P Brassard

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Prevalence and age distribution of human papillomavirus infection in a population of Inuit women in Nunavik, Quebec
    Lauren Kay Hamlin-Douglas
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3141-9. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint [Factors related to non-compliance with active tuberculosis treatment in Montreal 1992-1995]
    Magalie Cator
    Division des Agents Pathoènes à diffusion Hématogène, Santé Canada, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 93:92-7. 2002
  3. pmc Mortality after infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) diagnosed in the community
    J A Chris Delaney
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West, Ross 4, 29, Montreal, H3A 1A1, Canada
    BMC Med 6:2. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics in primary prevention of stroke in the elderly
    Paul Brassard
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Stroke 34:e163-6. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis, its treatments, and the risk of tuberculosis in Quebec, Canada
    Paul Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:300-4. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Challenges to tuberculin screening and follow-up in an urban Aboriginal sample in Montreal, Canada
    Paul Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, and Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:369-79. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Knowledge and perceptions of tuberculosis among a sample of urban Aboriginal people
    Paul Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, Ross Pavilion, R4 29, Montreal, PQ, Canada H3A 1A1
    J Community Health 33:192-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics in primary prevention of myocardial infarction among elderly patients with hypertension
    Paul Brassard
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am Heart J 145:E20. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Geography and genealogy of the human host harbouring a distinctive drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis
    Paul Brassard
    Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A1
    Infect Genet Evol 8:247-57. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Yield of tuberculin screening among injection drug users
    P Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Ross Pavillion, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:988-93. 2004

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Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Prevalence and age distribution of human papillomavirus infection in a population of Inuit women in Nunavik, Quebec
    Lauren Kay Hamlin-Douglas
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3141-9. 2008
    ..Our aim was to study the prevalence and age distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among Inuit women in Nunavik, northern Quebec, a population at high risk of cervical cancer...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Factors related to non-compliance with active tuberculosis treatment in Montreal 1992-1995]
    Magalie Cator
    Division des Agents Pathoènes à diffusion Hématogène, Santé Canada, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 93:92-7. 2002
    ..To determine the extent of non-compliance with antituberculosis treatment in Montreal and whether it is influenced by the characteristics of the health care setting...
  3. pmc Mortality after infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) diagnosed in the community
    J A Chris Delaney
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West, Ross 4, 29, Montreal, H3A 1A1, Canada
    BMC Med 6:2. 2008
    ..We conducted a population based cohort study to assess the magnitude of mortality associated with MRSA infections diagnosed in the community...
  4. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics in primary prevention of stroke in the elderly
    Paul Brassard
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Stroke 34:e163-6. 2003
    ..Thus, use of antibiotics may lower the risk of developing cerebrovascular disease. We investigated whether antibiotic use is associated with the risk of stroke in elderly individuals treated for hypertension...
  5. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis, its treatments, and the risk of tuberculosis in Quebec, Canada
    Paul Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:300-4. 2009
    ..To determine the risk of tuberculosis (TB) among a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Quebec and assess whether this risk is associated with exposure to nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)...
  6. doi request reprint Challenges to tuberculin screening and follow-up in an urban Aboriginal sample in Montreal, Canada
    Paul Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, and Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:369-79. 2008
    ..Tuberculin screening in this population can be an effective strategy for identifying TST reactive individuals; however, screening efforts will have minimal impact without additional efforts in this high-risk group...
  7. doi request reprint Knowledge and perceptions of tuberculosis among a sample of urban Aboriginal people
    Paul Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Avenue West, Ross Pavilion, R4 29, Montreal, PQ, Canada H3A 1A1
    J Community Health 33:192-8. 2008
    ..We conclude that there is a lack of knowledge and several misconceptions about TB among our sample of urban Aboriginal peoples...
