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To determine if a physician in triage (PIT) improves Emergency Department (ED) patient flow in a community teaching hospital. This is an interventional study comparing patient flow parameters for the 3-month periods before and after implementation of a PIT model. During the interventional time an additional attending physician was assigned to triage from 1(More)
Many researchers have access to different survey sources, each with similar variables. These researchers are often interested in the appropriateness of bringing together the data from the different sources for the purpose of data analysis, particularly when each source has a small sample size for the question being studied. We address a variety of topics(More)
Foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is caused by transplacental transfer of antibodies directed against platelet antigens and affects approximately 1 in 1000-2500 neonates. Clinically relevant complications are the intracranial haemorrhages that occur in 10-20% of cases. 20 platelet antigen systems are currently known. However, immunisation is(More)
Gestational choriocarcinoma associated with ectopic pregnancy is an extremely rare event. We report a case of a choriocarcinoma arising from a cornual pregnancy. The patient is a 35-year-old G8 P2052 who was referred to our department due to failure of treatment for a suspected ectopic pregnancy. The patient had initially been treated with methotrexate(More)
Whether survey data are being used for estimating descriptive statistics about the population from which the sample was drawn or in a design-based approach for more complex analyses, sufficient information about the design is required in order to produce adequate design-based variance estimates. For the Statistics Canada health surveys being used for(More)
Tetrabamate (Atrium), a composite preparation of phenobarbital, difebarbamate and febarbamate, is widely used to reduce ethanol withdrawal symptoms such as tremor, agitation and anxiety. Generally this drug is well tolerated and a few cases of reversible hepatitis as well as clinically mild symptoms of asthenia have been described. We report on a(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of maternal body mass index (BMI) as well as maternal ethnicity on the detection of either echogenic intra-cardiac focus (EIF) or echogenic bowel (EB). METHODS This prospective study identified 74 uncomplicated singleton fetuses in which EIF and/or EB were detected between 18 and 21 weeks of gestation (i.e. study group).(More)
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