Monica Taljaard

Summary

Affiliation: Ottawa Health Research Institute
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Ethical and policy issues in cluster randomized trials: rationale and design of a mixed methods research study
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue, Civic Campus, C409, Ottawa, ON K1Y4E9, Canada
    Trials 10:61. 2009
  2. pmc Inadequate reporting of research ethics review and informed consent in cluster randomised trials: review of random sample of published trials
    Monica Taljaard
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y 4E9
    BMJ 342:d2496. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of segmented regression in analysing interrupted time series studies: an example in pre-hospital ambulance care
    Monica Taljaard
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue Admin Services Building, ASB 2 004, Civic Box 693, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Implement Sci 9:77. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Variability in research ethics review of cluster randomized trials: a scenario-based survey in three countries
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, 1053 Carling Avenue, Civic Campus, C409, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Trials 15:48. 2014
  5. pmc Researchers' perceptions of ethical challenges in cluster randomized trials: a qualitative analysis
    Andrew D McRae
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Rm C231, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9, Canada
    Trials 14:1. 2013
  6. pmc What is the role and authority of gatekeepers in cluster randomized trials in health research?
    Antonio Gallo
    Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B8, Canada
    Trials 13:116. 2012
  7. pmc Local social environmental factors are associated with household food insecurity in a longitudinal study of children
    Megan Ann Carter
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:1038. 2012
  8. pmc When is informed consent required in cluster randomized trials in health research?
    Andrew D McRae
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A5C1, Canada
    Trials 12:202. 2011
  9. pmc Who is the research subject in cluster randomized trials in health research?
    Andrew D McRae
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Trials 12:183. 2011
  10. pmc Electronic search strategies to identify reports of cluster randomized trials in MEDLINE: low precision will improve with adherence to reporting standards
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:15. 2010

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Publications58

  1. pmc Ethical and policy issues in cluster randomized trials: rationale and design of a mixed methods research study
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue, Civic Campus, C409, Ottawa, ON K1Y4E9, Canada
    Trials 10:61. 2009
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  2. pmc Inadequate reporting of research ethics review and informed consent in cluster randomised trials: review of random sample of published trials
    Monica Taljaard
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y 4E9
    BMJ 342:d2496. 2011
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  3. ncbi request reprint The use of segmented regression in analysing interrupted time series studies: an example in pre-hospital ambulance care
    Monica Taljaard
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue Admin Services Building, ASB 2 004, Civic Box 693, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Implement Sci 9:77. 2014
    ..We discuss the limitations of the former and advantages of the latter, as well as the challenges of using segmented regression in analysing complex quality improvement interventions...
  4. doi request reprint Variability in research ethics review of cluster randomized trials: a scenario-based survey in three countries
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, 1053 Carling Avenue, Civic Campus, C409, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Trials 15:48. 2014
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  5. pmc Researchers' perceptions of ethical challenges in cluster randomized trials: a qualitative analysis
    Andrew D McRae
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Rm C231, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9, Canada
    Trials 14:1. 2013
    ..This study describes the views and experiences of CRT researchers with respect to: (1) ethical challenges in CRTs; (2) the ethics review process for CRTs; and (3) the need for comprehensive ethics guidelines for CRTs...
  6. pmc What is the role and authority of gatekeepers in cluster randomized trials in health research?
    Antonio Gallo
    Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B8, Canada
    Trials 13:116. 2012
    ..In these settings, permission to access the organization relies on resource implications and adherence to institutional policies...
  7. pmc Local social environmental factors are associated with household food insecurity in a longitudinal study of children
    Megan Ann Carter
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:1038. 2012
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  8. pmc When is informed consent required in cluster randomized trials in health research?
    Andrew D McRae
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A5C1, Canada
    Trials 12:202. 2011
    ..Fifth, while health professionals may have a moral obligation to participate as subjects in research, this does not diminish the necessity of informed consent to study participation...
  9. pmc Who is the research subject in cluster randomized trials in health research?
    Andrew D McRae
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Trials 12:183. 2011
    ..Individuals who are indirectly affected by CRT study interventions, including patients of healthcare providers participating in knowledge translation CRTs, are not human research subjects unless at least one of these conditions is met...
  10. pmc Electronic search strategies to identify reports of cluster randomized trials in MEDLINE: low precision will improve with adherence to reporting standards
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:15. 2010
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  11. ncbi request reprint Understanding the factors associated with differences in caesarean section rates at hospital level: the case of Latin America
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Health Research Institute and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:574-81. 2009
    ..The involvement of local quality control departments is an essential component in achieving success. Our results can be used to identify institutions that can be targets for further interventions to reduce CS rates...
