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Preoperative Assessment of Functional Capacity: Looking beyond the Ability to Climb Stairs.

Anesthesiology 2019 Nov;131(5):960-961

From the Department of Anesthesia and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and the Department of Anesthesia and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000002958DOI Listing
November 2019

Response to 'OSA: innocent bystander or associate in crime?' (Br J Anaesth 2019; 123: e473-e474).

Br J Anaesth 2019 10 29;123(4):e474-e475. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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October 2019

Web Exclusive. Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Rethinking the Role of Functional Capacity in Preoperative Risk Stratification.

Ann Intern Med 2019 10;171(8):HO2-HO3

St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W., K.S.L.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/M19-2846DOI Listing
October 2019

Perioperative outcomes: easier to predict but harder to change.

Can J Anaesth 2019 Sep 25;66(9):1014-1017. Epub 2019 Jun 25.

Department of Anesthesia, St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12630-019-01434-4DOI Listing
September 2019

Days Alive and Out of Hospital: Validation of a Patient-centered Outcome for Perioperative Medicine.

Anesthesiology 2019 07;131(1):84-93

From the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital (A.J., D.N.W.) the Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto (A.J., D.N.W.) the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (A.J., P.C.A., D.N.W.) the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (A.J.) the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital (D.N.W.), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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July 2019

Functional capacity and preoperative risk evaluation - Authors' reply.

Lancet 2019 04;393(10181):1593-1594

The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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April 2019

Does Following Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation Guidelines Increase Perioperative Costs?

Anesth Analg 2019 Feb;128(2):202-203

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000003912DOI Listing
February 2019

Will This Patient Be Difficult to Intubate?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review.

JAMA 2019 Feb;321(5):493-503

Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.21413DOI Listing
February 2019

Comparison of Two Major Perioperative Bleeding Scores for Cardiac Surgery Trials: Universal Definition of Perioperative Bleeding in Cardiac Surgery and European Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Bleeding Severity Grade.

Anesthesiology 2018 12;129(6):1092-1100

From the Department of Anesthesia and the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.B., D.N.W., K.K.) the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (D.N.W., K.K.) the Toronto General Research Institute (K.K.), Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.).

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December 2018

Hospital-, Anesthesiologist-, and Patient-level Variation in Primary Anesthesia Type for Hip Fracture Surgery: A Population-based Cross-sectional Analysis.

Anesthesiology 2018 12;129(6):1121-1131

From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (D.I.M., G.L.B., C.J.L.M.) the Division of Geriatric Medicine (A.H.) the Department of Medicine (C.v.W.) the School of Epidemiology and Public Health (D.I.M., G.L.B., C.J.L.M., C.v.W.), University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital (D.I.M., G.L.B., C.J.L.M., C.v.W.) the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D.I.M., D.N.W., C.v.W.) the Departments of Anesthesiology, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.) the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.).

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December 2018

The hidden consequences of the changing cardiac surgical population.

Can J Anaesth 2018 09 31;65(9):973-978. Epub 2018 May 31.

Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12630-018-1160-9DOI Listing
September 2018

Intensive care utilization following major noncardiac surgical procedures in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study.

Intensive Care Med 2018 Sep 27;44(9):1427-1435. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, 3-EN 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5330-6DOI Listing
September 2018

Perioperative Management of ACE Inhibitor Therapy: Challenges of Clinical Decision Making Based on Surrogate Endpoints.

J Hosp Med 2018 09;13(10):724-726

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/jhm.3062DOI Listing
September 2018

Venous Thromboembolism in Systemic Sclerosis: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Effect on Survival.

J Rheumatol 2018 07 15;45(7):942-946. Epub 2018 Apr 15.

From the Toronto Scleroderma Program, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Department of Anesthesia and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; King Fahad Central Hospital, Ministry of Health, Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

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July 2018

Anesthesia Care Handovers and Risk of Adverse Outcomes-Reply.

JAMA 2018 06;319(21):2237-2238

Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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June 2018

Assessment of functional capacity before major non-cardiac surgery: an international, prospective cohort study.

Lancet 2018 06;391(10140):2631-2640

Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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June 2018

Association of Hospital-level Neuraxial Anesthesia Use for Hip Fracture Surgery with Outcomes: A Population-based Cohort Study.

Anesthesiology 2018 03;128(3):480-491

From the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D.I.M., G.L.B.); Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D.I.M.); Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.I.M., C.v.W.); University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Geriatric Medicine, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (A.H.).

