Title Recommendations on Hepatitis C Screening for Adults 2017. Creator Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Description Presentation for free use to disseminate Guidelines. Date September 2017 ...
Health Reports, volume 22, number 1. Physical activity of Canadian adults: Accelerometer results from the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey
Data were collected as part of the 1996-1997 Canadian National Population Health Survey. HRQL was assessed using overall Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) and single attribute utility scores. Respondents (N = 66,093) were classified into 1 of 16 groups based on the presence or absence of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and arthritis, in all possible combinations and HRQL scores were compared using analysis of covariance ...
The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) aims to collect important health information through a household interview and direct physical measures at a mobile examination centre (MEC), sometimes referred to as a mobile clinic.
IntroductionThe stages of biological development are not clearly defined despite the fact that they have been used to refer to concepts such as adolescence and aging. This study aimed to (1) propose and test a framework to search for stages of representative components and determine stages of stability and transition, (2) identify stages of biological development based on health questionnaire and biomarker data, and (3) interpret the major trajectories in a health and biomarker database.MethodsThis study analyzed the data on the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) interviewees from cycle 1 to 3 (2007-2013) in Canada. We selected 282 variables containing information from questionnaire and on biomarkers after removing redundant variables based on high correlation. Fifty-nine nominal variables were replaced by 122 binominal variables, leaving 345 variables for analysis. Principal component (PC) analysis was conducted to summarize the data and the loadings were used to interpret the PCs. A stable stage
The difference between the male and female trends reflects the drop in smoking that began for men in the mid-1960s and much later - in the mid-1980s - for women. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 is prepared, printed and distributed through a collaboration of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada, provincial and territorial cancer registries.. Media release: Not enough Canadians being screened for colorectal cancer, leading to many unnecessary deaths Backgrounder: Colorectal Cancer Statistics. Backgrounder: The Canadian Cancer Society and Colorectal Cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.. ...
Examples of high-risk clinical situations are 2 first-degree relatives with breast cancer, a history of lobular carcinoma in situ or a history of atypical hyperplasia. As the risk of breast cancer increases above 5% and the benefits outweigh the harms, a woman may choose to take tamoxifen. The duration of tamoxifen use in such situations is 5 years based on the results from trials of tamoxifen involving women with early breast cancer.. If a woman raises concerns or has already been evaluated and is calculated to be at high risk, then individuals experienced and skilled in counselling may discuss the potential benefits and harms of tamoxifen use. ...
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and Lung Cancer Canada are calling on government and industry to help accelerate negotiations. OTTAWA, ON (June 7, 2017) - On behalf of patients living with lung cancer and their loved ones, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) and Lung Cancer Canada (LCC) are calling on government and industry to help accelerate negotiations for public funding of Health Canada approved medications to ensure access for Canadian patients who urgently need them.. There are several new targeted and immunotherapy treatments for lung cancer currently under review by the pan-Canadian Oncology Review (pCODR) or awaiting negotiations with the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA). These include Tagrisso® (osimertinib), Keytruda®(pembrolizumab), Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) + Mekinist® (trametinib) and Zykadia® (ceritinib). These medicines can slow disease progression, prolong life and give patients more time with their families.. Lung cancer patients are in desperate need ...
www.PeaceBridgeHealthCare.com is currently organizing a list of U.S. Board Certified Physicians and Surgical Specialists to provide needed health care to Canadian patients. Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian, a triple Board Certified physician and surgeon is founder of www.PeaceBridgeHealthCare.com and is proud to anounce that there is a large number of sophisticated patients in Canada who are willing to come to the United States for their health care needs. This directory of highly respected, board certified physicians already have a large presence in the Buffalo Niagara health care community in regards to serving Canadian patients.. More physicians will be added to this list of existing doctors soon. This will include physicians and surgeons who provide care in the following medical and surgical disciplines:. phlebology and lymphatic diseases (varicose veins, spider veins, venous insufficiency, venous stasis ulcers, lymphedema). hyperhidrosis experts (excessive sweating) providing Botox treatments, ...
27 May 2015 Toronto - The number of new cancer cases in Canada is expected to rise about 40% in the next 15 years, according to a new report - Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015 - released today by the Canadian Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. The Canadian Cancer Society is calling for a coordinated and comprehensive plan to address this serious challenge. This is the first time the annual Canadian Cancer Statistics report has presented long-term predictions of the future burden of cancer. The report estimates that 277,000 people a year will be diagnosed with cancer by 2030 - a 40% rise in cases - led by upsurges in prostate and colorectal cancer cases.. Tremendous progress has already been made in the fight against cancer, including big gains in survival rates. But Canadas rapidly aging population - 1 in 4 Canadians will be 65 or older by 2030 - could push the country beyond its current capacity to provide adequate care for cancer ...
