Kumanan Wilson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Effectiveness of smoking cessation therapies: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ping Wu
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    BMC Public Health 6:300. 2006
  2. pmc Teaching Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (EBCAM); changing behaviours in the face of reticence: a cross-over trial
    Edward Mills
    Department of Research, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, North York, Canada
    BMC Med Educ 2:2. 2002
  3. ncbi A third episode of transfusion-derived vCJD
    Kumanan Wilson
    Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    Lancet 368:2037-9. 2006
  4. pmc The reporting of theoretical health risks by the media: Canadian newspaper reporting of potential blood transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 4:1. 2004
  5. pmc A Canadian Agency for Public Health: could it work?
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:222-3. 2004
  6. ncbi Parental views on pediatric vaccination: the impact of competing advocacy coalitions
    Kumanan Wilson
    Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Public Underst Sci 17:231-43. 2008
  7. ncbi Transfusion transmission of vCJD: a crisis avoided?
    Kumanan Wilson
    Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Lancet 364:477-9. 2004
  8. ncbi The success of precaution? Managing the risk of transfusion transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 44:1475-8. 2004
  9. ncbi Characteristics of pediatric and adolescent patients attending a naturopathic college clinic in Canada
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 115:e338-43. 2005
  10. ncbi Changing attitudes towards polio vaccination: a randomized trial of an evidence-based presentation versus a presentation from a polio survivor
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Vaccine 23:3010-5. 2005

Detail Information

Publications91

  1. pmc Effectiveness of smoking cessation therapies: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ping Wu
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    BMC Public Health 6:300. 2006
    ..These include Nicotine Replacement Therapy [NRT], bupropion, and varenicline. We aimed to assess their relative efficacy in smoking cessation by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis...
  2. pmc Teaching Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (EBCAM); changing behaviours in the face of reticence: a cross-over trial
    Edward Mills
    Department of Research, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, North York, Canada
    BMC Med Educ 2:2. 2002
    ..In this study we attempt to determine if a workshop for final year students at a naturopathic college improved their ability to utilize critical appraisal concepts...
  3. ncbi A third episode of transfusion-derived vCJD
    Kumanan Wilson
    Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
    Lancet 368:2037-9. 2006
  4. pmc The reporting of theoretical health risks by the media: Canadian newspaper reporting of potential blood transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 4:1. 2004
    ..In this article we describe how the Canadian print media reported the theoretical risk of blood transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)...
  5. pmc A Canadian Agency for Public Health: could it work?
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:222-3. 2004
  6. ncbi Parental views on pediatric vaccination: the impact of competing advocacy coalitions
    Kumanan Wilson
    Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Public Underst Sci 17:231-43. 2008
    ..More research needs to be conducted to identify approaches to communicate the risks and benefits of vaccination to parents...
  7. ncbi Transfusion transmission of vCJD: a crisis avoided?
    Kumanan Wilson
    Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Lancet 364:477-9. 2004
  8. ncbi The success of precaution? Managing the risk of transfusion transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 44:1475-8. 2004
    ..These vCJD decisions serve as an example of the successful application of precaution and provide lesions as to how the principle should be applied in future transfusion safety decisions...
  9. ncbi Characteristics of pediatric and adolescent patients attending a naturopathic college clinic in Canada
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 115:e338-43. 2005
    ..We also determined factors associated with the use of CAM products and vaccination status...
  10. ncbi Changing attitudes towards polio vaccination: a randomized trial of an evidence-based presentation versus a presentation from a polio survivor
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Vaccine 23:3010-5. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that confronting deeply held beliefs regarding vaccination may paradoxically strengthen these belief systems...
  11. pmc The new International Health Regulations and the federalism dilemma
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS Med 3:e1. 2006
  12. ncbi Addressing the emergence of pediatric vaccination concerns: recommendations from a Canadian policy analysis
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 97:139-41. 2006
    ..However, such an investment is easy to justify given the benefits offered by pediatric vaccination and the ramifications of failing to maintain confidence in vaccination programs or missing a vaccine-related adverse event...
  13. pmc The Krever Commission--10 years later
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:1387-9. 2007
  14. ncbi Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the Canadian blood system after the tainted blood tragedy
    Kumanan Wilson
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 2C4
    Soc Sci Med 64:174-85. 2007
    ..The challenge the blood system now faces is to find the appropriate balance between maximizing safety and ensuring the system remains affordable...
