Development of the French-Canadian Version of the Self-Administered Comorbidities Questionnaire (SCQ) in a hospital population undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & ResearchAuthor(s): Lissa Pacheco-Brousseau, Stéphane Poitras, Jacinthe Savard, Daniel Varin, Guy Moreau, Wadih Y. Matar, Paul Beaulé (Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research)
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - April 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Rapid Scholarly Dissemination and Cardiovascular Community Engagement to Combat the Infodemic of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Dominique Vervoort, Xiya Ma, Jessica G.Y. Luc, Shelley Zieroth (Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Coronary Artery Disease: From Mechanism to Clinical Practice.
Authors: Shao C, Wang J, Tian J, Tang YD Abstract In most developed countries, coronary artery disease (CAD), mostly caused by atherosclerosis of coronary arteries, is one of the primary causes of death. From 1990s to 2000s, mortality caused by acute MI declined up to 50%. The incidence of CAD is related with age, gender, economic, etc. Atherosclerosis contains some highly correlative processes such as lipid disturbances, thrombosis, inflammation, vascular smooth cell activation, remodeling, platelet activation, endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, altered matrix metabolism, and genetic factors. Risk factors ...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - April 5, 2020 Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research

Labor market influences on Women's fertility decisions: Longitudinal evidence from Canada
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2020Source: Social Science ResearchAuthor(s): Paul Glavin, Marisa Young, Scott Schieman (Source: Social Science Research)
Source: Social Science Research - April 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Establishing a baseline of interprofessional education perceptions in first year health science students.
Authors: Huebner S, Tang QC, Moisey L, Shevchuk Y, Mansell H Abstract Interprofessional education (IPE) is increasingly utilized to prepare students for their future careers in the health sciences as collaborative practitioners. Although it is considered an accreditation requirement in most health science disciplines, little is known about first year student's perceptions of IPE in Canada. In September of 2018, students from dentistry, kinesiology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, and physiotherapy in their first year of their professional program at the University of Saskatchewan were surveyed to obtain a b...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - April 4, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

2020 Canada Gairdner Award winners announced
Publication date: 4–10 April 2020Source: The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10230Author(s): Talha Burki (Source: The Lancet)
Source: The Lancet - April 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Pandemic palliative care: beyond ventilators and saving lives.
Authors: Arya A, Buchman S, Gagnon B, Downar J PMID: 32234725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - April 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research

Lung ultrasound findings in a 64-year-old woman with COVID-19.
Authors: Thomas A, Haljan G, Mitra A PMID: 32234724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - April 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research

Preferences for treatments to prevent rheumatoid arthritis in Canada and the influence of shared decision-making
ConclusionOnly relatively safe options for preventive treatment are likely to be acceptable to at-risk populations. This study of preventive treatments highlights that the preferences of physicians and recipients of treatment should take a central role in the design of clinical studies as well as in  decisions to initiate treatments.Key Points•This paper is the first to compare preferences for preventive treatments between rheumatologists and patients and at-risk individuals.•The results of this study indicate that patients and at-risk individuals, as well as rheumatologists, are likely to prefer the safest ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - April 4, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

Impact of Perinatal Primary Hyperparathyroidism on Maternal and Fetal and Neonatal Outcomes: Retrospective Case Series.
CONCLUSION: Rates of perinatal complications in our series are more reassuring than the ubiquitously quoted rates from small and dated studies. The diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism may be easily missed during pregnancy, owing to its non-specific presentation. A high index of suspicion and measurement of ionized calcium levels is encouraged, especially for patients with excessive nausea and vomiting, nephrolithiasis, atypical presentations of hypertensive disorders, or isolated polyhydramnios. Mild degrees of calcium derangement do not preclude adverse perinatal outcomes. Surgery appears to be safe, even in the thir...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - April 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research

Deep-learning Applied to Electrocardiogram Interpretation
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Shijie Zhou, John L. Sapp, Amir Abdel Wahab, Natalia Trayanova (Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Early Mobilization in People with Acute Cardiovascular Disease
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Koorosh Semsar-kazerooni, Diana Dima, Julie Valiquette, Joelle Berube-Dufour, Michael Goldfarb (Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Capturing Risk Associated with Childhood Adversity: Independent, Cumulative, and Multiplicative Effects of Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Family Violence on Mental Disorders and Suicidality.
CONCLUSION: Future work should examine a comprehensive set of ACEs to identify which ACE combinations contribute to greater mental health burden, thereby informing the development of specific interventions. PMID: 32240085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Permanente journal)
Source: The Permanente journal - April 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research

