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Periprocedural Bivalirudin Versus Unfractionated Heparin During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Following Fibrinolysis for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

J Invasive Cardiol 2019 Dec;31(12):E387-E391

University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7, Canada.

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December 2019

Prospective Implementation of the Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule and 6-Hour Computed Tomography Rule.

Stroke 2019 Dec 6:STROKEAHA119026969. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

From the Departments of Emergency Medicine (I.G.S., J.J.P.), University of Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.026969DOI Listing
December 2019

Journal Initiatives to Enhance Preclinical Research: Analyses of .

Stroke 2019 Nov 13:STROKEAHA119026564. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

From the Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada (F.D.R., P.D.S., S. Promislow, T.S., B.H.).

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November 2019

Updating OMERACT Core Set of Domains for ANCA-associated Vasculitis: Patient Perspective Using the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health.

J Rheumatol 2019 Oct 1;46(10):1415-1420. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

From the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Faculty of Health and Applied Science, University of the West of England; School of Clinical Science, University of Bristol, Bristol; Nuffield Department of Population Health, Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), and Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Maastricht University Medical Centre; Caphri Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland; Department of Rheumatology, and Centre for Rheumatology Research, University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland; Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium, and Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania; PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6726580PMC
October 2019

Influence of prolonged treatment with omalizumab on the development of solid epithelial cancer in patients with atopic asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Clin Exp Allergy 2019 Oct 6;49(10):1291-1305. Epub 2019 Aug 6.

Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cea.13457DOI Listing
October 2019

Identifying Provisional Generic Contextual Factor Domains for Clinical Trials in Rheumatology: Results from an OMERACT Initiative.

J Rheumatol 2019 Sep 15;46(9):1159-1163. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

From the Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Copenhagen; The Rheumatology Research Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Odense University Hospital; Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute; Department of Pediatrics and School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa; Institute for Work and Health, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Department of Medical Humanities, Amsterdam Public Health; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center; Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Department of Rheumatology, and Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden; Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Maastricht University Medical Centre; Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht; University of Twente, Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, Enschede, the Netherlands; Division of Rheumatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; Medicine Service, VA Medical Center, Birmingham; Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama, and Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama; Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland; Université de Lorraine, EA 4360 Approches Épidémiologiques et Psychologiques (APEMAC), Nancy, France; University of Florence, Florence, Italy; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine 3, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; European Medicines Agency, London, UK; Faculty of Medicine and Health University of Sydney and Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181081DOI Listing
September 2019

Awareness of hypertension and related factors in northeastern China: a cross-sectional study.

J Hum Hypertens 2019 Sep 23. Epub 2019 Sep 23.

Department of Cardiology, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41371-019-0263-2DOI Listing
September 2019

Tai Chi for rheumatoid arthritis.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019 09 25;9:CD004849. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

Department of Medicine - Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD004849.pub2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6759565PMC
September 2019

Performance obligations to improve delivery of hospital-initiated smoking cessation interventions: A before-and-after evaluation.

Nicotine Tob Res 2019 Sep 30. Epub 2019 Sep 30.

Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntz186DOI Listing
September 2019

Improving Benefit-harm Assessment of Therapies from the Patient Perspective: OMERACT Premeeting Toward Consensus on Core Sets for Randomized Controlled Trials.

J Rheumatol 2019 Aug 15;46(8):1053-1058. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

From the Department of Family Medicine, and Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; Institute for Work & Health, Toronto; OMERACT; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; Division of Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery; Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical School, New York, New York; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Division of Biostatistics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona; Medicine Service, VA Medical Center; Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; Division of Immunology/Rheumatology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; SDG LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Sydney Medical School, and Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney; Centre for Kidney Research, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney; Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Kolling Institute, Northern Sydney Local Health District; Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Road, St Leonards; Centre for Health Policy, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne; Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide; Rheumatology Unit, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville; Department of Rheumatology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds; UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) Trust; NIHR-Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, Boulogne-Billancourt; INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, France; Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Department of Medical Humanities, Amsterdam Public Health, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181123DOI Listing
August 2019

Instrument Selection Using the OMERACT Filter 2.1: The OMERACT Methodology.

