Miranda So

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QUESTION Many of my pregnant and breastfeeding patients suffer from allergies and frequently ask me about the safety of antihistamines during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Should I advise them to use the older sedating medications? I have heard that they might be safer than the newer nonsedating class of drugs. Or have the newer ones been studied as well? (More)
Chest computed tomography (CT) findings of nodules, ground glass opacities, and consolidations are often interpreted as representing invasive fungal infection in individuals with febrile neutropenia. We assessed whether these CT findings were present in asymptomatic individuals with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at low risk of invasive fungal disease. A(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effectiveness of an antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASPs) on utilisation and cost of antimicrobials in leukaemia patients in Canada. METHODS We conducted a multisite, retrospective, observational time-series study from 2005 to 2013. We implemented academic detailing as the intervention of an ASP in leukaemia units at a(More)
OBJECTIVE Rising incidence of Clostridium difficile and multidrug-resistant organisms' infections and a dwindling development of new antimicrobials are an impetus for antimicrobial stewardship in organ transplant recipients. We sought to understand antimicrobial prescribing practices and identify opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among the(More)
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