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At a Glance

At a Glance is a monthly e-newsletter highlighting key findings of recent ICES research. At a Glance was redesigned in April 2016 to better share our work visually through infographics, videos and news stories. Subscribe to At a Glance.

  • December 2013

    • Parents more likely to take first-born children to hospital after vaccine reactions
    • Researchers call for health care changes to help Ontario adults with developmental disabilities
    • Rheumatoid arthritis patients at increased risk for complications following joint replacement
    • First Nations residents at greater risk for hospitalization during 2009 flu outbreak
    • Kidney donors at no greater risk for kidney stones than nondonors
  • November 2013

    • Mortality from all causes decreased 72% among Ontario adults living with HIV
    • Surgeons with modest sleep deprivation do not have more complications during surgery
    • Antidepressant linked to small increased risk of blood transfusion during surgery
    • Coprescribed hypertension drug and antibiotic linked to small increased risk of kidney injury
    • Toronto's homeless have much higher rates of ED and hospital use than general population
  • October 2013

    • Half of uterine cancer patients in Ontario wait longer than recommended six weeks for surgery
    • Better selection criteria needed for patients with stable angina who undergo angiograms
    • Cancer and chronic disease screening lowest in disadvantaged neighbourhoods
    • Risk of dying one year after hospitalization in Ontario fell sharply between 1994 and 2009
    • Drug prescribing significantly influenced by clinical evidence and policy changes
  • September 2013

    • Metformin may lower risk of prostate cancer death in men with diabetes
    • Fertility therapy not linked to subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease in women 
    • Flu carries higher risk for Guillain-Barré syndrome than flu shot 
    • Chinese and South Asians have 40% lower mortality risk after diabetes than Europeans
    • Cardiac patients given longer prescriptions at discharge more likely to continue medication
  • July/August 2013

    • Diabetes-related mortality rates plummet in Canada and the UK since mid-1990s
    • Commonly coprescribed statins and antibiotics linked to muscle loss, kidney failure in seniors
    • Low-income heart attack survivors less likely to engage in life-extending exercise
    • Trends and inequities persist after launch of colorectal cancer screening program
    • Four in five Ontario patients visiting an orthopedic surgeon do not receive surgery
  • June 2013

    • Rates of diabetes among Chinese Canadians increased 15-fold in 10 years
    • Two common COPD drugs have similar increased risk of cardiovascular events
    • Implementation of integrated stroke care system leads to improved outcomes and care
    • Formalizing existing provider networks may lead to improved Ontario health care system
    • Study finds seasonal influenza vaccination effective in young children
  • May 2013

    • Influenza vaccine safe for children with inflammatory bowel disease
    • Obesity linked to increased risk of outpatient visits for respiratory infections
    • Study forecasts almost 1 in 8 Ontarians with asthma in 2022
    • Women with developmental disabilities less likely to be screened for breast, cervical cancer
    • Young female cancer survivors experience a small reduction in likelihood of childbirth
  • April 2013

    • Targeting general hospitals may increase deceased donor organ supply in Ontario
    • Prescribing of prolonged antibiotic therapy common for long-term care residents
    • Study identifies predictors of positive outcomes from hip and knee replacements
    • Use of heart imaging test increasing steadily in Ontario
    • Higher strength statins linked to increased risk of kidney damage
  • March 2013

    • Seniors with rheumatoid arthritis at increased risk of serious infections
    • Only 1 in 5 Ontarians with newly diagnosed diabetes attends a diabetes education program
    • Low job control linked to increased incidence of hypertension in men
    • One in 4 Ontario hospital visits made by people with chronic lung disease
    • Political factors can shape prescription drug funding decisions
  • February 2013

    • Heart failure clinics associated with decreased mortality but increased rehospitalizations
    • ED treatment often substituted for primary care for persons with spinal cord injuries
    • Older men at greater risk of hospitalization and death after starting new antipsychotic drugs
    • Higher income patients only marginally advantaged in post-hospitalization stroke care
    • Screening tool identifies symptoms most likely to result in ED visits for cancer patients
  • January 2013

    • Postmenopausal survivors of breast cancer more likely to develop diabetes
    • Fewer Ontarians with diabetes getting necessary eye exams despite public funding
    • Younger adults at greater risk of recurrent gall bladder inflammation than elderly
    • Initiatives needed to improve outcomes, decrease costs for children with medical complexity
    • Health costs associated with obesity modest in isolation but significant with other risk factors
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