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2011 Publications

  1. Luca P, Coffey M, Adams S, Ragone A, Cohen E, Matlow A. Using a novel patient medication list for ambulatory pediatric patients within a hospital-based complex care program.Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011
  2. Tomlinson D, Mermel LA, Ethier MC, Matlow A, et al. Defining bloodstream infections related to central venous catheters in patients with cancer: a systematic review. Clin Infect Dis. 2011
  3. Daneman N, Gruneir A, Newman A, Fischer HD, Bronskill SE, Rochon PA, Anderson GM, Bell CM. Antibiotic use in long-term care facilities. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011
  4. Bell CM, Brener SS, Gunraj N, Huo C, Bierman AS, Scales DC, Bajcar J, Zwarenstein M, Urbach DR. Association of ICU or hospital admission with unintentional discontinuation of medications for chronic diseases. JAMA. 2011
  5. White DE, Straus SE, Stelfox HT, Holroyd-Leduc JM, Bell CM, Jackson K, Norris JM, Flemons WW, Moffatt ME, Forster AJ. What is the value and impact of quality and safety teams? A scoping review. Implement Sci. 2011
  6. Trbovich PL, Cafazzo JA, Easty AC. Implementation and Optimization of Smart Infusion Systems: Are we Reaping the Safety Benefits? J Healthc Qual. 2011
  7. Seto E, Leonard KJ, Cafazzo JA, Masino C, Barnsley J, Ross HJ. Self-care and quality of life of heart failure patients at a multidisciplinary heart function clinic. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2011
  8. Bostrom PJ, Toren PJ, Xi H, Chow R, Truong T, Liu J, Lane K, Legere L, Chagpar A, et al. Point-of-care clinical documentation: assessment of a bladder cancer informatics tool (eCancerCareBladder): a randomized controlled study of efficacy, efficiency and user friendliness compared with standard electronic medical records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011
  9. Christianson MK, Sutcliffe KM, Miller MA, Iwashyna TJ. Becoming a high reliability organization. Crit Care. 2011
  10. Seevaratnam R, Coburn N, Cardoso R, Dixon M, Bocicariu A, Helyer L. A systematic review of the indications for genetic testing and prophylactic gastrectomy among patients with hereditary diffuse gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  11. Raziee HR, Cardoso R, Seevaratnam R, Mahar A, Helyer L, Law C, Coburn N. Systematic review of the predictors of positive margins in gastric cancer surgery and the effect on survival. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  12. Mahar AL, Coburn NG, Singh S, Law C, Helyer LK. A systematic review of surgery for non-curative gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  13. Mahar AL, Brar SS, Coburn NG, Law C, Helyer LK. Surgical management of gastric perforation in the setting of gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  14. Brar SS, Seevaratnam R, Cardoso R, Law C, Helyer L, Coburn N. A systematic review of spleen and pancreas preservation in extended lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  15. Roberts P, Seevaratnam R, Cardoso R, Law C, Helyer L, Coburn N. Systematic review of pancreaticoduodenectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  16. Seevaratnam R, Cardoso R, McGregor C, Lourenco L, Mahar A, Sutradhar R, Law C, Paszat L, Coburn N. How useful is preoperative imaging for tumor, node, metastasis (TNM) staging of gastric cancer? A meta-analysis. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  17. Leake PA, Cardoso R, Seevaratnam R, Lourenco L, Helyer L, Mahar A, Rowsell C, Coburn NG. A systematic review of the accuracy and utility of peritoneal cytology in patients with gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  18. Brar SS, Seevaratnam R, Cardoso R, Yohanathan L, Law C, Helyer L, Coburn NG. Multivisceral resection for gastric cancer: a systematic review. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  19. Mahar AL, Coburn NG, Karanicolas PJ, Viola R, Helyer LK. Effective palliation and quality of life outcomes in studies of surgery for advanced, non-curative gastric cancer: a systematic review. Gastric Cancer. 2011
  20. Coburn N, Przybysz R, Barbera L, Hodgson DC, Laupacis A, Law C. Evaluation of CT and MRI scanning among cancer patients in Ontario. Clin Imaging. 2011
  21. Cohen E, Bruce-Barrett C, Kingsnorth S, Keilty K, Cooper A, Daub S. Integrated complex care model: lessons learned from inter-organizational partnership. Healthc Q. 2011
  22. Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Agrawal R, Berry JG, Casey PH. A national profile of caregiver challenges among more medically complex children with special health care needs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011
