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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542399/cost-effectiveness-of-a-school-based-health-promotion-program-in-canada-a-life-course-modeling-approach
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John Paul Ekwaru, Arto Ohinmaa, Bach Xuan Tran, Solmaz Setayeshgar, Jeffrey A Johnson, Paul J Veugelers
BACKGROUND: The Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools) has been recognized as a "best practice" in preventing childhood obesity. To inform decision making on the economic implications of APPLE Schools and to justify investment, we evaluated the project's cost-effectiveness following a life-course approach. METHODS: We developed a state transition model for the lifetime progression of body weight status comparing elementary school students attending APPLE Schools and control schools...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542334/flight-initiation-by-ferruginous-hawks-depends-on-disturbance-type-experience-and-the-anthropogenic-landscape
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Cameron J Nordell, Troy I Wellicome, Erin M Bayne
The expansion of humans and their related infrastructure is increasing the likelihood that wildlife will interact with humans. When disturbed by humans, animals often change their behaviour, which can result in time and energetic costs to that animal. An animal's decision to change behaviour is likely related to the type of disturbance, the individual's past experience with disturbance, and the landscape in which the disturbance occurs. In southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, we quantified probability of flight initiation from the nest by Ferruginous Hawks (Buteo regalis) during approaches to nests by investigators...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540058/trends-in-the-management-of-patients-with-kidney-failure-in-alberta-canada-2004-2013
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Christy C Chong, Helen Tam-Tham, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Robert G Weaver, Nairne Scott-Douglas, Marcello Tonelli, Robert R Quinn, Liam Manns, Braden J Manns
BACKGROUND: Based on clinical practice guidelines, specific quality indicators are examined to assess the performance of a health care system for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We examined trends in the proportion of patients with ESRD referred late to nephrology, timing of dialysis initiation in those with chronic kidney disease, and proportion of patients with ESRD treated with pre-emptive kidney transplantation or peritoneal dialysis (PD). Design:: This was a retrospective cohort study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537470/concurrent-validity-of-the-alberta-infant-motor-scale-to-detect-delayed-gross-motor-development-in-preterm-infants-a-comparative-study-with-the-bayley-iii
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Plínio Luna de Albuquerque, Miriam Queiroz de Farias Guerra, Marília de Carvalho Lima, Sophie Helena Eickmann
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the concurrent validity of AIMS in relation to the gross motor subtest of the Bayley Scale III/GM in preterm infants. METHODS: A total of 159 gross motor development assessments were performed with the AIMS and Bayley-III/GM. Linear regression was used to assess the correlation between AIMS and Bayley-III/GM scores. The intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and the Bland-Altman plot were used to analyze intra- and inter-rater reliability...
May 24, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537130/qualitative-assessment-of-key-messages-about-nutrition-and-weight-gain-in-pregnancy-in-printed-educational-materials-in-alberta
#5
Laura Forbes, Janis Baarda, Maria Mayan, Rhonda C Bell
Printed educational materials are a common source of health information, although their effectiveness in improving women's knowledge or self-care in pregnancy has been questioned. This study describes the information in printed educational materials that address healthy eating during pregnancy and gestational weight gain (GWG) that are currently used in Alberta, Canada. Content of 6 resources was analyzed using a constant comparison qualitative approach. Resources emphasized healthy eating, prenatal supplements, folate supplementation, and healthy weight gain...
May 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537087/a-comparison-of-characteristics-and-food-insecurity-coping-strategies-between-international-and-domestic-postsecondary-students-using-a-food-bank-located-on-a-university-campus
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Mahitab Hanbazaza, Geoff D C Ball, Anna P Farmer, Katerina Maximova, Jasmine Farahbakhsh, Noreen D Willows
PURPOSE: We compared food insecurity status, coping strategies, demographic characteristics, and self-rated health of international and domestic postsecondary students requesting emergency food hampers from a campus food bank (CFB). METHODS: We collected data from a cross-sectional convenience sample of domestic and international students who accessed the CFB at the University of Alberta. RESULTS: Food insecurity was prevalent (international students: n = 26/27 (96...
