Norman Giesbrecht

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The preparation of this report was made possible through the financial support of the Public Health Agency of Canada to the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance, and through in kind support from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. reviewed a draft and provided feedback. Their contributions are gratefully acknowledged The(More)
A subsample (n = 2,550) of the 2005 US National Alcohol Survey of adults was used to estimate prevalence and correlates of six externalities from alcohol abuse--family problems, assaults, accompanying intoxicated driver, vehicular accident, financial problems and vandalized property--all from another's drinking. On a lifetime basis, 60% reported(More)
AIMS Previous research has shown that heavier drinkers, in comparison to light drinkers or abstainers, are more likely to favour increased access to alcohol and relaxation of control policies. Often, studies have not examined whether attitudes to alcohol policies vary according to a respondent's pattern of drinking. This study examined the association(More)
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INTRODUCTION Alcohol consumption is a factor that increases risk of chronic disease. This study estimates various indicators of alcohol-attributable premature chronic-disease morbidity and mortality for Canada in 2002. METHODS Information on mortality and morbidity was obtained from Statistics Canada and from the Canadian Institute for Health Information(More)
OBJECTIVES Although there is a large and growing body of evidence concerning the impact of contracting economies on suicide mortality risk, far less is known about the role alcohol consumption plays in the complex relationship between economic conditions and suicide. The aims were to compare the postmortem alcohol intoxication rates among male and female(More)
Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in support of the project " Reducing Alcohol-Related Problems by Implementing Evidence-based Tools that Translate Research Knowledge into Prevention Practice " , (Principal Investigator: Norman Giesbrecht). We would also like to gratefully(More)
BACKGROUND During systemic inflammation, leucocytes are activated and extravasate into damaged tissue. Activation and recruitment are influenced by different mechanisms, including the interaction of leucocytes with platelets and neutrophil extracellular traps (NET) formation. Here, we investigated the molecular mechanism by which hydroxyethyl starch (HES(More)