Peer-Reviewed Publications (2016 – 2021)

Trainees underlined

  1. Matenchuk B, Rosychuk RJ, Rowe H, Metcalfe A, Crawford S, Jelinski S, Serrano-Lomelin J, Ospina MB. A retrospective cohort study of emergency department visits during pregnancy in Alberta, Canada. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 (In Press). Manuscript number: 2021-391R1
  2. Amjad S, Adesunkanmi M, Twynstra J, Seabrook JA, Ospina MB. Social determinants of health and adverse outcomes in adolescent pregnancies. Accepted at Sem Reprod Med 2021 (In Press). Doi: 10.-55/s-0041-1735847.
  3. Henry S, Ospina MB, Dennett E, Hicks A. Assessing the risk of respiratory-related healthcare visits associated with wildfire smoke exposure in children 0-18 years old: a systematic review. Int J Environ Health Res 2021; 18: 8799. Doi: 10.3390/ ijerph18168799.
  4. Kassam S, Serrano-Lomelin J, Hicks A, Crawford S, Bakal JA, Ospina MB. Geography as a determinant of health: health services utilization of pediatric respiratory illness in a Canadian province. Int J Environ Health Res 2021; 18(16):8347. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168347.
  5. Amjad S, Chojecki D, Osornio-Vargas A, Ospina MB. Wildfire exposure during pregnancy and the risk of adverse birth outcomes: a systematic review. Environment International 2021; 156. doi: 1016/j.envint.2021.106644.
  6. Desai V, Kozyrskyj AL, Lau S, Sanni O, Dennett L, Walter J, Ospina MB. Effectiveness of probiotic, prebiotic and symbiotic supplementation to improve perinatal mental health in mothers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2021;12:622181. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.622181.
  7. DeMarco N, Twynstra J, Ospina M, Darrington M, Whippey C, Seabrook J. Prevalence of low birth weight, premature birth, and stillbirth among pregnant adolescents in Canada: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2021 Mar 13;S1083-3188(21)00153-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2021.03.003.
  8. Gragasin F, Ospina MB, Serrano-Lomelin J, Kim SH, Kokotilo M, Woodman AG, Renaud SJ, Bourque SL. Maternal and cord blood hemoglobin as determinants of placental weight and efficiency: a cross-sectional study. J Clin Medicine 2021;10(5) 995. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10050997.
  9. Polisena J, Sanni O, Matenchuk B, Livergant R, Amjad S, Zoric I, Haddad N, Morrison A, Kumanan W, Bogoch II, Welch V, Ospina MB. Public health measures to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Canada during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: a scoping review. BMJ Open 2021 Mar 9;11(3):e046177. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046177.
  10. Serrano-Lomelin J, Hicks A, Kumar M, Johnson DW, Chari R, Osornio-Vargas A, Crawford S, Bakal J, Ospina MB. Patterns of respiratory health services utilization from birth to 5 years of children who experienced adverse birth outcomes. PLoS One. 2021. org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247527.
  11. Pilhegas A, Prior A,Ospina MB, Jain V. Decreasing insulin requirements in pregnancy with preexisting or gestational diabetes: management practices across Canada. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada2021. Jan 5;S1701-2163(20)31037. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2020.12.015.
  12. Chen A, Ospina M, McRae A, McLane P, Hu J, Fielding S, Rosychuk RJ. Characteristics of frequent users of emergency departments in Alberta and Ontario, Canada: an administrative data study. CJEM2021; 23(2): 206-13 org/10.1007/s43678-020-00013-7.
  13. Serrano-Lomelin J, Nielsen C, Hicks A, Crawford S, Bakal J, Ospina M. Geographic inequalities of respiratory health services utilization during childhood in Edmonton and Calgary, Canada: a tale of two cities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 Dec 2;17(23)8973. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17238973.
  14. Moore LE, Voaklander B, Savu A, Yeung R, Ryan E, Chojecki D, Kaul P, Ospina MB.Association between the antepartum oral glucose tolerance test and the risk of future type 2 diabetes mellitus among women with gestational diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 2021;35(4): 107804. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2020.107804
  15. Chen A, Fielding S, Hu J, McLane P, McRae A, Ospina M,Rosychuk R. Frequent users of emergency departments and patient flow in Alberta and Ontario, Canada: an administrative data study. BMC Health Services Research 20(1):938. doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05774-6.
  16. Sanni OB, Chambers T, Li J, Rowe S, Woodman AG, Ospina MB, Bourque SL. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the correlation between maternal and neonatal iron status and haematologic indices. EClinicalMedicine2020; 27:100555. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100555.
