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  • Investigating the influence of patient eligibility characteristics on the number of deferrable rheumatologist visits: planning for a patient-initiated follow-up (PIFU) strategy.

    N, Then KL, Crump T, Zafar S, Osinski K, Barber CEH. J Rheumatol.

    February 1, 2024

    Chronic Conditions

    Subdar S, Dhiman K, Hartfeld NMS, Hoens AM, White K, Manske SL, Hazlewood G, Lacaille D, Lopatina E, Barber MRW, Mosher D, Fifi-Mah A, Twilt M, Luca

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  • Association Between Anesthesiologist Sex and Patients’ Postoperative Outcomes: A Population-based Cohort Study.

    Ann Surg .

    January 24, 2024

    Sex & Gender
    Surgery & Procedures

    Jerath A, Satkunasivam R, Kaneshwaran K, Aminoltejari K, Chang A, MacDonell DSY, Kealey A, Ladowski S, Sarmah A, 10 Flexman AM, Lorello GR, Nabecker S, Coburn N, Conn LG, Klaassen Z, Ranganathan S, Riveros C, McCartney CJL, Detsky AS, Wallis CJD.

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  • Evaluation of PHARM-HF, a pharmacist-led heart failure medication titration clinic: A pre-post study.

    Ladhar S, Hawkins NM, Virani SA, Turgeon RD.

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  • Histologic and Clinical Factors Associated with Kidney Outcomes in IgA Vasculitis Nephritis.

    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol

    January 23, 2024


    Barbour SJ, Coppo R, Er L, Pillebout E, Russo ML, Alpers CE, Fogo AB, Ferrario F, Jennette JC, Roberts ISD, Cook HT, Ding J, Su B, Zhong X, Fervenza FC, Zand L, Peruzzi L, Lucchetti L, Katafuchi R, Shima Y, Yoshikawa N, Ichikawa D, Suzuki Y, Murer L, Wyatt RJ, Nelson RD, Narus JH, Wenderfer S, Geetha D, Daugas E, Monteiro RC, Nakatani S, Mastrangelo A, Nuutinen M, Koskela M, Weber LT, Hackl A, Pohl M, Pecoraro C, Tsuboi N, Yokoo T, Takafumi I, Fujimoto S, Conti G, Santoro D, Materassi M, Zhang H, Shi S, Liu ZH, Tesar V, Maixnerova D, Avila-Casado C, Bajema I, Barreca A, Becker JU, Comstock JM, Cornea V, Eldin K, Hernandez LH, Hou J, Joh K, Lin M, Messias N, Muda AO, Pagni F, Diomedi-Camassei F, Tokola H, D’Armiento M, Seidl M, Rosenberg A, Sannier A, Soares MF, Wang S, Zeng C, Haas M.

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  • Impact of Canagliflozin on Kidney and Cardiovascular Outcomes by Type 2 Diabetes Duration: A Pooled Analysis of the CANVAS Program and CREDENCE trials.

    Diabetes Care

    January 22, 2024

    Chronic Conditions

    Tobe SW, Mavrakanas TA, Bajaj HS, Levin A, Tangri N, Slee A, Neuen BL, Perkovic V, Mahaffey KW, Rapattoni W, Ang FG.

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  • Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular and Kidney Prevention With Canagliflozin: Insights From the CANVAS Program and CREDENCE Trial.

    Sharma A, Razaghizad A, Joury A, Levin A, Bajaj HS, Mancini GBJ, Wong NC, Slee A, Ang FG, Rapattoni W, Neuen BL, Arnott C, Perkovic V, Mahaffey KW.

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  • Management of Heat-Related Illness and Injury in the Intensive Care Unit: A Concise Definitive Review.

    Crit Care Med.

    January 19, 2024

    1. Barletta JF, Palmieri TL, Toomey SA, Harrod CG, Murthy S, Bailey H.

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  • Participatory Research with Persons who Experience Mental Illness in Occupational Therapy: A Scoping Review.

    Can J Occup Ther

    January 19, 2024

    Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Javadizadeh E, Oudshoorn A, Letts L, Barbic S, Shanoff C, Marshall CA.

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  • A platform for connecting social media data to domain-specific topics using large language models: an application to student mental health.

    JAMIA Open

    January 18, 2024

    Innovation & Technology
    Machine Learning & AI

    Ruocco L, Zhuang Y, Ng R, Munthali RJ, Hudec KL, Wang AY, Vereschagin M, Vigo DV.

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  • Outcomes for clinical trials involving adults with chronic kidney disease: a multinational Delphi survey involving patients, caregivers, and health professionals.

    Nephrol Dial Transplant.

    January 17, 2024.

    Clinical Trials

    Gonzalez AM, Evangelidis N, Howell M, Jaure A, Sautenet B, Madero M, Ashuntantang G, Anumudu S, Bernier-Jean A, Dunn L, Cho Y, Sanabria LC, Boer IH de, Fung S, Gallego D, Guha C, Levey AS, Levin A, Lorca E, Okpechi IG, Rossignol P, Scholes-Robertson N, Sola L, Teixeira-Pinto A, Usherwood T, Viecelli AK, Wheeler DC, Widders K, Wilkie M, Craig JC.

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  • Teaching by texting to promote positive health behaviours in pregnancy: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial of SmartMom.

    Janssen P, Lecke S, Renner R, Zhang W, Vedam S, Norman WV, Bayrampour H, Tough S, Murray J, Muhajarine N, Dennis CL.

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  • Navigating Living Kidney Donation and Transplantation Among South Asian Canadians: The ACTION Project.

    Am J Kidney Dis.

    January 17, 2024

    Culture & Ethnicity
    Organ Transplant

    Kaur R, Schick-Makaroff K, Dang P, Sasaki A, Neves P, Mucsi I, Gill J.

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