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Publications

Kyle Cullingham
A case of bleomycin-induced flagellate dermatitis: A case report. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2021 Aug 31;9:2050313X211039476. doi: 10.1177/2050313X211039476. eCollection 2021.

Fowler Shrayle A.
Patients' perspectives on medication for inflammatory bowel disease: a mixed-method systematic review.  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Sep 1;33(9):1139-1147. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000001861.

Donna Goodridge, Joanne Kappel, Josh Lawson, Erika Penz, and John Gjevre
Improving hospital safety for patients with chronic kidney disease: a mixed methods study.  BMC Nephrol. 2021 Sep 23;22(1):318. doi: 10.1186/s12882-021-02499-4.

Donna Goodridge D
 Factors influencing practitioners' who do not participate in ethically complex, legally available care: scoping review.  BMC Med Ethics. 2021 Sep 28;22(1):134. doi: 10.1186/s12910-021-00703-6.

Donna Goodridge
"The system is well intentioned, but complicated and fallible" interviews with caregivers and decision makers about palliative care in Canada.  BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Sep 22;20(1):149. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00843-x.

George Katselis
DGAT2 stability is increased in response to DGAT1 inhibition in gene edited HepG2 cells. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids. 2021 Sep;1866(9):158991. doi: 10.1016/j.bbalip.2021.158991. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Niels Koehncke
Self-reported radiation safety behaviors among veterinary specialists and residents performing fluoroscopic procedures on small animals.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2021 Sep 1;259(5):518-527. doi: 10.2460/javma.259.5.518.

Rahul Mainra
Clinical Practice Guideline for Solid Organ Donation and Transplantation During the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Transplant Direct. 2021 Sep 7;7(10):e755. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001199. eCollection 2021 Oct.

Rahul Mainra R and Ahmed Shoker
A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Pretransplant Educational Intervention in Kidney Patients.  Transplant Direct. 2021 Sep 7;7(10):e753. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001202. eCollection 2021 Oct.

Debra Morgan
Does early-stage intervention improve caregiver well-being or their ability to provide care to persons with mild dementia or mild cognitive impairment? A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Psychol Aging. 2021 Sep 30. doi: 10.1037/pag0000642. Online ahead of print.

Debra Morgan
Volunteers' Support of Carers of Rural People Living with Dementia to Use a Custom-Built Application.  Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Sep 20;18(18):9909. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18189909.

Bhanu Prasad
Global Estimates of Capacity for Kidney Transplantation in World Countries and Regions. Transplantation. 2021 Sep 7. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003943. Online ahead of print.

Rabia Shahid
Exploration of a quality improvement process to standardised preoperative tests for a surgical procedure to reduce waste.  BMJ Open Qual. 2021 Sep;10(3):e001570. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001570.

Melad Shawush and Vinesh Pillay
Effectiveness of Three-Dimensional Multiple-Object Tracking in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Trial.  Int J MS Care. 2021 Jul-Aug;23(4):143-149. doi: 10.7224/1537-2073.2020-007. Epub 2020 Oct 16.

Kerri Schellenberg
Genetic testing for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Canada - an assessment of current practices.  Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2021 Sep 27:1-8. doi: 10.1080/21678421.2021.1980890. Online ahead of print.

Ahmed Shoker
Influence of UV-irradiation intensity and exposure duration on the hemobiocompatibility enhancement of a novel synthesized phosphobetaine zwitterions polyethersulfone clinical hemodialysis membranes.  J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2021 Sep 12. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.34936. Online ahead of print.

Eric Sy
Canadian healthcare provider perceptions of discharging patients directly home from the intensive care unit.  Can J Anaesth. 2021 Sep 22. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-02107-x. Online ahead of print.

Eric Sy
Air ambulance transport.  CMAJ. 2021 Sep 20;193(37):E1462. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.210354.

Eric Sy, Andrea Lavoie, and Payam Dehghani
Novel effects of acute COVID-19 on cardiac mechanical function: Two case studies. Physiological Reports. 2021 Sep;9(17):e14998. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14998.

Yang Zhan
Assessment of the tricuspid valve using cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
Curr Opin Cardiol. 2021 Sep 1;36(5):505-512. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000887.

Mark FentonRobert Skomro, Shelley Kirychuk S, Neils Koehncke and James Dosman
Seasonal Changes in Sleep Patterns in Two Saskatchewan First Nation Communities.
Clocks Sleep. 2021 Aug 11;3(3):415-428. doi: 10.3390/clockssleep3030029.

Sharyle Fowler
Population-Based Evidence From a Western Canadian Province of the Decreasing Incidence Rates and Trends of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Adults. Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. 2020 Aug 21;4(4):186-193. doi: 10.1093/jcag/gwaa028. eCollection 2021 Aug.

Donna Goodridge
Unidentified patients in the emergency department: a historical cohort study.
CJEM. 2021 Aug 17. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00165-0. Online ahead of print.

Gary Hunter and Brett Graham  
Implementation of a provincial acute stroke pathway and its impact on access to advanced stroke care in Saskatchewan. BMJ Open Quality. 2021 Aug;10(3):e001214. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001214.

Alexandra King
An environmental scan of impacts and interventions for women with methamphetamine use in pregnancy and their children.
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2021 Aug 6. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13851. Online ahead of print.

Shelley Kirychuk
Pulmonary inflammatory response from co-exposure to LPS and glyphosate. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 2021 Aug;86:103651. doi: 10.1016/j.etap.2021.103651. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Debra Morgan and Andrew Kirk
Intraindividual variability measured with dispersion across diagnostic groups in a memory clinic sample.
Applied Neuropsychology. Adult. 2021 Aug 29:1-10. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2021.1970552. Online ahead of print.

Bhanu Prasad
T Scores, FRAX, Frailty Phenotype, Falls, and Its Relationship to Fractures in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease. 2021 Aug 24;8:20543581211041184. doi: 10.1177/20543581211041184. eCollection 2021.

Jay Shavadia
Ticagrelor or clopidogrel dual antiplatelet therapy following a pharmacoinvasive strategy in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Clinical Cardiology. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1002/clc.23716. Online ahead of print.

Kristoffor Stewart
Epidemiology, clinical features and outcomes of incident tuberculosis in children in Canada in 2013-2016: results of a national surveillance study. Archives of Diseases in Childhood. 2021 Aug 20:archdischild-2021-322092. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-322092. Online ahead of print.

Regina Taylor-Gjevre
Impact of using concomitant conventional DMARDs on adherence to biologic DMARD treatment in rheumatoid arthritis: Multi-centre, population-based cohort study. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2021 Aug 19:S0049-0172(21)00156-6. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.08.002. Online ahead of print.

