Nandini Dendukuri

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc A Bayesian framework for estimating the incremental value of a diagnostic test in the absence of a gold standard
    Daphne I Ling
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1020 Pine Ave West, Montreal H3A 1A2, QC, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:67. 2014
  2. pmc Bayesian meta-analysis of the accuracy of a test for tuberculous pleuritis in the absence of a gold standard reference
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal H3A 1A2, Canada
    Biometrics 68:1285-93. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Bayesian sample size for diagnostic test studies in the absence of a gold standard: Comparing identifiable with non-identifiable models
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1020 Pine Avenue West, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1A2
    Stat Med 29:2688-97. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Modeling conditional dependence between diagnostic tests: a multiple latent variable model
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Stat Med 28:441-61. 2009
  5. pmc Validity of electron beam computed tomography for coronary artery disease: asystematic review and meta-analysis
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Center, 687 Pine Avenue West R4, 09, Montreal, PQ, H3A 1A1 Canada
    BMC Med 5:35. 2007
  6. pmc Testing for HER2-positive breast cancer: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 176:1429-34. 2007
  7. pmc Probiotic therapy for the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: a systematic review
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 173:167-70. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Correlation and regression
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 185:3-18. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparing the validity of different sources of information on emergency department visits: a latent class analysis
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Med Care 43:266-75. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Bayesian sample size determination for prevalence and diagnostic test studies in the absence of a gold standard test
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1020 Pine Avenue West, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A2, Canada
    Biometrics 60:388-97. 2004

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Publications66

  1. pmc A Bayesian framework for estimating the incremental value of a diagnostic test in the absence of a gold standard
    Daphne I Ling
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1020 Pine Ave West, Montreal H3A 1A2, QC, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 14:67. 2014
    ..There is a need for methods to estimate the incremental value of a new, imperfect test in this context...
  2. pmc Bayesian meta-analysis of the accuracy of a test for tuberculous pleuritis in the absence of a gold standard reference
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal H3A 1A2, Canada
    Biometrics 68:1285-93. 2012
    ..The estimate of NAAT specificity was higher and the sensitivity lower compared to a model that assumed that the reference test was perfect...
  3. doi request reprint Bayesian sample size for diagnostic test studies in the absence of a gold standard: Comparing identifiable with non-identifiable models
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1020 Pine Avenue West, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1A2
    Stat Med 29:2688-97. 2010
    ..User-friendly software is available for both design and analysis stages greatly facilitating the use of these methods...
  4. doi request reprint Modeling conditional dependence between diagnostic tests: a multiple latent variable model
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Stat Med 28:441-61. 2009
    ..The methods are motivated and illustrated by results from a study of diagnostic tests for Chlamydia trachomatis...
  5. pmc Validity of electron beam computed tomography for coronary artery disease: asystematic review and meta-analysis
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Center, 687 Pine Avenue West R4, 09, Montreal, PQ, H3A 1A1 Canada
    BMC Med 5:35. 2007
    ..Our objective was to carry out a systematic review and meta-analysis of EBCT for the screening of asymptomatic patients and the diagnosis of symptomatic patients for CAD...
  6. pmc Testing for HER2-positive breast cancer: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 176:1429-34. 2007
    ..We compared the cost-effectiveness of various strategies used to test HER2 status, an important first step toward evaluating the overall cost-effectiveness of trastuzumab therapy...
  7. pmc Probiotic therapy for the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: a systematic review
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 173:167-70. 2005
    ..We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials to assess the effectiveness of probiotic therapy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Correlation and regression
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 185:3-18. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparing the validity of different sources of information on emergency department visits: a latent class analysis
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    Med Care 43:266-75. 2005
    ..Determining the relative validity of each source is complicated because none is a gold standard...
