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Echinococcal disease in Alberta, Canada: more than a calcified opacity
BACKGROUND: Most cases of echinococcal disease (ED) acquired in Canada are thought to be due to the sylvatic form of Echinococcus granulosus, which may be more benign than ED due to either Echinococcus multilocularis or ...
Health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia
INTRODUCTION: While Staphylococcus aureus is an uncommon but serious cause of traditional community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), it is a predominant cause of nosocomial pneumonia in addition to the unique clinical entity of ...
Pneumococcal vaccination and risk of acute coronary syndromes in patients with pneumonia: population-based cohort study
BACKGROUND: It is vigorously debated whether pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination (PPV) reduces risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS: Clinical data ...
Population-based cohort study of outpatients with pneumonia: rationale, design and baseline characteristics
BACKGROUND: The vast majority of research in the area of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has been based on patients admitted to hospital. And yet, the majority of patients with CAP are treated on an ambulatory basis as ...
Welders are at increased risk for invasive pneumococcal disease
(International Society for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd, 2010-09)
BACKGROUND: Welders are at increased risk of pulmonary infection and lobar pneumonia, likely due to significant occupational exposure to metal fumes. We hypothesized that welders would be at increased risk for invasive ...
Inhaled corticosteroids and risk of recurrent pneumonia: a population-based, nested case-control study
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested an increased risk of pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use, although this association is inconsistent. We evaluated the risk of recurrent pneumonia associated with ICS use in a ...
Outcomes and costs among seniors requiring hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia in Alberta
OBJECTIVES: To determine the age-specific rates of hospital discharge, cost per day, and overall in-hospital 1- and 4-year mortality for seniors who required hospitalization for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia ...
Willingness of university nursing students to volunteer during a pandemic
OBJECTIVE: The global threat of an influenza pandemic continues to grow and thus universities have begun emergency preparedness planning. This study examined stakeholder's knowledge, risk-perception, and willingness to ...
Nursing students' general knowledge and risk perception of pandemic influenza
The threat of an influenza pandemic continues to grow, and various institutions have started planning initiatives to manage the potentially high rates of mortality, morbidity and absenteeism. The authors surveyed nursing ...
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