Paula Rochon

Dr. Paula Rochon

Adjunct Scientist Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit , Baycrest

Vice-President Research Women's College Research Institute

Emerging Team, funded by CIHR

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research Focus

My research program is focused on optimizing prescribing for older people with emphases on long-term care. My current research projects are in two areas.

First, my research aims to determine patterns of adverse drug events and to develop and evaluate strategies to change prescribing patterns and improve the quality of drug therapy used by long-term care residents. We are currently evaluating the benefit of Computerized Physician Order Entry with Clinical Decision Support on reducing adverse drug events in long- term care facilities. Second, as co-principal investigator of an Emerging Team, funded by CIHR, we are examining pharmacologic management of chronic disease in older adults to optimize the health of the elders. Using large provincial databases, our multidisciplinary team is performing series of pharmaco-epidemiology studies to explore benefits and risks associated with the use of drug therapy by older adults with co-existent chronic disease across a range of populations and in a spectrum of settings.

These projects are supported by federal funding agencies including The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Publications

Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
Fall Risk Care Processes in Nursing Home Facilities Journal of the American Medical Directors Association Wagner LM, Dionne JC, Zive JR, Rochon PA 1309492800 Journal Article
Stroke care and outcomes in patients with pre-existing dementia STROKE Saposnik G, Cote R, Mamdani M, Liu Y, Rochon P, Raptis S, Kapral MK, Black S 1302753600 Abstract
Investigator experiences with financial conflicts of interest in clinical trials Trials Rochon PA, Sekeres M, Hoey J, Lexchin J, Ferris LE, Moher D, Wu W, Kalkar SR, Van Laethem M, Gruneir A, Gold J, Maskalyk J, Streiner DL, Taback N, Chan AW 1294808400 Journal Article
Transitions in Long-Term Care and Potential Implications for Quality Reporting in Ontario, Canada J Am Med Dir Assoc Gruneir A, Anderson GM, Rochon PA, Bronskill S 1288584000 Journal Article
Financial Conflicts of Interest Checklist 2010 for clinical research studies Open Medicine Rochon PA, Hoey J, Chan AW, Ferris LE, Lexchin J, Kalkar SR, Sekeres M, Wu W, Laethem MV, Gruneir A, Maskalyk J, Streiner DL, Gold J, Taback N, Moher D 1269403200 Journal Article
Frequency and Pattern of Emergency Department Visits by Long-Term Care Residents-A Population-Based Study Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Gruneir A, Bell C, Bronskill SE, Schull M, Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1267419600 Journal Article
Prescribing Optimal Drug Therapy for Older People Archives of Internal Medicine Rochon PA, Anderson GM 1263186000 Journal Article
Cholinesterase Inhibitor Use in U.S. Nursing Homes: Results from the National Nursing Home Survey Journal of the American Geriatric Society Seitz DP, Gruneir A, Conn DK, Rochon PA 1260853200 Journal Article
Current prescription patterns and safety profile of irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors: a populatio-based cohort study of older adults Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Shulman KI, Fischer HD, Herrmann N, Huo CY, Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1259643600 Journal Article
The Relationship Between Variations in Antipsychotic Prescribing Across Nursing Homes and Short-Term Mortality: Quality of Care Implications Medical Care Bronskill SE, Rochon PA, Gill SS, Herrmann N, Hillmer MP, Bell CM, Anderson GM, Stukel TA 1251777600 Journal Article
Antipsychotic Drugs and Hyperglycemia in Older Patients With Diabetes Arch Intern Med Lipscombe LL, Lévesque L, Gruneir A, Fischer HD, Juurlink DN, Gill SS, Herrmann N, Hux JE, Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1248667200 Journal Article
Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System: Improved Prescribing Behavior and Patient Safety by Guided Medication Use in Patients with Renal impairement A Guide to The Joint Commission's Medication Management Standards, Second Edition Thomson MS, Gruneir A, Lee M, Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 1246420800 Book Chapter
Effectiveness of a pressure ulcer team at the bedside Canadian Nursing Home de Nobrega PT, Rochon PA, Young W, Wu W, Noble S, Nisan C, Isaac WW 1244952000 Journal Article
Association Between Tamsulosin and Serious Ophthalmic Adverse Events in Older Men Following Cataract Surgery Journal of the American Medical Association Bell CM, Hatch WV, Fischer HD, Cernat G, Paterson JM, Gruneir A, Gill SS, Bronskill SE, Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1242792000 Journal Article
Syncope and its Consequences in Patients with Dementia Receiving Cholinesterase Inhibitors: A Population-Based Cohort Study Archives of Internal Medicine Gill SS, Anderson GM, Fischer HD, Bell CM, Li P, Normand S-LT, Rochon PA 1242014400 Journal Article
Nursing time devoted to medication administration in long-term care: Clinical, safety and resource implications Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Thomson MS, Gruneir A, Field TS, Lee M, Baril J, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 1233464400 Journal Article
Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Systematic Review Journal of the American Medical Association Reddy M, Gill SS, Kalkar SR, Wu W, Anderson PJ, Rochon PA 1228885200 Journal Article
Effect of prior authorization on antipsychotic drug use in long-term care: Population-based natural experiment VALUE IN HEALTH Paterson JM, Bronskill S, Sutherland J,Warren L, Sykora K, Bassett K,Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1228107600 Abstract
