B H Rowe

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc A case-control study of medium-term exposure to ambient nitrogen dioxide pollution and hospitalization for stroke
    Julie Y M Johnson
    Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:368. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The role of a rapid assessment zone/pod on reducing overcrowding in emergency departments: a systematic review
    Michael J Bullard
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Emerg Med J 29:372-8. 2012
  3. pmc Development of a minimization instrument for allocation of a hospital-level performance improvement intervention to reduce waiting times in Ontario emergency departments
    Chad Andrew Leaver
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:32. 2009
  4. pmc A retrospective cohort study of stroke onset: implications for characterizing short term effects from ambient air pollution
    Julie Y M Johnson
    Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health 10:87. 2011
  5. pmc Air pollution and emergency department visits for cardiac and respiratory conditions: a multi-city time-series analysis
    David M Stieb
    Population Studies Division, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada, Postal locator 4903C, 269 Laurier Ave West Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K9, Canada
    Environ Health 8:25. 2009
  6. pmc Outdoor air pollution and emergency department visits for asthma among children and adults: a case-crossover study in northern Alberta, Canada
    Paul J Villeneuve
    Biostatistics and Epidemiology Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health 6:40. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Uptake of validated clinical practice guidelines: experience with implementing the Ottawa Ankle Rules
    Brian R Holroyd
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Emerg Med 22:149-55. 2004
  8. pmc Admissions to Canadian hospitals for acute asthma: a prospective, multicentre study
    B H Rowe
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Can Respir J 17:25-30. 2010
  9. pmc Comparison of Canadian versus American emergency department visits for acute asthma
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    Can Respir J 14:331-7. 2007
  10. pmc Comparison of Canadian versus United States emergency department visits for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation
    B H Rowe
    Dept of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can Respir J 15:295-301. 2008

Detail Information

Publications116 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc A case-control study of medium-term exposure to ambient nitrogen dioxide pollution and hospitalization for stroke
    Julie Y M Johnson
    Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:368. 2013
    ..To address this research gap, we evaluated associations between highly spatially resolved estimates of ambient nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a marker of traffic pollution, and emergency department visits for stroke in Edmonton, Canada...
  2. doi request reprint The role of a rapid assessment zone/pod on reducing overcrowding in emergency departments: a systematic review
    Michael J Bullard
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Emerg Med J 29:372-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a rapid assessment zone (RAZ) to mitigate emergency department (ED) overcrowding...
  3. pmc Development of a minimization instrument for allocation of a hospital-level performance improvement intervention to reduce waiting times in Ontario emergency departments
    Chad Andrew Leaver
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:32. 2009
    ..A minimization algorithm will ensure balanced allocation of the intervention with respect to these factors in study hospitals...
  4. pmc A retrospective cohort study of stroke onset: implications for characterizing short term effects from ambient air pollution
    Julie Y M Johnson
    Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health 10:87. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to improve our understanding on how these sources of errors influence risk estimates derived using a case-crossover study design...
  5. pmc Air pollution and emergency department visits for cardiac and respiratory conditions: a multi-city time-series analysis
    David M Stieb
    Population Studies Division, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada, Postal locator 4903C, 269 Laurier Ave West Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K9, Canada
    Environ Health 8:25. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc Outdoor air pollution and emergency department visits for asthma among children and adults: a case-crossover study in northern Alberta, Canada
    Paul J Villeneuve
    Biostatistics and Epidemiology Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health 6:40. 2007
    ..However, few have examined the possible confounding influence of aeroallergens, or reported findings among very young children...
  7. ncbi request reprint Uptake of validated clinical practice guidelines: experience with implementing the Ottawa Ankle Rules
    Brian R Holroyd
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Emerg Med 22:149-55. 2004
    ..11) over time. The use of radiography did not decrease despite the use of a variety of dissemination strategies. Additional research is required to determine the most effective methods of incorporating guidelines into emergency practice...
  8. pmc Admissions to Canadian hospitals for acute asthma: a prospective, multicentre study
    B H Rowe
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Can Respir J 17:25-30. 2010
    ..Asthma exacerbations constitute one of the most common causes of emergency department (ED) attendance in most developed countries. While severe asthma often requires hospitalization, variability in admission practices has been observed...