Moving beyond the rhetoric of Shared Decision Making: Designing Personal health Record technology with Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Selena Davis, Lee MacKay (Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes)
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - April 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Is The Die Cast By Surgeon’s Choice or Patient’s Anatomy? Late Outcomes in Tetralogy of Fallot Late Outcomes in Tetralogy of Fallot
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Camille L. Hancock Friesen, Robert DB. Jaquiss (Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of legislation and public funding on oncofertility: a survey of Canadian, French and Moroccan pediatric hematologists/oncologists
Chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy treatments may cause premature ovarian failure and irreversible loss of fertility. In the context of childhood cancers, it is now acknowledged that possible negative effects of... (Source: BMC Medical Ethics)
Source: BMC Medical Ethics - April 3, 2020 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Aliya Oulaya Affdal, Michael Grynberg, Laila Hessissen and Vardit Ravitsky Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Participatory model building for suicide prevention in Canada
Suicide is a behaviour that results from a complex interplay of factors, including biological, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental factors, among others. A participatory model building workshop ... (Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems)
Source: International Journal of Mental Health Systems - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laura H. Thompson, Justin J. Lang, Brieanne Olibris, Am élie Gauthier-Beaupré, Heather Cook, Dakota Gillies and Heather Orpana Tags: Research Source Type: research

Systematic Evaluation of Whole Genome Sequence-Based Predictions of Salmonella Serotype and Antimicrobial Resistance
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is used increasingly in public-health laboratories for typing and characterizing foodborne pathogens. To evaluate the performance of existing bioinformatic tools for in silico prediction of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and serotypes of Salmonella enterica, WGS-based genotype predictions were compared with the results of traditional phenotyping assays. A total of 111 S. enterica isolates recovered from a Canadian baseline study on broiler chicken conducted in 2012-2013 were selected based on phenotypic resistance to 15 different antibiotics and isolates were subjected to WGS. Both SeqSero2 an...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - April 3, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Cannabis and Radiation Therapy: A Scoping Review of Human Clinical  Trials
It is estimated that at least 20% of Canadian patients with cancer use cannabis to alleviate symptoms of their disease and/or cope with the side effects of their treatment. Most patients want to learn more about cannabis from their healthcare team, but most oncology professionals feel too uninformed to make recommendations. The purpose of this scoping review was to address this oncology professionals ’ knowledge gap, by summarizing the literature on evaluations of the benefits and harms of cannabis use before, during, or after radiation therapy (RT). (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - April 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Tara Rosewall, Carina Feuz, Andrew Bayley Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Acute air pollution exposure alters neutrophils in never-smokers and at-risk humans
Outdoor air pollution exposure increases chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hospitalisations, and may contribute to COPD development. The mechanisms of harm, and the extent to which at-risk populations are more susceptible are not fully understood. Neutrophils are recruited to the lung following diesel exhaust exposure, a model of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), but their functional role in this response is unknown. The purpose of this controlled human-exposure crossover study was to assess the effects of acute diesel exhaust exposure on neutrophil function in never-smokers and at-risk populations, with sup...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - April 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Wooding, D. J., Ryu, M. H., Li, H., Alexis, N. E., Pena, O., Carlsten, C., Canadian Respiratory Research Network Tags: Epidemiology, occupational and environmental lung disease Original Articles: COPD and air pollution Source Type: research

Clear plastic drapes may be effective at limiting aerosolization and droplet spray during extubation: implications for COVID-19
(Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - April 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Thirty-day experimental diabetes impairs contractility and increases fatigue resistance in rat diaphragm muscle associated with increased anti-oxidative activity.
THIRTY-DAY EXPERIMENTAL DIABETES IMPAIRS CONTRACTILITY AND INCREASES FATIGUE RESISTANCE IN RAT DIAPHRAGM MUSCLE ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED ANTI-OXIDATIVE ACTIVITY. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2020 Apr 03;: Authors: Peixoto JVC, Santos ASR, Corso CR, da Silva FS, Capote A, Ribeiro CD, da Graça Azevedo BJ, Acco A, Hochmuller Fogaca RT, Dias FAL Abstract Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder which can generate tissue damage through several pathways. Alteration and dysfunction of skeletal muscle are reported including respiratory muscles, which may compromise respiratory parameters in diabetic...
Source: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - April 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Peixoto JVC, Santos ASR, Corso CR, da Silva FS, Capote A, Ribeiro CD, da Graça Azevedo BJ, Acco A, Hochmuller Fogaca RT, Dias FAL Tags: Can J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research

COVID-19: a time of crisis, but also of surgical opportunity and optimism
PMID: 32243123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery)
Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ball CG Tags: Can J Surg Source Type: research

COVID-19: a time of crisis, but also of surgical opportunity and optimism
PMID: 32243122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery)
Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ball CG Tags: Can J Surg Source Type: research

