M A Miller

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Morbidity, mortality, and healthcare burden of nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in Canadian hospitals
    Mark A Miller
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:137-40. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of scabies in a long-term care facility: the role of misdiagnosis and the costs associated with control
    Gretha de Beer
    Department of Nursing, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:517-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Eradication versus control for poliomyelitis
    Katherine Sturm-Ramirez
    Lancet 370:132-3; author reply 133. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of an educational intervention on optimizing antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities
    Johanne Monette
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1231-5. 2007
  5. pmc Derivation and validation of a simple clinical bedside score (ATLAS) for Clostridium difficile infection which predicts response to therapy
    Mark A Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Rd, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 13:148. 2013
  6. pmc Divergent rifamycin susceptibilities of Clostridium difficile strains in Canada and Italy and predictive accuracy of rifampin Etest for rifamycin resistance
    Mark A Miller
    Clinical Microbiology, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Rd, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:4319-21. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Fidaxomicin (OPT-80) for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
    Mark Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2 Canada
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 11:1569-78. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection in Canada: patient age and infecting strain type are highly predictive of severe outcome and mortality
    Mark Miller
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 50:194-201. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The fascination with probiotics for Clostridium difficile infection: lack of evidence for prophylactic or therapeutic efficacy
    Mark Miller
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2, Canada
    Anaerobe 15:281-4. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Clostridium difficile-associated disease. Epidemiology, morbidity, mortality, and methods for control
    M A Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Postgrad Med 109:39-42. 2001

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Morbidity, mortality, and healthcare burden of nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in Canadian hospitals
    Mark A Miller
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:137-40. 2002
    ..To assess the healthcare burden, morbidity, and mortality of nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (N-CDAD) in Canadian hospitals...
  2. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of scabies in a long-term care facility: the role of misdiagnosis and the costs associated with control
    Gretha de Beer
    Department of Nursing, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:517-8. 2006
    ..The scabies control costs totaled CDN $200,000, and the facility received negative publicity for a short period after the outbreak...
  3. ncbi request reprint Eradication versus control for poliomyelitis
    Katherine Sturm-Ramirez
    Lancet 370:132-3; author reply 133. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of an educational intervention on optimizing antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities
    Johanne Monette
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1231-5. 2007
    ..To assess the effect of an educational intervention aimed at optimizing antibiotic prescribing in long-term care (LTC) facilities...
  5. pmc Derivation and validation of a simple clinical bedside score (ATLAS) for Clostridium difficile infection which predicts response to therapy
    Mark A Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Rd, Montreal, QC, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 13:148. 2013
    ..There is currently no validated clinical tool for use at the time of CDI diagnosis to categorize patients in order to predict response to therapy...
  6. pmc Divergent rifamycin susceptibilities of Clostridium difficile strains in Canada and Italy and predictive accuracy of rifampin Etest for rifamycin resistance
    Mark A Miller
    Clinical Microbiology, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Rd, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 49:4319-21. 2011
    ..1%) Canadian isolates. Two new rpoB mutations were identified in rifamycin-resistant isolates. RIF susceptibility by Etest correlated completely with susceptibility to both rifamycins determined by agar dilution...
  7. doi request reprint Fidaxomicin (OPT-80) for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
    Mark Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2 Canada
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 11:1569-78. 2010
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  8. doi request reprint Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection in Canada: patient age and infecting strain type are highly predictive of severe outcome and mortality
    Mark Miller
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 50:194-201. 2010
    ..We used a large Canadian database of patients with CDI to explore the interaction between these 2 variables...
  9. doi request reprint The fascination with probiotics for Clostridium difficile infection: lack of evidence for prophylactic or therapeutic efficacy
    Mark Miller
    SMBD Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1E2, Canada
    Anaerobe 15:281-4. 2009
    ..Therefore, the use of probiotics for the prevention and/or therapy of CDI is considered to be theoretically effective...
  10. doi request reprint Clostridium difficile-associated disease. Epidemiology, morbidity, mortality, and methods for control
    M A Miller
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Postgrad Med 109:39-42. 2001
    ..Among the suggestions for antibiotic manipulation are decreased overall use of antibiotics and use of lower-risk antibiotics such as penicillins instead of high-risk antibiotics such as clindamycin and cephalosporins...
