Gonzalo G Alvarez

Summary

Affiliation: Ottawa Health Research Institute
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A model to rule out smear-negative tuberculosis among symptomatic HIV patients using C-reactive protein
    G G Alvarez
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Division of Respirology and Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:1247-51. 2012
  2. pmc A comparative examination of tuberculosis immigration medical screening programs from selected countries with high immigration and low tuberculosis incidence rates
    Gonzalo G Alvarez
    Divisions of Respirology and Infectious Diseases, University of Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Health Research Institute, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 11:3. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the psychological risk factors associated with near fatal asthma or fatal asthma
    G G Alvarez
    Ottawa Health Research Institute of the University of Ottawa, and Respirology Division, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada
    Respiration 74:228-36. 2007
  4. pmc Blastomycosis in a young African man presenting with a pleural effusion
    G G Alvarez
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Can Respir J 13:441-4. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Pediatric tuberculosis immigration screening in high-immigration, low-incidence countries
    G G Alvarez
    Division of Respirology, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:1530-7. 2010
  6. doi request reprint A comparison of obese and nonobese people with asthma: exploring an asthma-obesity interaction
    Smita Pakhale
    MSc, The Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8L6
    Chest 137:1316-23. 2010
  7. pmc Overdiagnosis of asthma in obese and nonobese adults
    Shawn D Aaron
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont, USA
    CMAJ 179:1121-31. 2008
  8. pmc Inaccuracy of death certificate diagnosis of tuberculosis and potential underdiagnosis of TB in a region of high HIV prevalence
    Theresa T Liu
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8L6
    Clin Dev Immunol 2012:937013. 2012
  9. pmc Effect of theophylline on exercise capacity in COPD patients treated with combination long-acting bronchodilator therapy: a pilot study
    Nha Voduc
    University of Ottawa, Division of Respirology, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:245-52. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of blebs or bullae among young healthy adults: a thoracoscopic investigation
    Kayvan Amjadi
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Division of Respirology, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y 4E9
    Chest 132:1140-5. 2007

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint A model to rule out smear-negative tuberculosis among symptomatic HIV patients using C-reactive protein
    G G Alvarez
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Division of Respirology and Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 16:1247-51. 2012
    ..Improved diagnostic algorithms for sputum smear-negative tuberculosis (SNTB) are needed to address the dramatic increase in SNTB in regions with high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence...
  2. pmc A comparative examination of tuberculosis immigration medical screening programs from selected countries with high immigration and low tuberculosis incidence rates
    Gonzalo G Alvarez
    Divisions of Respirology and Infectious Diseases, University of Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Health Research Institute, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 11:3. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to compare the TB immigration medical examination requirements in selected countries of high immigration and low TB incidence rates...
  3. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the psychological risk factors associated with near fatal asthma or fatal asthma
    G G Alvarez
    Ottawa Health Research Institute of the University of Ottawa, and Respirology Division, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada
    Respiration 74:228-36. 2007
    ..Recommendations on future studies in the field are outlined in detail. Following a systematic assessment of all published studies, we cannot conclude that psychological factors increase the risk of NFA and FA...
  4. pmc Blastomycosis in a young African man presenting with a pleural effusion
    G G Alvarez
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Can Respir J 13:441-4. 2006
    ..The unusual occurrence of pulmonary blastomycosis associated with skin lesions and a moderate pleural effusion is reported...
  5. ncbi request reprint Pediatric tuberculosis immigration screening in high-immigration, low-incidence countries
    G G Alvarez
    Division of Respirology, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 14:1530-7. 2010
    ..Many countries have developed immigration TB screening programs to suit the needs of adults, but have not focused much attention on migrant children...
  6. doi request reprint A comparison of obese and nonobese people with asthma: exploring an asthma-obesity interaction
    Smita Pakhale
    MSc, The Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8L6
    Chest 137:1316-23. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Overdiagnosis of asthma in obese and nonobese adults
    Shawn D Aaron
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont, USA
    CMAJ 179:1121-31. 2008
    ..It is unclear whether asthma is overdiagnosed in developed countries, particularly among obese individuals, who may be more likely than nonobese people to experience dyspnea...
  8. pmc Inaccuracy of death certificate diagnosis of tuberculosis and potential underdiagnosis of TB in a region of high HIV prevalence
    Theresa T Liu
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8L6
    Clin Dev Immunol 2012:937013. 2012
    ..TB is often diagnosed clinically, without microbiologic confirmation, leading to inaccurate estimates of TB-attributed deaths. This may contribute to avoidable deaths, and impact population-based TB mortality estimates...
  9. pmc Effect of theophylline on exercise capacity in COPD patients treated with combination long-acting bronchodilator therapy: a pilot study
    Nha Voduc
    University of Ottawa, Division of Respirology, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:245-52. 2012
    ..Previous studies evaluating the effects of theophylline on exercise capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have demonstrated heterogeneous results...
  10. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of blebs or bullae among young healthy adults: a thoracoscopic investigation
    Kayvan Amjadi
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Division of Respirology, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y 4E9
    Chest 132:1140-5. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of blebs or bullae using thoracoscopy in young healthy adults, and to compare patient characteristics among those with and without blebs...
  11. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
    G G Alvarez
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:1472-8. 2004
    ..Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, a 1275-bed hospital that serves a mainly ethnic African population of 1.6 million...
  12. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of risk factors associated with near-fatal and fatal asthma
    G G Alvarez
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can Respir J 12:265-70. 2005
    ..Asthma mortality and morbidity continue to be a serious global problem. Systematic reviews provide an opportunity to review risk factors in detail...