Recent Publications

Below is a list of recent publications by members of the SREMI team:

Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in the emergency department: a review of local practice patterns. Poon E, Self L, McLeod SL, Caine S, Borgundvaag B. Accepted CJEM 

Discrepancy between information provided and information required by emergency physicians for long-term care patients. Parashar R, McLeod SL, Melady D. Accepted CJEM 

Text messaging research participants as a follow-up strategy to decrease emergency department study attrition. Varner C, McLeod SL, Nahiddi N, Borgundvaag B. CJEM. 2017 Jan 9:1-6.

Cognitive rest and graduated return to usual activities versus usual care for minor traumatic brain injury: A randomized controlled trial of emergency department discharge instructions. Varner CE, McLeod S, Nahiddi N, Lougheed RE, Dear TE, Borgundvaag B. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 28. doi: 10.1111/acem.13073. [Epub ahead of print] 

Research Reporting Guidelines and the New Annals Instructions for Authors. Orkin AM, Phillips AR, Stange KC. Ann Fam Med 2016;14:500-501.

A prospective evaluation of the availability and utility of the Ambulance Call Record in the emergency department. Cram N, Dukelow A, Lewell M, McLeod SL, Davis M. CJEM. 2016; Sep 13:1-7. Role: PA

Fetal outcomes following emergency department point of care ultrasound for vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy. Varner C, Balaban D, McLeod SL, Carver S, Borgundvaag B. Can Fam Physician 2016;62(7):572-578.

Acquisition of bacteria on healthcare worker hands following contact with patient privacy curtains. Larocque M, Carver S, Bertrand A, McGeer A, McLeod SL, Borgundvaag B. Am J Infect Control. 2016 Jul 4. pii: S0196-6553(16)30435-7.

First-responder Accuracy Using SALT During Mass-Casualty Incident Simulation. Lee CWC, McLeod SL, VanAarsen K, Klingel M, Franc JM, Peddle MB. Prehosp Disaster Med 2016;31(2):1-5. Role: PA

Transfusion of fresher versus older red blood cells in hospitalized patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Alexander PE, Barty R, Fei Y, Vandvik PO, Pai M, Siemieniuk RA, Heddle NM, Blumberg N, McLeod SL, Liu J, Eikelboom JW, Guyatt GH. Blood. 2016;127(4):400-10.

Predictors of influenza among older adults in the emergency department. Lam PP, Coleman BL, Green K, Powis J, Richardson D, Katz K, Borgundvaag B, Smith-Gorvie T, Kwong JC, Bondy SJ, McGeer A. BMC Infect Dis. 2016;16(1):615.

Efficacy of Early Invasive Management After Fibrinolysis for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Relation to Initial Troponin Status. Tan NS, Goodman SG, Cantor WJ, Russo JJ, Borgundvaag B, Fitchett D, Džavík V, Tan MK, Elbarouni B, Lavi S, Bagai A, Heffernan M, Ko DT, Yan AT. Can J Cardiol. 2016;32(10):1221.e11-1221.e18. 

Development, improvement and funding of the emergency medicine cases open-access podcast. Chartier LB, Helman A. Int J Med Educ. 2016;7:340-341.

Community-Based Emergency Care: A Model for Prehospital Care in Remote Canadian Communities. Orkin AM, VanderBurgh D, Ritchie SD, Curran JD, Beardy J. CJEM;18(5):385-388.​

A national survey of Canadian emergency medicine residents' comfort with geriatric emergency medicine. Snider T, Melady D, Costa AP. CJEM. 2016 Apr 18:1-9.

Dangerous ideas: Top 4 proposals presented at Family Medicine Forum. Greiver M, Keshavjee K, Dattani N, Melady D, Goel R, Allan GM. Can Fam Physician. 2016;62(2):120-1.

Be responsive to needs of patients and communities. Ovens H, Letovsky E, Foote JR. Can Fam Physician. 2016;62(2):126.

Evaluation of a programme for 'Rapid Assessment of Febrile Travelers' (RAFT): a clinic-based quality improvement initiative. Jazuli F, Lynd T, Mah J, Klowak M, Jechel D, Klowak S, Ovens H, Sabbah S, Boggild AK. BMJ Open. 2016;6(7):e010302.

Deep tissue infection of the perineum: Case report and literature review of Fournier gangrene. Faria SN, Helman A. Can Fam Physician. 2016;62(5):405-7.​

Closing the circle of care: implementation of a web-based communication tool to improve emergency department discharge communication with family physicians. Hunchak C, Tannenbaum D, Roberts M, Shah T, Tisma P, Ovens H, Borgundvaag B. CJEM. 2015 Mar;17(2):123-30. doi: 10.2310/8000.2014.141327.

The Utility of the Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) tool in the Emergency Department (ED). Asomaning N and C Loftus. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 2014.

