Gregory D. Deans

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Despite advances in HCV treatment, recent data on treatment uptake is sparse. HCV treatment uptake and associated factors were evaluated in a community-based cohort in Vancouver, Canada. METHODS The CHASE study is a cohort of inner city residents recruited from January 2003-June 2004. HCV status and treatment were retrospectively and(More)
Influenza is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in adults aged over 65 years. Although vaccination remains the most effective method of preventing influenza and its sequellae, current vaccination strategies provide less protection to older adults than to younger persons. Influenza vaccination in community-dwelling older adults is(More)
Helicobacter bilis, an unusual cause of chronic infections in patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), is notoriously difficult to diagnose and eradicate. Based on the limited number of cases reported worldwide, we highlight the typical features of H. bilis infection in XLA and provide a rational and successful approach to diagnosis and treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND The Downtown Eastside is a robust and densely populated neighbourhood in Vancouver, Canada, that is characterized by low-income housing and drug use and a high prevalence of HIV infection. We evaluated mortality and excess mortality among the broader community of individuals living in this neighbourhood. METHODS The Community Health and Safety(More)
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