Alexander Wong
Liver Fibrosis in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Coinfection Before and After Sustained Virologic Response: What Is the Best Noninvasive Marker for Monitoring Regression?  Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2021 Aug 2;73(3):468-477. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa702.

Payam Dehghani
Complete Revascularization in Patients Undergoing a Pharmacoinvasive Strategy for ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Insights from the COMPLETE Trial. Circulation, Cardiovascular Interventions. 2021 Jul 29: CIRCINTERVENTIONS120010458. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.120.010458. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34320839

Donna Goodridge
"I Am Okay With It, But I Am Not Going to Do It": The Exogenous Factors Influencing Non-Participation in Medical Assistance in Dying.  Quality Health Research. 2021 Jul 8:10497323211027130. doi:10.1177/10497323211027130. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34238079           

Nassrein Hussein, and Terra Arnason 
Current cancer therapies and their influence on glucose control.  World Journal of Diabetes. 2021 Jul 15;12(7):1010-1025. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v12.i7.1010. PMID: 34326951

Alexandra King  
A call for action that cannot go to voicemail: Research activism to urgently improve Indigenous perinatal health and wellbeing. 
Women and Birth. 2021 Jul;34(4):303-305. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2021.03.011. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Alexandra King  and Kerri Schellenberg
Highly Elevated Prevalence of Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy in Indigenous Communities in Canada Due to a Founder Effect.  Neurology. Genetics. 2021 Jul 7;7(4):e607. doi: 10.1212/NXG.0000000000000607. eCollection 2021 Aug. PMID: 34250227

Siddharth Kogilwaimath 
Langue villeuse.  CMAJ. 2021 Jul 12;193(27):E1069-E1070. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.201559-f. PMID: 34253555 French.

Michael Levin
A Tripartite Knowledge Translation Program: Innovative Patient-Centered Approach to Clinical Research Participation for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis International. 2021 Jul 16;2021:5531693. doi: 10.1155/2021/5531693. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34327022.

Michael Levin
A Descriptive Correlational Study to Evaluate Three Measures of Assessing Upper Extremity Function in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis International. 2021 Jun 26;2021:5588335. doi:10.1155/2021/5588335. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34258067

Michael Levin
hnRNP A/B Proteins: An Encyclopedic Assessment of Their Roles in Homeostasis and Disease. Biology (Basel). 2021 Jul 24;10(8):712. doi: 10.3390/biology10080712.

Debra Morgan, and Andrew Kirk
A Scoping Review of Care Trajectories across Multiple Settings for Persons with Dementia.  Canadian Journal on Aging. 2021 Jul 12:1-25. doi: 10.1017/S0714980821000167. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34250881

Erika Penz
The impact of web-based and face-to-face simulation education programs on nurses' response to patient deterioration: A multi-site interrupted time series study.

Nurse Education Today. 2021 Jul;102:104939. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104939.

David Reid
The Association of Matrix Metalloproteinases With Acute Kidney Injury Following CPB-Supported Cardiac Surgery.  Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease. 2021 Jul 16;8:20543581211019640. doi: 10.1177/20543581211019640. eCollection 2021.

B Davis, D Cockcroft
Direct and indirect bronchoprovocation tests in dose-response studies of inhaled corticosteroids: Past, present, and future directions.
Allergy. 2021 Jun;76(6):1679-1692. doi: 10.1111/all.14658.

P Dehghani
Significance of ST-Segment elevation in V4R lead in patients with anterior myocardial infarction.  
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology. 2021 Jun 5:e12866. doi: 10.1111/anec.12866. Online ahead of print.

J Dosman, N Koehncke 
Intergenerational transfer of occupational risks on family farms. 
Journal of Rural Health. 2021 Jun 8. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12602.

D Goodridge
Perspectives on Palliative Care in COPD.
Chest. 2021 Jun;159(6):2133-2134. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.03.064.

D Goodridge, E PausJenssen 
Service providers' use of harm reduction approaches in working with older adults experiencing abuse: a qualitative study.
BMC Geriatrics. 2021 Jun 30;21(1):398. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02328-1.

B Graham 
Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations: Secondary Prevention of Stroke Update 2020.
The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2021 Jun 18:1-69. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2021.127. Online ahead of print.

C Karunanayake, M Fenton, R Skomro, S Kirychuk, N Koehncke, J Dosman 
Sleep deprivation in two Saskatchewan First Nation communities: a public health consideration. 
Sleep Medicine: X. 2021 Jun 2;3:100037. doi: 10.1016/j.sleepx.2021.100037.

M Levin 
Diagnostic Dilemma: An Atypical Case of Astrocytoma in a Patient with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
Neurology International. 2021 Jun 3;13(2):240-251. doi: 10.3390/neurolint13020025.

S Skinner
Liver health events: an indigenous community-led model to enhance HCV screening and linkage to care. Health Promotion International. 2021 Jun 13:daab074. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daab074. Online ahead of print.

Robert Skomro, Mark Fenton, and Josh Lawson
Activity of serum matrix metalloproteinase 9 in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Polish Archives of Internal Medicine. 2021 Jun 29;131(6):586-589. doi: 10.20452/pamw.16014. Epub 2021 May 28.

A Wong
Tobacco smoking and HIV-related immunologic and virologic response among individuals of the Canadian HIV Observational Cohort (CANOC). 
AIDS Care. 2021 Jun 1:1-10. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2021.1929813. Online ahead of print.

C Yeung
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cardiac Rehabilitation Delivery around the World.
Global Heart. 2021 Jun 10;16(1):43. doi: 10.5334/gh.939.

Payam Dehghani and Andrea Lavoie
Contemporary use of guideline-based higher potency P2Y12 receptor inhibitor therapy in patients with moderate-to-high risk non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Results from the Canadian ACS reflective II cross-sectional study.  
Clinical Cardiology. 2021 May 13. doi: 10.1002/clc.23618. Online ahead of print.

Sharyle Fowler
Increasing Prevalence and Stable Incidence Rates of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among First Nations: Population-Based Evidence From a Western Canadian Province.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2021 May 25:izab096. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izab096. Online ahead of print.

Donna Goodridge
Patient partners' perspectives of meaningful engagement in synthesis reviews: A patient-oriented rapid review.
Health Expectations. 2021 May 28. doi: 10.1111/hex.13279. Online ahead of print

Donna Goodridge
"What Is Right for Me, Is Not Necessarily Right for You": The Endogenous Factors Influencing Nonparticipation in Medical Assistance in Dying.
Quality Health Research. 2021 May 3:10497323211008843. doi: 10.1177/10497323211008843. Online ahead of print.

