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1.

The effect of provider affiliation with a primary care network on emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

McAlister FA, Bakal JA, Green L, Bahler B, Lewanczuk R.

CMAJ. 2018 Mar 12;190(10):E276-E284. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170385.

2.

Age has a Minimal Effect on the Impact Performance of Field-Used Bicycle Helmets.

DeMarco AL, Good CA, Chimich DD, Bakal JA, Siegmund GP.

Ann Biomed Eng. 2017 Aug;45(8):1974-1984. doi: 10.1007/s10439-017-1842-4. Epub 2017 May 1.

PMID:
28462479
3.

Comparing three different measures of frailty in medical inpatients: Multicenter prospective cohort study examining 30-day risk of readmission or death.

Belga S, Majumdar SR, Kahlon S, Pederson J, Lau D, Padwal RS, Forhan M, Bakal JA, McAlister FA.

J Hosp Med. 2016 Aug;11(8):556-62. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2607. Epub 2016 May 17.

PMID:
27187268
4.

Do stable non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes require admission to coronary care units?

van Diepen S, Lin M, Bakal JA, McAlister FA, Kaul P, Katz JN, Fordyce CB, Southern DA, Graham MM, Wilton SB, Newby LK, Granger CB, Ezekowitz JA.

Am Heart J. 2016 May;175:184-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2015.11.020. Epub 2016 Jan 23.

PMID:
27179739
5.

Factors Associated With Natriuretic Peptide Testing in Patients Presenting to Emergency Departments With Suspected Heart Failure.

Sepehrvand N, Bakal JA, Lin M, McAlister F, Wesenberg JC, Ezekowitz JA.

Can J Cardiol. 2016 Aug;32(8):986.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.11.019. Epub 2015 Dec 7.

PMID:
27062232
6.

Medication Discrepancies Associated With a Medication Reconciliation Program and Clinical Outcomes After Hospital Discharge.

Shiu JR, Fradette M, Padwal RS, Majumdar SR, Youngson E, Bakal JA, McAlister FA.

Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Apr;36(4):415-21. doi: 10.1002/phar.1734.

PMID:
26945706
7.

Does Reducing Inpatient Length of Stay Have Upstream Effects on the Emergency Room: Exploring the Impact of the General Internal Medicine Care Transformation Initiative.

McAlister FA, Bakal JA, Rosychuk RJ, Rowe BH.

Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jun;23(6):711-7. doi: 10.1111/acem.12935. Epub 2016 May 11.

8.

Physician experience and outcomes among patients admitted to general internal medicine teaching wards.

McAlister FA, Youngson E, Bakal JA, Holroyd-Leduc J, Kassam N.

CMAJ. 2015 Oct 6;187(14):1041-8. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150316. Epub 2015 Aug 17.

9.

External validation of the Hospital-patient One-year Mortality Risk (HOMR) model for predicting death within 1 year after hospital admission.

van Walraven C, McAlister FA, Bakal JA, Hawken S, Donzé J.

CMAJ. 2015 Jul 14;187(10):725-33. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150209. Epub 2015 Jun 8.

10.

Association between frailty and 30-day outcomes after discharge from hospital.

Kahlon S, Pederson J, Majumdar SR, Belga S, Lau D, Fradette M, Boyko D, Bakal JA, Johnston C, Padwal RS, McAlister FA.

CMAJ. 2015 Aug 11;187(11):799-804. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150100. Epub 2015 May 25.

11.

Novel approaches to composite endpoints in clinical trials.

Westerhout CM, Bakal JA.

EuroIntervention. 2015 May;11(1):122-4. doi: 10.4244/EIJV11I1A22. No abstract available.

12.

Assessing the use of international classification of diseases-10th revision codes from the emergency department for the identification of acute heart failure.

Frolova N, Bakal JA, McAlister FA, Rowe BH, Quan H, Kaul P, Ezekowitz JA.

JACC Heart Fail. 2015 May;3(5):386-391. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2014.11.010.

13.

Correlation of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging findings and endomyocardial biopsy results in patients undergoing screening for heart transplant rejection.

Butler CR, Savu A, Bakal JA, Toma M, Thompson R, Chow K, Wang H, Kim DH, Mengel M, Haykowsky M, Pearson GJ, Kaul P, Paterson I.