  15. ncbi A survey of attitudes towards paediatric vaccinations amongst Canadian naturopathic students
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont M5G 2C4, Canada
    Vaccine 22:329-34. 2004
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  16. pmc A policy analysis of major decisions relating to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the blood supply
    K Wilson
    University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 165:59-65. 2001
    ..We observed that the presence of a second operator had an important impact on decision-making in 1998/99...
  17. pmc Strategies for implementing the new International Health Regulations in federal countries
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 86:215-20. 2008
    ..We present here a series of recommendations, synthesized from the workshop proceedings, on strategies that these countries might pursue to improve their ability to comply with the revised IHR...
  18. ncbi The effectiveness of interventions to reduce physician's levels of inappropriate transfusion: what can be learned from a systematic review of the literature
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 42:1224-9. 2002
  19. pmc The challenge of an increasingly expensive blood system
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    CMAJ 168:1149-50. 2003
  20. pmc Does a perception of increased blood safety mean increased blood transfusion? An assessment of the risk compensation theory in Canada
    Mo Amin
    Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, 2 Saddle Crescent, Ottawa, ON, K1G 5L4, Canada
    BMC Public Health 4:20. 2004
    ..g., the appropriateness in transfusion). Further, it presents the findings of a pilot survey of physicians in Canada...
  21. ncbi Teaching evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: 2. A conceptual approach to causation-part 2
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Altern Complement Med 8:385-9. 2002
    ..more likely to lead to disease? Is there evidence from several different studies showing the same association? Does withdrawal of the cause result in loss of the effect? Is there a biologic model that can explain the causal relationship?..
  22. pmc Adverse events following 12 and 18 month vaccinations: a population-based, self-controlled case series analysis
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e27897. 2011
    ..Live vaccines have distinct safety profiles, potentially causing systemic reactions one to 2 weeks after administration. In the province of Ontario, Canada, live MMR vaccine is currently recommended at age 12 months and 18 months...
  23. pmc Protecting global health security through the International Health Regulations: requirements and challenges
    Kumanan Wilson
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    CMAJ 179:44-8. 2008
  24. doi Risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome after seasonal influenza vaccination and influenza health-care encounters: a self-controlled study
    Jeffrey C Kwong
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:769-76. 2013
    ..However, influenza infection might also be associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome. We aimed to assess the risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome after seasonal influenza vaccination and after influenza-coded health-care encounters...
  25. doi Underestimating the safety benefits of a new vaccine: the impact of acellular pertussis vaccine versus whole-cell pertussis vaccine on health services utilization
    Steven Hawken
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 176:1035-42. 2012
    ..Future analyses comparing vaccines for safety should examine specific endpoints and general health services utilization...
  26. doi Vaccine and Immunization Surveillance in Ontario (VISION) - using linked health administrative databases to monitor vaccine safety
    Kumanan Wilson
    Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Administrative Services Building, Room 1009, Box 684, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada
    Vaccine 30:6115-20. 2012
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  27. ncbi How should Canada fund the blood system? An evaluation of the chargeback proposal
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, USA
    Hosp Q 6:47-4. 2003
    ..Based on a review of documents and stakeholder interviews, we report the potential advantages and disadvantages of a change to a new system of funding and make recommendations on how provinces should proceed...
  28. ncbi Teaching evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: 5. Interpreting the results of a study on therapy and applying them to a patient
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Altern Complement Med 8:867-73. 2002
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  29. pmc The impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome on medical house staff: a qualitative study
    Gloria Rambaldini
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 20:381-5. 2005
    ..To explore the impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on a medical training program and to develop principles for professional training programs to consider in dealing with future, similar crises...
  30. doi Pandemic H1N1 in Canada and the use of evidence in developing public health policies--a policy analysis
    Laura C Rosella
    Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 83:1-9. 2013
    ..A more transparent and iterative approach to incorporating evidence into public health decision-making that reflects the realities of the external pressures present during a public health emergency is needed...
  31. pmc The effect of hospital-acquired infection with Clostridium difficile on length of stay in hospital
    Alan J Forster
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 184:37-42. 2012
    ..We determined the independent impact of hospital-acquired infection with C. difficile on length of stay in hospital...
