Irving C. Boudville

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Between 1 and 22 March 2003, a nosocomial outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) occurred at the Communicable Disease Centre in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, the national treatment and isolation facility for patients with SARS. A case-control study with 36 cases and 50 controls was conducted of factors associated with the transmission of(More)
BACKGROUND Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of serious infection in very young infants. Robust incidence data from many geographic regions, including Latin America and Asia, are however lacking. METHODS A multicenter, hospital-based observational study was performed in Panama, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and Bangladesh. All represented(More)
SETTING The Singapore Tuberculosis Control Unit. OBJECTIVES 1) To identify any demographic, social, disease or treatment-related characteristics which may be predictive of patients defaulting from treatment; 2) to assess the effectiveness of home visits as a means of defaulter recall; 3) to ascertain outcome in these patients. DESIGN A retrospective,(More)
INTRODUCTION A key intervention of the Singapore Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (STEP) was the introduction in 2001 of a computerised treatment surveillance module (TSM) for the real-time monitoring of the treatment progress of the country's notified tuberculosis (TB) cases until a final outcome. We report the treatment outcome as at December 31, 2002(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and character of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in Oriental patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to investigate the relationship between TMD and RA in a tertiary referral center. METHODS Symptoms and signs related to TMD were investigated in 80 patients (67 female, 13 male) who fulfilled the American College(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe our initial experience with treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) for close contacts of infectious TB cases in Singapore, an intermediate TB burden country with mass BCG (re)vaccination since the 1950s. METHODS Screening of 5699 contacts of 1374 index cases notified in 1998 was carried out at the TB Control Unit. (More)
Tuberculin skin test (TST) interpretation in Singapore is confounded by universal BCG vaccination at birth and by a revaccination policy for schoolchildren who are tuberculin nonreactors (TST < 10 mm, using 1 TU PPD RT 23) at 12 or 16 yr old, with not more than two BCG vaccinations given to any child. School health records for birth cohorts 1978 to 1984(More)
SETTING Singapore, a city-state with a tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate of 47 per 100000 population in 2000. OBJECTIVES 1) To report our experience with contact investigation and latent TB infection (LTBI) treatment in high-risk contacts with unknown human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status in correctional facilities (CFs) (prisons/drug rehabilitation(More)
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