M W Russell

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The 1985 Health and Welfare Canada Report on Oral Contraceptives recommended oral contraceptives (OCs) containing 30-35 mcg of estrogen rather than 50 mcg as the preferred dosage for contraception. Many family physicians may regard these guidelines as mandatory when prescribing OCs, because of a presumption that pills of 50-mcg estrogen content carry a(More)
Debate continues regarding the impact on infected farms of Ovine Johne’s disease (OJD), a chronic enteric disease of sheep caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium paratuberculosis. Accurate estimation of annual mortality rates and the proportion attributable to OJD could provide an insight into the financial significance of this disease. The study quantified(More)
1. Through the use of the pathway process, variation in home care of the prostate cryosurgery patient is reduced in caregiver technique and efficiency of care delivery is improved. More importantly, patient outcomes are closely monitored and multidisciplinary continuity of care is promoted. The pathway helps ensure that appropriate resources are initiated(More)
INTRODUCTION In response to high rates of chronic disease, the Capital District Health Authority in Nova Scotia recognized a need to move from a focus on acute care in decision making to one that also values a population health approach guided by community health indicators. METHODS Stakeholders were surveyed on the choice, knowledge and utility of(More)
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