  9. pmc Comparison of Canadian versus American emergency department visits for acute asthma
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    Can Respir J 14:331-7. 2007
    ..Acute asthma is a common emergency department (ED) presentation in both Canada and the United States...
  10. pmc Comparison of Canadian versus United States emergency department visits for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation
    B H Rowe
    Dept of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can Respir J 15:295-301. 2008
    ..Despite the frequency of emergency department (ED) visits for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, little is known about practice variation in EDs...
  11. ncbi request reprint Adding long-acting beta-agonists to inhaled corticosteroids after discharge from the emergency department for acute asthma: a randomized controlled trial
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 14:833-40. 2007
    ..Relapses of asthma following emergency department discharge can be reduced with oral and inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs), but the benefits of long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) are unclear...
  12. doi request reprint Predictors of hospital admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations in Canadian emergency departments
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 16:316-24. 2009
    ..Current acute treatment approaches and outcomes 2 weeks after the ED visit are also described...
  13. ncbi request reprint The role of magnesium sulfate in the acute and chronic management of asthma
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 14:70-6. 2008
    ..We summarize the substantial evidence regarding the role of MgSO4 in acute asthma and comments on the potential benefit in chronic asthma...
  14. ncbi request reprint The use of magnesium sulfate in acute asthma: rapid uptake of evidence in North American emergency departments
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:53-8. 2006
    ..Systematic reviews of approximately 13 randomized trials support treatment with intravenous magnesium sulfate (MgSO(4)) in patients with severe acute asthma; however, little is known about its actual clinical use...
  15. doi request reprint Relapse after emergency department discharge for acute asthma
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 15:709-17. 2008
    ..The objectives were to determine patient and treatment-response factors associated with relapse after emergency department (ED) treatment for acute asthma...
  16. pmc Reviewer agreement trends from four years of electronic submissions of conference abstract
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:14. 2006
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of patients who leave emergency departments without being seen
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 13:848-52. 2006
    ..Patients leaving the emergency department (ED) without being seen (LWBS) by a physician have become a growing concern in overcrowded EDs. The purpose of this study was to determine the acuity level, reasons, and outcomes of LWBS cases...
  18. pmc Increasing the use of anti-inflammatory agents for acute asthma in the emergency department: experience with an asthma care map
    B H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can Respir J 15:20-6. 2008
    ..The present study examined the use of an asthma care map (ACM) in one Canadian ED to improve adherence to acute asthma guidelines, emphasizing the use of systemic corticosteroids (SCSs) and inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired pneumonia in North American emergency departments: drug resistance and treatment success with clarithromycin
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 14:607-15. 2007
    ..Limited information on antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) exists for patients discharged from emergency departments with community-acquired pneumonia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid therapy for acute asthma
    B H Rowe
    Division Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, 1G1 43 Walter Mackenzie Centre, 8440 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 287
    Respir Med 98:275-84. 2004
    ..We will review the evidence for the use of these agents that arises from the Cochrane Collaboration of Systematic Reviews contained in the Cochrane Library...
  21. doi request reprint Management of severe acute asthma in the emergency department
    Brian H Rowe
    aDepartment of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Curr Opin Crit Care 17:335-41. 2011
    ..Important knowledge gaps exist in what is known and what care is delivered at the bedside...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based treatments for acute asthma
    B H Rowe
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Respir Care 46:1380-90; discussion 1390-1. 2001
    ..Acute asthma is a common problem and treatment has improved dramatically over the past 10 years. Employing the evidence-based practice outlined above should reduce the burden of acute asthma on patients and the health care system...
  23. doi request reprint Assessment and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the emergency department and beyond
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Expert Rev Respir Med 5:549-59. 2011
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based emergency medicine/systematic review abstract. Use of low molecular weight heparins in patients with acute venous thromboembolism
    Brian H Rowe
    Division of Emergency Medicine University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 39:555-7. 2002
  25. doi request reprint The role of triage liaison physicians on mitigating overcrowding in emergency departments: a systematic review
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 18:111-20. 2011
    ..The objective was to examine the effectiveness of triage liaison physicians (TLPs) on mitigating the effects of emergency department (ED) overcrowding...
  26. ncbi request reprint Inhaled budesonide in addition to oral corticosteroids to prevent asthma relapse following discharge from the emergency department: a randomized controlled trial
    B H Rowe
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    JAMA 281:2119-26. 1999
    ..Objective To determine whether the addition of ICSs to oral corticosteroid treatment would reduce relapses in patients with acute asthma discharged from the ED...
