Rory F. McQuillan

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Presentation Quality Improvement (QI) research may be defined as " the design, development and evaluation of complex interventions aimed at the redesign of health care systems to produce improved outcomes ". The challenge of QI lies in bridging the gap between knowing what needs to happen at an individual patient level and implementing this at a systems(More)
BACKGROUND Simulation-based-mastery-learning (SBML) is an effective method to train nephrology fellows to competently insert temporary, non-tunneled hemodialysis catheters (NTHCs). Previous studies of SBML for NTHC-insertion have been conducted at a local level. OBJECTIVES Determine if SBML for NTHC-insertion can be effective when provided at a national(More)
Limbic encephalitis (LE), once thought to be a rare paraneoplastic phenomenon, is increasingly diagnosed in patients without malignancy. Autoimmune LE has emerged as a distinct clinical entity. Autoantibodies to neuronal cell surface proteins have been described and may now be tested for. This has led to an exponential increase in the number of cases being(More)
Data of incident hemodialysis patients from 2001 to 2007 were abstracted from The Renal Disease Registry (TRDR) from central Ontario, Canada and followed until December 2008 to determine 90-day mortality rates for incident hemodialysis patients. Modifiable risk factors of early mortality were determined by a Cox model. In total, 876 of 4807 incident(More)
The identification of large numbers of tubuloreticular inclusions (TRIs) in renal biopsies may be useful to raise diagnostic suspicion for certain clinical entities, particularly autoimmune diseases and viral infections. We report a case of a 65-year-old female with a 2-week history of malaise, massive proteinuria and lower extremity edema of acute onset. A(More)
Cholestyramine is a bile acid sequestrant that has been used in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, pruritus due to elevated bile acid levels, and diarrhea due to bile acid malabsorption. This medication can rarely cause hyperchloremic nonanion gap metabolic acidosis, a complication featured in this report of an adult male with concomitant acute kidney(More)
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