Smoking Cessation and Improvement in Mental Health Outcomes: Do People Who Quit Smoking by Switching to Electronic Cigarettes Experience Improvement in Mental Health?
PMID: 32242744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dahal R, Adhikari K, Patten SB Tags: Can J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Adverse Drug Reactions in Canada (2009–2018): Insights from the Canada Vigilance Database
Annually, thousands of individuals die and tens of thousands are hospitalized in association with suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in Canada. We analyzed the reports from the Canada Vigilance Adverse Reaction online database and present a synopsis of the state of ADRs in Canada between 2009 and 2018. Our synopsis includes both cross-sectional and longitudinal insights into ADR demographics, outcomes, associated drugs and disease indications. In closing, we highlight five overarching issues uncovered in our analysis, which have potential implications for future policy formulation. Further in-depth exploration is requ...
Source: Healthcare Quarterly - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Stigma and discrimination related to mental health and substance use issues in primary health care in Toronto, Canada: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the turmoil in clients' lives, systematic efforts to mitigate stigma were inhibited by myriad proximate factors that demanded urgent response. Health providers were enthusiastic about implementing anti-stigma/recovery-based approaches that could be integrated into current CHC services. Their recommendations for interventions centred around communication and education, such as training, CHC-wide meetings, and anti-stigma campaigns in surrounding communities. PMID: 32228393 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being)
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research

Safety and Assisted Reproductive Technology Outcomes of Hysteroscopic Tubal Microinserts Versus Laparoscopic Proximal Tubal Occlusion or Salpingectomy for Hydrosalpinges Treatment.
CONCLUSION: Pregnancy outcomes after hysteroscopic placement of a microinsert for hydrosalpinx management before embryo transfer were comparable to those following laparoscopic proximal tubal occlusion or salpingectomy. However, caution is advised regarding microinsert placement for hydrosalpinges before proceeding with assisted reproductive technology. PMID: 32224160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC)
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - April 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research

Exploring New Use of Cannabis among Older Adults.
Conclusions: Older adults who begin using cannabis are likely using for what they perceive to be medicinal purposes for a range of issues. However, they receive minimal guidance from their family physicians and instead obtain information from non-clinician sources.Clinical implications: Cannabis screening should be included in geriatric assessments and medicine reconciliation. Continuing education for clinicians needs to address knowledge gaps about cannabis use among older adults. PMID: 32223535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Gerontologist)
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - April 2, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research

Prescribed Drug Spending in Canada, 2019: A Focus on Public Drug Program
This report provides an in-depth look at public drug program spending in Canada, using the Canadian Institute for Health Information's (CIHI) National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System. Public drug program spending does not include spending on drugs dispensed in hospitals or on those funded through cancer agencies and other special programs. Public drug program spending increased by 6.8% in 2018, compared to an increase of 5.3% in 2017. The growth in 2018 was largely because of the introduction of Ontario Health Insurance Plan+ (OHIP+), which extended drug coverage to all Ontario residents age 24 years or y...
Source: Healthcare Quarterly - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Connecting Data to Insight: A Pan-Canadian Study on AI in Healthcare
This report shares a summary of the current state of healthcare analytics across major hospitals and public healthcare agencies in Canada. We present information on the current level of investment, data governance maturity, analytics talent and tools and models being leveraged across the nation. The findings point to an opportunity for enhanced collaboration in advanced analytics and the adoption of nascent artificial intelligence technologies in healthcare. The recommendations will help drive adoption in Canada, ultimately improving the patient experience and promoting better health outcomes for Canadians. (Source: Healthcare Quarterly)
Source: Healthcare Quarterly - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Creation of a Tool to Measure Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research
This article discusses the process of initiating a patient-identified project and co-creating the tool to indicate the level of patient-orientedness. (Source: Healthcare Quarterly)
Source: Healthcare Quarterly - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Adverse Drug Reactions in Canada (2009–2018): Insights from the Canada Vigilance Database?
Annually, thousands of individuals die and tens of thousands are hospitalized in association with suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in Canada. We analyzed the reports from the Canada Vigilance Adverse Reaction online database and present a synopsis of the state of ADRs in Canada between 2009 and 2018. Our synopsis includes both cross-sectional and longitudinal insights into ADR demographics, outcomes, associated drugs and disease indications. In closing, we highlight five overarching issues uncovered in our analysis, which have potential implications for future policy formulation. Further in-depth exploration is requ...
Source: Healthcare Quarterly - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Analysis of Extreme Length of Stay Hospitalizations for Children and Youth in a Quaternary Care Hospital
Length of stay (LOS) is an important issue for many healthcare organizations. In-patients with extreme LOS account for a disproportionately large percentage of hospital costs. Our analysis of over 15,000 pediatric hospital discharges at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada) between 2015 and 2016 revealed that the vast majority of patients with extreme LOS were discharged directly home, with only a minority receiving home-based services. Patients with the greatest LOS were accounted for by primarily four subspecialty services. Although this report outlines an analysis of pediatric in-patients, our findings and im...
Source: Healthcare Quarterly - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Comparing International Models of Integrated Care: How Can We Learn Across Borders?
Conclusions and discussion: There is value to using a common template to provide guidance in international comparison of models of integrated care. We discuss the applicability of the approach to support scale and spread of integrated care internationally. Published on 2020-04-01 15:13:44 (Source: International Journal of Integrated Care)
Source: International Journal of Integrated Care - April 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Understanding outcomes of dialysis patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Daniel J.P. Burns (Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - April 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Patient and Family Engagement in Care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Michael Goldfarb, Lior Bibas, Karen Burns (Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - April 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Uncertainty in using chest computed tomography in early coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
(Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Restructuring the McMaster anesthesia clerkship program examination process: a modified approach to multiple choice question examination
(Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

