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BACKGROUND Healthcare leaders need evidence-based information on nursing medication administration technologies to guide the design of improvements to patient safety. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the research evidence on relationships between the use of medication administration technologies and incidence of medication administration… (More)
CONTEXT Cancer pain is prevalent, yet patients do not receive best care despite widely available evidence. Although national cancer control policies call for education, effectiveness of such programs is unclear and best practices are not well defined. OBJECTIVES To examine existing evidence on whether knowledge translation (KT) interventions targeting… (More)
BACKGROUND In response to increasing recognition of the importance of quality health care work environments, the Alberta Cancer Board initiated a province-wide leadership development program to plan for organizational change through a series of stages. In 2004, the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) was implemented to facilitate organizational learning… (More)
PURPOSE The effect of physical exercise on lipid peroxidation was investigated. METHOD 27 healthy young adult male subjects were included in this study. Urine samples were collected before and after exercises. Urinary malondialdehyde and creatinine levels (Cr) were measured. RESULTS Urinary malondialdehyde levels were increased by exercise. While… (More)
Primary carcinoma arising in the urothelium of the ureter is rare, accounting for only 1% of all cancers of the upper urinary tract. We describe a case in which primary transitional cell carcinoma of the right ureter was sonographically detected in a 45-year-old woman. The mass exhibited tumoral vascularity on power Doppler sonography and spectral analysis.
Electrically induced bulbocavernosus (BC) reflexes were investigated in 47 patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy and the possible harmful effects of prostatectomy on the pudendal nerve branches were followed up in 30 of the patients using the same method. BC reflex obtained by electrical stimulation of the glans penis did not differ significantly from… (More)
AIM To examine the effects of a Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) on the emotional health and well-being among five levels of healthcare managers. BACKGROUND Increasingly dynamic, demanding healthcare environments result in highly stressful work atmospheres. METHODS Using quasi-experimental and mixed methods, we used regression on pre- and… (More)