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Promoting continence using prompted voiding  
http://www.rnao.org/bestpractices/PDF/BPG_Continence.pdf
Provides information for implementing a treatment program of prompted voiding for older adults with urinary incontinence. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Swallowing the hurt : exploring the links between anorexia, bulimia and violence against women and girls  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/femrav_e.html
Examines the relationship between the experiences of violence and the development of eating disorders in women and girls. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Axillary dissection  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/data/158/3/DC1/5
Provides information needed by patients with breast cancer (stages I and II) and their physicians when deciding whether axillary dissection should be carried out. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Prevention of violence against women: recommendation statement from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/169/6/582
Evaluates the following interventions for potential benefits and harms: screening of all women in the primary care setting to detect initmate partner violence; interventions for women who are abused; and, treatment programs for men who abuse their partners. Provides recommendations. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Care of the patient undergoing sex reassignment surgery (SRS)  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/guidelines-surgery.pdf
Provides guidelines for the recommendation of SRS, feminizing and masculinizing surgical procedures, expected course and recovery, risks and complications, and revisional surgery that may be required. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Development of a model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario: submitted to the Ontario Women's Health Council
Presents an extension of previous work reported by Ontario Women's Health Council in their report "A framework and strategy for the prevention and management of osteoporosis (2000)". Offers recommendations for an evidence-based best-practice model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario. osteoporosis. Provides information on: peer-reviewed literature pertaining to post-fracture care; scope of post-fracture care in Ontario; current models of care in Ontario viz. human and organizational factors influencing care patients receive; and, best-practice initiatives in post-fracture. Offers recommendations, based on literature review and qualitative and quantitative research, for a best-practice model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario, reflecting complexity of situations with acute management and the role of in-hospital services, and issues of follow-up with primary care health professionals and community-based organizations and services. Aims of the model are: to increase appropriate investigation and treatment of osteoporosis in people who have experienced a fragility fracture; and, to prevent future fractures in such cases.
Published: 2003
Guiding principles for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of women during pregnancy - 2002  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/02vol28/dr2813ea.html
Discusses HIV testing during pregnancy, enforcing the message of voluntarism, confidentiality and informed consent. Recommends that Canadian doctors begin to offer routine HIV tests to all pregnant women. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease: recommendation   
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/170/9/1388
Provides the Task Force recommendations against the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to prevent strokes and heart attacks. (See Details)
Published: 2004
From victim to survivor: a group treatment model for women survivors of incest  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/nfntsxvictimsurviv_e.html
Outlines a group treatment program for women incest survivors. Describes the steps involved in facilitating each of twenty group sessions, including process guidelines, structured activities, reflection and discussion, journal work, and handouts. (See Details)
Published: 1993
Diane-35 (cyproterone acetate): safety concerns  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/168/4/455
Discusses warnings regarding the drug, Diane-35, and the drug's risk of venous thromboembolism. States that Diane-35 should be reserved for temporary use in women with serious acne and should not be used solely as an oral contraceptive. (See Details)
Published: 2003