Effect of Computerized Provider Order Entry with Clinical Decision Support on Adverse Drug Events in the Long-Term Care Setting Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Rochon P, Judge J, Harrold LR, Bell CM, Lee M, White K, LaPrino J, Erramuspe-Mainard J, DeFlorio M, Gavendo L, Baril JL, Reed G, Bates DW 1223784000 Journal Article
Published randomized controlled trials of drug therapy for dementia often lack complete data on harm Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Lee PE, Fischer HD, Rochon PA, Gill SS, Herrmann N, Bell C, Shulman KI, Marras C, Sykora K, Anderson GM 1222833600 Journal Article
Psychotropic medications and motor vehicle collisions in patients with dementia JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY Rapoport MJ, Herrmann N, Molnar F, Rochon PA, Juurlink DN, Zagorski B, Seitz D, Morris JC, Redelmeir DA 1222833600 Abstract
Effect of regulatory warnings on antipsychotic prescription rates among elderly patients with dementia: a population-based time-series analysis Canadian Medical Association Journal Valiyeva E, Herrmann N, Rochon PA, Gill SS, Anderson GM 1219723200 Journal Article
National Evaluation of Policies on Individual Financial Conflicts of Interest in Canadian Academic Health Science Centers Journal of General Internal Medicine Lexchin J, Sekeres M, Gold J, Ferris LE, Kalkar SR, Wu W, Van Laethem M, Chan AW, Moher D, Maskalyk MJ, Taback N, Rochon PA 1219291200 Journal Article
Antipsychotic therapy and short-term serious events in older adults with dementia Archives of Internal Medicine Rochon PA, Normand SLT, Gomes T, Gill SS, Anderson GM, Melo M, Sykora K, Lipscombe LL, Bell CM, Gurwitz JH 1210046400 Journal Article
Variations in antipsychotic therapy and short-term mortality across long-term care homes VALUE IN HEALTH Bronskill SE, Rochon PA, Gill SS, Herrmann N, Hillmer MP, Bell C, Anderson GM, Stukel TA 1209787200 Abstract
Pergolide associated cardiac valvulopathy based on Ontario administrative data Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences Zadikoff C, Duong-Hua M, Sykora K, Marras C, Lang A, Rochon P 1209614400 Journal Article
Costs associated with developing and implementing a computerized clinical decision support system for medication dosing for patients with renal insufficiency in the long-term care setting Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Field TS, Rochon PA, Lee M, Gavendo L, Subramanian S, Hoover S, Baril J, Gurwitz JH 1209009600 Journal Article
Predictors of deterioration in health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease: Results from the DATATOP trial Movement Disorders Marras C, McDermott MP, Rochon PA, Tanner CM, Naglie G, Lang AE, the Parkinson Study Group DATATOP Investigators 1208232000 Journal Article
The effect of computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support on the rates of adverse drug events: a systematic review. Journal of General Internal Medicine Wolfstadt JI, Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Lee M, Kalkar S, Wu W, Rochon PA 1207022400 Journal Article
Poor Reporting of Scientific Leadership Information in Clinical Trial Registers PLoS ONE Sekeres M, Gold JL, Chan AW, Lexchin J, Moher D, Van Laethem ML, Maskalyk J, Ferris L, Taback N, Rochon PA 1203483600 Journal Article
Treatment for lymphatic filariasis and elephantiasis Journal of the American Medical Association Reddy M, Gill SS, Kalkar SR, Wu W, Anderson PJ, Rochon PA 1202878800 Journal Article
Improving the quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials evaluating herbal interventions: Implementing the CONSORT statement Planta Medica Gagnier JJ , Boon H, Rochon P, Moher D, Barnes J, Bombardier C 1201842000 Journal Article
It is time to assess the role of organizational culture in nursing home prescribing patterns - Reply Archives of Internal Medicine Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1201496400 Journal Article
Oral drug therapy for multiple neglected tropical diseases: A systematic review Journal of the American Medical Association Reddy M, Gill SS, Kalkar SR, Wu W, Anderson PJ, Rochon PA 1193198400 Journal Article
A population-based study of cholinesterase inhibitor use for dementia Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Herrmann N, Gill SS, Bell CM, Anderson GM, Bronskill SE, Shulman KI, Fischer HD, Sykora K, Shi SH, Rochon PA 1191211200 Journal Article
Initiation of benzodiazepines in the elderly after hospitalization. Journal of General Internal Medicine Bell CM, Fischer HD, Gill SS, Zagorski B, Sykora K, Wodchis WP, Herrmann N, Bronskill SE, Lee PE, Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1183953600 Journal Article
Antipsychotic drug use and mortality in older adults with dementia. Annals of Internal Medicine Gill SS, Bronskill SE, Normand SL, Anderson GM, Sykora K, Lam K, Bell CM, Lee PE, Fischer HD, Hermann N, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 1181102400 Journal Article
Polypharmacy Geriatric Diabetes Gill SS, Lipscombe LL, Rochon PA 1177992000 Book Chapter
Initiation of benzodiazepines in the elderly after hospitalization JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE Bell CM, Fischer HD, Gill SS, Zagorski B, Sykora K, Wodchis W, Herrmann N, Bronskill S, Lee P, Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1177473600 Abstract
Variation in nursing home antipsychotic prescribing rates Archives of Internal Medicine Rochon PA, Stukel T, Bronskill SE, Gomes T, Sykora K, Wodchis W, Hillmer M, Kopp A, Gurwitz J, Anderson G 1176091200 Journal Article
Readers should systematically assess methods used to identify, measure and analyze confounding in observational cohort studies. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Klein-Geltink JE, Rochon PA, Dyer S, Laxer M, Anderson GM 1171429200 Journal Article
