Recent Publications

Recent publications by members of the SREMI team (Nov 2022 - Oct 2023)

Geriatric EM (n= 7)

  1. Goldstein J, Rockwood K, Lee JS. Pre-arrest frailty and implications for cardiac arrest care. Resuscitation. 2023 Jun; 187:109793. doi:  10.1016/j.resuscitation.2023.109793. Epub 2023 Apr 11. PMID: 37044355.
  2. Russek NS, Skappak C, Scheuermeyer F, Brousseau AA, McLeod SL, Melady D, Spencer M. Pharmacological Management of Agitation and Delirium in Older Adults: a Survey of Practices in Canadian Emergency Departments. Can Geriatr J. 2023 Sep 1;26(3):405-409. doi: 10.5770/cgj.26.666. PMID: 37662063; PMCID: PMC10444529.
  3. Melady D, Schumacher JG. Developing a Geriatric Emergency Department: People, Processes, and Place. Clin Geriatr Med. 2023 Nov;39(4):647-658. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2023.05.008. Epub 2023 Jul 1. PMID: 37798070.
  4. Kerstin de Wit MBChB MD, Mathew Mercuri PhD, Natasha Clayton CRA RA, Éric Mercier MD MSc, Judy Morris MD MSc, Rebecca Jeanmonod MD, Debra Eagles MD MSc, Catherine Varner MD MSc, David Barbic MD MSc, Ian M. Buchanan MD, Mariyam Ali MBBS, Yoan K. Kagoma MD, Ashkan Shoamanesh MD, Paul Engels MD, Sunjay Sharma MD MSc, Andrew Worster MD MSc, Shelley McLeod PhD, Marcel Émond MD MSc, Ian Stiell MD MSc, Alexandra Papaioannou MD MSc, Sameer Parpia PhD;Derivation of the Falls Decision Rule to exclude intracranial bleeding without head CT in older adults who have fallen for the Network of Canadian Emergency Researchers n Cite as: CMAJ 2023 December 4;195:E1614-21. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.230634
  5. Lee JS, Rose L, Borgundvaag B, et al; Impact of a peer-support programme to improve loneliness and social isolation due to COVID-19: does adding a secure, user-friendly video-conference solution work better than telephone support alone? Protocol for a three-arm randomized clinical trial. BMJ Open 2024;14:e056839. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056839.
  6. Hanna A, Jirsch J, Alain C, Corvinelli S, Lee JS. Electroencephalogram measured functional connectivity for delirium detection: a systematic review.Front Neurosci. 2023 Nov 16;17:1274837. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1274837. PMID: 38033553; PMCID: PMC10687158.
  7. Couture, Vanessa & Germain, Nathalie & Côté, Émilie & Lavoie, Lise & Robitaille, Joanie & Morin, Michèle & Chouinard, Josée & Couturier, Yves & Légaré, France & Hardy, Marie-Soleil & Chartier, Lucas & Brousseau, Audrey-Anne & Sourial, Nadia & Mercier, Eric & Dallaire, Clémence & Fleet, Richard & LeBlanc, Annie & Melady, Don & Roy, Denis & Archambault, Patrick. (2024). Transitions of care for older adults discharged home from the emergency department: an inductive thematic content analysis of patient comments. BMC Geriatrics. 24. 10.1186/s12877-023-04482-0. 

General ED (n=2)

  1. Goldstein J, Lajeunesse D, Abawajy K, Luan A, Hancock K, Carter A, Greene JA, McVey J, Lee JS. Paramedic supportive discharge programmes to improve health system efficiency and patient outcomes: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2023 Feb 16;13(2):e066645. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066645. PMID: 36797012; PMCID: PMC9936280.
  2. Harish V, Grewal K, Mamdani M, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Teaching old tools new tricks-preparing emergency medicine for the impact of machine learning-based risk prediction models. CJEM. 2023 May;25(5):365-369. doi: 10.1007/s43678-023-00480-8. Epub 2023 Mar 18. PMID: 36933121; PMCID: PMC10024279.

