Amiram Gafni

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of homocysteine level lowering therapy and fractures
    Anna M Sawka
    Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth St, 12 212 Eaton North, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 167:2136-9. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Basis for physician recommendations for adjuvant radioiodine therapy in early-stage thyroid carcinoma: principal findings of the Canadian-American thyroid cancer survey
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Endocr Pract 14:175-84. 2008
  3. doi request reprint An updated systematic review and commentary examining the effectiveness of radioactive iodine remnant ablation in well-differentiated thyroid cancer
    Anna M Sawka
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 37:457-80, x. 2008
  4. pmc Competing interests in development of clinical practice guidelines for diabetes management: Report from a multidisciplinary workshop
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Multidiscip Healthc 1:29-34. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a computerized decision aid on adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment for patients with early-stage papillary thyroid cancer
    Anna M Sawka
    University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth St, 12 EN 212, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    J Clin Oncol 30:2906-11. 2012
  6. pmc Thyroid cancer patients' involvement in adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment decision-making and decision regret: an exploratory study
    A M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 12 EN 212, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    Support Care Cancer 20:641-5. 2012
  7. pmc Evaluation of a clinical decision support tool for osteoporosis disease management: protocol for an interrupted time series design
    Monika Kastner
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:77. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint The use of hip protectors in long-term care facilities: a survey of nursing home staff
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:229-32. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Hip protectors decrease hip fracture risk in elderly nursing home residents: a Bayesian meta-analysis
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:336-44. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Do hip protectors decrease the risk of hip fracture in institutional and community-dwelling elderly? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 16:1461-74. 2005

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Publications89

  1. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of homocysteine level lowering therapy and fractures
    Anna M Sawka
    Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth St, 12 212 Eaton North, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 167:2136-9. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Basis for physician recommendations for adjuvant radioiodine therapy in early-stage thyroid carcinoma: principal findings of the Canadian-American thyroid cancer survey
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Endocr Pract 14:175-84. 2008
    ....
  3. doi request reprint An updated systematic review and commentary examining the effectiveness of radioactive iodine remnant ablation in well-differentiated thyroid cancer
    Anna M Sawka
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 37:457-80, x. 2008
    ..The incremental benefit of RRA in low risk patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer after total or near-total thyroidectomy who are receiving thyroid hormone suppressive therapy remains unclear...
  4. pmc Competing interests in development of clinical practice guidelines for diabetes management: Report from a multidisciplinary workshop
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Multidiscip Healthc 1:29-34. 2008
    ..To explore the complex issue of competing interests (CIs) in development of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in diabetes with stakeholders...
  5. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a computerized decision aid on adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment for patients with early-stage papillary thyroid cancer
    Anna M Sawka
    University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth St, 12 EN 212, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    J Clin Oncol 30:2906-11. 2012
    ..The DA describes the rationale, possible risks and benefits, and the medical evidence uncertainty relating to the choice...
  6. pmc Thyroid cancer patients' involvement in adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment decision-making and decision regret: an exploratory study
    A M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 12 EN 212, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    Support Care Cancer 20:641-5. 2012
    ..We explored regret in thyroid cancer patients, relating to the decision to accept or reject adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment...
  7. pmc Evaluation of a clinical decision support tool for osteoporosis disease management: protocol for an interrupted time series design
    Monika Kastner
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:77. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint The use of hip protectors in long-term care facilities: a survey of nursing home staff
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:229-32. 2007
    ..To determine the level of exposure to hip protectors and barriers to their use in nursing homes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Hip protectors decrease hip fracture risk in elderly nursing home residents: a Bayesian meta-analysis
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:336-44. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Do hip protectors decrease the risk of hip fracture in institutional and community-dwelling elderly? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 16:1461-74. 2005
    ..Thus, there is little evidence to support the use of hip protectors outside the nursing home setting. The potential benefit of hip protectors in reducing hip fractures in nursing home residents requires further confirmation...
