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- 2Elamy, Abdel-Halim H
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- 1Alotaibi, Ghazi S
- 1Ata, Nicole
- 1Colmers, Isabelle N.
Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), comprises both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). It is a common acute cardiovascular event associated with increased long-term morbidity, disability, all-cause mortality, and high rates of recurrence. Major advances in diagnosis,...
Epidemiology and Use of Health Services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease among Aboriginal Peoples in Alberta: Insights into Aboriginal Peoples’ Respiratory HealthDownload
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major respiratory disorder and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. There is limited information about the burden of disease for COPD among Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Objectives: To compare the epidemiology and patterns of...
Cholera remains epidemic and endemic in the world, causing thousands of deaths annually in locations lacking adequate sanitation and water infrastructure. Yet its dynamics are still not fully understood. An indirectly transmitted infectious disease model, called an iSIR model, was recently...
Modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, such as adiposity, are already associated with atherosclerotic progression in childhood. Less is known about whether physical activity (PA) is associated with progression of atherosclerosis in non-clinical samples of children. This...
Mental health disorders are a significant problem facing children. Emerging research suggests there is a link between nutrition and mental health. This thesis examines the association between diet quality and mental health in children. The first objective was to examine the cross-sectional...
Whose burden? A comprehensive approach to describing burden of disease by synthesizing evidence from diverse perspectivesDownload
Epidemiologists tasked with addressing public concerns about a specific health issue and developing effective public health strategies aimed at reducing related health risks must begin by describing the extent of the health threat in the target population. Typical approaches use quantitative...
An Analysis of the Environmental Risk Factors of Childhood Asthma and Asthma-like Symptoms: Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and YouthDownload
It is known that a multitude of environmental factors are implicated in the incidence of asthma and asthma symptoms among children; however, previous research has provided inconsistent and/or insufficient evidence as to whether residing in a farming environment during childhood can lead to a...
Cardiovascular Disease Risk factors in Canadian-born and Immigrant Children and Youth in the Canadian Health Measures SurveyDownload
Immigrants make up almost 20% of Canada’s population. Recent adult immigrants to Canada are generally in better health than those born in Canada. However, we know little about whether this is also the case in children. We compared mean levels and prevalence of adverse levels of CVD risk factors...
The objective of this study is to determine variables associated with four to five year functional outcomes in children undergoing complex cardiac surgery early in life. This is a longitudinal follow-up study conducted between 2000 and 2005, consisting of 165 survivors of complex cardiac surgery...
Ecology and management of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and mule deer (O. hemionus) of east-central Alberta in relation to chronic wasting diseaseDownload
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal pathogen affecting white-tailed and mule deer in east-central Alberta, and I addressed two current limitations of CWD management. First, to improve precision and accuracy of density estimates obtained from aerial surveys, I evaluated alternative survey...