Antipsychotic use in older adults with Parkinson's disease Movement Disorders Marras C, Kopp A, Qui F, Lang AE, Sykora K, Shulman KI, Rochon PA 1167627600 Journal Article
Daily oral vitamin B-12 with or without folic acid for 24 weeks did not improve cognitive function in elderly people Evidence Based Medicine Lee PE, Rochon PA 1167627600 Journal Article
Adverse drug events in cognitively impaired elderly patients Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Ganjavi H, Herrmann N, Rochon PA, Sharma P, Lee M, Cassel D, Freedman M, Black SE, Lanctot KL 1167627600 Journal Article
Recommendations for reporting randomized controlled trialsof herbal interventions: explanation and elaboration Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Gagnier JJ, Boon H, Rochon P, Moher D, Barnes J, Bombardier C 1162357200 Journal Article
Preventing pressure ulcers: A systematic review Journal of the American Medical Association Reddy M, Gill SS, Rochon PA 1156305600 Journal Article
Prescribers' responses to alerts during medication ordering in the long term care setting Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Judge J, Field TS, DeFlorio M, Laprino J, Auger J, Rochon PA, Bates DW, Gurwitz JH 1151726400 Journal Article
Effect of computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support on adverse drug events in the long-term care setting. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Rochon P, Judge J, Harrold L, Lee M, White K, LaPrino J, Erramuspe-Mainard J, DeFlorio M, Gavendo L, Bell C, Bates DW 1143867600 Presentation
Atypical antipsychotics have very different adverse effect profiles and should not be lumped together - Reply ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE Gill S, Marras C, Anderson GM, Lee PE, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 1142226000 Abstract
Reporting randomized, controlled trials of herbal interventions: an elaborated CONSORT statement Annals of Internal Medicine Gagnier JJ, Boon H, Rochon PA, Moher D, Barnes J, Bombardier C 1141707600 Journal Article
Reporting random controlled trials of herbal medicines Explore Gagnier J, Boon H, Rochon PA, Barnes J, Moher D, Bombardier C 1141189200 Journal Article
Atypical antipsychotic drugs, dementia, and risk of death Journal of the American Medical Association Gill SS, Seitz D, Rochon PA 1138770000 Abstract
Clinical application of a computerized system for physician order entry with clinical decision support to prevent adverse drug events in long-term care Canadian Medical Association Journal Rochon PA, Field TS, Bates DW, Lee MSW, Gavendo L, Erramuspe-Mainard J, Judge J, Gurwitz JH 1136091600 Journal Article
Public reporting on quality of long-term care homes in Ontario Geriatrics and Aging Gold JL, Shulman TJ, Rochon PA 1136091600 Journal Article
Perceptions of natural health products among patients attending a memory clinic American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Sharma P, Herrmann N, Rochon PA, Lee MSW, Croxford R, Rothenburg L, Black SE, Lanctot KL 1136091600 Journal Article
Cardiac valvulopathy associated with Pergolide use Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences Zadikoff C, Rochon PA, Lang AE 1136091600 Journal Article
Interrater reliability of measurements of comorbid illness should be reported Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Hall SF, Groome PA, Streiner DL, Rochon PA 1136091600 Journal Article
Quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials of herbal medicine interventions American Journal of Medicine Gagnier JJ, DeMelo J, Boon H, Rochon PA, Bombardier C 1136091600 Journal Article
Are broad spectrum fluoroquinolones more likely to cause clostridium difficile-associated disease? Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Dhalla IA, Mamdani MM, Simor AE, Kopp A, Rochon PA, Juurlink DN 1136091600 Journal Article
Recommendations for reporting randomized controlled trials of herbal interventions: explanation and elaboration Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Gagnier JJ, Boon H, Rochon PA, Moher D, Barnes J, Bombardier C 1136091600 Journal Article
Atypical antipsychotics to treat the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Lee PE, Rochon PA 1136091600 Journal Article
Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support in the long-term care setting: Insights from the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Rochon PA, Field TS, Bates DW, Lee MSW, Gavendo L, Erramuspe-Mainard J, Judge J, Gurwitz JH 1128139200 Journal Article
Antipsychotic use in the elderly: Shifting trends and increasing costs International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Rapoport MJ, Mamdani MM, Shulman KI, Herrmann N, Rochon PA 1122868800 Journal Article
Antipsychotic medications and drug induced movement disorders other than Parkinsonism: A population-based cohort study in older adults Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Lee PE, Sykora K, Gill SS, Mamdani MM, Marras LC, Anderson G, Shulman KI, Stukel T, Normand SL, Rochon PA 1122868800 Journal Article
Readers guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 3. Analytical strategies to reduce confounding British Medical Journal Normand SLT, Sykora K, Li P, Mamdani MM, Rochon PA, Anderson GM 1114833600 Journal Article
Reader's guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 2. Assessing potential for confounding British Medical Journal Mamdani MM, Sykora K, Li P, Normand SLT, Streiner DL, Austin PC, Rochon PA, Anderson GM 1114833600 Journal Article
Reader's guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 1. Role and design British Medical Journal Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH, Sykora K, Mamdani M, Streiner DL, Garfinkel S, Normand SL, Anderson GM 1113624000 Journal Article