  11. pmc Does alendronate reduce the risk of fracture in men? A meta-analysis incorporating prior knowledge of anti-fracture efficacy in women
    Anna M Sawka
    Department of Medicine, St, Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 6:39. 2005
    ..Our objective was to systematically review the anti-fracture efficacy of alendronate in men with low bone mass or with a history of prevalent fracture(s) and incorporate prior knowledge of alendronate efficacy in women in the analysis...
  12. pmc A scoping review of strategies for the prevention of hip fracture in elderly nursing home residents
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 5:e9515. 2010
    ..Elderly nursing home residents are at increased risk of hip fracture; however, the efficacy of fracture prevention strategies in this population is unclear...
  13. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life measurements in elderly Canadians with osteoporosis compared to other chronic medical conditions: a population-based study from the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos)
    A M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 16:1836-40. 2005
    ..The decrement in HUI3 score seen in participants with osteoporosis was comparable to that observed in other chronic medical conditions, such as arthritis, COPD, diabetes mellitus or heart disease...
  14. pmc Dietary iodine restriction in preparation for radioactive iodine treatment or scanning in well-differentiated thyroid cancer: a systematic review
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Thyroid 20:1129-38. 2010
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint What is the number of older Canadians needed to screen by measurement of bone density to detect an undiagnosed case of osteoporosis? a population-based study from CaMos
    Anna M Sawka
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Densitom 9:413-8. 2006
    ..9%, 97.0%; 68 of 73) were not aware of it. Thus, the minimum NNS by BMD testing to detect one previously undiagnosed case of osteoporosis in Canada is: 6 women aged >or=65 yr, 13 men aged >or=65 yr, and 10 men aged >or=70 yr...
  16. pmc Hip fracture prevention strategies in long-term care: a survey of Canadian physicians' opinions
    Anna M Sawka
    University Health Network in Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 56:e392-7. 2010
    ..To garner Canadian physicians' opinions on strategies to reduce hip fractures in long-term care (LTC) facilities, focusing on secondary prevention...
  17. pmc How can we meet the information needs of patients with early stage papillary thyroid cancer considering radioactive iodine remnant ablation?
    A M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 74:419-23. 2011
    ..In the future, DAs may play an expanded role as an adjunct to physician counselling in the care of patients with thyroid cancer...
  18. doi request reprint A systematic review examining the effects of therapeutic radioactive iodine on ovarian function and future pregnancy in female thyroid cancer survivors
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 69:479-90. 2008
    ..For women with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC), the effect of radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy on gonadal and reproductive function is an important consideration...
  19. pmc The impact of thyroid cancer and post-surgical radioactive iodine treatment on the lives of thyroid cancer survivors: a qualitative study
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e4191. 2009
    ..Participants provided recommendations for healthcare providers on counseling future patients on adjuvant RAI treatment...
  20. doi request reprint A usability study of a computerized decision aid to help patients with, early stage papillary thyroid carcinoma in, decision-making on adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment
    Anna M Sawka
    Department of Medicine, University Health Network Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 84:e24-7. 2011
    ..This decision is complicated by uncertainty of the medical evidence relating to potential treatment benefits...
  21. pmc Decision aid on radioactive iodine treatment for early stage papillary thyroid cancer--a randomized controlled trial
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Trials 11:81. 2010
    ..This decision is often difficult because of conflicting reports of RAI treatment benefit and medical evidence uncertainty due to the lack of long-term randomized controlled trials...
  22. ncbi request reprint Regional differences in opinions on adjuvant radioactive iodine treatment of thyroid carcinoma within Canada and the United States
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, University Health Network Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Thyroid 17:1235-42. 2007
    ..To identify regional differences in recommendations for radioactive iodine remnant ablation (RRA) in early stage well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) within Canada and the United States...
  23. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the gonadal effects of therapeutic radioactive iodine in male thyroid cancer survivors
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University Health Network Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:610-7. 2008
    ..For patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC), the gonadal effects of radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy is an important consideration...