Deadline July 29, 2015. Imagine working for an organization that exists to create a world where no Canadian has to fear cancer. At the Canadian Cancer Society, our teams include people just like you: dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to creating real change.. As Canadas largest national health charity and leader in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has had more impact in more communities than any other cancer charity:. We spearhead life-saving research. As the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, the Society has invested more than one billion dollars in research so far, and efforts have led to breakthroughs that revolutionize the way cancer is diagnosed, treated and prevented.. We empower people facing cancer with free information and support services for patients and their families. Since 1996 the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service has helped more than one million Canadians with their cancer-related ...
Deadline July 5, 2015. Imagine working for an organization that exists to create a world where no Canadian has to fear cancer. At the Canadian Cancer Society, our teams include people just like you: dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to creating real change.. As Canadas largest national health charity and leader in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has had more impact in more communities than any other cancer charity:. We spearhead life-saving research. As the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, the Society has invested more than one billion dollars in research so far, and efforts have led to breakthroughs that revolutionize the way cancer is diagnosed, treated and prevented.. We empower people facing cancer with free information and support services for patients and their families. Since 1996 the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service has helped more than one million Canadians with their cancer-related ...
CALGARY, Alta. - The top prospects for Canadas National Womens Development Team and Canadas National Womens Under-18 Team have been invited to attend Canadas National Womens Program strength and conditioning camp, taking place May 4-8, in Hamilton, Ont.. The invitation list includes 50 candidates for Canadas National Womens Under-18 Team and 47 candidates for Canadas National Womens Development Team. Both programs will participate in on- and off-ice sessions, which will introduce and reiterate Hockey Canadas expectations in areas such as nutrition, mental conditioning, physical fitness, testing, training, and other positive daily behaviours.. This camp represents the first opportunity for us to evaluate and connect with players in our development and under-18 team programs as they prepare for the 2016-17 season, said Melody Davidson, Hockey Canadas general manager of national womens team programs. This four-day camp in Hamilton serves as an important building block towards ...
This is the first nationally representative analysis of OC use by sociodemographic characteristics, cardiovascular risk factors, and medication formulation.. Estimates of OC use in Canada (16% of women aged 15 to 49) were comparable to survey-based estimates for 2006 to 2010 from the United States (17% of women aged 15 to 44)Note 34 and a 1996/1997 Canadian estimate (18% of women aged 15 to 49).Note 24 It is difficult to compare CHMS data with those of studies from countries such as DenmarkNote 35 and Australia,Note 4,Note 36 which used non-specific annual or bi-annual reference periods and/or excluded some populations.. In this study, OC use decreased with age, and nulliparous women were more likely than parous women to use OCs. These findings are similar to other Canadian studies and to American, Danish, and Australian research.Note 2,Note 4,Note 24,Note 34-36 Possible explanations may be that at older ages, women prefer IUDs, permanent contraceptive methods, or barrier methods. Health care ...
The Canadian Childrens Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers.
The Canadian Childrens Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers.
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Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men. In fact, about one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. One new case of prostate cancer occurs every 2.2 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 15.6 minutes.. Health Canada released a statement last week about the possible increased risk of high-grade (aggressive) prostate cancer in men taking the drugs finasteride and dutasteride. Both of these drugs are used to treat male balding but are also used to treat men with enlarged prostate glands. Large numbers of my patients have asked me about the Health Canada statement in the past weeks - Click on the link to read more about the Health Canada statement.. READ THE HEALTH CANADA STATEMENT. In order to understand the meaning of the Health Canada warning about finasteride and dutasteride, its important to have some background information. First, its important to know that there were TWO very large studies conducted a few years ago (one in 2003 and one ...
Pegylated-Interferon Alpha 2b and Ribavirin for Recurrent Hepatitis C after Liver Transplantation: From a Canadian Experience to Recommendations for Therapy. . Biblioteca virtual para leer y descargar libros, documentos, trabajos y tesis universitarias en PDF. Material universiario, documentación y tareas realizadas por universitarios en nuestra biblioteca. Para descargar gratis y para leer online.
