D A Redelmeier

Summary

Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The exposure-crossover design is a new method for studying sustained changes in recurrent events
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5 Evaluative Clinical Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:955-63. 2013
  2. pmc Social benefit payments and acute injury among low-income mothers
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, G 151, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Open Med 6:e101-8. 2012
  3. pmc Organ donation after death in Ontario: a population-based cohort study
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 185:E337-44. 2013
  4. pmc Judging whether a patient is actually improving: more pitfalls from the science of human perception
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1195-9. 2012
  5. pmc Intensive care outcomes in bone marrow transplant recipients: a population-based cohort analysis
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room D108, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
    Crit Care 12:R77. 2008
  6. pmc Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status
    Michelle N Grinman
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St, Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:94. 2010
  7. pmc Problems for clinical judgement: 5. Principles of influence in medical practice
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Ont
    CMAJ 166:1680-4. 2002
  8. pmc Longevity of screenwriters who win an academy award: longitudinal study
    D A Redelmeier
    Sunnybrook and Women s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMJ 323:1491-6. 2001
  9. pmc Delirium after elective surgery among elderly patients taking statins
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    CMAJ 179:645-52. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint The beguiling pursuit of more information
    D A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 21:376-81. 2001

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  1. doi request reprint The exposure-crossover design is a new method for studying sustained changes in recurrent events
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5 Evaluative Clinical Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:955-63. 2013
    ..To introduce a new design that explores how an acute exposure might lead to a sustained change in the risk of a recurrent outcome...
  2. pmc Social benefit payments and acute injury among low-income mothers
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, G 151, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Open Med 6:e101-8. 2012
    ..We studied whether social benefit payments mitigate or exacerbate risky behaviours that lead to emergency visits for acute injury among low-income mothers with dependent children...
  3. pmc Organ donation after death in Ontario: a population-based cohort study
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 185:E337-44. 2013
    ..We assessed rates of deceased organ donation and compared hospitals that had clinical services for transplant recipients (transplant hospitals) to those that did not (general hospitals)...
  4. pmc Judging whether a patient is actually improving: more pitfalls from the science of human perception
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1195-9. 2012
    ..An awareness of these five pitfalls may help clinicians avoid some errors in medical care when determining whether a patient is improving...
  5. pmc Intensive care outcomes in bone marrow transplant recipients: a population-based cohort analysis
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room D108, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
    Crit Care 12:R77. 2008
    ..Our objective was to determine the long-term outcome of bone marrow transplant recipients admitted to an ICU during subsequent hospitalizations...
  6. pmc Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status
    Michelle N Grinman
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St, Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:94. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of drug use among a representative sample of homeless individuals and to examine the association between drug problems and physical and mental health status...
  7. pmc Problems for clinical judgement: 5. Principles of influence in medical practice
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Ont
    CMAJ 166:1680-4. 2002
    ..An awareness of these principles can provide a framework for physicians to help patients change their behaviour and to understand how others in society sometime alter patients' choices...
  8. pmc Longevity of screenwriters who win an academy award: longitudinal study
    D A Redelmeier
    Sunnybrook and Women s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMJ 323:1491-6. 2001
    ..To determine whether the link between high success and longevity extends to academy award winning screenwriters...
  9. pmc Delirium after elective surgery among elderly patients taking statins
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    CMAJ 179:645-52. 2008
    ..We sought to determine whether the use of statin medications was associated with a higher risk of postoperative delirium than other medications that do not alter microvascular autoregulation...
  10. ncbi request reprint The beguiling pursuit of more information
    D A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 21:376-81. 2001
    ..The authors tested whether clinicians make different decisions if they pursue information than if they receive the same information from the start...
  11. doi request reprint Introducing a methodology for estimating duration of surgery in health services research
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:882-9. 2008
    ..We introduce a new methodology for assessing the duration of surgery based on anesthesiology billing records, along with reviewing its fundamental logic and limitations...
  12. pmc Competing risks of mortality with marathons: retrospective analysis
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMJ 335:1275-7. 2007
    ....
  13. pmc Beta blockers for elective surgery in elderly patients: population based, retrospective cohort study
    Donald Redelmeier
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, G 151, 2075 Bayview Ave, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    BMJ 331:932. 2005
    ..To test whether atenolol (a long acting beta blocker) and metoprolol (a short acting beta blocker) are associated with equivalent reductions in risk for elderly patients undergoing elective surgery...
