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Asthma presentations by children to emergency departments in a Canadian province: a population-based study
(Wiley-Liss, Inc, 2010-10)
BACKGROUND: Asthma has a high prevalence in North American children and exacerbations presenting to the emergency department (ED) setting are common. OBJECTIVE: Describe the epidemiology of asthma presentations to EDs by ...
Presentations to EDs in Alberta, Canada, for pneumonia: a large population-based study
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung and a common presentation problem in EDs. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of pneumonia presentations to EDs in the province of Alberta, Canada. ...
Causes of death for patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team cohort study
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, no previous study has systematically examined pneumonia-related and pneumonia-unrelated mortality. This study was performed to identify the cause(s) of death and to compare the timing and risk ...
Can routine laboratory tests discriminate between severe acute respiratory syndrome and other causes of community-acquired pneumonia?
BACKGROUND: The clinical presentation of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) resembles that of other etiologies of community-acquired pneumonia, making diagnosis difficult. Hematological and biochemical abnormalities, ...
The relation between hyperglycemia and outcomes in 2,471 patients admitted to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether hyperglycemia at the time of presentation was associated with outcomes in patients admitted to non-intensive care settings with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: ...
Babak Maleki (Draft Profile)
Mimivirus in pneumonia patients
Mimivirus, the largest virus known to date, is an amebal pathogen-like Legionella sp. When Mimivirus was used as an antigen in a microimmunofluorescense assay, seroconversion was found in patients with both community- and ...
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 ...
Recurrent community-acquired pneumonia in patients starting acid-suppressing drugs
(Elsevier Inc, 2010-01)
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine 2-receptor antagonists (H2s) increase risk of community-acquired pneumonia. To test this hypothesis, we examined a prospective population-based ...
Mortality reduction with influenza vaccine in patients with pneumonia outside "flu" season: pleiotropic benefits or residual confounding?
RATIONALE: Observational studies suggest a 50% mortality reduction for older patients receiving influenza vaccination; some deem this magnitude of benefit implausible and invoke confounding by the "healthy user effect" as ...