Publications by authors named "Allison McGeer"

100Publications

Low incidence of airborne SARS-CoV-2 in acute care hospital rooms with optimized ventilation.

Emerg Microbes Infect 2020 Nov 18:1-36. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Centre de recherche de l'institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Quebec City (QC), Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2020.1850184DOI Listing
November 2020

Influenza Vaccination to Reduce Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Patients With COVID-19: JACC State-of-the-Art Review.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2020 10;76(15):1777-1794

Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.08.028DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7535809PMC
October 2020

Identification of prosthetic hip and knee joint infections using administrative databases-A validation study.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 Sep 30:1-6. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.449DOI Listing
September 2020

Finding the Right Balance: An Evidence-Informed Guidance Document to Support the Re-Opening of Canadian Nursing Homes to Family Caregivers and Visitors during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic.

J Am Med Dir Assoc 2020 10 3;21(10):1365-1370.e7. Epub 2020 Aug 3.

National Institute on Aging, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada; Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Canada; Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2020.07.038DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7396877PMC
October 2020

Association between hospital outbreaks and hand hygiene: Insights from electronic monitoring.

Clin Infect Dis 2020 Sep 16. Epub 2020 Sep 16.

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1405DOI Listing
September 2020

The impact of thermal pasteurization on viral load and detectable live viruses in human milk and other matrices: A rapid review.

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2020 Jul 10. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

Sinai Health, Department of Pediatrics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2020-0388DOI Listing
July 2020

Prevalence of Candida auris in Canadian acute care hospitals among at-risk patients, 2018.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 06 10;9(1):82. Epub 2020 Jun 10.

National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, H5050 - 1015 Arlington St, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 3R2, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13756-020-00752-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7288437PMC
June 2020

The starting line for COVID-19 vaccine development.

Lancet 2020 06 28;395(10240):1815-1816. Epub 2020 May 28.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31239-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7255757PMC
June 2020

Frequency of hand hygiene opportunities in patients on a general surgery service.

Am J Infect Control 2020 05 11;48(5):490-495. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.12.013DOI Listing
May 2020

The Clinical Burden of in Ontario, Canada.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 Feb 14;7(2):ofz523. Epub 2019 Dec 14.

Sanofi Pasteur, Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz523DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6993863PMC
February 2020

Incidence and economic burden of infection in Ontario: a retrospective population-based study.

CMAJ Open 2020 Jan-Mar;8(1):E16-E25. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

JRL Research and Consulting (Pereira), Mississauga, Ont.; Department of Microbiology (McGeer), Mount Sinai Hospital; Sanofi Pasteur (Tomovici), Toronto, Ont.; Sanofi Pasteur (Selmani, Chit), Swiftwater, Penn.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20190018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7004222PMC
January 2020

Preparedness for in Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP) hospitals, 2018.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 03 13;41(3):361-364. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Sinai Health System, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.369DOI Listing
March 2020

Stability of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Polypropylene Syringes under Various Storage Conditions.

Can J Hosp Pharm 2019 Nov-Dec;72(6):462-463. Epub 2019 Dec 1.

, BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD, Manager, Pharmacy Practice and Quality, Department of Pharmacy, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System, Toronto, Ontario.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6910846PMC
December 2019

Exploring indirect protection associated with influenza immunization - A systematic review of the literature.

Vaccine 2019 11 22;37(49):7213-7232. Epub 2019 Oct 22.

Public Health Ontario, 480 University Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2, Canada; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 5C1, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.09.086DOI Listing
November 2019

Trends in health care-associated infections in acute care hospitals in Canada: an analysis of repeated point-prevalence surveys.

CMAJ 2019 Sep;191(36):E981-E988

Public Health Agency of Canada (Mitchell, Rudnick, Alexandre, Gravel-Tropper, Pelude, Amaratunga), Ottawa, Ont.; University of Alberta Hospital (Taylor, Granfield, Smith), Edmonton, Alta.; Alberta Health Services (Bush), Calgary, Alta.; Vancouver Coastal Health (Forrester), Vancouver, BC; McGill University Health Centre (Frenette), Montréal, Que.; Infection Prevention and Control Canada (Happe), Edmonton, Alta.; London Health Sciences Centre (John), London, Ont.; Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (Lavallee), Montréal, Que.; Mount Sinai Hospital (McGeer), Toronto, Ont.; Department of Medicine, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (Mertz), Hamilton, Ont.; Hospital for Sick Children (Science); Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Simor), Toronto, Ont.; The Ottawa Hospital (Suh, Amaratunga), Ottawa, Ont.; Alberta Children's Hospital (Vayalumkal), Calgary, Alta.; Royal University Hospital (Wong), Saskatoon, Sask.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.190361DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6733684PMC
September 2019

Infection prevention and control practices related to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in acute-care hospitals in Ontario, Canada.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 09 27;40(9):1006-1012. Epub 2019 Jun 27.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation,University of Toronto,Toronto, Ontario,Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.173DOI Listing
September 2019

Influenza virus RNA recovered from droplets and droplet nuclei emitted by adults in an acute care setting.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 05 3;16(5):341-348. Epub 2019 May 3.

a Biological Sciences , Sunnybrook Research Institute , Toronto , Ontario , Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2019.1591626DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7157967PMC
May 2019

Emerging antimicrobial resistance among strains in bloodstream infections in Toronto, 2006-2016: a retrospective cohort study.