Cardiovascular (n=2)

1. Wilson G, Sharma M, Eagles D, Nemnom MJ, Sivilotti MLA, Émond M, Stiell IG, Stotts G, Lee J, Worster A, Morris J, Cheung KW, Jin AY, Oczkowski WJ, Sahlas DJ, Murray HE, Mackey A, Verreault S, Camden MC, Yip S, Teal P, Gladstone DJ, Boulos MI, Chagnon N, Shouldice E, Atzema C, Slaoui T, Teitlebaum J, Wells GA, Nath A, Perry JJ. Ninety-Day Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack Recurrence in Patients Prescribed Anticoagulation in the Emergency Department With Atrial Fibrillation and a New Transient Ischemic Attack or Minor Stroke. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023 Apr 18;12(8):e026681. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.122.026681. Epub 2023 Apr 7. PMID: 37026540; PMCID: PMC10227260.

2. Kavsak PA, Clark L, Arnoldo S, Lou A, Shea JL, Eintracht S, Lyon AW, Bhayana V, Thorlacius L, Raizman JE, Tsui AKY, Djiana R, Chen M, Huang Y, Booth RA, McCudden C, Lavoie J, Beriault DR, Blank DW, Fung AWS, Hoffman B, Taher J, St-Cyr J, Yip PM, Belley-Cote EP, Abramson BL, Borgundvaag B, Friedman SM, Mak S, McLaren J, Steinhart B, Udell JA, Wijeysundera HC, Atkinson P, Campbell SG, Chandra K, Cox JL, Mulvagh S, Quraishi AU, Chen-Tournoux A, Clark G, Segal E, Suskin N, Johri AM, Sivilotti MLA, Garuba H, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Robinson S, Scheuermeyer F, Humphries KH, Than M, Pickering JW, Worster A, Mills NL, Devereaux PJ, Jaffe AS. Analytic Result Variation for High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin: Interpretation and Consequences. Can J Cardiol. 2023 Jul;39(7):947-951. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2023.04.013. Epub 2023 Apr 23. PMID: 37094710.

COVID-19 (n=6)

  1. Archambault PM, Rosychuk RJ, Audet M, Bola R, Vatanpour S, Brooks SC, Daoust R, Clark G, Grant L, Vaillancourt S, Welsford M, Morrison LJ, Hohl CM; Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) investigators; Network of Canadian Emergency Researchers; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Accuracy of Self-Reported COVID-19 Vaccination Status Compared With a Public Health Vaccination Registry in Québec: Observational Diagnostic Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2023 Jun 16;9:e44465. doi: 10.2196/44465. PMID: 37327046; PMCID: PMC10278735.
  2. McAlister FA, Hau JP, Atzema C, McRae AD, Morrison LJ, Grant L, Cheng I, Rosychuk RJ, Hohl CM; Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN) Investigators. The burden of incidental SARS-CoV-2 infections in hospitalized patients across pandemic waves in Canada. Sci Rep. 2023 Apr 24;13(1):6635. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-33569-2. PMID: 37095174; PMCID: PMC10123574.
  3. Morgan G, Briollais L, Clausen M, Casalino S, Mighton C, Chowdhary S, Frangione E, Fung CYJ, Arnoldo S, Bearss E, Binnie A, Borgundvaag B, Dagher M, Devine L, Friedman SM, Khan Z, McGeer A, McLeod SL, Richardson D, Stern S, Taher A, Wong I, Zarei N, Bombard Y, Lerner-Ellis J, Taher J. Public knowledge of SARS-CoV-2 serological and viral lineage laboratory testing and result interpretation: A GENCOV study cross-sectional survey. Clin Biochem. 2023 Aug;118:110607. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2023.110607. Epub 2023 Jul 4. PMID: 37406717.
  4. COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative. A second update on mapping the human genetic architecture of COVID-19. Nature. 2023 Sep;621(7977):E7-E26. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06355-3. Epub 2023 Sep 6. PMID: 37674002; PMCID: PMC10482689.
  5. Morgan G, Casalino S, Chowdhary S, Frangione E, Fung CYJ, Haller S, Lapadula E, Scott M, Wolday D, Young J, Arnoldo S, Aujla N, Bearss E, Binnie A, Bombard Y, Borgundvaag B, Briollais L, Dagher M, Devine L, Faghfoury H, Friedman SM, Gingras AC, Goneau LW, Khan Z, Mazzulli T, McLeod SL, Nomigolzar R, Noor A, Pugh TJ, Richardson D, Satnam Singh HK, Simpson J, Stern S, Strug L, Taher A, Lerner-Ellis J, Taher J. Characterizing Risk Factors for Hospitalization and Clinical Characteristics in a Cohort of COVID-19 Patients Enrolled in the GENCOV Study. Viruses. 2023 Aug 18;15(8):1764. doi: 10.3390/v15081764. PMID: 37632107; PMCID: PMC10457914.
  6. Grewal K, Atzema CL, Sutradhar R, Yu W, Chartier LB, Friedman SM, Landes M, Borgundvaag B, McLeod SL. Hospital admission from the emergency department for selected emergent diagnoses during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario: a retrospective population-based study. CMAJ Open. 2023 Oct 24;11(5):E969-E981. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20230017. PMID: 37875312; PMCID: PMC10609908.