A prescribing cascade involving cholinesterase inhibitors and anticholinergic drugs Archives of Internal Medicine Gill SS, Mamdani MM, Naglie G, Streiner DL, Bronskill SE, Kopp A, Shulman KI, Lee PE, Rochon PA 1113192000 Journal Article
Peer review of articles on global burden of disease: Reply CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL Gold J, Rochon PA 1110862800 Abstract
Atypical antipsychotic drugs and risk of ischaemic stroke: Population based retrospective cohort study British Medical Journal Gill SS, Rochon PA, Herrmann N, Lee PE, Sykora K, Gunraj N, Normand SLT, Gurwitz JH, Marras LC, Wodchis WP, Mamdani MM 1109394000 Journal Article
Survival in Parkinson disease: Thirteen-year follow-up of the DATATOP cohort Neurology Marras LC, McDermott MP, Rochon PA, Tanner CM, Naglie G, Rudolph A, Lang AE 1105419600 Journal Article
Nursing home profit status and quality of care: Is there any evidence of an association? Medical Care Research and Review Hillmer MP, Wodchis WP, Gill SS, Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1104555600 Journal Article
Skilled nursing facility rehabilitation and discharge to home after stroke Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Wodchis WP, Teare GF, Naglie G, Bronskill SE, Gill SS, Hillmer MP, Anderson GM, Rochon PA, Fries BE 1104555600 Journal Article
Incidence of delirium in older adults newly prescribed Lithium or Valproate: A population-based cohort study Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Shulman KI, Sykora K, Gill SS, Mamdani MM, Bronskill S, Wodchis WP, Anderson GM, Rochon PA 1104555600 Journal Article
New thyroxine treatment in older adults beginning lithium therapy: implications for clinical practice American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Shulman KI, Sykora K, Gill SS, Mamdani MM, Anderson GM, Marras LC, Wodchis WP, Lee PE, Rochon PA 1104555600 Journal Article
The incidence of adverse drug events in two large academic long-term care facilities American Journal of Medicine Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Judge J, Rochon PA, Harrold LR, Cadoret C, Lee MSW, White K, Laprino J, Erramuspe-Mainard J, DeFlorio M, Gavendo L, Auger J, Bates DW 1104555600 Journal Article
Atypical antipsychotics and Parkinsonism Archives of Internal Medicine Rochon PA, Stukel TA, Sykora K, Gill S, Garfinkel S, Anderson GM, Normand SLT, Mamdani MM, Lee PE, Li P, Bronskill SE, Marras LC, Gurwitz JH 1104555600 Journal Article
Haunted manuscripts: Ghost authorship in the medical literature Accountability in Research Ngai S, Gold JL, Gill SS, Rochon PA 1104555600 Journal Article
Mental health-related drug utilization among older adults: Prevalence, trends, and costs American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Mamdani M, Rapoport M, Shulman KI, Herrmann N, Rochon PA 1104555600 Journal Article
Catering to the customers: Reply CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL Rochon PA, Gold J, Clark JP 1099976400 Abstract
Atypical antipsychotic drugs in the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: Systematic review British Medical Journal Lee PE, Gill SS, Freedman M, Bronskill SE, Hillmer MP, Rochon PA 1089432000 Journal Article
Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Ontario community-dwelling older adults and nursing home residents Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Lane CJ, Bronskill SE, Sykora K, Dhalla IA, Anderson GM, Mamdani MM, Gill SS, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 1086062400 Journal Article
Cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors versus non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and congestive heart failure outcomes in elderly patients: a population-based cohort study Lancet Mamdani MM, Juurlink DN, Lee DS, Rochon PA, Kopp A, Naglie G, Austin PC, Laupacis A, Stukel TA 1085803200 Journal Article
Relation between randomized controlled trials published in leading general medical journals and the global burden of disease Canadian Medical Association Journal Rochon PA, Mashari A, Cohen A, Misra A, Laxer D, Streiner DL, Dergal JM, Clark JP, Gold JL, Binns MA 1085457600 Journal Article
Management of overactive bladder New England Journal of Medicine Gill SS, Mamdani M, Rochon PA 1085025600 Abstract
The role of positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease: Reply JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY Gill SS, Rochon PA, Guttman M, Laupacis A 1078117200 Abstract
Drug-induced lithium toxicity in the elderly: A population-based study Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Juurlink DN, Mamdani MM, Kopp A, Rochon PA, Shulman KI, Redelmeier DA 1072933200 Journal Article
Neuroleptic drug therapy in older adults newly admitted to nursing homes: Incidence, dose and specialist contact Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Bronskill SE, Anderson GM, Sykora K, Wodchis WP, Gill SS, Shulman KI, Rochon PA 1072933200 Journal Article
Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy and dose-related outcomes in older adults with new heart failure in the community Journal of General Internal Medicine Rochon PA, Sykora K, Bronskill SE, Mamdani MM, Anderson GM, Gurwitz JH, Gill SS, Tu JV, Laupacis A 1072933200 Journal Article
Quantifying adverse drug events: Are systematic reviews the answer? Drug Safety Etminan M, Carleton B, Rochon PA 1072933200 Journal Article
Potentially inappropriate prescribing in Canada relative to the US Drugs & Aging Rochon PA, Lane CJ, Bronskill SE, Sykora K, Anderson GM, Mamdani MM, Gurwitz JH, Dhalla IA 1072933200 Journal Article
Representation of patients with dementia in clinical trials of Donepezil Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Gill SS, Bronskill SE, Mamdani MM, Sykora K, Li P, Shulman KI, Anderson GM, Hillmer MP, Wodchis WP, Rochon PA 1072933200 Journal Article
