Stephanie L. Rochon

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This paper explores the challenges of implementing client-centred occupational therapy practice. While many occupational therapists believe in the principles of client-centred practice and espouse them, it seems much more difficult to implement these into everyday practice. Findings from three qualitative studies with three different populations (i.e.,(More)
BACKGROUND Low hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations before lower limb joint replacement are associated with the need for blood transfusions and increased mortality. To optimize preoperative Hb, blood conservation protocols often recommend oral iron supplements, even in nonanemic patients. OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of ferrous sulfate on the change in(More)
The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Fast Track programme has existed for a decade. Created as Section 112 of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997, the programme is designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs and biologics that are intended to treat serious or life-threatening conditions, and that demonstrate the potential(More)
OBJECTIVES The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have put forth guidance recommending coverage of 75% of the costs of 'all or substantially all' drugs in six therapeutic categories deemed medically necessary for Medicare beneficiaries: anticonvulsants, antidepressants, antineoplastics, antipsychotics, HIV/AIDS and immunosuppressants. For(More)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Fast Track program, created in 1997, was designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs and biologics intended to treat serious or life-threatening conditions, and that demonstrate the potential to address unmet medical needs. Although the intent is laudable, the significance of(More)
The effectiveness of pharmacological therapies is dependent in part on patient persistency with the prescribed therapeutic regimen. In the case of non-specific non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), effectiveness is often compromised by undesirable side-effects, poor compliance or discontinuation of therapy. While patterns of utilization of(More)
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