Shannon Collinson

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Controlling the spread of influenza to reduce the effects of infection on a population is an important mandate of public health. Mass media reports on an epidemic or pandemic can provide important information to the public, and in turn, can induce positive healthy behaviour practices (i.e., handwashing, social distancing) in the individuals, that will(More)
Several bacterial species possess chelation mechanisms that allow them to scavenge iron from the environment under conditions of limitation. To this end they produce siderophores that bind the iron and make it available to the cells later on, while rendering it unavailable to other organisms. The phenomenon of siderophore mediated antagonism has been(More)
Significant safety concerns remain surrounding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) following gastrointestinal surgery, leading to wide variation in their use. This study aimed to determine the safety profile of NSAIDs after major gastrointestinal surgery. Consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency abdominal surgery with a(More)
The treatment of early Parkinson's disease with dopaminergic agents remains the mainstay of symptomatic therapy for this incurable neurodegenerative disorder. However, clinical responses to dopaminergic drugs vary substantially from person to person due to individual-, drug- and disease-related factors that may in part be genetically determined. Using(More)
BACKGROUND Mass media is used to inform individuals regarding diseases within a population. The effects of mass media during disease outbreaks have been studied in the mathematical modelling literature, by including 'media functions' that affect transmission rates in mathematical epidemiological models. The choice of function to employ, however, varies, and(More)
Contributors: Vahid Anvari (York University), Mahshid Atapour (York University), Lydia Bourouiba (York University), Luz Angélica Caudillo Mata (CIMAT—Center for the Mathematical Research), Shannon Collinson (York University), Venkate Duvvuri (York University), Hongbin Guo (York University), Angella Johnson (University of Southern California), Neal Madras(More)
Recognition of the association of paroxysmal a hypertension with phaeochromocytomata, actively I secreting tumours of the chromaffin tissue of the i adrenal medulla, has resulted in the need for more d careful scrutiny of hypertensive patients for evidence of this disease which, if found, may be cured by surgical removal of the growth. Much help in(More)
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