  14. ncbi request reprint Major trauma in pregnant women during the summer
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 59:112-6. 2005
    ..Pregnant women represent a major challenge in trauma care because of the risks to both mother and child and because of the difficulties in following standard protocols...
  15. ncbi request reprint Improving patient care. The cognitive psychology of missed diagnoses
    Donald A Redelmeier
    University of Toronto, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 142:115-20. 2005
    ..Rather than trying to completely eliminate cognitive shortcuts (which often serve clinicians well), becoming aware of common errors might lead to sustained improvement in patient care...
  16. ncbi request reprint Death rates of medical school class presidents
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, The Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research Program, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 58:2537-43. 2004
    ..001 ). We suggest that the type of medical professional who sacrifices themselves for this type of professional prestige may also be the type who fails to look after their health or is otherwise prone to early mortality...
  17. ncbi request reprint Association between mortality and occupation among movie directors and actors
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research Program, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med 115:400-3. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint Memories of colonoscopy: a randomized trial
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pain 104:187-94. 2003
    ..Memory failures observed in experimental conditions can be found in clinical settings involving awake patients and may offer opportunities for improving patients' willingness to undergo future unpleasant medical procedures...
  19. pmc Problems for clinical judgement: 2. Obtaining a reliable past medical history
    D A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 164:809-13. 2001
    ..An awareness of these specific human fallibilities might help clinicians avoid some errors when eliciting a patient's past medical history...
  20. pmc Holiday review. Rainy weather and medical school admission interviews
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    CMAJ 181:933. 2009
    ..We found that such cognitive influences extend to candidate admission interviews at a Canadian medical school. We suggest that an awareness of this fallibility might lead to more reasonable medical school admission practices...
  21. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for verbal presentations of medical decision analyses
    D A Redelmeier
    University of Toronto Programme in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research The Toronto Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 17:228-30. 1997
    ..The guidelines do not replace general instruction in public speaking (or rigorous training in decision analysis), but may help students present research projects effectively...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of regulations against using a cellular telephone while driving
    D A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 19:1-8. 1999
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of regulations that prohibit using a cellular telephone while driving a motor vehicle...
  23. ncbi request reprint Charges for medical care at different hospitals
    D A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 160:1417-22. 2000
    ..We tested whether hospitals charge similar prices for well-specified elective services to individuals paying out-of-pocket for medical care...
  24. pmc Emergency department visits during an Olympic gold medal television broadcast
    Donald A Redelmeier
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Open Med 5:e112-9. 2011
    ..Practice pattern variations are often attributed to physician decision-making with no accounting for patient preferences...
  25. doi request reprint Roadway crash risks in recent immigrants
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Accid Anal Prev 43:2128-33. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that, contrary to popular opinion, recent immigrants are less prone to be drivers in serious motor vehicle crashes...
  26. pmc Determining whether a patient is feeling better: pitfalls from the science of human perception
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 26:900-6. 2011
    ..An awareness of specific pitfalls might help clinicians avoid some mistakes when providing follow-up and interpreting changes in patient symptoms...
  27. pmc Problems for clinical judgement: 1. Eliciting an insightful history of present illness
    D A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 164:647-51. 2001
    ..These insights might help clinicians avoid mistakes when eliciting a patient's history of present illness...
  28. pmc Road trauma in teenage male youth with childhood disruptive behavior disorders: a population based analysis
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 7:e1000369. 2010
    ..We examined the amount of road trauma involving teenage male youth that might be explained by prior disruptive behavior disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder)...
  29. doi request reprint Time lost by driving fast in the United States
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 30:E12-9. 2010
    ..Motor vehicle drivers make decisions about speed while traveling and thereby trade off a potential saving from shorter travel time (if the trip is uneventful) against a potential loss of time (if the trip results in a crash)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Survival in Academy Award-winning actors and actresses
    D A Redelmeier
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Room G 151, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 134:955-62. 2001
    ..Social status is an important predictor of poor health. Most studies of this issue have focused on the lower echelons of society...
  31. pmc Motor vehicle crashes in diabetic patients with tight glycemic control: a population-based case control analysis
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 6:e1000192. 2009
    ..We studied the association between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and the risk of a motor vehicle crash using a population-based case control analysis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Traffic-law enforcement and risk of death from motor-vehicle crashes: case-crossover study
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Ontario, ON, Toronto, Canada
    Lancet 361:2177-82. 2003
    ..We tested whether traffic convictions, because of their direct effect on the recipient, might be associated with a reduced risk of fatal motor-vehicle crashes...
