Damon C Scales

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Intensive care outcomes in bone marrow transplant recipients: a population-based cohort analysis
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room D108, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
    Crit Care 12:R77. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The ICU outreach team
    Damon C Scales
    Adult Critical Care Program, and the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 18:95-106. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The effect of tracheostomy timing during critical illness on long-term survival
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Crit Care Med 36:2547-57. 2008
  4. pmc Prophylactic anticoagulation to prevent venous thromboembolism in traumatic intracranial hemorrhage: a decision analysis
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Room D108, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Crit Care 14:R72. 2010
  5. doi request reprint A multifaceted intervention for quality improvement in a network of intensive care units: a cluster randomized trial
    Damon C Scales
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    JAMA 305:363-72. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Health technology assessment in critical care
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, M4N 3M5, Toronto, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 33:2183-91. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Difference in reported pre-morbid health-related quality of life between ARDS survivors and their substitute decision makers
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, M4N 3M5, Toronto, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 32:1826-31. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Administrative data accurately identified intensive care unit admissions in Ontario
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, G1 06, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:802-7. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism in neurointensive care patients: survey of Canadian practice
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 24:176-84. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating sample size in critical care clinical trials
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 20:6-11. 2005

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. pmc Intensive care outcomes in bone marrow transplant recipients: a population-based cohort analysis
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room D108, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
    Crit Care 12:R77. 2008
    ..Our objective was to determine the long-term outcome of bone marrow transplant recipients admitted to an ICU during subsequent hospitalizations...
  2. ncbi request reprint The ICU outreach team
    Damon C Scales
    Adult Critical Care Program, and the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 18:95-106. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The effect of tracheostomy timing during critical illness on long-term survival
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Crit Care Med 36:2547-57. 2008
    ..Tracheostomy is common in intensive care unit patients, but the appropriate timing is controversial...
  4. pmc Prophylactic anticoagulation to prevent venous thromboembolism in traumatic intracranial hemorrhage: a decision analysis
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Room D108, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Crit Care 14:R72. 2010
    ..Using decision analysis modeling techniques, we developed a model for examining this trade-off for trauma patients with documented ICH...
  5. doi request reprint A multifaceted intervention for quality improvement in a network of intensive care units: a cluster randomized trial
    Damon C Scales
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    JAMA 305:363-72. 2011
    ..Evidence-based practices improve intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes, but eligible patients may not receive them. Community hospitals treat most critically ill patients but may have few resources dedicated to quality improvement...
  6. ncbi request reprint Health technology assessment in critical care
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, M4N 3M5, Toronto, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 33:2183-91. 2007
    ..Heath technology assessments (HTAs) evaluate the benefits and costs of devices for monitoring and therapy (and their associated requirements for human resources) which contribute to the high expense associated with ICU admission...
  7. ncbi request reprint Difference in reported pre-morbid health-related quality of life between ARDS survivors and their substitute decision makers
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook and Women s Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, M4N 3M5, Toronto, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 32:1826-31. 2006
    ..Substitute decision makers may consider the pre-morbid health status of their critically ill loved one when making treatment decisions on her/his behalf...
  8. ncbi request reprint Administrative data accurately identified intensive care unit admissions in Ontario
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, G1 06, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:802-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of Ontario administrative health data for identifying intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
  9. doi request reprint Prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism in neurointensive care patients: survey of Canadian practice
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 24:176-84. 2009
    ..For this population, anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis remains controversial and randomized controlled studies are sparse. Our goal was to establish sufficient clinical equipoise to facilitate future research in this area...
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating sample size in critical care clinical trials
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 20:6-11. 2005
    ..The relationship among confidence intervals, precision, and study power is also discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Medical technology in the intensive care unit
    Damon C Scales
    Department of Critical Care, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Crit Care 10:238-45. 2004
  12. ncbi request reprint Surrogate decision makers' attitudes towards research decision making for critically ill patients
    Kali A Barrett
    Internal Medicine Programme, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 38:1616-23. 2012
    ..To examine the attitudes and preferences of surrogate decision makers (SDMs) regarding their involvement in the consent to research process for ICU patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tracheostomy timing in traumatic brain injury: a propensity-matched cohort study
    Aziz S Alali
    From the Sunnybrook Research Institute A S A, D C S, R A F, A K, C D M, A B N, Department of Critical Care D C S, R A F, Division of Neurosurgery T G M, Department of Research Design and Biostatistics A K, and Department of Surgery A B N, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center Clinical Epidemiology Program A S A, D C S, R A F, J G R, A K, A B N, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care D C S, R A F, and Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute J G R, A B N and Department of Medicine J G R, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto and Division of Neurosurgery A S A, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:70-6; discussion 76-8. 2014
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Integrating mortality and morbidity outcomes: using quality-adjusted life years in critical care trials
    Niall D Ferguson
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:256-61. 2013
    ..Outcome measures that integrate mortality and morbidity, like quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), have been proposed for critical care clinical trials...
