Affiliation: University Health Network
- Adherence to radiography guidelines for low back pain: a survey of chiropractic schools worldwideCarlo Ammendolia
Clinical Epidemiologist, Rehabilitation Solutions, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31:412-8. 2008..This study describes instruction provided at chiropractic schools worldwide on the use of spine radiography and compares instruction with evidence-based guidelines for low back pain...
- Do chiropractors adhere to guidelines for back radiographs? A study of chiropractic teaching clinics in CanadaCarlo Ammendolia
Centre for Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes, University Health Network, and Institute for Work and Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2509-14. 2007..Clinical cohort...
- Designing a workplace return-to-work program for occupational low back pain: an intervention mapping approachCarlo Ammendolia
Centre for Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:65. 2009..The objective of this study is to design a best evidence RTW program for occupational LBP tailored to the Ontario setting using an intervention mapping approach...
- Utilization and costs of lumbar and full spine radiography by Ontario chiropractors from 1994 to 2001Carlo Ammendolia
University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
Spine J 9:556-63. 2009..Evidence for the use of full spine radiography, except for the evaluation of scoliosis is lacking. It is uncertain what impact the growing evidence against their use has had on radiography utilization by Ontario chiropractors...
- Nonoperative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudicationCarlo Ammendolia
Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases, 60 Murray Street, Room L2007, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5T 3L9
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD010712. 2013..Lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication is one of the most commonly diagnosed and treated pathological spinal conditions. It frequently afflicts the elderly population...
- Implementing evidence-based guidelines for radiography in acute low back pain: a pilot study in a chiropractic communityCarlo Ammendolia
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9, Canada
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 27:170-9. 2004..To evaluate the ability of a systematic educational intervention strategy to change the plain radiography ordering behavior of chiropractors toward evidence-based practice for patients with acute low back pain (LBP)...
- Looking upstream to understand low back pain and return to work: psychosocial factors as the product of system issuesSophie Soklaridis
University Health Network, Centre of Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 3S3
Soc Sci Med 71:1557-66. 2010..We need to consider moving beyond a psychosocial conceptualization of LBP and RTW into a sociopolitical and economic conceptualization. This reconceptualization provides insight into the "upstream factors" associated with LBP and RTW...
- Protocol for an economic evaluation alongside the University Health Network Whiplash Intervention Trial: cost-effectiveness of education and activation, a rehabilitation program, and the legislated standard of care for acute whiplash injury in OntarioGabrielle van der Velde
Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment THETA Collaborative, University of Toronto, and St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON Canada
BMC Public Health 11:594. 2011....
- Views on radiography use for patients with acute low back pain among chiropractors in an Ontario communityCarlo Ammendolia
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 25:511-20. 2002..This practice is contrary to growing evidence that suggests only a small percentage of patients with acute low back pain require radiographic evaluation...
- What interventions improve walking ability in neurogenic claudication with lumbar spinal stenosis? A systematic reviewCarlo Ammendolia
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Eur Spine J 23:1282-301. 2014..To investigate what interventions can improve walking ability in neurogenic claudication with lumbar spinal stenosis...
- Are workplace health promotion programs effective at improving presenteeism in workers? A systematic review and best evidence synthesis of the literatureCarol Cancelliere
Master of Public Health Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
BMC Public Health 11:395. 2011..The primary objective is to determine if WHP programs are effective in improving presenteeism. The secondary objectives are to identify characteristics of successful programs and potential risk factors for presenteeism...
- Back belt use for prevention of occupational low back pain: a systematic reviewCarlo Ammendolia
Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 28:128-34. 2005..Back pain continues to be the leading overall cause of morbidity and lost productivity in the workplace. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in the use of back belts by industry to reduce occupational low back pain (LBP)...
- Nonoperative treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication: a systematic reviewCarlo Ammendolia
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E609-16. 2012..Systematic review...
- The burden and determinants of neck pain in the general population: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated DisordersSheilah Hogg-Johnson
Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Canada
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:S39-51. 2008..Best evidence synthesis...
- Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with needle acupunctureCarlo Ammendolia
University Health Network, Rehabilitation Solutions, Toronto Western Hospital, Fell Pavillion 4 132, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada MST 258
Spine J 8:160-72. 2008..It is hoped that articles in this special focus issue will be informative and aid in decision making for the many stakeholders evaluating nonsurgical interventions for CLBP...
- Radiographic anomalies that may alter chiropractic intervention strategies found in a New Zealand populationCarlo Ammendolia
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 28:375; author reply 375-6. 2005
- High-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulation for symptomatic lumbar disk disease: a systematic review of the literatureAnthony J Lisi
Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Conn 06516, USA
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 28:429-42. 2005..The aim of the study was to review the evidence for high-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulation (HVLASM) for symptomatic lumbar disk disease (SLDD)...