  33. doi request reprint Myocardial infarction associated with recency of immigration to Ontario
    G Saposnik
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    QJM 103:253-8. 2010
    ..OBJECTIve: To determine the risk of AMI among new immigrants compared to long-term residents, and, among those who develop AMI, their short- and long-term mortality rate...
  34. ncbi request reprint Primer on medical decision analysis: Part 1--Getting started
    A S Detsky
    University of Toronto Programme in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research The Toronto Hospital and The Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Units, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 17:123-5. 1997
    ..Part 1 introduces the topic and covers questions such as choosing an appropriate question, determining the tradeoff between accuracy and simplicity, and deciding on a time frame...
  35. ncbi request reprint Primer on medical decision analysis: Part 2--Building a tree
    A S Detsky
    University of Toronto Programme in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research The Toronto Hospital and The Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Units, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 17:126-35. 1997
    ..The first is to find modeling or programming errors, a process known as "debugging" the tree. The second is to determine the robustness of the qualitative conclusions drawn from the analysis...
  36. doi request reprint Care of children isolated for infection control: a prospective observational cohort study
    Eyal Cohen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 122:e411-5. 2008
    ..Given the high prevalence and substantial inconvenience associated with implementation of isolation precautions in pediatric settings, we explored the impact of this intervention on the care provided to children and their families...
  37. ncbi request reprint Emergency department overcrowding following systematic hospital restructuring: trends at twenty hospitals over ten years
    M J Schull
    Department of Emergency Services, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, and Division of Pre Hospital Care Research Program, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 8:1037-43. 2001
    ..The authors sought to determine the impact of systematic hospital restructuring on ED overcrowding...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mortality among patients admitted to hospitals on weekends as compared with weekdays
    C M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 345:663-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Patients with some serious medical conditions are more likely to die in the hospital if they are admitted on a weekend than if they are admitted on a weekday...
  39. pmc Problems for clinical judgement: 4. Surviving in the report card era
    J V Tu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 164:1709-12. 2001
    ..We offer a number of tips ranging from knowing your outcomes first to proactively getting involved in developing report cards...
  40. doi request reprint Risk of premature stroke in recent immigrants (PRESARIO): population-based matched cohort study
    G Saposnik
    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 55 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1R6, Canada
    Neurology 74:451-7. 2010
    ..We determined the risk of acute stroke associated with recency of immigration...
  41. pmc Problems for clinical judgement: 3. Thinking clearly in an emergency
    M J Schull
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 164:1170-5. 2001
    ..Better training and teamwork may allow for clearer thinking in emergencies, so that knowledge can be translated into effective action and better patient outcomes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Decision analysis with cumulative prospect theory
    A M Bayoumi
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 20:404-12. 2000
    ..Individuals sometimes express preferences that do not follow expected utility theory. Cumulative prospect theory adjusts for some phenomena by using decision weights rather than probabilities when analyzing a decision tree...
  43. pmc Influenza morbidity and mortality in elderly patients receiving statins: a cohort study
    Jeffrey C Kwong
    The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e8087. 2009
    ..Statins possess immunomodulatory properties and have been proposed for reducing morbidity during an influenza pandemic. We sought to evaluate the effect of statins on hospitalizations and deaths related to seasonal influenza outbreaks...
  44. pmc Availability of antidotes at acute care hospitals in Ontario
    D N Juurlink
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    CMAJ 165:27-30. 2001
    ..Acutely poisoned patients sometimes require immediate treatment with an antidote, and delays in treatment can be fatal. We sought to determine the availability of 10 antidotes at acute care hospitals in Ontario...
  45. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria screening for patients having type 2 diabetes mellitus: who wants to participate?
    G M Leung
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Ont
    Clin Invest Med 24:37-43. 2001
    ..They also tend to be excluded from clinical trials. The aim of this paper was to evaluate whether such differences extend to patients' willingness to be screened for diabetic nephropathy in a family practice setting...
  46. ncbi request reprint Drug-induced lithium toxicity in the elderly: a population-based study
    David N Juurlink
    Clinical Epidemiology and Healthcare Research Program, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:794-8. 2004
    ..To study the association between hospital admission for lithium toxicity and the use of diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the elderly...