May 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536759/psychosocial-determinants-of-adherence-to-preventive-dental-attendance-for-preschool-children-among-filipino-immigrants-in-edmonton-alberta
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Parvaneh Badri, Ruth Wolfe, Anna Farmer, Maryam Amin
Barriers to accessing oral healthcare are public health concerns faced by minorities and immigrants due to socioeconomic marginalization. Therefore, we explored how immigrant parents in Alberta-Edmonton's Filipino community experience adherence to preventive dental attendance (PDA) for their preschool children and the psychosocial factors influencing parental adherence. METHODS: We employed a qualitative focused ethnography design. Data were collected through interviews and focus groups...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536177/interfacility-transfer-directly-to-the-neuroangiography-suite-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-undergoing-thrombectomy
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Ashutosh P Jadhav, Cynthia L Kenmuir, Amin Aghaebrahim, Kaustubh Limaye, Lawrence R Wechsler, Maxim D Hammer, Matthew T Starr, Bradley J Molyneaux, Marcelo Rocha, Francis X Guyette, Christian Martin-Gill, Andrew F Ducruet, Bradley A Gross, Brian T Jankowitz, Tudor G Jovin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In patients identified at referring facilities with acute ischemic stroke caused by a large vessel occlusion, bypassing the emergency department (ED) with direct transport to the neuroangiography suite may safely shorten reperfusion times. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective review of consecutive patients transferred to our facility for consideration of endovascular therapy. Patients were identified as admitted directly to the neuroangiography suite (DAN), transferred to the ED before intra-arterial therapy (ED-IA), and transferred to the ED but did not receive IA therapy (ED-IV)...
May 23, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535524/genetics-and-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-progression
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Valentina Corradi, Anna Giuliani, Fiorella Gastaldon, Massimo de Cal, Barbara Mancini, Anna Montaldi, Alberta Alghisi, Irene Capelli, Gaetano La Manna, Claudio Ronco
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary kidney disease, accounting for 10% of European patients on renal replacement therapy. In the previous years, many approaches to slow the progression of ADPKD were studied and many clinical trials published. In addition to having diagnostic role, the description of the genotype is even important to predict the progression of the disease and contributes, combined with several other factors, to a more precise patients classification...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534712/benefit-of-adjunct-universal-rectal-screening-for-chlamydia-genital-infections-in-women-attending-canadian-sexually-transmitted-infection-clinics
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Nguyen X Thanh, Ilke Akpinar, Jennifer Gratrix, Sabrina Plitt, Petra Smyczek, Ron Read, Philip Jacobs, Tom Wong, Ameeta E Singh
Adding universal rectal screening to urogenital screening should positively impact rectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) incidence in affected populations. A dynamic Markov model was used to evaluate costs and outcomes of three rectal CT screening strategies among women attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Alberta, Canada: universal urogenital-only screening (UG-only), additional selected (exposure-based) rectal screening (UG+SR), and additional universal rectal screening (UG+UR). The model included two mutually exclusive health states: infected and susceptible...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532628/milestones-barriers-and-beacons-shared-decision-making-in-canada-inches-ahead
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France Légaré, Dawn Stacey, Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Marie-France Coutu, Patrick Archambault, Laura Boland, Holly O Witteman, Annie LeBlanc, Krystina B Lewis, Anik M C Giguere
Canada's approach to shared decision making (SDM) remains as disparate as its healthcare system; a conglomerate of 14 public plans - ten provincial, three territorial and one federal. The healthcare research funding environment has been largely positive for SDM because there was funding for knowledge translation research which also encompassed SDM. The funding climate currently places new emphasis on patient involvement in research and on patient empowerment in healthcare. SDM fields have expanded from primary care to elder care, paediatrics, emergency and critical care medicine, cardiology, nutrition, occupational therapy and workplace rehabilitation...
May 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526372/the-impact-of-drinking-age-laws-on-perpetration-of-sexual-assault-crimes-in-canada-2009-2013
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Jodi M Gatley, Marcos Sanches, Claire Benny, Samantha Wells, Russell C Callaghan
PURPOSE: Sexual-assault crimes, primarily perpetrated by males against female victims, impose a substantial burden on societies worldwide, especially on youth. Given that approximately half of all sexual assaults involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator or victim, it is reasonable to expect that minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) restrictions might have an effect on sexual-assault patterns. Canadian MLDA laws are 18 years in Quebec, Alberta, and Manitoba (MLDA-18), and 19 years in the rest of the country (MLDA-19)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526093/canine-infection-with-borrelia-burgdorferi-dirofilaria-immitis-anaplasma-spp-and-ehrlichia-spp-in-canada-2013-2014
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Brian H Herrin, Andrew S Peregrine, Jonas Goring, Melissa J Beall, Susan E Little
BACKGROUND: Canine test results generated by veterinarians throughout Canada from 2013-2014 were evaluated to assess the geographical distribution of canine infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, Dirofilaria immitis, Ehrlichia spp., and Anaplasma spp. METHODS: The percent positive test results of 115,636 SNAP® 4Dx® Plus tests from dogs tested were collated by province and municipality to determine the distribution of these vector-borne infections in Canada. RESULTS: A total of 2,844/115,636 (2...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526041/implementation-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-a-strategy-to-transform-surgical-care-across-a-health-system
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Leah M Gramlich, Caroline E Sheppard, Tracy Wasylak, Loreen E Gilmour, Olle Ljungqvist, Carlota Basualdo-Hammond, Gregg Nelson
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs have been shown to have a positive impact on outcome. The ERAS care system includes an evidence-based guideline, an implementation program, and an interactive audit system to support practice change. The purpose of this study is to describe the use of the Theoretic Domains Framework (TDF) in changing surgical care and application of the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) model to analyze end-to-end implementation of ERAS in colorectal surgery across multiple sites within a single health system...
