A G Matlow

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Affiliation: The Hospital for Sick Children
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Improving patient safety through a multi-faceted internal surveillance program
    Anne Matlow
    Infection Prevention and Control Programme, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
    Healthc Q 11:101-8. 2008
  2. pmc A study of provider-caregiver communication in paediatric ambulatory care
    Anne G Matlow
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
    Paediatr Child Health 11:217-21. 2006
  3. doi Attitudes and beliefs, not just knowledge, influence the effectiveness of environmental cleaning by environmental service workers
    Anne G Matlow
    Infection Prevention and Control Programme, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 40:260-2. 2012
  4. ncbi Disclosure of medical errors
    Anne Matlow
    The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
    Pediatr Clin North Am 53:1091-104. 2006
  5. ncbi Enteral tube hub as a reservoir for transmissible enteric bacteria
    Anne Matlow
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 34:131-3. 2006
  6. pmc How can the principles of complexity science be applied to improve the coordination of care for complex pediatric patients?
    A G Matlow
    Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:85-8. 2006
  7. ncbi The development of the Canadian paediatric trigger tool for identifying potential adverse events
    Anne Matlow
    Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
    Healthc Q 8:90-3. 2005
  8. doi Disclosure of medical error to parents and paediatric patients: assessment of parents' attitudes and influencing factors
    A G Matlow
    Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Arch Dis Child 95:286-90. 2010
  9. pmc Description of the development and validation of the Canadian Paediatric Trigger Tool
    Anne G Matlow
    Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:416-23. 2011
  10. ncbi Nosocomial urinary tract infections in children in a pediatric intensive care unit: a follow-up after 10 years
    Anne G Matlow
    Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 4:74-7. 2003

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Publications39

  1. ncbi Improving patient safety through a multi-faceted internal surveillance program
    Anne Matlow
    Infection Prevention and Control Programme, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
    Healthc Q 11:101-8. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc A study of provider-caregiver communication in paediatric ambulatory care
    Anne G Matlow
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
    Paediatr Child Health 11:217-21. 2006
    ..Provider-caregiver communication is a key ingredient in quality health care and patient safety, and effective communication has been shown to affect compliance and outcomes...
  3. doi Attitudes and beliefs, not just knowledge, influence the effectiveness of environmental cleaning by environmental service workers
    Anne G Matlow
    Infection Prevention and Control Programme, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 40:260-2. 2012
    ..Understanding and targeting ESWs' attitudes and beliefs may inform strategies to improve environmental cleaning...
  4. ncbi Disclosure of medical errors
    Anne Matlow
    The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
    Pediatr Clin North Am 53:1091-104. 2006
    ..Knowledge of the historical perspective, ethical underpinnings, and medico-legal implications gives us a better appreciation of current recommendations for disclosing adverse events resulting from medical error to those affected...
  5. ncbi Enteral tube hub as a reservoir for transmissible enteric bacteria
    Anne Matlow
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 34:131-3. 2006
    ..Strict attention to infection control measures is imperative when handling enteral feed apparatuses...
  6. pmc How can the principles of complexity science be applied to improve the coordination of care for complex pediatric patients?
    A G Matlow
    Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:85-8. 2006
    ..In this article we view coordination of care through the lens of complexity science in an effort to find new solutions to this healthcare challenge...
  7. ncbi The development of the Canadian paediatric trigger tool for identifying potential adverse events
    Anne Matlow
    Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
    Healthc Q 8:90-3. 2005
  8. doi Disclosure of medical error to parents and paediatric patients: assessment of parents' attitudes and influencing factors
    A G Matlow
    Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Arch Dis Child 95:286-90. 2010
    ..To assess parental preferences for medical error disclosure and evaluate associated factors...
  9. pmc Description of the development and validation of the Canadian Paediatric Trigger Tool
    Anne G Matlow
    Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:416-23. 2011
    ..To describe the process of developing and validating the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Trigger Tool (CPTT)...
  10. ncbi Nosocomial urinary tract infections in children in a pediatric intensive care unit: a follow-up after 10 years
    Anne G Matlow
    Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 4:74-7. 2003
    ..To define nosocomial urinary tract infection (NUTI) rates in a pediatric intensive care unit, and determine whether practice recommendations have been sustained after 10 yrs...
