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1.

Switching from expectorated to induced sputum cultures for tuberculosis diagnosis reduces cost without increasing risk.

Mohiuddin QA, Parkes L, Gardam M.

Am J Infect Control. 2019 Feb 20. pii: S0196-6553(19)30024-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.01.005. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
30795839
2.

The Efficacy of Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Spine Biopsies in Determining a Causative Organism in Cases of Suspected Infection: A Systematic Review.

Sertic M, Parkes L, Mattiassi S, Pritzker K, Gardam M, Murphy K.

Can Assoc Radiol J. 2019 Feb;70(1):96-103. doi: 10.1016/j.carj.2018.09.003.

3.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Requires Many Approaches.

Gardam M, Gitterman L, Rykert L, Vicencio E, Bailey E.

Healthc Pap. 2017;17(1):57-61.

PMID:
29278226
4.

Five years of Experience using Front-Line Ownership to Improve Healthcare Quality and Safety.

Gardam M, Gitterman L, Rykert L, Vicencio E.

Healthc Pap. 2017;17(1):8-23.

PMID:
29278219
5.

Medical Assistance in Dying - Implementing a Hospital-Based Program in Canada.

Li M, Watt S, Escaf M, Gardam M, Heesters A, O'Leary G, Rodin G.

N Engl J Med. 2017 May 25;376(21):2082-2088. doi: 10.1056/NEJMms1700606. No abstract available.

PMID:
28538128
6.

Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers: Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Benefit Underpinning Policies of Enforcement.

De Serres G, Skowronski DM, Ward BJ, Gardam M, Lemieux C, Yassi A, Patrick DM, Krajden M, Loeb M, Collignon P, Carrat F.

PLoS One. 2017 Jan 27;12(1):e0163586. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163586. eCollection 2017.

7.

Longitudinal Multicenter Analysis of Outcomes After Cessation of Control Measures for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci.

Lemieux C, Gardam M, Evans G, John M, Suh KN, vanWalraven C, Vicencio E, Coulby C, Roth V, Hota S.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;38(1):24-30. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.235. Epub 2016 Nov 2.

PMID:
27804901
8.

The Effect of Hospital Isolation Precautions on Patient Outcomes and Cost of Care: A Multi-Site, Retrospective, Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study.

Tran K, Bell C, Stall N, Tomlinson G, McGeer A, Morris A, Gardam M, Abrams HB.

J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar;32(3):262-268. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3862-4. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

9.

Interventions to improve patient hand hygiene: a systematic review.

Srigley JA, Furness CD, Gardam M.

J Hosp Infect. 2016 Sep;94(1):23-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.04.018. Epub 2016 May 10. Review.

PMID:
27262906
10.

Domestic impact of tuberculosis screening among new immigrants to Ontario, Canada.

Khan K, Hirji MM, Miniota J, Hu W, Wang J, Gardam M, Rawal S, Ellis E, Chan A, Creatore MI, Rea E.

CMAJ. 2015 Nov 3;187(16):E473-E481. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150011. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

11.

Hand hygiene monitoring technology: a systematic review of efficacy.

Srigley JA, Gardam M, Fernie G, Lightfoot D, Lebovic G, Muller MP.

J Hosp Infect. 2015 Jan;89(1):51-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2014.10.005. Epub 2014 Oct 31. Review.

PMID:
25480021
12.

Infection related to ultrasound-guided single-injection peripheral nerve blockade: a decade of experience at toronto Western hospital.

Alakkad H, Naeeni A, Chan VW, Abbas S, Oh J, Ami N, Ng J, Gardam M, Brull R.

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015 Jan-Feb;40(1):82-4. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000181.

PMID:
25469758
13.

Measurement of patient hand hygiene in multiorgan transplant units using a novel technology: an observational study.

Srigley JA, Furness CD, Gardam M.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Nov;35(11):1336-41. doi: 10.1086/678419. Epub 2014 Oct 2.

PMID:
25333427
14.

Quantification of the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using an electronic monitoring system: a retrospective cohort study.

Srigley JA, Furness CD, Baker GR, Gardam M.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Dec;23(12):974-80. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003080. Epub 2014 Jul 7.

15.

A pragmatic approach to infection prevention and control guidelines in an ambulatory care setting.

Ng J, Le-Abuyen S, Mosley J, Gardam M.

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jun;42(6):671-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.02.011.

PMID:
24837117
16.

Patient-as-observer approach: an alternative method for hand hygiene auditing in an ambulatory care setting.

