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1.

Clostridium difficile: Investigating Transmission Patterns Between Infected and Colonized Patients Using Whole Genome Sequencing.

Kong LY, Eyre DW, Corbeil J, Raymond F, Walker AS, Wilcox MH, Crook DW, Michaud S, Toye B, Frost E, Dendukuri N, Schiller I, Bourgault AM, Dascal A, Oughton M, Longtin Y, Poirier L, Brassard P, Turgeon N, Gilca R, Loo VG.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 7;68(2):204-209. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy457.

2.

Detection and Isolation of Clostridium difficile Asymptomatic Carriers During Clostridium difficile Infection Outbreaks: An Exploratory Study.

Paquet-Bolduc B, Gervais P, Roussy JF, Trottier S, Oughton M, Brukner I, Longtin J, Loo VG, Dascal A, Longtin Y.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 13;67(11):1781-1783. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy425.

PMID:
29771298
3.

Assay for estimating total bacterial load: relative qPCR normalisation of bacterial load with associated clinical implications.

Brukner I, Longtin Y, Oughton M, Forgetta V, Dascal A.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Sep;83(1):1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 May 2.

PMID:
26008123
4.

Predictors of asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization on hospital admission.

Kong LY, Dendukuri N, Schiller I, Bourgault AM, Brassard P, Poirier L, Lamothe F, Béliveau C, Michaud S, Turgeon N, Toye B, Frost EH, Gilca R, Dascal A, Loo VG.

Am J Infect Control. 2015 Mar 1;43(3):248-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.024.

PMID:
25728150
5.

Significantly improved performance of a multitarget assay over a commercial SCCmec-based assay for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening: applicability for clinical laboratories.

Brukner I, Oughton M, Giannakakis A, Kerzner R, Dascal A.

J Mol Diagn. 2013 Sep;15(5):577-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2013.04.009. Epub 2013 Jul 16.

PMID:
23867076
6.

Host and pathogen factors for Clostridium difficile infection and colonization.

Loo VG, Bourgault AM, Poirier L, Lamothe F, Michaud S, Turgeon N, Toye B, Beaudoin A, Frost EH, Gilca R, Brassard P, Dendukuri N, Béliveau C, Oughton M, Brukner I, Dascal A.

N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 3;365(18):1693-703. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1012413.

7.

Community-acquired Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, Montréal, 2005-2006: frequency estimates and their validity.

Allard R, Dascal A, Camara B, Létourneau J, Valiquette L.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Oct;32(10):1032-4. doi: 10.1086/661911. Epub 2011 Aug 10.

PMID:
21931255
8.

Fourteen-genome comparison identifies DNA markers for severe-disease-associated strains of Clostridium difficile.

Forgetta V, Oughton MT, Marquis P, Brukner I, Blanchette R, Haub K, Magrini V, Mardis ER, Gerding DN, Loo VG, Miller MA, Mulvey MR, Rupnik M, Dascal A, Dewar K.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jun;49(6):2230-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00391-11. Epub 2011 Apr 20.

9.

Evidence of viremia in 2 cases of severe pandemic influenza A H1N1/09.

Oughton M, Dascal A, Laporta D, Charest H, Afilalo M, Miller M.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;70(2):213-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.12.013. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

PMID:
21397429
10.

Impact of strain type on detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile: comparison of molecular diagnostic and enzyme immunoassay approaches.

Tenover FC, Novak-Weekley S, Woods CW, Peterson LR, Davis T, Schreckenberger P, Fang FC, Dascal A, Gerding DN, Nomura JH, Goering RV, Akerlund T, Weissfeld AS, Baron EJ, Wong E, Marlowe EM, Whitmore J, Persing DH.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Oct;48(10):3719-24. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00427-10. Epub 2010 Aug 11.

11.

Patterns of antibiotic use and risk of hospital admission because of Clostridium difficile infection.

Dial S, Kezouh A, Dascal A, Barkun A, Suissa S.

