Alina Dyachenko

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Sperm DNA damage is prevalent among infertile men and is known to influence natural reproduction. However, the impact of sperm DNA damage on assisted reproduction outcomes remains controversial. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies on sperm DNA damage (assessed by SCSA, TUNEL, SCD, or Comet assay) and clinical pregnancy after IVF and/or ICSI(More)
An indicator of common diets among groups of individuals can be found by identifying dietary patterns. We found previously six dietary patterns in the Norwegian European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort and labelled them fish, healthy, average, western, bread and alcohol. We examined the relationship between the different patterns(More)
The objectives of this study were: (1) to describe the prevalence and 6-month incidence of observer-rated depression in residents age 65 and over of long-term care (LTC) facilities; (2) to describe risk factors for depression, at baseline and over time. A multisite, prospective observational study was conducted in residents aged 65 and over of 7 LTC(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop a predictive model of risk for shoulder dystocia (ShD) with injury. STUDY DESIGN Medical records in 3 urban university teaching hospitals were reviewed to identify and characterize 498 cases of ShD, including 90 with neonatal injury and a comparison group with of 622 with vaginal delivery (VgD) without(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the minimum effective volume of lidocaine 1.5% with epinephrine 5 μg/mL in 90% of patients (MEV(90)) for single-injection ultrasound-guided infraclavicular block (ICB). METHODS Using an in-plane technique, a single-injection ultrasound-guided ICB was performed: a 17-gauge, 8-cm Tuohy needle was advanced(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the relation between level of depression and psychoactive medication use and nonadherence in Canadian seniors, given that late-life depression is a common, serious mental health problem in Canada. METHODS Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health and Well-Being respondents aged 65 years and older (n = 7,736) comprised the(More)
BACKGROUND To identify correlates of adherence to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines in average-risk Canadians. METHODS 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 2.1 respondents who were at least 50 years old, without past or present CRC and living in Ontario, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia were included. Outcomes, defined(More)
BACKGROUND Detection of long-term care (LTC) residents at risk of delirium may lead to prevention of this disorder. The primary objective of this study was to determine if the presence of one or more Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) core symptoms of delirium at baseline assessment predicts incident delirium. Secondary objectives were to determine if the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) core symptoms of delirium occurring before and after incident episodes of delirium in older long-term care (LTC) residents. A secondary objective was to describe the mean number of symptoms before and after episodes by dementia status. DESIGN Secondary analysis of data collected for a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND The literature on health services (HS) use for mental health problems by community-living seniors with depression is sparse. This study aimed to characterize patterns of HS use for mental health problems by seniors with depressive disorders and symptoms during the previous 12 months. METHOD The study used data from the Canadian Community Health(More)