Robert Allard

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Invasive bacterial infections following influenza: a time-series analysis in Montréal, Canada, 1996-2008
    R Allard
    Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 6:268-75. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Community-acquired Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, Montréal, 2005-2006: frequency estimates and their validity
    Robert Allard
    Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1032-4. 2011
  3. doi request reprint The reported incidence of campylobacteriosis modelled as a function of earlier temperatures and numbers of cases, Montreal, Canada, 1990-2006
    Robert Allard
    Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Biometeorol 55:353-60. 2011
  4. pmc Diabetes and the severity of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) infection
    Robert Allard
    Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Diabetes Care 33:1491-3. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Using causal models to show the effect of untestable assumptions on effect estimates in randomized controlled trials
    Robert Allard
    Regional Health Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Trials 4:611-20. 2007
  6. pmc Access to sterile injecting equipment is more important than awareness of HCV status for injection risk behaviors among drug users
    Joseph Cox
    Direction de sante publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 44:548-68. 2009
  7. pmc Low perceived benefits and self-efficacy are associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection-related risk among injection drug users
    Joseph Cox
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 66:211-20. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence and risk factors for hepatitis A among Montreal street youth
    Elise Roy
    Montreal Regional Public Health Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC
    Can J Public Health 93:52-3. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of serogroup C meningococcal vaccine estimated from routine surveillance data
    Paul Rivest
    Direction de la sante publique, Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal Centre, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Vaccine 20:2533-6. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Challenges to the surveillance of meningococcal disease in an era of declining incidence in montréal, Québec
    Ruwan Ratnayake
    1 Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2 Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Public Health 104:e335-9. 2013

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Invasive bacterial infections following influenza: a time-series analysis in Montréal, Canada, 1996-2008
    R Allard
    Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 6:268-75. 2012
    ..Shared seasonal patterns, such as between influenza and some respiratory bacterial infections, can create associations between phenomena not causally related...
  2. doi request reprint Community-acquired Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, Montréal, 2005-2006: frequency estimates and their validity
    Robert Allard
    Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1032-4. 2011
    ..Several of the observed problems could be solved by implementing case-by-case notification with subsequent investigation by local public health, as for other reportable diseases...
  3. doi request reprint The reported incidence of campylobacteriosis modelled as a function of earlier temperatures and numbers of cases, Montreal, Canada, 1990-2006
    Robert Allard
    Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Biometeorol 55:353-60. 2011
    ..However, in Montreal, an increase in average temperature of the order of 4.5°C, forecast by some for 2055, could produce a 23% increase in incidence, resulting in about 4,000 excess cases per year...
  4. pmc Diabetes and the severity of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) infection
    Robert Allard
    Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Diabetes Care 33:1491-3. 2010
    ..To confirm the existence of an increased risk of complications from influenza A (H1N1)p among patients with diabetes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Using causal models to show the effect of untestable assumptions on effect estimates in randomized controlled trials
    Robert Allard
    Regional Health Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Trials 4:611-20. 2007
    ..The methods by which randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are analyzed rest on several assumptions, most of which are untestable...
  6. pmc Access to sterile injecting equipment is more important than awareness of HCV status for injection risk behaviors among drug users
    Joseph Cox
    Direction de sante publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 44:548-68. 2009
    ..Improved access to sterile injecting equipment may be more important than knowledge of HCV status in reducing injection risks among this IDU population. The study limitations are noted and recommendations discussed...
  7. pmc Low perceived benefits and self-efficacy are associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection-related risk among injection drug users
    Joseph Cox
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 66:211-20. 2008
    ..Interventions should aim to heighten awareness of the benefits of risk reduction and provide IDUs with the skills necessary to negotiate safer injecting with their peers...
  8. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence and risk factors for hepatitis A among Montreal street youth
    Elise Roy
    Montreal Regional Public Health Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC
    Can J Public Health 93:52-3. 2002
    ..To estimate the prevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies among Montreal street youth...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of serogroup C meningococcal vaccine estimated from routine surveillance data
    Paul Rivest
    Direction de la sante publique, Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal Centre, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Vaccine 20:2533-6. 2002
    ..This demonstrates that meningococcal vaccine effectiveness can be estimated from information obtained routinely from cases only, as an alternative to the more expensive cohort or case-control designs...
  10. ncbi request reprint Challenges to the surveillance of meningococcal disease in an era of declining incidence in montréal, Québec
    Ruwan Ratnayake
    1 Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2 Public Health Department, Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Public Health 104:e335-9. 2013
    ..In an era of declining incidence, our objective was to evaluate the sensitivity and the timeliness of case reporting and the capacity to statistically detect disease clusters...
  11. pmc Campylobacter coli outbreak in men who have sex with men, Quebec, Canada, 2010-2011
    Christiane Gaudreau
    Centre Hospitalier de l Université de Montréal Hôpital Saint Luc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:764-7. 2013
    ..The findings suggested sexual transmission of an enteric infection among men who have sex with men...
  12. ncbi request reprint Minimal uptake of sterile drug preparation equipment in a predominantly cocaine injecting population: implications for HIV and hepatitis C prevention
    Carole Morissette
    Montreal Public Health Department, Division of Infectious Diseases, 1301 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 1M3, Canada
    Int J Drug Policy 18:204-12. 2007
    ..To identify factors associated with using sterile drug injection equipment by injection drug users (IDUs)...
  13. pmc Invasive group A streptococcal infections, clinical manifestations and their predictors, Montreal, 1995-2001
    Maria Graciela Hollm-Delgado
    Direction de sante publique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:77-82. 2005
    ..In our study, these factors included age, gender, underlying medical conditions, and living environment, yet none explained temporal changes in risk for pneumonia and soft-tissue infections...
  14. doi request reprint Predictors of methadone program non-retention for opioid analgesic dependent patients
    Joseph Cox
    Mental Health and Addiction Services, Cape Breton District Health Authority, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada B1P 1P3
    J Subst Abuse Treat 44:52-60. 2013
    ..Some determinants of involuntary discharge were modified by sex. Understanding predictors of specific loss to follow-up outcomes may help MMT programs improve patient retention...
  15. ncbi request reprint The incubation period of acute retroviral syndrome as a multistep process: a parametric survival analysis
    Philippe Vanhems
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, INSERM U271, Universite Claude Bernard, and Epidemiology Unit, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 37:1529-33. 2004
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  16. ncbi request reprint The recent increase of syphilis cases in Lyon University hospitals Is mainly observed in HIV-infected patients: descriptive data from a laboratory-based surveillance system
    Marine Giard
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 34:441-3. 2003