  8. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics in primary prevention of myocardial infarction among elderly patients with hypertension
    Paul Brassard
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am Heart J 145:E20. 2003
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  9. doi request reprint Geography and genealogy of the human host harbouring a distinctive drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis
    Paul Brassard
    Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A1
    Infect Genet Evol 8:247-57. 2008
    ..In high-incidence areas, it is difficult to distinguish cases of reactivation from recent infections, but the low-incidence context allows us to observe a 200-year trajectory of a distinctive drug-resistant strain of M. tuberculosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Yield of tuberculin screening among injection drug users
    P Brassard
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Ross Pavillion, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:988-93. 2004
    ..We quantified the prevalence and predictors of LTBI and level of adherence to medical evaluation in a population of IDUs in Montreal...
  11. ncbi request reprint The use of environmental factors as adjuncts to traditional tuberculosis contact investigation
    C Muecke
    Department of Public Health, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:530-5. 2006
    ..A 25-year-old university student was diagnosed with cavitary pulmonary and laryngeal tuberculosis following symptoms of underlying cough of 6 months' duration...
  12. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of screening and completion of treatment for latent tuberculosis infection among refugee claimants in Canada
    J F Levesque
    Direction des Systèmes de Soins et Services, Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:711-7. 2004
    ..Primary care clinic for refugee claimants, Montreal, Canada...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis surveillance among new immigrants in Montreal
    B Richards
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:858-64. 2005
    ..Foreign-born persons account for over 60% of Canadian tuberculosis (TB) incidence; immigrants with TB-related lung scarring ('inactive TB') are at particularly high risk, and represent an important target for preventive efforts...
  14. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of pyrazinamide-monoresistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Quebec
    D P Yee
    Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:604-9. 2012
    ..In Quebec, 6.2% of all tuberculosis (TB) isolates from Canadian-born patients are resistant to pyrazinamide (PZA) alone. The clinical significance of PZA-monoresistant (PZA(MR)) TB is unknown...
  15. ncbi request reprint Use of geographic and genotyping tools to characterise tuberculosis transmission in Montreal
    I Haase
    Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:632-8. 2007
    ..In Canada, tuberculosis (TB) is increasingly an urban health problem. Montreal is Canada's second-largest city and the second most frequent destination for new immigrants and refugees...
  16. pmc Geographical variation of Crohn's disease residual incidence in the Province of Quebec, Canada
    Pascal Michel
    Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Public Health Agency of Canada, Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Health Geogr 9:22. 2010
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  17. pmc Widespread pyrazinamide-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis family in a low-incidence setting
    Dao Nguyen
    Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2878-83. 2003
    ..We conclude that a clonally related family of PZA-monoresistant M. tuberculosis isolates in Quebec represents historic rather than recent transmission...
  18. pmc The impact of smoking on adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection
    Mélanie Lavigne
    McGill University Health Center, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    BMC Public Health 6:66. 2006
    ..We thus documented the impact of smoking on adherence to LTBI treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Treatment completion and costs of a randomized trial of rifampin for 4 months versus isoniazid for 9 months
    Dick Menzies
    Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, 3650 St Urbain, Room K1 24, Montreal, PQ, H2X 2P4 Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:445-9. 2004
    ..In conclusion, completion of therapy was significantly better with 4 months of rifampin and major side effects were somewhat lower. Further studies are needed to assess the safety and efficacy of the 4-month rifampin regimen...
  20. doi request reprint Urban aboriginal understandings and experiences of tuberculosis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Mary Ellen Macdonald
    Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Qual Health Res 20:506-23. 2010
    ..Community support for, as well as negative reactions toward, individuals ill with TB were identified. We conclude with a number of community health lessons to address the treatment and prevention of TB in urban populations...
  21. doi request reprint Clinical and demographic trends in a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Mumbai (1994-2006): an epidemiologic analysis
    Maninder S Setia
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 76:387-92. 2010
    ..People presenting to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) clinics represent an important risk group for HIV infection; prevention strategies will depend on the clinical attendance...
  22. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroid use in asthma and the prevention of myocardial infarction
    Samy Suissa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Med 115:377-81. 2003
    ..We investigated whether inhaled corticosteroids, which are known to improve asthma control and reduce exacerbations, are associated with a lower rate of myocardial infarction...
