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  • Palliative care and the agressiveness of end-of-life care in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

    Jang RW, Krzyzanowska MK, Zimmerman C, Taback N, Alibhai SM. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015; 107(3):dju424. Epub 2015 Jan 20.

  • Cardiovascular toxicity of multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitors in advanced solid tumors: a population-based observational study

    Srikanthan A, Ethier JL, Ocana A, Seruga B, Krzyzanowska MK, Amir E. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0122735. Epub 2015 Mar 27.

  • Application of recursive partitioning to derive and validate a claims-based algorithm for identifying keratinocyte carcinoma (nonmelanoma skin cancer)

    Chan AW, Fung K, Tran JM, Kitchen J, Austin PC, Weinstock MA, Rochon PA. JAMA Dermatol. 2016; 152(10):1122-7. Epub 2016 Aug 10.

  • Variation and trends in antidepressant prescription for men undergoing treatment for nonmetastatic prostate cancer: a population-based cohort study

    Matta R, Wallis CJD, Goldenberg MG, Hird AE, Klaassen Z, Kulkarni G, Kodama RT, Herchorn S, Nam RK. Eur Urol. 2018; 75(1):3-7. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

  • Pilot study of the ability to probabilistically link clinical trial patients to administrative data and determine long-term outcomes

    Hay AE, Pater JL, Corn E, Han L, Camacho X, O'Callaghan C, Chong N, Bell EN, Tu D, Earle CC. Clin Trials. 2019; 16(1):14-7. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

  • Fecal occult blood test screening uptake among immigrants from Muslim majority countries: a retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada

    Vahabi M, Lofters A, Wong JP, Ellison L, Graves E, Damba C, Glazier RH. Cancer Med. 2019; Sep 30 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.2541

  • Incidence and risk factors of keratinocyte carcinoma after first solid organ transplant in Ontario, Canada

    Park CK, Fung K, Austin PC, Kim SJ, Singer LG, Baxter NN, Rochon PA, Chan AW. JAMA Dermatol. 2019; May 22 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.0692.

  • December 2007

    • Thiazolidinedione therapy poses risks to older patients with diabetes
    • Colorectal cancer screening rates are low across Ontarioregions
    • Study suggests similar hip fracture rates in older women using different bisphosphonates
    • Ontario home care services are being used by those who most need them
    • Ontario emergency departments should examine pediatric asthma management strategies
  • October 2007

    • Drug-coated heart stents found to be safe and effective in high-risk angioplasty patients
    • Flu vaccination rates have doubled in the past decade, yet still fall short of national targets
    • Ontario study finds barriers to biopsy use in diagnosing breast cancer
    • Improving quality of care in long-term care hospitals is not always more costly
    • Study examines the impact of obesity on chronic disease in Canadians
  • September 2007

    • Cataract surgery rates more than doubled in Ontario: demand still exceeds supply
    • One in four elderly Ontarians with hypertension prescribed unproven drug combinations
    • Immigrant women not receiving adequate cervical cancer screening
    • Inpatient smoking-cessation counseling is an underused intervention
    • Better anticoagulation control needed for hospitalized patients
  • January 2007

    • Study demonstrates need for comprehensive influenza immunization registry in Ontario
    • ICU patients have increased risk of discontinuing medications for chronic conditions
    • Study examines differences in statin prescriptions between Ontario and BC
    • EDs that treat more heart attack patients are less likely to miss the diagnosis
    • Nurse-performed screening program for colorectal cancer can be safe and effective
  • February 2007

    • More university-educated RNs and improved staff satisfaction could reduce hospital death rates
    • Study examines health and life outcomes of youth and young adults with disabilities
    • Care to Ontario heart attack patients is similar to certain regions of the U.S.
    • Guns and knives responsible for over 40,000 trauma visits to Ontario emergency departments
    • Certain factors predict whether colorectal cancer may be missed
  • February 2012

    • Study examines effect of government policies on payments to Ontario physicians
    • Stroke patients treated with tPA progress through inpatient rehabilitation more rapidly
    • Dementia drug does not increase risk of adverse pulmonary outcomes in seniors with COPD
    • Women more likely to experience complications after ICD implantation
    • Funding and safety warnings have significant effect on ESA use in cancer patients
  • January 2015

    • Only one-third of Ontario pharmacies participate in smoking cessation program
    • No change in proportion of spinal cord injury patients assessed by a urologist in a decade
    • Prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis nearly tripled in Ontario in 20 years
    • Increased number of Ontario children and youth being treated for concussion
    • Salivary gland cancer surgery rates in Ontario vary significantly by health region
  • April 2015