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 May;34(5):643-50. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.12.020. Epub 2015 Jan 8.

PMID:
25934478
14.

Evaluating stakeholder's perspective on referred out genetic testing in Canada: a discrete choice experiment.

Blumenschein P, Lilley M, Bakal JA, Christian S.

Clin Genet. 2016 Jan;89(1):133-8. doi: 10.1111/cge.12592. Epub 2015 Apr 29.

PMID:
25827301
15.

Variation in critical care unit admission rates and outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndromes or heart failure among high- and low-volume cardiac hospitals.

van Diepen S, Bakal JA, Lin M, Kaul P, McAlister FA, Ezekowitz JA.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Feb 27;4(3):e001708. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.001708.

16.

Correlation between peak expiratory flow rate and NT-proBNP in patients with acute heart failure. An analysis from ASCEND-HF trial.

Al-Majed NS, Armstrong PW, Bakal JA, Hernandez AF, Ezekowitz JA.

Int J Cardiol. 2015 Mar 1;182:184-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.12.138. Epub 2014 Dec 30. No abstract available.

PMID:
25577760
17.

The association between meteorological events and acute heart failure: new insights from ASCEND-HF.

Das D, Bakal JA, Westerhout CM, Hernandez AF, O'Connor CM, Atar D, McMurray JJ, Armstrong PW, Ezekowitz JA.

Int J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 20;177(3):819-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.11.066. Epub 2014 Nov 6.

PMID:
25465826
18.

Heart failure re-admission: measuring the ever shortening gap between repeat heart failure hospitalizations.

Bakal JA, McAlister FA, Liu W, Ezekowitz JA.

PLoS One. 2014 Sep 11;9(9):e106494. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106494. eCollection 2014.

19.

Applying novel methods to assess clinical outcomes: insights from the TRILOGY ACS trial.

Bakal JA, Roe MT, Ohman EM, Goodman SG, Fox KA, Zheng Y, Westerhout CM, Hochman JS, Lokhnygina Y, Brown EB, Armstrong PW.

Eur Heart J. 2015 Feb 7;36(6):385-92a. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehu262. Epub 2014 Jul 10.

PMID:
25012156
20.

Case management for blood pressure and lipid level control after minor stroke: PREVENTION randomized controlled trial.

McAlister FA, Majumdar SR, Padwal RS, Fradette M, Thompson A, Buck B, Dean N, Bakal JA, Tsuyuki R, Grover S, Shuaib A.

CMAJ. 2014 May 13;186(8):577-84. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.140053. Epub 2014 Apr 14. Erratum in: CMAJ. 2014 Jun 10;186(9):698.

21.

The relationship between left ventricular ejection fraction and mortality in patients with acute heart failure: insights from the ASCEND-HF Trial.

Toma M, Ezekowitz JA, Bakal JA, O'Connor CM, Hernandez AF, Sardar MR, Zolty R, Massie BM, Swedberg K, Armstrong PW, Starling RC.

Eur J Heart Fail. 2014 Mar;16(3):334-41. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.19. Epub 2013 Dec 14.

22.

Safely and effectively reducing inpatient length of stay: a controlled study of the General Internal Medicine Care Transformation Initiative.

McAlister FA, Bakal JA, Majumdar SR, Dean S, Padwal RS, Kassam N, Bacchus M, Colbourne A.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Jun;23(6):446-56. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002289. Epub 2013 Oct 9.

PMID:
24108415
23.

Impact of physician continuity on death or urgent readmission after discharge among patients with heart failure.

McAlister FA, Youngson E, Bakal JA, Kaul P, Ezekowitz J, van Walraven C.

CMAJ. 2013 Oct 1;185(14):E681-9. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.130048. Epub 2013 Aug 19.

24.

Are users of sulphonylureas at the time of an acute coronary syndrome at risk of poorer outcomes?

Nagendran J, Oudit GY, Bakal JA, Light PE, Dyck JR, McAlister FA.

Diabetes Obes Metab. 2013 Nov;15(11):1022-8. doi: 10.1111/dom.12126. Epub 2013 Jun 3.