Le-Abuyen S, Ng J, Kim S, De La Franier A, Khan B, Mosley J, Gardam M.

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Apr;42(4):439-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.12.003.

PMID:
24679574
17.

Integration and proliferation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01 in multispecies biofilms.

Ghadakpour M, Bester E, Liss SN, Gardam M, Droppo I, Hota S, Wolfaardt GM.

Microb Ecol. 2014 Jul;68(1):121-31. doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0398-1. Epub 2014 Mar 1.

PMID:
24577741
18.

Mild isoniazid-induced liver injury in humans is associated with an increase in Th17 cells and T cells producing IL-10.

Metushi IG, Zhu X, Chen X, Gardam MA, Uetrecht J.

Chem Res Toxicol. 2014 Apr 21;27(4):683-9. doi: 10.1021/tx500013z. Epub 2014 Mar 6.

PMID:
24564876
20.

Hand hygiene monitoring technology: protocol for a systematic review.

Srigley JA, Lightfoot D, Fernie G, Gardam M, Muller MP.

Syst Rev. 2013 Nov 12;2:101. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-101.

21.

Mandatory vaccination.

Gardam M, Lemieux C.

CMAJ. 2013 Aug 6;185(11):984. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.113-2125. No abstract available.

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Front-line ownership: generating a cure mindset for patient safety.

Zimmerman B, Reason P, Rykert L, Gitterman L, Christian J, Gardam M.

Healthc Pap. 2013;13(1):6-22.

PMID:
23803349
24.

Mandatory influenza vaccination? First we need a better vaccine.

Gardam M, Lemieux C.

CMAJ. 2013 May 14;185(8):639-40. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.122074. Epub 2013 Mar 25. No abstract available.

26.

Fifty years of infection control and healthcare design.

Gardam M, Cochrane P.

Healthc Pap. 2012;12(3):40-5.

PMID:
23107905
27.

Healthcare-associated infections: new initiatives and continuing challenges.

Gardam M, Reason P, Gitterman L.

Healthc Q. 2012;15 Spec No:36-41.

PMID:
22874445
28.

Canadian Rheumatology Association recommendations for the pharmacological management of rheumatoid arthritis with traditional and biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs: part II safety.

Bombardier C, Hazlewood GS, Akhavan P, Schieir O, Dooley A, Haraoui B, Khraishi M, Leclercq SA, Légaré J, Mosher DP, Pencharz J, Pope JE, Thomson J, Thorne C, Zummer M, Gardam MA, Askling J, Bykerk V; Canadian Rheumatology Association.

J Rheumatol. 2012 Aug;39(8):1583-602. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.120165. Epub 2012 Jun 15.

29.

Determining mortality rates attributable to Clostridium difficile infection.

Hota SS, Achonu C, Crowcroft NS, Harvey BJ, Lauwers A, Gardam MA.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Feb;18(2):305-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1802.101611.

30.

Clinical effectiveness of rapid tests for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitalized patients: a systematic review.

Polisena J, Chen S, Cimon K, McGill S, Forward K, Gardam M.

BMC Infect Dis. 2011 Dec 12;11:336. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-336. Review.

31.

Active tuberculosis among homeless persons, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1998-2007.

Khan K, Rea E, McDermaid C, Stuart R, Chambers C, Wang J, Chan A, Gardam M, Jamieson F, Yang J, Hwang SW.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Mar;17(3):357-65. doi: 10.3201/eid1703.100833.

32.

Healthcare culture and the challenge of preventing healthcare-associated infections.

Gardam M, Reason P, Rykert L.

Healthc Q. 2010;13 Spec No:116-20.

PMID:
20959740
33.

Global public health implications of a mass gathering in Mecca, Saudi Arabia during the midst of an influenza pandemic.

Khan K, Memish ZA, Chabbra A, Liauw J, Hu W, Janes DA, Sears J, Arino J, Macdonald M, Calderon F, Raposo P, Heidebrecht C, Wang J, Chan A, Brownstein J, Gardam M.

J Travel Med. 2010 Mar-Apr;17(2):75-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2010.00397.x.

34.

Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection in Canada: patient age and infecting strain type are highly predictive of severe outcome and mortality.

Miller M, Gravel D, Mulvey M, Taylor G, Boyd D, Simor A, Gardam M, McGeer A, Hutchinson J, Moore D, Kelly S.

Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jan 15;50(2):194-201. doi: 10.1086/649213.