John Gordon
MC-100093, a novel β-lactam GLT-1 enhancer devoid of antimicrobial properties attenuates cocaine relapse in rats.
The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 2021 May 13:JPET-AR-2021-000532. doi: 10.1124/jpet.121.000532. Online ahead of print.

Joanne Kappel
Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj: a learning pathway to foster better Indigenous cultural competence in Canadian health research.
Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2021 May 18. doi: 10.17269/s41997-020-00468-2. Online ahead of print.

Alexandra King 
Wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the United States: A Systematic Review.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 May 28;18(11):5832. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18115832.

Veronica Marcoux
Travel Distance to Subspecialty Clinic and Outcomes in Patients with Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2021 May 25. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202102-216OC. Online ahead of print.

Mina Niazi
Combination antiretroviral therapy improves recurrent primary biliary cholangitis following liver transplantation.
Liver International. 2021 May 19. doi: 10.1111/liv.14964. Online ahead of print.

Jason Orvold
COVID-19 pandemic and coronary angiography for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, use of mechanical support and mechanical complications in Canada; a Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology national survey.
CJC Open. 2021 May 12. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.04.017. Online ahead of print

E Penz, CC Tyan
Development and Cost Analysis of a Lung Nodule Management Strategy Combining Artificial Intelligence and Lung-RADS for Baseline Lung Cancer Screening.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2021 May;18(5):741-751. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.11.014. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Bhanu Prasad
International Society of Nephrology Global Kidney Health Atlas: structures, organization, and services for the management of kidney failure in North America and the Caribbean.
Kidney International Supplement. 2021 May;11(2):e66-e76. doi: 10.1016/j.kisu.2021.01.001. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Kerri Schellenberg
A Phase 2, Double-Blind, Randomized, Dose-Ranging Trial Of Reldesemtiv In Patients With ALS. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2021 May;22(3-4):287-299. doi: 10.1080/21678421.2020.1822410. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

Omar Sultan
Canadian national electrophysiology ablation registry report 2011-2016.
BMC Health Services Research. 2021 May 6;21(1):435. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06441-0.

Rodney Zimmermann
COVID-19 pandemic and coronary angiography for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, use of mechanical support and mechanical complications in Canada; a Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology national survey.
CJC Open. 2021 May 12. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.04.017. Online ahead of print

Payam Dehghani 
COVID-19 in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021 Apr 6;77(13):1644-1655.  doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2021.02.023.

Payam Dehghani and Jay Shavadia
Initial Findings From the North American COVID-19 Myocardial Infarction Registry.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021 Apr 27;77(16):1994-2003. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.02.055.

Sharyle Fowler
Perspectives of health care use and access to care for individuals living with inflammatory bowel disease in rural Canada.
Rural and Remote Health. 2021 Apr;21(2):6358. doi: 10.22605/RRH6358. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

John Gordon
CD40 signalling augments IL-10 expression and the tolerogenicity of IL-10-induced regulatory dendritic cells. 
 PLoS One. 2021 Apr 1;16(4):e0248290. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248290. eCollection 2021.

Joanne Kappel
Defining the Scope of Knowledge Translation Within a National, Patient-Oriented Kidney Research Network.
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2021 Apr 8; 8:20543581211004803. doi: 10.1177/20543581211004803. eCollection 2021

Chandima Karunanayake, and Jim Dosman  
Prevalence of Hormone-Related Cancers (HRCs) at Two-Time Points in Rural Saskatchewan: The Saskatchewan Rural Health Study (SRHS).  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2021 Apr 1;63(4):e203-e214. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002161.

George Katselis  and Julian Tam 
Lipopolysaccharides induce a RAGE-mediated sensitization of sensory neurons and fluid hypersecretion in the upper airways.
Scientific Reports. 2021 Apr 16;11(1):8336. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-86069-6.

Shelley Kirychuk
Effects of elevated CO2 levels on lung immune response to organic dust and lipopolysaccharide.
Respiratory Research. 2021 Apr 9;22(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s12931-021-01700-4.

Shelley Kirychuck, Mark Fenton and James Dosman
Associations between Housing Factors and Respiratory Symptoms in Two Saskatchewan First Nations Communities. 
International Journal of  Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Apr 3;18(7):3744. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18073744.

Neils Koehncke
Radiation safety practices among Canadian equine veterinary workers during diagnostic procedures with portable X-ray equipment. 
Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2021 Apr;62(4):349-356.

Michael Levin
A Comprehensive Analysis of the Role of hnRNP A1 Function and Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disease. 
Frontier in Molecular Biosciences. 2021 Apr 12;8:659610. doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2021.659610. eCollection 2021.

Michael Levin
Dysfunctional RNA-binding protein biology and neurodegeneration in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in female mice. 
Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2020 Apr;98(4):704-717. doi: 10.1002/jnr.24554. Epub 2019 Nov 22.

Darcy Marciniuk
Dyspnoea and symptom burden in mild-moderate COPD: the Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Disease Study.
ERJ Open Research. 2021 Apr 19;7(2):00960-2020. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00960-2020. eCollection 2021 Apr.

Debra Morgan and Andrew Kirk
Family carers' narratives of the financial consequences of young-onset dementia.

Dementia (London). 2021 Apr 20:14713012211009341. doi: 10.1177/14713012211009341. Online ahead of print. 

Ilia Poliakov and Michael Levin
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Spinal Cord Lesions in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis in Saskatchewan, Canada.
International Journal of MS Care. 2021 Mar-Apr;23(2):47-52. doi: 10.7224/1537-2073.2019-081. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Kerri Schellenberg
A Canadian Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy Outcome Measures Toolkit: Results of a National Consensus using a Modified Delphi Method.

Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases. 2021 Apr 14. doi: 10.3233/JND-200617. Online ahead of print. 

Stuart Skinner
Hospital admissions and mortality due to complications of injection drug use in two hospitals in Regina, Canada: retrospective chart review.
Harm Reduction Journal. 2021 Apr 21;18(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s12954-021-00492-6.

Stuart Skinner
Hepatitis C Care and Elimination in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation: An Indigenous Community-Led Model.
Clinical Liver Disease 2021 Apr 27;17(4):320-325. doi: 10.1002/cld.1117. eCollection 2021 Apr.

Eric Sy
Evaluation of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation eligibility criteria for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients.

BMC Research Notes. 2021 Apr 15;14(1):139. doi: 10.1186/s13104-021-05564-1.