  27. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid treatment for acute croup
    Brian H Rowe
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 40:353-5. 2002
  28. doi request reprint The role of triage nurse ordering on mitigating overcrowding in emergency departments: a systematic review
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1349-57. 2011
    ..The objective was to examine the effectiveness of triage nurse ordering (TNO) on mitigating the effect of emergency department (ED) overcrowding...
  29. ncbi request reprint Intravenous magnesium sulfate treatment for acute asthma in the emergency department: a systematic review of the literature
    B H Rowe
    Division of Emergency Medicine and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 36:181-90. 2000
    ..This systematic review examined the effect of intravenous magnesium sulfate used for patients with acute asthma managed in the emergency department...
  30. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted intervention to improve quality of osteoporosis care after wrist fracture
    S R Majumdar
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 22:1799-808. 2011
    ..An economic analysis of the trial now demonstrates that the intervention tested "dominates" usual care: over a lifetime horizon, it reduces fracture, increases quality-adjusted life years, and saves the healthcare system money...
  31. doi request reprint Nurse case-manager vs multifaceted intervention to improve quality of osteoporosis care after wrist fracture: randomized controlled pilot study
    S R Majumdar
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 8440 112th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2B7, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 22:223-30. 2011
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of IV beta-agonists in treating patients with acute asthma in the emergency department: a meta-analysis
    Andrew H Travers
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, 1G1 50 WMC, 8440 112th Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B7 Canada
    Chest 122:1200-7. 2002
    ..To determine the benefit of IV beta(2)-agonists for severe acute asthma treated in the emergency department (ED)...
  33. pmc Emergency department coding of bicycle and pedestrian injuries during the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10
    M Karkhaneh
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Inj Prev 18:88-93. 2012
    ..The international classification of diseases version 10 (ICD-10) uses alphanumeric expanded codes and external cause of injury codes (E-codes)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of a triage liaison physician on emergency department overcrowding and throughput: a randomized controlled trial
    Brian R Holroyd
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 14:702-8. 2007
    ..Triage liaison physicians (TLPs) have been employed in overcrowded emergency departments (EDs); however, their effectiveness remains unclear...
  35. doi request reprint Bicycle helmet use four years after the introduction of helmet legislation in Alberta, Canada
    M Karkhaneh
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Accid Anal Prev 43:788-96. 2011
    ..Bicycle helmets reduce fatal and non-fatal head and face injuries. This study evaluated the effect of mandatory bicycle helmet legislation targeted at those less than 18 years old on helmet use for all ages in Alberta...
  36. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in Alberta, Canada
    Donna M Dryden
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 30:113-21. 2003
    ..To describe the incidence and pattern of traumatic spinal cord injury and cauda equina injury (SCI) in a geographically defined region of Canada...
  37. doi request reprint Early life factors associated with incidence of physician-diagnosed asthma in preschool children: results from the Canadian Early Childhood Development cohort study
    William K Midodzi
    Epidemiology Coordinating and Research EPICORE Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G7T4
    J Asthma 47:7-13. 2010
    ..The results also provide additional importance of early exposures to environmental factors such as early infections, daycare attendance, and rural environment in the development of proper immune dynamics to prevent asthma...
  38. doi request reprint Asthma presentations by adults to emergency departments in Alberta, Canada: a large population-based study
    Brian H Rowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Chest 135:57-65. 2009
    ..Exacerbations are common in the emergency department (ED) setting. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of asthma presentations to EDs made by adults in the province of Alberta, Canada...
  39. pmc Bicycle helmet prevalence two years after the introduction of mandatory use legislation for under 18 year olds in Alberta, Canada
    B E Hagel
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Inj Prev 12:262-5. 2006
    ..To determine changes in helmet use in cyclists following the introduction of a bicycle helmet law for children under age 18...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pain, medication, and injury in older farmers
    D C Voaklander
    Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 49:374-82. 2006
    ..Older farmers experience high risks for work-related injury. The purpose of this research was to determine if there is a relationship between medication use and injury among older male farmers in Alberta...
  41. doi request reprint Factors associated with incorrect bicycle helmet use
    B E Hagel
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Inj Prev 16:178-84. 2010
    ..Incorrect bicycle helmet use increases head injury risk...
