Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee.

Caesarean Delivery Rate Review

Includes bibliographical references. 'A caesarean delivery is a surgical procedure to deliver 1 or more babies. It can be done when a vaginal delivery would be risky for the mother or baby. There are concerns that the mother and/or the baby may have serious complications from a caesarean delivery. It is important to know what factors increase the chance of having a caesarean delivery. It is also important to know how many caesarean deliveries are done in Ontario.

Capsule Endoscopy in the Assessment of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Includes bibliographical references. 'Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) is defined as persistent or recurrent bleeding associated with negative findings on upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic evaluations. The diagnosis and management of patients with OGIB is particularly challenging because of the length and complex loops of the small intestine. Capsule endoscopy (CE) is 1 diagnostic modality that is used to determine the etiology of bleeding'--Background. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Mar. 5, 2015.

Capsule Endoscopy in the Assessment of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Includes bibliographical references. 'Small-bowel capsule endoscopy is a tool used to visualize the small bowel to identify the location of bleeds in obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). Capsule endoscopy is currently funded in Ontario in cases where there has been a failure to identify a source of bleeding via conventional diagnostic procedures. In Ontario, capsule endoscopy is a diagnostic option for patients whose findings on esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, and push enteroscopy have been negative (i.e., the source of bleeding was not found).'--Background.

Composite Tissue Transplant of Hand or Arm

Includes bibliographical references. 'Injuries to arms and legs following severe trauma can result in the loss of large regions of tissue, disrupting healing and function and sometimes leading to amputation of the damaged limb. People experiencing amputations of the hand or arm could potentially benefit from composite tissue transplant, which is being performed in some countries. Currently, there are no composite tissue transplant programs in Canada.'--Background. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: July 18, 2016.

Composite Tissue Transplant of Hand or Arm

Includes bibliographical references. 'Injuries to arms and legs following severe trauma can result in the loss of large regions of tissue, disrupting healing and function and sometimes leading to amputation of the damaged limb. People experiencing amputations of the hand or arm could potentially benefit from composite tissue transplant, which is being performed in some countries. Currently, there are no composite tissue transplant programs in Canada.'--Background. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: July 18, 2016.

Educational Intervention in End-of-Life Care

Includes bibliographical references. 'End-of-life care is complicated. It is important for health care providers, other care givers, and patients nearing the end of life to know what options are available for end-of-life care. This review looks at whether education helps make things better for patients nearing the end of life, as well as for their caregivers. We found that education improved patients' symptom control and caregivers' quality of life.

Effect of Increased Intensity of Physiotherapy on Patient Outcomes After Stroke

Includes bibliographical references. 'After stroke, impairment of the upper and lower limb can limit patients' motor function and ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Physiotherapy (PT) is an established clinical practice for stroke patients, playing an important role in improving limb function. Recently, several randomized trials have evaluated the effect of higher-intensity physiotherapy (increased duration and/or frequency) on patients' functional ability.'--Background.

Effect of Increased Intensity of Physiotherapy on Patient Outcomes After Stroke

Includes bibliographical references. 'Functional improvements have been seen in stroke patients who have received an increased intensity of physiotherapy. This requires additional costs in the form of increased physiotherapist time.'--Background. Subject(s): Cerebrovascular disease - Patients - Rehabilitation - Ontario., Cerebrovascular disease - Rehabilitation - Ontario. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Mar. 16, 2015.

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