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  • Health Canada, Dorothy Moore, Karen B Lynn Green, Linda Johnston, Catherine Kingsbury, Deborah Mindorff +21 others
The primary objective in developing clinical guidelines at the national level is to help health car e professionals improve the quality of health care. Guidelines for the control of infection are needed to assist in developing policies, procedures and evaluative mechanisms to ensure an optimal level of care. Guidelines, by definition, are directing(More)
To identify predictive factors and mortality of patients with influenza admitted to intensive care units (ICU) we carried out a prospective cohort study of patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza in adult ICUs in a network of Canadian hospitals between 2006 and 2012. There were 626 influenza-positive patients admitted to ICUs over the six(More)
et al. Isolation of Rickettsia parkeri and identifi cation of a novel spotted fever group Rickettsia sp. from Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) in the rates of Rickettsia parkeri infection in Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) and identifi cation of " Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae " from Fairfax County, Virginia. A ten-year study of tick biting in(More)
I n the world of infectious diseases, the confidence of the 1960s and 1970s has given way to a stark realization that our mastery of the microbial world is not absolute — as the emergence of SARS and of avian influenza has illustrated. The current outbreak of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) in Montréal and other areas of Quebec is a harsh(More)
Multiple observational studies have associated antiviral treatment of patients hospitalized with influenza with improved outcome, including reduced mortality. During the 2009–2010 H1N1 pandemic increased use of antiviral treatment of hospital patients was reported. We have carried out prospective surveillance for influenza in patients in a large network of(More)
BACKGROUND The Quebec central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in intensive care units (ICUs) Surveillance Program saw a decrease in CLABSI rates in most ICUs. Given the surveillance trends observed in recent years, we aimed to determine what preventive measures have been implemented, if compliance to measures was monitored and its impact on(More)
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