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Automated Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Is Associated With Modest Improvement in Program Completion.

Liu H, Wilton SB, Southern DA, Knudtson ML, Maitland A, Hauer T, Arena R, Rouleau C, James MT, Stone J, Aggarwal S.

Can J Cardiol. 2019 Nov;35(11):1491-1498. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2019.08.008. Epub 2019 Aug 19.


Identifying Atrial Fibrillation From 30,000 Feet: Strengths and Weaknesses of Health Administrative Data.

Wilton SB, Liu H, Southern DA.

Can J Cardiol. 2019 Oct;35(10):1289-1290. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2019.06.016. Epub 2019 Jun 20. No abstract available.


Prospective validation and refinement of the APPROACH cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit readmission score.

Verma S, Southern DA, Raslan IR, Norris CM, Graham MM, Bagshaw SM, Nagendran J, Maclure T, Sun LY, Chin WD, van Diepen S.

J Crit Care. 2019 Dec;54:117-121. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2019.08.018. Epub 2019 Aug 9.


A disease-specific comorbidity index for predicting mortality in patients admitted to hospital with a cardiac condition.

Azzalini L, Chabot-Blanchet M, Southern DA, Nozza A, Wilton SB, Graham MM, Gravel GM, Bluteau JP, Rouleau JL, Guertin MC, Jolicoeur EM.

CMAJ. 2019 Mar 18;191(11):E299-E307. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.181186.


Acute coronary syndromes presentations and care outcomes in white, South Asian and Chinese patients: a cohort study.

King-Shier K, Quan H, Kapral MK, Tsuyuki R, An L, Banerjee S, Southern DA, Khan N.

BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 13;9(3):e022479. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022479.


Clinical Utility of Pre-Exercise Stress Testing in People With Diabetes.

Armstrong MJ, Rabi DM, Southern DA, Nanji A, Ghali WA, Sigal RJ.

Can J Cardiol. 2019 Feb;35(2):185-192. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2018.11.007. Epub 2018 Nov 20.


Evaluation of an electronic health record structured discharge summary to provide real time adverse event reporting in thoracic surgery.

Graham AJ, Ocampo W, Southern DA, Falvi A, Sotiropoulos D, Wang B, Lonergan K, Vito B, Ghali WA, McFadden SDP.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Apr;28(4):310-316. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008090. Epub 2019 Jan 18.


Trajectories of perceived social support in acute coronary syndrome.

Wang M, Norris CM, Graham MM, Santana M, Liang Z, Awosoga O, Southern DA, James MT, Wilton SB, Quan H, Lu M, Ghali W, Knudtson M, Sajobi TT.

Qual Life Res. 2019 May;28(5):1365-1376. doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-02095-4. Epub 2019 Jan 3.


Impact of clinical presentation and presence of coronary sclerosis on long-term outcome of patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease.

Kissel CK, Chen G, Southern DA, Galbraith PD, Anderson TJ; APPROACH investigators.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2018 Aug 22;18(1):173. doi: 10.1186/s12872-018-0908-z.


Fragmented QRS complexes after acute myocardial infarction are independently associated with unfavorable left ventricular remodeling.

Chew DS, Wilton SB, Kavanagh K, Vaid HM, Southern DA, Ellis L, Howarth AG, White JA, Exner DV.

J Electrocardiol. 2018 Jul - Aug;51(4):607-612. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2018.04.004. Epub 2018 Apr 12.


Effectiveness of a standardized electronic admission order set for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pendharkar SR, Ospina MB, Southern DA, Hirani N, Graham J, Faris P, Bhutani M, Leigh R, Mody CH, Stickland MK.

BMC Pulm Med. 2018 May 30;18(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0657-x.


Left ventricular ejection fraction reassessment post-myocardial infarction: Current clinical practice and determinants of adverse remodeling.

Chew DS, Wilton SB, Kavanagh K, Southern DA, Tan-Mesiatowsky LE, Exner DV; APPROACH Investigators.

Am Heart J. 2018 Apr;198:91-96. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.11.014. Epub 2017 Dec 5.


Patient perspectives on engagement in decision-making in early management of non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome: a qualitative study.

