Diana C Sanchez-Ramirez

Diana C Sanchez-Ramirez
University of Manitoba | UMN · Faculty of Health Sciences

PhD, MPH, PT
Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation

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Introduction
Diana C Sanchez-Ramirez currently is an Assistant Professor in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Diana does research in Respiratory Health/therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Physiotherapy and Public Health.
Additional affiliations
February 2020 - March 2020
University of Manitoba
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2017 - January 2020
University of Manitoba
Position
  • Research Director
October 2014 - September 2017
University of Alberta
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (44)
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Importance: Cough is a common symptom in idiopathic interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), there is little information of its management in primary care. The objective of this study was to explore the frequency of cough-related consultations and the medications prescribed to patients with ILDs in primary care. Methods: This retrospective cohort stud...
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Abstract Background People from lower and middle socioeconomic classes and vulnerable populations are among the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, thus exacerbating disparities and the digital divide. Objective To draw a portrait of e-services as a digital approach to support digital health literacy in vulnerable populations amid the COVID-1...
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Objective To explore whether participation in a series of cardiology continuing medical education (CME) activities affects primary care providers’ (PCPs’) lipid management for their patients. Design This retrospective cohort study used a database of participation in cardiology CME activities (2011 to 2017) linked to electronic medical records. Stat...
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Abstract: Background: the effect of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) services, beyond research contexts, on patients with lung diseases other than COPD requires further study. Objectives: to (i) assess the impact of a publicly funded PR on patients’ exercise capacity, self-efficacy, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and (ii) explore whether...
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Background: The long-term impact of COVID-19 is still unknown. This study aimed to explore post COVID-19 effects on patients chest computed tomography (CT), lung function, respiratory symptoms, fatigue, functional capacity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and the ability to return to work beyond 3 months post infection. Methods: A system...
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Background Coronavirus disease has provoked much discussion since its first appearance. Despite it being widely studied all over the world, little is known about the impact of the disease on functional ability related to performing activities of daily living (ADL) in patients post COVID-19 infection. Objectives To understand the impact of COVID-19...
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Background: An outbreak of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly reaching over 3 million of confirmed cases worldwide. The association of respiratory diseases and smoking, both highly prevalent globally, with COVID-19 severity has not been elucidated. Given the gap in the evidence and the growing prevalence of COVID-19, the object...
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Background An outbreak of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly reaching over 3 million of confirmed cases worldwide. The association of respiratory diseases and smoking, both highly prevalent globally, with COVID-19 severity has not been elucidated. Given the gap in the evidence and the growing prevalence of COVID-19, the objecti...
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Abstract Background: Studies that objectively assess the effect of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities on clinical performance are lacking. This study sought to explore if participation in a series of cardiology CME activities has an impact in the lipid management that primary care providers (PCPs) deliver to their patients. Methods. This...
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Objectives To examine injury-related health services use, defined as hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits, as well as mortality among Métis people in Alberta, and to compare those results with the entire Alberta population. Methods This population-based descriptive epidemiological research used administrative data maintained by...
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Background: The care of patients with diabetes Mellitus (DM), compiled in the Canadian Diabetes Association clinical practice guidelines and in recommendations from the Choosing Wisely (CW) Canada program, is informed by a large body of evidence. This study sought to assess to what extent primary care providers (PCPs) incorporate recommended statin...
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Objective. To explore self-perceived knowledge and implementation of current opioid guidelines among healthcare providers, and to assesses the effect of an opioid-related educational intervention. Design. Pre-post Setting. Academic Participants. Sixty-nine participants completed the pre-intervention survey, 45% of them also completed a post surve...
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Objective: To explore self-perceived knowledge and implementation of current opioid guidelines among healthcare providers, and to assess the effect of an opioid-related educational intervention. Design: Pre-post. Setting: Academic. Participants: Sixty-nine participants completed the pre-intervention survey, 45 percent of them also completed...
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Abstract Objective: To assess the effect of an interprofessional educational activity on professional skills, attitudes, and perceived challenges toward obesity management among front-line healthcare providers. Methods: A one-day interprofessional obesity education activity was organized for healthcare providers across various disciplines. All pa...
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Objectives: To explore alcohol perceptions and their association hazardous alcohol use in the populations of Alberta, Canada and Queensland, Australia. Methods: Data from 2500 participants of the 2013 Alberta Survey and the 2013 Queensland Social Survey was analyzed. Regression analyses were used to explore the association between alcohol percep...
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Background and objectives: The association between arthritis and falls has been study mainly in older adults, and information about fall-related injuries and arthritis in younger population is scarce. In addition, there is a gap of knowledge about the activities and types of injury associated with falls among people with arthritis in different age...
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Objectives This article aimed to compare alcohol consumption between the populations of Queensland in Australia and Alberta in Canada. Furthermore, the associations between greater alcohol consumption and socio-demographic characteristics were explored in each population. Methods Data from 2500 participants of the 2013 Alberta Survey and the 2013...
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Background Evidence supports the expectation that changes in time of alcohol sales associate with changes in alcohol-related harm in both directions. However, to the best of our knowledge, no comprehensive systematic reviews had examined the effect of policies restricting time of alcohol trading on specific alcohol-related harms. Objective To comp...
