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The latent tuberculosis infection cascade of care in Iqaluit, Nunavut, 2012-2016.

Pease C, Zwerling A, Mallick R, Patterson M, Demaio P, Finn S, Allen J, Van Dyk D, Alvarez GG.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 24;19(1):890. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4557-3.


Social determinants of health among residential areas with a high tuberculosis incidence in a remote Inuit community.

Kilabuk E, Momoli F, Mallick R, Van Dyk D, Pease C, Zwerling A, Potvin SE, Alvarez GG.

J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 May;73(5):401-406. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211261. Epub 2019 Feb 6.


The potential impact and cost-effectiveness of tobacco reduction strategies for tuberculosis prevention in Canadian Inuit communities.

N'Diaye DS, Nsengiyumva NP, Uppal A, Oxlade O, Alvarez GG, Schwartzman K.

BMC Med. 2019 Feb 4;17(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12916-019-1261-5.


Paediatric tuberculosis among the foreign-born: utility of the Canadian TB immigration medical surveillance programme.

Yasseen AS, Rea E, Hirji MM, Yang C, Alvarez GG, Khan K, Kitai I.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2019 Jan 1;23(1):105-111. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.18.0317.


A systematic review of adverse events of rifapentine and isoniazid compared to other treatments for latent tuberculosis infection.

Pease C, Hutton B, Yazdi F, Wolfe D, Hamel C, Barbeau P, Skidmore B, Alvarez GG.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Jun;27(6):557-566. doi: 10.1002/pds.4423. Epub 2018 Mar 23.


Determinants of tuberculosis trends in six Indigenous populations of the USA, Canada, and Greenland from 1960 to 2014: a population-based study.

Dehghani K, Lan Z, Li P, Michelsen SW, Waites S, Benedetti A, Lejeune P, Torrie J, Robinson E, Vejvoda B, Mullah M, Redwood D, Cooper M, Fanning A, Yacoub W, Alvarez GG, Søborg B, Long R, Menzies D.

Lancet Public Health. 2018 Mar;3(3):e133-e142. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30002-1. Epub 2018 Feb 14.


Efficacy and completion rates of rifapentine and isoniazid (3HP) compared to other treatment regimens for latent tuberculosis infection: a systematic review with network meta-analyses.

Pease C, Hutton B, Yazdi F, Wolfe D, Hamel C, Quach P, Skidmore B, Moher D, Alvarez GG.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 11;17(1):265. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2377-x. Review.


A shorter treatment regimen for latent tuberculosis infection holds promise for at-risk Canadians.

Pease C, Amaratunga KR, Alvarez GG.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2017 Mar 2;43(3-4):67-71. eCollection 2017 Mar 2.


Reevaluation of Diagnosis in Adults With Physician-Diagnosed Asthma.

Aaron SD, Vandemheen KL, FitzGerald JM, Ainslie M, Gupta S, Lemière C, Field SK, McIvor RA, Hernandez P, Mayers I, Mulpuru S, Alvarez GG, Pakhale S, Mallick R, Boulet LP; Canadian Respiratory Research Network.

JAMA. 2017 Jan 17;317(3):269-279. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.19627.


Developing and Field Testing a Community Based Youth Initiative to Increase Tuberculosis Awareness in Remote Arctic Inuit Communities.

Alvarez GG, Van Dyk DD, Colquhoun H, Moreau KA, Mulpuru S, Graham ID.

PLoS One. 2016 Jul 14;11(7):e0159241. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159241. eCollection 2016.


Xpert®MTB/RIF for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in a Remote Arctic Setting: Impact on Cost and Time to Treatment Initiation.

Oxlade O, Sugarman J, Alvarez GG, Pai M, Schwartzman K.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 18;11(3):e0150119. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150119. eCollection 2016.


Primary care pearls to help eliminate tuberculosis in Canada.

Amaratunga KR, Alvarez GG.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2016 Mar 3;42(3):63-67. eCollection 2016 Mar 3.


A retrospective review of cancer treatments and outcomes among Inuit referred from Nunavut, Canada.

Asmis TR, Febbraro M, Alvarez GG, Spaans JN, Ruta M, Lalany A, Osborne G, Goss GD.

Curr Oncol. 2015 Aug;22(4):246-51. doi: 10.3747/co.22.2421.


