Elaine Joughin

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A retrospective review of all patients with vertebral osteomyelitis admitted to all Saskatchewan referral hospitals from 1973 to 1986 was undertaken to determine the incidence and clinical characteristics of the disease. There were 73 patients, an incidence of 5.3 cases/million per year. Erroneous initial diagnoses were common (41%). There was a(More)
The phenomenon of sympathetic orchiopathia, in which ischaemia of one testis results in histological damage to the contralateral testis, is now well documented. This study used immunocytochemical techniques to investigate whether this damage is caused by antibody penetrating the "blood-testis" barrier and affecting spermatogenic and supporting cells of the(More)
BACKGROUND Nonaccidental injury (NAI) in children is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with fractures being the second most common presentation. The presence of a femur fracture has been reported to be suggestive of nonaccidental trauma in 30% to 60% of young children. The purpose of this study was to determine the percentage of NAI in children(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of different sperm function screening tests in predicting fertilization. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Academic tertiary referral center for fertility treatment. PATIENTS Ninety-five couples attending for initial screening and IVF-ET. Only cycles where three or more grade I oocytes were collected were included, and(More)
BACKGROUND The Ponseti method of congenital idiopathic clubfoot correction has traditionally specified plaster of Paris (POP) as the cast material of choice; however, there are negative aspects to using POP. We sought to determine the influence of cast material (POP v. semirigid fibreglass [SRF]) on clubfoot correction using the Ponseti method. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Provincial air ambulance transports of injured patients were quality reviewed prospectively to determine utilization and appropriateness of care. METHODS All trauma air ambulance transports over a 2-month span were reviewed prospectively. Revised Trauma Score, Injury Severity Score, probability of survival, prehospital time, distance of(More)
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