CMAJ. 2008 Oct 7;179(8):767-72. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.071812.

12.

Highly diversified multiply drug-resistant HIV-1 quasispecies in PBMCs: a case report.

Quan Y, Brenner BG, Dascal A, Wainberg MA.

Retrovirology. 2008 May 30;5:43. doi: 10.1186/1742-4690-5-43.

13.

Antimicrobial drugs and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, United Kingdom.

Schneider-Lindner V, Delaney JA, Dial S, Dascal A, Suissa S.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Jul;13(7):994-1000. doi: 10.3201/eid1307.061561.

14.

A protocol for the in vitro selection of specific oligonucleotide probes for high-resolution DNA typing.

Brukner I, Krajinovic M, Dascal A, Labuda D.

Nat Protoc. 2007;2(11):2807-14.

PMID:
18007616
15.

A portrait of the geographic dissemination of the Clostridium difficile North American pulsed-field type 1 strain and the epidemiology of C. difficile-associated disease in Québec.

Hubert B, Loo VG, Bourgault AM, Poirier L, Dascal A, Fortin E, Dionne M, Lorange M.

Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jan 15;44(2):238-44. Epub 2006 Dec 6.

PMID:
17173224
16.

A predominantly clonal multi-institutional outbreak of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea with high morbidity and mortality.

Loo VG, Poirier L, Miller MA, Oughton M, Libman MD, Michaud S, Bourgault AM, Nguyen T, Frenette C, Kelly M, Vibien A, Brassard P, Fenn S, Dewar K, Hudson TJ, Horn R, René P, Monczak Y, Dascal A.

N Engl J Med. 2005 Dec 8;353(23):2442-9. Epub 2005 Dec 1. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2006 May 18;354(20):2200.

17.

Discordant carbapenem susceptibility in Methylobacterium species and its application as a method for phenotypic identification.

Zaharatos GJ, Dascal A, Miller MA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2001 May;39(5):2037-8. No abstract available.

18.

Resistance to antiretroviral drugs in patients with primary HIV-1 infection. Investigators of the Quebec Primary Infection Study.

Brenner B, Wainberg MA, Salomon H, Rouleau D, Dascal A, Spira B, Sekaly RP, Conway B, Routy JP.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2000 Dec;16(4):429-34.

PMID:
11118853
19.

Development of mupirocin resistance among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus after widespread use of nasal mupirocin ointment.

Miller MA, Dascal A, Portnoy J, Mendelson J.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1996 Dec;17(12):811-3.

PMID:
8985769
20.

Growth inhibition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by polyoxyethylene stearate present in the BACTEC pyrazinamide susceptibility test.

Miller MA, Thibert L, Desjardins F, Siddiqi SH, Dascal A.

J Clin Microbiol. 1996 Jan;34(1):84-6.

21.

Testing of susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to pyrazinamide: comparison of Bactec method with pyrazinamidase assay.

Miller MA, Thibert L, Desjardins F, Siddiqi SH, Dascal A.

J Clin Microbiol. 1995 Sep;33(9):2468-70.

22.

Pneumococcal resistance to antimicrobial agents in the province of Québec, Canada.

Jetté LP, Ringuette L, Dascal A, Lapointe JR, Turgeon P.

J Clin Microbiol. 1994 Oct;32(10):2572-5.

23.
24.

Preventing neonatal herpes.

Libman MD, Dascal A.

N Engl J Med. 1992 Aug 27;327(9):647; author reply 648. No abstract available.

PMID:
1640967
25.

Growth curves of Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, and Moraxella osloensis in propofol and other media.

Tessler M, Dascal A, Gioseffini S, Miller M, Mendelson J.

Can J Anaesth. 1992 May;39(5 Pt 1):509-11.

PMID:
1534525
26.

Survey of infection control precautions: a comparison to recommended guidelines.

Dajczman E, Dascal A, Orenstein P, Frank H.

Can J Infect Control. 1992 Spring;7(1):7-12.