The inclusion of minority groups in clinical trials: Problems of under-representation and under reporting of data Accountability in Research Rochon PA, Mashari A, Cohen A, Misra A, Laxer D, Streiner DL, Clark JP, Dergal JM, Gold J 1072933200 Journal Article
Canadian cardiovascular society consensus conference 2002: Management of heart disease in the elderly patient Canadian Journal of Cardiology Fitchett D, Rockwood K, Chan BTB, Shultz S, Bogaty P, Gillis A, Arnold M, Miller F, Graham MM, Ghali WA, Cartier R, Chow CM, Grymonpre R, Ogilvie R, Rochon PA, Niznick J, Grover S, Kavanah T, Triscott J, Dafoe W, McCartney N, Rodney P, Howlett J 1072933200 Journal Article
Changing prescription patterns for lithium and valproic acid in old age: shifting practice without evidence British Medical Journal Shulman KI, Rochon PA, Sykora K, Anderson GM, Mamdani MM, Bronskill SE, Tran CTT 1051934400 Journal Article
The incidence and preventability of adverse drug events in the long-term care setting JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY Gurwitz JH, Field T, Judge J, Rochon P, Harrold L, Cadoret C, Lee M, White K, LaPrino J, Mainard J, DeFlorio M, Gavendo L, Auger J, Bates D 1049173200 Abstract
Effect of selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors and naproxen on short-term risk of acute myocardial infarction in the elderly Archives of Internal Medicine Mamdani MM, Rochon PA, Juurlink DN, Anderson GM, Kopp A, Naglie G, Austin PC, Laupacis A 1046062800 Journal Article
The value of positron emission tomography in the clinical evaluation of dementia Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Gill SS, Rochon PA, Guttman M, Laupacis A 1041397200 Journal Article
Monitoring contracts with industry: Why research ethics boards must be involved Health Law Review Gold JL, Laxer MS, Rochon PA 1041397200 Journal Article
Exploring the association between atypical neuroleptic agents and diabetes mellitus in older adults Pharmacotherapy Etminan M, Streiner DL, Rochon PA 1041397200 Journal Article
Principles of pharmacology Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence Based Approach, 4th Edition Avorn J, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 1041397200 Book Chapter
Medication use Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 5th ed Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH 1041397200 Book Chapter
Representation of Women's Health in General Medical Versus Women's Health Specialty Journals - A Content Analysis Head, Heart and Hand: Partnerships for Women's Health in Canadian Environments - Vol II, Sec 2 Clark JP, Feldbert GD, Rochon PA 1041397200 Book Chapter
Adverse drug events Rotman Research Board, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Rochon PA 1041397200 Presentation
Computerized physician order entry to reduce adverse drug events at Baycrest Senior Management, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Rochon PA 1041397200 Presentation
Medication use in the geriatric population 2nd Annual Meeting, Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Rochon PA 1041397200 Presentation
Predicting motor decline and disability in Parkinson disease: A systematic review Archives of Neurology Marras LC, Rochon PA, Lang AE 1036126800 Journal Article
Measuring comorbidity in patients with head and neck cancer Laryngoscope Hall SF, Rochon PA, Streiner DL, Paszat LF, Groome PA, Rohland SL 1036126800 Journal Article
Observational study of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in elderly patients given selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors or conventional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs British Medical Journal Mamdani MM, Rochon PA, Juurlink DN, Kopp A, Anderson GM, Naglie G, Austin PC, Laupacis A 1032580800 Journal Article
Comparison of review articles published in peer-reviewed and throwaway journals Journal of the American Medical Association Rochon PA, Bero LA, Bay AM, Gold JL, Dergal JM, Binns MA, Streiner DL, Gurwitz JH 1023249600 Presentation
Efficacy of angiotensin II receptor antagonists in preventing headache: A systematic overview and meta-analysis American Journal of Medicine Etminan M, Levine MAH, Tomlinson G, Rochon PA 1022904000 Journal Article
Inappropriate prescribing before and after nursing home admission Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Dhalla IA, Anderson GM, Mamdani MM, Bronskill SE, Sykora K, Rochon PA 1022904000 Journal Article
Health care for older people: Scottish report has international relevance British Medical Journal Rochon PA, Bronskill SE, Gurwitz JH 1022299200 Journal Article
Interaction between aspirin and ACE inhibitors: Resolving discrepancies using a meta-analysis Drug Safety Takkouche B, Etminan M, Caamaño F, Rochon PA 1009861200 Journal Article
Representation of women in general medical versus women's health specialty journals: A content analysis BMC Women's Health Clark JP, Feldberg GD, Rochon PA 1009861200 Journal Article
Improving the quality of medication use in the elderly: A not-so-simple prescription Archives of Internal Medicine Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 1009861200 Journal Article
Initial patterns of use of COX-2 inhibitors by elderly patients in Ontario: Findings and implications Canadian Medical Association Journal Mamdani MM, Rochon PA, Laupacis A, Anderson GM 1009861200 Journal Article
Comparison of review articles published in peer-reviewed and throwaway journals Journal of the American Medical Association Rochon PA, Bero LA, Bay AM, Gold JL, Dergal JM, Binns MA, Streiner DL, Gurwitz JH 1009861200 Journal Article
Potential interactions between herbal medicines and conventional drug therapies used by older adults attending a memory clinic Drugs & Aging Dergal JM, Gold JL, Laxer DA, Lee MSW, Binns MA, Lanctot KL, Freedman M, Rochon PA 1009861200 Journal Article