  24. doi request reprint Second primary malignancy risk after radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Thyroid 19:451-7. 2009
    ..Our objective was to determine if the risk of SPMs is increased in individuals with thyroid cancer treated with radioactive iodine (RAI), compared to those not treated with RAI...
  25. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of people living with HIV who use community-based services in Ontario, Canada: implications for service providers
    Peter Williams
    Ontario AIDS Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 16:50-63. 2005
    ..In an effort to strengthen CBAO capacity to recognize and address depression and physical health problems prevalent among their clients, links to other mainstream health promotion and social services is recommended...
  26. doi request reprint The effects and costs of a multifactorial and interdisciplinary team approach to falls prevention for older home care clients 'at risk' for falling: a randomized controlled trial
    Maureen Markle-Reid
    McMaster University, School of Nursing, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Aging 29:139-61. 2010
    ..Quality of life was improved, slips and trips were reduced, as were falls among males (75-84 years old) with a fear of falling or negative fall history...
  27. ncbi request reprint Multiple courses of antenatal corticosteroids for preterm birth study: outcomes in children at 5 years of age (MACS-5)
    Elizabeth V Asztalos
    Department of Newborn and Developmental Paediatrics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA Pediatr 167:1102-10. 2013
    ....
  28. pmc What matters most in end-of-life care: perceptions of seriously ill patients and their family members
    Daren K Heyland
    Department of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ont
    CMAJ 174:627-33. 2006
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to describe what seriously ill patients in hospital and their family members consider to be the key elements of quality end-of-life care...
  29. ncbi request reprint Children receiving chemotherapy at home: perceptions of children and parents
    Bonnie Stevens
    Faculty of Nursing and Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 23:276-85. 2006
    ..Home chemotherapy treatment is a viable, acceptable, and positive health care delivery alternative from the perspective of parents and children with cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Is fetal gender associated with emergency department visits for asthma during pregnancy?
    Akerke Baibergenova
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Asthma 43:293-9. 2006
    ..To investigate if fetal gender (1) affects the risk of having an emergency department (ED) visit for asthma; and (2) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes among women who had at least one visit to the ED for asthma during pregnancy...
  31. doi request reprint Effect of antenatal corticosteroids on fetal growth and gestational age at birth
    Kellie E Murphy
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 119:917-23. 2012
    ....
  32. pmc The utilization of appropriate osteoporosis medications improves following a multifaceted educational intervention: the Canadian quality circle project (CQC)
    George Ioannidis
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    BMC Med Educ 9:54. 2009
    ..However, appropriate therapy utilization of the disease remains suboptimal. Thus, the objective of the study was to change physicians' therapy administration behavior in accordance with the Osteoporosis Canada 2002 guidelines...
  33. ncbi request reprint Maternal outcomes at 2 years after planned cesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for breech presentation at term: the international randomized Term Breech Trial
    Mary E Hannah
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:917-27. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to compare maternal outcomes at 2 years postpartum after planned cesarean section and planned vaginal birth for the singleton fetus in breech presentation at term...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of support services provided by a community-based AIDS service organization on persons living with HIV/AIDS
    Joan Crook
    Community Linked Evaluation AIDS Resource CLEAR Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 16:39-49. 2005
    ..The results suggest community-based services can enhance health-related quality of life for persons living with HIV/AIDS by increasing providers' capacity to identify and address client depression and its consequences...
  35. ncbi request reprint Mothers' views of their childbirth experiences 2 years after planned Caesarean versus planned vaginal birth for breech presentation at term, in the international randomized Term Breech Trial
    Ellen D Hodnett
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 27:224-31. 2005
    ..To compare mothers' views at 2 years postpartum after participation in a randomized trial of planned Caesarean and planned vaginal birth for a singleton fetus in breech presentation at term...
  36. pmc The costs of planned cesarean versus planned vaginal birth in the Term Breech Trial
    Roberto Palencia
    Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Research Unit at the Centre for Research in Women s Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 174:1109-13. 2006
    ..In this study we conducted a cost analysis of the 2 approaches to breech presentations at delivery...
