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Predicting influenza vaccination uptake among health care workers: what are the key motivators?
BACKGROUND Health care worker (HCW) vaccination was critical to protecting HCW during the H1N1 pandemic. However, vaccine uptake rates fell below recommended targets. This study examined motivatorsExpand
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Cardiac Complications in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies
Vicente Corrales-Medina and colleagues report estimates of the risk of cardiac complications among patients with community-acquired pneumonia from a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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Gastrointestinal histoplasmosis in patients with AIDS: case report and review.
Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic mycosis in individuals with AIDS, occurring in 2%-5% of this population. Infection is more likely to be disseminated than in immunocompetent individuals andExpand
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Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile Strains in Hospitalized Patients, Canada1
To determine the incidence rate of infections with North American pulsed-field types 7 and 8 (NAP7/NAP8) strains of Clostrodium difficile, ribotype 078, and toxinotype V strains, we examined dataExpand
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Qualitative motivators and barriers to pandemic vs. seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers: a content analysis.
INTRODUCTION Influenza is a major concern across healthcare environments. Annual vaccination of healthcare workers (HCW) remains a key mode of influenza prevention in healthcare settings. YetExpand
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Understanding practice: factors that influence physician hand hygiene compliance.
OBJECTIVE To identify the behavioral determinants--both barriers and enablers--that may impact physician hand hygiene compliance. DESIGN A qualitative study involving semistructured key informantExpand
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A point prevalence survey of health care-associated infections in Canadian pediatric inpatients.
BACKGROUND Health care-associated infections (HAIs) cause considerable morbidity and mortality to hospitalized patients. The objective of this point prevalence study was to assess the burden of HAIsExpand
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Atovaquone-proguanil resistance in imported falciparum malaria in a young child.
We discuss a case of atovaquone-proguanil treatment failure in a child from Mozambique, recently arrived in North America. Four weeks after completing therapy, symptomatic parasitemia recurred,Expand
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Healthcare-associated influenza in Canadian hospitals from 2006 to 2012.
OBJECTIVE To determine trends, patient characteristics, and outcome of patients with healthcare-associated influenza in Canadian hospitals. DESIGN Prospective surveillance of laboratory-confirmedExpand
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Transvaginal oocyte retrieval for in vitro fertilization complicated by ovarian abscess during pregnancy.
OBJECTIVE To describe an ovarian abscess presenting very late after oocyte retrieval for IVF with several unusual clinical features. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Academic medical center. Expand
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