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Investigating the Effect of Antibiotic Exposure on the Prevalence of Antibiotic-resistant H. pylori Infection and the Incidence of Anti-H. pylori Treatment Failure in Northern Canadian CommunitiesDownload
The frequent and improper use of antibiotics for the treatment of unrelated bacterial infections is believed to influence the development of antibiotic-resistant H. pylori infection. Antibiotic-resistant H. pylori infection is a major risk factor for the failure of anti-H. pylori treatment...
Speech and Language Disorders in Older Canadians: Epidemiologic Primary Care-Based Research Using the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) DatabaseDownload
Objectives: The objective of this study is to examine the epidemiology and clinical management in primary care of speech and language disorders in older adults (fifty-five and older) and to assess the utility and feasibility of EMR data to answer such research questions. This study is comprised...
Public Health Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication to Family Physicians in Canada: A Phenomenological ExplorationDownload
Family physicians are a cornerstone of the Canadian public health and health care systems. During times of public health crisis, the role of the family physician as both recipient and translator of complex and rapidly-evolving health information is emphasized. How family physicians actually...
The contribution of opioid analgesic use to the initiation of antidepressant medication in the older adult populationDownload
The purpose of this thesis was to examine the incidence of antidepressant use following opioid initiation. This study relied on the exclusive use of outpatient community dispensations for all prescriptions. The cohort was restricted to Alberta residents aged 55 to 80, enrolled in the Alberta...
The potential constraints and testing needs surrounding safe greywater reuse are poorly understood. Given the wide variety of contaminants present in different greywater from home to home and even between sources within the same home, there are unique treatment needs and considerations for each....
Trauma registries are an anonymized, systematic, prospective data banks for trauma patients that may include details on demographics, injury details, hospital processes, and outcomes. They are an important component of trauma care systems and a tool for improving outcomes in trauma. Given the...
Very preterm infants in Alberta: comparison of health technology service use, health outcomes and costs across five health zonesDownload
Very Preterm Infants (VPI) (<1500g or below 32 weeks gestational age) account for only 5% of all births, but roughly half of all infant and perinatal mortality. Their high level of acuity requires extensive healthcare services during the first year of life, which result in long lengths of stay...
Profiling industrial air-pollutant mixtures and their associations with preterm birth and small for gestational age in Alberta, CanadaDownload
Background Adverse birth outcomes (ABOs) are major causes of neonatal death and future adverse health outcomes. Gaps still exist in understanding the local distribution of maternal and social risk factors for ABOs, and the effect of air pollutant mixtures derived from industrial activities on...
Is there any eagerness to embrace patient portals? A study of conceptualization, implementation, adoption, and impactDownload
Patient portals are health information technologies that allow patients to view their personal medical record, schedule appointments, and communicate with their healthcare providers. Although portals are seen as necessary tool in the delivery of patient-centered care, the implementation and...
From Nuisance to Resource: Understanding Microbial Sources of Contamination in Urban Stormwater-Impacted Bodies of Water Intended for Water Reuse ActivitiesDownload
Harvesting stormwater provides the province of Alberta, Canada, with a strategy to address the growing demands on water resources due to climate change and projected population growth. However, stormwater reuse poses a variety of challenges due to the potential of this source to be of low water...