Robert Hilsden

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Developing model-based algorithms to identify screening colonoscopies using administrative health databases
    Maida J Sewitch
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:45. 2013
  2. pmc Endoscopist specialty is associated with colonoscopy quality
    Mengzhu Jiang
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Room V2 15, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    BMC Gastroenterol 13:78. 2013
  3. pmc Who provides gastrointestinal endoscopy in Canada?
    R J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 21:843-6. 2007
  4. pmc Colorectal cancer screening: practices and attitudes of gastroenterologists, internists and surgeons
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB
    Can J Surg 48:434-40. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in a Canadian province
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:619-24. 2004
  6. pmc A retrospective study on the use of post-operative colonoscopy following potentially curative surgery for colorectal cancer in a Canadian province
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Cancer 4:14. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use of flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and gastroscopy: a population-based study in a Canadian province
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:213-9. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 17:655-62. 2011
  9. pmc A national survey on the patterns of treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in Canada
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    BMC Gastroenterol 3:10. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Funding the new biologics--what can we learn from infliximab? The CCOHTA report: a gastroenterologist's viewpoint
    Robert Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 16:865-8. 2002

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Publications36

  1. pmc Developing model-based algorithms to identify screening colonoscopies using administrative health databases
    Maida J Sewitch
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 13:45. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the accuracy of model-based algorithms to identify screening colonoscopies in health administrative databases...
  2. pmc Endoscopist specialty is associated with colonoscopy quality
    Mengzhu Jiang
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, V Building, Room V2 15, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    BMC Gastroenterol 13:78. 2013
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between endoscopist specialty and polypectomy rate, a colonoscopy quality indicator. Polypectomy rate is defined as the proportion of colonoscopies that result in the removal of one or more polyps...
  3. pmc Who provides gastrointestinal endoscopy in Canada?
    R J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 21:843-6. 2007
    ..To determine who provides gastrointestinal endoscopy in Canada and to understand provincial and regional differences in endoscopy providers...
  4. pmc Colorectal cancer screening: practices and attitudes of gastroenterologists, internists and surgeons
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB
    Can J Surg 48:434-40. 2005
    ..Therefore, we decided to ascertain the current colorectal cancer (CRC) screening practices and attitudes of surgeons, gastroenterologists and internists...
  5. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in a Canadian province
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:619-24. 2004
    ..Data on current endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) practice patterns drawn from large population-based samples are limited...
  6. pmc A retrospective study on the use of post-operative colonoscopy following potentially curative surgery for colorectal cancer in a Canadian province
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Cancer 4:14. 2004
    ..Surveillance colonoscopy is commonly recommended following potentially curative surgery for colorectal cancer. We determined factors associated with patients undergoing a least one colonoscopy within five years of surgery...
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use of flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and gastroscopy: a population-based study in a Canadian province
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:213-9. 2004
    ..Pressure on endoscopy resources is expected due to increased screening for GI cancers. The present study examined patterns of use of GI endoscopy in a Canadian province, Alberta, with universal health care insurance...
  8. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 17:655-62. 2011
    ..It is important for physicians caring for those with IBD to be familiar with common forms of CAM and to be able to provide general counseling to their patients about CAM use...
  9. pmc A national survey on the patterns of treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in Canada
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    BMC Gastroenterol 3:10. 2003
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  10. ncbi request reprint Funding the new biologics--what can we learn from infliximab? The CCOHTA report: a gastroenterologist's viewpoint
    Robert Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 16:865-8. 2002
    ..Economic analyses should not be the only basis on which decisions regarding the funding of infliximab, or other new agents, are made...
  11. pmc Development and implementation of a comprehensive quality assurance program at a community endoscopy facility
    Robert Jay Hilsden
    Forzani and MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 25:547-54. 2011
    ..QA activities include monitoring the patient experience through surveys, creating endoscopist report cards on colonoscopy performance, tracking and evaluating adverse events and monitoring wait times...
  12. ncbi request reprint Low uptake of colorectal cancer screening 3 yr after release of national recommendations for screening
    S Elizabeth McGregor
    Division of Population Health and Information, Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:1727-35. 2007
    ..National guidelines recommending colorectal cancer (CRC) screening for average risk Canadians were released in 2001. The current study determined rates of CRC screening and predictors of screening 3 yr after the guidelines were released...
  13. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use by Canadian patients with inflammatory bowel disease: results from a national survey
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:1563-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of use and perceived outcomes of CAM in a large, diverse IBD population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Why patients with inflammatory bowel disease use or do not use complementary and alternative medicine: a Canadian national survey
    Feng X Li
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 19:567-73. 2005
    ..The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
  15. pmc A literature review of quality in lower gastrointestinal endoscopy from the patient perspective
    Maida J Sewitch
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 25:681-5. 2011
    ..Little is known about quality in colonoscopy and endoscopy from the patient perspective...
  16. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients: benefits and barriers
    Lloyd A Mack
    Department of Surgery and Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2092-100. 2009
    ..Study objectives were: (1) to estimate the proportion of first-degree relatives (FDR) of CRC patients being screened for CRC and (2) to identify predictors of screened behavior...
