L Valiquette

Summary

Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk of Clostridium difficile infection after perioperative antibacterial prophylaxis before and during an outbreak of infection due to a hypervirulent strain
    Alex Carignan
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1838-43. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of a reduction in the use of high-risk antibiotics on the course of an epidemic of Clostridium difficile-associated disease caused by the hypervirulent NAP1/027 strain
    Louis Valiquette
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 45:S112-21. 2007
  3. pmc Prediction tools for unfavourable outcomes in Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review
    Claire Nour Abou Chakra
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e30258. 2012
  4. pmc Rationale for and protocol of a multi-national population-based bacteremia surveillance collaborative
    Kevin B Laupland
    Departments of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 2:146. 2009
  5. pmc Salmonella enterica bacteraemia: a multi-national population-based cohort study
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 10:95. 2010
  6. pmc Faecal pharmacokinetics of orally administered vancomycin in patients with suspected Clostridium difficile infection
    Milagros Gonzales
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Universite de Sherbrooke, 3001 12eme Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 10:363. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Prediction of complicated Clostridium difficile infection by pleural effusion and increased wall thickness on computed tomography
    Louis Valiquette
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, 3001, 12ème AveNord, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 5N4, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 49:554-60. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint A survey of physician's attitudes regarding management of severe group A streptococcal infections
    L Valiquette
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Ontario, Canada
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:977-82. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of Clostridium difficile-associated disease treated with metronidazole or vancomycin before and after the emergence of NAP1/027
    Jacques Pepin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2781-8. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteraemia in a region of Canada
    J Pepin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:141-6. 2010

Collaborators

  • Jacques Pepin
  • A J McGeer
  • J C Nickel
  • Louis Charles Fortier
  • Karl Weiss
  • Clarence Chant
  • Deborah J Cook
  • Donald Low
  • Kevin B Laupland
  • Claire Nour Abou Chakra
  • Milagros Gonzales
  • Peter Collignon
  • Pamela Kibsey
  • Deirdre L Church
  • John Galbraith
  • Karina J Kennedy
  • Daniel B Gregson
  • Alex Carignan
  • John Muscedere
  • L Le Blanc
  • P I Karakiewicz
  • P Dunscombe
  • Henrik C Schønheyder
  • Eric H Frost
  • Jenny Dahl Knudsen
  • Outi Lyytikainen
  • Stephanie Sirard
  • Henrik C Schonheyder
  • Julie C Carrier
  • Christian Ostergaard Andersen
  • David Leasa
  • Dan Zuege
  • Sean Keenan
  • Vincent Nault
  • Derek Townsend
  • Rob Fowler
  • Kevin Laupland
  • Benoit Cossette
  • Lori Hand
  • Richard Hall
  • Jim Kutsogiannis
  • Mike Miletin
  • Claudio Martin
  • Kevin Saunders
  • Martin Albert
  • Lynn Johnston
  • Martin Legare
  • Rick Hodder
  • Juan Ronco
  • Peter Dodek
  • Mike Jacka
  • Carolyn Hoffman
  • Catherine Allard
  • Daren Heyland
  • Christine Weir
  • Brenda Morgan
  • Linda Nusdorfer
  • Taz Sinuff
  • Sue Elliott
  • O Lesur
  • C St-Pierre
  • F Benard
  • M McNaughton Collins
  • M McCormack
  • P Perrotte
  • C Menard
  • G Roberts

