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Policies affecting ESL instruction in Manitoba
This archival research review aims to examine what policies, federal, provincial, and local, have, or could potentially have, an impact on ESL teaching and learning in the province of Manitoba. A politically-motivated close ...
Guidance on patient Identification and Administration of Recombinant Human Activated protein C for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis
Approximately one-third of cases of severe sepsis result in death. Endogenous activated protein C (ApC) plays a key role in the regulation of the inflammation, fibrinolysis and coagulation associated with severe sepsis. ...
Practice Patterns of Respirologists in Canada
The demographics and practice patterns of respirologists in Canada have not been studied. To evaluate the demographic characteristics of respirologists in practice, appraise current respirology manpower and ascertain the ...
Toeplitz operators with BMO symbols and the Berezin transform
We prove that the boundedness and compactness of the Toeplitz operator on the Bergman space with a BMO1 symbol is completely determined by the boundary behaviour of its Berezin transform. This result extends the known ...
A New Mathematical Model for Assessing Therapeutic Strategies for HIV Infection
The requirements for the eradication of HIV in infected individuals are unknown. Intermittent administration of the immune activator interleukin-2 (IL-2) in combination with highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has ...
Diagnosing Asthma: The Fit between Survey and Administrative Database
BACKGROUND:Standard methods for population studies of asthma include surveying population samples using questionnaires and examining people in laboratories. These procedures are extremely expensive. It would be helpful if, ...
Evaluation of Asthma Control by Physicians and Patients: Comparison with Current Guidelines
BACKGROUND:Current asthma consensus guidelines recommend a series of criteria for determining whether asthma is controlled. It is not known whether physicians are using these criteria to assess treatment needs and how ...
Hepatitis B Viral Mutants and Their Relevance to the Canadian Health Care System
Over the past 10 years, an increasing number of mutations in the hepatitis B virus genome have been described. While the majority of these mutations appear to be ‘silent’ or not clinically relevant, some have been described ...
Fibrothorax and Severe Lung Restriction Secondary to Lupus Pleuritis and Its Successful Treatment by Pleurectomy
Pleural disease is a common pulmonary manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that usually responds to corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive agents. In the present report, a new approach, pleural ...