  12. doi request reprint Rationale and design of Enhanced Angiogenic Cell Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction (ENACT-AMI): the first randomized placebo-controlled trial of enhanced progenitor cell therapy for acute myocardial infarction
    Monica Taljaard
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada
    Am Heart J 159:354-60. 2010
    ..However, a major limitation of autologous cell therapy is the deleterious influence of age and cardiac risk factors on progenitor cell activity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Imputation strategies for missing continuous outcomes in cluster randomized trials
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Biom J 50:329-45. 2008
    ..Within-cluster multiple imputation is shown to be the least powerful among the procedures considered...
  14. ncbi request reprint Accounting for expected attrition in the planning of community intervention trials
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada
    Stat Med 26:2615-28. 2007
    ..To aid in the planning of future trials, we recommend that estimates for tau be reported in published community intervention trials...
  15. doi request reprint Intracluster correlation coefficients from the 2005 WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health: implications for implementation research
    Monica Taljaard
    Ottawa Health Research Institute and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:117-25. 2008
    ..We demonstrate that ICCs generally tend to increase with higher prevalences (close to 0.5). These results can help researchers calculate the required sample size for future research studies in maternal and perinatal health...
  16. pmc Does clinical equipoise apply to cluster randomized trials in health research?
    Ariella Binik
    Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 5B8, Canada
    Trials 12:118. 2011
    ..Finally, clinical equipoise provides research ethics committees with formal and procedural guidelines that form an important part of the assessment of the benefits and harms of CRTs in health research...
  17. pmc Quality of cardiovascular disease care in Ontario, Canada: missed opportunities for prevention - a cross sectional study
    Clare Liddy
    C T Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:74. 2012
    ..We examined primary care practice adherence to recommended care guidelines associated with the prevention and management of CVD for high risk patients...
  18. doi request reprint Challenges in the research ethics review of cluster randomized trials: international survey of investigators
    Shazia H Chaudhry
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Clin Trials 10:257-68. 2013
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  19. doi request reprint Survey of consent practices in cluster randomized trials: improvements are needed in ethical conduct and reporting
    Monica Taljaard
    aDepartment of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Clin Trials 11:60-9. 2014
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  20. pmc Ethical issues posed by cluster randomized trials in health research
    Charles Weijer
    Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 5B8, Canada
    Trials 12:100. 2011
    ..Our hope is that these papers will serve as the basis for the creation of international ethical guidelines for the design and conduct of cluster randomized trials...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification for cardiac complications in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia
    Vicente F Corrales-Medina
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Mayo Clin Proc 89:60-8. 2014
    ..To derive and validate a clinical rule that stratifies the risk of cardiac complications in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and compare its performance to the pneumonia severity index (PSI) score...
  22. doi request reprint Addition of time-dependent covariates to a survival model significantly improved predictions for daily risk of hospital death
    Jenna Wong
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:351-7. 2013
    ..RATIONAL, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The study aims to determine the extent to which the addition of post-admission information via time-dependent covariates improved the ability of a survival model to predict the daily risk of hospital death...
  23. pmc Comparison of primary care models in the prevention of cardiovascular disease - a cross sectional study
    Clare Liddy
    CT Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Elisabeth Bruyere Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5C8, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 12:114. 2011
    ..Primary care providers play an important role in preventing and managing cardiovascular disease. This study compared the quality of preventive cardiovascular care delivery amongst different primary care models...
  24. doi request reprint International survey of emergency physicians' awareness and use of the Canadian Cervical-Spine Rule and the Canadian Computed Tomography Head Rule
    Debra Eagles
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 15:1256-61. 2008
    ..The objectives were to determine: 1) physician awareness and use of these rules in Australasia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States and 2) physician characteristics associated with awareness and use...
  25. pmc The influence of place on weight gain during early childhood: a population-based, longitudinal study
    Megan Ann Carter
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Urban Health 90:224-39. 2013
    ..Further work is required to clarify these relationships...
  26. doi request reprint Unplanned admission after day surgery: a historical cohort study in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Gregory L Bryson
    Department of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital, Box 249C, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 59:842-51. 2012
    ..This study evaluated outcomes following ambulatory surgery in patients who had previously undergone polysomnography (PSG), and compared unplanned admissions in patients diagnosed with OSA with those in patients without OSA...
  27. pmc The Ottawa statement on the ethical design and conduct of cluster randomized trials
    Charles Weijer
    Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 9:e1001346. 2012
    ..The Ottawa Ethics of Cluster Trials Consensus Group sets out 15 recommendations for the ethical design and conduct of cluster randomized trials...
  28. pmc Delayed educational reminders for long-term medication adherence in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (DERLA-STEMI): protocol for a pragmatic, cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Noah M Ivers
    Family Practice Health Centre, Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Ave Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:54. 2012
    ..Discontinuation of cardiac medications in such patients is associated with increased mortality...
