Nancy E. Lightfoot

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Associations between prostate cancer and dietary factors, physical activity and smoking were assessed based on data from a population-based case-control study. The study was conducted among residents of northeastern Ontario. Cases were identified from the Ontario Cancer Registry and diagnosed between 1995 and 1998 at ages 50 to 84 years (N=752). Male(More)
PURPOSE Sexual, physical, and medical factors were investigated in a case-control study of prostate cancer. METHODS This population-based study, conducted from 1995 to 1999 in northeastern Ontario, used cancer registry-identified cases (n=760), aged 45 to 84 years, diagnosed between 1995 and 1998. Age-frequency matched controls (n=1632) were obtained from(More)
All patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery between July 1, 1987 and February 29, 1988 were followed from admission to the pediatric ICU (PICU) daily by an intensivist/anesthetist. Patients were characterized by surgical procedure and PRISM score on ICU admission. Of 310 patients, 40 patients (nosocomially infected patient ratio 12.9) developed 78(More)
CONTEXT This paper describes the transition processes experienced by Year 3 medical students during their longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC). The authors conceptualise the stages that encompass the transition through a LIC. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to understand the perspectives of 12 Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Year 3(More)
This study reviews the clinical course of 104 consecutive patients with pulmonic valve atresia and ventricular septal (VSD) defect who were diagnosed in the first year of life and followed for a mean period of 4.95 years (range 2 days to 13.75 years). Specific attention was paid to the nature of the pulmonary blood supply and to its influence on patient(More)
A bold and imaginative development, the cavopulmonary anastomosis, appeared to originate in several centers almost simultaneously. After extensive research on right heart bypass, Glenn was the first in North America to perform a successful experimental cavopulmonary shunt, and it became known by his name. In properly selected patients, palliation success(More)
To determine the morphologic sequelae after surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta, the authors retrospectively reviewed angiograms and hemodynamic and clinical data on 215 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization after surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta during a 13-year period. Ninety-seven patients (45%) underwent coarctation resection(More)
OBJECTIVES Aboriginal people are under-represented in epidemiological research, largely due to past failures to engage and recruit Aboriginal communities, research fatigue and the use of culturally inappropriate methods. A qualitative study was undertaken in rural and urban Aboriginal communities in north-eastern and south-western Ontario to identify(More)
This article reports on a literature review of workplace interventions (i.e., creating healthy work environments and improving nurses' quality of work life [QWL]) aimed at managing occupational stress and burnout for nurses. A literature search was conducted using the keywords nursing, nurses, stress, distress, stress management, burnout, and intervention.(More)