Thomas T. Y. Wong

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Health Issue: The incidence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is rising in Canada. If these curable infections were prevented and treated, serious long-term sequelae including infertility, and associated treatment costs, could be dramatically reduced. STIs pose a greater risk to women than men in many ways, and further gender differences(More)
Late recognition of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was associated with no known SARS contact, hospitalization before the nosocomial outbreak was recognized, symptom onset while hospitalized, wards with SARS clusters, and postoperative status. SARS is difficult to recognize in hospitalized patients with a variety of underlying conditions in the(More)
Objective: To review the evidence and provide recommendations on antibiotic prophylaxis for obstetrical procedures. Outcomes: Outcomes evaluated include need and effectiveness of antibiotics to prevent infections in obstetrical procedures. Evidence: Published literature was retrieved through searches of Medline and The Cochrane Library on the topic of(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This thesis could not have been written without Dr Francis Leung who not only supervised my work but also encouraged and challenged me throughout my M.S. program. Dr Leung and other ECE faculty members, Dr Jafar Saniie and Dr Thomas T. Y. Wong guided me through the dissertation process. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of(More)
Between January 2006 and December 2008, sexual health problems were managed 2264 times in the BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) program at a rate of 781.5 contacts per 100,000 encounters, which extrapolates to about 830,000 times annually across Australia. We examine the management rate of individual sexual health problems to look for(More)
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