Fatima Mckenzie

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OBJECTIVES Previous studies into occupational risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in New Zealand have indicated that farmers and meat workers are at increased risk for these neoplasms. A new nationwide case-control study was conducted to assess whether previously observed associations persist and to identify other occupations that may contribute(More)
OBJECTIVE Test the association between provider characteristics and antenatal interventions offered for periviable delivery. STUDY DESIGN Six hundred surveys mailed to members of the College's Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network. Items queried physicians' practices regarding administering steroids, recommending cesarean (for breech) and offering(More)
INTRODUCTION Sociodemographic differences have been observed in the treatment of extremely premature (periviable) neonates, but the source of this variation is not well understood. We assessed the feasibility of using simulation to test the effect of maternal race and insurance status on shared decision making (SDM) in periviable counseling. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of a nurse-led multi-disciplinary team on management of elderly patients with functional problems admitted to an acute medical admission unit. DESIGN Data collection from the first 16 months of the team's operation. SETTING A district general hospital, Scotland. SUBJECTS All elderly patients with functional problems(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative influence of patients' resuscitation preferences on periviable delivery management. STUDY DESIGN Surveyed 295 obstetrician-gynecologists about managing periviable preterm premature rupture of membranes. Across 10 vignettes, we systematically varied gestational age, occupation, method of conception and resuscitation(More)
OBJECTIVE To qualitatively assess obstetricians' and neonatologists' responses to standardized patients (SPs) asking "What would you do?" during periviable counseling encounters. METHODS An exploratory single-center simulation study. SPs, portraying a pregnant woman presenting with ruptured membranes at 23 weeks, were instructed to ask, "What would you(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians' practice patterns for 22-week delivery management. MEHODS Surveyed 750 randomly-sampled members of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, querying MFMs' practices and policies guiding 22-week delivery management. RESULTS Three hundred and twenty-five (43%) MFMs responded. Nearly all (87%)(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the relative influence of patient characteristics on Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians' willingness to intervene when managing 23-week preterm premature rupture of membranes. STUDY DESIGN Surveyed 750 randomly sampled US members of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Physicians rated their willingness to offer induction,(More)
PURPOSE To explore women's attitudes and perceptions regarding legal requirements for prenatal drug testing. METHODS Web-based survey of 500 US women (age 18-45) recruited from a market research survey panel. A 24-item questionnaire assessed their opinion of laws requiring doctors to routinely verbal screen and urine drug test patients during pregnancy;(More)
Objective Describe obstetrical providers' management of a hypothetical case on chronic pain in pregnancy and determine whether practices differ based on patient race. Design and Setting This was a self-administered survey at a clinical conference. Subjects Seventy-six obstetrician-gynecologists and one nurse practitioner were surveyed. Methods A(More)