  37. ncbi request reprint Health promotion for frail older home care clients
    Maureen Markle-Reid
    Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Health Research Personnel Development Fund, Ontario, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 54:381-95. 2006
    ..This paper reports a study evaluating the comparative effects and costs of a proactive nursing health promotion intervention in addition to usual home care for older people compared with usual home care services alone...
  38. ncbi request reprint The prevalence, correlates, and costs of depression in people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario: implications for service directions
    Peter Williams
    Ontario AIDS Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    AIDS Educ Prev 17:119-30. 2005
    ..Findings suggest quality-of-life of PHAs may be improved by expanding the capacity of ASO workers to recognize and address depression, including helping depressed PHA access appropriate medication and sustain medication regimes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Burden of dysthymia and comorbid illness in adults in a Canadian primary care setting: high rates of psychiatric illness in the offspring
    Barbara Bell
    System Linked Research Unit on Health and Social Service Utilization, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, 1200 Main Street West, HSC 3N46, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    J Affect Disord 78:73-80. 2004
    ..Two groups of primary care patients: those who scored positive for comorbid dysthymia versus those who scored negative for any psychiatric disorder were compared...
  40. doi request reprint Nurse-led health promotion interventions improve quality of life in frail older home care clients: lessons learned from three randomized trials in Ontario, Canada
    Maureen Markle-Reid
    School of Nursing and Associate Member, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:118-31. 2013
    ..Each study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of different multi-component nurse-led health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP) interventions...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of a decision aid on knowledge and treatment decision making for breast cancer surgery: a randomized trial
    Timothy Whelan
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 292:435-41. 2004
    ..Consequently, the choice of treatment should be based on a patient's preferences...
  42. doi request reprint Women's perceptions of their treatment decision-making about breast cancer treatment
    Mary Ann O'Brien
    Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre and McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Patient Educ Couns 73:431-6. 2008
    ..There is limited understanding about what treatment decision making (TDM) means to patients. The study objective was to identify any processes or stages of TDM as perceived by women with early stage breast cancer (ESBC)...
  43. doi request reprint Multiple courses of antenatal corticosteroids for preterm birth study: 2-year outcomes
    Elizabeth V Asztalos
    Department of Newborn and Developmental Paediatrics, Centre for Mother, Infant, and Child Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, M4 233 2075 Bayview Ave Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada
    Pediatrics 126:e1045-55. 2010
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Understanding cardiopulmonary resuscitation decision making: perspectives of seriously ill hospitalized patients and family members
    Daren K Heyland
    Department of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital, ON, Canada
    Chest 130:419-28. 2006
    ..To improve communication and decision making related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a greater understanding of the perspectives of hospitalized patients with advanced diseases and their family members are needed...
  45. ncbi request reprint Changes in children's behavior and costs for service use associated with parents' response to treatment for dysthymia
    Carolyn Byrne
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oshawa, ON, Canada
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:239-46. 2006
    ..This study examined differences in children's behavior and expenditures for health and social services used when their parents with dysthymia did or did not respond to antidepressant therapy...
  46. pmc Effect on birth outcomes of a formalised approach to care in hospital labour assessment units: international, randomised controlled trial
    Ellen D Hodnett
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College St, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5T 1P8
    BMJ 337:a1021. 2008
    ..To determine if a complex nursing and midwifery intervention in hospital labour assessment units would increase the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth and improve other maternal and neonatal outcomes...
  47. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care in acute care hospitals in Canada: a quality finish?
    Daren K Heyland
    Department of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Care 21:142-50. 2005
    ..Improvement initiatives to target key elements identified by patients and FCGs have the potential to improve satisfaction with EOL care across care settings...
  48. pmc Optimizing care in osteoporosis: the Canadian quality circle project
    George Ioannidis
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:130. 2008
    ....
