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Effect of influenza vaccination of children on infection rates in Hutterite communities: a randomized trial.
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Imposing inactivated influenza vaccine on children and adolescents aged 36 months to 15 years significantly protected unimmunized residents of rural communities against influenza. Expand
Swine outbreak of pandemic influenza A virus on a Canadian research farm supports human-to-swine transmission.
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Investigation of a pH1N1 outbreak occurring on a swine research farm in Alberta, Canada, finds Epidemiologic data support human-to-swine transmission, and molecular characterization confirms that virtually identical viruses infected humans and swine in this outbreak. Expand
Longitudinal study of influenza molecular viral shedding in Hutterite communities.
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Although the duration of shedding was shorter for asymptomatic participants, the peak level of VL shedding was similar to that of symptomatic participants and molecular viral shedding values follow symptom scores, but timing of peak VL varies by subtype. Expand
Shingles in Alberta: before and after publicly funded varicella vaccination.
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The declining rates of shingles among persons under the age of 10 years are consistent with an impact of the chickenpox vaccination program, and the trend of increasing rates of shingles among older persons began prior to implementation of vaccination. Expand
Paying research subjects: participants' perspectives
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The themes arising from their comments are similar to those that have been raised by ethicists and suggest that recognising the time and effort of participants should receive greater emphasis than presently occurs. Expand
Conservation surgery for breast cancer as the preferred choice: a prospective analysis.
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There is a gap between women's preferences and actual experiences with regard to information provided and patient participation in treatment choices, with women's desire for more information about their treatment being most prevalent. Expand
Secular trends in the epidemiology of shingles in Alberta
TLDR
There was a sex effect and evidence of an age–sex interaction, and the increased rate of shingles in Alberta began before varicella vaccine was licensed or publicly funded in Alberta, and thus cannot be attributed to vaccination. Expand
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Online Recruitment of Parents for Health-Related Focus Groups: Lessons Learned
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Using multiple online advertising strategies was effective for recruiting a large sample of participants in a relatively short period time with minimal resources, however, risks such as multiple submissions and potentially fraudulent information need to be considered. Expand
Systematic review of interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates of those 60 years and older.
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A systematic literature review identified 44 RCTs testing interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates among seniors >or=60 and found evidence of moderate quality that facilitators working to improve preventive interventions in practices increase rates. Expand
Disease-specific quality of life: the Gallstone Impact Checklist.
TLDR
The Gallstone Impact Checklist has content validity and appears to be a reliable, responsive measure of within-person change for subjects with symptomatic cholelithiasis. Expand
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