  32. ncbi The proportion of variation in perioperative transfusion decisions in Canada attributable to the hospital
    Nadine Shehata
    Division of Hematology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 54:902-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this report was to quantify hospital variation in red cell transfusion decisions perioperatively for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
  33. pmc Adherence to HAART: a systematic review of developed and developing nation patient-reported barriers and facilitators
    Edward J Mills
    Centre for International Health and Human Rights Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 3:e438. 2006
    ..We systematically reviewed the literature to determine patient-reported barriers and facilitators to adhering to antiretroviral therapy...
  34. ncbi Teaching evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: 4. Appraising the evidence for papers on therapy
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Altern Complement Med 8:673-9. 2002
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  35. pmc Emerging norms for the control of emerging epidemics
    Christopher W McDougall
    Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 86:643-5. 2008
  36. doi Validation of diagnostic codes for intussusception and quantification of childhood intussusception incidence in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study
    Robin Ducharme
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr 163:1073-9.e3. 2013
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  37. doi Vaccine-critical videos on YouTube and their impact on medical students' attitudes about seasonal influenza immunization: a pre and post study
    Pierre Robichaud
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, 155 College Street, Health Science Building, 6th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Vaccine 30:3763-70. 2012
    ..However, our study suggests that there is an opportunity for public health to leverage YouTube to communicate accurate and credible information regarding influenza to medical students and others...
  38. ncbi The application of the precautionary principle to the blood system: the Canadian blood system's vCJD donor deferral policy
    Kumanan Wilson
    University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research, Ottawa, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 17:89-94. 2003
    ..This dilemma is somewhat unique to the public health sector and will likely recur in future applications of the principle to transfusion policy...
  39. ncbi Vaccines in the public eye
    Paul Ritvo
    School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    Nat Med 11:S20-4. 2005
    ..As a result, they have received much recent attention in the media that has exposed some of the challenges involved in optimally using vaccine technology...
  40. ncbi The case for a vaccine injury compensation program for Canada
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 103:122-4. 2012
    ..This article outlines the arguments for a compensation program and the design elements that would be best suited to a program in the Canadian context...
  41. ncbi Systematically reviewing qualitative studies complements survey design: an exploratory study of barriers to paediatric immunisations
    Edward J Mills
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Health Science Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:1101-8. 2005
    ..We examined surveys addressing parental barriers to vaccinating children to determine if they comprehensively included themes identified in published qualitative studies...
  42. pmc Association between Birth Order and Emergency Room Visits and Acute Hospital Admissions following Pediatric Vaccination: A Self-Controlled Study
    Steven Hawken
    ICES uOttawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e81070. 2013
    ..We investigated the association between a child's birth order and emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions following 2-,4-,6- and 12-month pediatric vaccinations...
  43. doi Does anemia impact hospital readmissions after coronary artery bypass surgery?
    Nadine Shehata
    Department of Medicine, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 53:1688-97; quiz 1687. 2013
    ..The impact of anemia on hospital readmission after CABG, a potential measure of delayed complications, has not been addressed...
  44. ncbi Reducing the amount of blood transfused: a systematic review of behavioral interventions to change physicians' transfusion practices
    Alan Tinmouth
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 165:845-52. 2005
    ..Therefore, we performed a systematic review of the literature to examine the effectiveness of behavioral interventions to reduce blood product utilization...
  45. ncbi On-time vaccination coverage in premature infants in Ontario, 2002-2009
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Public Health 103:e359-62. 2012
    ..We sought to compare on-time vaccination levels in premature children for recommended vaccinations to levels in children born at term...
  46. doi Incidence of adverse events in premature children following 2-month vaccination
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:592-5. 2012
    ..This in turn results in an increased immune response and risk of immediate adverse reactions. Future studies of immune response in premature children should examine the impact of weight at the time of immunization...
  47. ncbi The societal unit cost of allogenic red blood cells and red blood cell transfusion in Canada
    Mo Amin
    Centre for Transfusion Research, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Transfusion 44:1479-86. 2004
    ..The unit cost of allogenic RBCs and RBC transfusion in Canada in 1994 was estimated at 152.17 US dollars. The objective of this study was to determine the unit cost of allogenic RBC transfusion in Canada from a societal perspective...