Alexander Wong
Estimating an individual-level deprivation index for HIV/HCV coinfected persons in Canada.
PLoS One. 2021 Apr 19;16(4):e0249836. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249836. eCollection 2021.

J Basran
Can facility-based transitional care improve patient flow? Lessons from four Canadian regions.
Healthcare Management Forum. 2021 Mar 10:840470421995934. doi: 10.1177/0840470421995934. [Online ahead of print]

C Cockcroft 
Assessment Of Ratio Of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate To Vital Capacity For Identifying Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Clinical and Investigative Medicine. 2021 Mar 21;44(1):E25-27. doi: 10.25011/cim.v44i1.35976.

P Dehghani
Case Selection During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Who Should Go to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory? Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2021;23(4):27. doi: 10.1007/s11936-020-00892-0. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

J Dosman  
Effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) gene polymorphisms on the association between smoking and lung function among workers in swine operations.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health A. 2021 Mar 15:1-17. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2021.1896404. [Online ahead of print]

J Gordon 
Regulatory Dendritic Cells, T Cell Tolerance, and Dendritic Cell Therapy for Immunologic Disease. Frontiers in Immunology. 2021 Mar 10;12:633436. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.633436. eCollection 2021.

H Haddad
Artificial intelligence to diagnose heart failure based on chest X-rays and potential clinical implications.  The Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021 Mar 2:S0828-282X(21)00119-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.02.016. [Online ahead of print].

N Hussein and T Arnason 
Capecitabine-induced hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state.
 BMJ Case Reports. 2021 Mar 24;14(3):e241109. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-241109.

A Kirk, C Karunanayake, and D Morgan 
What Happens to the Worried Well? Follow-up of Subjective Cognitive Impairment.
The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2021 Mar 9:1-25. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2021.39. [Online ahead of print]

S Kirychuk 
Pulmonary Inflammatory Response from Co-exposure to LPS and Glyphosate.
Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 2021 Mar 31:103651. doi: 10.1016/j.etap.2021.103651. [Online ahead of print]

J Lawson
The Frequency of Use and Harm Perception of Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs): The 2019 Cross-Sectional Survey among Medical Students from Poland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Mar 24;18(7):3381. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18073381.

M Levin 
Multiple Sclerosis-Associated hnRNPA1 Mutations Alter hnRNPA1 Dynamics and Influence Stress Granule Formation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021 Mar 12;22(6):2909. doi: 10.3390/ijms22062909.

Duane Lichtenwald
A case report of a localized reticular erythematous mucinosis like eruption of the lower legs mimicking cutaneous larvae migrans.
SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2021 Mar 23;9:2050313X211003075. doi: 10.1177/2050313X211003075. eCollection 2021.

B Prasad
Provider Perception of Frailty Is Associated with Dialysis Decision Making in Patients with Advanced CKD. Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology. 2021 Mar 26:CJN.12480720. doi: 10.2215/CJN.12480720. [Online ahead of print]

Ali Rajput and Alex Rajput 
Evolving resting head tremor in parkinsonism: Clinicopathological study of a case. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2021 Mar 13;86:1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2021.02.030. [Online ahead of print]

K Schellenberg 
Botulism-like Syndrome following Botulinum-A Injection for Hyperhidrosis and Fluroquinolone Use.
Canadian Journal of Neurological Science. 2021 Mar 9:1-7. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2021.36. [Online ahead of print]

Alex Wong 
Effectiveness and Renal Safety of Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate among Chronic Hepatitis B Patients: Real-World Study. Journal of Viral Hepatitis. 2021 Mar 22. doi: 10.1111/jvh.13500. [Online ahead of print]

Alex Wong
Salvage Therapy with Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir/Voxilaprevir in DAA-experienced Patients: Results from a Prospective Canadian Registry.
 Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2021 Mar 2:ciaa1510. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1510. [Online ahead of print]

Alexander Wong
Distinct Hepatitis B and HIV co-infected populations in Canada. J Viral Hepat. 2021 Mar;28(3):517-527. doi: 10.1111/jvh.13453. Epub 2021 Jan 2. 

S Fowler
An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience for Community Pharmacies Based on a Clinical Intervention Targeting Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
J Pharm Pract. 2021 Feb;34(1):51-57. doi: 10.1177/0897190019857410.

A King 
School-based interventions for preventing substance use in indigenous children ages 7-13: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2020 Feb 12;10(2):e034032. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034032.

DD Marciniuk
The Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the Heterogeneity of Risk Factors in the Canadian Population: Results from the Canadian Obstructive Lung Disease (COLD) Study.  International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2021 Feb 12;16:305-320. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S285338. eCollection 2021.

DD Marciniuk, DW Cockcroft, BE Davis
Characterising the Early and Late Asthmatic Response in the Allergen Inhalation Challenge. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2021 Feb3:S1081-1206(21)00091-0 [online ahead of print]

E Penz  
A randomized controlled trial investigating effects of an individualized pedometer driven walking program on chronic low back pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2021 Feb 19;22(1):206. doi: 10.1186/s12891-021-04060-8.

B Prasad 
Association of Physical Activity and Poor Health Outcomes in Patients With Advanced CKD. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2021 Feb 10:S0272-6386(21)00082-2. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.12.018. [Online ahead of print].

R Taylor-Gjevre and B Nair
Higher Mortality Rates Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Saskatchewan, Canada, 2001 - 1019. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2021 Feb17.  https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-021-00476-w [online ahead of print]

 

J Dosman, M Fenton, R Skomro, S Kirychuk and N Koehncke
Prevalence of Insomnia in Two Saskatchewan First Nation Communities.
Clocks & Sleep 2021 Jan 28;3(1):98-114.

D Goodridge
The current practice of social work in pain management: a scoping review on chronic disease.
Social Work in Health Care. 2021 Jan 23:1-16 [Online ahead of print]

D Morgan
Palliative and end-of-life care for people living with dementia in rural areas: A scoping review. PLoS One. 2021 Jan 14;16(1):e0244976.

E Penz and CA Tyan
Development and Cost Analysis of a Lung Nodule Management Strategy Combining Artificial Intelligence and Lung Reporting and Data Systems for Baseline Lung Cancer Screening.
Journal of the American College of Radiology 2021 Jan 19:S1546-1440(20)31357-0. [Online ahead of print]

E Sy
Transport time and mortality in critically ill patients with severe traumatic brain injury. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2021 Jan 12:1-25. [Online ahead of print] 

E Sy and S Zacharias
Esophageal Balloon-Directed Ventilator Management for Postpneumonectomy Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Case Reports in Critical Care  2021 Jan 15;2021:6678080

J Tellez-Zenteno
Practice Guidelines for Canadian Neurophysiology Laboratories During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2021 Jan;48(1):25-30.