  17. Ospina MB, Serrano-Lomelin J, Amjad S, Hicks A, Giesbrecht G. Complex exposures require comprehensive and accurate analysis. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease2021; 12(2):345-6. doi: 10.1017/S2040174420000458.
  18. Sagaidak S, Rowe BH, Ospina MB, Rosychuk R. Emergency department crowding negatively influences short- and long-term outcomes for children presenting with acute asthma. Pediatric Research2020; Apr 28. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0918-2.
  19. Voaklander B, Rowe S, Sanni O, Campbell S, Eurich D, Ospina MB. The prevalence of diabetes in pregnancy among Indigenous women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Global Health2020;8(5): e681-e698. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30046-2
  20. Rowe S, Karkhaneh Z, MacDonald I, Chambers T, Amjad S, Osornio-Vargas A, Chari R, Kumar M, Ospina MB. Systematic Review of the measurement properties of indices of prenatal care utilization. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth2020 Mar 18;20(1):171. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-2822-5.
  21. Hirji A, Zhao H, Ospina MB, Serrano-Lomelin J, Hubert M, Lien DC, Levy RD, Singer LG. Clinical judgment versus lung allocation score in predicting waitlist mortality. Clinical Transplantation2020Apr 9;34(7) e13870. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13870.
  22. Michas M, Deuchar L, Leigh R, Bhutani M, Rowe BH, Stickland MK, Ospina MB, for the COPD PRIHS-2 Group. Factors influencing the implementation and uptake of a discharge care bundle for patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative focus group study. Implementation Science Communications2020.1:3. doi.org/10.1186/s43058-020-00017-5
  23. Ospina MB, Osornio-Vargas A, Nielsen CC, Crawford S, Kumar M, Aziz K, Serrano-Lomelin J. Socioeconomic gradients of adverse birth outcomes and related maternal factors in rural and urban Alberta, Canada: a concentration index approach. BMJ Open2020;10:doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033296
  24. Belon AP, Serrano-Lomelin J, Nykiforuk C, Hicks A, Crawford S, Bakal J, Ospina MB. Health gradients in emergency department visits and hospitalizations for pediatric respiratory diseases. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology2020;34(20):150-60. doi:1111/ppe.12639.
  25. Ospina MB, Serrano-Lomelin J, Amjad S, Hicks A, Giesbrecht G. Latent factors of adverse childhood experiences and adult onset asthma. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease2021;12(1):50-57.doi:1017/S2040174419000886.
  26. Craincross ZF, Chaput K, McMorris C, Ospina MB, Metcalfe A. Roles of the underlying cause of delivery and gestational age on long-term child health. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology2020;34(3):331-40. DOI:1111/ppe.12648.
  27. Frenette P, Crawford S, Schulz J, Ospina MB. Author response: the type of episiotomy should be studied carefully. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada 41(11):1549-50. 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.06.001
  28. Amjad S,Chandra S, Osornio-Vargas A, Voaklander D, Ospina MB. Maternal area of residence, socioeconomic status and risk of adverse maternal and birth outcomes in adolescent mothers. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada2019;41(12):1752-9. doi: 1016/j.jogc.2019.02.126.
  29. Black K, Chambers T, MacDonald I, Ospina MB.Postpartum mental health disorders in Indigenous women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada2019;41(10):1470-8. doi: 1016/j.jogc.2019.02.009.
  30. Frenette P.Crawford S, Schulz J, Ospina MB.Impact of episiotomy during operative vaginal delivery on obstetrical anal sphincter injuries. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada 41(12):1734-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.02.016
  31. Ahmed H, Ospina M, Sideri K, Vliagoftis H. Retrospective analysis of aeroallergen's sensitization patterns in Northern Alberta. Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology2019; 15(6): https://doi.org/10.1186/s13223-019-0320-y
  32. Kozyrskyj AL, Bourque SL, Ospina MB. Microbiota be nimble. EBioMedicine2019; 39:21-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.11.058
  33. Amjad S, MacDonald I, Chambers T, Osornio-Vargas A, Chandra S, Voaklander D, Ospina MB. Social determinants of health and adverse maternal and birth outcomes in adolescent pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2019;33(1):88-99.doi: 10.1111/ppe.12529
  34. Villa-Roel C, Ospina M, Majumdar SR, Couperthwaite S, Rawe E, Nikel T, Rowe BH. Engaging patients and primary care providers in the design of novel opinion leader based interventions for acute asthma in the emergency department: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Services Research. 2018; 18(1):789. doi/1186/s12913-018-3587-7
  35. Pendharkar S, Ospina M, Southern D, Hirani N, Graham J, Faris P, Bhutani M, Leigh R, Mody C. Stickland M. Effectiveness of a standardized electronic admission order set for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMC Pulmonary Medicine2018;18:93. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0657-x
  36. Ospina MB, Michas M, Deuchar L, Leigh R, Bhutani M, Rowe BH, Marciniuk D, Goodridge D, Dechman G, Bourbeau J, Balter M, Camp P, Hernandez P, Goldstein RS, Stickland MK, PhD, for the COPD PRIHS-2 Group. Development of a patient-centered, evidence- and consensus-based discharge care bundle for patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMJ Open Respiratory Research2018; 5(1):e000265. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2017-000265.
