Roger Thomas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is influenza-like illness a useful concept and an appropriate test of influenza vaccine effectiveness?
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, G012, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1 Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:2143-9. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who care for people aged 60 or older living in long-term care institutions
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty ofMedicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 7:CD005187. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Systematic review of mentoring to prevent or reduce alcohol and drug use by adolescents
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Pediatr 13:292-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Systematic review of mentoring to prevent or reduce tobacco use by adolescents
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Pediatr 13:300-7. 2013
  5. doi request reprint School-based programmes for preventing smoking
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD001293. 2013
  6. pmc Mortality and morbidity among military personnel and civilians during the 1930s and World War II from transmission of hepatitis during yellow fever vaccination: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Public Health 103:e16-29. 2013
  7. pmc The safety of yellow fever vaccine 17D or 17DD in children, pregnant women, HIV+ individuals, and older persons: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:359-72. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Active and passive surveillance of yellow fever vaccine 17D or 17DD-associated serious adverse events: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, G012, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
    Vaccine 29:4544-55. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary Medical Clinics North Hill, University of Calgary, 1707 1632 14 Avenue NW, Calgary, Canada T2M1M1
    Vaccine 29:344-56. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Can they keep going on their own? A four-year randomized trial of functional assessments of community residents
    Roger Thomas
    University of Calgary
    Can J Aging 26:379-90. 2007

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Is influenza-like illness a useful concept and an appropriate test of influenza vaccine effectiveness?
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, G012, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1 Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:2143-9. 2014
    ..To assess the utility of "influenza-like illness" (ILI) and whether it appropriately tests influenza vaccine effectiveness...
  2. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who care for people aged 60 or older living in long-term care institutions
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty ofMedicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 7:CD005187. 2013
    ..Healthcare workers' influenza rates are unknown but may be similar to those of the general public. Healthcare workers may transmit influenza to patients...
  3. doi request reprint Systematic review of mentoring to prevent or reduce alcohol and drug use by adolescents
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Pediatr 13:292-9. 2013
    ..Use of alcohol and illicit drugs by adolescents is an important problem worldwide...
  4. doi request reprint Systematic review of mentoring to prevent or reduce tobacco use by adolescents
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Pediatr 13:300-7. 2013
    ..Surveys conducted 1998 to 2008 (530,849 13- to 15-year-olds, 100 countries) by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found increased tobacco use...
  5. doi request reprint School-based programmes for preventing smoking
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD001293. 2013
    ..Helping young people to avoid starting smoking is a widely endorsed public health goal, and schools provide a route to communicate with nearly all young people. School-based interventions have been delivered for close to 40 years...
  6. pmc Mortality and morbidity among military personnel and civilians during the 1930s and World War II from transmission of hepatitis during yellow fever vaccination: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Public Health 103:e16-29. 2013
    ..It would take 4 additional decades of experiments and epidemiological research before viruses of hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E were identified, their modes of transmission understood, and their genomes sequenced...
  7. pmc The safety of yellow fever vaccine 17D or 17DD in children, pregnant women, HIV+ individuals, and older persons: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:359-72. 2012
    ..No other serious adverse events were identified in the other studies of vulnerable groups...
  8. doi request reprint Active and passive surveillance of yellow fever vaccine 17D or 17DD-associated serious adverse events: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, G012, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
    Vaccine 29:4544-55. 2011
    ..To identify the rate of serious adverse events attributable to yellow fever vaccination with 17D and 17DD strains reported in active and passive surveillance data...
  9. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary Medical Clinics North Hill, University of Calgary, 1707 1632 14 Avenue NW, Calgary, Canada T2M1M1
    Vaccine 29:344-56. 2010
    ..To identify studies of influenza vaccination of HCWs and influenza in elderly residents in long-term care facilities...
  10. ncbi request reprint Can they keep going on their own? A four-year randomized trial of functional assessments of community residents
    Roger Thomas
    University of Calgary
    Can J Aging 26:379-90. 2007
  11. pmc A systematic review of the methodological quality and outcomes of RCTs to teach medical undergraduates surgical and emergency procedures
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta, Canada
    Can J Surg 50:278-90. 2007
    ..There is no systematic review of the methodological quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of teaching surgical and emergency skills to undergraduates...
