Feature Publications

Below are feature publications that highlight the hard work and abilities of our team. 

Dr. Kirsten Fiest

Dr. Kirsten Fiest is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Community Health Sciences and Pyschiatry at the University of Calgary. Below is a list of publications which highlight the scope of her research program. 


Validation of Caregiver-Centered Delirium Detection Tools: A Systematic Review

Rosgen B, Krewulak K, Demiantschuk D, Ely EW, Davidson JE, Stelfox HT, Fiest KM. Validation of Caregiver-Centered Delirium Detection Tools: A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc 2018 (Epub ahead of print). 

Validation of Caregiver-Centered Delirium Detection Tools: A Systematic Review.

Prevalence of Depression in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Ismail Z, Elbayoumi H, Fischer CE, Hogen DB, Millikin CP, Schweizer T, Mortby ME, Smith EE, Patten SB, Fiest KM. Prevalence of Depression in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry 2017;74:58-67. 

Prevalence of Depression in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Depression in epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Fiest KM, Dykeman J, Patten SB, Wiebe S, Kaplan GG, Maxwell CJ, Bulloch AG, Jette N. Depression in epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology 2013;80:590-9. 

Depression in epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Outcomes of Ethics Consultations in Adult ICUs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Au SS, Couillard P, Roze des Ordons A, Fiest KM, Lorenzetti DL, Jette N. Outcomes of Ethics Consultations in Adult ICUs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med 2018;46:799-808. 

Outcomes of Ethics Consultations in Adult ICUs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Dr. Daniel Niven

Dr. Daniel Niven is an intensive care physician and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine, and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Below is a list of publications which highlight the scope of his research program. 


Reproducibility of clinical research in critical care: a scoping review

Niven DJ, McCormick JT, Straus SE, Hemmelgarn BR, Jeffs LP, Barnes TRM, Stelfox HT. Reproducibility of Clinical Research in Critical Care: A Scoping Review. BMC Medicine 2018;16(1):26

Reproducibility of clinical research in critical care: a scoping review

Accuracy of peripheral thermometers for estimating temperature: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Niven DJ, Gaudet JE, Laupland KB, Mrklas KJ, Roberts DJ, Stelfox HT. Accuracy of Peripheral Thermometers for Estimating Temperature: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2015;163(10):768-777

Accuracy of peripheral thermometers for estimating temperature: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Effect of published scientific evidence on glycemic control in adult intensive care units

Niven DJ, Rubenfeld GD, Kramer AA, Stelfox HT. The Effect of Published Scientific Evidence on Glycemic Control in Adult Intensive Care Units. JAMA Intern Med 2015;175(5): 801-809

Effect of published scientific evidence on glycemic control in adult intensive care units

Towards understanding the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices: a scoping review.

Niven DJ, Mrklas KM, Holodinsky JK, Straus SE, Hemmelgarn BR, Jeffs LP, Stelfox HT. Towards Understanding the De-adoption of Low-value Clinical Practices: A Scoping Review. BMC Med 2015;13:255

Towards understanding the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices: a scoping review.

Assessment of the safety and feasibility of administering antipyretic therapy in critically ill adults: a pilot randomized clinical trial

Niven DJ, Stelfox HT, Leger C, Kubes P, Laupland KB. Assessment of the Safety and Feasibility of Administering Anti-pyretic Therapy in Critically Ill Adults: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. J Crit Care 2013;28:296-302 (Epub Oct 24, 2012)

Assessment of the safety and feasibility of administering antipyretic therapy in critically ill adults: a pilot randomized clinical trial

Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh

Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary. Below is a list of publications which highlight the scope of her research program. 


Protocol to describe the analysis of text-based communication in medical records for patients discharged from intensive care to hospital ward.

Parsons Leigh J, Brown K, Buchner D, Stelfox HT. Protocol to describe the analysis of text-based communication in medical records for patients discharged from intensive care to hospital ward. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012200. 

Protocol to describe the analysis of text-based communication in medical records for patients discharged from intensive care to hospital ward.

Developing a framework to guide the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices in acute care medicine: a study protocol.

Parsons Leigh J, Niven DJ, Boyd JM, Stelfox HT. Developing a framework to guide the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices in acute care medicine: a study protocol. BMC Health Serv Res 2017; 17:54. 

Developing a framework to guide the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices in acute care medicine: a study protocol.

Continuity of Care for Complex Medical Patients: How Far Do We Go?

Parsons Leigh J, Stelfox HT. Continuity of Care for Complex Medical Patients: How Far Do We Go? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2017; 195:1414-1416. 

Continuity of Care for Complex Medical Patients: How Far Do We Go?

Transfers from intensive care unit to hospital ward: a multicentre textual analysis of physician progress notes.

Brown KN, Leigh JP, Kamran H, Bagshaw SM, Fowler RA, Dodek PM, Turgeon AF, Forster AJ, Lamonagne F, Soo A, Stelfox HT. Transfer from intensive care unit to hospital ward: a multicentre textual analysis of physician progress notes. Crit Care 2018;22:19. 

Transfers from intensive care unit to hospital ward: a multicentre textual analysis of physician progress notes.

Patient, family and provider experiences with transfers from intensive care unit to hospital ward: a multicentre qualitative study

De Grood C, Parsons Leigh J, Bagshaw SM, Dodek PM, Fowler RA, Forster AJ, Boyd JM, Stelfox HT. Patient, family and provider experiences with transfers from intensive care unit to hospital ward: a multicentre qualitative study. CMAJ 2018;190:E669-E676. 

