Andrea Gruneir

Summary

Affiliation: Women's College Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Frequency and pattern of emergency department visits by long-term care residents--a population-based study
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:510-7. 2010
  2. pmc Gender differences in home care clients and admission to long-term care in Ontario, Canada: a population-based retrospective cohort study
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 13:48. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Recent health care transitions and emergency department use by chronic long term care residents: a population-based cohort study
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:202-6. 2012
  4. pmc Unplanned readmissions after hospital discharge among patients identified as being at high risk for readmission using a validated predictive algorithm
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
    Open Med 5:e104-11. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Confounders and intermediaries in case-control study designs: a strategy for distinguishing between the two when measured using the same variable
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 20:221-8. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Transitions in long-term care and potential implications for quality reporting in Ontario, Canada
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:629-35. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Emergency department use by older adults: a literature review on trends, appropriateness, and consequences of unmet health care needs
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care Res Rev 68:131-55. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Cholinesterase inhibitors and adverse pulmonary events in older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and concomitant dementia: a population-based, cohort study
    Anne Stephenson
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Drugs Aging 29:213-23. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Older men with dementia are at greater risk than women of serious events after initiating antipsychotic therapy
    Paula A Rochon
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:55-61. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Antipsychotic drugs and the risk of hyperglycemia in older adults without diabetes: a population-based observational study
    Lorraine L Lipscombe
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:1026-33. 2011

