Ginette Thibault-Halman

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The advent of synoptic operative reports has revolutionized how clinical data are captured at the time of care. In this article, an electronic synoptic operative report for spinal cord injury was implemented using interoperable standards, HL7 and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms. Subjects (N = 10) recruited for a pilot study completed(More)
The increasing use of synoptic operative reports in clinical settings represents a major milestone in the advancement of health information technology. Synoptic operative report templates enable clinicians to capture and display succinct clinical information in a standardized and logical manner. Synoptic operative report templates also provide the optimum(More)
A systematic review of the literature was performed to address pertinent clinical questions regarding nutritional management in the setting of acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Specific metabolic challenges are present following spinal cord injury. The acute stage is characterized by a reduction in metabolic activity, as well as a negative nitrogen balance(More)
BACKGROUND In Canada, winter sports injuries are responsible for significant health care burden, with estimates of $400 million in direct and indirect annual health care costs. For ski-related injuries, helmets have been shown to provide significant protection. Current common practice in Canada, including the Province of Nova Scotia, is to leave the(More)
A systematic review of the literature was performed to address pertinent clinical questions regarding deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis in the setting of acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Deep vein thromboses are a common occurrence following SCI. Administration of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) within 72 h of injury is recommended to minimize the(More)
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) represents a significant burden of illness, but it is relatively uncommon and heterogeneous, making it challenging to achieve sufficient subject enrollment in clinical trials of therapeutic interventions for acute SCI. The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR) is a national SCI Registry that enters patients with(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVES This study aims to investigate the extent to which early surgical decompression and maintenance of MAP ⩾85 mm Hg for 5 days postinjury affected neurological recovery utilizing internal controls for comparison of outcomes in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury. SETTING Acute trauma center,(More)
Bicycle-related injuries are a leading cause of child and youth hospitalizations in Canada. The use of helmets while bicycling reduces the risk of brain injuries. This study investigated the long-term effect of legislation coupled with enforcement to improve helmet use rates. We conducted a longitudinal observational study of helmet use at 9, 11, and 14(More)
award winning session A460<lb>Pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia in awake hypotensive trauma<lb>patients: life saving or detrimental?<lb>K. Crewdson, M. Rehn, A. Weaver, K. Brohi, D. Lockey London's Air Ambulance, Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine, London, UK<lb>Correspondence: K. Crewdson London's Air Ambulance, Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine, London,(More)