S Wardell
Cryoablation or Drug Therapy for Initial Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. New England Journal of Medicine. 2021 Jan 28;384(4):305-315.

D Goodridge
Medical Assistance in Dying in health sciences curricula: A qualitative exploratory study. Canadian Medical Education Journal. 2020 Dec 7;11(6):e79-89. 

K Holfeld
A case of milker's nodules in Saskatchewan, Canada.
SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2020 Dec 27;8:2050313X20984118.

C Karunanayake, D Morgan 
The importance of organizational commitment in rural nurses' intent to leave.
Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2020 Dec;76(12):3398-3417. doi: 10.1111/jan.14536

Leis B, J De Villiers and J Orvold
Reducing Unnecessary Noninvasive Testing for Inpatients with Unstable Angina: The RUNIT Protocol. CJC Open. Dec 11, 2020 [online ahead of print]

V Marcoux
A cluster-based analysis evaluating the impact of comorbidities in fibrotic interstitial lung disease. Respiratory Research. 2020 Dec 7;21(1):322.

S Peermohamed
A case of multifocal cutaneous alternariosis in a patient with hairy cell leukemia
JAMMI - Official Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (utpjournals.press) Published online Dec 11, 2020.

B Prasad, and S Shah
Barriers to Peritoneal Dialysis in Saskatchewan Canada: Results From a Province-Wide Survey. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease. 2020 Dec 16;7:2054358120975545.

Alex Rajput 
Assessing the NOTCH2NLC GGC expansion in European patients with essential tremor.
Brain 2020 Dec 5;143(11):e89.

S Shah
An Environmental Scan and Evaluation of Home Dialysis Quality Indicators Currently Used in Canada.  Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2020 Dec 11;7:2054358120977391 [eCollection 2020]

E Sy
After-Hours/Nighttime Transfers Out of the Intensive Care Unit and Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2020 Dec 28:885066620984410[Online ahead of print].

H Ward
Family Presence in Long-Term Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Call to Action for Policy, Practice, and Research. Canadian Geriatric Journal. 2020 Dec1;23(4):355-339.

Alexander Wong
Long-acting cabotegravir and rilpivirine dosed every 2 months in adults with HIV-1 infection (ATLAS-2M), 48-week results: a randomised, multicentre, open-label, phase 3b, non-inferiority study. Lancet. 2020 Dec 9 [online ahead of print].

D Cockcroft and B Davis
Direct and indirect bronchoprovocation tests in dose-response studies of inhaled corticosteroids: Past, present, and future directions.
Allergy 2020 Nov 13 [online ahead of print]

R Dyck and J Dosman
Risk factors, incidence, and prevalence of diabetes among rural farm and non-farm residents of Saskatchewan, Canada; a population-based longitudinal cohort study.  Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders. 2020 Nov 23;19(2):1563-1582. E collection 2020 Dec

D Goodridge
Medical Assistance in Dying: Patients', Families', and Health Care Providers' Perspectives on Access and Care Delivery. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2020 Nov;23(11):1468-1477. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0509. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

D Goodridge, E Penz and J Lawson
The course of asthma: A population-based 10-year study examining asthma remission in children diagnosed with asthma in preschool.  Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020 Aug;55(8):1924-1935. 

H Haddad and J Shavadia
Antemortem diagnosis of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis in a patient with previously resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a case report.
European Heart Journal Case Rep. 2020 Aug 30;4(5):1-4.

G Hunter
EEG Attenuations in Adults: Clinical Correlates.  Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2020 Nov 13;1-10.  [Online ahead of print]

J Kappel and D Thomas
Management of Patients With Glomerulonephritis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations From the Canadian Society of Nephrology COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. Canadian Journal of Health and Disease. 2020 Nov 26:7 [Online ahead of print]

A King
Perspectives of Saskatchewan researchers and community members on HIV-1 strains circulating in Saskatchewan.
AIDS. 2020 Nov 1;34(13):1987-1989. 

N Koehncke
A 7-min video training intervention improves worker short-term radiation safety behavior during small animal diagnostic radiography.  Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound. 2020 Nov 25 [online ahead of print]

D Marciniuk 
Normative cardiopulmonary exercise test responses at the ventilatory threshold in Canadian adults aged 40-80 years. Chest 2020 Nov 17 [Online ahead of print]

Alex Rajput
Exome-wide rare variant analysis in familial essential tremor. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2020 Nov 24: 82;109-116. [Online ahead of print]

K Schellenberg
Canadian best practice recommendations for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2020 Nov 16;192(46)C E1453-E1468.

S Wardell
Cryoablation or Drug Therapy for Initial Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
New England Journal of Medicine. 2020 Nov 16 [online ahead of print]

Alexander Wong
Increased CD4 : CD8 ratio normalization with implementation of current ART management guidelines.  The journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2020 Nov 29 [online ahead of print]

T Bree, J De Villiers and B Leis
Acute Congestive Heart Failure in a Young Woman.  CJC Open. 2020 Oct 12;3(2):214-216. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2020.10.005. eCollection 2021 Feb.

R Dyck
Conngenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT): An Emerging Relationship With Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus Among First Nations and Non-First Nations People in Saskatchewan-Results From the DIP: ORRIIGENSS Project. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 2020 Oct 14:S1499-2671(20)30402-0. [Online ahead of print]

MA King
A Scoping Review of School-Based Indigenous Substance Use Prevention in Pre-teens (7-13 years).  Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention and Policy. 2020 Oct 1;15(1):74. 

D Morgan
Practitioner Empowerment, Older Adult Mistreatment, and Dementia. Canadian Journal on Aging. 2020 Oct 16;1-15

D Morgan
The importance of organizational commitment in rural nurses' intent to leave. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2020 Oct 13. [online ahead of print]

M Niazi
Can we Add the History of the Nonoperative Therapy of Varices to Other Success Chapters of Modern Medicine? Clinical Liver Disease. 2020 Oct7;16(Suppl 1):73-82  

J Shavadia
Statins and atherosclerotic cardiovascular outcomes in patients on incident dialysis and with atherosclerotic heart disease. American Heart Journal 2020 Oct 20. [online ahead of print]

R Skomro, M Fenton, J Lawson
Serum matrix metalloproteinase-2 as a predictor of level of hypoxemia and severity of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep and Breathing. 2020. Oct 1. 