J Rheumatol 2019 Aug 1;46(8):1028-1035. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

From the Institute for Work & Health and Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto; Clinical Epidemiology Program, and Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Medical Humanities, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Medicine Service, VA Medical Center; Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama; Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama; SDG LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds; UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds, UK; Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, Boulogne-Billancourt; INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines; Sorbonne Université; Pitié Salpêtrière hospital, AP-HP, Rheumatology Department, Paris, France; Sydney Medical School, Institute of Bone and Joint Research and Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181218DOI Listing
August 2019

Core Domain Set Selection According to OMERACT Filter 2.1: The OMERACT Methodology.

J Rheumatol 2019 Aug 15;46(8):1014-1020. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

From the Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program; School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute; Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa; Institute for Work & Health; Institute Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Clinical Epidemiology, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Department of Medical Humanities, Amsterdam Public Health, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Medicine and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama; SDG LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Division of Immunology/Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds; UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds, UK; Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, Boulogne-Billancourt; INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06; AP-HP, Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Paris, France; Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology, Sydney Medical School, Institute of Bone and Joint Research; Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181097DOI Listing
August 2019

OMERACT Filter 2.1: Elaboration of the Conceptual Framework for Outcome Measurement in Health Intervention Studies.

J Rheumatol 2019 Aug 15;46(8):1021-1027. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

From the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit; Department of Medical Humanities, VU University Medical Centre/EMGO+ institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Institute for Work & Health and Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto; Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario; McGill Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Medicine Service, VA Medical Center; Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama; Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama; SDG LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Division of Immunology/Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds and UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds, UK; Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, Boulogne-Billancourt; INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines; Sorbonne Université; Pitié Salpêtrière hospital, AP-HP, Rheumatology Department, Paris, France; Sydney Medical School, Institute of Bone and Joint Research; Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.181096DOI Listing
August 2019

Optimal Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: An Umbrella Review.

Can J Cardiol 2019 Aug 6;35(8):1039-1046. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.01.021DOI Listing
August 2019

Protocol for a prospective observational diagnostic study: intraoperative simultaneous limb pressure monitoring (INSTANT) study.

BMJ Open 2019 Aug 22;9(8):e030456. Epub 2019 Aug 22.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030456DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6707646PMC
August 2019

Dual antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention: protocol for a systematic review.

BMJ Open 2019 Jun 16;9(6):e022271. Epub 2019 Jun 16.

Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022271DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6588972PMC
June 2019

Systematic reviews of clinical practice guidelines: a methodological guide.

J Clin Epidemiol 2019 Apr 5;108:64-76. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7, Canada; School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Alta Vista Campus, Room 101, 600 Peter Morand Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5Z3, Canada. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S08954356183028
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.11.030DOI Listing
April 2019

Spatial Abilities Training in Anatomy Education: A Systematic Review.

Anat Sci Educ 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1873DOI Listing
March 2019

Cost-effectiveness of cannabinoids for pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy: protocol for a systematic review of economic evaluations.

Syst Rev 2019 03 27;8(1):75. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, 600 Peter Morand Crescent, Ottawa, K1G 5Z3, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-0990-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6436234PMC
March 2019

Evaluation of an emergency department to outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy program for cellulitis.

Am J Emerg Med 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada; Clinical Epidemiology Program, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada; School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2019.02.023DOI Listing
February 2019

Cannabis-based products for pediatric epilepsy: A systematic review.

Epilepsia 2019 Jan 4;60(1):6-19. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/epi.14608
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/epi.14608DOI Listing
January 2019

Clinical validation of a risk scale for serious outcomes among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease managed in the emergency department.

CMAJ 2018 12;190(48):E1406-E1413

Departments of Emergency Medicine (Stiell, Calder, Perry) and Medicine (Aaron, Forster), Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Stiell, Perry, Clement, Aaron, Forster, Brinkhurst), University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Wells), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.; Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine (Borgundvaag), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Emergency Medicine (Brison), Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, Ont.; Department of Emergency Medicine (McRae), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.; Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and Alberta Health Services (Rowe), Edmonton, Alta.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.180232DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6258211PMC
December 2018

The use of information and communication technologies by arthritis health professionals to disseminate a self-management program to patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial protocol.