Wilson T, Miller J, Teare S, Penman C, Pearson W, Marlett NJ, Shklarov S, Diane Galbraith P, Southern DA, Knudtson ML, Norris CM, James MT, Wilton SB.

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Nov 28;17(1):153. doi: 10.1186/s12911-017-0555-9.


A World Health Organization field trial assessing a proposed ICD-11 framework for classifying patient safety events.

Forster AJ, Bernard B, Drösler SE, Gurevich Y, Harrison J, Januel JM, Romano PS, Southern DA, Sundararajan V, Quan H, Vanderloo SE, Pincus HA, Ghali WA.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Aug 1;29(4):548-556. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx070.


A randomised controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an electronic discharge communication tool for preventing death or hospital readmission.

Santana MJ, Holroyd-Leduc J, Southern DA, Flemons WW, O'Beirne M, Hill MD, Forster AJ, White DE, Ghali WA; e-DCT Team.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Dec;26(12):993-1003. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006635. Epub 2017 Aug 18.


Incidence and Prognostic Implications of Late Bleeding After Myocardial Infarction or Unstable Angina According to Treatment Strategy.

Brinkert M, Southern DA, James MT, Knudtson ML, Anderson TJ, Charbonneau F.

Can J Cardiol. 2017 Aug;33(8):998-1005. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.05.001. Epub 2017 May 5.


Comparative Evaluation of 2-Hour Rapid Diagnostic Algorithms for Acute Myocardial Infarction Using High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T.

McRae AD, Innes G, Graham M, Lang E, Andruchow JE, Yang H, Ji Y, Vatanpour S, Southern DA, Wang D, Seiden-Long I, DeKoning L, Kavsak P.

Can J Cardiol. 2017 Aug;33(8):1006-1012. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.04.010. Epub 2017 May 3.


Undetectable Concentrations of a Food and Drug Administration-approved High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Assay to Rule Out Acute Myocardial Infarction at Emergency Department Arrival.

McRae AD, Innes G, Graham M, Lang E, Andruchow JE, Ji Y, Vatanpour S, Abedin T, Yang H, Southern DA, Wang D, Seiden-Long I, DeKoning L, Kavsak P.

Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Oct;24(10):1267-1277. doi: 10.1111/acem.13229. Epub 2017 Aug 11.


Acute coronary syndrome patients admitted to a cardiology vs non-cardiology service: variations in treatment & outcome.

O'Neill DE, Southern DA, Norris CM, O'Neill BJ, Curran HJ, Graham MM.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 May 16;17(1):354. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2294-0.


Relationships among achieved heart rate, β-blocker dose and long-term outcomes in patients with heart failure with atrial fibrillation.

Miller RJ, Howlett JG, Chiu MH, Southern DA, Knudtson M, Wilton SB.

Open Heart. 2016 Dec 23;3(2):e000520. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2016-000520. eCollection 2016.


Effects of longitudinal changes in Charlson comorbidity on prognostic survival model performance among newly diagnosed patients with hypertension.

Rymkiewicz P, Ravani P, Hemmelgarn BR, McAlister FA, Southern DA, Walker R, Chen G, Quan H.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Nov 22;16(1):671.


Serum Total 25-OH Vitamin D Adds Little Prognostic Value in Patients Undergoing Coronary Catheterization.

Gerling ME, James MT, Wilton SB, Naugler C, Southern DA, Galbraith PD, Knudtson M, de Koning L.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Oct 21;5(10). pii: e004289.


Optimal Medical Therapy in Patients with Malignancy Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome: a BleeMACS Sub-Study.

Iannaccone M, D Ascenzo F, De Filippo O, Gagliardi M, Southern DA, Raposeiras-Roubín S, Abu-Assi E, Henriques JPS, Saucedo J, González-Juanatey JR, Wilton SB, Kikkert WJ, Nuñez-Gil I, Ariza-Sole A, Song X, Alexopoulos D, Liebetrau C, Kawaji T, Huczek Z, Nie SP, Fujii T, Correia L, Kawashiri MA, García-Acuña JM, Alfonso E, Terol B, Garay A, Zhang D, Chen Y, Xanthopoulou I, Osman N, Möllmann H, Shiomi H, Kowara M, Filipiak K, Wang X, Yan Y, Fan JY, Ikari Y, Nakahashi T, Sakata K, Yamagishi M, Moretti C, Gaita F, Kalpak O, Kedev S.

Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2017 Feb;17(1):61-71. doi: 10.1007/s40256-016-0196-x.


Deriving ICD-10 Codes for Patient Safety Indicators for Large-scale Surveillance Using Administrative Hospital Data.

Southern DA, Burnand B, Droesler SE, Flemons W, Forster AJ, Gurevich Y, Harrison J, Quan H, Pincus HA, Romano PS, Sundararajan V, Kostanjsek N, Ghali WA.

Med Care. 2017 Mar;55(3):252-260. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000649.


Constructing Episodes of Inpatient Care: How to Define Hospital Transfer in Hospital Administrative Health Data?

Peng M, Li B, Southern DA, Eastwood CA, Quan H.

Med Care. 2017 Jan;55(1):74-78.


Association of inpatient hospital experience with patient safety indicators: a cross-sectional, Canadian study.

Kemp KA, Santana MJ, Southern DA, McCormack B, Quan H.

BMJ Open. 2016 Jul 1;6(7):e011242. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011242.


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.


Under-coding of secondary conditions in coded hospital health data: Impact of co-existing conditions, death status and number of codes in a record.

Peng M, Southern DA, Williamson T, Quan H.

Health Informatics J. 2017 Dec;23(4):260-267. doi: 10.1177/1460458216647089. Epub 2016 May 8.


Area Median Income and Metropolitan Versus Nonmetropolitan Location of Care for Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Complex Interaction of Social Determinants.

Fabreau GE, Leung AA, Southern DA, James MT, Knudtson ML, Ghali WA, Ayanian JZ.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Feb 23;5(2). pii: e002447. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002447.


Enhanced capture of healthcare-related harms and injuries in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Southern DA, Pincus HA, Romano PS, Burnand B, Harrison J, Forster AJ, Moskal L, Quan H, Droesler SE, Sundararajan V, Colin C, Gurevich Y, Brien SE, Kostanjsek N, Üstün B, Ghali WA; World Health Organization ICD-11 Revision Topic Advisory Group on Quality & Safety; World Health Organization ICD-11 Revision Topic Advisory Group on Quality & Safety.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Feb;28(1):136-42. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzv099. Epub 2015 Dec 10.


Opportunities and challenges for quality and safety applications in ICD-11: an international survey of users of coded health data.

Southern DA, Hall M, White DE, Romano PS, Sundararajan V, Droesler SE, Pincus HA, Ghali WA.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Feb;28(1):129-35. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzv096. Epub 2015 Dec 8.


Efficacy of a pressure-sensing mattress cover system for reducing interface pressure: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Wong H, Kaufman J, Baylis B, Conly JM, Hogan DB, Stelfox HT, Southern DA, Ghali WA, Ho CH.

Trials. 2015 Sep 29;16:434. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0949-x.


Charts versus Discharge ICD-10 Coding for Sternal Wound Infection Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

Southern DA, Doherty C, De Souza MA, Quan H, Harrop AR, Nickerson D, Rabi D.

Perspect Health Inf Manag. 2015 Jul 1;12:1e. eCollection 2015.


Temporal variation of diabetic ketoacidosis and hypoglycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes: A nationwide cohort study.

Butalia S, Johnson JA, Ghali WA, Southern DA, Rabi DM.

J Diabetes. 2016 Jul;8(4):552-8. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12336. Epub 2015 Nov 4.


Validation of the 25-Item Stanford Faculty Development Program Tool on Clinical Teaching Effectiveness.

Mintz M, Southern DA, Ghali WA, Ma IW.

Teach Learn Med. 2015;27(2):174-81. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2015.1011645.


Trends in postcoronary artery bypass graft sternal wound dehiscence in a provincial population.

Doherty C, Nickerson D, Southern DA, Kieser T, Appoo J, Dawes J, De Souza MA, Harrop AR, Rabi D; Alberta Provincial Project for Outcome Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) Investigators.

Plast Surg (Oakv). 2014 Fall;22(3):196-200.


Characterizing types of readmission after acute coronary syndrome hospitalization: implications for quality reporting.