  23. Cohen E, Jovcevska V, Kuo DZ, Mahant S. Hospital-based comprehensive care programs for children with special health care needs: a systematic review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011
  24. Havey TC, Fowler RA, Daneman N. Duration of antibiotic therapy for bacteremia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Care. 2011
  25. Daneman N, Ma X, Eng-Chong M, Callery S, Guttmann A. Validation of administrative population-based data sets for the detection of cesarean delivery surgical site infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011
  26. Daneman N, Shore K, Pinto R, Fowler R. Antibiotic treatment duration for bloodstream infections in critically ill patients: a national survey of Canadian infectious diseases and critical care specialists. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2011
  27. Daneman N, Rochon P. Antimicrobial stewardship: opportunities in long-term care homes. Drugs Aging. 2011
  28. Manek K, Williams V, Callery S, Daneman N. Reducing the risk of severe complications among patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Can J Gastroenterol. 2011
  29. Kaki R, Elligsen M, Walker S, Simor A, Palmay L, Daneman N. Impact of antimicrobial stewardship in critical care: a systematic review. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011
  30. Levin L, Goeree R, Levine M, Krahn M, Easty T, Brown A, Henry D. Coverage with evidence development: the Ontario experience. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2011
  31. Trudeau M, Green E, Cosby R, Charbonneau F, Easty T, Ko Y, Marchand P, David U, Berger N, Hertz S. Key components of intravenous chemotherapy labeling: a systematic review and practice guideline. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2011
  32. Green E, White R, Janes K, Fields A, Easty A. Courage, collaboration, complexity and chemotherapy safety: the view from the sharp end. Can Oncol Nurs J. 2011
  33. Rogers D, Lingard L, Boehler ML, Espin S, Klingensmith M, Mellinger JD, Schindler N. Teaching operating room conflict management to surgeons: clarifying the optimal approach. Med Educ. 2011
  34. Jeffs L, Espin S, Rorabeck L, Shannon SE, Robins L, Levinson W, Gallagher TH, Gladkova O, Lingard L. Not overstepping professional boundaries: the challenging role of nurses in simulated error disclosures. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011
  35. Lingard L, Regehr G, Cartmill C, Orser B, Espin S, Bohnen J, Reznick R, Baker R, Rotstein L, Doran D. Evaluation of a preoperative team briefing: a new communication routine results in improved clinical practice. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011
  36. McLeod AG, Geerts W. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in critically ill patients. Crit Care Clin. 2011
  37. Katsios C, Griffith L, Spinella P, Lacroix J, Crowther M, Hebert P, Meade M, Geerts W, Rabbat C, Cook D. Red blood cell transfusion and increased length of storage are not associated with deep vein thrombosis in medical and surgical critically ill patients: a prospective observational cohort study. Crit Care. 2011
  38. Sud S, Mittmann N, Cook DJ, Geerts W, Chan B, Dodek P, Gould MK, Guyatt G, Arabi Y, Fowler RA; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group; E-PROTECT Investigators. Screening and prevention of venous thromboembolism in critically ill patients: a decision analysis and economic evaluation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011
  39. Spencer Netto F, Tien H, Ng J, Ortega S, Scarpelini S, Rizoli SB, Geerts W. Pulmonary emboli after blunt trauma: Timing, clinical characteristics and natural history. Injury. 2011
  40. Etchells E, Ferrari M, Kiss A, Martyn N, Zinman D, Levinson W. Informed decision-making in elective major vascular surgery: analysis of 145 surgeon-patient consultations. Can J Surg. 2011
  41. Matlow A. A critical review of: Impact of antimicrobial stewardship program on vancomycin use in a pediatric teaching hospital. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2011 
  42. Baker GR. The contribution of case study research to knowledge of how to improve quality of care. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011
  43. Taylor K, Vandenberg S, le Huquet A, Blanchard N, Parshuram CS. Parental attitudes to digital recording: A paediatric hospital survey. J Paediatr Child Health. 2011
  44. Etchells E, Adhikari NK, Wu R, Cheung M, Quan S, Mraz R, Wong B, Pinto R, Mehta R, Morra D, Fowler R, Sibbald W, Abrams H, Rossos PG. Real-time automated paging and decision support for critical laboratory abnormalities. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011
  45. Bismilla Z, Breakey VR, Swales J, Kulik DM, Pai N, Singh N, Parshuram CS. Prospective evaluation of residents on call: before and after duty-hour reduction. Pediatrics. 2011.
