Kyra Cottrell

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  • K Cottrell
  • CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
  • 1996
Many Canadians are interested in alternative medicine, and burgeoning public interest in herbal remedies has not gone unnoticed by Canada's drug companies. McNeil Consumer Products recently began selling a migraine prophylaxis made from the plant feverfew. Physicians who would like to see herbal medications subjected to outcome studies and quality-control(More)
  • K Cottrell
  • CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
  • 1997
Educators are rising to the challenge of making continuing medical education relevant, valuable and enjoyable for physicians. Lectures are being replaced by small-group, interactive sessions that try to ensure physicians come away with clinically relevant information that will affect daily practice. Community-based programs also allow physicians to fit(More)
A novel class of highly active dihydropyridine miticides was prepared using a multicomponent reaction process. The initial lead was rapidly optimized using solution phase parallel synthesis techniques and a positional scanning approach. Detailed structure-activity relationships were developed for the amino and carbonyl components of the molecule and used to(More)
The effects of citrate ion concentration and pH on the optical spectra and fluorescence decay have been measured for several tyrosine model compounds and lima bean trypsin/chymotrypsin inhibitor, a protein containing one tyrosine at position 69 and seven disulfides but no tryptophan, in order to determine the location and environment of Tyr 69. Tyrosine in(More)
  • K Cottrell
  • CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
  • 1996
Society expects today's physicians to be expert clinicians, effective communicators, resource managers and health care advocates, all rolled into one. This is changing both medical school curricula and the way medical students are selected. During a homecoming weekend at Queen's University, faculty brought medical alumni up to date on the selection process.(More)
A method of estimating catchment populations which is easily understood and calculable is described by Kevin Cottrell, North Western RHA statistician. It is based on traditional statistical theory and as such is robust in its application. It can give fairly accurate determinations of the population served by various services.
Admitting surgical patients as day cases rather than for overnight stays is one way of improving the use of resources and cutting waiting lists. But the way bed-use statistics are now presented can be misleading, and Kevin Cottrell, regional statistician, North Western RHA, suggests ways in which the treatment of day cases could be standardised and an(More)