Original Research

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Rates of Preschool Vision Exams in Toronto and the Effects of Immigration and Socioeconomic Status

11 September 2018 | Omri A Arbiv, Heather Dunlap, Anand Bery, Wynn Peterson, Stacey Chong, Aaron Chan, Eli Kisilevsky, Emily Wright, Kamiar Mireskandari
Vision exams can detect eye abnormalities in young children. There is scant data about the proportion of Canadian children receiving vision exams and the barriers to preventive vision care.

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A comparative cadaveric biomechanical analysis of the differences between dynamic external traction devices for PIP joint fracture dislocation

18 April 2018 | Stephanie Thibaudeau, Julian Diaz-Abele, Mario Luc
No study in the literature has compared different external distractors for proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) injury. We compared an elastic based device described by Suzuki et al. to a 2-pin model described by Hynes and Giddins in non-injured cadaveric fingers.

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Omalizumab Treatment for Severe Atopic Asthma in a Real World Montréal Cohort

16 January 2018 | David Haile-Meskale, Ron Olivenstein, Toby Mcgovern, Cathy Fugere, James G. Martin
Severe atopic asthma is poorly controlled with standard treatments, including optimally dosed corticosteroids. A humanized monoclonal antibody binding immunoglobulin E, omalizumab, is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat poorly controlled asthma with elevated serum IgE levels.

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Assessing and Improving Processes and Outcomes of the McGill Primary Health Care Research Network

03 November 2017 | Zhida Shang, Justin Gagnon, Vera Granikov, Rosario Rodiguez, Pierre Pluye
Researcher-clinician partnerships as an approach to improving clinical practice have grown in popularity in recent years. An example of such a collaboration is the McGill Primary Health Care Research Network (hereinafter called the Network).

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Immunization Programs: The Role of Pharmacists in British Columbia, Canada

19 October 2016 | Alexandra Fletcher, Fawziah Marra, Gillian Bartlett, Janusz Kaczorowski
With the rise of chronic disease, an aging population, and the proliferation of clinical practice guidelines, the Canadian primary care system is increasingly challenged to cope with escalating patient demands while controlling costs (1,2,3).