Eugene K Wai

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ottawa
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging 20 years after anterior lumbar interbody fusion
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1952-6. 2006
  2. doi request reprint The reliability of determining "leg dominant pain"
    Eugene K Wai
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 9:447-53. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Local administration of morphine for analgesia after autogenous anterior or posterior iliac crest bone graft harvest for spinal fusion: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Eugene K Wai
    The Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y4E9
    Anesth Analg 110:928-33. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational carrying and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 10:628-38. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational bending or twisting and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Spine J 10:76-88. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with physical activity, smoking cessation, and weight loss
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 8:195-202. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational lifting and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 10:554-66. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine: research trends over time and publication rates
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:3070-5. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational standing or walking and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Darren M Roffey
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 725 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Spine J 10:262-72. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Causal assessment of workplace manual handling or assisting patients and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Darren M Roffey
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Spine J 10:639-51. 2010

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging 20 years after anterior lumbar interbody fusion
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1952-6. 2006
    ..A 20-year magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional outcome follow-up study was performed on patients who had undergone anterior lumbar interbody fusion...
  2. doi request reprint The reliability of determining "leg dominant pain"
    Eugene K Wai
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 9:447-53. 2009
    ..Despite the importance of determining whether patients with lumbar spine pain have back or leg dominant pain as a predictor for success after decompression surgery, there are limited data on the reliability of methods for doing so...
  3. doi request reprint Local administration of morphine for analgesia after autogenous anterior or posterior iliac crest bone graft harvest for spinal fusion: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Eugene K Wai
    The Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y4E9
    Anesth Analg 110:928-33. 2010
    ..Various interventions, including morphine infiltration, have been proposed to minimize the associated pain...
  4. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational carrying and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 10:628-38. 2010
    ..Determining the causal relationship between LBP and specific occupational activities requires a rigorous methodological approach...
  5. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational bending or twisting and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Spine J 10:76-88. 2010
    ..Although numerous physical activities have been implicated in its etiology, determining causation remains challenging and requires a methodologically rigorous approach...
  6. doi request reprint Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with physical activity, smoking cessation, and weight loss
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 8:195-202. 2008
    ..It is hoped that articles in this special focus issue will be informative and aid in decision making for the many stakeholders evaluating nonsurgical interventions for CLBP...
  7. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational lifting and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 10:554-66. 2010
    ..Evaluating these potentially causal relationships requires a methodologically rigorous approach. Occupational repetitive and/or heavy lifting is widely thought to be a risk factor for the development of LBP...
  8. ncbi request reprint The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine: research trends over time and publication rates
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:3070-5. 2006
    ..A retrospective review was conducted to assess trends in research selected for podium presentation at ISSLS...
  9. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational standing or walking and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Darren M Roffey
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 725 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Spine J 10:262-72. 2010
    ..Low back pain (LBP) is a widespread musculoskeletal condition that frequently occurs in the working-age population. Numerous occupational physical activities have been implicated in its etiology...
  10. doi request reprint Causal assessment of workplace manual handling or assisting patients and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Darren M Roffey
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Spine J 10:639-51. 2010
    ..Despite an unclear etiology, numerous physical activities are suspected of leading to LBP. Declaring a causal relationship between occupational activities and LBP remains challenging and requires a methodologically rigorous approach...
  11. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational sitting and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Darren M Roffey
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 10:252-61. 2010
    ..Determining the precise causation of LBP remains difficult. Any attempt to implicate a specific occupational activity in the genesis of LBP requires a methodologically rigorous approach...
  12. pmc Use of both Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment questionnaire and Short Form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:1210-7. 2009
    ..To compare the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment Dysfunction Index (SMFA DI) and the Short Form-36 Physical Component Summary (SF-36 PCS) scores among patients undergoing operative management of tibial fractures...
  13. doi request reprint Causal assessment of occupational pushing or pulling and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Darren M Roffey
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 10:544-53. 2010
    ..Although numerous occupational physical activities have been implicated in its etiology, determining the causation of occupational LBP still remains a challenge...
  14. doi request reprint Causal assessment of awkward occupational postures and low back pain: results of a systematic review
    Darren M Roffey
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 725 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Spine J 10:89-99. 2010
    ..Although numerous physical activities have been implicated in its complex etiology, determining causation remains challenging and requires a methodologically rigorous approach...