  49. doi request reprint A primary care cardiovascular risk reduction clinic in Canada was more effective and no more expensive than usual on-demand primary care--a randomised controlled trial
    Michael Mills
    Caroline Medical Group, ystem Linked Research Unit on Health and Social Service Utilisation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 18:30-40. 2010
    ..A CaRR clinic is more effective in reducing CVD risk after 1 year compared with nurse phone intervention and usual care with no additional expense found...
  50. ncbi request reprint Women's perceptions of their involvement in treatment decision making for early stage breast cancer
    Mary Ann O'Brien
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 500 University Avenue, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 21:1717-23. 2013
    ..This study aimed to describe the perceptions of women with early stage breast cancer regarding their involvement in treatment decision making (TDM)...
  51. doi request reprint Willingness to go through surgery again validated the WOMAC clinically important difference from THR/TKR surgery
    Bert M Chesworth
    School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Elborn College, 1201 Western Road, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:907-18. 2008
    ..The objective was to determine the clinically important difference (CID) from primary total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries using the Western Ontario McMaster University (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index...
  52. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the effect of alendronate on bone mineral density in men
    Anna M Sawka
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 1Y2
    J Clin Densitom 8:7-13. 2005
    ..We conclude that 10 mg of oral daily alendronate is significantly associated with increase in BMD at the lumbar spine and hip in men over 2-3 yr and that these changes are similar to those previously observed in postmenopausal women...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cost implications of the use of ramipril in high-risk patients based on the Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) study
    Andre Lamy
    CADENCE Research Group, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Circulation 107:960-5. 2003
    ..In this study, we report the cost implications, in both the United States and Canada, of the use of ramipril after the HOPE study...
  54. ncbi request reprint Could a policy of provision of hip protectors to elderly nursing home residents result in cost savings in acute hip fracture care? The case of Ontario, Canada
    A M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 18:819-27. 2007
    ..In a recent meta-analysis, we determined that a strategy of provision of hip protectors decreases the risk of hip fracture in nursing home residents...
  55. doi request reprint The cost of clopidogrel use in atrial fibrillation in the ACTIVE-A trial
    Andre Lamy
    CADENCE Research Group, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 28:95-101. 2012
    ..This analysis examined cost implications of adding clopidogrel to aspirin (C+A) for ACTIVE-A patients...
  56. doi request reprint Outcomes and metrics: measuring the impact of a comprehensive adolescent and young adult cancer program
    Mark Greenberg
    Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 117:2342-50. 2011
    ..A substantial number of key, feasible, and consistent metrics were identified and are systematized, justified, and presented in this article. Prioritization from within this range will be necessary...
  57. ncbi request reprint Interprofessional stroke rehabilitation for stroke survivors using home care
    Maureen Markle-Reid
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 38:317-34. 2011
    ..To compare a specialized interprofessional team approach to community-based stroke rehabilitation with usual home care for stroke survivors using home care services...
  58. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in hospital admissions from emergency departments in asthmatic adults: a population-based study
    Akerke Baibergenova
    McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:666-72. 2006
    ..Analyzing the course of emergency department (ED) visits before hospital admission can help understanding of the mechanisms behind the excess of hospitalizations in women...
  59. doi request reprint A cross-sectional study of the prevalence, correlates, and costs of falls in older home care clients 'at risk' for falling
    Maureen Markle-Reid
    McMaster University, School of Nursing, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Aging 29:119-37. 2010
    ..g., cognitive impairment, Parkinson's disease), age >or= 85 years, environmental hazards, previous slip or trip, and visual impairment...
  60. pmc Improvement in health-related quality of life in osteoporosis patients treated with teriparatide
    Arthur N Lau
    Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine, St, Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:151. 2008
    ..To determine whether patients with osteoporosis treated with teriparatide experienced improvement in HRQL and pain symptoms after several months of therapy...
  61. doi request reprint Insight into capacity planning for cardiac catheterization services: policy lessons learned from "Looking in the Mirror" over a decade
    Mat Mercuri
    Heart Investigation Unit, Hamilton Health Sciences, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    Health Policy 91:314-20. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe our experience over the past decade in attempting to meet RMWTs for patients needing CATH at our centre, and to discuss issues concerning capacity planning in providing timely service...