Digit Health 2018 Jan-Dec;4:2055207618819571. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2055207618819571DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299300PMC
December 2018

Coronary artery microvascular dysfunction: Role of sex and arterial load.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Nov 20;270:42-47. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Division of Cardiology, National Cardiac PET Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.06.072DOI Listing
November 2018

Mental Health Screening and Differences in Access to Care among Prisoners.

Can J Psychiatry 2018 10 28;63(10):692-700. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

2 School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ontario.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0706743718762099DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6187439PMC
October 2018

Economic Evaluation of Stiripentol for Dravet Syndrome: A Cost-Utility Analysis.

Pharmacoeconomics 2018 10;36(10):1253-1261

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40273-018-0669-7DOI Listing
October 2018

Hyperglycaemia in comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care 2018 Aug 3;7(5):442-449. Epub 2017 Jan 3.

Department of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2048872616684685DOI Listing
August 2018

Are iso-osmolar, as compared to low-osmolar, contrast media cost-effective in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization? An economic analysis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2018 Aug 23;50(8):1477-1482. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11255-018-1874-1DOI Listing
August 2018

Validation and refinement of a clinical decision rule for the use of computed tomography in children with minor head injury in the emergency department.

CMAJ 2018 07;190(27):E816-E822

Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (Osmond), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.; Department of Pediatrics and Child Health (Klassen, Silver), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man.; School of Epidemiology and Public Health (Wells), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.; Department of Pediatrics (Davidson, Belanger), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.; Clinical Research Unit (Correll), Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont.; Department of Pediatrics, and Child Health Evaluative Sciences Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children (Boutis), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Department of Paediatrics (Joubert), Western University, London, Ont.; Paediatric Department (Gouin), CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Que.; Department of Pediatrics (Khangura), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Department of Pediatrics (Turner), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.; Department of Pediatrics (Taylor, Curran), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Department of Emergency Medicine and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Stiell), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.170406DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6041249PMC
July 2018

Cannabis for pediatric epilepsy: protocol for a living systematic review.

Syst Rev 2018 07 18;7(1):95. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, 600 Peter Morand Crescent, Ottawa, K1G 5Z3, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0761-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6052624PMC
July 2018

Cost Effectiveness of Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Versus Escalation of Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy: The VANISH Trial.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2018 05 28;4(5):660-668. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2018.01.007DOI Listing
May 2018

Sentinel visits in emergency department patients with diabetes mellitus as a warning sign for hyperglycemic emergencies.

CJEM 2018 03 25;20(2):230-237. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

‡Department of Emergency Medicine,University of Ottawa,Ottawa,ON.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cem.2017.338DOI Listing
March 2018

Some Cochrane risk-of-bias items are not important in osteoarthritis trials: a meta-epidemiological study based on Cochrane reviews.

J Clin Epidemiol 2018 03 6;95:128-136. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Nordre Fasanvej 57, DK-2000, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.11.026DOI Listing
March 2018

Decision curve analysis as a framework to estimate the potential value of screening or other decision-making aids.

Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 2018 03 28;27(1). Epub 2017 Dec 28.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1601DOI Listing
March 2018

Molecular Imaging for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

Int J Cardiol 2018 02 8;253:183-188. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Radiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.10.116DOI Listing
February 2018

The knitting community-based trial for older women with osteoarthritis of the hands: design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018 02 14;19(1):56. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-018-1965-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5813366PMC
February 2018

Mental health treatment patterns following screening at intake to prison.

J Consult Clin Psychol 2018 01 27;86(1):15-23. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000259DOI Listing
January 2018

Validating Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Using the Patients' Perspective: Results from a Special Interest Group at OMERACT 2016.