The Feasibility, Accuracy, and Impact of Xpert MTB/RIF Testing in a Remote Aboriginal Community in Canada.

Alvarez GG, Dyk DDV, Desjardlns M, Yasseen AS 3rd, Aaron SD, Cameron DW, Obed N, Baikie M, Pakhale S, Denklnger CM, Sohn H, Pal M.

Chest. 2015 Sep;148(3):767-773. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-2948.


TB in Canada-The battle is not over.

Alvarez GG.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2015 Mar 19;41(Suppl 2):16-18. eCollection 2015 Mar 19. No abstract available.


The feasibility of the interferon gamma release assay and predictors of discordance with the tuberculin skin test for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in a remote Aboriginal community.

Alvarez GG, Van Dyk DD, Davies N, Aaron SD, Cameron DW, Desjardins M, Mallick R, Obed N, Baikie M.

PLoS One. 2014 Nov 11;9(11):e111986. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111986. eCollection 2014.


Sputum induction for tuberculosis diagnosis in an Arctic setting: a cost comparison.

Sugarman J, Alvarez GG, Schwartzman K, Oxlade O.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Oct;18(10):1223-30. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.14.0163.


Taima (stop) TB: the impact of a multifaceted TB awareness and door-to-door campaign in residential areas of high risk for TB in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Alvarez GG, VanDyk DD, Aaron SD, Cameron DW, Davies N, Stephen N, Mallick R, Momoli F, Moreau K, Obed N, Baikie M, Osborne G.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 17;9(7):e100975. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100975. eCollection 2014.


Improving access to lung cancer treatment in northern Canada: the role of oral molecularly targeted agents.

Spaans JN, Asmis TR, Alvarez GG, Goss GD.

CMAJ. 2014 Apr 15;186(7):485-6. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.131011. Epub 2014 Feb 24. Review. No abstract available.


Diagnostic accuracy and clinical role of rapid C-reactive protein testing in HIV-infected individuals with presumed tuberculosis in South Africa.

Drain PK, Mayeza L, Bartman P, Hurtado R, Moodley P, Varghese S, Maartens G, Alvarez GG, Wilson D.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Jan;18(1):20-6.


Xpert MTB/RIF testing in a low tuberculosis incidence, high-resource setting: limitations in accuracy and clinical impact.

Sohn H, Aero AD, Menzies D, Behr M, Schwartzman K, Alvarez GG, Dan A, McIntosh F, Pai M, Denkinger CM.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Apr;58(7):970-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu022. Epub 2014 Jan 14.


In reply to 'Serum C-reactive protein measurement for ruling out HIV-associated tuberculosis'.

Alvarez GG, Cameron WD, Maartens G, Wilson D.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Feb;17(2):284. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.12.0803-2. No abstract available.


A model to rule out smear-negative tuberculosis among symptomatic HIV patients using C-reactive protein.

Alvarez GG, Sabri E, Ling D, Cameron DW, Maartens G, Wilson D.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Sep;16(9):1247-51. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.11.0743. Epub 2012 Jun 28.


Effect of theophylline on exercise capacity in COPD patients treated with combination long-acting bronchodilator therapy: a pilot study.

Voduc N, Alvarez GG, Amjadi K, Tessier C, Sabri E, Aaron SD.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2012;7:245-52. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S29990. Epub 2012 Mar 29.


Inaccuracy of death certificate diagnosis of tuberculosis and potential underdiagnosis of TB in a region of high HIV prevalence.

Liu TT, Wilson D, Dawood H, Cameron DW, Alvarez GG.

Clin Dev Immunol. 2012;2012:937013. doi: 10.1155/2012/937013. Epub 2012 Mar 19.


A systematic review of the epidemiology, immunopathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pleural TB in HIV-infected patients.

Aljohaney A, Amjadi K, Alvarez GG.

Clin Dev Immunol. 2012;2012:842045. doi: 10.1155/2012/842045. Epub 2012 Mar 14. Review.


Effective screening tool to triage recovery rooms for possible tuberculosis patients undergoing bronchoscopy.

Di Quinzio M, Alvarez GG, Stockton K, Roth VR.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 May;16(5):665-9. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.11.0555. Epub 2012 Mar 7.


A comparative examination of tuberculosis immigration medical screening programs from selected countries with high immigration and low tuberculosis incidence rates.

