Gareth S. Kantor

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INTRODUCTION During cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) monitor alarms are routinely disabled. Failure to reactivate these alarms after CPB may jeopardize patient safety. We have produced an electronic reminder that automatically alerts clinicians to reactivate alarms after CPB and have evaluated the alarm reactivation rate after its implementation. METHODS We(More)
Thirty-nine patients with 41 hips with resection arthroplasty for infected total hip replacement arthroplasty were evaluated for functional level and factors that contribute to that level. Eighty-three percent were either minimal community ambulators or nonambulators, and only two patients walked without assistive devices. At last follow-up, 93% of the(More)
The problem of chronic instability of lateral ankle ligaments has been approached with both conservative and surgical measures. Many operative procedures have been devised to correct this problem, and of these the Watson-Jones, modified Elmslie and Evans procedures are the most commonly used in our community. This paper was designed to: 1) compare the(More)
Few rural hospitals offer obstetric epidural analgesia services and of those that do, there is a paucity of information about these anaesthetics. A retrospective review was conducted of all obstetrical epidurals from 1984-1988 in an 85-bed hospital in Saskatchewan to examine the indications, complications, and infant outcomes. During that period there were(More)
Bates et al., representing the National Alliance for Primary Care Informatics, identify several barriers to the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems in primary care. Three barriers are highlighted: excessive cost, the transience of vendors, and the lack of common data standards. This otherwise excellent review fails to draw attention to the(More)
We present two reports of pregnant women in labor who inadvertently received a magnesium sulfate solution in their epidural space. Both women received approximately 9 mg of magnesium sulfate, and neither of them demonstrated any signs or symptoms of focal neurological toxicity. Once the mistakes were discovered and appropriate medication was delivered, the(More)
UNLABELLED We prospectively assessed the feasibility of international sharing of simulation-based evaluation tools despite differences in language, education, and anesthesia practice, in an Israeli study, using validated scenarios from a multi-institutional United States (US) study. Thirty-one Israeli junior anesthesia residents performed four simulation(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the attitudes of senior anaesthetists toward issues of anaesthesia drug cost control, utilization, and education, and to determine patterns of drug use of common clinical scenarios. METHODS A questionnaire mailed to heads of anaesthesia departments in all large (> 200 beds) Canadian hospitals (n = 187). Data were analyzed with(More)