  46. Chan J, Shojania KG, Easty AC, Etchells EE.  Does user-centred design affect the efficiency, usability and safety of CPOE order sets? J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011
  47. Matlow AG, Cronin CM, Flintoft V, Nijssen-Jordan C, Fleming M, Brady-Fryer B, Hiltz MA, Orrbine E, Baker GR. Description of the development and validation of the Canadian Paediatric Trigger Tool. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011
  48. Stevens DP, Shojania KG. Tell me about the context, and more. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011
  49. Stremler R, Dhukai Z, Wong L, Parshuram C. Factors influencing sleep for parents of critically ill hospitalised children: a qualitative analysis. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2011
  50. Martin AR, Klemensberg J, Klein LV, Urbach D, Bell CM. Comparison of public and private bariatric surgery services in Canada. Can J Surg. 2011
  51. John-Baptiste AA, Bell C. A glimpse into the black box of cost-effectiveness analyses. CMAJ. 2011
  52. Quinn RR, Oliver MJ, Hux JE, Austin PC, and Laupacis A. Change in the risk of death over time in patients treated with peritoneal dialysis compared to hemodialysis: is it really an effect of treatment modality? J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011
  53. Quinn RR, Oliver MJ, et al. Predicting the risk of 1-year mortality in incident dialysis patients:  accounting for case-mix severity in studies using administrative data. Med Care. 2011 Mar;49(3):257-266.
  54. Meghan EO, Vlasschaert, Shayna AD, Bejaimal, Hackam DG, Quinn R, Cuerden MS, Oliver MJ, et al. Validity of Administrative Database Coding for Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;57(1):29-43.
  55. Bucci C, Geerts WH, et al. Comparison of the effectiveness and safety of low-molecular weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin anticoagulation after heart valve surgery. Am J Cardiol. 2011;107:591-594.
  56. McLeod AG, Geerts W. Patient safety in thromboembolism and anticoagulation. Can J Gen Intern Med. 2011;6(Suppl 1):6-13. 
  57. Netto FS, Ng J, Ortega S, Scarpelini S, Rizoli SB, Geerts, W, Tien H. Immediate pulmonary emboli after blunt trauma: incidence, risk factors and natural history. Injury. 2011;42
  58. Sud S, Mittman N, Chan B, Geerts W, et al., on behalf of the E-PROTECT Investigators and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Diagnostic strategies for the detection and prevention of venous thromboembolism in critically ill patients: a decision analysis and economic evaluation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011; [In press]
  59. McLeod AG, Geerts W. VTE prophylaxis in the critically ill. Crit Care Clin N Am. 2011; [In press]
  60. Galati M, Wong HJ, Morra D, Wu RC. An evidence-based case for the value of social workers in efficient hospital discharge. Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2011 July/September;30(3):242-246.
  61. Wu RC, Rossos PG, Quan S, Reeves S, Lo V, Wong BM, Cheung M, Morra D. An evaluation on the use of smartphones to communicate between clinicians: a mixed-methods study. J Med Internet Res. 2011; [In Press].
  62. Manek K, Williams V, Callery S, Daneman N. Modifiable predictors of severe complications among patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Can J Gastroenterol. 2011; [In Press].
  63. Kaki R, Elligsen M, Walker S, Simor A, Daneman N. The Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care: A Systematic Review. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Jun;66(6):1223-30.
  64. Gerard L, Wu R, Tzanetos K. Deep vein thrombosis in the elderly Less obvious, but more dangerous. Parkhurst Exchange. 2011;19(3);58-62.
  65. Seto E, Leonard KJ, Cafazzo JA, Masino C, Barnsley J, Ross HJ. Self-care and Quality of Life of Heart Failure Patients at a Multidisciplinary Heart Function Clinic. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2011 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  66. Mahar AL, Coburn NG, Karanicolas PJ, Viola R, Helyer LK. Effective palliation and quality of life outcomes in studies of surgery for advanced, non-curative gastric cancer: a systematic review. Gastric Cancer. 2011 Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  67. Coburn N, Przybysz R, Barbera L, Hodgson DC, Laupacis A, Law C. Evaluation of CT and MRI scanning among cancer patients in Ontario. Clin Imaging. 2011 Jul-Aug;35(4):301-8.
