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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
In 2010 the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) was reconstituted through a funding agreement between the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Institutes ofExpand
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Development of a clinical dehydration scale for use in children between 1 and 36 months of age.
OBJECTIVE To develop a clinical dehydration scale for use in children <3 years of age. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study of children between 1 and 36 months of age who presented to a tertiaryExpand
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Quality of life in spina bifida: importance of parental hope
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Prognosis in spina bifida (SB) is often based only on neurological deficits present at birth. We hypothesised that both parental hope and the neurophysical examination predictExpand
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Multicentre validation of the bedside paediatric early warning system score: a severity of illness score to detect evolving critical illness in hospitalised children
IntroductionThe timely provision of critical care to hospitalised patients at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest is contingent upon identification and referral by frontline providers. Current approachesExpand
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Development of a health-related quality of life instrument for use in children with spina bifida
The objective of this study was to develop a spina bifida health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instrument. Items were generated through semi-structured interviews, and reduced by frequency-Expand
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Effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing screen time in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of interventions focused on reducing screen time. DATA SOURCES Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PsycINFO, ERIC, and CINAHL throughExpand
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Blastomycosis in Ontario, 1994–2003
Clinicians in Ontario should be aware of symptoms and areas where disease is endemic.
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Probiotics for the prevention of pediatric antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
BACKGROUND Antibiotics are frequently prescribed in children. They alter the microbial balance within the gastrointestinal tract, commonly resulting in antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD).Expand
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Effect of a Pediatric Early Warning System on All-Cause Mortality in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients: The EPOCH Randomized Clinical Trial
Importance There is limited evidence that the use of severity of illness scores in pediatric patients can facilitate timely admission to the intensive care unit or improve patient outcomes. ObjectiveExpand
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Risk markers for poor developmental attainment in young children: results from a longitudinal national survey.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate social and environmental determinants of poor developmental attainment among preschool children by means of longitudinal data from a population-based sample of CanadianExpand
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