  11. doi Care of children isolated for infection control: a prospective observational cohort study
    Eyal Cohen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 122:e411-5. 2008
    ..Given the high prevalence and substantial inconvenience associated with implementation of isolation precautions in pediatric settings, we explored the impact of this intervention on the care provided to children and their families...
  12. ncbi Survey of isolation practices at a tertiary care pediatric hospital
    Joseph V Vayalumkal
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 35:207-11. 2007
    ..In this report, we present data from the first 14 months of the study...
  13. ncbi Blueprint for patient safety
    Polly Stevens
    Quality and Risk Management, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pediatr Clin North Am 53:1253-67. 2006
    ..Finally, the 10 components of the plan and specific elements that could fall under each component are described...
  14. doi Pediatric residents' decision-making around disclosing and reporting adverse events: the importance of social context
    Maitreya Coffey
    Division of Paediatric Medicine and Centre for Patient Safety Faculty, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 85:1619-25. 2010
    ..This study explored pediatric residents' knowledge and attitudes about disclosure...
  15. ncbi Patient safety in a pediatric centre: partnering with families
    Bonnie Fleming-Carroll
    Centre for Nursing, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
    Healthc Q 9:96-101. 2006
    ..A task-oriented partnership between families and healthcare workers has proven to be a productive model for advancing pediatric patient safety...
  16. ncbi Building from the Blueprint for Patient Safety at the Hospital for Sick Children
    Polly Stevens
    Quality and Risk Management, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
    Healthc Q 8:132-9. 2005
  17. ncbi Achieving closure through disclosure: experience in a pediatric institution
    Anne Matlow
    Patient Safety, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr 144:559-60. 2004
  18. doi Prevalence and clinical significance of medication discrepancies at pediatric hospital admission
    Maitreya Coffey
    Division of Pediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada
    Acad Pediatr 9:360-365.e1. 2009
    ..To quantify admission medication discrepancies in a tertiary-care, general pediatric population, to describe their clinical importance and associated factors, and to assess a screening approach to pharmacist involvement...
  19. doi Surveillance for healthcare-acquired febrile respiratory infection in pediatric hospitals participating in the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program
    Joseph V Vayalumkal
    Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:652-8. 2009
    ....
  20. ncbi The role of nurse understaffing in nosocomial viral gastrointestinal infections on a general pediatrics ward
    Jacob Stegenga
    Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:133-6. 2002
    ..To examine the relationship between nurse staffing levels and the rate of nosocomial viral gastrointestinal infections (NVGIs) in a general pediatrics population...
  21. ncbi Microbial contamination of enteral feed administration sets in a pediatric institution
    Anne Matlow
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Hospital For Sick Childre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 31:49-53. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that the enteral feed administration sets become colonized externally by microbes grown from the enteral tube hub, and therefore serve as a reservoir of organisms that can be crosstransmitted...
  22. pmc Antimicrobial susceptibilities of health care-associated and community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from hospitalized patients in Canada, 1995 to 2008
    Andrew E Simor
    Department of Microbiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:2265-8. 2010
    ..Reduced susceptibility to glycopeptides was not identified...
  23. ncbi Children hospitalized with severe acute respiratory syndrome-related illness in Toronto
    Ari Bitnun
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 112:e261. 2003
    ..We describe the clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic features of children who were admitted to the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, with a presumptive diagnosis of suspect or probable SARS...
  24. ncbi Implementation of admission medication reconciliation at two academic health sciences centres: challenges and success factors
    Maitreya Coffey
    Hospital for Sick Children and Division of Paediatric Medicine at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Healthc Q 12:102-9. 2009
    ..At The Hospital for Sick Children's pilot unit, 72-88% of patients have a physician's primary medication history documented on a Med Rec form and 57-73% of patients are also undergoing Med Rec by a nurse or pharmacist...
