Gregory K Berry

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To derive methods of calculating confidence limits for the relative index of inequality, defined by Kunst and Mackenbach as a measure of the influence of socioeconomic status on an adverse health index, such as mortality rate. The methods may be used for a health outcome recorded on a continuous scale, as a Poisson count or as a binomial(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the risk of complications after primary total hip and knee arthroplasties in octogenarians. Using administrative data, we compared the rate of complications for octogenarians vs patients aged 65 to 79 years who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty in Ontario between 1993 and 1997. Octogenarians were 3.4 times(More)
BACKGROUND Newer internal fixation devices with a locking mechanism between the plate and the screw have recently been released. The efficacy of these plates in the proximal humerus has yet to be fully described. There is a need to compare the biomechanical properties of efficacy of plate fixation with or without locking screws for surgery of two-part(More)
No area of fracture management has had such a recent explosion of new treatment modalities as distal radius plating. This explosion has largely been implant- and industry-driven, with little evidence-based research guiding the way. A perceived difficulty with commonly used modalities by the orthopedic community has been enough to drive an entire new set of(More)
The evidence provided by a case-control study on the association between a disease and some factor is strengthened if the extent of exposure to the factor is categorised into several groups or measured on a continuous scale. Then dose-response relationships can be estimated. The methods available are illustrated by application to data on lung cancer and(More)
BACKGROUND Immediate primary closure of open fractures has been historically believed to increase the risk of wound infection and fracture nonunion. Recent literature has challenged this belief, but uncertainty remains as to whether primary closure can be used as routine practice. This study evaluates the impact of an institutional protocol mandating(More)
UNLABELLED The objectives of this population-based, case-control cohort study were to describe the use of the score of neonatal acute physiology (SNAP) as a measure of illness severity in mechanically ventilated term infants, to compare the SNAP scores of the different diagnostic groups, to assess the contribution of the individual SNAP items to the overall(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and functional outcome of a recently described surgical technique of percutaneous plating for proximal humerus fractures. DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. SETTING : Two urban Level 1 university trauma centers. PATIENTS From February 2002 to December 2003, 34 consecutive patients underwent surgery by 5 trauma(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical observation of increased laxity has been noted in native Canadians. Comparative studies support the possible relationship between joint hypermobility and the development of osteoarthritis or other joint ailments. If joint laxity predisposes to osteoarthritis, there may be far-reaching consequences to the general Native population. (More)