    • Suicide-risk study identifies new opportunity for prevention
    • Ontario’s Métis population has significantly higher rate of cardiovascular disease
    • New primary care models appear to improve quality of care for asthma patients
    • Women with diabetes more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer
    • Health care during the last month of life costs an average of $14,000 per patient in Ontario
  • March 2015

    • Family physicians and psychiatrists among the most common specialties caring for Ontarians with HIV
    • Combining neuraxial and general anesthesia leads to no reduction in medical complications following surgery
    • Risk of ischemic stroke highest during first 30 days of warfarin therapy
    • ICES report examines the burden of mental illness and addictions on Ontario children and youth
    • Repeated performance assessments improve predictions for cancer patient risk of death
  • February 2014

    • Rates of thyroid cancer diagnosis vary four-fold across Ontario’s health planning regions
    • Adults with chronic kidney disease at increased risk for bone fracture
    • Lower surgeon volumes linked to greater risk of postsurgery hospitalization in patients with Crohn’s disease
    • Heart rate at hospital discharge a predictor of mortality in patients with chronic heart failure
    • Women with schizophrenia at higher risk for pre-term birth and pregnancy complications
  • September 2014

    • Ontario physicians more likely than general population to register for organ donation
    • Testosterone replacement therapy in older men has tripled in 15 years
    • Physician payment incentives do little to improve Ontario’s cancer screening rate
    • Heart failure patients have worse outcomes at hospitals with low admission rates
    • Increasing the number of psychiatrists may not improve patient access to psychiatric care
  • October 2014

    • One in 200 Ontarians have inflammatory bowel disease; rate among world's highest
    • No difference in risk of adverse gastrointestinal events with two eye drugs
    • Few patients with bladder cancer referred to a medical oncologist prior to surgery
    • Long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy linked to hospitalization for low blood magnesium
    • Babies born in Canada to immigrant mothers have lower risk of cerebral palsy
  • December 2014

    • Ontario regulatory interventions significantly reduce prescriptions for potentially misused drugs
    • Women with bipolar disorder nearly twice as likely to deliver preterm babies
    • Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen patients for cancer
    • Survival rates improving for patients arriving at the emergency department after cardiac arrest
    • Kidney donors more likely to be diagnosed with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia
  • April 2014

    • Cost of home care services for Ontarians with colorectal cancer averages $2,180 annually
    • Wait times to see specialists in Ontario longer than physician and patient surveys report
    • Incidence of diabetes in pregnancy doubled over 14-year period in Ontario
    • Cost of treating patients varies seven-fold among Ontario’s heart failure clinics
    • Surgical safety checklists have not improved patient outcomes in Ontario
  • June 2014

    • Four unhealthy habits land Ontarians in hospital more than 900,000 days a year
    • Higher strength statins linked to moderately increased risk of diabetes
    • Prompt follow-up care after ICD procedure associated with significant reduction in death
    • Cervical cancer screening may offer little benefit to women before age 30
    • One in six adults receiving care at Ontario diabetes education centres do not have diabetes
  • October 2011

    • Tamoxifen use linked to increased diabetes risk in breast cancer survivors
    • Drug-eluting stents reduce need for revascularization in treatment of SVG disease
    • Poor health status outranks socioeconomic status as greater predictor of ED use
    • Low-income girls in Ontario least likely to complete HPV vaccine regimen
    • Antibiotic use common among residents of Ontario nursing homes
  • April 2011

    • Study compares use of certain cholesterol-lowering drugs in the U.S. and Canada
    • Adults with developmental disabilities and psychiatric issues more frequent ED visitors
    • Incidence of upper GI cancers rising dramatically in Ontario
    • Health promotion program effective in reducing heart disease hospitalizations in Ontario
    • Excessive doses of opioids prescribed for nonmalignant pain linked to increased risk of death
  • March 2011

    • Heart attack patients with depression less likely to receive priority care in emergency rooms
    • Long-term use of osteoporosis drugs linked to rare fractures of the thigh bone
    • Painkiller prescribing rates and outcomes vary among Ontario family physicians
    • Study finds significant variation in rates of lung cancer incidence and surgical care in Ontario
    • Majority of colonoscopy-related adverse events detectable within 14 days of procedure
  • June/July 2011

    • Lower risk of death in COPD patients taking long-acting beta-agonists
    • End-of-life care for lung cancer patients differs in Ontario and the United States
    • Less than half of patients with multiple sclerosis continually adhere to drug therapies
    • Improving system efficiency by implementing stroke best practices
    • Myocardial perfusion imaging predicts cardiovascular outcomes
  • April 2010

    • Study finds many patients with stable angina improve with medicines alone
    • At least one in 10 adults suffers from COPD but mortality rate declining
    • One-quarter of Ontario nursing home residents visit the ED at least once in six months
    • Ontario immigrants' duration of residence directly related to likelihood of preterm births
    • With better palliative care, fewer emergency department visits possible for cancer patients
  • March 2010