J Rheumatol 2017 Dec 1;44(12):1889-1893. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

From the Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center | VU University Medical Center; Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Royal Adelaide Hospital and Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia; University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research and DANBIO, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Righospitalet, Glostrup, Denmark; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06; AP-HP, Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Paris, France; Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Quintiles and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; Faculty of Medicine and Academic Hospital, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.161111DOI Listing
December 2017

Calcium channel blockers for primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 12 13;12:CD000467. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Department of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, ON, Canada, N6A 4V2.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD000467.pub2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6486273PMC
December 2017

Predicting Short-term Risk of Arrhythmia among Patients With Syncope: The Canadian Syncope Arrhythmia Risk Score.

Acad Emerg Med 2017 11 12;24(11):1315-1326. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acem.13275DOI Listing
November 2017

Validation of the Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule in patients with acute headache.

CMAJ 2017 Nov;189(45):E1379-E1385

Department of Emergency Medicine (Perry, Sutherland, Calder, Vaillancourt, Thirganasambandamoorthy, Stiell); School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine (Perry, Calder, Vaillancourt, Thirganasambandamoorthy, Wells, Stiell); Division of Neurosurgery (Lesiuk), University of Ottawa, the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont.; Departments of Emergency Medicine and Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (Sivilotti), Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.; Department of Emergency Medicine (Hohl), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Department of Emergency Medicine (Émond), Université Laval, Québec, Que.

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November 2017

Testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

BMJ Open 2017 Nov 16;7(11):e015284. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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November 2017

The OMERACT First-time Participant Program: Fresh Eye from the New Guys.

J Rheumatol 2017 Oct 15;44(10):1560-1563. Epub 2017 May 15.

From the UCB BioSciences Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina; Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey; University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama; Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; OMERACT, University of Ottawa; Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Internal Medicine II Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology, Osteology, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Schlosspark-Klinik, Teaching Hospital of the Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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October 2017

Engaging Stakeholders and Promoting Uptake of OMERACT Core Outcome Instrument Sets.

J Rheumatol 2017 Oct 1;44(10):1551-1559. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

From the Center for Medical Technology Policy; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama; SDG LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Division of Immunology/Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA; Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program; School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute; Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa; Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Cochrane Musculoskeletal, University of Ottawa, Ottawa; Musculoskeletal Health and Outcomes Research, St. Michael's Hospital; Institute for Work and Health; Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne; Sydney Medical School, Institute of Bone and Joint Research and Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, Australia; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds and UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds, UK; Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Rheumatology Department, Boulogne-Billancourt; INSERM U1173, Laboratoire d'Excellence INFLAMEX, UFR Simone Veil, Versailles-Saint-Quentin University, Montigny-le-Bretonneux; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06; AP-HP, Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Paris, France; Department of Medical Humanities, VU University Medical Centre/EMGO+ Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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October 2017

Introduction.

J Rheumatol 2017 Oct;44(10):1511-1514

Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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October 2017

Quasi-experimental study designs series-paper 5: a checklist for classifying studies evaluating the effects on health interventions-a taxonomy without labels.

J Clin Epidemiol 2017 Sep 27;89:30-42. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), 202-203, Rectangle One, D-4, Saket District Centre, New Delhi, 110017, India.

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September 2017

Do the results of the SYNTAX trial apply to my centre?

EuroIntervention 2017 09;13(7):781-783

University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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September 2017

An evidence-based walking program among older people with knee osteoarthritis: the PEP (participant exercise preference) pilot randomized controlled trial.

Clin Rheumatol 2017 Jul 22;36(7):1607-1616. Epub 2017 Mar 22.

Department of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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July 2017

Methodological Rigor in Preclinical Cardiovascular Studies: Targets to Enhance Reproducibility and Promote Research Translation.

Circ Res 2017 Jun 3;120(12):1916-1926. Epub 2017 Apr 3.

