Ilsa Blidner

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Anthropometric, medical, and sociodemographic characteristics and smoking habit of a random sample of postpartum women in a Canadian population were determined. These characteristics were analyzed in relation to the birth size of their babies. With controls for gestational age and fetal sex, the following maternal variables were positively correlated with(More)
Effective health services rely on a foundation of research-based evidence. While quality care improvements are dependent on the application of evidence, incorporating them into practice may be challenging. This article presents the results of a study of the diffusion of a complex evidence-based innovation initiated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of(More)
Medical decision making under uncertainty was tested using an empirical study of practitioner judgments concerning the preferred treatment(s) for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Patient-specific factors were varied systematically in written case vignettes, which were mailed to physician and nonphysician practitioners who treated ESRD patients in(More)
By random sampling of all births occurring in Hamilton, Ont. over an 18-month period the percentile distributions of the newborn infants' weight, length, and head and chest circumferences were determined. The resulting standards may be used in the clinical evaluation of size for gestational age. The smoothed 50th percentile values for newborns of 40 weeks(More)
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