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Increasing epidemic proportions of overweight children in the United States presents formidable challenges for education and healthcare. Given the popularity and pervasiveness of video gaming culture in North American children, the perfect opportunity arises to investigate the potential of video games to promote healthful behaviour. Our objective was to(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical practice guidelines. OBJECTIVES To develop the first Canadian clinical practice guidelines for screening and diagnosis of neuropathic pain in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING The guidelines are relevant for inpatient and outpatient SCI rehabilitation settings in Canada. METHODS The CanPainSCI Working Group reviewed(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical practice guidelines. OBJECTIVES The objective was to develop the first Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of neuropathic pain in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING The guidelines are relevant for inpatient and outpatient SCI rehabilitation settings in Canada. METHODS The guidelines were developed(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical practice guidelines. OBJECTIVES To develop the first Canadian clinical practice guidelines for treatment of neuropathic pain in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING The guidelines are relevant for inpatient and outpatient SCI rehabilitation settings in Canada. METHODS The CanPainSCI Working Group reviewed the evidence(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review and effectiveness analysis. OBJECTIVES Assess the effectiveness of anticonvulsants for the management of post spinal cord injury (SCI) neuropathic pain. SETTING Studies from multiple countries were included. METHODS CINAHL, Cochrane, EMBASE and MEDLINE were searched up to April 2013. Quality assessment was conducted(More)
Social media represents a new frontier in disease surveillance. Infoveillance allows for the real-time retrieval of internet data. Our objective was to systematically review the literature utilizing social media as a source for disease prediction and surveillance. A review of English-language conference proceedings and journal articles from 1999 to 2011(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on reducing neuropathic pain intensity in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE and PsycINFO databases were searched for all relevant articles published from 1980 to November 2014. Trials(More)
The use of mobile and ubiquitous computing devices is advantageous for collecting and sharing patient data at the bedside or in hospital waiting areas. iPhone web applications — or web apps — combine the power of Internet based solutions with the simplicity of multi-touch and gesture technology, all one portable device. Since many data(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical practice guidelines. OBJECTIVES The project objectives were to develop the first Canadian recommendations on a model of care for the management of at- and below-level neuropathic pain in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING The guidelines are relevant for inpatient and outpatient SCI rehabilitation settings in Canada. (More)