Nancy Walton

Nancy Walton
Government of Ontario, Canada | GO · Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Doctor of Philosophy

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Involving children and adolescents in research is a decision that may involves the family in addition to the individual child. Depending on whether an institution adopts a patient-centred or a family-centred approach to care, this can have an impact upon how ethical concerns in research such as recruitment, informed consent and protection of privac...
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The ratio of percutaneous coronary interventions to coronary artery bypass graft surgeries (PCI:CABG ratio) varies considerably across hospitals. We conducted a comprehensive study to identify clinical and nonclinical factors associated with variations in the ratio across 17 cardiac centres in the province of Ontario. In this retrospective cohort s...
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University based academic Research Ethics Boards (REB) face the particularly difficult challenge of trying to achieve representation from a variety of disciplines, methodologies and research interests. Additionally, many are currently facing another decision – whether to have students as REB members or not. At Ryerson University, we are uniquely si...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe priority setting in cardiac surgery and evaluate it using an ethical framework, "accountability for reasonableness". Introduction: Cardiac surgery is an expensive part of hospital budgets. Priority setting decisions are made daily regarding ever increasing volumes of patients. While much attentio...
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We evaluated the effect of the St Jude Medical sutureless anastomotic connector on endothelium-dependent and -independent saphenous vein graft relaxation, as well as on clinical outcomes and graft patency in patients. Human saphenous vein grafts were assigned to control or connector groups (loaded for 1 or 5 minutes; n = 18). Isometric dose-respons...
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Surgeons and surgical programs encounter priority-setting challenges every day, such as in regard to purchasing new technologies or managing waiting lists for elective surgery. The purpose of this paper was to explore priority setting in surgery. Traditionally in surgery, priority-setting decisions for new technologies have been based on evidence o...
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Background: The purpose of this study was to compare clinicians' prior probability estimates of operative mortality (OM) and prolonged intensive care unit stay (ICU) length of stay greater than 48 hours after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) with estimates derived from statistical models alone. Methods: Nine clinicians estimated the p...

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