  10. ncbi request reprint Bayesian sample size determination for prevalence and diagnostic test studies in the absence of a gold standard test
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1020 Pine Avenue West, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A2, Canada
    Biometrics 60:388-97. 2004
    ..Although smaller sample sizes are often found in the two-test situation, they can still be prohibitively large unless accurate information is available about the sensitivities and specificities of the tests being used...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rapid two-stage emergency department intervention for seniors: impact on continuity of care
    Jane McCusker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 10:233-43. 2003
    ..In this study, the authors investigated the effects of the intervention on the process of care at, and during the month after, the ED visit...
  12. pmc Patient, physician, encounter, and billing characteristics predict the accuracy of syndromic surveillance case definitions
    Genevieve Cadieux
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A2, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:166. 2012
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  13. pmc Psychiatric outpatient consultation for seniors. Perspectives of family physicians, consultants, and patients/family: a descriptive study
    Mark J Yaffe
    Department of Family Medicine, McGill University and St Mary s Hospital Centre, 3830 Lacombe Avenue, Montreal, QC, H3T 1M5, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:15. 2005
    ..This study examines patients'/family, family practitioners', and psychiatrists' perceptions of the bi-directional pathway between such primary care doctors and consultants...
  14. pmc Systematic detection and multidisciplinary care of depression in older medical inpatients: a randomized trial
    Martin G Cole
    Department of Psychiatry, St Mary s Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 174:38-44. 2006
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  15. ncbi request reprint The identification of seniors at risk screening tool: further evidence of concurrent and predictive validity
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:290-6. 2004
    ..To evaluate the validity of the Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) screening tool for detecting severe functional impairment and depression and predicting increased depressive symptoms and increased utilization of health services...
  16. doi request reprint Predictors of asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization on hospital admission
    Ling Yuan Kong
    McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 43:248-53. 2015
    ..Rates of asymptomatic CD colonization on hospital admission range from 1.4%-21%. The objective of this study was to evaluate host and bacterial factors associated with colonization on admission...
  17. doi request reprint Evaluation of the impact of interferon-gamma release assays on the management of childhood tuberculosis
    Daphne I Ling
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Canada
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:1258-62. 2012
    ..Interferon-gamma release assays are increasingly being used in low-incidence settings, but there is little information on whether test results influence clinical decisions in children...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a brief two-stage emergency department intervention for high-risk elders: results of a quasi-randomized controlled trial
    Jane McCusker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 41:45-56. 2003
    ..We determine the cost-effectiveness of a 2-stage emergency department intervention in addition to usual ED care compared with that of usual care alone...
  19. ncbi request reprint Depression in frail elders: impact on family caregivers
    Maida J Sewitch
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, and Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:655-65. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between depression among medically ill, frail elders and family caregivers' hours of care, health status, and quality of life...
  20. doi request reprint Comparison of eight commercial enzyme immunoassays for the detection of Clostridium difficile from stool samples and effect of strain type
    Pierre Rene
    McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 73:94-6. 2012
    ..1% to 100%. Among the 57 C. difficile isolates, 30 (51.7%) were of the NAP1 genotype. Stool samples positive for the C. difficile NAP1 strain had a higher positivity rate for the toxin assays...
  21. pmc Microvolt T-wave alternans as a predictor of mortality and severe arrhythmias in patients with left-ventricular dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Charlotte J van der Avoort
    Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:5. 2009
    ..Microvolt T-wave alternans (MTWA) has been proposed to assist in this stratification...
  22. pmc The course of delirium in older medical inpatients: a prospective study
    Jane McCusker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, McGill University, 3830 Lacombe Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1M5, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 18:696-704. 2003
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  23. ncbi request reprint The delirium index, a measure of the severity of delirium: new findings on reliability, validity, and responsiveness
    Jane McCusker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1744-9. 2004
    ..To assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of an instrument for measuring the severity of delirium, the Delirium Index (DI)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the work environment of multidisciplinary hospital staff
    Jane McCusker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital Center, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 18:543-51. 2005
    ..The purpose of this article is to investigate the performance of scales to assess the work environment of hospital professional staff, other than nurses or physicians...