Conclusions The ECD classification identifies kidneys at increased risk for graft loss in Canadian patients. The performance of more granular measures of donor risk (e.g., Kidney Donor Risk Index) and its impact on organ allocation/utilization in Canadian patients requires further study....
The 2009 to 2011 CHMS was unique in that respondents themselves deployed the indoor air samplers in their homes and mailed them back to the testing laboratory. Almost all (99%) respondents who participated in the mobile examination centre component of the survey took a sampler home. The high percentage of samplers returned to the laboratory in a condition that met the surveys protocol (condition code 0) indicated that respondent deployment is a viable option for future national surveys.. It was anticipated that a certain number of samplers would be returned in compromised condition. A coding scheme was devised to document the nature and frequency of these deviations. Among the compromised samplers, substantial numbers were coded 5 (missing exposure times) or 6 (incomplete exposure times). Starting with site 10, Statistics Canada instituted a call-back to respondents who returned code 5 samplers. As a result, the number of code 5 samplers fell from 351 at sites 1 to 9 to 153 at sites 10 to 18. ...
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OBJECTIVE: To update the evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and management of hypertension in adults for 2009. OPTIONS AND OUTCOMES: For lifestyle and pharmacological interventions, evidence from randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews of trials was preferentially reviewed. Changes in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality were the primary outcomes of interest. However, for lifestyle interventions, blood pressure lowering was accepted as a primary outcome given the lack of long-term morbidity and mortality data in this field. Progression of kidney dysfunction was also accepted as a clinically relevant primary outcome among patients with chronic kidney disease. EVIDENCE: A Cochrane collaboration librarian conducted an independent MEDLINE search from 2007 to August 2008 to update the 2008 recommendations. To identify additional published studies, reference lists were reviewed and experts were contacted. All relevant articles were reviewed and appraised independently by both
We updated the evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment of hypertension in adults for 2012. The new recommendations are: (1) use of home blood pressure monitoring to confirm a diagnosis of white coat syn
TORONTO - Primary-care doctors need to take a more active role in preventing young Canadians from starting smoking and helping those who have already taken up the habit to butt out for good, says a group of experts that develops clinical practice guidelines.. That recommendation is at the heart of the first-ever guidance on smoking in children and youth aged five to 18, developed by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.. Rates of smoking have decreased over the last couple of decades, but they seem to have plateaued and theyre still much too high, said Dr. Brett Thombs, chairman of the four-member tobacco working group within the task force, which penned the guidelines released Monday.. And among Canadian youth, by the time children and adolescents are in 12th grade, 36 per cent have tried smoking, said Thombs, a professor in the faculty of medicine at McGill University in Montreal. And thats simply way too high given the massive burden of smoking on health (and) on our ...
Breast self-examination (BSE) is a patient-centred, inexpensive and noninvasive method of screening for breast cancer. In North America most women are aware of BSE, and about one-third perform the examination regularly.1 The majority of primary care physicians report either teaching BSE to their patients or referring them to other health care providers for teaching.2,3,4 Physicians value BSE and want training on how to teach it.2 In fact, a survey of family physicians found that physicians rated BSE as a more effective screening tool than clinical breast examination.3 Over the last 30 years BSE has been recommended by leading cancer organizations, such as the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.. A 1987 systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to recommend BSE as a breast cancer screening tool.1 The Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination (now the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care) came to a similar ...
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, smoking causes about 85 per cent of lung cancer cases in Canada and smokers shorten their lives by eight to 10 years on average. Julia Hayos, Special Projects Lead with the Canadian Cancer Society talks about the overview of the Run to Quit program. The Run to Quit program is a 10-week course for smokers to take up running or walking as a way to help break the habit ...
Screening younger men and men at risk of prostate cancer can be beneficial in reducing metastatic cancer and deaths and should not be abandoned, states an article published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).. The United States Preventive Services Task Force, which last issued prostate screening guidelines in 2008, recently issued a draft recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for men of all ages. However, the American Cancer Society and the American Urological Association both recommend that men be given a choice about whether they should be screened. The United Kingdom and Australia take the approach of informed choice to enable patients to make their own decisions. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, which recommended against PSA screening in its last guidelines in 1994, is expected to issue updated recommendations in 2013.. Recent research from a large, high-quality randomized trial of 162 243 men in Europe aged 55 to 69 years indicates ...