ED Administration (n=3)

  1. Varner C. Emergency departments are in crisis now and for the foreseeable future. CMAJ. 2023 Jun 19;195(24):E851-E852. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.230719. PMID: 37336566; PMCID: PMC10281203.
  2. Varner C. Without more acute care beds, hospitals are on their own to grapple with emergency department crises. CMAJ. 2023 Sep 5;195(34):E1157-E1158. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.231156. PMID: 37669787; PMCID: PMC10480004. 
  3. Dainty, Katie & Seaton, M. & Hall, Justin & Mondoux, Shawn & Abraham, Lency & McCarron, Joy & Tarride, Jean-Eric & Mcleod, Shelley. (2023). “It saved me from the emergency department”: A qualitative study of patient experience of virtual urgent care in Ontario. PLOS ONE. 18. e0285468. 10.1371/journal.pone.0285468. 

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (n=1)
Boucher, Valerie & Frenette, Jérôme & Neveu, Xavier & Tardif, Pier-Alexandre & Mercier, Eric & Chauny, J-M & Berthelot, Simon & Archambault, Patrick & Lee, Jacques & Perry, Jeffrey & Mcrae, Andrew & Lang, Eddy & Moore, Lynne & Cameron, Peter & Ouellet, Marie-Christine & de Guise, Elaine & Swaine, Bonnie & Emond, Marcel & Le Sage, Natalie. (2023). Lack of association between four biomarkers and persistent post-concussion symptoms after a mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. 118. 34-43. 10.1016/j.jocn.2023.10.007. 

Early Pregnancy (n=6)

  1. Varner CE, Park AL, Ray JG. Maternal Emergency Department Use Before Pregnancy and Infant Emergency Department Use After Birth. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Mar 1;6(3):e232931. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.2931. PMID: 36912832; PMCID: PMC10011931.
  2. Kaur J, Thompson C, McLeod S, Varner C. Application of the Modified Early Obstetrical Warning System (MEOWS) in postpartum patients in the emergency department. CJEM. 2023 Jun;25(6):481-488. doi: 10.1007/s43678-023-00500-7. Epub 2023 Apr 23. PMID: 37088841.
  3. Brown HK, Varner C, Ray JG, Scime NV, Fung K, Guttmann A, Havercamp SM, Vigod SN, Lunsky Y. Comparison of Emergency Department Use Between Pregnant People With and Without Disabilities in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Aug 1;6(8):e2327185. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.27185. PMID: 37535353; PMCID: PMC10401305.
  4. Brown HK, Fung K, Cohen E, Dennis CL, Grandi SM, Rosella LC, Varner C, Vigod SN, Wodchis WP, Ray JG. Patterns of multiple chronic conditions in pregnancy: Population-based study using latent class analysis. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2023 Oct 21. doi: 10.1111/ppe.13016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37864500.

Cancer Care (n=2)
Kang S, McLeod SL, Walsh C, Grewal K. Patient outcomes associated with cancer diagnosis through the emergency department: A systematic review. Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Jan 24. doi: 10.1111/acem.14671. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36692950.

2. Grewal K, Herrity E, Pasic I. Tumour lysis syndrome. CMAJ. 2023 Apr 11;195(14):E515. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.221433. PMID: 37040999; PMCID: PMC10089626.