Pharmacotherapy Geriatric Review Syllabus Semla TP, Rochon PA 1009861200 Book Chapter
Representation of women's health in general medical versus women's health specialty journals: a content analysis BMC Women's Health Clark JP, Feldbert GD, Rochon PA 1009861200 Journal Article
Provider Order Management/Adverse Drug Events to Smart Systems for Health Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Rochon PA 1009861200 Presentation
What is the best comorbidity index for survival studies in head and neck oncology? AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY Hall SF, Rochon PA, Streiner DL, Paszat LF, Groome PA, Roland S 991368000 Abstract
Herbal drug therapy interactions: A focus on dementia Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care Gold JL, Laxer DA, Dergal JM, Lanctot KL, Rochon PA 978325200 Journal Article
Pill splitting in a long-term care facility Canadian Medical Association Journal Fischbach MS, Gold JL, Lee MSW, Dergal JM, Litner GM, Rochon PA 978325200 Journal Article
Hypodermoclysis in the treatment of dehydration American Family Physician Gill SS, Dasgupta M, Rochon PA 978325200 Journal Article
The use of medications for cognitive enhancement Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences Supplementary Pryse-Phillips W, Sternberg S, Rochon PA, Naglie G, Strong H, Feightner J 978325200 Journal Article
Increased risk of somnolence with the new dopamine agonists in patients with Parkinson's disease: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Drug Safety Etminan M, Samii A, Takkouche B, Rochon PA 978325200 Journal Article
Neurology Health Technology Assessment on Positron Emission Tomography Gill S, Guttman M, Rochon PA 978325200 Book Chapter
General medical journals should have covered war in Kosovo more BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL Neglia AM, Rochon PA 972705600 Abstract
Subcutaneous fluid infusion in a long-term care setting Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Dasgupta M, Binns MA, Rochon PA 962424000 Journal Article
Considerations in designing an ideal meditation-use system: Lessons from caring for the elderly AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACY Gurwitz JH, Rochon P 953096400 Presentation
Prescribing for elderly persons Journal of the American Medical Association Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH 948258000 Abstract
Considerations in designing an ideal medication-use system: Lessons from caring for the elderly American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 946702800 Journal Article
Rate of heart failure and 1-year survival for older people receiving low-dose beta-blocker therapy after myocardial infarction Lancet Rochon PA, Tu JV, Anderson GM, Gurwitz JH, Clark JP, Lau P, Szalai JP, Sykora K, Naylor CD 946702800 Journal Article
Herbal remedies: A critical perspective Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Gold JL, Laxer DA, Rochon PA 946702800 Journal Article
Medication use in the elderly Aging in Good Health Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 946702800 Book Chapter
Considerations in designing an ideal medication-use system; lessons from caring for the elderly American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA 946702800 Journal Article
Use of beta-blocker therapy in older patients after acute myocardial infarction in Ontario Canadian Medical Association Journal Rochon PA, Anderson GM, Tu JV, Clark JP, Gurwitz JH, Szalai JP, Lau P 943938000 Journal Article
The prevalence of low back pain in the elderly: A systematic review of the literature Spine Bressler HB, Keyes WJ, Rochon PA, Badley E 936158400 Journal Article
Prescribing for seniors: Neither too much nor too little? Journal of the American Medical Association Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH 931924800 Journal Article
Challenges of prescribing low-dose drug therapy for older people Canadian Medical Association Journal Rochon PA, Clark JP, Gurwitz JH 915166800 Journal Article
The prevalance of low back pain in the elderly: A systematic review of the literature Spine Bressler HB, Keyes WJ, Rochon PA, Badley E 915166800 Journal Article
Are randomized control trial outcomes influenced by the inclusion of a placebo group? A systematic review of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug trials for arthritis treatment Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Rochon PA, Binns MA, Litner JA, Litner GM, Fischbach MS, Eisenberg D, Kaptchuk TJ, Stason WB, Chalmers TC 915166800 Journal Article
Age- and gender-related use of low-dose drug therapy: The need to manufacture low-dose therapy and evaluate the minimum effective dose Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Rochon PA, Anderson G, Tu J, Gurwitz JH, Clark JP, Shear NH, Lau P 915166800 Journal Article
Health care quality, the older patient, and the primary care physician Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Gurwitz, JH, Rochon PA 915166800 Journal Article
Secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Ontario Cardiovascular Health and Services in Ontario: An ICES Atlas Tu JV, Austin P, Rochon PA, Zhang H 915166800 Book Chapter
Chapter 11. Secondary Prevention after Acute Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in Ontario Cardiovascular Health and Services in Ontario: An ICES Atlas Tu JV, Austin P, Rochon PA, Zhang H 915166800 Book Chapter
The evolution of clinical trials: inclusion and representation Canadian Medical Association Journal Rochon PA, Berger PB, Gordon M 912488400 Journal Article
Reporting of gender-related information in clinical trials of drug therapy for myocardial infarction (vol 159, pg 321, 1998) Canadian Medical Association Journal Rochon PA, Binns MA 906436800 Technical Paper
Cancer surgery in the elderly ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY Iscoe N, To T, Rochon P, Gort E, Wu K 898401600 Abstract