The National Population Health Survey (NPHS) used the Labour Force Survey sampling frame to draw the initial sample of approximately 20,000 households starting in 1994 and for the sample top-up this third cycle. The survey is conducted every two years. The sample collection is distributed over four quarterly periods followed by a follow-up period and the whole process takes a
TORONTO - Health Canada says it has approved a plan by GlaxoSmithKline to fix contamination problems it has been experiencing at its Ste. Foy, Que., flu vaccine production plant.The department says GSKs action plan and the timelines proposed in it are satisfactory.Inspections conducted this spring by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada identified problems at the facility largely related to bacterial contamination linked to the plants water purification system.While the precise nature of the problems has not been make public, the FDA issued GSK a warning letter, the last step before possible suspension of a licence to supply to the U.S. market.And Health Canadas inspection report identified seven so-called major observations, things classified as signs that production is not consistently hitting required standards.The company was given a month to respond to the Health Canada report and did so on July 31.We have completed the evaluation of GSKs action plan of its Ste. Foy facility,
Background:. African Canadian patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) are less likely to receive a living donor kidney transplant (LDKT) compared to Caucasian Canadians. We assess the attitudes of African Canadian patients to accepting a potential living donor (LD) offer and their willingness to take specific steps towards pursuing LDKT.. Methods:. In a cross-sectional, convenience sample of adult patients with ESKD from several hospitals in Toronto, Ontario, participants were asked: 1) if they had a potential LD identified; 2) if they had received a LD offer; 3) if they would accept a LD offer 4) if they took or planned to take various steps towards pursuing LDKT. Non-English-speaking patients and patients unwilling to consent were excluded. Self-reported ethnicity and socio-demographic characteristics were tabulated. Multivariable (age, sex, marital status) adjusted logistic and multionomial regression was used to assess the association between ethnicity and outcome ...
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Risks of side effects (also known as adverse reactions) from contact lenses are higher for smokers and people with certain health conditions, such as eye infections or dry eyes. The risk of adverse effects with unlicensed decorative contact lenses may be higher than with licensed prescription contact lenses.. To help make decorative contact lenses safer, Health Canada began regulating these products as medical devices in 2016. This means that they must be licensed by Health Canada before they can be sold. Selling unlicensed health products in Canada is illegal.. Decorative contact lenses licensed by Health Canada are assessed for safety, effectiveness and quality. Using unlicensed decorative contact lenses could pose a risk to your health. As of October 2018, the following companies manufacture decorative contact lenses that are licensed by Health Canada:. ...
TORONTO - Health Canada announced new guidelines that allow for the Pfizer vaccine to be stored at regular refrigerator temperatures for up to a month.. Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine was the first authorized for emergency use in Canada but also the most difficult to store, initially requiring refrigeration at ultra-low levels from -80 C to -60 C, with thawed vials expiring after one week. New guidelines allow for the vaccine to be stored at regular refrigeration temperatures, between 2 C to 8 C, for up to 31 days.. This change means that there will be more storage options available for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which will allow for more flexibility in distribution plans, Health Canada said in a press release.. This isnt the first change to the temperature guidelines for Pfizer. On March 3, Health Canada approved storage at temperatures between -25 C and -15 C for up to two weeks.. Health Canada received the application for the temperature change from Pfizer BioNTech on May 10, and that they ...
In 2011, Health Canada began issuing Section 16 notices for Oil of Oregano products currently for sale in Canada. Health Canadas concern refers to levels of carvacrol, an alcohol that is naturally present in oil of oregano. Given that levels of carvacrol can vary substantially within and between species of Origanum and few human clinical trials have investigated the safety of carvacrol within humans, Health Canada has indicated that oil of oregano products that provide more than 0.22 micrograms carvacrol /kg body weight per day cannot be considered non-medicinal ingredients and will remain adulterated unless the appropriate safety data can be provided. Health Canadas 0.22 microgram cut-off is derived from The Joint Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) where the Maximum Survey-Derived Dietary Intake (MSDRI) of carvacrol for the European Union was determined to be 0.23 ug/kg bw/day for a 70 kg human. ...
The Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists incorporated in 1990. Today, the CSCN has approximately 250 members and represents clinical neurophysiologists in Canada.. The CSCN Board of Directors manages the business, initiatives and finances of the CSCN. The board appoints CSCN members to sit on various CNSF committees, including the Professional Development Committee and the Scientific Program Committee. The President and Vice-President of the CSCN also sit on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF).. To assure and maintain a high standard of competence in clinical electroencephalography and electromyography across Canada, the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN) conducts annual examinations in EEG and EMG and related subjects for those eligible physician applicants entering EEG or EMG practice. For more details, please see Examination Information below.. ...