  62. pmc Quantitative sputum cell counts to monitor bronchitis: a qualitative study of physician and patient perspectives
    Liesel D'silva
    Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Healthcare, Ontario, Canada
    Can Respir J 20:47-51. 2013
    ..Sixty per cent of family physicians were satisfied with the test and 80% were in favour of it being funded by the government. The authors recommend more widespread use of sputum cell counts to guide the management of airway diseases...
  63. doi request reprint The cost implications of the use of telmisartan or ramipril in patients at high risk for vascular events: the ONTARGET study
    Andre Lamy
    CADENCE Research Group, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Med Econ 14:792-7. 2011
    ..The cost implications of ramipril and telmisartan monotherapy use based on the ONTARGET study are reported here...
  64. ncbi request reprint Self-reported use of shared decision-making among breast cancer specialists and perceived barriers and facilitators to implementing this approach
    Cathy Charles
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Health Expect 7:338-48. 2004
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Recreation for children on social assistance, 4-17 years old, pays for itself the same year
    Marilyn Ott
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, HSC 2J21, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:203-8. 2006
    ..This group also proved to have improvement of the global socioeconomic status, with a 10% greater exit from the social assistance program within 1 year...
  66. doi request reprint Are cancer-related decision aids effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mary Ann O'Brien
    Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre and McMaster University, 699 Concession St, Room 4 204, Hamilton, Ontario L8V 5C2, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 27:974-85. 2009
    ..Cancer-related decisions can be difficult due to problems in communicating complex information about prognosis and the modest benefits of available treatments. We conducted a systematic review of cancer-related DAs...
  67. doi request reprint Screening for intimate partner violence in health care settings: a randomized trial
    Harriet L MacMillan
    Offord Centre for Child Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Patterson Bldg, 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    JAMA 302:493-501. 2009
    ..Whether intimate partner violence (IPV) screening reduces violence or improves health outcomes for women is unknown...
  68. ncbi request reprint Can I accurately predict the impact of an illness and its treatment on my future subjective well-being? A complex question that does not have a simple answer
    Cathy Charles
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Health Expect 9:252-4. 2006
  69. doi request reprint Family physicians' personal and practice characteristics that are associated with improved utilization of bone mineral density testing and osteoporosis medication prescribing
    George Ioannidis
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Popul Health Manag 12:131-8. 2009
    ..The education of both clinicians and policy makers regarding these new insights may translate to enhanced individual practices and an improved overall health care system to optimize the environment for managing osteoporosis...
  70. ncbi request reprint Users and suppliers of physician services: a tale of two populations
    Frank T Denton
    Department of Economics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Health Serv 39:189-218. 2009
    ..The effects of population change on requirements are found to be smaller in the future than in the decade 1981-1991, in the aggregate, not far from the effects in 1991-2001, but highly variable among different categories of physicians...
  71. ncbi request reprint Achievements and challenges of medicare in Canada: Are we there yet? Are we on course?
    Stephen Birch
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Health Serv 35:443-63. 2005
    ..Widespread support for first-dollar public funding needs to be accompanied by greater attention to the scope of the legislation and the adoption of a needs-based focus among health care policymakers...
  72. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of the use of clopidogrel in acute coronary syndromes in five countries based upon the CURE study
    Andre Lamy
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:460-5. 2004
    ..The CURE study demonstrated that clopidogrel prevents a range of ischaemic cardiovascular events in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (unstable angina or non-ST-segment elevation MI)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Evaluating health-related quality of life and priority health problems in patients with prostate cancer: a strategy for defining the role of the advanced practice nurse
    Denise Bryant-Lukosius
    School of Nursing and Department of Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 20:5-14. 2010
    ..They may benefit more from an APN role that can provide ongoing rather than episodic supportive care to assess and manage the multiple, new, and worsening health problems associated with progressive disease...