The controversy surrounding cholesterol treatment in older people Geriatric Nephrology and Urology Alibhai SMH, Rochon PA 883630800 Journal Article
Evolution of clinical trials: inclusion and representation Canadian Medical Association Journal Rochon PA, Berger PB, Gordon M 883630800 Journal Article
Reporting of gender-related information in clinical trials of drug therapy for myocardial infarction Canadian Medical Association Journal Rochon PA, Clark JP, Binns MA, Patel V, Gurwitz JH 883630800 Journal Article
A research program to evaluate the benefits of low dose cardiovascular medications: Optimizing prescribing for older women Mature Medicine Canada Clark JP, Dasgupta M, Rochon PA 883630800 Journal Article
Aging: a subject that must be at the top of world agendas - The aging of populations demands major changes across society and health care British Medical Journal Greengross S, Murphy E, Quam L, Rochon PA, Smith R 877752000 Journal Article
Optimising drug treatment for elderly people: The prescribing cascade British Medical Journal Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH 877752000 Journal Article
Physician attitudes concerning warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: Results of a survey of long-term care practitioners Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Monnette J, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA, Avorn J 873086400 Journal Article
A systematic review of the evidence for hypodermoclysis to treat dehydration in older people Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences Rochon PA, Gill SS, Litner J, Fischbach M, Goodison AJ, Gordon M 862459200 Journal Article
Does a placebo group change the outcome of a randomized control trial (RCT)? Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Rochon PA, Binns MA, Chalmers TC 854773200 Abstract
Atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention with warfarin in the long-term care setting Archives of Internal Medicine Gurwitz JH, Monette J, Rochon PA, Eckler MA, Avorn J 852094800 Journal Article
The Cochrane field in health care of older people: Geriatric medicine's role in the collaboration Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Rochon PA, Dickinson E, Gordon M 852094800 Journal Article
Optimizing drug therapy in the elderly Pharmacy & Therapeutics Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA, Avorn J 852094800 Journal Article
Global theme issue on aging International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine Rochon PA, Oxman T 852094800 Journal Article
Aging, a global theme issue: more than 100 medical journals from around the world are participating.(Editorial) British Medical Journal Rochon PA,Smith Richard 850539600 Journal Article
Comorbid illness is associated with survival and length of hospital stay in patients with chronic disability: A prospective comparison of three comorbidity indices Medical Care Rochon PA, Katz JN, Morrow LA, McGlinchey-Berroth R, Ahlquist MM, Sarkarati M, Minaker KL 846824400 Journal Article
Physicians' knowledge and attitudes regarding the use of warfarin in frail elderly patients with atrial fibrillation JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY Monette J, Gurwitz JH, Rochon P, Avorn J 841550400 Abstract
Atrial fibrillation (AF) in the long-term care setting. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY Gurwitz JH, Monette J, Rochon P, Eckler MA, Avorn J 830923200 Abstract
Warfarin in the frail elderly with atrial fibrillation: Results of a physician survey Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Monette J, Gurwitz JH, Rochon P, Glynn RJ, Avorn J 823150800 Abstract
Geriatrics: The age of women Lancet Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH 820472400 Journal Article
Too many words: Mozart 1, Emperor 0 - Reply JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Rochon PA, Cheung CM, Gurwitz JH, Chalmers TC 797659200 Abstract
Use of warfarin in the frail elderly with atrial fibrillation (AF) Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Monette J, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA, Eckler MA, Avorn J 791614800 Abstract
Drug therapy Lancet Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH 788936400 Journal Article
Cochrane collaboration in health care of elderly people Age and Ageing Dickinson E, Rochon PA 788936400 Journal Article
Evaluating the quality of articles published in journal supplements compared with the quality of those published in the parent journal Journal of the American Medical Association Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH, Cheung CM, Hayes JA, Chalmers TC 757400400 Journal Article
A study of manufacturer supported trials of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of arthritis Archives of Internal Medicine Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH, Simms RW, Fortin PR, Felson DT, Minaker KL, Chalmers TC 757400400 Journal Article
Reporting of age data in clinical trials of arthritis: Deficiencies and solutions Archives of Internal Medicine Rochon PA, Fortin PR, Dear KBG, Minaker KL, Chalmers TC 725864400 Journal Article
Agency for health care policy and research guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention: Improving practice and a stimulus for research Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences Rochon PA, Minaker KL 725864400 Journal Article
Risk assessment for pressure ulcers: An adaptation of the national pressure ulcer advisory panel risk factors for spinal-cord injured patients Journal of the American Paraplegia Society Rochon PA, McGlinchey-Berroth R, Beaudet MP, Morrow L, Ahlquist M, Young R, Minaker KL 725864400 Journal Article
Aging: Should it be left to chance? British Medical Journal Millard PH, Higgs P, Rochon P 599634000 Journal Article

