1. Postoperative mortality 90 days after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy and retropubic radical prostatectomy: a nationwide population-based study.

    BJU International 118(2):302 (2016) PMID 26762928 PMCID PMC4942403

    To assess 90-day postoperative mortality after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP) and retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) using nationwide population-based registry data. We conducted a cohort study using the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden, including 22 344 ...
  2. Immediate versus delayed prostatectomy: Nationwide population-based study (.).

    Scandinavian Journal of Urology 50(4):246 (2016) PMID 27067998 PMCID PMC4979613

    The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of immediate versus delayed radical prostatectomy (RP) in men with low-grade prostate cancer. The study included a nationwide population-based cohort in the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden, of 7608 men with clinically localized, biopsy...
  3. Evaluation of the 2015 Gleason Grade Groups in a Nationwide Population-based Cohort.

    European Urology 69(6):1135 (2016) PMID 26707871 PMCID PMC4909574

    New five-tiered Gleason grade groups (GGGs) were recently proposed, in which Gleason 6 is GGG 1, Gleason 3+4 is GGG 2, Gleason 4+3 is GGG 3, Gleason 8 is GGG 4, and Gleason 9-10 is GGG 5. To examine the performance of the new GGGs in men with prostate cancer from a nationwide population-based co...
  4. Association between baseline serum glucose, triglycerides and total cholesterol, and prostate cancer risk categories.

    Cancer Medicine 5(6):1307 (2016) PMID 26923095 PMCID PMC4924389

    Lifestyle-related risk factors such as hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia have been associated with several cancers. However, studies exploring their link with prostate cancer (PCa) clinicopathological characteristics are sparse and inconclusive. Here, we investigated the associations between serum ...
  5. Population-based study of long-term functional outcomes after prostate cancer treatment.

    BJU International 117(6B):E36 (2016) PMID 25959859 PMCID PMC4637260

    To evaluate long-term urinary, sexual and bowel functional outcomes after prostate cancer treatment at a median (interquartile range) follow-up of 12 (11-13) years. In this nationwide, population-based study, we identified 6 003 men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer (clinical local stage ...
  6. Reply.

    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 137(5):1622 (2016) PMID 26971693

  7. Relationship Between Disease Characteristics and Oral Radiologic Findings in Systemic Sclerosis: Results From a Canadian Oral Health Study.

    Arthritis Care And Research 68(5):673 (2016) PMID 26413925

    Systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma) is associated with a wide periodontal ligament (PDL) and mandibular erosions. We investigated the clinical correlates of SSc with these radiologic abnormalities. Subjects from the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group cohort underwent detailed radiologic exami...
  8. Risk of malignant melanoma in men with prostate cancer: Nationwide, population-based cohort study.

    International Journal of Cancer 138(9):2154 (2016) PMID 26662367

    An increased risk of malignant melanoma has been observed in men with prostate cancer. To assess potential shared risk factors and confounding factors, we analysed risk of melanoma in men with prostate cancer including information on tumor characteristics and demographics including socioeconomic...
  9. Validity of the youth assessment and screening instrument: A juvenile justice tool incorporating risks, needs, and strengths.

    Law and Human Behavior 40(2):182 (2016) PMID 26752015

    The primary purpose of this study is to introduce the Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI; Orbis Partners, 2000), which is a comprehensive assessment protocol gauging a range of risks, needs, and strengths associated with criminal conduct in juvenile populations. Applied to a sample ...
  10. How to Attract Trainees, a Pan-Canadian Perspective: Phase 1 of the "Training the Rheumatologists of Tomorrow" Project.

    Journal of Rheumatology 43(4):788 (2016) PMID 26932343

    To identify what learners and professionals associated with rheumatology programs across Canada recommend as ways to attract future trainees. Data from online surveys and individual interviews with participants from 9 rheumatology programs were analyzed using the thematic framework analysis to i...
  11. Synthesis of Oxadiazol-5-imines via the Cyclizative Capture of in Situ Generated Cyanamide Ions and Nitrile Oxides.

    Organic Letters 18(5):1100 (2016) PMID 26889784

    An unprecedented intermolecular cyclizative capture of the cyanamide anion and several nitrile oxides enables the synthesis of oxadiazol-5-imines.
  12. Ulster's Fulton Physicians.

    The Ulster medical journal 85(1):29 (2016) PMID 27158163 PMCID PMC4847847

  13. Accelerated soil carbon turnover under tree plantations limits soil carbon storage.

    Scientific reports 6:19693 (2016) PMID 26805949 PMCID PMC4726314

    The replacement of native forests by tree plantations is increasingly common globally, especially in tropical and subtropical areas. Improving our understanding of the long-term effects of this replacement on soil organic carbon (SOC) remains paramount for effectively managing ecosystems to miti...
  14. Genetic susceptibility loci of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia do not represent risk for systemic sclerosis: a case control study in Caucasian patients.

    Arthritis research & therapy 18(1):20 (2016) PMID 26792595 PMCID PMC4719560

    Systemic sclerosis (SSc)-related interstitial lung disease (ILD) has phenotypic similarities to lung involvement in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). We aimed to assess whether genetic susceptibility loci recently identified in the large IIP genome-wide association studies (GWASs) were al...
  15. Dashboard report on performance on select quality indicators to cancer care providers.

    Scandinavian Journal of Urology 50(1):21 (2016) PMID 26162012

    Cancer quality registers are attracting increasing attention as important, but still underutilized sources of clinical data. To optimize the use of registers in quality assurance and improvement, data have to be rapidly collected, collated and presented as actionable, at-a-glance information to ...
  16. Chronic cat allergen exposure induces a TH2 cell-dependent IgG4 response related to low sensitization.

    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 136(6):1627 (2015) PMID 26371841

    In human subjects, allergen tolerance has been observed after high-dose allergen exposure or after completed allergen immunotherapy, which is related to the accumulation of anti-inflammatory IgG4. However, the specific T-cell response that leads to IgG4 induction during chronic allergen exposure...
  17. Re: Giorgio Gandaglia, Freddie Bray, Matthew R. Cooperberg, et al. Prostate Cancer Registries: Current Status and Future Directions. Eur Urol 2015;68:e110.

    European Urology 68(5):e110 (2015) PMID 26184974

  18. Jug r 2-reactive CD4(+) T cells have a dominant immune role in walnut allergy.

    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 136(4):983 (2015) PMID 25772597 PMCID PMC4568181

    Allergic reactions to walnut can be life-threatening. Although IgE epitopes of walnut have been studied, CD4(+) T cell-specific epitopes for walnut remain uncharacterized. In particular, the relationship of both phenotype and frequency of walnut-specific T cells to the disease have not been exam...
  19. Outcomes After En Bloc Iliac Vessel Excision and Reconstruction During Pelvic Exenteration.

    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 58(9):850 (2015) PMID 26252846

    Advanced pelvic cancers involving the lateral pelvic compartment, and particularly the iliac vasculature, are difficult to manage. Common or external iliac vessel involvement has traditionally been considered a contraindication for curative surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate p...
  20. 5-α reductase inhibitors, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and risk of male breast cancer.

    Cancer Causes & Control 26(9):1289 (2015) PMID 26109464 PMCID PMC4540753

    5-α reductase inhibitors (5-ARI) have been suggested to increase the risk of male breast cancer. The aim of this study was to study the risk of breast cancer in men on 5-ARI, in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) not on 5-ARI, and in men without BPH. We performed a population-based coho...