J Tellez-Zenteno 
Development and validation of the Epilepsy Surgery Satisfaction Questionnaire (ESSQ-19).  Epliepsia. 2020 Dec;61(12):2729-2738. doi: 10.1111/epi.16709.  Epub 2020 Oct 16. 

R Asiniwasis
An atypical presentation of extensive centrofacial microcystic adnexal carcinoma responding to radiation: A case report and review of the literature. SAGE Open Meical Case Reports. 2020 Sept 26

P Dehghani
North American COVID-19 ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NACMI) registry: Rationale, design, and implications. American Heart Journal. 2020 Sept;227:11-18.

P Dehghani
Considerations for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic Perspectives from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Emerging Leader Mentorship (SCAI ELM) Members and Graduates. Catheterization and Cardiovasc Intervention. 2020 Sep 1;96(3):586-597.

James Dosman  
Longitudinal Changes in Prevalence of Colorectal Cancer in Farm and Non-Farm Residents of Saskatchewan. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2020 Sep;62(9):e485-e497. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001945.

M Fenton and J Tam
A Qualitative Study to Explore the Needs of Lung Transplant Caregivers.
Progress in Transplantation. 2020 Sep;30(3):243-248. doi: 10.1177/1526924820933842. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

J Gordon and JR Taylor-Gjevre
Clinical and associated inflammatory biomarker features predictive of short-term outcomes in non-systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2020 Sep 1;59(9):2402-2411.

H Haddad 
Canadian Real-World Experience of using Sacubitril/Valsartan in Patients with Heart failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: Insight from the PARASAIL Study. CJC Open 2020 Sept (2)5,344-353.

J Kappel
Management of Outpatient Hemodialysis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations from the Canadian Society of Nephrology COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease2020 Sep 11;7:2054358120938564.

A Lavoie and P Deghani
A Literature Review of Cannabis and Myocardial Infarction-What Clinicians May Not Be Aware Of. CJC Open. 2020 Sep 3;3(1):12-21

J Lawson
Divergent trend in the prevalence of asthma-lie symptoms and asthma in a developing country: three repeated surveys between 2002 and 2016. Allergologia et Immunopathologia (Madr). Sept-Oct 2020; 48(5) 475-483.

J Lawson
E-cigarette use among young adults in Poland: Prevalence and characteristics of e-cigarette users. Advances in Medical Sciences. 2020. Sept24;65(2):437-441.

R Mainra
A RAND-Modified Delphi on Key Indicators to Measure the Efficiency of Living Kidney Donor Candidate Evaluations. Clinical Journal of the Amercan Society of Nephrology. 2020 Sep 24:CJN.03780320.

V Marcoux 
Optimizing care for patients with interstitial lung disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, 2020 Sept 24.

V Marcoux
Practical Considerations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Chest. 2020 Sep;158(3):1069-1078.

W Olszynski
Long-term effectiveness and safety of infliximab, golimumab and golimumab-IV in rheumatoid arthritis patients from a Canadian prospective observational registry. BMC Rheumatology. 2020 Sep 19;4:46.

E Penz and D Goodridge
Key Highlights of the Canadian Thoracic Society's Position Statement on the Optimization of COPD Management During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Chest. 2020 Sep;158(3):869-872.

B Prasad
Frailty and the Kidney Transplant Wait List: Protocol for a Multicenter Prospective Study. 
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2020 Aug 26;7:2054358120951390.

Alex Rajput
Clinical Conditions "Suggestive of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy"-Diagnostic Performance. Movement Disorders. 2020 Sep 11. 

Ali Rajput
Professor Oleh Hornykiewicz, MD (1926-2020): Remembering the Father of the Modern Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and the Man. Movement Disorders. 2020 Sep 28.

K Schellenberg
A Phase 2, Double-Blind, Randomized, Dose-Rangin Trial of Reldesemtiv in Patients with ALS.  
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration. 2020 Sep 24:1-13.

A Shoker 
Case Studies of Clinical Hemodialysis Membranes: Influences of Membranes Morphology and Biocompatibility on Uremic Blood-Membrane Interactions and Inflammatory Biomarkers. Scientific Reports 2020. Sept 9; 10 (1-18).

A Shoker
A Case Study of Poly (aryl ether sulfone) Hemodialysis Membrane Interactions with Human Blood: Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Experimental Analyses. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2020 Sep 8;197:105742. 

S Skinner
Wellness Wheel Mobile Outreach Clinic: A Community-Led Care Model Improving Access to Care in Indigenous Communities. Annals of Family Medicine. 2020 Sep;18(5):466.

A Wong
Hepatitis C virus infection characteristics and treatment outcomes in Canadian immigrants.
  BMC Public Health. 2020 Sept 3;20(1):1345.

Y Zhan 
Examining the impact of inducible ischemia on myocardial fibrosis and exercise capacity in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Scientific Reports. 2020 Sep 29;10(1):15977.

Y Zhan 
Natural History of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation Quantified by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
  Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020 Sep 15;76(11):1291-1301

Y Zhan
Risks of Incident Cardiovascular Disease Associated With Concomitant Elevations in Lipoprotein(a) and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol-The Framingham Heart Study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2020 Sep 15;9(18):e014711.

Research Faculty

The Department of Medicine includes a dynamic and active research community in Saskatoon and Regina, and many of our researchers are involved in collaborative projects with other departments. Residents, Masters and PhD students have the opportunity to learn from the best in clinical and lab settings.

Please check out the research interests of our faculty below. If you would like to add your research interests to this list, please fill out the Faculty Information Update and return to our research facilitator, Ozlem Sari at ozlem.sari@usask.ca.

Division

Faculty Member

Nature of Research

Supervises Students

Focus of Research

 

 

Key to Nature of Research

A – Biomedical   B – Clinical   C – Quality Assurance

D – Health Services   E – Social, Cultural, Environment and Population

 

Cardiology

Andrea Lavoie

A,B,C,D,

Residents - Regina

Interventional cardiology, antiplatelets, women's cardiac health, intravascular imaging, spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), congestive heart failure (CHF)

Cardiology

Colin Yeung

A,B,C,D,E, 

Masters
Residents -Regina

Cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology, cardiovascular risk reduction, dyslipidemia, heart failure, exercise stress testing, quality improvement and health outcomes

CCHSA 

Roland Dyck

B, E

 

The epidemic of diabetes and its complications among Indigenous peoples.

CCHSA 

George Katselis

A, B, E

Masters, PhD

Biomedical Aspects of Human Health.  Use of Mass Spectrometry-based techniques for: Clinical Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Lipidomics; Biomarker Analysis (Discovery and Validation); Structural Characterization of Proteins (e.g. Protein-Protein Interactions, Post-translational Modifications of Proteins); Environmental, Agricultural, Rural and Occupational Health Applications; Pharmaceutical Analysis; Analytical Instrumentation Chemistry.