  68. Leake PA, Cardoso R, Seevaratnam R, Lourenco L, Helyer L, Mahar A, Law C, Coburn NG. A systematic review of the accuracy and indications for diagnostic laparoscopy prior to curative-intent resection of gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer. 2011 Jun 11.
  69. Mahar AL, Qureshi AP, Ottensmeyer CA, Pollett A, Wright FC, Coburn NG, Chetty R. A descriptive analysis of gastric cancer specimen processing techniques. J Surg Oncol. 2011 Mar 1;103(3):248-56.
  70. Cohen E, Jovcevska V, Kuo DZ, Mahant S. Hospital-based comprehensive care programs for children with special health care needs: a systematic review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Jun;165(6):554-61.
  71. Mahant S, Jovcevska V, Cohen E. Decision-making around gastrostomy-feeding in children with neurologic disabilities. Pediatrics. 2011 Jun;127(6):e1471-81.
  72. Berry JG, Agrawal R, Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Risko W, Hall M, Casey P, Gordon J, Srivastava R. Characteristics of Hospitalizations for Patients Who Use a Structured Clinical Care Program for Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr. 2011 Mar 21.
  73. Cohen E, Kuo DZ, Agrawal R, Berry JG, Bhagat SK, Simon TD, Srivastava R. Children with medical complexity: an emerging population for clinical and research initiatives. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):529-38.
  74. Berry JG, Hall DE, Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Agrawal R, Feudtner C, Hall M, Kueser J, Kaplan W, Neff J. Hospital utilization and characteristics of patients experiencing recurrent readmissions within children's hospitals. JAMA. 2011 Feb 16;305(7):682-90.
  75. Kaki R, Elligsen M, Walker S, Simor A, Palmay L, Daneman N. Impact of antimicrobial stewardship in critical care: a systematic review. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Jun;66(6):1223-30.
  76. Green E, White R, Janes K, Fields A, Easty A. Courage, collaboration, complexity and chemotherapy safety: the view from the sharp end. Can Oncol Nurs J. 2011 Spring;21(2):81-90. English, French.
  77. Lingard L, Regehr G, Cartmill C, Orser B, Espin S, Bohnen J, Reznick R, Baker R, Rotstein L, Doran D. Evaluation of a preoperative team briefing: a new communication routine results in improved clinical practice. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011
  78. Abramovich IA, Espin S, Wickson-Griffiths A, Dematteo D, Baker L, Egan-Lee E, Reeves S. Translating collaborative knowledge into practice: findings from a 6-month follow-up study. J Interprof Care. 2011
  79. Cook D, Meade M, Guyatt G, Walter SD, Heels-Ansdell D, Geerts W, Warkentin TE, Cooper DJ, Zytaruk N, Vallance S, Berwanger O, Rocha M, Qushmaq I, Crowther M. PROphylaxis for ThromboEmbolism in Critical Care Trial protocol and analysis plan. J Crit Care. 2011
  80. Nanwa N, Mittmann N, Knowles S, Bucci C, Selby R, Shear N, Walker SE, Geerts W. The direct medical costs associated with suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Pharmacoeconomics. 2011
  81. Guttmann A, Schull MJ, Vermeulen MJ, Stukel TA. Association between waiting times and short term mortality and hospital admission after departure from emergency department: population based cohort study from Ontario, Canada. BMJ. 2011
  82. Mah CL, Guttmann A, McGeer A, Krahn M, Deber RB. Compulsory school-entry vaccination laws and exemptions: who is opting out in ontario and why does it matter? Healthc Policy. 2010 May;5(4):37-46.
  83. Benchimol EI, To T, Griffiths AM, Rabeneck L, Guttmann A. Outcomes of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: socioeconomic status disparity in a universal-access healthcare system. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun;158(6):960-967.e1-4.
  84. Jeffs L, Merkley J, Richardson S, Eli J, McAllister M. Using a nursing balanced scorecard approach to measure and optimize nursing performance. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2011
  85. Murray MA, Thomas A, Wald R, Marticorena R, Donnelly S, Jeffs L. Exploring the impact of a decision support intervention on vascular access decisions in chronic hemodialysis patients: study protocol. BMC Nephrol. 2011
  86. Wong HJ, Morra D. Excellent Hospital Care for All: Open and Operating 24/7. J Gen Intern Med. 2011
  87. Quinn RR, Laupacis A, Hux JE, Oliver MJ, Austin PC. Predicting the risk of 1-year mortality in incident dialysis patients: accounting for case-mix severity in studies using administrative data. Med Care. 2011
  88. Banfield JM, Gomez M, Kiss A, Redelmeier DA, Brenneman F. Effectiveness of the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) program in preventing traumatic injuries: a 10-year analysis. J Trauma. 2011 Mar;70(3):732-5.