May 19, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526030/prenatal-bisphenol-a-exposure-and-dysregulation-of-infant-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-function-findings-from-the-apron-cohort-study
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Gerald F Giesbrecht, Maede Ejaredar, Jiaying Liu, Jenna Thomas, Nicole Letourneau, Tavis Campbell, Jonathan W Martin, Deborah Dewey
BACKGROUND: Animal models show that prenatal bisphenol A (BPA) exposure leads to sexually dimorphic disruption of the neuroendocrine system in offspring, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) neuroendocrine system, but human data are lacking. In humans, prenatal BPA exposure is associated with sex-specific behavioural problems in children, and HPA axis dysregulation may be a biological mechanism. The objective of the current study was to examine sex differences in associations between prenatal maternal urinary BPA concentration and HPA axis function in 3 month old infants...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522680/geographic-clustering-of-emergency-department-presentations-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-and-heart-failure-in-alberta-a-population-based-study
#16
Rhonda J Rosychuk, Brian H Rowe, Finlay A McAlister
BACKGROUND: Collectively, the most common acute cardiac presentations to emergency departments are acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) and heart failure. We examined geographic variation and clustering in emergency department presentations by adults for ACS or heart failure in Alberta in 2010/11. METHODS: All emergency department presentations for ACS or heart failure made by Alberta residents aged 35 years or more during 2010/11 were extracted from 5 linked population-based Alberta administrative health databases...
May 18, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521750/data-for-improvement-and-clinical-excellence-a-report-of-an-interrupted-time-series-trial-of-feedback-in-home-care
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Kimberly D Fraser, Anne E Sales, Melba Andrea B Baylon, Corinne Schalm, John J Miklavcic
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence about the effectiveness of audit with feedback, but none that we know have been conducted in home care settings. The primary purpose of the Data for Improvement and Clinical Excellence - Home Care (DICE-HC) project was to evaluate the effects of an audit and feedback delivered to care providers on home care client outcomes. The objective of this paper is to report the effects of feedback on four specific quality indicators: pain, falls, delirium, and hospital visits...
May 18, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515867/the-evolution-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-in-upstream-versus-downstream-river-populations-of-the-longnose-dace
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Erika Crispo, Haley R Tunna, Noreen Hussain, Silvia S Rodriguez, Scott A Pavey, Leland J Jackson, Sean M Rogers
Populations in upstream versus downstream river locations can be exposed to vastly different environmental and ecological conditions and can thus harbor different genetic resources due to selection and neutral processes. An interesting question is how upstream-downstream directionality in rivers affects the evolution of immune response genes. We used next-generation amplicon sequencing to identify eight alleles of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II β exon 2 in the cyprinid longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae) from three rivers in Alberta, upstream and downstream of municipal and agricultural areas along contaminant gradients...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515270/evaluation-of-hyperacute-infarct-volume-using-aspects-and-brain-ct-perfusion-core-volume
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Jelle Demeestere, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Pablo Garcia-Bermejo, Fouke Ombelet, Patrick McElduff, Andrew Bivard, Mark Parsons, Christopher Levi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) and CT perfusion to detect established infarction in acute anterior circulation stroke. METHODS: We performed an observational study in 59 acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke patients who underwent brain noncontrast CT, CT perfusion, and MRI within 100 minutes from CT imaging. ASPECTS scores were calculated by 4 blinded vascular neurologists. The accuracy of ASPECTS and CT perfusion core volume to detect an acute MRI diffusion lesion of ≥70 mL was evaluated using receiver operating characteristics analysis and optimum cutoff values were calculated using Youden J...
May 17, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511683/acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-admitted-to-a-cardiology-vs-non-cardiology-service-variations-in-treatment-outcome
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Deirdre E O'Neill, Danielle A Southern, Colleen M Norris, Blair J O'Neill, Helen J Curran, Michelle M Graham
BACKGROUND: Specialized cardiology services have contributed to reduced mortality in acute coronary syndromes (ACS).  We sought to evaluate the outcomes of ACS patients admitted to non-cardiology services in Southern Alberta. METHODS: Retrospective chart review performed on all troponin-positive patients in the Calgary Health Region identified those diagnosed with ACS by their attending team. Patients admitted to non-cardiology and cardiology services were compared, using linked data from the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) registry and the Strategic Clinical Network for Cardiovascular Health and Stroke...
May 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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