PMID:
20025526
35.

Antimicrobial properties of hemokinin-1 against strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Berger A, Tran AH, Dedier H, Gardam MA, Paige CJ.

Life Sci. 2009 Nov 4;85(19-20):700-3. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2009.09.011. Epub 2009 Oct 2.

PMID:
19800893
36.

Healthcare-associated infections as patient safety indicators.

Gardam MA, Lemieux C, Reason P, van Dijk M, Goel V.

Healthc Pap. 2009;9(3):8-24. Review.

PMID:
19593071
37.

Spread of a novel influenza A (H1N1) virus via global airline transportation.

Khan K, Arino J, Hu W, Raposo P, Sears J, Calderon F, Heidebrecht C, Macdonald M, Liauw J, Chan A, Gardam M.

N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 9;361(2):212-4. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc0904559. Epub 2009 Jun 29. No abstract available.

PMID:
19564630
38.

A population-based study of tuberculosis in children and adolescents in Ontario.

Phongsamart W, Kitai I, Gardam M, Wang J, Khan K.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 May;28(5):416-9. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181920d4d.

PMID:
19352212
39.

Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection in adults admitted to acute care hospitals in Canada: a Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program Study.

Gravel D, Miller M, Simor A, Taylor G, Gardam M, McGeer A, Hutchinson J, Moore D, Kelly S, Boyd D, Mulvey M; Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program.

Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Mar 1;48(5):568-76. doi: 10.1086/596703.

PMID:
19191641
40.

Infection control practices related to Clostridium difficile infection in acute care hospitals in Canada.

Gravel D, Gardam M, Taylor G, Miller M, Simor A, McGeer A, Hutchinson J, Moore D, Kelly S, Mulvey M; Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program.

Am J Infect Control. 2009 Feb;37(1):9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2008.07.012.

PMID:
19171246
41.

Impact of the patient-provider relationship on the survival of foreign born outpatients with tuberculosis.

Gardam M, Verma G, Campbell A, Wang J, Khan K.

J Immigr Minor Health. 2009 Dec;11(6):437-45. doi: 10.1007/s10903-008-9221-8. Epub 2009 Jan 6.

PMID:
19127431
42.

Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization and infection secondary to imperfect intensive care unit room design.

Hota S, Hirji Z, Stockton K, Lemieux C, Dedier H, Wolfaardt G, Gardam MA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Jan;30(1):25-33. doi: 10.1086/592700.

PMID:
19046054
43.

Adverse events with 4 months of rifampin therapy or 9 months of isoniazid therapy for latent tuberculosis infection: a randomized trial.

Menzies D, Long R, Trajman A, Dion MJ, Yang J, Al Jahdali H, Memish Z, Khan K, Gardam M, Hoeppner V, Benedetti A, Schwartzman K.

Ann Intern Med. 2008 Nov 18;149(10):689-97.

PMID:
19017587
44.

Reprocessing and reuse of single-use medical devices: a national survey of Canadian acute-care hospitals.

Polisena J, Hailey D, Moulton K, Noorani HZ, Jacobs P, Ries N, Normandin S, Gardam M.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 May;29(5):437-9. doi: 10.1086/587648.

PMID:
18419366
46.

Tuberculosis infection in the United States: national trends over three decades.

Khan K, Wang J, Hu W, Bierman A, Li Y, Gardam M.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Feb 15;177(4):455-60. Epub 2007 Nov 20.

PMID:
18029790
47.

Detecting latent tuberculosis infection in hemodialysis patients: a head-to-head comparison of the T-SPOT.TB test, tuberculin skin test, and an expert physician panel.

Passalent L, Khan K, Richardson R, Wang J, Dedier H, Gardam M.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Jan;2(1):68-73. Epub 2006 Oct 18.

48.

WHO's response to global public health threats: XDR-TB.

Wilson K, Gardam M, McDougall C, Attaran A, Upshur R.

PLoS Med. 2007 Jul 31;4(7):e246. No abstract available.

49.

Emergence of drug resistance: implications for antiviral control of pandemic influenza.

Alexander ME, Bowman CS, Feng Z, Gardam M, Moghadas SM, Röst G, Wu J, Yan P.

Proc Biol Sci. 2007 Jul 22;274(1619):1675-84.

50.

Transmission of influenza A in human beings.

Brankston G, Gitterman L, Hirji Z, Lemieux C, Gardam M.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2007 Apr;7(4):257-65. Review.

PMID:
17376383

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