Allison Mah

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BACKGROUND Knowledge of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is believed to be important in altering risk behaviour, improving engagement in care, and promoting willingness to initiate HCV treatment. We assessed factors associated with HCV knowledge and treatment willingness amongst people who inject drugs (PWID) in an era of direct acting antivirals. METHODS Data(More)
Antibiotic use is a modifiable driver of antibiotic resistance. In many circumstances, antibiotic use is overly broad or unnecessary. We systematically assessed factors associated with antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTI). Studies were included if they used actual (not self-reported or intended) prescribing data, assessed factors(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to implement a targeted antimicrobial stewardship intervention for patients with a viral respiratory tract infection. METHODS This was a quasi-experimental before and after audit and feedback intervention of adult inpatients with a positive polymerase chain reaction for a respiratory virus in 2 acute care hospitals(More)
The incidence of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) is increasing and many of these patients may be considered for orthotopic liver transplantation. As patients with ESLD are at risk of a number of infections, infectious disease physicians should be aware of the management of these infections in order to provide optimal patient care and ensure transplantation(More)
5-Fluorouracil is an artificial nucleobase analog of thymine and uracil, with a substituent in the 5-position that has a mass similar to the methyl group in thymine, but very different electronic, steric and vibrational coupling properties. UVC irradiation of 5-fluorouracil dideoxyribonucleoside monophosphate (dXpdX) is examined here with mass spectrometry(More)
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