- Domestic impact of tuberculosis screening among new immigrants to Ontario, Canada
Department of Medicine Khan, Gardam, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto Centre for Research on Inner City Health Khan, Miniota, Creatore, Chan, HU, Wang, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ont Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program Hirji, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont Infection Prevention and Control Gardam, University Health Network Faculty of Medicine Rawal, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont Faculty of Medicine Ellis, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont Toronto Public Health and Dalla Lana School of Public Health Rea, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
CMAJ 187:E473-81. 2015
..We sought to quantify the domestic health impact of screening for TB in all new immigrants and to identify mechanisms to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of this screening...
- Infectious disease surveillance and modelling across geographic frontiers and scientific specialties
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Lancet Infect Dis 12:222-30. 2012
- Active tuberculosis among homeless persons, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1998-2007
St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Emerg Infect Dis 17:357-65. 2011
..The rise in foreign-born homeless persons with TB strains likely acquired overseas suggests that the risk for drug-resistant strains entering the homeless shelter system may be escalating...
- Tuberculosis infection in the United States: national trends over three decades
St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:455-60. 2008
..Understanding national trends in TB infection may be important in anticipating future trends in TB disease...
- Entry and exit screening of airline travellers during the A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic: a retrospective evaluation
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
Bull World Health Organ 91:368-76. 2013
..To evaluate the screening measures that would have been required to assess all travellers at risk of transporting A(H1N1)pdm09 out of Mexico by air at the start of the 2009 pandemic...
- Impact of the patient-provider relationship on the survival of foreign born outpatients with tuberculosis
Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
J Immigr Minor Health 11:437-45. 2009
..Managing tuberculosis in foreign born patients entails a complex interaction between patient and provider...
- Global public health implications of a mass gathering in Mecca, Saudi Arabia during the midst of an influenza pandemic
Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Travel Med 17:75-81. 2010
- A population-based study of tuberculosis in children and adolescents in Ontario
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:416-9. 2009
..There are few population-based data on presentation and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents in Ontario...
- Detecting latent tuberculosis infection in hemodialysis patients: a head-to-head comparison of the T-SPOT.TB test, tuberculin skin test, and an expert physician panel
Infection Prevention and Control Unit, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:68-73. 2007
..It is suggested that a combination of T-SPOT.TB testing and medical assessment may be the most accurate screening method...
- Assessment of the potential for international dissemination of Ebola virus via commercial air travel during the 2014 west African outbreak
Isaac I Bogoch
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Divisions of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
Lancet 385:29-35. 2015
..Our aim was to assess the potential for Ebola virus to spread across international borders via commercial air travel and assess the relative efficiency of exit versus entry screening of travellers at commercial airports...
- Evidence for local transmission and reactivation of tuberculosis in the Toronto Somali community
Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Scand J Infect Dis 38:778-81. 2006
..We recommend that ongoing surveillance and treatment programmes be directed towards this community...
- Active tuberculosis among adolescents in toronto, Canada: clinical features and delays in diagnosis
Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:355-6. 2007
..The average time from symptom onset to final diagnosis was 5.2 months. Multifocal and extra pulmonary disease occurred in the majority of patients. Clinicians need greater awareness of the unique features of adolescent TB...
- Global travel patterns and risk of measles in Ontario and Quebec, Canada: 2007-2011
Sarah E Wilson
Public Health Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
BMC Infect Dis 15:341. 2015
..In contrast, measles activity in neighbouring province Ontario remained low (8 cases). Our objective was to determine the extent to which the difference could be explained by differing travel patterns...
- A passage from India: Association between air traffic and reported cases of New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 from 2007 to 2012
Derek R MacFadden
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
Travel Med Infect Dis 13:295-9. 2015
..The New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 gene is hypothesized to have originated in India, with subsequent dissemination by colonized or infected travelers...
- The utility of preemptive mass influenza vaccination in controlling a sars outbreak during flu season
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
Math Biosci Eng 4:739-54. 2007
- Nontuberculous mycobacterial sensitization in the United States: national trends over three decades
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:306-13. 2007
..Temporal changes in the epidemiology of Mycobacterium intracellulare sensitization may help explain recently observed trends in pulmonary NTM infections...
- Potential for patient-physician language discordance in Ontario
School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 13:535. 2013
- Failure of ivermectin per rectum to achieve clinically meaningful serum levels in two cases of Strongyloides hyperinfection
Isaac I Bogoch
Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Division of Infectious Diseases, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada Department of Pharmacy, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Am J Trop Med Hyg 93:94-6. 2015
..In neither case did rectal suppositories of ivermectin achieve clinically meaningful serum values. Clinicians should use SC preparations of ivermectin as early as possible in Strongyloides hyperinfection and dissemination. ..
- The impact of physician training and experience on the survival of patients with active tuberculosis
Centre for Research on Inner City Health and the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
CMAJ 175:749-53. 2006
..We conducted an analysis to evaluate physician and patient characteristics and their association with the rate of death among tuberculosis patients...
- Managing febrile respiratory illnesses during a hypothetical SARS outbreak
Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W8
Emerg Infect Dis 11:191-200. 2005
..1% of circulating FRIs. Increasing influenza vaccination rates among the general population before the onset of respiratory season would save both money and lives...
- Impact of asian race on response to combination therapy with peginterferon alfa-2a and ribavirin in chronic hepatitis C
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Gastroenterol 102:2181-8. 2007
..The lower response rate of African-Americans relative to whites has been previously described, but studies of other racial or ethnic groups remain limited...