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Recent Publications

The dissemination of research findings is essential for creating new therapies and providing evidence for use in developing good health care policies. Below are a few of the most recent peer-reviewed publications by Horizon researchers in different therapeutic areas. 


Aguiar C, MacLeod J, Yip A, Melville S, Légaré JF, Pulinilkunnil T, Kienesberger P, Brunt K, Hassan A. Impact of obesity on postoperative outcomes following cardiac surgery (the OPOS study): Rationale and design of an investigator-initiated prospective study. BMJ Open 2019 Mar 3; 9(3): e023418.

Rezazadeh S, Wang S, Rizkallah J. Evaluation of common suturing techniques to secure implantable cardiac electronic device leads: Which strategy best reduces the lead dislodgement risk? Can J Surg 2019 Feb 1; 62(1): E7.

Saunders A, Stevenson RS. Marijuana lollipop-induced myocardial infarction. Can J Cardiol 2019 Feb; 35(2): 229.e1-229.e3.


Atkinson PR, Beckett N, French J, Banerjee A, Fraser J, Lewis D. Does Point-of-care Ultrasound Use Impact Resuscitation Length, Rates of Intervention, and Clinical Outcomes During Cardiac Arrest? A Study from the Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department (SHoC-ED) Investigators. Cureus. 2019 Apr 13;11(4):e4456.

Atkinson P, Lewis D. Shocked, breathless and bloodied: Point-of-care ultrasound on the front line. CJEM 2019 May; 21(3); 321-323.

Lalande E, Burwash-Brennan T, Burns K, Atkinson P, et al. Is point-of-care ultrasound a reliable predictor of outcome during atraumatic, non-shockable cardiac arrest? A systematic review and and meta-analysis from the SHoC investigators. Resuscitation 2019 Apr 9; 139: 159-166.


McGibbon CA, Slayter JT, Yetman L, McCollum A, McCloskey R, Gionet SG, Oakley H, Jarrett P. An analysis of falls and those who fall in a chronic care facility. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2019 Feb;  20(2): 171-176.


Mulpuru P et al,. including Smyth D and Webster D. Effectiveness of Influenza vaccination on hospitalizations and risk factors for severe outcomes in hospitalized patients with COPD. Chest 2019 Jan; 155(1): 69-78.

Ogden NH, Bouchard C, Badcock J, Drebot MA, Elias SP, Hatchette TF, Koffi JK, Leighton PA, Lindsay LR, Lubelczyk CB, Peregrine AS, Smith RP, Webster D. What is the real number of Lyme disease cases in Canada? BMC Public Health. 2019 Jun 28; 19(1):849.


Tang J, Fullarton R, Samson SL, Chen Y. Delayed cord clamping does not affect umbilical cord blood gas analysis. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2019 Mar; 299(3): 719-724.


Reiman T, Savage KJ, Crump M, et al. A phase I study of romidepsin, gemcitabine, dexamethasone and cisplatin combination therapy in the treatment of peripheral T-cell and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: The Canadian Cancer Trials Group LY.15 study. Leuk Lymphoma 2019 Apr; 60(4): 912-919.

Urquhart R, Kendell C, Folkes A, Reiman T, Grunfield E, Porter G. Factors influencing middle managers' commitment to the implementation of innovations in cancer care. J Health Serv Res Policy 2019  Apr; 24(2): 91-99.


Bond M, McIntosh G, Fisher C, Jacobs B, Johnson M, Bailey CS, Christie S, Charest-Morin R, Paquet J, Nataraj A, Cadotte D, Wilson J, Manson N, Hall H, Thomas K, Rampersaud YR, Dea N; Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network (CSORN) group. Treatment of mild cervical myelopathy: Factors associated with decision for surgical intervention. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Eastwood D, Manson N, Bigney E, Darling M, Richardson E, Paixao R, Underwood T, Ellis K, Abraham E. Improving postoperative patient reported benefits and satisfaction following spinal fusion with a single preoperative education session. Spine J 2019 May; 19(5): 840-845.

Gautreau S, Gould ON, Allanach WW, Clark AE, Massoeurs SJ, Forsythe ME. Total knee arthroplasty communication checklist increases patient satisfaction. J Arthroplasty 2019 Mar; 34(3): 456-461.

Hebert JJ, Klakk H, Franz C, Sénéchal M, Manson N, Wedderkopp N. Spinal pain is prospectively associated with cardiovascular risk factors in girls but not boys (CHAMPS study-DK)Eur Spine J. 2019 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Isa AD, McGregor ME, Padmore CE, Langhor DG, Johnson JA, Jing GJW, Suh N. Effect of radial lengthening on distal forearm loading following simulated in vitro radial shortening during simulated dynamic wrist motion. J Hand Surg Am 2019 May 21; pii: S0363-5023(18)30457-X.

Isa AD, McGregor ME, Padmore CE, Langohr DG, Johnson JA, King GJW, Suh N
An in vitro study to determine the effect of ulnar shortening on distal forearm loading during wrist and forearm motion: Implications in the treatment of ulnocarpal impactionJ Hand Surg Am. 2019 Jun 3; pii: S0363-5023(18)30689-0.  [Epub ahead of print]

Wright J, MacNeill AL, Mayich J. A prospective comparison of wide-awake local anesthesia and general anesthesia for forefoot surgery. Foot Ankle Surg 2019 Apr;  25(2): 211-214.


Ting JY, Roberts A, Sherlock R, Ojah C, et al. Duration of initial empirical antibiotic therapy and outcomes in very low birth weight infants. Pediatrics 2019 Mar; 143(3): pii: e20182286.


Gallagher A, Gould O, LeBLanc M, Manuel L, Brideau-Laughlin D. Knowledge and attitudes of hospital pharmacy staff in Canada regarding medical assistance in dying (MAID). Can J Hosp Pharm 2019. Jan-Feb; 72(1): 16-26.

MacLaggan TD, Le CP, Iverson KA, Ellis CL, Allard J, Wilcox-Carrier TJ, Smyth DJ. The clinical impact of a urinary tract infection management bundle in a tertiary-care teaching hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019; 40: 72-78.


Gough A, Cassidy B, Rabheru K, Conn D, Canales DD, Cassidy KL. The Fountain of Health: Effective health promotion knowledge transfer in individual primary care and group community-based formatsInt Psychogeriatr 2019 Feb; 31(2): 173-180.


Saucier D., et al, including O'Connell C. Identification of a circulating miRNA signature in extracellular vesicles collected from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis paitents. Brain Res 2019 Apr 1; 1708: 100-108.


Jin AJ, Chin C. Complementary and alternative medicine in chronic rhinosinusitis: A systematic review and qualitative analysis. Am J Rhinol Allergy 2019 Mar; 33(2): 194-202.

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