Southern DA, Ngo J, Martin BJ, Galbraith PD, Knudtson ML, Ghali WA, James MT, Wilton SB.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Sep 18;3(5):e001046. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.001046.


Health system capacity and infrastructure for adopting innovations to care for patients with venous thromboembolic disease.

Southern DA, Poole J, Patel A, Waters N, Pilote L, Hull RD, Ghali WA.

Open Med. 2014 Apr 1;8(2):e46-53. eCollection 2014.


Sex, socioeconomic status, access to cardiac catheterization, and outcomes for acute coronary syndromes in the context of universal healthcare coverage.

Fabreau GE, Leung AA, Southern DA, Knudtson ML, McWilliams JM, Ayanian JZ, Ghali WA.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Jul;7(4):540-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001021. Epub 2014 Jun 3.


Prediction of stroke or TIA in patients without atrial fibrillation using CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores.

Mitchell LB, Southern DA, Galbraith D, Ghali WA, Knudtson M, Wilton SB; APPROACH investigators.

Heart. 2014 Oct;100(19):1524-30. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-305303. Epub 2014 May 23.


Weekend compared with weekday presentation does not affect outcomes of patients presenting with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome.

O'Neill DE, Southern DA, O'Neill BJ, McMurtry MS, Graham MM.

Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2014 Jun;3(2):99-104. doi: 10.1177/2048872613510086. Epub 2013 Oct 16.


Time dependency of outcomes for drug-eluting vs bare-metal stents.

Leung AA, Southern DA, Galbraith PD, Knudtson ML, Philpott AC, Ghali WA; APPROACH Investigators.

Can J Cardiol. 2013 Dec;29(12):1616-22. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2013.09.003.


ICD-11 for quality and safety: overview of the WHO Quality and Safety Topic Advisory Group.

Ghali WA, Pincus HA, Southern DA, Brien SE, Romano PS, Burnand B, Drösler SE, Sundararajan V, Moskal L, Forster AJ, Gurevich Y, Quan H, Colin C, Munier WB, Harrison J, Spaeth-Rublee B, Kostanjsek N, Ustün TB.

Int J Qual Health Care. 2013 Dec;25(6):621-5. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzt074. Epub 2013 Oct 22.


Alcohol and drug use disorders among patients with myocardial infarction: associations with disparities in care and mortality.

Beck CA, Southern DA, Saitz R, Knudtson ML, Ghali WA.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 11;8(9):e66551. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066551. eCollection 2013.


Determinants of percutaneous coronary intervention vs coronary artery bypass grafting: an interprovincial comparison.

Ouzounian M, Ghali W, Yip AM, Buth KJ, Humphries K, Stukel TA, Norris CM, Southern DA, Galbraith PD, Thompson CR, Abel J, Love MP, Hassan A, Hirsch GM.

Can J Cardiol. 2013 Nov;29(11):1454-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2013.03.026. Epub 2013 Aug 6.


Recent temporal trends and geographic distribution of cardiac procedures in Alberta.

McMurtry MS, Southern DA, Lewin AM, Galbraith PD, Kaul P, Ghali WA, Knudtson ML, Graham MM.

Can J Cardiol. 2013 Apr;29(4):460-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.06.008. Epub 2012 Aug 15.


Trends in wait times for cardiac revascularization.

Southern DA, Izadnegahdar M, Humphries KH, Gao M, Wang F, Knudtson ML, Graham MM, Ghali WA.

Can J Cardiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;27(2):262.e21-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2010.12.030. Erratum in: Can J Cardiol. 2011 Sep-Oct;27(5):663. Izadneghadar, Mona [corrected to Izadnegahdar, Mona].


Outcomes of after-hours versus regular working hours primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction.

Graham MM, Ghali WA, Southern DA, Traboulsi M, Knudtson ML; APPROACH Investigators.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Jan;20(1):60-7. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs.2010.041137.


Time of day and outcomes of nonurgent percutaneous coronary intervention performed during working hours.

Cantor WJ, Strauss BH, Graham MM, Southern DA, Woo K, Tyrrell B, Knudtson M, Ghali WA.

Am Heart J. 2010 Jun;159(6):1133-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2010.03.010.


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