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March 2018

Alpha-2 adrenergic agonists for the prevention of cardiac complications among adults undergoing surgery.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 03 6;3:CD004126. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, 123 Edward Street, 12th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 1E2.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6494272PMC
March 2018

Effect of Preoperative Geriatric Evaluation on Outcomes After Elective Surgery: A Population-Based Study.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2017 Dec 3;65(12):2665-2672. Epub 2017 Oct 3.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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December 2017

Precise mathematics yet hazy predictions: Can validated risk indices help improve patient selection for major elective surgery?

Can J Anaesth 2017 09 16;64(9):893-898. Epub 2017 Jun 16.

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada.

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September 2017

Early rise in postoperative creatinine for identification of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery.

Can J Anaesth 2017 Aug 19;64(8):801-809. Epub 2017 May 19.

Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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August 2017

Correlation Between Transhepatic and Subcostal Inferior Vena Cava Views to Assess Inferior Vena Cava Variation: A Pilot Study.

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017 Jun 3;31(3):973-979. Epub 2017 Feb 3.

Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2017.02.003DOI Listing
June 2017

Persistent Opioid Use After Major Surgery-Reply.

JAMA Surg 2017 04;152(4):412

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5656DOI Listing
April 2017

Association of the Hospital Volume of Frail Surgical Patients Cared for with Outcomes after Elective, Major Noncardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Population-based Cohort Study.

Anesthesiology 2017 04;126(4):602-613

From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D.I.M., G.L.B.); Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D.I.M.); Department of Anesthesiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (A.H.); and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (C.v.W.).

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April 2017

Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation and Management of the Patient Undergoing Major Vascular Surgery.

Int Anesthesiol Clin 2016 ;54(2):1-32

*Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada †Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada ‡Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AIA.0000000000000091DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5087846PMC
January 2017

Perioperative Aspirin for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: The PeriOperative ISchemia Evaluation-2 Trial and a Pooled Analysis of the Randomized Trials.

Anesthesiology 2016 12;125(6):1121-1129

From the Department of Medicine Hamilton, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (J.W.E., C.K., G.G., S.Y., D.C., J. Douketis, A.P., E.D., P.J.D.); Departments of Outcomes Research and General Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (D.I.S., A.K.); Department of Medicine Hamilton, St Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (D.C., J. Douketis); Department of Anesthesiology, Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (R.A.), Departments of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (P.M.J.); Research Department, Fundaciòn Cardioinfantil, Bogotà, Colombia (R.J.D.); Department of Anaesthesia, University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (T.W.P.); Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio (S.D.B.); Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (K.L.); Toronto General Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital and Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (J.W.E., S.Y., K.B., E.D., S.M., J. Douketis, P.J.D.); Department of Anesthesia, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (S.M.); and Department of Anaesthesiology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (J. Diedericks).

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December 2016

Risks of Developing Persistent Opioid Use After Major Surgery.

JAMA Surg 2016 11;151(11):1083-1084

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2016.1681DOI Listing
November 2016

Point-of-Care Hemostatic Testing in Cardiac Surgery: A Stepped-Wedge Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial.

Circulation 2016 10 21;134(16):1152-1162. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

From Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada (K.K.); Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada (J.C.); Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Canada (D.N.W.); Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada (V.R.); Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (M.C.); Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (H.P.G.); Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada (R.P.); Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Canada (D.C.S.); and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada (K.K., D.N.W., V.R.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.023956DOI Listing
October 2016

A Population-based Study Evaluating the Association between Surgery in Early Life and Child Development at Primary School Entry.

Anesthesiology 2016 08;125(2):272-9

Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (J.D.O., J.T.M., M.W.C.) and Child Health Evaluative Sciences (T.T.), The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Anesthesia (J.D.O., D.N.W., J.T.M., M.W.C.) and Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (D.N.W., T.T.), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; The Offord Centre for Child Studies and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences (M.J., E.D.), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W., T.T., P.L.).

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August 2016

How Much Better Is Good Enough?: Patient-reported Outcomes, Minimal Clinically Important Differences, and Patient Acceptable Symptom States in Perioperative Research.

Anesthesiology 2016 07;125(1):7-10

From the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W., S.R.J.); and Division of Rheumatology, Toronto Western Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W., S.R.J.).

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July 2016

Approaching a Safe Last Resort: Triggers for Perioperative Blood Transfusion.

Anesthesiology 2016 07;125(1):11-3

From the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (W.S.B., D.N.W.); Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (W.S.B., D.N.W.); Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); and Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.).

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July 2016

Effect of surgical safety checklists on pediatric surgical complications in Ontario.

CMAJ 2016 Jun 14;188(9):E191-E198. Epub 2016 Mar 14.