  48. pmc Learning from Listeria: the autonomy of the Public Health Agency of Canada
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 179:877-9. 2008
  49. ncbi Factors affecting perioperative transfusion decisions in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Nadine Shehata
    Division of Hematology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
    Anesthesiology 105:19-27. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the hemoglobin concentration for transfusion and the factors that influence physicians' perioperative transfusion decisions for coronary artery bypass patients...
  50. doi Patterns of emergency room visits, admissions and death following recommended pediatric vaccinations - a population based study of 969,519 vaccination events
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Vaccine 29:3746-52. 2011
    ..The risk of immediate adverse events due to the inflammation created by a vaccine is a potential concern for pediatric vaccine programs...
  51. ncbi Closing comment: Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: is it a viable concept?
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Altern Complement Med 8:875-6. 2002
  52. doi Safety and utilization of influenza immunization in children with inflammatory bowel disease
    Eric I Benchimol
    Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 131:e1811-20. 2013
    ..This study assessed whether immunization was associated with adverse events in IBD patients using a population-based database of children with IBD...
  53. pmc Achieving the "triple aim" for inborn errors of metabolism: a review of challenges to outcomes research and presentation of a new practice-based evidence framework
    Beth K Potter
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Genet Med 15:415-22. 2013
    ..Guided by the framework, a new Canadian research network has been established to generate knowledge that will inform the design and delivery of health services for patients with inborn errors of metabolism and other rare diseases...
  54. doi Predictive risk algorithms in a population setting: an overview
    Douglas G Manuel
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:859-65. 2012
    ..Risk algorithms have a similar but underdeveloped potential to support decision-making for population health...
  55. doi Impact of birth weight at term on rates of emergency room visits and hospital admissions following vaccination at 2 months of age
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Vaccine 29:8267-74. 2011
    ..Birth weight of children born at term may theoretically be associated with risk of adverse events from immunization...
  56. ncbi Teaching evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: 3. Asking the questions and identifying the information
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Altern Complement Med 8:499-506. 2002
    ..This paper suggests practical strategies for successful database searches in support of EBCAM...
  57. doi The duty to care in a pandemic
    Ross Upshur
    University of Toronto, Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G1L4, Canada
    Am J Bioeth 8:31-3. 2008
  58. ncbi National immunization strategy. A model for resolving jurisdictional disputes in public health
    Jennifer Keelan
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 99:376-9. 2008
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  59. ncbi Guillain-Barré syndrome after influenza vaccination in adults: a population-based study
    David N Juurlink
    Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Arch Intern Med 166:2217-21. 2006
    ..Whether influenza vaccination is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) remains uncertain...
  60. pmc Strengthening the International Health Regulations: lessons from the H1N1 pandemic
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Health Policy Plan 25:505-9. 2010
    ..Support for the IHR(2005) should be broadened and deepened to improve their utility as a tool to strengthen global health security...
  61. doi A flu by any other name: why the World Health Organization should adopt the World Meteorological Association's storm naming system as a model for naming emerging infectious diseases
    Rebecca Schein
    School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Commun 17:532-45. 2012
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  62. doi Variability in the clinical management of fatty acid oxidation disorders: results of a survey of Canadian metabolic physicians
    Beth K Potter
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Inherit Metab Dis 35:115-23. 2012
    ..While consensus guidelines are important, understanding areas where there is a lack of consensus is also critical to inform priorities for future evaluative research...
  63. pmc The challenges in making electronic health records accessible to patients
    Leslie Beard
    Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:116-20. 2012
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  64. ncbi A Canadian framework for applying the precautionary principle to public health issues
    Erica Weir
    Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 101:396-8. 2010
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  65. doi ABO-identical versus nonidentical platelet transfusion: a systematic review
    Nadine Shehata
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Division of Hematology, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 49:2442-53. 2009
    ..The primary objective of this report is to assess whether ABO-identical PLT transfusion is associated with improved mortality and/or morbidity for patients with hematologic/oncologic disorders...
  66. doi Revisiting the possibility of serious adverse events from the whole cell pertussis vaccine: were metabolically vulnerable children at risk?
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Med Hypotheses 74:150-4. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, at a population level, enough events could have occurred to cause concern amongst parents...
