Sharon Claytor Peters

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OBJECTIVE To determine the level of satisfaction of family members with the care that they and their critically ill relative received. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Six university-affiliated intensive care units across Canada. METHODS We administered a validated questionnaire to family members who made at least one visit to intensive care(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pergolide, a mixed D1-D2-D3 dopamine agonist, is efficacious and safe in the treatment of children with Tourette's syndrome. BACKGROUND Neuroleptics, which block dopamine transmission, are currently used for treatment of children with severe tics, but major side effects and limited efficacy reduce clinical utility. Prior(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the substitute decision-makers' perspectives related to decision-making in the intensive care unit (ICU) and to determine those variables associated with their overall satisfaction with decision-making. DESIGN Prospective, multicenter, cohort study. SETTING Six Canadian university-affiliated ICUs. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS We(More)
PURPOSE The frequency of clinically diagnosed venous thromboembolism (VTE) including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in medical-surgical critically ill patients is unclear. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence and incidence of radiologically confirmed DVT and PE in medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of glatiramer acetate and beta interferon on fatigue in multiple sclerosis. METHODS Fatigue was measured at baseline and six months using the fatigue impact scale (FIS). Groups (glatiramer acetate and beta interferon) were evaluated for the proportion improved, using Fisher's exact test. Logistic regression analysis(More)
Pulmonary hypertension gives an indication of poor prognosis in adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicating sepsis. In this study, we examined the role of the platelet and the vasoactive amine, serontonin, in pulmonary hypertension accompanying septic ARDS. The lack of any significant difference in platelet number (delta + 3.9 +/- 8.4, X(More)
PURPOSE It can be difficult to differentiate glioblastomas from lymphomas using only standard MR images. There are references suggesting that it might be possible to differentiate these tumors using susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). The purpose of this study is to prove the diagnostic benefit using susceptibility-weighted images. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
The authors report an acute cerebral and cerebellar syndrome in a patient treated with high-dose cytarabine. Diffuse high-intensity lesions in the central white matter on T2-weighted MR completely reversed with resolution of the clinical syndrome. Although the autopsy revealed cerebellar injury, the cerebral cortex was grossly and microscopically normal,(More)
This article describes the Trauma Healing Project (THP: www.http//, the Survivor Voices study (n = 351), and the complementary nature of community- campus partnerships (CCP) and community-based participatory action research methodology (PAR). Survivor Voices-a random digit telephone survey developed by, conducted, analyzed, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Whole-brain irradiation is part of the therapy protocol for patients with medulloblastomas. Side effects and complications of radiation can be detected by follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Susceptibility-weighted images (SWI) can detect even very small amounts of residual blood that cannot be shown with conventional MRI. The purpose(More)