Media coverage surrounding the article on breast self-examination by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care1 drew strong reactions from women who felt disempowered by its recommendations or who were incredulous at the conclusion that not only is breast self-examination of no use but it may result in psychological harm and unnecessary costs. Their distress should give us pause for reflection.. Breast self-examination is not a preventive measure: it cannot prevent cancer. Rather, it is a diagnostic technique and should be evaluated as such.2 The accepted method to evaluate diagnostic measures is to assess sensitivity and specificity relative to some gold standard. If the performance of the evaluated technique is adequate, the decision to use one approach over another can then be based on factors such as acceptability to the patient and cost-benefit ratio. Rather than focusing on whether breast self-examination can reduce mortality, the authors should have focused on whether it is a ...
Carmen Krogh, BScPharm (retired), is a peer reviewed IWT health researcher and former Director of Publications and Editor-in-Chief of the CPS.. R Y McMurtry is Professor Emeritus (Surgery) of Western University (formerly University of Western Ontario). Dr. McMurtry was also an ADM at Health Canada 2000-02. Industrial wind turbines (IWTs) are being erected at rapid pace around the world. Coinciding with the introduction of IWTs, some individuals living in proximity to IWTs report adverse health effects including annoyance, sleep disturbance, stress-related health impacts and reduced quality of life. [i],[ii],[iii],[iv],[v],[vi],[vii],[viii],[ix],[x],[xi],[xii] In some cases Canadian families reporting adverse health effects have abandoned their homes, been billeted away from their homes or hired legal counsel to successfully reach a financial agreement with the wind energy developer.[xiii]. To help address public concern over these health effects Health Canada (HC) announced the Health Canada ...
I was planning on adding borax to my pool because of all the benefits. However, it seems Health Canada has issued some warnings about the potential effects of exposure. Not sure if it is a good idea with these warnings being issued... Health Canada warns against using boric acid in arts and crafts | CTV News Information Update - Health Canada advises Canadians to avoid homemade craft and pesticide recipes using boric acid - Recalls alerts - Healthy Canadians Website Boric Acid, its
Beyond Pesticides, November 13, 2008) The Canadian Cancer Society is holding a conference to look at the possibility of advocating for stricter farm pesticide laws. The Cancer Society has been a vocal advocate for the cosmetic pesticide restrictions that have passed in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec as well as many municipalities, but it has not yet taken a stance on the much larger use of agricultural pesticides. Health Canada, the Canadian entity responsible for pesticide regulation insists, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does in the U.S., that registered pesticides do not pose a substantive health risk when used as directed, but mounting scientific evidence shows otherwise. Many of the same chemicals that Canadian provinces have banned for cosmetic use, such as the herbicide 2,4-D, are used in much higher volumes in agriculture than on lawns. Since the Cancer Society is a strong voice in favor of the cosmetic pesticide bans because of the dangers of pesticides, it is logical ...
Background Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is underdiagnosed in Canada. The diagnosis of FASD is not simple and currently, the recommendation is that a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment of the individual be done. The purpose of this study was to estimate the annual cost of FASD diagnosis on Canadian society. Methods The diagnostic process breakdown was based on recommendations from the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis. The per person cost of diagnosis was calculated based on the number of hours (estimated based on expert opinion) required by each specialist involved in the diagnostic process. The average rate per hour for each respective specialist was estimated based on hourly costs across Canada. Based on the existing clinical capacity of all FASD multidisciplinary clinics in Canada, obtained from the 2005 and 2011 surveys conducted by the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network, the number of FASD cases diagnosed per year in Canada was estimated. The
In a commentary recently published in Environmental Health Review, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) joined the Canadian Partnership for Childrens Health and Environment (CPCHE), the Canadian Child Care Federation, public officials, and radon experts in calling for mandatory action on radon in child care settings.. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive soil gas that can build up to harmful levels in indoor spaces. It is a known carcinogen and the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. Despite its known risks and the availability of testing and remediation measures, most child care facilities in Canada are not tested to ensure that radon levels are below the Canadian guideline.. Keep reading on HazMatMag.com ...