  23. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroid use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the risk of hospitalization for pneumonia
    Pierre Ernst
    Pharmacoepidemiology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, and Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Ross 4 29, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, PQ, Quebec, H3A 1A1 Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:162-6. 2007
    ..Inhaled corticosteroids are commonly prescribed to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Antirheumatic drugs and the risk of tuberculosis
    Paul Brassard
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 43:717-22. 2006
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  25. pmc The use of cholesterol-lowering medications after coronary revascularization
    James M Brophy
    Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 169:1153-7. 2003
    ..Whether physicians and patients follow this recommendation is unknown. Our objective was to determine the rate at which patients fill at least one prescription for cholesterol-lowering medications after coronary revascularization...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dwellings, crowding, and tuberculosis in Montreal
    Ian Wanyeki
    Respiratory Epidemiology Unit, McGill University, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 63:501-11. 2006
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  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a school-based tuberculosis-screening program and associate investigation targeting recently immigrated children in a low-burden country
    Paul Brassard
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pediatrics 117:e148-56. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint A predominantly clonal multi-institutional outbreak of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea with high morbidity and mortality
    Vivian G Loo
    Department of Microbiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Que, Canada
    N Engl J Med 353:2442-9. 2005
    ..In March 2003, several hospitals in Quebec, Canada, noted a marked increase in the incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea...
  29. doi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids and risk of tuberculosis in patients with respiratory diseases
    Paul Brassard
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:675-8. 2011
    ..Treatment with substantial doses of oral corticosteroids (OCS) for prolonged periods increases the risk of tuberculosis (TB). However, little is known about the effect of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in this respect...
  30. ncbi request reprint The benefit of cholesterol-lowering medications after coronary revascularization: a population study
    James M Brophy
    Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am Heart J 150:282-6. 2005
    ..In routine practice, the translation of these benefits to elderly patients with recent coronary revascularization is less well known...
  31. ncbi request reprint Men who have sex with men in India: a systematic review of the literature
    Maninder Singh Setia
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J LGBT Health Res 4:51-70. 2008
    ..5% (95% confidence intervals: 11% to 22%). The review also identifies the lacunae in existing literature and provides future directions for research in the MSM community in India...
  32. ncbi request reprint Contact investigation of a case of pulmonary and laryngeal tuberculosis
    C Muecke
    Infectious Diseases Control Unit of the Direction de la santé publique, Montreal Chest Institute, Montreal, Canada
    Can Commun Dis Rep 29:91-2. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Compliance with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus precautions in a teaching hospital
    Waqqas Afif
    Infection Control Service, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 30:430-3. 2002
    ..This study investigates various factors associated with compliance with MRSA precautions during routine patient care...
  34. doi request reprint Determinants of human papillomavirus infection among Inuit women of northern Quebec, Canada
    Lauren Kay Hamlin-Douglas
    Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC
    Sex Transm Dis 37:377-81. 2010
    ..Findings suggest that for older women, markers of recent sexual activity are more predictive of HR-HPV status than markers of lifetime sexual history...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in an immigrant population: evidence against a founder effect
    Sophie Kulaga
    Joint Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 159:507-13. 2004
    ..A mycobacterial "founder effect" is unlikely to account for the high proportion of shared isolates among Haitian-born Montrealers. Recent transmission remains the most likely explanation...
  36. doi request reprint Epidemiology of Crohn's disease in Québec, Canada
    Anne Marie Lowe
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:429-35. 2009
    ..Crohn's disease (CD) is an idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aimed to determine the prevalence and incidence of CD in Québec and characterize the demographic and health-related factors associated with this disease...
  37. pmc A meta-analysis of antibiotic use for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases
    Zhi Song
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    Can J Cardiol 24:391-5. 2008
    ..However, results have occasionally been conflicting, and a meta-analysis may provide additional clarification...
  38. pmc Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in Montreal
    Sophie Kulaga
    CMAJ 167:353-4. 2002