  67. ncbi The complexities of multi-level governance in public health
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 95:409-12. 2004
    ..To do so, policy-makers need to address unique challenges to public health governance...
  68. ncbi The responsibility of healthcare institutions to protect global health security
    Kumanan Wilson
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Healthc Q 12:56-60, 2. 2009
    ..This unanimously approved document outlines how countries are to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies of international concern in a manner that does not unnecessarily impact on travel and trade...
  69. ncbi Association of autistic spectrum disorder and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: a systematic review of current epidemiological evidence
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine and Health Policy, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:628-34. 2003
    ..To systematically review the evidence for and against the existence of an association between autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Study..
  70. ncbi Public health through a different lens
    Raisa Deber
    Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Healthc Pap 7:66-71. 2007
    ..Public health is heterogeneous, and many roads may lead us to the promised land...
  71. pmc Health food store recommendations: implications for breast cancer patients
    Edward Mills
    Department of Research, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, North York, Ontario, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res 5:R170-4. 2003
    ..Many breast cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). We aimed to determine what advice health food store employees present to individuals seeking treatment options for breast cancer...
  72. ncbi Teaching evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: 2. A conceptual approach to causation-part 1
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Altern Complement Med 8:379-83. 2002
    ....
  73. pmc Parents' experiences discussing pediatric vaccination with healthcare providers: a survey of Canadian naturopathic patients
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e22737. 2011
    ..Groups that are associated with reduced rates of pedicatic vaccination, such as parents who access naturopathic care, may be particularly vulnerable to this issue...
  74. doi An analysis of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine debate on MySpace blogs
    Jennifer Keelan
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
    Vaccine 28:1535-40. 2010
    ..We tracked the debate in the United States through MySpace, then the most popular social networking site, in order to better understand the public's reaction to the vaccine...
  75. pmc The first three years of screening for medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) by newborn screening ontario
    Shelley Kennedy
    Newborn Screening Ontario, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 10:82. 2010
    ..This study reports on the first three years of newborn screening for MCADD in Ontario, Canada...
  76. pmc Balancing vaccine science and national policy objectives: lessons from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Omnibus Autism Proceedings
    Jennifer Keelan
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 101:2016-21. 2011
    ..In fact, the courts have functioned as intended and have allowed for a fair hearing of vaccine concerns while maintaining confidence in vaccines and providing protection to vaccine manufacturers...
  77. ncbi Use of intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of neurologic conditions: a systematic review
    Dean Fergusson
    Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 45:1640-57. 2005
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  78. pmc Severe acute respiratory syndrome and its impact on professionalism: qualitative study of physicians' behaviour during an emerging healthcare crisis
    Sharon E Straus
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
    BMJ 329:83. 2004
    ..To explore issues of medical professionalism in the context of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a new emerging health threat...
  79. pmc Preserving relationships with antivaccine parents: five suggestions from social psychology
    Jennifer Fortune
    Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 53:2083-5, 2093-5. 2007
  80. ncbi Milk thistle and indinavir: a randomized controlled pharmacokinetics study and meta-analysis
    Edward Mills
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, HSC 2C12, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 61:1-7. 2005
    ..To determine whether ingestion of milk thistle affects the pharmacokinetics of indinavir...
  81. doi A framework for applying the precautionary principle to transfusion safety
    Kumanan Wilson
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 25:177-83. 2011
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  82. ncbi Barriers to participating in an HIV vaccine trial: a systematic review
    Edward Mills
    AIDS 18:2235-42. 2004
  83. ncbi Consensus conference on vCJD screening of blood donors: report of the panel
    Jeffrey McCullough
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Transfusion 44:675-83. 2004
  84. pmc Protecting vaccine programs and the public
    Kumanan Wilson
    CMAJ 176:1681, 1683. 2007
  85. pmc WHO's response to global public health threats: XDR-TB
    Kumanan Wilson
    PLoS Med 4:e246. 2007
  86. ncbi Introducing evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: answering the challenge
    Kumanan Wilson
    J Altern Complement Med 8:103-5. 2002
  87. ncbi Teaching evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: 1. A learning structure for clinical decision changes
    Edward J Mills
    Department of Research, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, North York, Ontario
    J Altern Complement Med 8:207-14. 2002
    ..In order to create communication effectively, an evidence-based approach may provide the common ground required for all schools of thought...
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