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Our results allow to identify the sociodemographic profiles of Albertans and Queenslanders at greater alcohol risk. The present study highlights the importance of analyzing patterns of alcohol consumption and the sociodemographic factors associated with it in specific contexts.
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From a population perspective, our results contribute to identify the best strategies to reduce alcohol problems and the sociodemographic characteristics associated with them in Alberta and Queensland.
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Objectives We study the association between changing residence and risks of attempted suicide and violent assault injury in Alberta, Canada. Our primary objective is to understand whether a change in residence between urban, rural and semiurban areas is associated with increased risk of intentional injury. Methods Study subjects are a cohort of res...
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Objective: To systematically summarize the literature on: (i) the course of pain and physical functioning; and (ii) predictors of deterioration of pain and physical functioning in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. Methods: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, PsychINFO and SPORTDiscus up to July 2015. Meta-analyses...
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Background Cancer has been identified as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Canada over the last decade. However, there is a paucity of information about cancer patterns in Aboriginal people, particularly for Métis. This study aims to explore cancer incidence and mortality burden among Métis and to compare disease estimates with non-Métis...
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Background The Métis represent one of three recognized Aboriginal groups within Canada. The term Métis is used to describe people with mixed First Nations and European heritage, who have their own distinct culture and traditions. Little information exists on the burden of injuries in this population. The present study examined injury-related health...
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Conclusions Results from the present study suggest that injuries are important aspects to be addressed with Me´tis people. Health planners should design and implement strategies directed to reduce the burden of injury and associated complications for Métis people, especially in the rural area and among Métis males.
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To systematically summarise the literature on 1) the course of pain in patients with knee OA; 2) prognostic factors that predict deterioration of pain; 3) the course of physical functioning; and 4) prognostic factors that predict deterioration of physical functioning in persons with knee OA. A search was conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, Psych-I...
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Background Knowledge of risk factors of future pain and physical functioning can be used to inform patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) on the likely course of their condition and to adapt treatment according to the prognosis. Objectives To systematically summarise the literature on (1) the course of pain and physical functioning and on (2) progno...
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To examine the association between changes in knee muscle strength (extensor and flexor muscles separately, and mean values) and changes in activity limitations in patients with established knee osteoarthritis at 2 years. Data from 186 patients with knee osteoarthritis, part of the Amsterdam Osteoarthritis cohort, were gathered at baseline and at 2...
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Introduction The aim of this study was to examine the associations of elevated serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) with change in muscle strength in patients with established knee osteoarthritis (OA), at 2 years. Methods Data from 186 patients with knee OA were gathered at baseline and at 2-year follow-up. CRP (...
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Objectives To examine the associations of elevated serum c-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) with radiographic progression in patients with established knee osteoarthritis (OA), over two-years. Methods Data from 186 patients with knee OA were gathered at baseline and at two-years follow up. CRP (mg/l) and ESR (mm/l) we...
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Background Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered a major cause of pain and activity limitations. Activity limitations are defined as difficulties in performing daily activities. Previous studies have shown a slow increase in activity limitations over time in patients with OA, while others have found no change or even a decrease in activity limitations...
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Background In patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) lower muscle strength is associated with disease progression and activity limitations. Lower muscle strength in this group of patients is determined by several factors, including pain, avoidance of activities and aging. More recently evidence from cross-sectional studies has suggested that inflam...
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The avoidance model in patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) hypothesizes that pain and psychological distress lead to avoidance of activities, and thereby to muscle weakness and activity limitations. This paper systematically reviews the scientific evidence for the validity of this avoidance model. A qualitative data synthesis was used to...
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Background Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) often have decreased knee instability which usually translates into activity limitations. Further understanding of the biomechanical and neuromuscular characteristics associated with self-reported knee instability are needed to better assess and treat this problem in this group of patients. Objectiv...
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This chapter provides a clinical overview of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Knowledge on epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical aspects of osteoarthritis of the knee or hip is summarized.
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Objective: To examine the association of serum CRP and ESR with muscle strength in patients with knee OA. Methods: Cross-sectional data from 285 patients with knee OA from the Amsterdam Osteoarthritis (AMS-OA) cohort were analysed. CRP (mg/l) and ESR (mm/l) were measured in serum from patients' blood samples and the values were dichotomized for...
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Objective: To determine the association of postural control with muscle strength, proprioception, self-reported knee instability and activity limitations in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: A total of 284 patients with knee osteoarthritis from the Amsterdam Osteoarthritis cohort were included. Postural control was assessed using the O...
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Background To our knowledge it is still unknown if there is a correlation between an easy to implement balance test such as one leg stand test (OLST), with self-reported knee instability and functional ability in patients with established knee osteoarthritis (OA). Objectives To determine the association between one leg stand test (OLST), self-repor...
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Purpose To explore whether newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients without previous cardiovascular disease (CVD) initiate preventive statin therapy regardless of ethnic background. Methods Using nationwide individual-level registers, we followed a cohort of Danish-born residents and immigrants from Turkey, Pakistan and Ex-Yugoslavia, all without p...

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