  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical management of Clostridium difficile-associated disease
    Mark A Miller
    Infection Prevention and Control and Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 45:S122-8. 2007
    ..This article will review the current approaches using antimicrobials, probiotics, immunomodulation, surgery, and miscellaneous adjuvants to prevent and treat this infection...
  12. pmc Simple strategy for direct identification of medically important yeast species from positive blood culture vials
    D C Sheppard
    Department of Microbiology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 37:2040-1. 1999
    ..Direct inoculation of the Auxacolor system was accurate and more rapid than standard identification with the API 20C...
  13. pmc Clostridium difficile: a formidable foe
    Vivian G Loo
    Infection Control Service, Hopital General de Montreal, QC
    CMAJ 171:47-8. 2004
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Topical mupirocin for eradication of MRSA colonization with mupirocin-resistant strains
    M Semret
    Department of Microbiology, SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 22:578-80. 2001
    ..4% and 85.7% of those colonized only in the nares. Although a trend to decreased effectiveness was seen for clearing mupirocin-resistant MRSA, this agent can decolonize many patients with resistant strains...
  16. pmc Linkage of tuberculosis to chromosome 2q35 loci, including NRAMP1, in a large aboriginal Canadian family
    C M Greenwood
    Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Hum Genet 67:405-16. 2000
    ..The ability to assign individuals to risk classes was crucial to the success of this study...
  17. pmc Comparison of PCR and culture for screening of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci: highly disparate results for vanA and vanB
    Anton Mak
    Department of Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 47:4136-7. 2009
    ..The positive and negative predictive values of vanB PCR were 1.42% and 99.9%, respectively. A positive vanB result by PCR is poorly predictive and necessitates culture for differentiation of VRE-positive and -negative individuals...
  18. ncbi request reprint The Bla2 beta-lactamase from the live-vaccine strain of Francisella tularensis encodes a functional protein that is only active against penicillin-class beta-lactam antibiotics
    Xiaowen R Bina
    Department of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 858 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    Arch Microbiol 186:219-28. 2006
    ..The resulting shuttle vectors were suitable for recombinant gene expression and complementation studies in LVS and Schu S4...
  19. ncbi request reprint Adjuvanticity of an IL-12 fusion protein expressed by recombinant deltaG-vesicular stomatitis virus
    Sheri D Klas
    Department of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 858 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    Cell Immunol 218:59-73. 2002
    ..These studies demonstrated that VSVdeltaG-IL12F-infected cells secrete bioactive single-chain IL-12, and laid the foundation for studies using VSVdeltaG-IL12F as a vector for delivery of IL-12F in vivo...
  20. pmc Prioritization of influenza pandemic vaccination to minimize years of life lost
    Mark A Miller
    Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Infect Dis 198:305-11. 2008
    ....
  21. pmc Temporal trends and climatic factors associated with bacterial enteric diseases in Vietnam, 1991-2001
    Louise A Kelly-Hope
    Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:7-12. 2008
    ..To better understand their epidemiology, we determined temporal trends, seasonal patterns, and climatic factors associated with high risk periods in eight regions across Vietnam...
  22. doi request reprint The AcrAB RND efflux system from the live vaccine strain of Francisella tularensis is a multiple drug efflux system that is required for virulence in mice
    Xiaowen R Bina
    Department of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 858 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 279:226-33. 2008
    ..Murine challenge experiments revealed that the acrB mutant was attenuated. Collectively these results suggest that the F. tularensis AcrAB RND efflux system encodes a multiple drug efflux system that is important for virulence...
  23. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between group B meningococcal disease and autoimmune disease
    Michael Howitz
    Department of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1327-34. 2007
    ..Because systemic infection with GBM induces serum antibody in adults, we investigated whether persons with a history of GBM disease are at increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases...