PMID:
1525382
28.

Strategies for the prevention of neonatal infection with herpes simplex virus: a decision analysis.

Libman MD, Dascal A, Kramer MS, Mendelson J.

Rev Infect Dis. 1991 Nov-Dec;13(6):1093-104.

PMID:
1663650
29.

Anti-retroviral strategies for AIDS and related diseases.

Wainberg MA, Dascal A, Mendelson J.

Can J Infect Dis. 1991 Fall;2(3):121-8.

30.

Infectious diseases as a subspecialty in Canada: status of the practice in Quebec.

Delage G, Turgeon F, Dascal A, Mendelson J, Lescop J.

Rev Infect Dis. 1991 Jul-Aug;13(4):761-2. No abstract available.

PMID:
1925295
31.

Zirconium compound-induced pulmonary fibrosis.

Bartter T, Irwin RS, Abraham JL, Dascal A, Nash G, Himmelstein JS, Jederlinic PJ.

Arch Intern Med. 1991 Jun;151(6):1197-201.

PMID:
2043021
32.

The "toxic strep syndrome": severe group A streptococcal disease in the absence of bacteremia.

Bartter T, Dascal A.

Rev Infect Dis. 1990 Nov-Dec;12(6):1204-5. No abstract available.

PMID:
2267492
33.

Prostatic abscess caused by Streptococcus mutans.

Nguyen C, Dascal A, Mendelson J.

Can J Infect Dis. 1990 Fall;1(3):82-4.

34.

Non-beta-lactamase-producing penicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a clinical setting.

Eymard D, Dascal A, Hiscott J, Gioseffini S, Stevenson J, Portnoy J, Mendelson J.

Can J Infect Dis. 1990 Fall;1(3):73-6.

35.

Streptococcus pneumoniae acute suppurative parotitis in a patient with Sjögren's syndrome.

Gomez-Rodrigo J, Mendelson J, Black M, Dascal A.

J Otolaryngol. 1990 Jun;19(3):195-6. Review.

PMID:
2192076
36.

Laboratory tests for the diagnosis of viral disease in pregnancy.

Dascal A, Libman MD, Mendelson J, Cukor G.

Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1990 Jun;33(2):218-31. Review. No abstract available.

PMID:
2190727
37.

Replacement of special enzyme immunoassay transport medium by a standard viral transport medium in the Herpcheck herpes simplex virus antigen detection test.

Dascal A, Chan-Thim J, Morahan M, Portnoy J, Mendelson J.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1989 Nov-Dec;12(6):473-5.

PMID:
2560418
38.

Natural killer cell function in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related diseases.

Brenner BG, Dascal A, Margolese RG, Wainberg MA.

J Leukoc Biol. 1989 Jul;46(1):75-83. Review.

PMID:
2659714
39.

Diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection in a clinical setting by a direct antigen detection enzyme immunoassay kit.

Dascal A, Chan-Thim J, Morahan M, Portnoy J, Mendelson J.

J Clin Microbiol. 1989 Apr;27(4):700-4.

40.

The effect of cyclosporine A on infection of susceptible cells by human immunodeficiency virus type 1.

Wainberg MA, Dascal A, Blain N, Fitz-Gibbon L, Boulerice F, Numazaki K, Tremblay M.

Blood. 1988 Dec;72(6):1904-10.

PMID:
2904290
41.

'Toxic strep syndrome'. A manifestation of group A streptococcal infection.

Bartter T, Dascal A, Carroll K, Curley FJ.

Arch Intern Med. 1988 Jun;148(6):1421-4.

PMID:
3288161
42.

Susceptibility testing with the sensititer breakpoint broth microdilution system.

Doern GV, Dascal A, Keville M.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1985 May;3(3):185-91.

PMID:
3922668
43.

Serial knee infections with enteric pathogens.

Dascal A, Gleckman R.

Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 1984 Aug;19(8):32I, 32L, 32P. No abstract available.

PMID:
6430931

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