  89. Redelmeier DA, Dickinson VM. Determining Whether a Patient is Feeling Better: Pitfalls from the Science of Human Perception. J Gen Intern Med. 2011
  90. Tien HC, Jung V, Pinto R, Mainprize T, Scales DC, Rizoli SB. Reducing time-to-treatment decreases mortality of trauma patients with acute subdural hematoma. Ann Surg. 2011
  91. Gomez D, Haas B, Ahmed N, Tien H, Nathens A. Disaster preparedness of Canadian trauma centres: the perspective of medical directors of trauma. Can J Surg. 2011
  92. Gifford W, Davies B, Tourangeau A, Lefebre N. Developing team leadership to facilitate guideline utilization: planning and evaluating a 3-month intervention strategy. J Nurs Manag. 2011
  93. Morra D, Nicholson S, Levinson W, Gans DN, Hammons T, Casalino LP. US Physician Practices Versus Canadians: Spending Nearly Four Times As Much Money Interacting With Payers. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011
  94. Plaza C, Beard L, Di Fonzo A, Di Tommaso M, Mujawaz Y, Serra-Julia M, Morra D. Innovation in Healthcare Team Feedback- Development of an Innovative feedback tool for interdisciplinary healthcare teams in the clinical environment. Healthc Q. 2011
  95. Wong HJ, Morra D, Wu RC, Caesar M, Abrams H. Using system dynamics principles for conceptual modelling of publicly funded hospitals. J Oper Res Soc. 2011
  96. Wong HJ, Morra D. Excellent hospital care for all: open and operating 24/7. J Gen Intern Med. 2011
  97. Chow E, Zuberi M, Seto R, Hota S, Fish EN, Morra D. Using real-time alerts for clinical trials: identifying potential study subjects. Appl Clin Inf. 2011
  98. Blissett S, Law C, Morra D, Ginsburg S. The relative influence of available resources during the residency match: A national survey of Canadian medical students. JGME. 2011
  99. Dainty KN, Scales DC, Brooks SC, Needham DM, Dorian P, Ferguson N, Rubenfeld G, Wax R, Zwarenstein M, Thorpe K, Morrison LJ. A knowledge translation collaborative to improve the use of therapeutic hypothermia in post-cardiac arrest patients: protocol for a stepped wedge randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2011
  100. Wu R, Greutmann-Yantiri M, Gershon A, Ross H. Evaluation of a web-based interactive heart failure patient simulation: a pilot study. Can J Cardiol. 2011
  101. Shekelle PG, Pronovost PJ, Wachter RM, Taylor SL, Dy SM, Foy R, Hempel S, McDonald KM, Ovretveit J, Rubenstein LV, Adams AS, Angood PB, Bates DW, Bickman L, Carayon P, Donaldson L, Duan N, Farley DO, Greenhalgh T, Haughom J, Lake ET, Lilford R, Lohr KN, Meyer GS, Miller MR, Neuhauser DV, Ryan G, Saint S, Shojania KG, Shortell SM, Stevens DP, Walshe K. Advancing the science of patient safety. Ann Intern Med. 2011
  102. Hackam DG, Shojania KG, Spence JD, Alter DA, Beanlands RS, Dresser GK, Goela A, Davies AH, Badano LP, Poldermans D, Boersma E, Njike VY. Influence of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging in Primary Prevention: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials. Arch Intern Med. 2011
  103. Forster AJ, Worthington JR, Hawken S, Bourke M, Rubens F, Shojania K, van Walraven C. Using prospective clinical surveillance to identify adverse events in hospital. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011
  104. Brown AD, Baker GR, Klein DJ, Veillard JH. Playing to our strengths in evidence and policy. Healthc Pap. 2011
  105. Kotsakis A, Lobos AT, Parshuram C, Gilleland J, Gaiteiro R, Mohseni-Bod H, Singh R, Bohn D; on behalf of the Ontario Pediatric Critical Care Response Team Collaborative. Implementation of a Multicenter Rapid Response System in Pediatric Academic Hospitals Is Effective. Pediatrics. 2011