  15. doi request reprint Osteoconductive bone graft extenders in posterolateral thoracolumbar spinal fusion: a systematic review
    Khalid A M Alsaleh
    University of Ottawa Spine Program, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E993-1000. 2012
    ..A systematic review...
  16. doi request reprint Postoperative improvement in health-related quality of life: a national comparison of surgical treatment for focal (one- to two-level) lumbar spinal stenosis compared with total joint arthroplasty for osteoarthritis
    Y Raja Rampersaud
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Spine J 11:1033-41. 2011
    ..Whether these results are generalizable to routine clinical practice in Canada is unknown...
  17. doi request reprint Fluid lavage of open wounds (FLOW): a multicenter, blinded, factorial pilot trial comparing alternative irrigating solutions and pressures in patients with open fractures
    Bradley Petrisor
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 71:596-606. 2011
    ..We compared the use of castile soap versus normal saline and high- versus low-pressure pulsatile lavage on the rates of reoperations and complications in patients with open fracture wounds...
  18. pmc Delay in operative stabilization of spine fractures in multitrauma patients without neurologic injuries: effects on outcomes
    Hossein Pakzad
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont
    Can J Surg 54:270-6. 2011
    ..Optimal timing for surgical stabilization of the fractured spine is controversial. Early stabilization facilitates mobilization and theoretically reduces associated complications...
  19. ncbi request reprint The surgical management of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: a systematic review
    C Ryan Martin
    University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1791-8. 2007
    ..Systematic review...
  20. doi request reprint Pilot evaluation of a multidisciplinary, medically supervised, nonsurgical weight loss program on the severity of low back pain in obese adults
    Darren M Roffey
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa Spine Unit, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4E9
    Spine J 11:197-204. 2011
    ..Low back pain (LBP) is a prevalent and costly condition. Although its etiology is largely unknown, a link to obesity is suspected, and weight loss programs are often recommended to obese patients with LBP...
  21. pmc Potential triaging of referrals for lumbar spinal surgery consultation: a comparison of referral accuracy from pain specialists, findings from advanced imaging and a 3-item questionnaire
    David Simon
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont
    Can J Surg 52:473-80. 2009
    ..However, most patients who are referred would not benefit from surgical care. Effective triaging of surgical candidates may reduce morbidity related to prolonged waiting times and optimize use of limited resources...
  22. doi request reprint Surgeon attitudes toward nonphysician screening of low back or low back-related leg pain patients referred for surgical assessment: a survey of Canadian spine surgeons
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:E402-8. 2013
    ..Questionnaire survey...
  23. doi request reprint Can cost utility evaluations inform decision making about interventions for low back pain?
    Simon Dagenais
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5 Canada
    Spine J 9:944-57. 2009
    ..Numerous interventions are routinely used, although few are supported by strong evidence. Cost utility analyses (CUAs) may be helpful to inform decision makers...
  24. doi request reprint Spinal cord injuries related to cervical spine fractures in elderly patients: factors affecting mortality
    Parham Daneshvar
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4E9
    Spine J 13:862-6. 2013
    ..Aggressive treatment often required to manage instability associated with C-spine fractures is complicated and hazardous in the elderly population...
  25. pmc Systematic review of the prevalence of radiographic primary hip osteoarthritis
    Simon Dagenais
    Division of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:623-37. 2009
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  26. pmc Industry and evidence-based medicine: Believable or conflicted? A systematic review of the surgical literature
    Chris S Bailey
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont
    Can J Surg 54:321-6. 2011
    ..to answer the following questions: What is the extent of such conflict of interest? Does conflict of interest bias the results of academic surgical research in favour of industry? What are the potential causes of this proindustry bias?..
  27. pmc Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:2567-78. 2008
    ..Previous small trials have left the evidence for either approach inconclusive. We compared reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing with regard to the rates of reoperations and complications in patients with tibial shaft fractures...
  28. ncbi request reprint Single-level fixation of flexion distraction injuries
    Joel A Finkelstein
    Divisions of Orthopaedic Surgery and dagger Orthopaedics, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Center Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Spinal Disord Tech 16:236-42. 2003
    ..The mean Oswestry score was 11.5, with 88% of patients having minimal disability. This prospective study demonstrates the efficacy of posterior open reduction and single-level fixation of flexion distraction injuries...
  29. ncbi request reprint Arthroscopic d├ębridement of the knee for osteoarthritis in patients fifty years of age or older: utilization and outcomes in the Province of Ontario
    Eugene K Wai
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:17-22. 2002
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