  15. doi request reprint Knowledge translation interventions for critically ill patients: a systematic review*
    Tasnim Sinuff
    1Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada 2Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada 3Department of Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada 4Clinical Evaluation Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, Canada 5Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada 6Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada 7Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada 8Institute of Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada 9Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada 10Department of Medicine, Providence Health Care and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 11Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada 12Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Japan
    Crit Care Med 41:2627-40. 2013
    ..We systematically reviewed ICU-based knowledge translation studies to assess the impact of knowledge translation interventions on processes and outcomes of care...
  16. doi request reprint Association of ICU or hospital admission with unintentional discontinuation of medications for chronic diseases
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Keenan Research Centre in Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 306:840-7. 2011
    ..The intensive care unit (ICU) may pose an even greater risk because of the focus on acute events and the presence of multiple transitions in care...
  17. pmc Documentation of best interest by intensivists: a retrospective study in an Ontario critical care unit
    Mohana Ratnapalan
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, William Osler Health System, Brampton Civic Hospital, 2100 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton, Ontario L6R3J7, Canada
    BMC Med Ethics 11:1. 2010
    ..We sought to determine how well such discussions are documented in a typical intensive care unit...
  18. doi request reprint Ethical challenges in conducting research on dying patients and those at high risk of dying
    Blair Henry
    Ethics Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Account Res 19:1-12. 2012
    ..Adhering to these principles will help ensure that dying patients or patients at high risk of dying can still participate in research that has the potential to advance knowledge and improve future care...
  19. doi request reprint Chronic dialysis and death among survivors of acute kidney injury requiring dialysis
    Ron Wald
    Division of Nephrology, St Michael s Hospital, 61 Queen St East, 9 140, Toronto, ON M5C 2T2, Canada
    JAMA 302:1179-85. 2009
    ..Severe acute kidney injury among hospitalized patients often necessitates initiation of short-term dialysis. Little is known about the long-term outcome of those who survive to hospital discharge...
  20. pmc Organ donation after death in Ontario: a population-based cohort study
    Donald A Redelmeier
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 185:E337-44. 2013
    ..We assessed rates of deceased organ donation and compared hospitals that had clinical services for transplant recipients (transplant hospitals) to those that did not (general hospitals)...
  21. doi request reprint Scarcity: the context of rationing in an Ontario ICU
    Andrew B Cooper
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, William Osler Health System, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
    Crit Care Med 41:1476-82. 2013
    ..We sought to better understand the phenomenon of scarcity in the critical care setting...
  22. doi request reprint The accuracy of administrative data for identifying the presence and timing of admission to intensive care units in a Canadian province
    Allan Garland
    Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Med Care 50:e1-6. 2012
    ..A prerequisite for using administrative data to study the care of critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) is that it accurately identifies such care. Only limited data exist on this subject...
  23. doi request reprint Reducing time-to-treatment decreases mortality of trauma patients with acute subdural hematoma
    Homer C N Tien
    Division of General Surgery, Tory Regional Trauma Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
    Ann Surg 253:1178-83. 2011
    ..To determine if reducing prehospital time and time-to-craniotomy is associated with decreased mortality in trauma patients with acute subdural hematomas...
  24. pmc The use of wireless e-mail to improve healthcare team communication
    Chris O'Connor
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Room D1 08, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N3M5
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:705-13. 2009
    ..To assess the impact of using wireless e-mail for clinical communication in an intensive care unit (ICU)...
  25. doi request reprint Patients' preferences for enrolment into critical-care trials
    Damon C Scales
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 35:1703-12. 2009
    ..Most critically ill patients are incapable of providing informed consent for research...
  26. doi request reprint Update in critical care 2007
    Robert A Fowler
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:808-19. 2008
  27. pmc Validity of physician billing claims to identify deceased organ donors in large healthcare databases
    Alvin Ho Ting Li
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e70825. 2013
    ..We evaluated the validity of physician billing claims to identify deceased organ donors in large provincial healthcare databases...
  28. doi request reprint Variation of arterial and central venous catheter use in United States intensive care units
    Hayley B Gershengorn
    From the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York Current position Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York H B G Section of Critical Care, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada A G Cerner Corporation, Vienna, Virginia A K Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada D C S Department of Medicine, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada G R and Departments of Anesthesiology and Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, New York H W
    Anesthesiology 120:650-64. 2014
    ..Arterial catheters (ACs) and central venous catheters (CVCs) are common in intensive care units (ICUs). Few data describe which patients receive these devices and whether variability in practice exists...
  29. doi request reprint High-dose renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury: Systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ryan Van Wert
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Crit Care Med 38:1360-9. 2010
    ..To determine the effect of renal replacement therapy dose on mortality and dialysis dependence in patients with acute kidney injury...
