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OBJECTIVE To determine what types of medication seniors in the community were using to manage osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN Mailed self-administered survey. SETTING Three family medicine community practice sites in cities in Nova Scotia. PARTICIPANTS All seniors (aged 65 and older) on the electronic record of each practice site with a(More)
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) substantially increases risk of stroke. Evidence suggests that anticoagulation to reduce risk is underused (a "care gap"). Our objectives were to clarify measures of this gap in care by including data from family physicians and to determine why eligible patients were not receiving anticoagulation therapy. DESIGN(More)
Delirium is a common complication in acute stroke yet there is uncertainty regarding how best to screen for and diagnose delirium after stroke. We sought to establish how delirium after stroke is identified, its incidence rates and factors predicting its development. We conducted a systematic review of studies investigating delirium in acute stroke. We(More)
BACKGROUND There is no facile quantitative method for monitoring hydrocephalus (HCP). We propose quantitative computed tomography (CT) ventriculography (qCTV) as a novel computer vision tool for empirically assessing HCP in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS Twenty patients with SAH who were evaluated for ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS)(More)
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