  42. doi request reprint A systematic review of correct bicycle helmet use: how varying definitions and study quality influence the results
    R S Lee
    O Brien Centre for the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Inj Prev 15:125-31. 2009
    ..Little is known about the prevalence of correctly worn helmets and factors associated with proper helmet use...
  43. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids in the emergency department treatment of acute asthma: a meta-analysis
    Marcia L Edmonds
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, and Capital Health Authority, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 40:145-54. 2002
    ..Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are of proven benefit in the treatment of chronic asthma; however, their role in the management of acute asthma is unclear...
  44. ncbi request reprint Predictive validity of a computerized emergency triage tool
    Sandy L Dong
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 14:16-21. 2007
    ..eTRIAGE is a Web-based triage decision support tool that is based on the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS), a five level triage system (CTAS 1 = resuscitation, CTAS 5 = nonurgent)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Replacement of oral corticosteroids with inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of acute asthma following emergency department discharge: a meta-analysis
    Marcia L Edmonds
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Chest 121:1798-805. 2002
    ..This systematic review examined the effect of using ICS in place of CS on outcomes in this setting...
  46. ncbi request reprint Persistence, reproducibility, and cost-effectiveness of an intervention to improve the quality of osteoporosis care after a fracture of the wrist: results of a controlled trial
    S R Majumdar
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 18:261-70. 2007
    ..Our objective was to examine longer-term outcomes, reproducibility, and cost-effectiveness of this intervention...
  47. doi request reprint Medical illness, medication use and suicide in seniors: a population-based case-control study
    D C Voaklander
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 13th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:138-46. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to examine elder suicides identified from a large population-based database using case-control methods to determine disease and medication factors related to suicide...
  48. doi request reprint A prospective review of the use of ketamine to facilitate endotracheal intubation in the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) setting
    A Sibley
    Edmonton Zone EMS, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Emerg Med J 28:521-5. 2011
    ..Despite its proven haemodynamic safety, ketamine has not been widely used in prehospital medicine. This study examined the use of ketamine in helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS)...
  49. ncbi request reprint ED management of cellulitis: a review of five urban centers
    S L Dong
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta and Capital Health Authority, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Emerg Med 19:535-40. 2001
    ..Considerable practice variation exists with respect to in-ED and post-ED management. These results suggest the need for the development of practice guidelines for the treatment of this common ED problem...
  50. pmc Implementation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule: prospective 12 centre cluster randomised trial
    Ian G Stiell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
    BMJ 339:b4146. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of an active strategy to implement the validated Canadian C-Spine Rule into multiple emergency departments...
  51. ncbi request reprint The effect of training on nurse agreement using an electronic triage system
    Sandy L Dong
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    CJEM 9:260-6. 2007
    ..We describe the inter-rater agreement and manual overrides of nurses using a CTAS-compliant web-based triage tool (eTRIAGE) for 2 different intensities of staff training...
  52. ncbi request reprint Aerosolized magnesium sulfate for acute asthma: a systematic review
    Maurice Blitz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, 1G1 43 WMC, 8440 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
    Chest 128:337-44. 2005
    ..The use of MgSO(4) is one of numerous treatment options available during exacerbations of asthma. While the efficacy of therapy with IV MgSO(4) has been demonstrated, little is known about inhaled MgSO(4)...
  53. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and reliability of visibility aid and other risk factor data for uninjured cyclists and pedestrians in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Brent E Hagel
    Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Accid Anal Prev 39:284-9. 2007
    ..Further work is required before an overall visibility rating can be used in place of component scores...
  54. ncbi request reprint Publication bias of randomized controlled trials in emergency medicine
    Maria B Ospina
    University of Alberta Evidence Based Practice Centre, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 13:102-8. 2006
    ..The impact of positive-outcome bias, time-lag bias, and gray literature bias also was assessed...
  55. ncbi request reprint Presentations to emergency departments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Alberta: a population-based study
    Rhonda J Rosychuk
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    CJEM 12:500-8. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the epidemiology of COPD presentations to EDs by older adults in Alberta...