  29. doi request reprint Measuring acceptability of clinical decision rules: validation of the Ottawa acceptability of decision rules instrument (OADRI) in four countries
    Jamie C Brehaut
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Med Decis Making 30:398-408. 2010
    ..No existing instrument measures the acceptability of a rule. The current study validated such an instrument...
  30. pmc Information exchange among physicians caring for the same patient in the community
    Carl van Walraven
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, ASB1 003, Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ONK1Y4E9
    CMAJ 179:1013-8. 2008
    ..This study determined the probability that patient information from previous visits with other physicians was available for a current physician visit...
  31. doi request reprint Changes in surrogate outcomes can be translated into clinical outcomes using a Monte Carlo model
    Carl van Walraven
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:1306-15. 2009
    ..Formulae to do this are uncommon because they require primary data from multiple randomized trials that measure both the surrogate and clinical outcome...
  32. ncbi request reprint Emergency physicians' management of transient ischemic attack and desired sensitivity of a clinical decision rule for stroke in three countries
    Jeffrey J Perry
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada
    CJEM 13:19-27. 2011
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  33. doi request reprint National survey of Canadian neurologists' current practice for transient ischemic attack and the need for a clinical decision rule
    Jeffrey J Perry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Stroke 41:987-91. 2010
    ..This national survey examined Canadian neurologists' current practice for managing TIA, the need for a clinical decision rule to identify high-risk patients, and the required sensitivity of such a rule...
  34. doi request reprint Performer fatigue and CPR quality comparing 30:2 to 15:2 compression to ventilation ratios in older bystanders: A randomized crossover trial
    Christian Vaillancourt
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Resuscitation 82:51-6. 2011
    ..We sought to compare bystander fatigue and CPR quality after 5min of CPR using the 30:2 vs. the 15:2 chest compression:ventilation ratios in a population of older participants...
  35. ncbi request reprint A prospective cohort study found that provider and information continuity was low after patient discharge from hospital
    Carl van Walraven
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1000-10. 2010
    ..This study is a detailed examination of continuity of care in patients discharged from hospital that simultaneously measured separate components of continuity over time or determined the factors with which they are associated...
  36. doi request reprint The independent association of provider and information continuity on outcomes after hospital discharge: implications for hospitalists
    Carl van Walraven
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Hosp Med 5:398-405. 2010
    ..To determine how this influenced patient outcomes, we examined the independent association of several physician continuity and information continuity measures on death or urgent readmission after discharge from hospital...
  37. ncbi request reprint Quality of cardiovascular disease care in Ontario's primary care practices: a cross sectional study examining differences in guideline adherence by patient sex
    Kiyuri Naicker
    Bruyère Research Institute, C, T, Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, 43 Bruyere St, Annex E, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5C8, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 15:123. 2014
    ..This study sought to determine whether any sex differences exist in adherence to process of care guidelines for cardiovascular disease within primary care practices in Ontario, Canada...
  38. ncbi request reprint What is the impact of primary care model type on specialist referral rates? A cross-sectional study
    Clare Liddy
    C, T, Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute, 43 Bruyere St, Room 369Y, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5C8, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 15:22. 2014
    ..We compared specialist referral rates amongst three primary care models: 1) Enhanced Fee-for-service, 2) Capitation- Non-Interdisciplinary (CAP-NI), 3) Capitation - Interdisciplinary (CAP-I)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effect of 200μG/day of vitamin K1 on the variability of anticoagulation control in patients on warfarin: a randomized controlled trial
    Habeeb Majeed
    The University of Ottawa, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital Research, Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Thromb Res 132:329-35. 2013
    ..In a single- centre randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, we evaluated the effectiveness of 200 μg/day of vitamin K1 in patients with unstable control under warfarin...
  40. doi request reprint Patient function and caregiver burden after ambulatory surgery: a cohort study of patients older than 65
    Gregory L Bryson
    Department of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue, Box 249C, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 60:864-73. 2013
    ..Secondary objectives were to determine whether changes in patient function were correlated with increased burden of care in the patient's primary caregiver and with patient assessments of postoperative pain and quality of life...
  41. pmc Improved delivery of cardiovascular care (IDOCC) through outreach facilitation: study protocol and implementation details of a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care
    Clare Liddy
    C T Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Elisabeth Bruyere Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:110. 2011
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  42. pmc Reliability of the peer-review process for adverse event rating
    Alan J Forster
    The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e41239. 2012
    ..Their identification requires the peer-review of poor outcomes, which may be unreliable. Combining physician ratings might improve the accuracy of adverse event classification...