MISSISSAUGA, ON (Canada), January 9, 2018 - Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada. Inc., the Canadian affiliate of Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced that Health Canada has approved DYSPORT THERAPEUTIC™ (abobotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in pediatric patients two years of age and older. Those treated with DYSPORT THERAPEUTIC showed statistically significant improvements across co-primary efficacy assessments including ankle plantar flexor muscle tone and response to treatment as measured by the Physicians Global Assessment (PGA) scale.2 Additionally, improvement in patient functionality including walking, balance, falling and endurance was observed at week 4 vs placebo as measured by Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS).2. With the Health Canada approval of DYSPORT THERAPEUTIC, children with cerebral palsy and their parents can look forward to another therapy which improves stiffness and movement that are hallmarks of cerebral palsy. It is wonderful news for ...
The Canadian Association of Child Neurology encourages your nominations for the annual Lifetime Achievement Award named in honour of Dr. Henry Dunn, a pioneer in Canadian child neurology and the founder and first president of the CACN.. The award is intended to recognize a senior CACN member for their contributions to the development of child neurology research and education in Canada and their nationally and internationally recognized career achievements in the field of child neurology. Nominations can be submitted by any CACN member and should include a letter of support outlining the nominees career contributions to child neurology and the nominees curriculum vitae, if available. Nominations can be submitted at any time with an annual deadline of February 1st. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of the CACN Executive. The winner will be invited to attend the CNSF Congress where the award will be presented at the annual CACN dinner. ...
May 12, 1922 - The Edmonton (Alberta) Commercial Graduates basketball team played the London (Ontario) Shamrocks to determine the 1st Dominion of Canada s women s basketball championships. The 1st game was played with Canadian girls rules (6 players on the courts), while the second game was played with Canadian boys rules (5 players on the court). The Grads won the 1st game by a score of 41-8, while the Grads lost the 2nd game by a score of 21-8. By a cumulative score, the Grads won 49-29, and were awarded the championship. The roster of this team included: Dorothy and Daisy Johnson, Noel Robertson, Winnie Martin, Eleanor Mountifield, Nellie Perry, Connie Smith, J. Percy Page (Head coach) Source: M. Ann Hall, Immodest and Sensational: 150 Years of Canadian Women in Sport, p.31, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Toronto, 2008,. 1922 - Miriam Green Ellis (1879-1964) while in Edmonton in 1922 she had financed her own journey to Aklavik, North West Territories on the edge of the Arctic Ocean and ...
Lupin Receives Health Canada Approval for Propranolol Hydrochloride ER Capsules. Mumbai, Canada, September 13, 2019: Pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced that it has received approval for its Propranolol Hydrochloride Extended-Release (ER) Capsules, 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg and 160 mg from Health Canada. Lupin is the first generic company to receive an approval for generic Inderal®-LA Capsules for the Canadian market and the product has been approved and will be manufactured from Lupins Pithampur Unit-2 Facility.. Lupins Propranolol Hydrochloride Extended-Release (ER) Capsules, 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg and 160 mg, are the generic version of Inderal®-LA Capsules, 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg and 160 mg of Pfizer Canada ULC, and are indicated in the treatment of hypertension and for the prophylaxis of angina pectoris.. Propranolol Hydrochloride Extended-Release (ER) Capsules (Canadian Reference Product: Inderal®-LA Capsules) had an annual sales of approximately CAD 8.6 million (MAT December 2018 ...
In 2002-2005, Canada introduced universal MenC programmes consisting of 1,2 or 3 infant doses. Most are one (12 mth) dose. High rates of serogroupC disease in 2000 and 2001 prompted some provinces to launch universal MenC vaccination programmes in 2002. The goal was to provide protection in infancy and early childhood (the time of most risk) with the hope that the protection would extend throughout adolescence (the second highest risk). It is unclear if early multi-dosing or 1 dose programmes would offer better protection (lack of data). Each province in Canada has chosen different Meningococcal C Conjugate vaccine provision schedules for the primary vaccinations.. This study will look at short term protection after the differing provincial series of vaccinations has been given and compare those who do not get primary vaccination under 1 year of age (NS) with two schedules of primary immunization (BC at 2 and 4 mths and Alberta at 2 months). A blood sample will be collected at 12-13 mths for ...
environmental factors that determine their development become increasingly intertwined. When the environment is a secure, positive one, these factors join forces to help maximize their potential. But when children face enduring obstacles to healthy development, such as poverty, inappropriate care, or violence, environment and biology may route them on a course to emotional, physical and mental health problems.. To advance public discussion on the role of early adversity in shaping adolescence and young adulthood, the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences asked an Expert Panel on Early Childhood Development to produce a consensus document on these questions:. 1. Are there identifiable adverse childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, chronic poverty, family dysfunction, chronic illness, family addiction and/or mental illness that lead to poor mental health and unhealthy behaviours, such as addiction, in the adolescent and young adult? Is there evidence that they ...
