Michael C. Otterstatter

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We studied the association between drinking water, agriculture and sporadic human campylobacteriosis in one region of British Columbia (BC), Canada. We compared 2992 cases of campylobacteriosis to 4816 cases of other reportable enteric diseases in 2005-2009 using multivariate regression. Cases were geocoded and assigned drinking water source, rural/urban(More)
Kidney cancer is one of the fastest rising cancers worldwide. We aimed to examine the trends in incidence, mortality, and survival for this cancer in Canada. Incidence data for kidney cancer for 1986–2010 were from the Canadian Cancer Registry and the National Cancer Incidence Reporting System. These data were only available up to 2007 for the province of(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal adenocarcinoma has one of the fastest rising incidence rates and one of the lowest survival rates of any cancer type in the Western world. However, in many countries, trends in esophageal cancer differ according to tumour morphology and anatomical location. In Canada, incidence and survival trends for esophageal cancer subtypes are(More)
BACKGROUND Although income assistance is an important source of support for low income individuals, there is evidence that adverse outcomes may increase when payments are disbursed on the same day for all recipients. The objective of this study was to assess the temporal patterns and causal relation between population-level illicit drug overdose deaths and(More)
BACKGROUND COPD accounts for the highest rate of hospital admissions among major chronic diseases. COPD hospitalizations are associated with impaired quality of life, high health care utilization, and poor prognosis and result in an economic and a social burden that is both substantial and increasing. AIM The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy(More)
Since 2000, the global incidence of tuberculosis (TB) has decreased by 1.5% per year, becoming increasingly clustered in key subpopulations in low incidence settings. TB clustering can manifest spatially from recent transmission, or in non-spatial cohort clusters resulting from reactivation of latent infection in populations with shared risk factors.(More)
Citation: Material appearing in this publication may be reproduced or copied without permission; however, the following citation must be used to indicate the source: Canadian Cancer Society's Steering Committee on Cancer Statistics. The development of this publication over the years has benefited considerably from the comments and suggestions of readers.(More)
SETTING British Columbia (BC) has a low incidence of tuberculosis (TB), with the burden of endogenously acquired disease concentrated among vulnerable populations, including the homeless. In May 2008, a TB outbreak began in a BC homeless shelter, with a single index case seeding multiple secondary cases within the shelter. OBJECTIVE To use nightly shelter(More)
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