  47. ncbi request reprint Emergency department gridlock and out-of-hospital delays for cardiac patients
    Michael J Schull
    Department of Emergency Services, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 10:709-16. 2003
    ..To determine the effect of simultaneous ambulance diversion at multiple emergency departments (EDs) (gridlock) on transport delays for patients with chest pain...
  48. ncbi request reprint The risk of suicide with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the elderly
    David N Juurlink
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, G Wing 106, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ont, Canada M4N 3M5
    Am J Psychiatry 163:813-21. 2006
    ..The authors explored the relationship between the initiation of therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants and completed suicide in older patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and aortic rupture: a population-based case-control study
    Daniel G Hackam
    Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research Program, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Lancet 368:659-65. 2006
    ..Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors prevent the expansion and rupture of aortic aneurysms in animals. We investigated the association between ACE inhibitors and rupture in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms...
  50. doi request reprint Validation of a modified version of the national nosocomial infections surveillance system risk index for health services research
    Nick Daneman
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:563-9. 2009
    ..To validate the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance system risk index through administrative data to predict surgical site infections...
  51. pmc The effect of traumatic brain injury on the health of homeless people
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 179:779-84. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury and its association with current health conditions in a representative sample of homeless people in Toronto, Ontario...
  52. pmc Infection control for the disinterested
    Michael J Schull
    Department of Emergency Services, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    CMAJ 169:122-3. 2003
  53. doi request reprint The FLAMES score accurately predicts mortality risk in burn patients
    Manuel Gomez
    Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Suite D718, Toronto, Ontario M4N3M5, Canada
    J Trauma 65:636-45. 2008
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care in the U.S. and Canada
    Gillian L Booth
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Diabetes Care 25:1149-53. 2002
    ..To compare the glycemic control of patients with type 1 diabetes treated in the U.S. and Canada...
  55. ncbi request reprint Statins and sepsis in patients with cardiovascular disease: a population-based cohort analysis
    Daniel G Hackam
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Lancet 367:413-8. 2006
    ..The relation between statins and risk of sepsis in patients with atherosclerosis is unknown...
  56. pmc Iron poisoning in young children: association with the birth of a sibling
    David N Juurlink
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 168:1539-42. 2003
    ..We explored the association between iron poisoning in young children and the birth of a sibling...
  57. ncbi request reprint Medical illness and the risk of suicide in the elderly
    David N Juurlink
    Clinical Epidemiology and Healthcare Research Program, University of Toronto, and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
    Arch Intern Med 164:1179-84. 2004
    ..We explored the relationship between treatment for several illnesses and the risk of suicide in elderly patients using a population-based approach...
  58. ncbi request reprint Rates of hyperkalemia after publication of the Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Study
    David N Juurlink
    Department of Medicine University of Toronto, Toronto
    N Engl J Med 351:543-51. 2004
    ..Use of angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors is also indicated in these patients. However, life-threatening hyperkalemia can occur when these drugs are used together...
  59. doi request reprint Preventing deaths in the Canadian military
    Homer C N Tien
    Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 38:331-9. 2010
    ..Combat fatalities are reported by the media as a frequent cause of military deaths, yet they may not reflect the most common and preventable ways that soldiers die...
  60. ncbi request reprint Drug-drug interactions among elderly patients hospitalized for drug toxicity
    David N Juurlink
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 289:1652-8. 2003
    ..Drug-drug interactions are a preventable cause of morbidity and mortality, yet their consequences in the community are not well characterized...
  61. pmc Emergency department overcrowding and ambulance transport delays for patients with chest pain
    Michael J Schull
    Department of Emergency Services, Toronto, ON, Canada
    CMAJ 168:277-83. 2003
    ..Emergency department overcrowding sometimes results in diversion of ambulances to other locations. We sought to determine the resulting prehospital delays for cardiac patients...
  62. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and utility in irradiated laryngeal cancer patients
    J Ringash
    Princess Margaret Hospital University Health Network University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 47:875-81. 2000
    ..To determine quality of life (QOL) and health utility in irradiated laryngeal cancer survivors...
  63. pmc The health of homeless immigrants
    S Chiu
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:943-8. 2009
    ..This study examined the association between immigrant status and current health in a representative sample of 1189 homeless people in Toronto, Canada...