  56. doi request reprint Treatment of children with migraine in emergency departments: national practice variation study
    Lawrence P Richer
    University of Alberta, Department of Pediatrics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatrics 126:e150-5. 2010
    ..Children with migraine may present to an emergency department (ED) when outpatient management has failed; however, only limited research has examined migraine-abortive medications among children...
  57. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of emergency department presentations for asthma in regions of Alberta
    Rhonda J Rosychuk
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, 11402 University Ave N W, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    CJEM 12:339-46. 2010
    ..We describe the epidemiology of asthma presentations to emergency departments (EDs) for 3 main regions in the province of Alberta...
  58. ncbi request reprint Assessing the sensibility of two clinical decision support systems
    Timothy A D Graham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    J Med Syst 32:361-8. 2008
    ..Users were generally satisfied with the CDSS and felt that the NF was more likely than the CAP CDSS to decrease medical errors. Additional research is required to determine the barriers to CDSS use...
  59. ncbi request reprint Effective synthesized/preappraised evidence formats in emergency medicine and the use of supplemental knowledge translation techniques
    Brian H Rowe
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 14:1023-9. 2007
    ..Overall, the recommendations arising from this workshop have the potential to alter future emergency care in important ways...
  60. doi request reprint Asthma presentations by children to emergency departments in a Canadian province: a population-based study
    Rhonda J Rosychuk
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:985-92. 2010
    ..Asthma has a high prevalence in North American children and exacerbations presenting to the emergency department (ED) setting are common...
  61. doi request reprint Epidemiology of bicycle injuries in 13 health divisions, Islamic Republic of Iran 2003
    Mohammad Karkhaneh
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Accid Anal Prev 40:192-9. 2008
    ..9; 95% CI 1.2-3.2) compared with other mechanisms of injury. As a conclusion, bicyclists in Iran, particularly males and young children, are vulnerable to severe injury and death when struck by moving vehicles on highways...
  62. ncbi request reprint Direct health care costs after traumatic spinal cord injury
    Donna M Dryden
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 59:443-9. 2005
    ..The objective was to quantify direct health care costs attributable to traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Tracking emergency department overcrowding in a tertiary care academic institution
    Michael J Bullard
    Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    Healthc Q 12:99-106. 2009
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of vertebral fracture in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Sumit R Majumdar
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 2F1 24 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta Hospital, Alberta, Canada
    Respir Med 104:260-6. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to: 1 document VCF prevalence in COPD patients; and 2 determine the independent correlates of VCF...
  65. doi request reprint Presentations to EDs in Alberta, Canada, for pneumonia: a large population-based study
    Rhonda J Rosychuk
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2J3, Canada
    Chest 138:1363-70. 2010
    ..Pneumonia is an infection of the lung and a common presentation problem in EDs. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of pneumonia presentations to EDs in the province of Alberta, Canada...
  66. doi request reprint The effectiveness of pressure garment therapy for the prevention of abnormal scarring after burn injury: a meta-analysis
    Alexander Anzarut
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 62:77-84. 2009
    ....
  67. doi request reprint Predictors for wheezing phenotypes in the first decade of life
    William K Midodzi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Respirology 13:537-45. 2008
    ..This study examined prenatal, perinatal and early childhood predictors of wheezing phenotypes in the first decade of life...
  68. doi request reprint Croup presentations to emergency departments in Alberta, Canada: a large population-based study
    Rhonda J Rosychuk
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:83-91. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of croup presentations to EDs made by infants (<or=2 years old) in the province of Alberta, Canada...
  69. pmc Multifaceted intervention to improve diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in patients with recent wrist fracture: a randomized controlled trial
    Sumit R Majumdar
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta
    CMAJ 178:569-75. 2008
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Decision support technology in knowledge translation
    Brian R Holroyd
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 14:942-8. 2007
    ..The specialty of emergency medicine must actively collaborate with other stakeholders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of CDSSs that will be utilized during the delivery of care to our patients...
  71. ncbi request reprint Supporting clinical practice at the bedside using wireless technology
    Michael J Bullard
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Room 1G1 58 WMC, 8440 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
    Acad Emerg Med 11:1186-92. 2004
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Zones of prevention: the geography of fall injuries in the elderly
    Nikolaos Yiannakoulias
    Health Surveillance Branch, Alberta Health and Wellness, 24th Floor, PO Box 1360, Edmonton, Alta, Canada T5J 2N3
    Soc Sci Med 57:2065-73. 2003
    ..We argue that descriptive geography can enhance the effectiveness of injury prevention programs by identifying zones of high risk, even when the individual-level and contextual factors that explain the underlying patterns are unknown...