  25. doi request reprint Bias due to composite reference standards in diagnostic accuracy studies
    Ian Schiller
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Stat Med 35:1454-70. 2016
    ..When these conditions are not met, as in the case of C. trachomatis testing, more realistic statistical models should be researched instead of relying on such CRSs...
  26. pmc Quality and reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies in TB, HIV and malaria: evaluation using QUADAS and STARD standards
    Patricia Scolari Fontela
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    PLoS ONE 4:e7753. 2009
    ..However, it is unclear whether these tools have been applied to diagnostic studies of infectious diseases. We performed a systematic review on the methodological and reporting quality of diagnostic studies in TB, malaria and HIV...
  27. pmc Omega-3 fatty acids in high-risk cardiovascular patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Kristian B Filion
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:24. 2010
    ..A meta-analysis of these RCTs to estimate efficacy and safety and potential sources of heterogeneity may be helpful...
  28. doi request reprint Host and pathogen factors for Clostridium difficile infection and colonization
    Vivian G Loo
    Department of Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Ave W, Rm L5 06, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    N Engl J Med 365:1693-703. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to identify host and bacterial factors associated with health care-associated acquisition of C. difficile infection and colonization...
  29. pmc Incremental value of T-SPOT.TB for diagnosis of active pulmonary tuberculosis in children in a high-burden setting: a multivariable analysis
    Daphne I Ling
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Thorax 68:860-6. 2013
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  30. ncbi request reprint Nursing work environment and quality of care: differences between units at the same hospital
    Jane McCusker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies and Quality Assessment Unit, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 17:313-22. 2004
    ..The NWI-R sub-scales are potentially useful for comparison of work environments of different nursing units at the same hospital...
  31. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of delirium among elderly medical inpatients with or without dementia
    Martin G Cole
    Departments of Psychiatry, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1M5, Canada
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 14:167-75. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and correlates of major and minor depression in older medical inpatients
    Jane McCusker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1344-53. 2005
    ..To describe the prevalence of and characteristics associated with major and minor depression in older medical inpatients and to compare associated characteristics by sex and history of depression...
  33. ncbi request reprint Does delirium increase hospital stay?
    Jane McCusker
    Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies Psychiatry, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1539-46. 2003
    ..To determine the effects of prevalent and incident delirium on length of hospital stay...
  34. doi request reprint A network meta-analysis of antibiotics for treatment of hospitalised patients with suspected or proven meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
    Michèle Bally
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 40:479-95. 2012
    ....
  35. pmc TB screening in Canadian health care workers using interferon-gamma release assays
    Alice Zwerling
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e43014. 2012
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  36. doi request reprint Identifying response shift statistically at the individual level
    Nancy E Mayo
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Qual Life Res 17:627-39. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore whether a longitudinal comparison between reported and predicted health could be used as a method of identifying subjects who potentially experienced response shift...
  37. pmc Lactobacillus probiotics in the prevention of diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile: a systematic review and Bayesian hierarchical meta-analysis
    Alison Sinclair
    Technology Assessment Unit, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ Open 4:E706-E718. 2016
    ..We reexamined this evidence, which contradicts the results of a more recent large randomized controlled trial that found no benefit of Lactobacillus probiotics for preventing C. difficile-associated diarrhea...
  38. pmc Systematic review and meta-analysis of a urine-based pneumococcal antigen test for diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Alison Sinclair
    Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 51:2303-10. 2013
    ..More research is needed regarding the impact of BinaxNOW-SP on clinical practice...
  39. pmc Accuracy of syndrome definitions based on diagnoses in physician claims
    Genevieve Cadieux
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:17. 2011
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  40. ncbi request reprint Proxy reporting of quality of life using the EQ-5D
    Hani Tamim
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Med Care 40:1186-95. 2002
    ..The economic evaluation of health interventions for older people is complicated by the difficulty in obtaining self-reports of quality of life from persons with cognitive impairments, physical impairments, or both...