  12. ncbi request reprint A literature review of randomized controlled trials of the organization of care at the end of life
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, T2N 1M7, Canada
    Can J Aging 25:271-93. 2006
    ..We identify difficulties in conducting research on palliative care and solutions and discuss future possible research themes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly
    R E Thomas
    University of Calgary, Department of Medicine, UCMC, 1707 1632 14th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2M 1N7
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD005187. 2006
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  14. ncbi request reprint School-based programmes for preventing smoking
    R Thomas
    University of Calgary, Department of Medicine, UCMC, 1707 1632 14th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2M 1N7
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD001293. 2006
    ..Schools provide a route for communicating with a large proportion of young people, and school-based programmes for smoking prevention have been widely developed and evaluated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination for health-care workers who work with elderly people in institutions: a systematic review
    R E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Lancet Infect Dis 6:273-9. 2006
    ..These findings must be interpreted in the light of possible selection, performance, attrition, and detection biases...
  16. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trials of non-medical and non-surgical therapies for palliative care: a literature review
    Roger Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1M7
    Altern Med Rev 10:204-15. 2005
    ..Improved planning of the protocols and execution, with the addition of experienced trialists and statisticians, is required to improve the quality of the evidence collected in future studies...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reporting rates of yellow fever vaccine 17D or 17DD-associated serious adverse events in pharmacovigilance data bases: systematic review
    Roger E Thomas
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, G012, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1, Canada
    Curr Drug Saf 6:145-54. 2011
    ..To assess the reporting rates of serious adverse events attributable to yellow fever vaccination with 17D and 17DD strains as reported in pharmacovigilance databases, and assess reasons for differences in reporting rates...
  18. ncbi request reprint The "good" rural death: a report of an ethnographic study in Alberta, Canada
    Donna M Wilson
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Palliat Care 25:21-9. 2009
    ..Four themes in the Alberta data highlight critical elements of the good rural death. These findings are expected to contribute to rural/remote palliative and end-of-life care developments...
  19. ncbi request reprint Introducing personal digital assistants to family physician teachers
    David Topps
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, UCMC Sunridge, Alberta, Canada
    Fam Med 35:55-9. 2003
    ..The objective of the project reported here was to maximize adoption of PDAs by our faculty, using a combination of strategies...
  20. ncbi request reprint The socio-economic impact of telehealth: a systematic review
    P A Jennett
    Health Telematics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 9:311-20. 2003
    ..Although the review found a number of areas of socio-economic benefit, there is the continuing problem of limited generalizability...
  21. ncbi request reprint Planning and providing end-of-life care in rural areas
    Donna M Wilson
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Rural Health 22:174-81. 2006
    ..Approximately 20% of North Americans and 25% of Europeans reside in rural areas. Planning and providing end-of-life (EOL) care in rural areas presents some unique challenges...
  22. pmc Age-Based Differences in Care Setting Transitions over the Last Year of Life
    Donna M Wilson
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2G3, Canada
    Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2011:101276. 2011
    ..7 days versus 36.2 for younger persons). Conclusion. Younger and older persons differ somewhat in the number and type of end-of-life care setting transitions, a matter for continuing research and healthcare policy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effect of a PDA-assisted evidence-based medicine course on knowledge of common clinical problems
    Roland M Grad
    Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Fam Med 37:734-40. 2005
    ..This study's objective was to determine if PDA-assisted EBM training would improve clinical knowledge...
  24. ncbi request reprint Policy implications associated with the socioeconomic and health system impact of telehealth: a case study from Canada
    P A Jennett
    Health Telematics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Telemed J E Health 10:77-83. 2004
    ..To become fully integrated into the health care system, telehealth must be viewed as more than an add-on service. This paper offers 19 general and 20 subject-specific telehealth recommendations, as well as seven policy strategies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of a kidney and cardiovascular disease treatment program in an Australian Aboriginal population
    Philip R Baker
    Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 12:22-31. 2005
    ..0 million dollars at 3 years and 3.4 million dollars at 4.6 years. The treatment program provided significant health benefit and impressive cost savings in dialysis avoided...