Vivian G Loo

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Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Clostridium difficile: a formidable foe
    Vivian G Loo
    Infection Control Service, Hopital General de Montreal, QC
    CMAJ 171:47-8. 2004
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Host and pathogen factors for Clostridium difficile infection and colonization
    Vivian G Loo
    Department of Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Ave W, Rm L5 06, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    N Engl J Med 365:1693-703. 2011
  4. pmc In vitro susceptibility of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates from a multi-institutional outbreak in Southern Québec, Canada
    Anne Marie Bourgault
    Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3473-5. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of eight commercial enzyme immunoassays for the detection of Clostridium difficile from stool samples and effect of strain type
    Pierre Rene
    McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 73:94-6. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Comparative metagenomic study of alterations to the intestinal microbiota and risk of nosocomial Clostridum difficile-associated disease
    Amee R Manges
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Infect Dis 202:1877-84. 2010
  7. pmc Fourteen-genome comparison identifies DNA markers for severe-disease-associated strains of Clostridium difficile
    Vincenzo Forgetta
    Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2230-8. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Hand hygiene with soap and water is superior to alcohol rub and antiseptic wipes for removal of Clostridium difficile
    Matthew T Oughton
    Department of Medicine, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:939-44. 2009
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint A portrait of the geographic dissemination of the Clostridium difficile North American pulsed-field type 1 strain and the epidemiology of C. difficile-associated disease in Québec
    Bruno Hubert
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 44:238-44. 2007

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Publications11

  1. pmc Clostridium difficile: a formidable foe
    Vivian G Loo
    Infection Control Service, Hopital General de Montreal, QC
    CMAJ 171:47-8. 2004
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint Host and pathogen factors for Clostridium difficile infection and colonization
    Vivian G Loo
    Department of Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Ave W, Rm L5 06, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    N Engl J Med 365:1693-703. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to identify host and bacterial factors associated with health care-associated acquisition of C. difficile infection and colonization...
  4. pmc In vitro susceptibility of Clostridium difficile clinical isolates from a multi-institutional outbreak in Southern Québec, Canada
    Anne Marie Bourgault
    Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3473-5. 2006
    ..The predominant NAP1 isolates were susceptible to clindamycin, while the NAP2 isolates were resistant...
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of eight commercial enzyme immunoassays for the detection of Clostridium difficile from stool samples and effect of strain type
    Pierre Rene
    McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 73:94-6. 2012
    ..1% to 100%. Among the 57 C. difficile isolates, 30 (51.7%) were of the NAP1 genotype. Stool samples positive for the C. difficile NAP1 strain had a higher positivity rate for the toxin assays...
  6. doi request reprint Comparative metagenomic study of alterations to the intestinal microbiota and risk of nosocomial Clostridum difficile-associated disease
    Amee R Manges
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Infect Dis 202:1877-84. 2010
    ..Hospital exposures were associated with changes in the intestinal microbiota and risk of CDAD, and these changes were not driven exclusively by antimicrobial use...
  7. pmc Fourteen-genome comparison identifies DNA markers for severe-disease-associated strains of Clostridium difficile
    Vincenzo Forgetta
    Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2230-8. 2011
    ..The genetic markers identified illustrate the potential of comparative genomics for the discovery of diagnostic DNA-based targets that are species specific or associated with multiple SDA strains...
  8. doi request reprint Hand hygiene with soap and water is superior to alcohol rub and antiseptic wipes for removal of Clostridium difficile
    Matthew T Oughton
    Department of Medicine, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:939-44. 2009
    ..To evaluate common hand hygiene methods for efficacy in removing Clostridium difficile...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint A portrait of the geographic dissemination of the Clostridium difficile North American pulsed-field type 1 strain and the epidemiology of C. difficile-associated disease in Québec
    Bruno Hubert
    Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 44:238-44. 2007
    ..An increase in the incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in Québec and the United States has been associated with a hypervirulent strain referred to as North American pulsed-field type 1 (NAP1)/027...
  11. doi request reprint Antimicrobial-associated risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection
    Robert C Owens
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:S19-31. 2008
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