  37. Rosychuk RJ, Ospina M, Zhang J, Leigh R, Cave A, Rowe BH. Sex differences in outcomes after discharge from the emergency department for asthma in Alberta, Canada: a population-based study. Journal of Asthma2018 Aug 55(8):817-25. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2017.1373805
  38. Villa-Roel C, Voaklander B, Ospina MB,Nikel T, Campbell S, Rowe BH. Effectiveness of written asthma action plans for acute asthma: a systematic review. Journal of Asthma2017Apr 28:1-8. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2017.1318142.
  39. Ospina MB, Mrklas K, Deuchar L, Rowe BH, Leigh R, Bhutani M, Stickland M. A systematic review of the effectiveness of discharge care bundles for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Thorax2017,72(1):31-39. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208820. (Editor’s choice).
  40. Moe J, Kirkland SK, Rawe E, Ospina MB, Vandermeer B, Campbell S, Rowe BH. Effectiveness of interventions to decrease emergency department visits by adult frequent users: A systematic review. Academic Emergency Medicine2017, 26(1):40-52 (Editor-in-Chief Pick). doi: 10.1111/acem.13060
  41. Ospina MB, Rowe BH, Voaklander D, Sentilselvan A, Stickland MK, King M. Emergency department visits after diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Aboriginal People in Alberta, Canada Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine2016 Nov,18(6):420-8. doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/cem.2016.328
  42. Rodriguez-Villamizar LA, Berney C, Villa-Roel C, Ospina MB, Osornio-Vargas A, Rowe BH. The role of socioeconomic position as an effect-modifier of the association between outdoor air pollution and children’s asthma exacerbations: An equity-focused systematic review. Reviews Environmental Health2016 Sep 1, 31(3):297-309. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2016-0005
  43. Ling L, Ospina MB, Sideri K, Vliagoftis H. Retrospective analysis on the agreement between skin prick test and serum food specific IgE antibody results in adults with suspected food allergy. Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology 2016,20:30. Doi 10.1186/s13223-016-0136-y
  44. Saltaji H, Ospina MB, Armijo-Olivo S, Agarwal S, Cummings GG, Amin M, Flores-Mir C. Evaluation of risk of bias assessment of trials in systematic reviews of oral health interventions, 1991-2014: a methodology study. Journal of the American Dental Association2016,147(9):720-28.doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2016.03.017
  45. Villa-Roel C, Taylor N, Ospina M, Voaklander B, Campbell S, Rowe BH.Effectiveness of educational interventions to increase primary care follow-up for adults seen in the emergency department for acute asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Academic Emergency Medicine2016,23(1):5-13. doi: 10.1111/acem.12837
  46. Riddell M, Ospina M, Holroyd-Leduc J. Use of femoral nerve blocks to manage hip fracture pain among older adults in the emergency department: a systematic review. CJEM2016,18(4):245-52.
  47. Moe J, Kirkland SK, Ospina MB, Campbell S, Long R, Davidson A, Duke P, Tamura T, Trahan L, Rowe BH. Mortality, admission rates and outpatient use among frequent users of emergency departments: A systematic review. Emerg Med J 2016,33(3):230-6.

 

Registered Systematic Review Protocols

  1. Ospina MB, Amjad S, Campbell S, Rowe BH. Thornburg C, Adesunkanmi M. Association between social determinants of health and emergency department utilization: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2021. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=249132.
  2. Lau S, Ospina M, Hicks M, Czuczman N, Dennett L. Prevalence of Neurodevelopmental Disorders among Indigenous Children: A Systematic Review. PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021238669 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42021238669
  3. Moore E, Almas S, Chojecki D, Osornio-Vargas A, Hicks A, Ospina M. Maternal exposure to indoor pollution during pregnancy and childhood asthma: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021232150 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42021232150
  4. Henry S, Hicks A, Ospina MB.A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing the risk of respiratory-related healthcare visits associated with wildfire smoke exposure in children 0-18 years old. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020188705 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020188705.