Department of Anesthesia (O'Leary, Wijeysundera, Crawford), University of Toronto; Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (O'Leary, Crawford), The Hospital for Sick Children; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital (Wijeysundera); Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management (Wijeysundera), Toronto General Hospital; Cardiovascular Research Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (Wijeysundera), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.151333DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4902710PMC
June 2016

Preoperative treatment with β-blockers is associated with elevated postoperative mortality and cardiac morbidity in patients with uncomplicated hypertension undergoing non-cardiac surgery.

Evid Based Med 2016 06 5;21(3):114-5. Epub 2016 Apr 5.

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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June 2016

2015 ACC/AHA/SCAI focused update on primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with ST-elevation myocardial Infarction: An update of the 2011 ACCF/AHA/SCAI guideline for percutaneous coronary intervention and the 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2016 May;87(6):1001-19

Former Task Force member; current member during the writing effort.

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May 2016

Preoperative Laboratory Investigations: Rates and Variability Prior to Low-risk Surgical Procedures.

Anesthesiology 2016 Apr;124(4):804-14

From the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (K.R.K.); Department of Anesthesia, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (K.R.K.); Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W., J.V.T., J.T., M.J.S., R.S.B.); Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W., R.N., J.V.T., M.J.S., R.S.B.); Institute for Health System Solutions, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (C.P., R.S.B.); Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.V.T., M.J.S., W.L., R.S.B.); Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.V.T.); Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts (A.S.B.); Health Quality Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.T.); Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.T.); Department of Emergency Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (M.J.S.); and Department of Cardiology, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (R.S.B.).

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April 2016

Opioids Prescribed After Low-Risk Surgical Procedures in the United States, 2004-2012.

JAMA 2016 Apr;315(15):1654-7

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4837043PMC
April 2016

Preoperative Consultations.

Anesthesiol Clin 2016 Mar;34(1):17-33

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road, Mail Code UHN-2, Portland, OR 97239, USA; Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road, Mail Code UHN-2, Portland, OR 97239, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anclin.2015.10.003DOI Listing
March 2016

Predicting outcomes: Is there utility in risk scores?

Can J Anaesth 2016 Feb 15;63(2):148-58. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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February 2016

Association between Intraoperative Hypotension and Myocardial Injury after Vascular Surgery.

Anesthesiology 2016 Jan;124(1):35-44

From the Department of Anesthesiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands (J.A.R.v.W., W.A.v.K., L.v.W.); Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W., W.S.B.); Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); and Division of Vascular Surgery, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (T.F.L.).

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January 2016

Predictors and Outcomes of Routine Versus Optimal Medical Therapy in Stable Coronary Heart Disease.

Am J Cardiol 2015 Sep 3;116(5):671-7. Epub 2015 Jun 3.

Schulich Heart Centre, Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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September 2015

Association of intraoperative hypotension with acute kidney injury after elective noncardiac surgery.

Anesthesiology 2015 Sep;123(3):515-23

From the Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (L.Y.S., D.N.W., G.A.T., W.S.B.); Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); and Cardiovascular Research Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Totonto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000000765DOI Listing
September 2015

Steroids for cardiac surgery: has the story finally ended?

Lancet 2015 Sep;386(10000):1215-1216

Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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September 2015

Preoperative testing before low-risk surgical procedures.

CMAJ 2015 Aug 1;187(11):E349-E358. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management (Kirkham), Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Anesthesia (Kirkham) and Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (Pendrith, Bhatia), Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Wijeysundera, Laupacis), St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management (Wijeysundera), Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Medicine (Wijeysundera, Tu, Laupacis, Schull, Levinson), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Ng, Tu, Laupacis, Schull, Bhatia), Toronto, Ont.; Division of Cardiology (Tu), Sunnybrook Schulich Heart Centre, Toronto, Ont.; Sunnybrook Research Institute (Schull), Toronto, Ont.; Division of Cardiology (Bhatia), University Health Network, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.150174DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4527930PMC
August 2015

Trends in Pulmonary Function Testing Before Noncardiothoracic Surgery.

JAMA Intern Med 2015 Aug;175(8):1410-2

Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada2Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada5Cardiovascular Research Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada11L.

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August 2015

How can we identify the high-risk patient?

Curr Opin Crit Care 2015 Aug;21(4):328-35

aDepartment of Anesthesia, University of Toronto bDepartment of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital cLi Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital dInstitute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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August 2015

Combined general and neuraxial anesthesia versus general anesthesia: a population-based cohort study.