  43. pmc The effect of hospital-acquired infection with Clostridium difficile on length of stay in hospital
    Alan J Forster
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 184:37-42. 2012
    ..We determined the independent impact of hospital-acquired infection with C. difficile on length of stay in hospital...
  44. ncbi request reprint Quality of diabetes care in the Canadian forces
    Amole Khadilkar
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Diabetes 38:11-6. 2014
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  45. ncbi request reprint Reducing persistent postoperative pain and disability 1 year after breast cancer surgery: a randomized, controlled trial comparing thoracic paravertebral block to local anesthetic infiltration
    Michelle Chiu
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:795-801. 2014
    ..Secondary objectives were to compare the effect on arm morbidity and quality of life...
  46. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional, population-based study measuring comorbidity among people living with HIV in Ontario
    Claire E Kendall
    C, T, Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute, 43 Bruyere St, Annex E, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8, Canada
    BMC Public Health 14:161. 2014
    ..Comordidities for people with HIV have not previously been described from a representative population perspective...
  47. pmc Best strategies to implement clinical pathways in an emergency department setting: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Mona Jabbour
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:55. 2013
    ..This study will seek to develop and comprehensively evaluate best strategies for effective local implementation of externally developed expert clinical pathways...
  48. pmc Trajectories of childhood weight gain: the relative importance of local environment versus individual social and early life factors
    Megan A Carter
    Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e47065. 2012
    ..To determine the association between local environmental factors with child weight status in a longitudinal study, using a semi-parametric, group-based method, while also considering social and early life factors...
  49. ncbi request reprint Design, implementation, and evaluation of a knowledge translation intervention to increase organ donation after cardiocirculatory death in Canada: a study protocol
    Janet E Squires
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, 501 Smyth Road, Room 1282, Box 711, Ottawa, ON K1H 8 L6, Canada
    Implement Sci 9:80. 2014
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  50. doi request reprint Outcomes of urgent warfarin reversal with frozen plasma versus prothrombin complex concentrate in the emergency department
    Michael Hickey
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Circulation 128:360-4. 2013
    ..Our objective was to determine adverse event frequency after urgent reversal with frozen plasma versus the prothrombin complex concentrate Octaplex...
  51. doi request reprint STAR VaS--Short Term Atorvastatin Regime for Vasculopathic Subjects: a randomized placebo-controlled trial evaluating perioperative atorvastatin therapy in noncardiac surgery
    David T Neilipovitz
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Civic Campus, Room F202a, 1053 Carling Avenue, Box 249C, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 59:527-37. 2012
    ..The objective was to identify anti-inflammatory effects of atorvastatin prior to conducting a large randomized trial with clinical end points...
  52. doi request reprint Psychological impact of thrombophilia testing in asymptomatic family members
    Martha L Louzada
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Thromb Res 128:530-5. 2011
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  53. pmc Does adding risk-trends to survival models improve in-hospital mortality predictions? A cohort study
    Jenna Wong
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, K1Y 4E9, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:171. 2011
    ..In this study, we used a unique approach to measure trends in patient hospital death risk and determined whether the incorporation of these trend measures into a survival model improved the accuracy of its risk predictions...
  54. doi request reprint Audit and feedback using the brief Decision Support Analysis Tool (DSAT-10) to evaluate nurse-standardized patient encounters
    Dawn Stacey
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 73:519-25. 2008
    ..To evaluate the brief Decision Support Analysis Tool (DSAT-10) for auditing the quality of nurse-standardized patient encounters, structuring feedback for nurses, and testing instrument reliability...
  55. ncbi request reprint Fluid resuscitation in the management of early septic shock (FINESS): a randomized controlled feasibility trial
    Lauralyn A McIntyre
    University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion and Critical Care Research, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 55:819-26. 2008
    ..This randomized controlled trial determined the feasibility of conducting a large trial testing resuscitation with pentastarch vs normal saline in early septic shock, powered for a difference in mortality...
  56. doi request reprint A pilot study to assess the feasibility of a multicenter cluster randomized trial for the management of asymptomatic persons with a thrombophilia
    Philip S Wells
    University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Genet Couns 18:475-82. 2009
    ..The question of the best educational approach in these patients remains unanswered. The value of testing and following asymptomatic carriers of probands with VTE and thrombophilia remains unknown...
  57. doi request reprint Intravenous lidocaine does not reduce length of hospital stay following abdominal hysterectomy
    Gregory L Bryson
    Department of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 57:759-66. 2010
    ..The purpose of this trial was to determine if intravenous lidocaine limited to the intraoperative period reduces length of hospital stay and improves functional recovery following abdominal hysterectomy...
  58. ncbi request reprint The merits of breaking the matches: a cautionary tale
    Allan Donner
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Stat Med 26:2036-51. 2007
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