  5. Fenton T, Tough T, McDonald S, Kumar M, Lorenzetti D, Ospina M. Does being born small for gestational age increase the risk of obesity, high blood pressure and poor cognitive outcomes? A systematic review and re-examination of the Barker Hypothesis. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020162353 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020162353
  6. Ospina M, Desai V, Lau S, Sanni O, Walter J, Kozyrskyj A, Dennett L. A systematic review of the effectiveness of prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic supplementation in pregnancy to reduce the risk of maternal mental health disorders in the perinatal period. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019137158 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019137158.
  7. Pihelgas A, Jain V, Ospina M, Prior A. Decreasing insulin requirements during the third trimester amongst women with insulin dependent gestational and pregestational diabetes and its association to maternal-fetal outcomes: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019142976 Available from:https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019142976.
  8. Lau S, Marani S, Desai V, Sanni O, Dennett L, Walter J, Ospina M, Kozyrskyj A. Cesarean section delivery and neurodevelopment: systematic evidence for variation by birth events and impairment phenotype. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019137158. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=141053.
  9. Fellus S, Kaul P, Ospina M,Chari R, Kung J. A systematic review of the impact of social and economic determinants of health and the occurrence of preeclampsia. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019140087. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=140087.
  10. Belon AP, Ospina M, Seabrook J, Sullivan H, Dennett L. The association between maternal cannabis exposure during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding and physical and socio-behavioural health outcomes during prenatal period, infancy (0-2 years old) and early childhood (3-5 years old): an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019139859. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=139859
  11. Sullivan H, Ospina M, Chari R, Hodgins S, Amjad S, Campbell S. Exposure to synthetic oxytocin during labour and birth and risk of postpartum depression and anxiety: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019135359. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=135359
  12. Ospina M, Desai V, Lau S, Sanni O, Walter J, Kozyrskyj A, Dennet L. A systematic review of the effectiveness of prebiotic, probiotic, and synbyotic supplementation in pregnancy to reduce the risk of maternal mental health disorders in the perinatal period. PROSPERO 2019 CRD42019137158. Available at https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=137158.
  13. Ospina MB, Bourque S, Chambers T, Rowe S, Li JH, Woodman A. A systematic review of the association between maternal iron status and anemia during pregnancy, and iron status and anemia in neonates and infants. PROSPERO 2018. Available from:https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=93094.
  14. Ospina M, Osornio-Vargas A, Rowe S, Campbell S, Amjad S. Identifying the association between wildfire smoke exposure and adverse birth outcomes: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018094103 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018094103
  15. Moore L, Voaklander B, Yeung R, Ryan E, Chojecki D, Kaul P, Ospina M. Using antepartum oral glucose tolerance test levels to predict risk of future type 2 diabetes mellitus among women with gestational diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018100316 Available from:http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018100316.
  16. Ospina MB, Osornio-Vargas AR, Rowe SR, Chojecki D. Identifying the association between wildfire smoke exposure and adverse birth outcomes: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2018 CRD 42018094103. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=94103.
  17. Amjad S, Ganz F, Bajpai S, Ospina M,Armijo-Olivo S. Effectiveness of Procarbazine, Lomustine, and Vincristine (PCV) Chemotherapy Compared to Temozolomide (TMZ) for grade II and III Gliomas: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018080743 Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018080743.
  18. Voaklander B, Ospina M, Eurich D, Rowe S. Prevalence of diabetes during pregnancy among indigenous women: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018095971 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018095971
  19. Ospina M, Rowe S, Karkhaneh Z, MacDonald I, Chambers T, Chari R, Kumar M, Chandra S, Osornio-Vargas A. A systematic review of the measurement properties of indices of prenatal care adequacy. PROSPERO 2017. CRD Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/searchadvanced.php
  20. Amjad S, Ospina M, Voaklander D, Chandra S, Rowe S, Karkhaneh Z, MacDonald I.The impact of social determinants of health on adverse maternal and birth outcomes in adolescent pregnancies. PROSPERO 2017:CRD42017068749 Available fromhttp://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42017068749.
  21. Ospina M, Karkhaneh Z, Rowe S, Chambers T, Osornio-Vargas A, MacDonald I.Adverse birth outcomes and the development of respiratory disease in infancy, childhood and adulthood: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2017. CRD
  22. Ospina M, Karkhaneh Z, Rowe S, MacDonald I,Chambers T, Osornio-Vargas A. Overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the relationship between birth and infant growth characteristics and respiratory outcomes in infancy, childhood, and adulthood. PROSPERO 2017. CRD42017072745.
  23. Black K, Ospina M, MacDonald I, Chambers T. Prevalence of postpartum mental health disorders among Indigenous women: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2017 CRD42017069256 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42017069256

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