Hockey is one of the most popular sports for Canadian children and youth. While the health benefits of physical activity and sport participation are well recognized, there is increasing concern around the frequency and severity of hockey-related injuries, particularly concussion. Studies consistently identify bodychecking as the primary mechanism associated with youth hockey injuries, including concussion. Policy to delay bodychecking until bantam league play (when participants are 13 to 14 years of age) will reduce the risks of injury and concussion in young ice hockey players. Bodychecking should be eliminated from non-elite youth ice hockey. The age at which bodychecking is introduced in competitive hockey leagues must be reconsidered. Both initiatives require policy change in many provinces/territories, and must be re-evaluated prospectively in light of emerging research. More than 4.5 million Canadians are involved in ice hockey, as coaches, officials, administrators or direct volunteers, ...
Canadian cancer care has evolved under systems of provincial and federal fiscal control and aims to optimize the management of patients within each province. In Manitoba, patients are initially assessed at one centre but can subsequently receive chemotherapy at an outreach centre closer to home. In British Columbia, two outreach mechanisms exist: consultative clinics provide consultative and follow-up care by radiotherapists and medical oncologists who travel to outreach centres, and community-based regional oncologists provide diagnostic and treatment services in small communities. In Ontario, peripheral clinics are staffed by oncologists from the two provincial cancer institutions, but efforts have been made to find newer outreach models that will better serve certain communities in that province. Two basic models of cancer care organization in the community presently exist in Canada: one stresses the extension of resources outward to the community from major cancer centres, and the other ...
Canadian Society for Chronobiology provides an online community to network for all people interested and working in chronobiology in Canada and canadian chronobiologists presently outside of Canada.
Canadian Society for Chronobiology provides an online community to network for all people interested and working in chronobiology in Canada and canadian chronobiologists presently outside of Canada.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disorder caused by a variant (rs334) in the β-globin gene encoding hemoglobin. Individuals with SCD are thought to be at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Our aim was to assess serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations, estimate deficiency prevalence, and investigate factors associated with 25OHD concentrations in children and adolescents with SCD attending BC Childrens Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. We conducted a retrospective chart review of SCD patients (2-19 y) from 2012 to 2017. Data were available for n = 45 patients with n = 142 25OHD measurements assessed using a EUROIMMUN analyzer (EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG, Lübeck, Germany). Additional data were recorded, including age, sex, and season of blood collection. Linear regression was used to measure associations between 25OHD concentration and predictor variables. Overall, mean ± SD 25OHD concentration was 79 ± 36 nmol/L; prevalence of low 25OHD concentrations (<30, <40, and
Carmen Krogh, BScPharm (retired), is a peer reviewed IWT health researcher and former Director of Publications and Editor-in-Chief of the CPS.. R Y McMurtry is Professor Emeritus (Surgery) of Western University (formerly University of Western Ontario). Dr. McMurtry was also an ADM at Health Canada 2000-02. Industrial wind turbines (IWTs) are being erected at rapid pace around the world. Coinciding with the introduction of IWTs, some individuals living in proximity to IWTs report adverse health effects including annoyance, sleep disturbance, stress-related health impacts and reduced quality of life. [i],[ii],[iii],[iv],[v],[vi],[vii],[viii],[ix],[x],[xi],[xii] In some cases Canadian families reporting adverse health effects have abandoned their homes, been billeted away from their homes or hired legal counsel to successfully reach a financial agreement with the wind energy developer.[xiii]. To help address public concern over these health effects Health Canada (HC) announced the (HC Study) 2 ...
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Today is #WorldCOPDday . #Educate , #Prevent , #Diagnose and #Manage. While 4% of Canadians aged 35 to 79 self-reported being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), direct measurements of lung function from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) indicate that 13% of Canadians had a lung function score indicative of COPD. [1] …
Kudos Two McGill researchers have been recognized for their efforts in ongoing fight against cancer. As announced earlier today, the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) has honoured four researchers with its annual awards. Morag Park has earned the CCRAs award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research while Nahum Sonenberg won the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award.. ...