Patient, family and provider experiences with transfers from intensive care unit to hospital ward: a multicentre qualitative study

Dr. Thomas Stelfox

Dr. Thomas Stelfox is a Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Below is a list of publications which highlight the scope of his research program. 


Financial Relationships between Organizations That Produce Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Biomedical Industry: A Cross-Sectional Study

Campsall P, Colizza K, Straus S, Stelfox HT. Financial Relationships between Organizations That Produce Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Biomedical Industry: A Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS Med 2016;13(5):e1002029. 

Financial Relationships between Organizations That Produce Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Biomedical Industry: A Cross-Sectional Study.

A multi-center prospective cohort study of patient transfers from the intensive care unit to the hospital ward

Stelfox HT, Leigh JP, Dodek PM, Turgeon AF, Forster AJ, Lamontagne F, Fowler RA, Soo A, Bagshaw SM. A multi-center prospective cohort study of patient transfers from the intensive care unit to the hospital ward. Intensive Care Med 2017;43:1485-1494. 

A multi-center prospective cohort study of patient transfers from the intensive care unit to the hospital ward

Intensive care unit bed availability and outcomes for hospitalized patients with sudden clinical deterioration

Stelfox HT, Hemmelgarn BR, Bagshaw SM, Gao S, Doig CJ, Nijssen-Jordan C, Manns B. Intensive care unit bed availability and outcomes for hospitalized patients with sudden clinical deterioration. Arch Intern Med 2012;172:467-74. 

Intensive care unit bed availability and outcomes for hospitalized patients with sudden clinical deterioration

Conflict of interest in the debate over calcium-channel antagonists.

Stelfox HT, Chua G, O'Rourke K, Detsky AS. Conflict of interest in the debate over calcium-channel antagonists. N Engl J Med 1998;338:101-6.

Conflict of interest in the debate over calcium-channel antagonists.

Safety of patients isolated for infection control.

Stelfox HT, Bates DW, Redelmeier DA. Safety of patients isolated for infection control. JAMA 2003;290:1899-905. 

Safety of patients isolated for infection control.

Stephana Cherak

Stephana Cherak is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Below is a list of publications which highlight the scope of her research to date. 


Quantitative meta-analysis of maternal prenatal salivary cortisol and newborn birthweight does not identify effect of fetal sex

Cherak SJ, Malebranche ME, Wynne-Edwards K, Williamson T, Giesbrecht GF. Pyschoneuroendocrinology. 2019;106:117-121. 

Quantitative meta-analysis of maternal prenatal salivary cortisol and newborn birthweight does not identify effect of fetal sex

The effect of gestational period on the association between maternal prenatal salivary cortisol and birth weight: A systematic review & meta-analysis

Cherak SJ, Giesbrecht GF, Metcalfe A, Ronksley PE, Malebranche ME. Pyschoneuroendocrinology. 2018; 94: 49-62.

The effect of gestational period on the association between maternal prenatal salivary cortisol and birth weight: A systematic review & meta-analysis

Assembly pathway of a bacterial complex iron sulfur molybdoenzyme.

Cherak SJ, Turner RJ. Biomol Concepts. 2017;8(3-4):155-167.

Assembly pathway of a bacterial complex iron sulfur molybdoenzyme.

Dr. Karla Krewulak

Dr. Krewulak is a Senior Research Associate with the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary. Below is a list of publications which highlight the scope of her research to date. 


Feasibility and acceptability of family administration of delirium detection tools in the intensive care unit: a patient-oriented pilot study

Krewulak KD, Sept BG, Stelfox HT, Ely EW, Davidson JE, Ismail Z, Fiest KM.

CMAJ Open. 2019 Apr 26;7(2):E294-E299. 

Feasibility and acceptability of family administration of delirium detection tools in the intensive care unit: a patient-oriented pilot study

Incidence and Prevalence of Delirium Subtypes in an Adult ICU: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Krewulak KD, Stelfox HT, Leigh JP, Ely EW, Fiest KM.

Crit Care Med. 2018 Dec;46(12):2029-2035.

Incidence and Prevalence of Delirium Subtypes in an Adult ICU: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Cherri Zhang

Cherri Zhang is a Data Analyst in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary. Below is a list of publications which highlight the scope of her research to date. 


Trends and projections of universal health coverage indicators in Ghana, 1995-2030: A national and subnational study.

Zhang C, Rahman MS, Rahman MM, Yawson AE, Shibuya K. PLoS One. 2019 May 22;14(5):e0209126.

 

Trends and projections of universal health coverage indicators in Ghana, 1995-2030: A national and subnational study

Household air pollution from cooking and risk of adverse health and birth outcomes in Bangladesh: a nationwide population-based study

Khan MN, Zhang C, Mofizul Islam M, Islam MR, Rahman MM. Environ Health. 2017 Jun 13;16(1):57.

Household air pollution from cooking and risk of adverse health and birth outcomes in Bangladesh: a nationwide population-based study

Inequalities in financial risk protection in Bangladesh: an assessment of universal health coverage

Islam MR, Rahman MS, Islam Z, Zhang C, Sultana P, Rahman MM. Int J Equity Health. 2017 Apr 4;16(1):59.

Inequalities in financial risk protection in Bangladesh: an assessment of universal health coverage