From the Division of Cardiology (F.D.R., P.M., R.G.J., P.D.S., T.S., J.J.R., B.H.), CAPITAL Research Group (F.D.R., P.M., R.G.J., P.D.S., Z.D.M.D., R.M., T.S., J.J.R., B.H.), Vascular Biology and Experimental Medicine Laboratory (R.G.J., T.S., B.H.), and Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre (G.A.W.), University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada; and School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine (F.D.R., V.A.W., G.A.W.), Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (R.G.J., T.S., B.H.), Department of Radiology (R.M.), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (A.A.C.), Bruyère Research Institute (V.A.W.), and Centre for Global Health (V.A.W.), University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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June 2017

WITHDRAWN: Celecoxib for rheumatoid arthritis.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 06 9;6:CD003831. Epub 2017 Jun 9.

Science Policy and Research, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London, UK, WC1V 6NA.

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June 2017

Outcomes for Emergency Department Patients With Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter Treated in Canadian Hospitals.

Ann Emerg Med 2017 May 19;69(5):562-571.e2. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

University of Ottawa Heart Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; University of Ottawa School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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May 2017

Effect of Aggressive Blood Pressure Control on the Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After Catheter Ablation: A Randomized, Open-Label Clinical Trial (SMAC-AF [Substrate Modification With Aggressive Blood Pressure Control]).

Circulation 2017 May 22;135(19):1788-1798. Epub 2017 Feb 22.

From Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (R.P., J.L.S., C.G., M.G.); University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada, (G.A.W.); Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (J.S.H.); Montreal Heart Institute, Quebec, Canada (J.-C.T., L.R.); Centre Hospitalier de L'Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada (I.G.); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (J.-F.R.); University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (L.G., A.S.L.T.); Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Canada (I.N.); Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (P.N.); Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada (D.B.); University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (A.H.); Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Canada (S.B.W.); and St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (I.M.).

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May 2017

Biologics or tofacitinib for people with rheumatoid arthritis naive to methotrexate: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 05 8;5:CD012657. Epub 2017 May 8.

Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Room H1281, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1Y 4W7.

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May 2017

Allergen immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and/or asthma: an umbrella review.

CMAJ Open 2017 May;5(2):E373-E385

Affiliations: School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine (Elliott, Kelly, Wells), University of Ottawa; Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre (Elliott, Kelly, Johnston, Wells), University of Ottawa Heart Institute; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Gomes), St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont. Becky Skidmore is an independent contractor in Ottawa, Ont.

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May 2017

Optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention: protocol for an umbrella review.

BMJ Open 2017 04 4;7(4):e015421. Epub 2017 Apr 4.

Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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April 2017

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Reduces Ventricular Arrhythmias in Primary but Not Secondary Prophylactic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients: Insight From the Resynchronization in Ambulatory Heart Failure Trial.

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2017 Mar;10(3)

From the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada (J.L.S., R.P., M.J.G.); Department of Medicine (G.A.W.), Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre (E.Y.), and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (D.B., P.B.N.), University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, ON, Canada (J.S.H.); Department of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute, QC, Canada (B.T.); Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC, Canada (L.D.S.); Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (S.S.); Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre and Hopital Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Quebec, Canada (V.E.); Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto, ON, Canada (P.D.); and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Canada (A.S.L.T.).

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March 2017

Sex Bias Is Increasingly Prevalent in Preclinical Cardiovascular Research: Implications for Translational Medicine and Health Equity for Women: A Systematic Assessment of Leading Cardiovascular Journals Over a 10-Year Period.

Circulation 2017 02;135(6):625-626

From Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada (F.D.R., P.D.S., T.S., J.J.R., B.H.); CAPITAL Research Group, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ONT, Canada (F.D.R., P.M., R.G.J., P.D.S., Z.M., T.S., J.J.R., B.H.); School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, ONT, Canada (F.D.R., V.W., G.A.W.); Vascular Biology and Experimental Medicine Laboratory, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ONT, Canada (R.G.J., T.S., B.H.); Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, ONT, Canada (R.G.J., T.S., B.H.); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, ONT, Canada (A.A.C.); Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa, ONT, Canada (V.W.); Centre for Global Health, University of Ottawa, ONT, Canada (V.W.); and Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ONT, Canada (G.A.W.).

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February 2017

Unraveling the Radial Paradox.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2017 02;10(2):e004865

From the Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada.

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February 2017