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk of Clostridium difficile infection after perioperative antibacterial prophylaxis before and during an outbreak of infection due to a hypervirulent strain
    Alex Carignan
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1838-43. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of PAP-induced CDI after selected surgical procedures and to compare such risk before with such risk after the emergence of the hypervirulent strain of C. difficile...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of a reduction in the use of high-risk antibiotics on the course of an epidemic of Clostridium difficile-associated disease caused by the hypervirulent NAP1/027 strain
    Louis Valiquette
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 45:S112-21. 2007
    ..The inefficacy of infection control measures targeting transmission through hospital personnel might be a result of their implementation late in the epidemic, when the environment was heavily contaminated with spores...
  3. pmc Prediction tools for unfavourable outcomes in Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review
    Claire Nour Abou Chakra
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e30258. 2012
    ..Clinical prediction rules (CPRs) can improve the accuracy of medical decision-making. Several CPRs have been developed for CDI, but none has gained a widespread acceptance...
  4. pmc Rationale for and protocol of a multi-national population-based bacteremia surveillance collaborative
    Kevin B Laupland
    Departments of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Res Notes 2:146. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: Future studies from this collaborative should lead to a better understanding of the epidemiology of bloodstream infections...
  5. pmc Salmonella enterica bacteraemia: a multi-national population-based cohort study
    Kevin B Laupland
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 10:95. 2010
    ..However, population-based data are limited. The objective of this study was to define the occurrence of S. enterica bacteremia in a large international population and to evaluate temporal and regional differences...
  6. pmc Faecal pharmacokinetics of orally administered vancomycin in patients with suspected Clostridium difficile infection
    Milagros Gonzales
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Universite de Sherbrooke, 3001 12eme Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 10:363. 2010
    ..We wished to determine to what extent faecal levels of vancomycin vary according to diarrhoea severity and dosage, and whether it is rational to administer high-dose vancomycin to selected patients...
  7. doi request reprint Prediction of complicated Clostridium difficile infection by pleural effusion and increased wall thickness on computed tomography
    Louis Valiquette
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, 3001, 12ème AveNord, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 5N4, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 49:554-60. 2009
    ..difficile. We sought to describe and correlate abdominal CT findings with complicated CDI and to compare them before and after the emergence of the epidemic strain...
  8. ncbi request reprint A survey of physician's attitudes regarding management of severe group A streptococcal infections
    L Valiquette
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Ontario, Canada
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:977-82. 2006
    ..They also demonstrate that, although the majority of physicians recommend immunoglobulins, there is important variability between physician recommendations with regard to the indications of use, dose, and time of administration...
  9. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of Clostridium difficile-associated disease treated with metronidazole or vancomycin before and after the emergence of NAP1/027
    Jacques Pepin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2781-8. 2007
    ..To reassess the comparative efficacy of vancomycin versus metronidazole in the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) after the emergence in 2003 of the hypervirulent NAP1/027 strain...
  10. doi request reprint Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteraemia in a region of Canada
    J Pepin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:141-6. 2010
    ..pneumoniae bacteraemia who were diabetic increased from 26% (1997-2004) to 42% (2005-2007). The rising incidence of K. pneumoniae bacteraemia may represent an unexpected consequence of the expanding population of adult diabetics...
  11. ncbi request reprint Increasing risk of relapse after treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis in Quebec, Canada
    Jacques Pepin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1591-7. 2005
    ..Clinicians who treat patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in Quebec, Canada, have noted an apparent increase in the proportion of patients who experience relapse...
  12. pmc Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in a region of Quebec from 1991 to 2003: a changing pattern of disease severity
    Jacques Pepin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que
    CMAJ 171:466-72. 2004
    ..difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in our institution. We describe cases of CDAD at our institution over a 13-year period and investigate changes in illness severity...
  13. pmc Mortality attributable to nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated disease during an epidemic caused by a hypervirulent strain in Quebec
    Jacques Pepin
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que
    CMAJ 173:1037-42. 2005
    ..The effects of this epidemic on mortality and duration of hospital stay remain unknown. We measured these effects among patients admitted to a hospital in Quebec during 2003 and 2004...
  14. ncbi request reprint Role of routine blood cultures in detecting unapparent infections during continuous renal replacement therapy
    L Le Blanc
    Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, J1H 5N4, Quebec, Canada
    Intensive Care Med 32:1802-7. 2006
    ..At some centers, blood cultures are performed routinely while on CRRT to monitor for occult bacteremia. We questioned the role of routine blood cultures (RBC) in diagnosing underlying infections in these often afebrile patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint French-Canadian linguistic validation of the NIH Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index
    P I Karakiewicz
    Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Urol 12:2816-23. 2005
    ..However, its use is not possible in French speakers, as it has not been validated in this population. We performed a linguistic validation of the CPSI...
  16. ncbi request reprint Preventative maintenance and unscheduled downtime from an economic perspective
    P Dunscombe
    Department of Medical Physics, Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre, 41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 5J1, Canada
    J Appl Clin Med Phys 1:68-75. 2000
    ..Even though the numerical results are strictly valid only within the context of the simulations performed, they do provide a broad framework within which medical physicists can make recommendations regarding service support and downtime...
  17. pmc Clostridium difficile infection in hospitals: a brewing storm
    Louis Valiquette
    CMAJ 171:27-9. 2004
  18. doi request reprint Comprehensive evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia: diagnosis and treatment
    John Muscedere
    Department of Medicine, Queen s University, Kingston, Canada K7L 2V7
    J Crit Care 23:138-47. 2008
    ..Despite a large amount of research evidence, the optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies for VAP remain controversial...