CCHSA

Shelley Kirychuk

A,E

Masters
PhD

My primary area of research is occupational hygiene, that is, the study of exposures and health. My primary focus is respiratory exposures and health, particularly in rural and agricultural populations including agricultural workplaces and rural living exposures. My research is both bench based immunology and animal studies as well as population based exposure assessment studies.

CCHSA - Occupational Medicine

Niels Koehncke

A,E

Masters, Residents

I am a specialist in Occupational Medicine. My general interest is in occupational exposures and health outcomes. Currently my focus is on agricultural injuries and exposures as well as radiation protection and personal protective equipment use. I have previously done work in potash mining (analyzing spirometry). I also have interest in occupational noise exposure, aviation and aerospace medicine, and mental health in the workplace.

CCHSA

Angelica
Lang

A,B

Masters,
PhD

My research focus is to improve musculoskeletal health and quality of life, particularly for those with upper limb dysfunction and in rural Saskatchewan communities. My research aims to determine how biomechanics are related to work demands and musculoskeletal injuries to guide return-to-work and ergonomic interventions.

CCHSA

Joshua Lawson

B,D,E

Masters, PhD,

My primary areas of interest are pediatric asthma and respiratory epidemiology but I am also interested in various aspects of child health, lung health, and rural health. The majority of my research program is focused on the urban-rural gradient and the reasons for geographic variation in childhood asthma. 
I have been involved in population based studies as well as studies using large administrative and research based database studies.

CCHSA

Debra Morgan

D

PhD, 
Postdoctoral Fellows

My research is focused on health service delivery for individuals living with dementia in rural and remote settings.  In collaboration with rural primary healthcare teams we have designed and implemented interdisciplinary rural primary health care memory clinics for assessment, diagnosis, and ongoing management of dementia. Clinics are operating in four rural communities with another implementing a clinic this fall, with plans to continue scaling up.  We are evaluating patient and family perspectives, impact on quality of life, and impact on use of best practices by health care providers. 

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Terra Arnason

A,B,C

No graduate studies positions available.

Welcomes involvement with Resident research.

Wet bench research focuses on elucidation of molecular pathways critical to the development and maintenance of drug-resistant breast cancer, using cell line and xenotransplant models. I also study the influences on molecular longevity via stress pathways and nutritional/energy stresses.
Recent clinical research includes assessment of bone microarchitectural changes during hyperthyroid states and post treatment, using high resolution microCT.
Current QA research is quantitating the impact of DKA order set use on patient outcomes.
I am leading the extension phase of a first in human/first in patient Phase I/II drug trial as one of four global study centres.

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Gundar Caspar-Bell

B,C

Residents

Thyroid, Pituitary, Diabetes

Gastroenterology  Sanchit Bhasin

 

E

Residents

 

 Gastroenterology

 Tom Guzowski

 E

 Residents

Education research centred around teaching clinical ultrasound. 

General Internal Medicine 

Jarol Boan

A,B,C,D,E

Residents - Regina

Indigenous health, Quality indicators for patient care

General Internal Medicine 

Jonathan Dean 

A, E

Residents 

Postgraduate medical education research with a focus on feedback in the workplace, workplace environment, and competency-based medical education. Also supervise clinical quality improvement research.

General Internal Medicine

Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness

Alexandra King

B,D,E

Masters
PhD

Dr. King’s practice is grounded in Indigenous philosophy, with a focus on care for HIV/AIDS, HCV and related conditions, for which First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people bear a disproportionate burden. She is a Principal Investigator on various Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research grants related to Indigenous people and HIV, HCV and co-infections.
Other research interests include Indigenous wellness and Indigenous research ethics. She is revisioning an Indigenous version of community-based research that is centred on Indigenous ancestral wisdom and lived experience, and Indigenous research philosophies and methodologies. Similarly, she cocreates intervention research that is grounded in Indigenous epistemology, culture and wellness. 

 

General Internal Medicine 

Michael Prystajecky

A,B,C,D

Residents 

My main research focus is in perioperative medicine. I am the local principal investigator for the POISE-3 clinical trial and a co-investigator for a virtual care implementation study. I also have a research interest in interprofessional collaboration and am involved in several quality improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing care delivery in the inpatient internal medicine context.

General Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine 

Eric Sy

A,B,C,D,E

Masters Residents - Regina

The focus of my research is in the area of critical care medicine, particularly related to health systems improvement and transitions in care from the ICU.  Additionally, I have an interest in studying acute respiratory distress syndrome and its associated management including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and mechanical ventilation.

General Internal Medicine 

Sabira Valiani

B, C

Residents

Critical Care/ICU, Patient and family centered care, Communication, End-of-life care, Ethics

Infectious Diseases

Shaqil Peermohamed

B,C,D,E

Residents

 

Antimicrobial stewardship, patient safety, quality improvement, implementation science

Infectious Diseases

Alex Wong

B,C,D

Residents - Regina

My primary research interests include the epidemiology of and optimizing clinical outcomes for persons with HIV and viral hepatitis, including HBV and HCV. We work with heavily marginalized persons, including those who are incarcerated, those who use injection drugs, and those with concurrent addictions and mental health challenges. All of our work is focused towards achieving HIV and HCV elimination in the province of Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole.

Infectious Diseases

Beverly Wudel 

B

Residents

I have been working to establish a clinical database of HIV patients receiving care in Saskatoon for the purposes of quality assurance and improving clinical care.

I will be participating as a sub-investigator on Phase I Clinical Trial of COVAC-2

Nephrology 

Joanne Kappel

C,E

PhD

1. Indigenous patient education about kidney health and treatment options - focus groups and co-development of culturally appropriate educational tools.
2. Patient reported outcome measures in kidney health with the goal to develop interventions to improve symptom management.
3. Symptom and frailty assessment in hemodialysis patients longitudinally with the goal to develop interventions to improve frailty.

Nephrology

Rahul Mainra

B

 

Primarily research on kidney transplant patients for listed patients. Topics include education around transplantation and the role of CV screening.

Nephrology

Bhanu Prasad

B,C,D,E

Residents - Regina

Use of renal denervation in loin pain hematuria.
Bone health in CKD.
Home dialysis

Nephrology

Bonnie Richardson

B,C,D,E

Residents - Regina

Indigenous health, Nephrology, Quality Improvement

Nephrology 

Sachin Shah

B, C

Residents 

Dialysis

Nephrology

Rod Stryker

B,C,D,E

PhD

Clinical research in patients with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and home based dialysis.

