Research Report

Report from Dr. Amanda Terry, Director of the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine and the Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine.

Awards and Honours

Congratulations to Dr. Sonny Cejic, Liaison Physician - Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, for his Chair/Chiefs Award to a Family Physician. The Chair/Chief Recognition Awards are presented annually by the Citywide Department of Family Medicine to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our colleagues and in particular, his/her contributions for the benefit of the Department. 

Congratulations to Drs. Daniel Grushka and Kyle Carter for their recent honour:

Drs. Grushka and Carter have been recognized as Educator of the Year by the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (PoCUS) for their work on POCUS at Western. This award recognizes their work for educating Family Medicine residents through the creation of the introductory FamPOCUS course and curriculum. The course introduced Fam Med residents to POCUS and its applications within an ambulatory setting.

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Grant Funding

Title: A multi-centre, prospective, non-interventional single-arm study investigating clinical parameters associated with the use of once-daily oral semaglutide in a real-world adult population with type 2 diabetes in Canada. PIONEER REAL.

Principal Investigator: Sonja Reichert

Co-Investigator: Stewart Harris 

Granting Agency: Novo Nordisk A/S (Danemark)  (Clinical Trial)

Title: Operationalizing Lifestyle as Medicine in T2DM using the FreeStyle Libre: the LIBERERATE Study.

Principal Investigator: Sonja Reichert

Co-Investigators: Stewart B. Harris, Hertzel Gerstein, Marc Mitchell, Betty Harvey, Diana Sherafali

Granting Agency: Abbott (investigator-initiated trial)

Recent Publications

Black JE, Kueper JK, Terry AL, Lizotte DJ. Development of a prognostic prediction model to estimate the risk of multiple chronic diseases: Constructing a copula-based model using Canadian primary care electronic medical record data. Int J Population Data Science IJPDS. 2021 6(1). doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v6i1.1395

Edwards J, Pananos AD, Thind A, Stranges S, Chiu M, Anderson KK. A Bayesian approach to estimating the population prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders using multiple measures. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2021 Jan 8;30:e4. doi: 10.1017/S2045796020001080

Hong M, Thind A, Zaric GS, Sarma S. Emergency department use following incentives to provide after-hours primary care: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ. 2021 Jan 18;193(3):E85-E93. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200277.

Howie A, Taljaard M, Moon PM, Nightingale N, Zwarenstein M. Addressing the disconnect between trial intention and design. Lancet Glob Health. 2021 Jan 15:S2214-109X(20)30543-X. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30543-X. Epub ahead of print.

Kimber ML, Meyer S, McHugh TL, Thornton J, Khurana R, Sivak A, Davenport MH. Health Outcomes following Pregnancy in Elite Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2021 Feb 5. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002617. Epub ahead of print.

McKinney J, Connelly KA, Dorian P, Fournier A, Goodman JM, Grubic N, Isserow S, Moulson N, Philippon F, Pipe A, Poirier P, Taylor T, Thornton J, Wilkinson M, Johri AM. COVID-19 - Myocarditis and Return-to-play: Reflections and Recommendations from a Canadian Working Group. Can J Cardiol. 2020 Nov 25:S0828-282X(20)31108-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2020.11.007. Epub ahead of print.

Norton WE, Loudon K, Chambers DA, Zwarenstein M. Designing provider-focused implementation trials with purpose and intent: introducing the PRECIS-2-PS tool. Implement Sci. 2021 Jan 7;16(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s13012-020-01075-y.

Pederson L, Vingilis E. What has Happened to the Implementation of Pictorial Warning Labels on U. S. Cigarette Packages? Ann Epidemiol Public Health. 2020; 3(1): 1042.

Thornton JS, Dvorak J, Asif I. Health education through football (soccer): the '11 for health' programme as a success story on implementation: learn, play and have fun! Br J Sports Med. 2021 Jan 15:bjsports-2021-103922. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-103922. Epub ahead of print.

Vingilis E, Johnson J, Rapoport MJ, Beirness D, Boase P, Byrne PA, Jonah B, Mann RE, Seeley J, Wickens CM, Wiesenthal DL. Addendum - Coronavirus Disease 2019: What Could Be the Effects on Road Safety? Accid Anal Prev. 2021 Jan;149:105712. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2020.105712. Epub 2020 Aug 6. Erratum for: Accid Anal Prev. 2020 Sep;144:105687.

Vu T, Anderson KK, Somé NH, Thind A, Sarma S. Mental Health Services Provision in Primary Care and Emergency Department Settings: Analysis of Blended Fee-for-Service and Blended Capitation Models in Ontario, Canada. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2021 Jan 5. doi: 10.1007/s10488-020-01099-y. Epub ahead of print.

Wilkie K, Thornton JS, Vinther A, Trease L, McDonnell SJ, Wilson F. Clinical management of acute low back pain in elite and subelite rowers: a Delphi study of experienced and expert clinicians. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Jan 11:bjsports-2020-102520. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102520. Epub ahead of print.

Book Chapter

Thornton J. Physical Activity. In: Gouttebarge V, Kerkhoffs GMMJ, de Schutter MN (eds). The Secret Balance of Champions - Health Challenges in Elite Sport. London: Future Science Group, 2020.