  74. ncbi request reprint The osteoporosis care gap in men with fragility fractures: the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study
    A Papaioannou
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences Chedoke Site, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 19:581-7. 2008
    ..The need to treat fragility fractures is well established in guidelines, and these numbers represent an important care gap...
  75. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for low BMD in healthy men age 50 years or older: a systematic review
    A Papaioannou
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 20:507-18. 2009
    ..Consistent risk factors were: age, smoking, low weight, physical/functional limitations, and previous fracture. Data specific to men has clinical and policy implications...
  76. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of postsurgical stimulated thyroglobulin levels after initial radioactive iodine therapy in well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma
    Anna M Sawka
    Medicine Endocrine Division, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Head Neck 30:693-700. 2008
    ..In well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, predictors of future positivity of stimulated thyroglobulin (>2 microg/L) after initial radioactive iodine treatment are not known...
  77. ncbi request reprint Cost-effective management of low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma
    Mark G Shrime
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:1245-53. 2007
    ..To compare the 20-year cost-effectiveness of initial hemithyroidectomy vs total thyroidectomy in the management of small papillary thyroid cancer in the low-risk patient...
  78. ncbi request reprint Are there differences between men and women prescribed bisphosphonate therapy in canadian subspecialty osteoporosis practices?
    Anna M Sawka
    McMaster University, St Joseph s Healthcare, Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 31:1993-5. 2004
    ..To determine if there are differences between men and women referred for treatment of osteoporosis in Canada...
  79. ncbi request reprint Clinical review 170: A systematic review and metaanalysis of the effectiveness of radioactive iodine remnant ablation for well-differentiated thyroid cancer
    Anna M Sawka
    Department of Medicine and Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:3668-76. 2004
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint What predicts early fracture or bone loss on bisphosphonate therapy?
    Anna M Sawka
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, CA
    J Clin Densitom 6:315-22. 2003
    ..13, 0.62, p = 0.002). In conclusion, early fracture on bisphosphonate therapy is most strongly predicted by a previous history of fracture and early bone loss is most strongly predicted by the potency of the prescribed bisphosphonate...
  81. pmc Patients' adherence to osteoporosis therapy: exploring the perceptions of postmenopausal women
    Elaine Lau
    Department of Pharmacy, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 54:394-402. 2008
    ..To explore the experiences and perceptions of postmenopausal women regarding strategies to improve adherence to osteoporosis therapy...
  82. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of advanced sellar masses
    Gloria M Rambaldini
    Department of Medicine, York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
    Endocr Pract 13:609-14. 2007
    ..To identify clinical variables associated with the presence of a structurally advanced sellar mass (ASM)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Second primary malignancy risk in thyroid cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Shoba Subramanian
    Endocrinology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Thyroid 17:1277-88. 2007
    ..To determine the risk of second primary malignancies (SPMs) in thyroid cancer survivors...
  84. ncbi request reprint Are oral bisphosphonates effective in improving lumbar bone mineral density in breast cancer survivors with osteopenia or osteoporosis?
    Anna M Sawka
    Department of Medicine, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 27:759-64. 2005
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of women who are currently using or recently stopped estrogen replacement therapy with or without progestins: results of the AWARE survey
    Anna M Sawka
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 26:967-73. 2004
    ..To examine the level of awareness of the findings of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study among recent users of hormone therapy (HT)...
  86. ncbi request reprint The economic implications of three biochemical screening algorithms for pheochromocytoma
    Anna M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition, and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2859-66. 2004
    ..However, algorithm C may be the least costly, and at a reasonable level of sensitivity, for subjects in whom the suspicion of disease is moderate...
  87. ncbi request reprint Does substitution of T4 with T3 plus T4 for T4 replacement improve depressive symptoms in patients with hypothyroidism?
    Russell T Joffe
    Department of Psychiatry, UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1032:287-8. 2004
    ..Forty individuals were included who had depressive symptoms on stable doses of levothyroxine. Combined T4 plus T3 did not have a significantly different effect on mood and well-being scores than did T4 alone...