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That the Canadian Medical Association recommend: a) that the federal departments of transport and consumer and corporate affairs enact legislation for the purpose of setting national safety standards for all-terrain vehicles, b) that provincial governments be urged to review and strengthen regulations related to the use of all-terrain vehicles, c) that provincial governments be urged to introduce a specific drivers licence category for all-terrain vehicle drivers; such licence would require demonstrating competence in handling the vehicle ...
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, established in 1965, funds Travelling Fellowships and both authors visited hospitals in Germany, Canada and the USA regarded as centres of excellence with expertise in the early care, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the combat casualties of our NATO Allies, as recipients of these Fellowships. This article presents some of the lessons learnt in the field of musculoskeletal trauma and rehabilitation from the Canadian and US military medical systems. In trauma, there were significant differences in wound debridement policy, use of external fixators for fractures, primary use of circular frames for open tibial fractures and a far more liberal use of bone morphogenetic protein in fracture treatment. Differences in soft tissue reconstruction policy regarding flaps for soft tissue cover over exposed bone, near-universal usage of topical negative pressure dressings and use of Allgöwer-Donati suture pattern to close all wounds were noted. Ertl amputation ...
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, established in 1965, funds Travelling Fellowships and both authors visited hospitals in Germany, Canada and the USA regarded as centres of excellence with expertise in the early care, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the combat casualties of our NATO Allies, as recipients of these Fellowships. This article presents some of the lessons learnt in the field of musculoskeletal trauma and rehabilitation from the Canadian and US military medical systems. In trauma, there were significant differences in wound debridement policy, use of external fixators for fractures, primary use of circular frames for open tibial fractures and a far more liberal use of bone morphogenetic protein in fracture treatment. Differences in soft tissue reconstruction policy regarding flaps for soft tissue cover over exposed bone, near-universal usage of topical negative pressure dressings and use of Allgöwer-Donati suture pattern to close all wounds were noted. Ertl amputation ...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A Brownsville federal grand jury has indicted a Canadian woman for prohibitions with respect to biological weapons and making threats via interstate commerce, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI.. Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier aka Jane Ferrier, 53, is currently in custody in Washington, D.C., on separate, but similar charges. She is expected to make her initial appearance in Brownsville at a future date.. The grand jury returned the indictment yesterday charging Ferrier with eight counts each of prohibitions with respect to biological weapons and making threats via interstate commerce.. Between Sept. 14-21, Ferrier allegedly sent envelopes containing letters and a powdery substance to multiple local agencies. These included the El Valle Detention Facility, Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center, Brooks County Detention Center, Hidalgo County Sheriffs Office, Brooks County Sheriffs Office and Mission ...
MacKnight C, Rockwood K, Awalt E, McDowell I. Diabetes mellitus and the Risk of Dementia, Alzheimers Disease and Vascular Cognitive Impairment in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2002; 14(2): 77-83 ...
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) makes recommendations for the use of vaccines currently or newly approved for use in humans in Canada, including the identification of groups at risk for vaccine-preventable disease for whom vaccine programs should be targeted.
The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) is the national professional association for respiratory therapists. The CSRT is dedicated to excellence in cardiorespiratory care.
The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) is the national professional association for respiratory therapists. The CSRT is dedicated to excellence in cardiorespiratory care.
The reason for this increased risk for chronic diseases may be a correlation between increased body fat, location-specific body fat, inflammation related to body fat, and elevated levels of metabolic risk factors such as high blood sugar and hypertension, said Kelsey Collins, PhD candidate in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Graduate Program and lead author. We do not currently measure body fat or lean body mass directly in patients. Collecting these data is critical to increasing our understanding of the triggers of chronic disease and to determining who may be at risk.. Our findings highlight the need for developing and implementing new triaging strategies that accurately measure body composition in middle-aged non-obese individuals and can be used in primary care settings to identify those who may benefit most from prevention, added Marshall.. The study used information collected by Statistics Canada in its Canadian Health Measures Survey from 2007 to 2011. The study was funded by a ...
Serology testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) will be useful for public health decisions and research but will not have wide application for clinical care, according to a review article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The article reviews current and evolving evidence around SARS-CoV-2 serological testing and implications for clinical practice, laboratory medicine and public health. In an unusual collaboration reflecting the seriousness of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic in Canada, the review was authored and endorsed by representatives of five expert groups: the Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network, Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada, the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force. Health Canada has approved several serology tests to detect the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in blood