Peer-Reviewed Publications (2016 – 2022)

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. (2022 In Press)Manuscript number: 2022-17.
  2. Atwood CE, Bhutani M, Ospina MB, Rowe BH, Leigh R, Deuchar L, Faris P, Michas M, Mrklas K, Graham J, Aceron R, Damant R, Green L, Hirani N, Longard K, Meyer V, Mitchell P, Tsai W, Walker B, Stickland MK. Optimizing COPD acute care patient outcomes using a standardized transition bundle and care coordinator: a randomized clinical trial. CHEST 2022 Apr 9;S0012-3692(22)00594-3. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2022.03.047.
  3. Owais S, Tsai Z, Hill T, Ospina MB, Wright A, Van Lieshout RJ. Systematic review and meta-analysis: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth mental health. JAACAP 2022 Apr 12;S0890-8567(22)00189-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2022.03.029.
  4. D’Souza R, Seymour RJ, Knight M, Dzakpasu S, Joseph KS, Thorne S, Ospina MB, Barrett J, Cook J, Fell D, Scott H, Metcalfe A, Van Der Akker T, Lapinsky S, Skeith L, Murray-Davis B, Shah P, Ashraf R, Chundamala J, Hutchinson S, Chen KK, Malhamé I. Feasibility of establishing a Canadian Obstetric Survey System (CanOSS) for severe maternal morbidity: a study protocol. BMJ Open 2022 Mar 23;12(3):e061093. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061093.
  5. Zhang C, Hicks M, Ospina MB, Vishnu M, Alnouri G, Dennett L, Sataloff R, Hicks A. The impact of identifying laryngeal obstruction syndromes on reducing treatment of pediatric asthma: A systematic review. Pediatr Pulmonol 2022 Jun;57(6):1401-1415. doi: 10.1002/ppul.25910.
  6. Rosychuk RJ, Chen A, McRae A, Ospina MB, Hu XJ. Age-varying effects of repeated emergency department presentations for children. J Health Serv Res Pol 2022 2022 May 6;13558196221094248. doi: 10.1177/13558196221094248.
  7. Matenchuk B, Rosychuk RJ, Rowe H, Metcalfe A, Crawford S, Jelinski S, Serrano-Lomelin J, Ospina MB. Emergency department visits during the postpartum period: A Canadian cohort study. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 Nov 12. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2021.09.419.
  8. Rosychuk RJ, Chen A, McRae A, McLane P, Ospina MB, Stang AS. Characteristics of pediatric frequent users of emergency departments in Alberta and Ontario. Pediatric Emergency Care 2021. Nov 10. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002569.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. Kozyrskyj AL, Bourque SL, Ospina MB. Microbiota be nimble. EBioMedicine2019; 39:21-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.11.058
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 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.
  46. 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).
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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.
  54. 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.

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