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Increasing inspiratory oxygen tension improves exercise performance. We tested the hypothesis that this is partly due to changes in muscle activation levels while perception of exertion remains unaltered. Eleven male subjects performed two 20-km cycling time-trials, one in hyperoxia (HI, FiO2 40%) and one in normoxia (NORM, FiO2 21%). Every 2 km we measured(More)
Increased rates of nosocomial infection caused by filamentous fungi in immunocompromised patients prompted microbiologic surveillance of the central air handling systems in our hospital. During a 4-year period, Penicillium species were isolated from 47 patients, including two with surgical wound infections caused by Penicillium. Counts of Penicillium in(More)
257 Background: Improper labeling of medication may lead to errors. In 2009, Cancer Care Ontario published Key Components of Chemotherapy Labeling, with recommendations for the necessary components and formatting of intravenous chemotherapy labels. A jurisdiction-wide evaluation for concordance occurred in 2011. Results were shared, improvement efforts were(More)
The Hunter Area Health Service Quality Liaison Group reviewed autopsy practice in the Hunter Area, focussing upon clinical and resource utilisation effectiveness. Findings are discussed. Conclusions support views expressed in recent literature on the subject. The conclusion is reached that despite increase in consumption of limited resources, autopsies(More)
305 Background: For many patients going through the cancer diagnosis journey, the time from suspicion to diagnosis or rule-out can be a confusing and anxious time. To better support patients during this time, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is supporting Diagnostic Assessment Programs (DAPs) and the web-based tool known as the Diagnostic Assessment(More)
161 Background: In Ontario, 93% of outpatient IV chemotherapy is prescribed through Systemic Treatment Computerized Order Entry Systems (ST CPOE). To support this, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has developed guidelines, evaluation tools, a Community of Practice (COP) and quality indicators. Using data collected in ST CPOE systems a "Near Miss Indicator" is(More)
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