  41. pmc Impact of cardiac service availability on case-selection for angiography and survival associated with angiography
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    Health Serv Res 38:21-40. 2003
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  42. doi request reprint Microvolt T-wave alternans and the selective use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators for primary prevention: a cost-effectiveness study
    Kristian B Filion
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A2, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 25:151-60. 2009
    ..Recent studies suggest that microvolt T-wave alternans (MTWA) predicts mortality and severe arrhythmic events in this population. However, the impact of MTWA on ICD cost-effectiveness is unknown...
  43. ncbi request reprint Quantitative assessment of nuclear grooves in fine needle aspirates of the thyroid: a retrospective cytohistologic study of 94 cases
    Einas Alkuwari
    Department of Pathology, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Anal Quant Cytol Histol 31:161-9. 2009
    ..To quantify the association between the percentage of nuclear grooves and papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in fine needle aspirates (FNAs) of the thyroid...
  44. doi request reprint Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of early stage hepatocellular carcinoma: a health technology assessment
    Xuanqian Xie
    Technology Assessment Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Center, 687 Pine Avenue West, R4 14, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A1
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 26:390-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effectiveness and cost of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (PRFA) and surgical resection (SRS) for the management of early stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma...
  45. ncbi request reprint Geographical variations in post myocardial infarction mortality and their impact on risk selection
    Abdelouahed Naslafkih
    Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Insur Med 36:282-91. 2004
    ..The objective is to assess the impact of geographical variations in mortality on risk selection in patients after acute myocardial infarction...
  46. ncbi request reprint The feasibility and effectiveness of brief interventions to prevent depression in older subjects: a systematic review
    Martin G Cole
    Department of Psychiatry St Mary s Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:1019-25. 2004
    ..To explore the feasibility and effectiveness of brief interventions to prevent depression in older subjects...
  47. doi request reprint Evaluation of screening tests for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis: bias associated with the patient-infected-status algorithm
    Alula Hadgu
    Division of STD Prevention, National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Epidemiology 23:72-82. 2012
    ..In addition, the PISA-based estimates of sensitivity and specificity change markedly as the true prevalence changes. We recommend that PISA should not be used for estimating the sensitivity and specificity of tests...
  48. doi request reprint Understanding the effects of conditional dependence in research studies involving imperfect diagnostic tests
    Zhuoyu Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Canada
    Stat Med 36:466-480. 2017
    ..We illustrate our methods by analyzing data from a childhood tuberculosis study. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd...
  49. doi request reprint Evaluating the impact of the multiplex respiratory virus panel polymerase chain reaction test on the clinical management of suspected respiratory viral infections in adult patients in a hospital setting
    Colin Yee
    Division of Infectious Disease, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 44:1396-1398. 2016
    ..Decisions regarding continuation of empirical antiviral therapy appear to be impacted by the test. However, the impact on reducing antibiotic use remains unclear...
  50. pmc Systematic review of the accuracy of antibody tests used to screen asymptomatic adults for hepatitis C infection
    Genevieve Cadieux
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health Cadieux, Campbell, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Dendukuri, McGill University, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ Open 4:E737-E745. 2016
    ..To inform decision-making on HCV screening, we performed a systematic review of the accuracy of antibody tests compared with other immunoassays and RNA detection for screening asymptomatic adults for HCV infection in Canada...
  51. doi request reprint Xpert MTB/RIF assay for the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Claudia M Denkinger
    Division of Infectious Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston, MA, USA McGill International TB Centre, and Dept of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Respir J 44:435-46. 2014
    ..Based on this systematic review, the World Health Organization now recommends Xpert over conventional tests for diagnosis of TB in lymph nodes and other tissues, and as the preferred initial test for diagnosis of TB meningitis. ..
  52. doi request reprint Positive cultures of organ preservation fluid predict postoperative infections in solid organ transplantation recipients
    Cedric P Yansouni
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:672-80. 2012
    ..The significance of positive cultures of organ preservation fluid (OPF) in solid organ transplantation is not known. We sought to describe the microbiology and define the clinical impact of positive OPF cultures...
