John W Fleming

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BACKGROUND A histoplasmosis outbreak occurred in an Indiana high school in November-December 2001. METHODS To describe the risk factors for this outbreak, we conducted a cohort study of all available students and staff (N = 682) and an environmental investigation. RESULTS Of the 523 (77%) persons who displayed serologic evidence of recent Histoplasma(More)
Adjuvant chemotherapy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer was approved for provincial insurance coverage in Alberta, Canada in 2004. The purpose of this study was to measure factors related to uptake of chemotherapy in eligible patients and compare toxicity and survival outcomes in the Alberta population with those found in clinical trials. All(More)
BACKGROUND Validation of administrative data is important to assess potential sources of bias in outcome evaluation and to prevent dissemination of misleading or inaccurate information. The purpose of the study was to determine the completeness and accuracy of endoscopy data in several administrative data sources in the year prior to colorectal cancer(More)
One hundred and forty-four patients from three different pediatric practices were compared using the Science Research Associates (SRA) tests for academic achievement. First, the patients were divided into those who had had three or more attacks of otitis media and those who had had no attacks of otitis media during the first 18 months of life as recorded by(More)
Short title: Validation of Administrative Data for Endoscopy Xue Li 1 MPH, Robert Hilsden 2 MD, Shakhawat Hossain 3* Ph.D., John Fleming 1 B.Sc., and Marcy Winget 1,3 Ph.D. 1. Division of Community Oncology, Cancer Care, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2. Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of Medicine, University of(More)
121 A 33-y-old man presented to his primary care practitioner with a rash beginning around the left ear and spreading into the periorbital region. He was known to have eczema (atopic dermatitis), and the diagnosis of secondary bacterial infection and periorbital cellulitis was made. Because of a history of penicillin allergy, the patient was started on(More)
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