  64. ncbi request reprint Major trauma in elderly adults receiving lipid-lowering medications
    D A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 50:678-83. 2001
    ..Some clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and in vitro studies suggest that lipid-lowering medications predispose a person to traumatic injury...
  65. ncbi request reprint Economic methods for measuring the quality of life associated with HIV infection
    A M Bayoumi
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Qual Life Res 8:471-80. 1999
    ..Quality of life is measured as utilities for cost-effectiveness analyses...
  66. ncbi request reprint Continuous electrocardiographic monitoring and cardiac arrest outcomes in 8,932 telemetry ward patients
    M J Schull
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 7:647-52. 2000
    ..To estimate the benefit of routine electrocardiographic (ECG) telemetry monitoring on in-hospital cardiac arrest survival...
  67. doi request reprint Statin use and the risk of surgical site infections in elderly patients undergoing elective surgery
    Nick Daneman
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, G Wing Room 106, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Arch Surg 144:938-45. 2009
    ..To examine whether preoperative statin use is associated with a reduced risk of surgical site infections...
  68. pmc Results of the Recent Immigrant Pregnancy and Perinatal Long-term Evaluation Study (RIPPLES)
    Joel G Ray
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 176:1419-26. 2007
    ..We tested whether the "healthy immigrant effect" extends to the risk of placental dysfunction during the short interval of pregnancy...
  69. doi request reprint Discharge after discharge: predicting surgical site infections after patients leave hospital
    N Daneman
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    J Hosp Infect 75:188-94. 2010
    ..Post-discharge SSIs are frequent, severe, scattered over time and location, and hard to predict using common risk indices. They represent an important hidden burden in our healthcare system...
  70. pmc Universal health insurance and health care access for homeless persons
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 100:1454-61. 2010
    ..We examined the extent of unmet needs and barriers to accessing health care among homeless people within a universal health insurance system...
  71. doi request reprint Outcomes following appeal and reversal of civil commitment
    Jay H Moss
    Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada M4N 3M5
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:94-8. 2010
    ..We tested whether adjudicated decisions over whether to uphold or rescind the detention have implications in subsequent patient morbidity...
  72. ncbi request reprint Safety of patients isolated for infection control
    Henry Thomas Stelfox
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    JAMA 290:1899-905. 2003
    ..Hospital infection control policies that use patient isolation prevent nosocomial transmission of infectious diseases, but may inadvertently lead to patient neglect and errors...
  73. pmc Alcohol sales and risk of serious assault
    Joel G Ray
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 5:e104. 2008
    ..We assessed the risk of being hospitalized due to assault in association with retail alcohol sales across Ontario...
  74. ncbi request reprint Prognostic implications of warfarin cessation after major trauma: a population-based cohort analysis
    Daniel G Hackam
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Circulation 111:2250-6. 2005
    ..We studied whether stopping warfarin after trauma is associated with a higher risk of subsequent adverse cardiovascular events...
  75. ncbi request reprint Waiting for urgent procedures on the weekend among emergently hospitalized patients
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Am J Med 117:175-81. 2004
    ..We evaluated the use of selected urgent procedures for emergently hospitalized patients and measured the time until procedure based upon the day of hospital admission...
  76. doi request reprint Postoperative pneumonia in elderly patients receiving acid suppressants: a retrospective cohort analysis
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMJ 340:c2608. 2010
    ..To test whether gastric acid suppressants are associated with an increased risk of postoperative pneumonia in patients undergoing elective surgery...
  77. ncbi request reprint Kidney transplantation in the elderly: a decision analysis
    Sarbjit V Jassal
    Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:187-96. 2003
    ..Prolonged waiting times dramatically decrease the clinical benefits and economic attractiveness of transplantation, suggesting that living donor transplantation may be of particular benefit in this population...
  78. ncbi request reprint Administrative data accurately identified intensive care unit admissions in Ontario
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, G1 06, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:802-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of Ontario administrative health data for identifying intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
  79. ncbi request reprint The impact of home nocturnal hemodialysis on end-stage renal disease therapies: a decision analysis
    P A McFarlane
    St Michael s Hospital, 61 Queen Street East, 9th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2T2
    Kidney Int 69:798-805. 2006
    ..Our model suggests that HNHD improves quality-adjusted survival over IHD at an economically attractive cost-effectiveness ratio...
