Xiaoqun Sun

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the effect of enteral feeding protocols on key indicators of enteral nutrition in the critical care setting. METHODS International, prospective, observational, cohort studies conducted in 2007 and 2008 in 269 intensive care units (ICUs) in 28 countries were combined for the purposes of this analysis. The study included 5497(More)
BACKGROUND Oral antihistamines that target the histamine receptor-1, such as fexofenadine, offer suboptimal relief of allergic rhinitis-associated nasal congestion. Combinations with oral sympathomimetics, such as pseudoephedrine, relieve congestion but produce side effects. Previous animal and human studies with histamine receptor-3 antagonists, such as(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To apply novel population health theory to the modelling of injury experiences in one particular research context. (2) To enhance understanding of the conditions and practices that lead to farm injury. DESIGN Prospective, cohort study conducted over 2 years (2007-09). SETTING 50 rural municipalities in the Province of Saskatchewan,(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the strength of relationships between socioeconomic status and injury in a large Canadian farm population. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study of 4,769 people from 2,043 farms in Saskatchewan, Canada. Participants reported socioeconomic exposures in 2007 and were followed for the occurrence of injury through 2009 (27(More)
BACKGROUND Loud snoring is a common symptom in the general population. The evidence-based literature indicates that snoring may be associated with sleep fragmentation and sleep apnea, which may affect cognitive function and predispose to occupational injury. High rates of occupational injury occur on farms and may be related to personal and health factors.(More)
The response rate has been frequently used as the primary endpoint of phase II cancer clinical trials. It may not be an appropriate endpoint when a new treatment is not expected to produce any tumour shrinkage. When a large database for a historical control is available, the direct comparison of survival curves between a new treatment and the historical(More)
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