Nicoda Foster

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OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of three methods of high-frequency ventilation in the early management of a piglet model of the meconium aspiration syndrome. DESIGN Randomized, block design. SETTING Animal research facility. SUBJECTS Fifty-six mixed-breed newborn piglets aged 1 to 4 days and weighing 1.8 to 2.7 kg. INTERVENTIONS After(More)
The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario has undertaken 3 programmatic reviews, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, to evaluate an emerging or existing program and to provide future directions. The reviews are a quality improvement tool consisting of an assessment of the program's current state, a critical appraisal, and an environmental scan in advance(More)
267 Background: Radiation therapy (RT) with or without concurrent chemotherapy is the standard of care for patients with oropharyngeal cancer. The acute toxicity of treatment is well recognized and highlights the need for a multidisciplinary approach to management. In 2009, a Head and Neck Organizational Guideline was published by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO)(More)
48 Background: Radiotherapy (RT) utilization is the proportion of patients (Pts) with a new diagnosis of carcinoma that receives at least one course of RT during the duration of their illness (MacKillop et al). In Ontario, the benchmark for utilization is 42%, and the target rate for Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is 48%. However in 2005/06 Ontario's utilization(More)
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