Can J Anaesth 2015 Apr 27;62(4):356-68. Epub 2015 Jan 27.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Western, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Rd. E, Room ELL-113A, London, ON, N6A 4G5, Canada,

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April 2015

Facing the uncomfortable truth: your choice of anesthesiologist does matter.

Anesth Analg 2015 Mar;120(3):502-3

From the *Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; †Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; ‡Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and §Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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March 2015

Sodium bicarbonate for kidney protection in cardiac surgery: demise of yet another magic bullet?

Anesthesiology 2015 Feb;122(2):233-5

From the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); Section of Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (C.R.P.); Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, New Haven, Connecticut (C.R.P.); and Program of Applied Translational Research, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (C.R.P.).

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February 2015

In reply.

Anesthesiology 2015 Feb;122(2):473-4

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (B.P.K.).

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February 2015

A randomized feasibility trial of clonidine to reduce perioperative cardiac risk in patients on chronic beta-blockade: the EPIC study.

Can J Anaesth 2014 Nov 5;61(11):995-1003. Epub 2014 Sep 5.

Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Eaton Wing 3-450, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4, Canada,

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November 2014

Validated questionnaire vs physicians' judgment to estimate preoperative exercise capacity.

JAMA Intern Med 2014 Sep;174(9):1507-8

Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada2Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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September 2014

The growing burden of perioperative heart failure.

Anesth Analg 2014 Sep;119(3):506-8

From the *Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and †Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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September 2014

Comparative-effectiveness of revascularization versus routine medical therapy for stable ischemic heart disease: a population-based study.

J Gen Intern Med 2014 Jul 8;29(7):1031-9. Epub 2014 Mar 8.

Schulich Heart Centre, Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Suite A202, Toronto, ON, M4N3M5, Canada,

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July 2014

Lung-protective ventilation in the operating room: time to implement?

Anesthesiology 2014 Jul;121(1):184-8

From the Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, and The Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (N.M.G.); Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and The Laboratory of Biomedical Science, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York (B.E.S.); Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, and The Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (W.L.L.); Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (D.N.W.); and Departments of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (B.P.K.).

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July 2014

The right time and "Pl ACE": optimal management of perioperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.

J Hosp Med 2014 May;9(5):334-6

The Patient Safety Enhancement Program of the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System and Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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May 2014

Preoperative consultations for medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery.

JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar;174(3):380-8

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada8Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada9Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada10.

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March 2014

Duration of preoperative β-blockade and outcomes after major elective noncardiac surgery.

Can J Cardiol 2014 Feb 24;30(2):217-23. Epub 2013 Oct 24.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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February 2014

Rates and risk factors for prolonged opioid use after major surgery: population based cohort study.

BMJ 2014 Feb 11;348:g1251. Epub 2014 Feb 11.

Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton North 3 EB 317, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2C4.

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February 2014

Selective β1-antagonism with bisoprolol is associated with fewer postoperative strokes than atenolol or metoprolol: a single-center cohort study of 44,092 consecutive patients.

Anesthesiology 2013 Oct;119(4):777-87

* Cardiac Anesthesia Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. † Cardiac Anesthesia Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, St. Michaels Hospital and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ‡ Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital; Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation; and University of Toronto. § Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network, and University of Toronto. ‖ Professor, Department of Anesthesia, St. Michaels Hospital and the University of Toronto, and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital. # Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, St. Michaels Hospital and the University of Toronto, and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital. ** Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University Health Network; The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (within Toronto General Hospital), Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and University of Toronto.

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October 2013

The Revised Cardiac Risk Index in the new millennium: a single-centre prospective cohort re-evaluation of the original variables in 9,519 consecutive elective surgical patients.

Can J Anaesth 2013 Sep 28;60(9):855-63. Epub 2013 Jun 28.

Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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September 2013

Perioperative cardiac biomarkers: the utility and timing.

Curr Opin Crit Care 2013 Aug;19(4):334-41

Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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August 2013

Relationship of erythrocyte transfusion with short- and long-term mortality in a population-based surgical cohort.

Anesthesiology 2012 Dec;117(6):1175-83

Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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December 2012

Use of clinically based troponin underestimates the cardiac injury in non-cardiac surgery: a single-centre cohort study in 51,701 consecutive patients.

Can J Anaesth 2012 Nov 8;59(11):1013-22. Epub 2012 Sep 8.

Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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November 2012

Surveys, samplings and botched US presidential election predictions.

Eur J Anaesthesiol 2012 Oct;29(10):462-4

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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October 2012

Risk of elective major noncardiac surgery after coronary stent insertion: a population-based study.

Circulation 2012 Sep 14;126(11):1355-62. Epub 2012 Aug 14.

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8, Canada.

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September 2012