PMID:
23668425
25.

The relationship between meteorological conditions and index acute coronary events in a global clinical trial.

Ezekowitz JA, Bakal JA, Westerhout CM, Giugliano RP, White H, Keltai M, Prabhakaran D, Tricoci P, Van de Werf F, Califf RM, Newby LK, Armstrong PW.

Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 3;168(3):2315-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.01.061. Epub 2013 Feb 14.

PMID:
23416014
26.

Evaluation of early percutaneous coronary intervention vs. standard therapy after fibrinolysis for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: contribution of weighting the composite endpoint.

Bakal JA, Westerhout CM, Cantor WJ, Fernández-Avilés F, Welsh RC, Fitchett D, Goodman SG, Armstrong PW.

Eur Heart J. 2013 Mar;34(12):903-8. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs438. Epub 2012 Dec 19.

PMID:
23257948
27.

Changes in heart failure outcomes after a province-wide change in health service provision a natural experiment in Alberta, Canada.

McAlister FA, Bakal JA, Kaul P, Quan H, Blackadar R, Johnstone D, Ezekowitz J.

Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Jan;6(1):76-82. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.971119. Epub 2012 Dec 10.

PMID:
23230308
28.

Association of global weather changes with acute coronary syndromes: gaining insights from clinical trials data.

Bakal JA, Ezekowitz JA, Westerhout CM, Boersma E, Armstrong PW.

Int J Biometeorol. 2013 May;57(3):401-8. doi: 10.1007/s00484-012-0565-3. Epub 2012 Jul 19.

PMID:
23010871
29.

Neither diabetes nor glucose-lowering drugs are associated with mortality after noncardiac surgery in patients with coronary artery disease or heart failure.

Hanninen M, McAlister FA, Bakal JA, van Diepen S, Ezekowitz JA.

Can J Cardiol. 2013 Apr;29(4):423-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.07.004. Epub 2012 Sep 15.

PMID:
22985785
30.

Predicting the risk of unplanned readmission or death within 30 days of discharge after a heart failure hospitalization.

Au AG, McAlister FA, Bakal JA, Ezekowitz J, Kaul P, van Walraven C.

Am Heart J. 2012 Sep;164(3):365-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2012.06.010. Epub 2012 Aug 17.

PMID:
22980303
31.

OMERO.searcher: content-based image search for microscope images.

Cho BH, Cao-Berg I, Bakal JA, Murphy RF.

Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):633-4. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2086. No abstract available.

32.

Testosterone supplementation in heart failure: a meta-analysis.

Toma M, McAlister FA, Coglianese EE, Vidi V, Vasaiwala S, Bakal JA, Armstrong PW, Ezekowitz JA.

Circ Heart Fail. 2012 May 1;5(3):315-21. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.111.965632. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Review.

PMID:
22511747
33.

Assessment of dyspnea in acute decompensated heart failure: insights from ASCEND-HF (Acute Study of Clinical Effectiveness of Nesiritide in Decompensated Heart Failure) on the contributions of peak expiratory flow.

Ezekowitz JA, Hernandez AF, O'Connor CM, Starling RC, Proulx G, Weiss MH, Bakal JA, Califf RM, McMurray JJ, Armstrong PW.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Apr 17;59(16):1441-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.11.061.

34.

Impact of weighted composite compared to traditional composite endpoints for the design of randomized controlled trials.

Bakal JA, Westerhout CM, Armstrong PW.

Stat Methods Med Res. 2015 Dec;24(6):980-8. doi: 10.1177/0962280211436004. Epub 2012 Jan 24.

PMID:
22275378
35.

Risk stratification schemes, anticoagulation use and outcomes: the risk--treatment paradox in patients with newly diagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

Sandhu RK, Bakal JA, Ezekowitz JA, McAlister FA.

Heart. 2011 Dec;97(24):2046-50. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2011-300901. Epub 2011 Nov 10.

PMID:
22076011
36.

Use of oral proton pump inhibitors is not associated with harm in patients with chronic heart failure in an ambulatory setting.

Oudit GY, Bakal JA, McAlister FA, Ezekowitz JA.

Eur J Heart Fail. 2011 Nov;13(11):1211-5. doi: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfr104. Epub 2011 Aug 10.