  80. pmc How to read clinical journals: X. How to react when your colleagues haven't read a thing
    S L Shumak
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, A442 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G 3M5
    CMAJ 163:1570-2. 2000
    ..If employed properly and used judiciously, these techniques may help avoid embarrassment for all and may also improve the exchange of valuable information between professionals...
  81. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and the risk of placental dysfunction
    Joel G Ray
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 27:1095-101. 2005
    ..However, the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and the future risk of PD or fetal demise is unknown...
  82. ncbi request reprint Cost savings of home nocturnal versus conventional in-center hemodialysis
    Philip A McFarlane
    Home Dialysis, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 62:2216-22. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that HNHD would provide more dialysis treatments at a lower total cost than IHD...
  83. ncbi request reprint The increasing incidence of severe pelvic injury in motor vehicle collisions
    Kenji Inaba
    Trauma Program, Departments of Surgery and Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, C 135, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ont, Canada M4N 3M5
    Injury 35:759-65. 2004
    ....
  84. pmc An analysis of one potential form of health care fraud in Canada
    Henry Thomas Stelfox
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    CMAJ 169:118-9. 2003
    ..Our findings suggest that this type of health care fraud occurs infrequently and that countermeasures are unlikely to substantially reduce medication abuse in Canada...
  85. pmc Enhanced weekend service: an affordable means to increased hospital procedure volume
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 172:503-4. 2005
  86. ncbi request reprint Evaluating paramedic comfort with field pronouncement: development and validation of an outcome measure
    Laurie J Morrison
    Department of Emergency Services, Sunnybrook and Women s Health Sciences Center, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 10:633-7. 2003
    ..The authors developed and evaluated the reliability and validity of a survey instrument measuring paramedic comfort with field pronouncement...
  87. ncbi request reprint The quality of life and cost utility of home nocturnal and conventional in-center hemodialysis
    Philip A McFarlane
    Department of Medicine, Home Dialysis Clinic, Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 64:1004-11. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that individuals performing home nocturnal hemodialysis would have a higher quality of life and superior cost utility than in-center hemodialysis patients...
  88. ncbi request reprint Clinical teaching and clinical outcomes: teaching capability and its association with patient outcomes
    Ophyr Mourad
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Educ 40:637-44. 2006
    ..There is little research on the impact of medical education on patient outcome. We studied whether teaching capability is associated with altered short-term patient outcomes...
  89. doi request reprint The effect of tracheostomy timing during critical illness on long-term survival
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Crit Care Med 36:2547-57. 2008
    ..Tracheostomy is common in intensive care unit patients, but the appropriate timing is controversial...
  90. ncbi request reprint Interpreting clinically significant changes in patient-reported outcomes
    Jolie Ringash
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 110:196-202. 2007
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Interpreting differences in quality of life: the FACT-H&N in laryngeal cancer patients
    Jolie Ringash
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Qual Life Res 13:725-33. 2004
    ..Quality of life (QOL) scores can be difficult to interpret, because small statistically significant differences can be clinically unimportant. Our goal was to estimate the magnitude of difference in QOL that is noticeable to patients...
  92. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular health after maternal placental syndromes (CHAMPS): population-based retrospective cohort study
    Joel G Ray
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
    Lancet 366:1797-803. 2005
    ..Our aim was to assess the risk of premature vascular disease in women who had had a pregnancy affected by maternal placental syndromes...
  93. ncbi request reprint Use of antibiotics and risk of cancer
    Neil H Shear
    JAMA 291:2699; author reply 2700. 2004
  94. pmc A letter from CMAJ's editorial board to the CMA
    Paul Armstrong
    CMAJ 167:1230; author reply 1230-1. 2002
  95. ncbi request reprint Driving fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday
    Donald A Redelmeier
    N Engl J Med 348:368-9. 2003
  96. pmc Editorial autonomy of CMAJ
    Jerome P Kassirer
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    CMAJ 174:945-50. 2006
  97. ncbi request reprint Weekend worriers
    Donald A Redelmeier
    N Engl J Med 356:1164-5. 2007
  98. ncbi request reprint Politics and independence--the collapse of the Canadian Medical Association Journal
    Miriam Shuchman
    Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Buffalo, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1337-9. 2006
  99. doi request reprint Driving fatalities on US presidential election days
    Donald A Redelmeier
    JAMA 300:1518-20. 2008