  24. ncbi request reprint Crystal structure of an iron-containing 1,3-propanediol dehydrogenase (TM0920) from Thermotoga maritima at 1.3 A resolution
    Robert Schwarzenbacher
    The Joint Center for Structural Genomics, California 92037, USA
    Proteins 54:174-7. 2004
  25. pmc Global illness and deaths caused by rotavirus disease in children
    Umesh D Parashar
    Viral Gastroenteritis Section, Division of Viral and Ricksettial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop G04, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:565-72. 2003
    ..The tremendous incidence of rotavirus disease underscores the urgent need for interventions, such as vaccines, particularly to prevent childhood deaths in developing nations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Review of the cost effectiveness of immunisation strategies for the control of epidemic meningococcal meningitis
    Mark A Miller
    Division on International Epidemiology and Population Studies, Fogarty Internatonal Center, National Institutes of Health, Building 16, 16 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 6705, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 23:333-43. 2005
    ..This includes the meningococcal belt of Africa, the Sahelian region...
  27. ncbi request reprint Multinational impact of the 1968 Hong Kong influenza pandemic: evidence for a smoldering pandemic
    Cecile Viboud
    Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Infect Dis 192:233-48. 2005
    ..We further explored the global pattern of mortality caused by the pandemic during this period...
  28. pmc Enterococcus gallinarum N04-0414 harbors a VanD-type vancomycin resistance operon and does not contain a D-alanine:D-alanine 2 (ddl2) gene
    David A Boyd
    National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, 1015 Arlington St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 3R2
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1067-70. 2006
    ..The D-Ala:D-Ala ligase 2 gene (ddl2) was not present in the strain, though it is found downstream of the vanS gene from the vanC operon in E. gallinarum ATCC 49573 and 19 other E. gallinarum strains tested...
  29. ncbi request reprint Synchrony, waves, and spatial hierarchies in the spread of influenza
    Cecile Viboud
    Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Science 312:447-51. 2006
    ..A simple epidemiological model, based on the gravity formulation, captures the observed increase of influenza spatial synchrony with transmissibility; high transmission allows influenza to spread rapidly beyond local spatial constraints...
  30. pmc 1951 influenza epidemic, England and Wales, Canada, and the United States
    Cecile Viboud
    National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:661-8. 2006
    ..Why this epidemic was so severe in some areas but not others remains unknown and highlights major gaps in our understanding of interpandemic influenza...
  31. ncbi request reprint Transmissibility and mortality impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza, with emphasis on the unusually deadly 1951 epidemic
    Cecile Viboud
    Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Vaccine 24:6701-7. 2006
    ..Surprisingly in Liverpool, considered the 'epicenter' of the severe 1951 epidemic, the mortality impact and transmissibility even surpassed the 1918 pandemic...
  32. ncbi request reprint Crystal structure of O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase (TM0665) from Thermotoga maritima at 1.8 A resolution
    Andreas Heine
    The Joint Center for Structural Genomics, Stanford University, Menlo Park, California, USA
    Proteins 56:387-91. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Seasonality of influenza in Brazil: a traveling wave from the Amazon to the subtropics
    Wladimir J Alonso
    Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 6710, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1434-42. 2007
    ..The direction of the traveling wave suggests that environmental forces (temperature, humidity) play a more important role than population factors (density, travel) in driving the timing of influenza epidemics across Brazil...
  34. ncbi request reprint Role of zinc administration in prevention of childhood diarrhea and respiratory illnesses: a meta-analysis
    Rakesh Aggarwal
    Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    Pediatrics 119:1120-30. 2007
    ..The quantified effect of zinc supplementation to prevent childhood diarrhea and respiratory illnesses is unclear. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials on the subject...
  35. pmc Trends for influenza-related deaths during pandemic and epidemic seasons, Italy, 1969-2001
    Caterina Rizzo
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, CNESPS, Rome, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:694-9. 2007
    ..When comparing northern, central, and southern Italy, we found a high level of synchrony in the amplitude of peaks of influenza-related deaths...
  36. ncbi request reprint Review of reported cholera outbreaks worldwide, 1995-2005
    David C Griffith
    Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:973-7. 2006
    ..We highlight the need for more extensive outbreak reporting to justify investments in new interventions...