Selam Mequanint

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The study explores osteoporosis medication prescribing across Canadian provinces and any impact on hip fracture rates. Despite a marked variation in the prescribing of such medication, there is no effect on the hip fracture rate in either gender or any age group, suggesting either poor targeting or lack of efficacy. Hip fractures are the most disabling and(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported a gender difference in the occurrence of hip fracture type with age in our local population. In the current report, we have explored this phenomenon in a Canadian population using five years of data from a national administrative database. We have compared community-dwelling and institutionalized individuals to(More)
OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the use of a multinational diabetes registry for comparing indices of diabetes management among countries with differing levels of income, healthcare systems and ethnic backgrounds. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1742 people with type 2 diabetes attending diabetes clinics in London, Ontario, Canada, and(More)
Insulin is the most effective therapy for achieving optimal glycemic control; however, many patients with type 2 diabetes on an intensified treatment regimen fail to achieve the recommendedHbA1c target (1,2) and face the risk of adverse effects such as hypoglycemia andweight gain (3). The addition of sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to a(More)
BACKGROUND Given the astounding rates of diabetes and related complications, and the barriers to providing care present in Indigenous communities in Canada, intervention strategies that take into account contextual factors such as readiness to mobilize are needed to maximize improvements and increase the likelihood of success and sustainment. As part of the(More)
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