  25. ncbi Sustained endemicity of Burkholderia cepacia complex in a pediatric institution, associated with contaminated ultrasound gel
    Michelle Jacobson
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:362-6. 2006
    ..To determine whether contaminated ultrasound gel is the source of intermittent outbreaks of nosocomial infection due to Burkholderia cepacia complex in patients without cystic fibrosis since 1992...
  26. doi Infection control practices related to Clostridium difficile infection in acute care hospitals in Canada
    Denise Gravel
    Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 37:9-14. 2009
    ..We carried out a survey to identify the infection prevention and control practices in place in Canadian hospitals participating in the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP)...
  27. ncbi A point prevalence survey of health care-associated infections in pediatric populations in major Canadian acute care hospitals
    Denise Gravel
    Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 35:157-62. 2007
    ..To estimate the prevalence of pediatric health care-associated infections (HAI) in Canadian acute care hospitals...
  28. doi Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection in adults admitted to acute care hospitals in Canada: a Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program Study
    Denise Gravel
    Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 48:568-76. 2009
    ..We re-examined the incidence of HA CDI with an emphasis on patient outcomes...
  29. doi Study of cerebrospinal fluid shunt-associated infections in the first year following placement, by the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program
    Joanne M Langley
    Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:285-8. 2009
    ..85% vs 3.24%; P=.04) and occurred sooner after surgery in children than in adults. A wide variation in compliance with antimicrobial prophylaxis was observed between 21 participating medical centers...
  30. ncbi Do in-line respiratory filters protect patients? Comparing bacterial removal efficiency of six filters
    Anne Marie Canakis
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 34:336-41. 2002
    ..In conclusion, when all filters are exposed to the same extreme challenges, significant differences exist in their ability to remove bacteria...
  31. pmc Mupirocin-resistant, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in Canadian hospitals
    Andrew E Simor
    Department of Microbiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, B103 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:3880-6. 2007
    ....
  32. doi Vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Canada: results from the Canadian nosocomial infection surveillance program, 1999-2005
    Marianna Ofner-Agostini
    Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:271-4. 2008
    ..Although the incidence rate of VRE carriage in Canada is increasing, it remains very low...
  33. ncbi Herpes simplex virus in febrile neutropenic children undergoing chemotherapy for cancer: a prospective cohort study
    Raveena Ramphal
    Division of Haematology Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:700-4. 2007
    ..Our secondary objectives were to describe the association between oral HSV and prolonged fever, neutropenia, mucositis, and response to initial antimicrobial therapy...
  34. pmc Detection and characterization of heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Canada: results from the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, 1995-2006
    Heather J Adam
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, and Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:945-9. 2010
    ..0; 95% CI, 1.2 to 7.4). There has been no evidence of vancomycin "MIC creep" in Canadian strains of methicillin (meticillin)-resistant S. aureus, and hVISA strains are currently uncommon...
  35. doi Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization or infection in Canada: National Surveillance and Changing Epidemiology, 1995-2007
    Andrew E Simor
    Department of Microbiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:348-56. 2010
    ..To determine the incidence and describe the changing epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization or infection in Canadian hospitals from 1995-2007...
  36. pmc Population-based surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease in homeless adults in Toronto
    Agron Plevneshi
    Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e7255. 2009
    ..Identification of high-risk populations for serious infection due to S. pneumoniae will permit appropriately targeted prevention programs...
  37. doi Invasive pneumococcal disease in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: a decade of prospective population-based surveillance
    D Kumar
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Bone Marrow Transplant 41:743-7. 2008
    ..The antimicrobial resistance rates were high, especially for trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. HSCT recipients are at significantly greater risk for IPD than the general population. Preventative strategies are necessary...
  38. ncbi Nosocomial transmission of congenital tuberculosis in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Maryanne Crockett
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1719-23. 2004
    ..Isolates from both infants were genetically indistinguishable. Transmission between the 2 infants was likely due to contaminated respiratory equipment...
  39. ncbi Identification badges: a potential fomite?
    Kaede Ota
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton
    Can J Infect Control 22:162, 165-6. 2007
    ..Staff identification badges are mandatory in all hospitals. The purpose of this study was to assess microbial contamination of identification badges at a Canadian tertiary centre. Risk factors for badge contamination were also investigated...