In reply: Uncertainty in using chest computed tomography in early coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
(Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Outcomes of vulnerable elderly patients undergoing elective major surgery: a prospective cohort study
ConclusionsVulnerability was not associated with a longer hospital LOS but with higher risk of non-home discharge. Vulnerable patients might benefit from early identification and advanced planning with earlier transfer to rehabilitation centres. (Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Critical care providers ’ support of families in bereavement: a mixed-methods study
ConclusionsMultiple opportunities were identified to enhance current bereavement support for families, including the desire of ICU clinicians for formal follow-up programs. Many psychological, sociocultural, and structural factors would need to be considered in program design. (Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Chemical- and light-induced isomerization of the P=C bond of a 1-phosphabutadiene
Canadian Journal of Chemistry, e-First Articles. Treatment of Mes*P=C(Si(CH3)3)Br with CH2=CHMgBr in the presence of Pd(0) affords 1-phosphabutadiene Mes*P=C(Si(CH3)3) –CH=CH2 (1) selectively as the Z isomer. Remarkably, treatment of Z-1 with n-BuLi (0.1 equiv.) resulted in quantitative formation of E-1. The exact role of the n-BuLi is unknown; however, it appears to be required to promote the isomerization in the absence of light. The isomerization of Z-1 to E- 1 was also mediated by sunlight with the reaction mixture consisting of a ca. 1:9 ratio of Z-1 to E-1. DFT calculations were consistent with the thermodynami...
Source: Canadian Journal of Chemistry - April 2, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Henry T.G. Walsgrove Philipp Dabringhaus Brian O. Patrick Derek P. Gates Source Type: research

Exploring the association between food insecurity and food skills among school-aged children.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings support that household FI is not due to a lack of food skills but most likely due to inadequate access to resources. This supports the call for upstream policies targeting the structural issues underpinning household FI such as low income. PMID: 32238207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Blanchet R, Loewen OK, Godrich SL, Willows N, Veugelers P Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Critical care providers' support of families in bereavement: a mixed-methods study.
CONCLUSIONS: Multiple opportunities were identified to enhance current bereavement support for families, including the desire of ICU clinicians for formal follow-up programs. Many psychological, sociocultural, and structural factors would need to be considered in program design. PMID: 32240521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kalocsai C, des Ordons AR, Sinuff T, Koo E, Smith O, Cook D, Golan E, Hales S, Tomlinson G, Strachan D, MacKinnon CJ, Downar J Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Restructuring the McMaster anesthesia clerkship program examination process: a modified approach to multiple choice question examination.
PMID: 32240520 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Virdee M, Horth D, Schmuck ML, Cordovani D Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Uncertainty in using chest computed tomography in early coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
PMID: 32240519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Outcomes of vulnerable elderly patients undergoing elective major surgery: a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Vulnerability was not associated with a longer hospital LOS but with higher risk of non-home discharge. Vulnerable patients might benefit from early identification and advanced planning with earlier transfer to rehabilitation centres. PMID: 32240518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wang HT, Carrier FM, Tremblay A, Joly MM, Ghali R, Heckman G, Hirdes JP, Hebert P Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Real-world direct healthcare costs of treating recurrent high-grade serous ovarian cancer with cytotoxic chemotherapy.
Conclusion: After the third relapse of HGSC, cytotoxic chemotherapy did not prolong survival but was associated with substantially increased healthcare costs. PMID: 32223298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research)
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - April 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Comp Eff Res Source Type: research

Early Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation after Lung Transplantation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication after lung transplantation that is associated with adverse outcomes. While some evidence-based protocols exist for prophylaxis and treatment of AF after general thoracic surgery, there lacks necessary evidence-based recommendations in the lung transplant population to standardize care delivery. This paucity of literature contributes to limited evidence-based guidelines for treatment and prophylaxis of AF in this specialty population. The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify the evidence-based practices for prophylaxis and treatment of AF at lung transplant cent...
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - April 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: J. Simon, R. Anderson, S. Craig Tags: (765) Source Type: research