Clinical impact of extending after-hours radiology coverage for emergency department computed tomography imagingDabbo S, Varner C, Ovens H, Bleakney R. Open Access Emergency Medicine. 2014 May;6:33-35. doi: 10:2147/OAEM.S59750.

Videos in Clinical Medicine. Insertion of an Intraosseous Needle in Adults. Dev S, Stefan R, Saun T, Lee S. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014 June;370(24):e35. doi:10.1056/NEJMvcm1211371.

Efficacy of an Early Invasive Strategy After Fibrinolysis in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Relative to the Extent of Coronary Artery DiseaseElbarouni, B., Cantor, W., Ducas, J., Borgundvaag, B., Dzavik, V., Heffernan, M., Buller, C., Langer, A., Goodman, S., Yan, A., on behalf of the TRANSFER-AMI Trial Investigators. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2014 Dec;30(12):1555-1561. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2014.09.001.

Rate of healthcare worker-patient interaction and hand hygiene opportunities in an acute care setting. Goodliffe L, Ragan K, Larocque M, Borgundvaag B, Khan S, Moore C, McCreight L, Coleman B, McGeer A, on behalf of the Mount Sinai Infection Control Team. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Mar;35(3):225-230. doi: 10.1086/675286.

Evaluation of the reproducibility of the Naranjo Adverse Drug Reaction Probability Scale score in published casereportsLiang R, Borgundvaag B, McIntyre M, Thwaites C, Ragan K, Wyllie A. Pharmacotherapy. 2014 Nov;34(11):1159-66. doi: 10.1002/phar.1496.

Efficacy and safety of a routine early invasive strategy after fibrinolysis stratified by glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitoruse during percutaneous coronary intervention: a pre-specified subgroup analysis of the TRANSFER-AMIrandomised controlled trial. Russo JJ, Goodman SG, Cantor WJ, Fitchett D, Heffernan M, Borgundvaag B, Ducas J, Cohen EA, Džavik V, Mehta SR, Buller CE, Yan AT; TRANSFER-AMIinvestigators. Heart. 2014 Jun;100(11):873-80. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-305231.

Clinical characteristics associated with increased risk of adverse events in patients presenting to the emergency department with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A prospective cohort studyStiell I, Clement C, Aaron S, Rowe B, Perry J, Brison R, Calder L, Cagaanan R, Lang E, Borgundvaag B, Forster A, Wells G. CMAJ. 2014 April 1;186(6): E193-204. doi:10.1503/cmaj.130968.

Stethoscope contamination with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in an inner-city emergency department. Thom J, Saito G, Yanliang W, Gnanasuntharam P, McGeer A, Willey B, Loftus M, Borgundvaag B. Canadian Journal of Infection Control. Winter 2014:215.

Clinical outcomes and cost implications of routine early PCI after fibrinolysis: one-year follow-up of the Trial of Routine Angioplasty and Stenting after Fibrinolysis to Enhance Reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction(TRANSFER-AMI) study. Bagai A, Cantor W, Tan M, Tong W, Lamy A, Fitchett D, Cohen E, Mehta S, Borgundvaag B, Ducas J, Heffernan M, Džavík V, Morrison L, Schwartz B,Lazzam C, Langer A, Goodman SG. Am Heart J. 2013 Apr;165(4):630-637.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2012.12.016.

Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcusaureus in skin and soft tissue infections in patientspresenting to Canadian 
emergency departments
Borgundvaag B, Ng W, Rowe B, Katz K; EMERGency Department Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance NeTwork (EMERGENT) Working Group. CJEM. 2013 May;15(3):141-60.

Development of a novel web-based tool to improve emergency department discharge communication with General Practitioners: A needs assessment survey. Hunchak C, Teo A, Patel A, Roberts M, Tannenbaum D, Ovens H, Borgundvaag B. The Open Emergency Medicine Journal. 2013;5: 37-44. doi: 10.2174/1876542401305010037.

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization among health care workers in a downtown emergencydepartment in Toronto, OntarioSaito G, Thom J, Wei Y, Gnanasuntharam P, Gnanasuntharam P, Kreiswirth N, Willey B, Loftus M, Varner C, Porter V, McGeer A, Borgundvaag B. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2013 Fall;24(3):e57-60.

A risk scoring system to identify emergency department patients with heart failure at high risk for serious adverse events. Stiell I, Clement C, Brison R, Rowe B, Borgundvaag B, Aaron S, Lang E, Calder L, Perry J, Forster A, Wells G. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jan;20(1):17-26. doi: 10.1111/acem.12056.

Prevalence and incidence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms among hospitalized inflammatory bowel disease patients. Vaisman A, Pivovarov K, McGeer A, Willey B, Borgundvaag B, Porter V, Gnanasuntharam P, Wei Y, Nguyen G. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2013 Winter;24(4):e117-21.

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