  53. doi request reprint Gait speed as an incremental predictor of mortality and major morbidity in elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Jonathan Afilalo
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1668-76. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the value of gait speed, a clinical marker for frailty, to improve the prediction of mortality and major morbidity in elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
  54. doi request reprint Hand hygiene with soap and water is superior to alcohol rub and antiseptic wipes for removal of Clostridium difficile
    Matthew T Oughton
    Department of Medicine, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:939-44. 2009
    ..To evaluate common hand hygiene methods for efficacy in removing Clostridium difficile...
  55. doi request reprint Investigation of an interaction between statins and clopidogrel after percutaneous coronary intervention: a cohort study
    Ana Blagojevic
    Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Quebec, Canada
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:362-9. 2009
    ..Previous studies have suggested that some statins may inhibit the antiplatelet effects of clopidogrel via competitive metabolism of its activating enzyme cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4)...
  56. doi request reprint Efficient sampling approaches to address confounding in database studies
    James A Hanley
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Stat Methods Med Res 18:81-105. 2009
    ..This review describes some of the sampling approaches and accompanying data-analysis methods that can be used to assess, and deal efficiently with, such confounding...
  57. ncbi request reprint Sonographic features of breast carcinoma presenting as masses in BRCA gene mutation carriers
    Benoit Mesurolle
    Cedar Breast Clinic, Department of Radiology, McGill University Health Center, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Ultrasound Med 26:817-24. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to review the sonographic features of breast cancer gene BRCA1- and BRCA2-associated breast carcinomas in comparison with "sporadic" breast carcinomas and benign breast masses...
  58. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and phenomenology of auditory hallucinations among elderly subjects attending an audiology clinic
    Martin G Cole
    Department of Psychiatry, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:444-52. 2002
    ..Studies of auditory hallucinations are scant...
  59. pmc Inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of diabetes among the elderly
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, St Mary s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 54:59-64. 2002
    ..However, no formal investigation so far has been conducted into the relationship between inhaled corticosteroids and diabetes...
  60. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate use of meta-analysis to estimate efficacy of probiotics
    Nandini Dendukuri
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:201; author reply 202-4. 2007
  61. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of nucleic acid amplification tests in the absence of a perfect gold-standard test: a review of the statistical and epidemiologic issues
    Alula Hadgu
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Epidemiology 16:604-12. 2005
    ..6% and, on the basis of an optimistic prior, the specificity was 95.3%. Similarly, the sensitivity estimates ranged from 88.1% to 89.6%...
  62. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for depression among elderly community subjects: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Martin G Cole
    Department of Psychiatry, St Mary s Hospital and McGill University, Quebeck, Canada
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1147-56. 2003
    ..The goal of this study was to determine risk factors for depression among elderly community subjects...
  63. ncbi request reprint The prognostic significance of subsyndromal delirium in elderly medical inpatients
    Martin Cole
    Department of Psychiatry, St Mary s Hospital and McGillUniversity, Montreal, Quebec
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:754-60. 2003
    ..To determine the prognostic significance of subsyndromal delirium (SSD) presentations...
  64. ncbi request reprint An empirical study of different diagnostic criteria for delirium among elderly medical inpatients
    Martin G Cole
    Department of Psychiatry, St Mary s Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 15:200-7. 2003
    ..DSM-IV criteria for delirium are the most inclusive criteria to date for elderly medical patients with or without dementia...
  65. pmc The cost-effectiveness of drug-eluting stents: a systematic review
    Suzanne Ligthart
    Department of Medical Technology Assessment, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    CMAJ 176:199-205. 2007
    ..We conducted a systematic review of all published comparative cost-effectiveness analyses to identify the factors contributing to the heterogeneity of their conclusions...
  66. pmc Disclosure of Alzheimer's disease. Senior citizens' opinions
    Marie Andrée Ouimet
    Department of Psychiatry, St Mary s Hospital Center, McGill Univesity, Montreal, Quebec
    Can Fam Physician 50:1671-7. 2004
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