Nephrology

Davina Tai

C

Masters, PhD, Residents

Hemodialysis, CKD/ESRD, Vascular Access

Neurology

Brett Graham

B,C

Residents

My research focuses on emerging acute stroke treatments, secondary stroke prevention, and the use of simulation training in the setting of acute stroke.

Neurology

Gary Hunter

B,C,D,E

Masters

Residents

Research interests include acute stroke treatment, neurocritical care and continuous EEG monitoring in ICU, epilepsy, and neuroprognostication after cardiac arrest. 

Neurology

Andrew Kirk

A,B,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

Cognitive neurology and rural dementia care.

Neurology

Michael Levin

A,B

Masters, PhD

The long-term goal of research in the Levin Lab is to better understand the cause of neurodegeneration, a salient feature and cause of permanent disability in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. For over 20 years, we have studied the function of RNA binding protein heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A1 (‘A1’), with a focus on ‘M9’. M9 is A1’s nucleocytoplasmic transport domain and is required for transport of A1 between the nucleus and cytoplasm. Using molecular, in vitro and in vivo techniques, we examine potential mechanisms of neurodegeneration in MS resulting from A1 dysfunction caused by mutations within and autoimmunity against M9.

Neurology

Ilia Poliakov

B,C,E

Masters

My research interest revolve around clinical informatics and the use of data and technology in medicine. In regards to MS, this include real world effectiveness data and novel patient reported outcomes.

Neurology

Alex Rajput

A,B 

Masters, Residents

My primary research interest is in Parkinson's disease and other parkinsonian conditions, essential tremor, and dystonia. I am involved in both clinical and basic science research with local, national and international collaborators.  A My major research focus is on clinicopathological correlations including protein, biochemical and genetic analysis with his basic science colleagues. I was trained in frozen brain tissue processing by Dr. Oleh Hornykiewicz in 2000, which has allowed for much more widespread collaborations.

Neurology Ali H. Rajput A,B Residents Movement disorders-Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia etc. Clinical: brain autopsy, clinical trials, multiple collaborators around the world ranging from pathology biochemistry to molecular genetics based on our detailed clinical,videos and pathology data and brain specimens. It is widely recognized as the best program of this kind in the world.

Neurology

Kerri Schellenberg

A,B,C,E

Residents

Neuromuscular diseases with primary focus on Motor neuron disease such as ALS and Spinobulbar Muscular Atophy. 

Neurology 

Christopher Voll 

B

Residents 

Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Donald Cockcroft

A,B,C,D

Honours Physiology,  Masters, PhD, Residents

Asthma, and airway responsiveness
Bronchoprovocation with allergen methacholine etc.
Pharmacologic Rx of asthma.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Beth Davis

B

Masters, PhD

Our lab focuses on asthma treatments, mechanisms and testing methodologies using bronchoprovocation techniques such as methacholine and allergen inhalation challenges.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Mark Fenton 

A,B,C,D

Masters, Residents 

Sleep Medicine, Indigenous Health, Respiratory Health, Transplantation

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Donna Goodridge

B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD.

 

Health services improvement in advanced chronic illness, particularly COPD, using qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches; health literacy, aging, mindful self-compassion as an intervention for patients and caregivers.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

John Gordon

A

Masters, PhD.

Use of regulatory dendritic cell for induction of tolerance in animal models of allergic and autoimmune disease, as well as with cells from individuals with allergies or autoimmune diseases. Characterization of the operative mechanisms and outcomes.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Brian Graham

A,C

 

Development of international technical standards for spirometry and diffusing capacity. Development of normal reference values for pulmonary function tests. Translational research on implementation of standards for pulmonary function tests. Modelling of gas exchange in the lung.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Vernon Hoeppner

A,B,C,E

Masters, PhD

Tuberculosis - reinfection, contact tracing, determinants of TB rates, epidemiology, determinants of TB transmission, risk factors for skin test positive people progressing to TB

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine 

Darcy Marciniuk 

A,B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD

COPD; Exercise phsyiology in health and disease, Knowledge transfer, Pulmonary rehabilitation

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Veronica Marcoux

B,C,E

Residents

Interstitial lung disease

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Erika Penz

B,C,D

Masters, PhD, Residents

General Respirology, COPD, Sarcoidosis, Health Economics

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Robert Skomro

A,B,D

Masters, PhD, Residents 

Sleep disorders, Sleep apnea, Patient care pathways, Knowledge translation

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Chung-Chun (Anderson) Tyan

A,B,C

PhD,
Residents

I am currently leading an inter-disciplinary team to design, prototype and validate a novel bronchoscopic biopsy tool. I also collaborate with local and national research groups to advance the field of interventional pulmonary medicine.
Active projects include exploring the use of artificial intelligence in detecting pulmonary malignancy in CT scans, advanced bronchoscopic procedure registry, and literature review to assess quality indicators in bronchoscopic procedures.
I am part of the quality improvement committee within the department of medicine where we promote and plan for quality improvement initiatives.

Rheumatology

Bindu Nair

B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

My research interests include inflammatory arthritis, comorbidity, rheumatic disease epidemiology and health services research.

Rheumatology 

Wojciech Olszynski

A,B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

Osteoporosis and arthritis studies, fibromyalgia

Rheumatology

Jodi Reis

A,B,C,D,E

Residents

Osteoporosis, Spondyloarthritis, Quality assurance, models of care, Inflammatory arthritis 

Rheumatology

Regina Taylor-Gjevre

B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

Rheumatoid arthritis, comorbidities, epidemiology, health care service delivery

Research Resources

Research in the Department of Medicine is facilitated by a Research Committee headed by Dr. Josh Lawson and a research facilitator, Dr. Ozlem Sari

Ozlem Sari, PhD - Research Facilitator

Ozlem supports faculty by

  • Identifying research funding sources and opportunities
  • Assisting in application and proposal development, including advice in budgeting and project management,
  • Review and editing of funding applications or manuscripts for publication,
  • Identifying potential research collaborators and resources,
  • Helping junior researchers form appropriate mentoring relationships towards establishing a strong research career

If you have any research related questions, contact:

Ozlem Sari, PhD
Research Facilitator
Room 1230 Health Sciences E-Wing
306-966-6648

Ozlem Sari

Research Events

Dept. of Medicine Research Lunch & Learn Series

Back October 1, 2021 - Research supports for the Department of Medicine 


If you have any suggestions for topics or would like to present your research, please contact our Research Facilitator at ozlem.sari@usask.ca.