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Frequency and pattern of emergency department visits by long-term care residents--a population-based study
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:510-7. 2010
    ..To obtain population-based estimates of emergency department (ED) visits by long-term care (LTC) residents...
  2. pmc Gender differences in home care clients and admission to long-term care in Ontario, Canada: a population-based retrospective cohort study
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 13:48. 2013
    ..Our objectives were to quantify differences between women and men who used home care in Ontario, Canada and to determine if there were subsequent differences in LTC admission...
  3. doi request reprint Recent health care transitions and emergency department use by chronic long term care residents: a population-based cohort study
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:202-6. 2012
    ..Two types of transitions were considered: admission into LTC and discharge from hospital...
  4. pmc Unplanned readmissions after hospital discharge among patients identified as being at high risk for readmission using a validated predictive algorithm
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
    Open Med 5:e104-11. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe medical patients identified using a recently published and validated algorithm (the LACE index) as being at high risk for readmission and to examine their actual hospital readmission rates...
  5. doi request reprint Confounders and intermediaries in case-control study designs: a strategy for distinguishing between the two when measured using the same variable
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 20:221-8. 2011
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  6. doi request reprint Transitions in long-term care and potential implications for quality reporting in Ontario, Canada
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:629-35. 2010
    ..To describe the proportion of long-term care (LTC) residents excluded from quality measurement because of standard length of stay inclusion criteria and the extent to which this varies across facilities...
  7. doi request reprint Emergency department use by older adults: a literature review on trends, appropriateness, and consequences of unmet health care needs
    Andrea Gruneir
    Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Care Res Rev 68:131-55. 2011
    ..Gaps in the research literature result in a limited understanding of the full scope of the issue and opportunities for practice and policy intervention...
  8. doi request reprint Cholinesterase inhibitors and adverse pulmonary events in older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and concomitant dementia: a population-based, cohort study
    Anne Stephenson
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Drugs Aging 29:213-23. 2012
    ..Cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) are a mainstay treatment for individuals with dementia. ChEIs may worsen airflow obstruction because of their pro-cholinergic properties...
  9. doi request reprint Older men with dementia are at greater risk than women of serious events after initiating antipsychotic therapy
    Paula A Rochon
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:55-61. 2013
    ..To understand how drug therapy differently affects older women and men...
  10. doi request reprint Antipsychotic drugs and the risk of hyperglycemia in older adults without diabetes: a population-based observational study
    Lorraine L Lipscombe
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:1026-33. 2011
    ..To determine whether current antipsychotic use among older persons without diabetes is associated with a higher risk of hospital visits for hyperglycemia, as previous studies in this population have yielded conflicting results...
  11. doi request reprint Use of clarithromycin and adverse cardiovascular events among older patients receiving donepezil: a population-based, nested case-control study
    Janine R Hutson
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Drugs Aging 29:205-11. 2012
    ..Donepezil is metabolized by the cytochrome P450 isozyme 3A4 (CYP3A4). Clarithromycin is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A4, and patients taking both of these drugs may be at increased risk of cardiac adverse events...
  12. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of older adults hospitalized in acute psychiatric units in ontario: a population-based study
    Dallas P Seitz
    Department of Psychiatry, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 57:554-63. 2012
    ..Understanding the characteristics of older adults in APUs is necessary to determine the range of inpatient services required for this population...
  13. ncbi request reprint Demographic characteristics and healthcare use of centenarians: a population-based cohort study
    Paula A Rochon
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:86-93. 2014
    ..To better understand how centenarians use the healthcare system as an important step toward improving their service delivery...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adverse events associated with hospitalization or detected through the RAI-HC assessment among Canadian home care clients
    Diane Doran
    Professor Emeritus, Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Healthc Policy 9:76-88. 2013
    ..The purpose of this Canadian study was to investigate AEs in HC, specifically those associated with hospitalization or detected through the Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care (RAI-HC)...
  15. doi request reprint Prolonged antibiotic treatment in long-term care: role of the prescriber
    Nick Daneman
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, SunnybrookHealth Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    JAMA Intern Med 173:673-82. 2013
    ..Given that most common bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotic courses of 7 or fewer days, reducing standard antibiotic treatment durations may be an avenue to curtailing antibiotic overuse in long-term care...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of cholinesterase inhibitors on postoperative outcomes of older adults with dementia undergoing hip fracture surgery
    Dallas P Seitz
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:803-13. 2011
    ..We evaluated the effects of ChEIs on the postoperative outcomes of older adults who underwent hip fracture surgery...
  17. pmc Serious events in older Ontario residents receiving bowel preparations for outpatient colonoscopy with various comorbidity profiles: a descriptive, population-based study
    Joanne Man Wai Ho
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 26:436-40. 2012
    ..Little is known about adverse events associated with these preparations, particularly in older patients or patients with medical comorbidities...
  18. doi request reprint Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers and the progression of parkinsonism
    Connie Marras
    Division of Neurology, Toronto Western Hospital, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Neurol 71:362-9. 2012
    ..A study was undertaken to test the association between dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker use and the time to important milestones of disease progression among patients with parkinsonism...
  19. doi request reprint Antipsychotics and mortality in Parkinsonism
    Connie Marras
    Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, ON, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:149-58. 2012
    ..The use of antipsychotic medications is associated with an increased risk of death in older adults with dementia. The risk of death in patients with preexisting parkinsonism who receive antipsychotic drugs is not known...
  20. doi request reprint Influenza and seasonal patterns of hospital use by older adults in long-term care and community settings in Ontario, Canada
    Andrea Gruneir
    Andrea Gruneir and Paula A Rochon are with the Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON Jeff C Kwong, Michael A Campitelli, and Alice Newman are with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto Geoffrey M Anderson is with the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto Vincent Mor is with the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University, Providence, RI
    Am J Public Health 104:e141-7. 2014
    ..We compared seasonal influenza hospital use among older adults in long-term care (LTC) and community settings...
  21. doi request reprint Effects of impairment in activities of daily living on predicting mortality following hip fracture surgery in studies using administrative healthcare databases
    Dallas P Seitz
    Department of Psychiatry, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 14:9. 2014
    ..We evaluated the impact of ADL function on predicting postoperative mortality among older adults with hip fractures in Ontario, Canada...
  22. doi request reprint Antibiotic use in long-term care facilities
    Nick Daneman
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:2856-63. 2011
    ..Our goal was to examine the prevalence of antibiotic use among long-term care facility residents and the extent of variability across these institutions...
  23. doi request reprint Association between tamsulosin and serious ophthalmic adverse events in older men following cataract surgery
    Chaim M Bell
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada
    JAMA 301:1991-6. 2009
    ..No studies have documented whether use of tamsulosin or other alpha-blocker drug therapies affect the risk of serious postoperative adverse events...
  24. doi request reprint Association between tamoxifen treatment and diabetes: a population-based study
    Lorraine L Lipscombe
    Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Cancer 118:2615-22. 2012
    ..Tamoxifen may increase diabetes incidence through its estrogen-inhibiting effects. This study assessed whether tamoxifen treatment in older breast cancer survivors is associated with an increased risk of diabetes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antipsychotic drugs and hyperglycemia in older patients with diabetes
    Lorraine L Lipscombe
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 169:1282-9. 2009
    ..Evidence suggests that there is an association between antipsychotic drugs and new-onset diabetes, but little is known about the risk of hyperglycemia among persons with preexisting diabetes...
  26. pmc Adverse events among Ontario home care clients associated with emergency room visit or hospitalization: a retrospective cohort study
    Diane M Doran
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Suite 130, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:227. 2013
    ..The study reports on the incidence of HC adverse events, the magnitude of the events, the types of events that occur, and the consequences experienced by HC clients in the province of Ontario...
  27. doi request reprint Inhaled anticholinergic drug therapy and the risk of acute urinary retention in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population-based study
    Anne Stephenson
    Department of Medicine, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 171:914-20. 2011
    ..The systemic anticholinergic effects of IAC therapy have not been extensively studied. This study sought to determine the risk of acute urinary retention (AUR) in seniors with COPD using IACs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Antidepressants for agitation and psychosis in dementia
    Dallas P Seitz
    Department of Psychiatry, Queen s University, 752 King Street West, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 4X3
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD008191. 2011
    ..Agitation and psychosis are common among older adults with dementia and are challenging to manage. At the present time, little is known about the efficacy and safety of antidepressant medications when used to treat these symptoms...
  29. doi request reprint Temporal trends in general and age-specific fertility rates among women with schizophrenia (1996-2009): a population-based study in Ontario, Canada
    Simone N Vigod
    Women s College Hospital and Women s College Research Institute, 76 Grenville St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1B2
    Schizophr Res 139:169-75. 2012
    ..Our objective was to analyze recent trends in general and age-specific fertility rates among women with schizophrenia in Ontario, Canada...
  30. pmc Investigator experiences with financial conflicts of interest in clinical trials
    Paula A Rochon
    Women s College Research Institute at Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Trials 12:9. 2011
    ..We obtained information from investigators about adherence to practices that minimize the introduction of such bias in their clinical trials experience...
  31. doi request reprint Cholinesterase inhibitor use in U.S. nursing homes: results from the national nursing home survey
    Dallas P Seitz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2269-74. 2009
    ..To determine the frequency of cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEI) use in nursing home (NH) residents with dementia and examine correlates of ChEI use in this population...
  32. doi request reprint Nursing time devoted to medication administration in long-term care: clinical, safety, and resource implications
    Mary S Thomson
    Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:266-72. 2009
    ..To quantify the time required for nurses to complete the medication administration process in long-term care (LTC)...
  33. pmc Relationship between state medicaid policies, nursing home racial composition, and the risk of hospitalization for black and white residents
    Andrea Gruneir
    Kunin Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, ON M6A 2E1, Canada
    Health Serv Res 43:869-81. 2008
    ..To examine racial differences in the risk of hospitalization for nursing home (NH) residents...