour. Delivery visits were extracted from three provincial perinatal registries in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, from 2008-2012...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915161/unenhanced-dual-energy-computed-tomography-visualization-of-brain-edema
#12
Mohammed F Mohammed, Olivia Marais, Adam Min, David Ferguson, Sabeena Jalakhan, Faisal Khosa, Michael OʼKeeffe, Tim OʼConnell, Heiko Schmiedeskamp, Bernhard Krauss, Axel Rohr, Savvas Nicolaou
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) imaging is superior to conventional noncontrast computed tomography (CT) imaging for the detection of acute ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study of 40 patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) of a major, acute care, teaching center with signs and symptoms of acute stroke. Only those patients who presented to the ED within 4 hours of symptom onset were included in this study...
September 14, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912198/frequency-of-low-value-care-in-alberta-canada-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Finlay A McAlister, Meng Lin, Jeff Bakal, Stafford Dean
OBJECTIVE: To determine how frequently 10 low-value services highlighted by Choosing Wisely are done and what factors influence their provision. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using routinely collected health data from five linked data sets from 2012 to 2015 in the Canadian province of Alberta to determine the frequency with which 10 low-value services were provided. RESULTS: Between 2012 and 2015, 162 143 people (4% of all 3 814 536 adult Albertans and 5% of the 3 423 135 who saw a physician at least once in that time frame) received at least one of the 10 low-value services, including 29...
September 14, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912054/effectiveness-of-pharmacist-interventions-on-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-ckd-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-randomized-controlled-rxeach-trial
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Yazid N Al Hamarneh, Ross T Tsuyuki, Charlotte A Jones, Braden Manns, Marcello Tonelli, Nairne Scott-Douglass, Kailash Jindal, Wendy Tink, Brenda R Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND: Affecting a substantial proportion of adults, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) events. It has been reported that patients with CKD are underserved when it comes to CV risk reduction efforts. STUDY DESIGN: Prespecified subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Adults with CKD and at least 1 uncontrolled CV risk factor were enrolled from 56 pharmacies across Alberta, Canada...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910249/redirecting-public-oral-health-fluoride-varnish-intervention-to-low-socio-economic-status-children-in-alberta
#15
Cynthia Huber, Sylvia Baran, Cindi De Graaff, Marianne Howell, Steve Patterson, Rafael Figueiredo
SETTING: Dental decay is most prevalent among low socio-economic status (SES) groups where cost limits access to dental care. To address inequities in oral health outcomes, Alberta Health Services (AHS) Oral Health Action Plan encompasses a population health approach that redirects fluoride varnish (FV) applications to low SES children. Using low SES measures to establish the eligibility criteria is fundamental to the delivery of FV applications to the target population. INTERVENTION: A series of four FV applications over two years is directed to children age 12-35 months and two applications per year to children in Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2, using low SES measures for eligibility criteria...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906581/is-there-a-benefit-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-large-stroke-dwi-aspects%C3%A2-5
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Pierre-François Manceau, Sébastien Soize, Matthias Gawlitza, Guillaume Fabre, Serge Bakchine, Carole Durot, Isabelle Serre, Georgios-Emmanouil Metaxas, Laurent Pierot
BACKGROUND: Whether to withhold mechanical thrombectomy when the diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) lesion exceeds a given volume is undetermined. We aimed to identify markers that will help to select patients with large DWI lesions (DWI-Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score, DWI-ASPECTS≤5) that may benefit from thrombectomy. METHODS: From May 2010 to November 2016, we studied 82 acute ischemic stroke patients with DWI-ASPECTS≤5 (43 men, 64.6±14.4 years, NIHSS 18...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906237/exploring-context-and-the-factors-shaping-team-based-primary-healthcare-policies-in-three-canadian-provinces-a-comparative-analysis
#17
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/28905247/risky-sex-in-high-risk-adolescents-associations-with-alcohol-use-marijuana-use-and-co-occurring-use
#18
Arielle S Gillman, Elizabeth A Yeater, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing, Alberta S Kong, Angela D Bryan
Risky sexual behavior and substance use appear to be interconnected behaviors among adolescents, but data are scarce regarding the extent to which sexual risk behavior is associated with high levels of marijuana and alcohol use, both separately and in combination. 301 adolescents were recruited from a short-term detention facility, and substance use and risky sexual behavior were assessed. We found that adolescents who frequently used marijuana, but not alcohol, reported significantly less risky sex as well as greater intentions to use condoms than either adolescents who frequently used alcohol, but not marijuana, or adolescents who frequently used both substances...
September 13, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904747/linking-the-wintering-and-breeding-grounds-of-warblers-along-the-pacific-flyway
#19
David P L Toews, Julian Heavyside, Darren E Irwin
Long-distance migration is a behavior that is exhibited by many animal groups. The evolution of novel migration routes can play an important role in range expansions, ecological interactions, and speciation. New migration routes may evolve in response to selection in favor of reducing distance between breeding and wintering areas, or avoiding navigational barriers. Many migratory changes are likely to evolve gradually and are therefore difficult to study. Here, we attempt to connect breeding and wintering populations of myrtle warblers (Setophaga coronata coronata) to better understand the possible evolution of distinct migration routes within this species...
September 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901831/collaboration-between-biomedical-and-complementary-and-alternative-care-providers-barriers-and-pathways
#20
Alberta S J van der Watt, Gareth Nortje, Lola Kola, John Appiah-Poku, Caleb Othieno, Benjamin Harris, Bibilola D Oladeji, Oluyomi Esan, Victor Makanjuola, LeShawndra N Price, Soraya Seedat, Oye Gureje
We examined the scope of collaborative care for persons with mental illness as implemented by traditional healers, faith healers, and biomedical care providers. We conducted semistructured focus group discussions in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria with traditional healers, faith healers, biomedical care providers, patients, and their caregivers. Transcribed data were thematically analyzed. A barrier to collaboration was distrust, influenced by factionalism, charlatanism, perceptions of superiority, limited roles, and responsibilities...
September 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
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