37.

Mortality and readmission of patients with heart failure, atrial fibrillation, or coronary artery disease undergoing noncardiac surgery: an analysis of 38 047 patients.

van Diepen S, Bakal JA, McAlister FA, Ezekowitz JA.

Circulation. 2011 Jul 19;124(3):289-96. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.011130. Epub 2011 Jun 27.

PMID:
21709059
38.

Determining the cost economic "tipping point" for the addition of a regional percutaneous coronary intervention facility.

Bakal JA, Kaul P, Welsh RC, Johnstone D, Armstrong PW.

Can J Cardiol. 2011 Sep-Oct;27(5):567-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2011.03.007.

PMID:
21684719
39.

The epidemiology of atrial fibrillation in adults depends on locale of diagnosis.

Sandhu RK, Bakal JA, Ezekowitz JA, McAlister FA.

Am Heart J. 2011 May;161(5):986-992.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2011.02.001.

PMID:
21570533
40.

Refining clinical trial composite outcomes: an application to the Assessment of the Safety and Efficacy of a New Thrombolytic-3 (ASSENT-3) trial.

Armstrong PW, Westerhout CM, Van de Werf F, Califf RM, Welsh RC, Wilcox RG, Bakal JA.

Am Heart J. 2011 May;161(5):848-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2010.12.026. Epub 2011 Apr 7.

PMID:
21570513
41.

Meta-analysis: cardiac resynchronization therapy for patients with less symptomatic heart failure.

Al-Majed NS, McAlister FA, Bakal JA, Ezekowitz JA.

Ann Intern Med. 2011 Mar 15;154(6):401-12. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-6-201103150-00313. Epub 2011 Feb 14.

PMID:
21320922
42.

Trends in heart failure care: has the incident diagnosis of heart failure shifted from the hospital to the emergency department and outpatient clinics?

Ezekowitz JA, Kaul P, Bakal JA, Quan H, McAlister FA.

Eur J Heart Fail. 2011 Feb;13(2):142-7. doi: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfq185. Epub 2010 Oct 19.

43.

Resource use in the last 6 months of life among patients with heart failure in Canada.

Kaul P, McAlister FA, Ezekowitz JA, Bakal JA, Curtis LH, Quan H, Knudtson ML, Armstrong PW.

Arch Intern Med. 2011 Feb 14;171(3):211-7. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.365. Epub 2010 Oct 11.

PMID:
20937918
44.

Relationship between feeding schedules and gastric distress during retinopathy of prematurity screening eye examinations.

Strube YN, Bakal JA, Arthur BW.

J AAPOS. 2010 Aug;14(4):334-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.05.008.

PMID:
20736125
45.

Effect of beta-blocker use on outcomes after discharge in patients who underwent cardiac surgery.

Chan AY, McAlister FA, Norris CM, Johnstone D, Bakal JA, Ross DB; Alberta Provincial Program for Outcome Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) Investigators.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jul;140(1):182-7, 187.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.03.015. Epub 2010 Apr 28.

46.

Declining in-hospital mortality and increasing heart failure incidence in elderly patients with first myocardial infarction.

Ezekowitz JA, Kaul P, Bakal JA, Armstrong PW, Welsh RC, McAlister FA.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jan 6;53(1):13-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.08.067.

47.

Heart failure is a risk factor for orthopedic fracture: a population-based analysis of 16,294 patients.

van Diepen S, Majumdar SR, Bakal JA, McAlister FA, Ezekowitz JA.

Circulation. 2008 Nov 4;118(19):1946-52. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.784009. Epub 2008 Oct 20.

PMID:
18936331
48.

Acute heart failure in the emergency department: short and long-term outcomes of elderly patients with heart failure.

Ezekowitz JA, Bakal JA, Kaul P, Westerhout CM, Armstrong PW.

Eur J Heart Fail. 2008 Mar;10(3):308-14. doi: 10.1016/j.ejheart.2008.01.014. Epub 2008 Feb 15.

49.

The macular automated photostress test.

Dhalla MS, Fantin A, Blinder KJ, Bakal JA.

Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr;143(4):596-600. Epub 2007 Feb 14.

PMID:
17303062

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