    • Popular antidepressant blocks life-saving benefits of tamoxifen in breast cancer patients
    • Major complications after ICD implantation linked to increased mortality risk
    • Urological infections a concern for men undergoing TRUS-guided prostate biopsy
    • Simple tool identifies patients who may need closer monitoring after leaving hospital
    • Off-label use of Avastin to treat macular degeneration mushrooming in Ontario
  • October 2006

    • Joint replacement surgery wait times impacted by patients’ willingness to have procedure
    • Women newly-diagnosed with diabetes are more likely to have a history of breast cancer
    • Analysis reveals important lessons about cross-provincial drug plan research
    • Initial, confidential CABG report cards had biggest impact on reducing mortality rates
    • ICES report examines the burden of asthma in the under 40 population
  • July/August 2006

    • Significant proportion of Ontario cancer patients have poor quality end-of-life care
    • Clinical trials that use acronyms are cited more often
    • Study identifies performance measures for emergency department care for children
    • ICES report presents in-depth look at primary care across the life-cycle
    • Landmark report examines influence of geography on heart disease patients across Canada
  • June 2006

    • Study shows wide disparities in effectiveness of anti-smoking laws across Canada
    • Mental health care use is unequal between socioeconomic groups
    • Women and low income earners more likely to have dangerous colorectal cancer complications
    • Wait times not growing, but inequities still exist, ICES report shows
    • Physician prescribing patterns are improving for diabetes patients with hypertension
  • May 2006

    • SSRI antidepressants associated with increased risk of suicide in first month of therapy
    • Women with diabetes may have increased risk of breast cancer
    • Ontario's universal influenza program having a positive impact on vaccination rates
    • ICES report shows Ontario's health information is in need of urgent upgrades
    • Prescribing of Alzheimer's drugs varies among Canadian family physicians despite guidelines
  • April 2006

    • Common antibiotic can cause potentially fatal blood sugar abnormalities
    • Spironolactone often prescribed to inappropriate heart failure patients
    • Low-risk chest pain patients may not benefit from electrocardiographic monitoring
    • New cervical cancer treatment recommendations have changed practice in Ontario
    • Pregestational diabetes becoming more common in Ontariowomen
  • January 2009

    • Study probes effectiveness of colonoscopy in identifying some colon cancers
    • Residential environment has little effect on birthweight of children of recent immigrants
    • Depression associated with significantly higher use of health services by heart attack survivors
    • Health care utilization in Ontario increases significantly among older age groups
    • Study identifies Canadians at greatest risk for colonoscopy complications
  • November 2009

    • Risk of abnormally slow heart rate twice as high in those taking drugs to slow dementia
    • Study examines patterns of gynaecological cancer care in Ontario
    • Blood pressure at hospital discharge a predictor of mortality in patients with heart failure
    • Suboptimal medication adherence linked to increased mortality in patients with stents
    • Study sets targets to make Ontario Canada's healthiest province
  • December 2005

    • Certain pregnancy complications may increase the risk of heart disease in women
    • Use of CT and MRI scans increased at a greater rate in non-cancer patients
    • Depression during hospitalization for coronary syndromes can impact mortality rates
    • Study highlights important differences in heart failure care between the U.S. and Ontario
    • Elderly have increased use of EDs during flu outbreaks
  • September 2005

    • ICES report outlines latest trends in Ontario primary care services
    • Antipsychotics increase risk of movement disorders in dementia patients
    • Various statins equally effective for preventing recurrent heart attacks or death in the elderly
    • Study demonstrates which groups are more likely to get colorectal cancer screening
    • Obese people at greater risk for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • March 2005

    • Internationally trained doctors provide same level of heart attack care as Canadian physicians
    • U.S. cancer centers of excellence have lower surgical mortality, but same long-term survival rates
    • Diabetic patients with poor blood sugar control could be better managed
    • Aging "baby boomers" will increase need for life support in ICUs
    • Clinical trials of Alzheimer’s drug do not adequately represent patients taking it
  • Februrary 2005

    • Blueprint for children’s health services needed in Ontario
    • SSRIs do not increase risk of digoxin toxicity
    • Minorities under represented in clinical trials
    • Surgeon specialty and volume impacts outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer
    • Single data source could help improve heart attack care in Canada
  • January 2005

    • Potentially inappropriate drugs for seniors available through ODB
    • Alcohol-related hospitalizations highest in low-income, middle-aged individuals
    • Study shows new benefit of statins in heart failure patients
    • Diabetics who manage glucose levels effectively are not as diligent with other conditions
    • Elderly colorectal cancer patients have worse outcomes following surgery
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