Education

  • 1980: B.A. (Hons), McMaster University
  • 1983: M.D., McMaster University
  • 1990: M.P.H., Harvard University

Academic Appointments

  • 2010–Present: Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 2010–Present: Professor of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Vice President, Research, Women's College Hospital Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • 2010–Present: Adjunct Scientist, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit , Baycrest
  • 2010–Present: Staff Geriatrician, Baycrest
  • 2010–Present: Vice-President Research, Women's College Research Institute

Reviewership

Editorial Board

  • 1995–2002: Member, International Editorial Board of the British Medical Journal (International Appointment )
  • 1995–2010: Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine (International Appointment)
  • 2004–Present: Member, Editorial Board of The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (International Appointment)
  • 2004–Present: Member, Editorial Board of Drugs & Aging (International Appointment)
  • 2005–Present: Member, Editorial Advisory Panel for Aging Health (International Appointment)

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2006: Excellence in Leadership, Baycrest Rewards and Recognition Committee
  • 2006: Career Award – Optimizing Prescribing for older adults, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2001-2006
  • 2005: Premier's Research Excellence Awards, Ontario Challenge Fund, 2000-2005. Awarded for demonstrated excellence of scientific and academic contributions to date and the importance of the proposed area of research.
  • 2002: William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology in Therapeutics , awarded to an individual in the field of geriatric clinical pharmacology for making an outstanding contribution to the field
  • 1999: Canadian Women’s Mentor Awards Finalist, Science & Education Category
  • 1993: Max A. Gordon Research Prize, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, University of Toronto
  • 1989: Royal Canadian Legion Postgraduate Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, Support Geriatric Medicine Fellowship - University of London, England, 1988-1989
  • 1989: Postgraduate Award, University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Research Committee, 1988-1989
  • 1989: Detweiler Clinical Traineeship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • 1988: Munk Award, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, University of Toronto, Awarded to a physician demonstrating special merit in geriatric medicine

Research Projects

External

  • 2008–2013: CIHR Team: Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Disease in Older Adults – II
    Collaborators: Rochon PA (Co-PI), Anderson GM (Co-PI)

    Sponsors: CIHR

    Grant # OTG 88591
  • 2006–2011: Reducing Health Disparities and Promoting Equity for Vulnerable Populations (Nursing Home Residents)
    Collaborators: Rochon PA (Nominated PI), Anderson GM (Co-PI)

    Sponsors: CIHR

    Grant # HOA-80075
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Contact

Email: paula.rochon@utoronto.ca