CMAJ Open 2018 Oct-Dec;6(4):E580-E586. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Microbiology (Mineau, Kozak, Kissoon, Paterson, Oppedisano, Douri, Gogan, Willey, McGeer, Poutanen), University Health Network/Sinai Health System, Toronto, Ont.; Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches (Mineau), Sainte-Marie, Que.; Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute (Gogan); Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and of Medicine (McGeer, Poutanen), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://cmajopen.ca/lookup/doi/10.9778/cmajo.20180039
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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20180039DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6277254PMC
December 2018

Exposure to rabies during pregnancy.

CMAJ 2018 10;190(43):E1281-E1283

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Windrim), National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Microbiology (McGeer), Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Murphy), Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.180727DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6205826PMC
October 2018

Hand hygiene opportunities on Canadian acute-care inpatient units: A multicenter observational study.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 11 25;39(11):1378-1380. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

1Department of Medicine,University of Toronto,Toronto,Ontario,Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.221DOI Listing
November 2018

Nasal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus among hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Oct 5;92(2):133-135. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8, Canada; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.05.007DOI Listing
October 2018

Contact among healthcare workers in the hospital setting: developing the evidence base for innovative approaches to infection control.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 04 17;18(1):184. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3093-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5905140PMC
April 2018

Impact of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission on Bacterial Colonization of Donated Human Milk.

J Hum Lact 2018 May 27;34(2):350-354. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

1 University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0890334417753941DOI Listing
May 2018

Acute Myocardial Infarction after Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection.

N Engl J Med 2018 Jan;378(4):345-353

From the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (J.C.K., K.L.S., M.A.C., H.C., D.T.K., L.C.R.), Public Health Ontario (J.C.K., K.L.S., N.S.C., L.C.R., J.B.G.), Dalla Lana School of Public Health (J.C.K., K.L.S., N.S.C., A.J.M., L.C.R.), and the Departments of Family and Community Medicine (J.C.K.) and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (N.S.C., K.K., A.J.M., A.S., J.B.G.), University of Toronto, University Health Network (J.C.K.), North York General Hospital (K.K.), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (D.T.K., A.S.), Sinai Health System (A.J.M.), and the Hospital for Sick Children (J.B.G.), Toronto, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (T.K., D.M.) and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa (T.K.), Ottawa, William Osler Health System, Brampton, ON (D.C.R.), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (M.S.), London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON (G.Z.), and the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Health Laboratory, St. John's (G.Z.) - all in Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1702090DOI Listing
January 2018

Case-control study of household contacts to examine immunological protection from transmission - study protocol.

CMAJ Open 2017 Dec;5(4):E872-E877

Affiliations: Public Health Ontario (Bolotin, Johnson, Quach, Deeks, Jamieson, Marchand-Austin, Warshawsky, Crowcroft); University of Toronto (Bolotin, Deeks, Jamieson, Crowcroft), Toronto, Ont.; Canadian Center for Vaccinology (Ambrose, DeCoutere, Halperin, Wang), Halifax, NS; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (Drews), University of Alberta; ProvLab Alberta (Drews), Edmonton, Alta.; North York General Hospital (Faheem); Mount Sinai Hospital (Green, McGeer), Toronto, Ont.; Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Halperin), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (Hoang); Child and Family Research Institute (Kollmann), Vancouver, BC; McGill University Health Centre (McCormack), Montréal, Que.; Fraser Health Authority (Murti, Orth), Surrey, BC; Gamma Dynacare (Rebbapragada), Brampton, Ont.; University of Calgary (Vanderkooi), Calgary, Alta.

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http://cmajopen.ca/lookup/doi/10.9778/cmajo.20170072
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http://dx.doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20170072DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5741426PMC
December 2017

Factors Associated With 30-Day Mortality Rate in Respiratory Infections Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Clin Infect Dis 2018 04;66(8):1282-1285

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix999DOI Listing
April 2018

Measuring influenza RNA quantity after prolonged storage or multiple freeze/thaw cycles.

J Virol Methods 2017 09 29;247:45-50. Epub 2017 May 29.

Public Health Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jviromet.2017.05.018DOI Listing
September 2017

High Incidence of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Remote Indigenous Communities in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2017 7;4(1):ofw243. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofw243DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5414009PMC
December 2016

Pre-and post-pandemic trends in antiviral use in hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza: 2004/05-2013/14, Toronto, Canada.

Antiviral Res 2017 04 6;140:158-163. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

Sinai Health System, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G1X5, Canada; University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T3M7, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.01.025DOI Listing
April 2017

Active Surveillance for Influenza Reduces but Does Not Eliminate Hospital Exposure to Patients With Influenza.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 04 10;38(4):387-392. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

2University of Toronto,Toronto,Ontario,Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2016.321DOI Listing
April 2017

Unit-Specific Rates of Hand Hygiene Opportunities in an Acute-Care Hospital.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 04 28;38(4):411-416. Epub 2016 Dec 28.

2Division of Infection Control,Mount Sinai Hospital,Toronto,Ontario,Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2016.308DOI Listing
April 2017

Detecting and quantifying influenza virus with self- versus investigator-collected mid-turbinate nasal swabs.

J Med Virol 2017 07 27;89(7):1295-1299. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmv.24753DOI Listing
July 2017

Influenza and rhinovirus viral load and disease severity in upper respiratory tract infections.

J Clin Virol 2017 01 22;86:14-19. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

Public Health Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2016.11.008DOI Listing
January 2017