Alvarez GG, Gushulak B, Abu Rumman K, Altpeter E, Chemtob D, Douglas P, Erkens C, Helbling P, Hamilton I, Jones J, Matteelli A, Paty MC, Posey DL, Sagebiel D, Slump E, Tegnell A, Valín ER, Winje BA, Ellis E.

BMC Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 4;11:3. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-3.


Pediatric tuberculosis immigration screening in high-immigration, low-incidence countries.

Alvarez GG, Clark M, Altpeter E, Douglas P, Jones J, Paty MC, Posey DL, Chemtob D.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Dec;14(12):1530-7. Erratum in: Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011 Mar;15(3):425.


Tuberculous abscess causing disruption of the cranium.

Alvarez GG, Sharma KB, Breen K, Glikstein R, Amand HS, Dasilva V.

Can J Neurol Sci. 2010 Nov;37(6):904-5. No abstract available.


The prevalence and drug sensitivity of tuberculosis among patients dying in hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a postmortem study.

Cohen T, Murray M, Wallengren K, Alvarez GG, Samuel EY, Wilson D.

PLoS Med. 2010 Jun 22;7(6):e1000296. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000296.


A comparison of obese and nonobese people with asthma: exploring an asthma-obesity interaction.

Pakhale S, Doucette S, Vandemheen K, Boulet LP, McIvor RA, Fitzgerald JM, Hernandez P, Lemiere C, Sharma S, Field SK, Alvarez GG, Dales RE, Aaron SD.

Chest. 2010 Jun;137(6):1316-23. doi: 10.1378/chest.09-2491. Epub 2010 Feb 12.


Tuberculosis retreatment category predicts resistance in hospitalized retreatment patients in a high HIV prevalence area.

Schreiber YS, Herrera AF, Wilson D, Wallengren K, Draper R, Muller J, Dawood H, Doucette S, Cameron DW, Alvarez GG.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2009 Oct;13(10):1274-80.


A large pericardial cyst complicated by a pericarditis in a young man with a mediastinal mass.

McMillan A, Souza CA, Veinot JP, Turek M, Hendry P, Alvarez GG.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Aug;88(2):e11-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.05.024.


Ocular tuberculosis: diagnostic and treatment challenges.

Alvarez GG, Roth VR, Hodge W.

Int J Infect Dis. 2009 Jul;13(4):432-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.09.018. Epub 2009 Apr 22. Review. No abstract available.


Overdiagnosis of asthma in obese and nonobese adults.

Aaron SD, Vandemheen KL, Boulet LP, McIvor RA, Fitzgerald JM, Hernandez P, Lemiere C, Sharma S, Field SK, Alvarez GG, Dales RE, Doucette S, Fergusson D; Canadian Respiratory Clinical Research Consortium.

CMAJ. 2008 Nov 18;179(11):1121-31. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.081332. Erratum in: CMAJ. 2008 Dec 2;179(12):1301.


The prevalence of blebs or bullae among young healthy adults: a thoracoscopic investigation.

Amjadi K, Alvarez GG, Vanderhelst E, Velkeniers B, Lam M, Noppen M.

Chest. 2007 Oct;132(4):1140-5. Epub 2007 Sep 21.


Blastomycosis in a young African man presenting with a pleural effusion.

Alvarez GG, Burns BF, Desjardins M, Salahudeen SR, AlRashidi F, Cameron DW.

Can Respir J. 2006 Nov-Dec;13(8):441-4.


A systematic review of the psychological risk factors associated with near fatal asthma or fatal asthma.

Alvarez GG, Fitzgerald JM.

Respiration. 2007;74(2):228-36. Epub 2006 Nov 30. Review.


A systematic review of risk factors associated with near-fatal and fatal asthma.

Alvarez GG, Schulzer M, Jung D, Fitzgerald JM.

Can Respir J. 2005 Jul-Aug;12(5):265-70. Review.


Tuberculosis at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.

Alvarez GG, Thembela BL, Muller FJ, Clinch J, Singhal N, Cameron DW.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004 Dec;8(12):1472-8.


The impact of daily sleep duration on health: a review of the literature.

Alvarez GG, Ayas NT.

Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2004 Spring;19(2):56-9. Review.


Cell salvage does not minimize perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion in abdominal vascular surgery: a systematic review.

Alvarez GG, Fergusson DA, Neilipovitz DT, Hébert PC.

Can J Anaesth. 2004 May;51(5):425-31. Review.


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