  17. doi request reprint Epidemiology and natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis in a Canadian health region: a population-based study
    Robert P Myers
    Liver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hepatology 50:1884-92. 2009
    ..87; 95% CI 1.89-4.17); male sex (hazard ratio [HR] 3.80; 95% CI 1.85-7.82) and an older age at diagnosis (HR per additional year, 1.06; 95% CI 1.03-1.10) were independent predictors of mortality...
  18. pmc Validation of coding algorithms for the identification of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis using administrative data
    Robert P Myers
    Liver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive Northwest, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Gastroenterol 24:175-82. 2010
    ..Large-scale epidemiological studies of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) have been hindered by difficulties in case ascertainment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Assessing the role of evidence in patients' evaluation of complementary therapies: a quality study
    Marja J Verhoef
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Integr Cancer Ther 6:345-53. 2007
    ..Making the decision to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer treatment is difficult in light of the limited available evidence for these treatments. It is unclear how patients use evidence to make these decisions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Complementary practitioners' views of treatment for inflammatory bowel disease
    Marja J Verhoef
    Dept of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 16:95-100. 2002
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  21. ncbi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome: are incentives useful for improving survey response rates?
    Scott B Patten
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta 2N 4N1, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:256-61. 2003
    ..Selection bias is a possible explanation for this difference. A decision about whether to use incentives must be based on the specific goals of the study...
  22. ncbi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome and health-related quality of life: a population-based study in Calgary, Alberta
    Feng Xiao Li
    Department of Community Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 17:259-63. 2003
    ..In a pilot survey, the impact of IBS on HRQOL using a population-based, urban sample was examined...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessing efficacy of complementary medicine: adding qualitative research methods to the "Gold Standard"
    Marja J Verhoef
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Altern Complement Med 8:275-81. 2002
    ..Finally, qualitative research is helpful in developing appropriate outcome measures for CAM interventions. Greater understanding of CAM interventions has the potential to improve health care delivery...
  24. pmc Validation of administrative data sources for endoscopy utilization in colorectal cancer diagnosis
    Xue Li
    Division of Community Oncology, Cancer Care, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:358. 2012
    ....
  25. pmc Physician barriers to population-based, fecal occult blood test-based colorectal cancer screening programs for average-risk patients
    S McGregor
    Population Health Research, Alberta Health Services Cancer Care, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Gastroenterol 24:359-64. 2010
    ..The current study identified physician attitudes and barriers that need to be addressed by provincial programs...
  26. ncbi request reprint Bleeding and perforation after outpatient colonoscopy and their risk factors in usual clinical practice
    Linda Rabeneck
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gastroenterology 135:1899-1906, 1906.e1. 2008
    ..Our objectives were to evaluate the rates of bleeding, perforation, and death associated with outpatient colonoscopy and their risk factors in a population-based study...
  27. doi request reprint Nonmedical costs of colorectal cancer screening with the fecal occult blood test and colonoscopy
    Steven J Heitman
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:912-917.e1. 2008
    ..The nonmedical costs of colorectal cancer screening are unknown. However, they might influence screening uptake and impact the cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening modalities...
  28. ncbi request reprint Population-based analysis of practices and costs of surveillance for colonic dysplasia in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis and colitis
    Gilaad G Kaplan
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:1401-7. 2007
    ..The aims of the present study were (1) to determine the incidence of dysplasia or CRC, (2) to assess surveillance practices, and (3) to assess the costs associated with surveillance of PSC patients...
  29. doi request reprint Immunogenicity and safety of influenza vaccination in children with inflammatory bowel disease
    Jennifer C C Debruyn
    Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Paediatrics, Alberta Children s Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 18:25-33. 2012
    ..However, immunosuppressive therapy may affect vaccine response. This study aimed to evaluate immunogenicity and safety of influenza vaccination in children with IBD...
  30. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening: practices and opinions of primary care physicians
    S Elizabeth McGregor
    Division of Population Health and Information, Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N2
    Prev Med 39:279-85. 2004
    ....
  31. pmc Cost-effectiveness of computerized tomographic colonography versus colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening
    Steven J Heitman
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    CMAJ 173:877-81. 2005
    ..Its main advantage, a better safety profile, may be offset by its limitations: lower sensitivity, need for colonoscopy in cases where results are positive, and expense...
  32. doi request reprint Prevalence of adenomas and colorectal cancer in average risk individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steven J Heitman
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:1272-8. 2009
    ..The objectives of our study were to determine the pooled prevalence of adenomas and colorectal cancer, as well as nonadvanced and advanced adenomas, among average risk North Americans...
  33. ncbi request reprint International comparisons of manpower in gastroenterology
    Paul Moayyedi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:478-81. 2007
    ..The United States had the most variation in the number of gastroenterologists per 100,000 of the population among states...
  34. doi request reprint Assessment of endoscopic training of general surgery residents in a North American health region
    Samuel Asfaha
    Division of Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Research Group, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:1056-62. 2008
    ..Ensuring competency of trainees is a challenge for residency programs. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) recommends that a minimum of 130 EGDs and 140 colonoscopies be performed to assess competency...
  35. pmc Validation of self-reported history of colorectal cancer screening
    Shariq Khoja
    Department of Community Health Sciences at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan
    Can Fam Physician 53:1192-7. 2007
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  36. ncbi request reprint Re: Mortality and follow-up colonoscopy after colorectal cancer
    Robert J Hilsden
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2801; author reply 2801-3. 2003