  73. ncbi request reprint Incident cerebrovascular disease in rural and urban Alberta
    Nikolaos Yiannakoulias
    Health Surveillance, Alberta Health and Wellness, Edmonton, Canada
    Cerebrovasc Dis 17:72-8. 2004
    ..This study examines the pattern of incidence and health service utilisation of cerebrovascular disease cases in urban and rural areas within a publicly funded health care system...
  74. ncbi request reprint Depression following traumatic spinal cord injury
    Donna M Dryden
    British Columbia Rural and Remote Health Research Institute, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada
    Neuroepidemiology 25:55-61. 2005
    ..To describe the epidemiology of depression following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and identify risk factors associated with depression...
  75. ncbi request reprint Emergency triage: comparing a novel computer triage program with standard triage
    Sandy L Dong
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 12:502-7. 2005
    ..Emergency department (ED) triage prioritizes patients based on urgency of care; however, little previous testing of triage tools in a live ED environment has been performed...
  76. ncbi request reprint Incidental vertebral fractures discovered with chest radiography in the emergency department: prevalence, recognition, and osteoporosis management in a cohort of elderly patients
    Sumit R Majumdar
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Room 2E3 07 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, Uinversity of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112th St, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
    Arch Intern Med 165:905-9. 2005
    ..Our objectives were to determine the utility of chest radiographs for detecting previously unrecognized vertebral fractures; document rates of recognition; and evaluate osteoporosis treatments...
  77. ncbi request reprint The relation between hyperglycemia and outcomes in 2,471 patients admitted to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia
    Finlay A McAlister
    2E3 24 WMC, University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2R7
    Diabetes Care 28:810-5. 2005
    ..To examine whether hyperglycemia at the time of presentation was associated with outcomes in patients admitted to non-intensive care settings with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  78. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial to increase detection and treatment of osteoporosis in older patients with a wrist fracture
    Sumit R Majumdar
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 2E3 07 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 141:366-73. 2004
    ..Despite the high risk for future fractures and the availability of effective treatments, fewer than 10% to 20% of patients who sustain a fragility fracture are tested or treated for osteoporosis...
  79. ncbi request reprint The influence of residents training level on their evaluation of clinical teaching faculty
    Ivan P Steiner
    Department of Family Medicine and Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Teach Learn Med 17:42-8. 2005
    ..Evaluations by learners are the most common sources of information on teaching. There is some debate about the role of these assessments, but the overall evaluation of faculty by learners was found to be valid and reliable...
  80. ncbi request reprint Calcitonin for treating acute pain of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials
    Jennifer A Knopp
    Family Medicine SF1, 22 WMC, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 16:1281-90. 2005
    ..Side effects were gastrointestinal, minor and often self-limited. Calcitonin appears to be effective in the management of acute pain associated with acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures by shortening time to mobilization...
  81. ncbi request reprint Reliability of computerized emergency triage
    Sandy L Dong
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 13:269-75. 2006
    ..This study compared agreement between two blinded, independent users of a Web-based triage tool (eTRIAGE) and examined the effects of ED crowding on triage reliability...
  82. ncbi request reprint Resident evaluation of clinical teachers based on teachers' certification
    Ivan P Steiner
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 10:731-7. 2003
    ..To examine the influence of emergency medicine (EM) certification of clinical teaching faculty on evaluations provided by residents...
  83. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a systematic review
    Finlay A McAlister
    The University of Alberta Evidence based Practice Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    JAMA 297:2502-14. 2007
    ..Atrial-synchronized biventricular pacemakers (cardiac resynchronization therapy [CRT]) received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in selected patients with LV systolic dysfunction in 2001...
  84. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of patient satisfaction and outcomes after assessment for acute ankle injuries
    Deborah E Wilson
    Alberta Clinical Practice Guidelines Program, Alberta Medical Association, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Emerg Med 20:18-22. 2002
    ..These results may help physicians in re-evaluating their perceptions that patient expectation influence utilization and have important implications in guideline development...