  30. doi request reprint Is a mass immunization program for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 good value for money? Evidence from the Canadian Experience
    Beate Sander
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Vaccine 28:6210-20. 2010
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the Charlson comorbidity index using Canadian administrative databases: a perspective on risk adjustment in critical care research
    Dale M Needham
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Crit Care 20:12-9. 2005
    ..Future research should focus on updating the Charlson index for recent changes in the prognosis of comorbid diseases and introduction of International Statistical Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision coding of discharge abstracts...
  32. pmc Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury: results from the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program
    Aziz S Alali
    1 Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurotrauma 30:1737-46. 2013
    ..However, variability in ICP monitoring rates contributed only modestly to variability in institutional mortality rates. Identifying other institutional practices that impact on mortality is an important area for future research...
  33. doi request reprint Use of mechanical ventilation protocols in intensive care units: a survey of current practice
    Sandra M Ellis
    Respiratory Therapy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    J Crit Care 27:556-63. 2012
    ..We sought to ascertain ICU and hospital characteristics associated with adoption of mechanical ventilation (MV) protocols in Ontario, Canada...
  34. pmc Emergency department length of stay for patients requiring mechanical ventilation: a prospective observational study
    Louise Rose
    Lawrence S, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, 155 College St, Rm 276, Toronto, ON, M5T IP8, Canada
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 20:30. 2012
    ..Additionally, we aimed to describe delivery and monitoring of ventilation in the ED...
  35. pmc Patient contact recall after SARS exposure
    Popy Dimoulas
    Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:625-8. 2005
    ..Healthcare workers reliably recalled events 6 months after exposure...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pay for performance in the intensive care unit--opportunity or threat?
    Kristina Khanduja
    Department of Anaesthesia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Crit Care Med 37:852-8. 2009
    ..Our objective was to describe these programs and their potential implementation in intensive care units (ICUs)...
  37. pmc Outcomes of interfacility critical care adult patient transport: a systematic review
    Eddy Fan
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, F2 150, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8, Canada
    Crit Care 10:R6. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the adverse events and important prognostic factors associated with interfacility transport of intubated and mechanically ventilated adult patients...
  38. doi request reprint Has mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome decreased over time?: A systematic review
    Jason Phua
    F R C P C, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, 2MCL 411M, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:220-7. 2009
    ..It is commonly stated that mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute lung injury (ALI) is decreasing...
  39. pmc Competition in collaborative clothing: a qualitative case study of influences on collaborative quality improvement in the ICU
    Katie N Dainty
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 1W8
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:317-23. 2013
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Prophylactic magnesium for improving neurologic outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Eyal Golan
    Department of Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2S8
    J Crit Care 28:173-81. 2013
    ..Neurologic disability is common after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Our objective was to systematically review the prophylactic use of magnesium to improve neurologic outcomes in these patients...
  41. doi request reprint Predictors of adopting therapeutic hypothermia for post-cardiac arrest patients among Canadian emergency and critical care physicians
    Blair L Bigham
    Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Canada
    Resuscitation 81:20-4. 2010
    ..Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest has not been universally adopted. Adoption might be improved through protocol implementation, education about benefits and prognosis, and strategies to make administration easier...
  42. pmc Routine chest x-rays in intensive care units: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Anusoumya Ganapathy
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Crit Care 16:R68. 2012
    ..Chest x-rays (CXRs) are the most frequent radiological tests performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, the utility of performing daily routine CXRs is unclear...
  43. pmc Ultrasound-guided tracheostomy--not for the many, but perhaps the few... or the one
    Lorraine N Tremblay
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Crit Care 15:147. 2011
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Maintaining allocation concealment: following your SNOSE
    Damon C Scales
    Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 20:191-3. 2005
  45. pmc Illness in intensive care staff after brief exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Damon C Scales
    Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1205-10. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Tracheostomy: it's time to move from art to science
    Damon C Scales
    Crit Care Med 34:3039-40. 2006
  47. ncbi request reprint Variation in intensive care unit outcomes by day of week: no weak-end
    Chaim M Bell
    Intensive Care Med 30:739-41. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint "Stop right there...I gotta know right now!" Do steroids really help for CAP?
    Damon C Scales
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:643-4; author reply 644-5. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint Evidence of airborne transmission of SARS
    Robert A Fowler
    N Engl J Med 351:609-11; author reply 609-11. 2004
  50. doi request reprint Pyrexia of uncertain overtones
    Damon C Scales
    Crit Care Med 36:1669-70. 2008
  51. ncbi request reprint Lost in (knowledge) translation: "All breakthrough, no follow through"?
    Damon C Scales
    Crit Care Med 36:1654-5. 2008
  52. pmc Corticosteroids for acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Neill K J Adhikari
    BMJ 336:969-70. 2008