  85. ncbi request reprint Current political issues facing emergency medicine in Canada
    Brian R Holroyd
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Emerg Med Australas 16:190-4. 2004
    ..For most Canadians, however, care for acute illness and injury is provided without barriers in EDs while generalists such as family physicians and paediatricians provide primary care...
  86. ncbi request reprint Statistical disease cluster surveillance of medically treated self-inflicted injuries in Alberta, Canada
    Rhonda J Rosychuk
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 27:68-76. 2006
    ..We believe that these clusters represent areas of excessive self-inflicted injury and that special intervention programs should be considered...
  87. pmc Effects of exercise on breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Margaret L McNeely
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta
    CMAJ 175:34-41. 2006
    ..We sought to summarize the available evidence concerning the effects of exercise on breast cancer patients and survivors...
  88. ncbi request reprint Analysis of prehospital transport of head-injured patients after consolidation of neurosurgery resources
    Carol D Holmen
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Trauma 53:345-50; discussion 350. 2002
    ..This study determined what paramedic, system, or patient factors were associated with secondary head-injury transfer...
  89. pmc Applying the risk of bias tool in a systematic review of combination long-acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids for persistent asthma
    Lisa Hartling
    Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e17242. 2011
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  90. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the quality of systematic reviews in the emergency medicine literature
    K D Kelly
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 38:518-26. 2001
    ..Further efforts should be made to improve the design, reporting, and publication of systematic reviews in emergency medicine...
  91. ncbi request reprint Do radiographic indices of distal radius fracture reduction predict outcomes in older adults receiving conservative treatment?
    J L Jaremko
    Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Radiol 62:65-72. 2007
    ..To investigate whether radiographic deformities suggesting inadequate reduction would be associated with adverse clinical outcomes...
  92. ncbi request reprint Educational intervention to reduce falls and fear of falling in patients after fragility fracture: results of a controlled pilot study
    Diana Rucker
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Prev Med 42:316-9. 2006
    ..We sought to determine the effectiveness of an educational intervention in reducing fear of falling and preventing recurrent falls in community-dwelling patients after a fragility fracture...
  93. ncbi request reprint Utilization of the emergency department after self-inflicted injury
    Ian Colman
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 11:136-42. 2004
    ..Individuals with self-inflicted injuries commonly present to the ED, yet little research has been conducted on this population in this setting...
  94. ncbi request reprint Consultation outcomes in the emergency department: exploring rates and complexity
    Robert A Woods
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    CJEM 10:25-31. 2008
    ..We prospectively examined the consultation rates, the admission rates of consulted patients, the emergency physician (EP) disposition prediction of consulted patients and the difficult consultations rates in 2 tertiary care hospitals...
  95. doi request reprint The relationship between visibility aid use and motor vehicle related injuries among bicyclists presenting to emergency departments
    B E Hagel
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta Children s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8, Canada Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Alberta Children s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Electronic address
    Accid Anal Prev 65:85-96. 2014
    ..Little is known about the effectiveness of visibility aids (VAs; e.g., reflectors, lights, fluorescent clothing) in reducing the risk of a bicyclist-motor-vehicle (MV) collision...
  96. ncbi request reprint Underreporting of vertebral fractures on routine chest radiography
    N Kim
    Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 182:297-300. 2004
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  97. ncbi request reprint Utilization of health services following spinal cord injury: a 6-year follow-up study
    D M Dryden
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Spinal Cord 42:513-25. 2004
    ..Cohort study with 6-years follow-up...
  98. pmc Effectiveness of bicycle helmet legislation to increase helmet use: a systematic review
    M Karkhaneh
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Inj Prev 12:76-82. 2006
    ..Helmet legislation has been proposed as a method to increase helmet wearing; while this social intervention is thought to be effective, no systematic review has been performed...
  99. ncbi request reprint Preparation, attitudes and behaviour in nonhospital cardiac emergencies: evaluating a community's readiness to act
    B H Rowe
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    Can J Cardiol 14:371-7. 1998
    ..To determine how people in a moderately sized Ontario city believe they will react if they witness someone colapsing...
  100. ncbi request reprint Emergency department management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the elderly: the Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration
    Rita K Cydulka
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:908-16. 2003
    ..To determine adherence of emergency department (ED) management of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to current treatment guidelines...
  101. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hospital admission among emergency department patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation
    Chu Lin Tsai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:6-14. 2007
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