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1.

Quarantine.

Coomes EA, Leis JA, Gold WL.

CMAJ. 2020 Mar 20. pii: cmaj.200393. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200393. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

2.

Diagnosis and Management of First Case of COVID-19 in Canada: Lessons applied from SARS.

Marchand-Senécal X, Kozak R, Mubareka S, Salt N, Gubbay JB, Eshaghi A, Allen V, Li Y, Bastien N, Gilmour M, Ozaldin O, Leis JA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 9. pii: ciaa227. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa227. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
32147731
3.

What can early Canadian experience screening for COVID-19 teach us about how to prepare for a pandemic?

Lin M, Beliavsky A, Katz K, Powis JE, Ng W, Williams V, Science M, Groves H, Muller MP, Vaisman A, Hota S, Johnstone J, Leis JA.

CMAJ. 2020 Mar 6. pii: cmaj.200305. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200305. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

4.

First imported case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Canada, presenting as mild pneumonia.

Silverstein WK, Stroud L, Cleghorn GE, Leis JA.

Lancet. 2020 Feb 29;395(10225):734. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30370-6. Epub 2020 Feb 13. No abstract available. Erratum in: Lancet. 2020 Feb 29;395(10225):e41.

PMID:
32061312
5.

Antimicrobial use among adult inpatients at hospital sites within the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program: 2009 to 2016.

Rudnick W, Science M, Thirion DJG, Abdesselam K, Choi KB, Pelude L, Amaratunga K, Comeau JL, Dalton B, Delport J, Dhami R, Embree J, Émond Y, Evans G, Frenette C, Fryters S, German G, Grant JM, Happe J, Katz K, Kibsey P, Kosar J, Langley JM, Lee BE, Lefebvre MA, Leis JA, McGeer A, Neville HL, Simor A, Slayter K, Suh KN, Tse-Chang A, Weiss K, Conly J; Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2020 Feb 13;9(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s13756-020-0684-2.

6.

Self-reported beta-lactam allergy and the risk of surgical site infection: A retrospective cohort study.

Lam PW, Tarighi P, Elligsen M, Gunaratne K, Nathens AB, Tarshis J, Leis JA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Jan 23:1-6. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.374. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
31969205
7.

Prescriber-led practice changes that can bolster antimicrobial stewardship in community health care settings.

Leis JA, Born KB, Ostrow O, Moser A, Grill A.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2020 Jan 2;46(1):1-5. doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v46i01a01. eCollection 2020 Jan 2.

8.

Retrospective multicentre matched cohort study comparing safety and efficacy outcomes of intermittent-infusion versus continuous-infusion vancomycin.

Ma NH, Walker SAN, Elligsen M, Kiss A, Palmay L, Ho G, Powis J, Bansal V, Leis JA.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Apr 1;75(4):1038-1046. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz531.

PMID:
31919504
9.

Applying rigour to the interpretation of surgical site infection rates.

Williams V, Leis JA.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Dec 13. pii: bmjqs-2019-009964. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009964. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID:
31836626
10.

Impact of a comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship program on institutional burden of antimicrobial resistance: a 14-year controlled interrupted time series study.

Peragine C, Walker SAN, Simor A, Walker SE, Kiss A, Leis JA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Dec 9. pii: ciz1183. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz1183. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
31813967
11.

Prevention of respiratory outbreaks in the rehabilitation setting.

Corpus C, Williams V, Salt N, Agnihotri T, Morgan W, Robinson L, Maze Dit Mieusement L, Cobbam S, Leis JA.

BMJ Open Qual. 2019 Oct 9;8(4):e000663. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000663. eCollection 2019.

12.

De-adoption of Routine Urine Culture Testing-A Call to Action.

Leis JA, Soong C.

JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Sep 24. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4515. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID:
31549997
13.

Association of Increased Colony-Count Threshold for Urinary Pathogens in Hospitalized Patients With Antimicrobial Treatment.

Smith MA, Puckrin R, Lam PW, Lamb MJ, Simor AE, Leis JA.

JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 1;179(7):990-992. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0188. No abstract available.

PMID:
31033997
14.

Improving healthcare worker adherence to the use of transmission-based precautions through application of human factors design: a prospective multi-centre study.

Williams VR, Leis JA, Trbovich P, Agnihotri T, Lee W, Joseph B, Glen L, Avaness M, Jinnah F, Salt N, Powis JE.

J Hosp Infect. 2019 Sep;103(1):101-105. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.03.014. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

15.

Reply to Karabay and Karabay.

Dragan V, Wei Y, Elligsen M, Leis JA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 19;68(7):1252-1253. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy886. No abstract available.

PMID:
30321296
16.

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

Nayyar D, Moore C, McCreight L, Garvida C, Xu E, Kiss A, Ricciuto DR, McGeer A, Leis JA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Nov;39(11):1378-1380. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.221. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

PMID:
30249307
17.

Nosocomial outbreak of vanD-carrying vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.

Lam PW, Kozak RA, Eshaghi A, Avaness M, Salt N, Patel SN, Simor AE, Leis JA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Oct;39(10):1266-1268. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.174. Epub 2018 Aug 16. No abstract available.

PMID:
30111383
18.

The impact of vancomycin trough concentrations on outcomes in non-deep seated infections: a retrospective cohort study.

Wan M, Walker SAN, Martin E, Elligsen M, Palmay L, Leis JA.

BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2018 Jul 31;19(1):47. doi: 10.1186/s40360-018-0236-z.

19.

Predictors of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Occlusion in the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Setting.

Lam PW, Graham C, Leis JA, Daneman N.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Aug 27;62(9). pii: e00900-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00900-18. Print 2018 Sep.

20.

Standardisation of perioperative urinary catheter use to reduce postsurgical urinary tract infection: an interrupted time series study.

Sadeghi M, Leis JA, Laflamme C, Sparkes D, Ditrani W, Watamaniuk A, Taggar R, Jinnah F, Avaness M, Vearncombe M, Nathens AB.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Jan;28(1):32-38. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007458. Epub 2018 May 29.

PMID:
29844230
21.

Automatic notification and infectious diseases consultation for patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

Djelic L, Andany N, Craig J, Daneman N, Simor A, Leis JA.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Jul;91(3):282-283. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.03.001. Epub 2018 Mar 3.

PMID:
29699836
22.

Adaptation of an evidence-based postpartum depression intervention: feasibility and acceptability of mothers and babies 1-on-1.

Darius Tandon S, Leis JA, Ward EA, Snyder H, Mendelson T, Perry DF, Carter M, Hamil J, Le HN.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Apr 11;18(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-1726-0.

23.

Impact of Defaulting to Single-Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters on Patient Outcomes: An Interrupted Time Series Study.

Lam PW, Volling C, Chan T, Wiggers JB, Castellani L, Wright J, Peckham K, Shadowitz S, Tasker S, MacFadden DR, Daneman N, Gold WL, Pugash R, Leis JA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 31;67(6):954-957. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy301.

PMID:
29635457
24.

Prophylactic Antimicrobial Therapy for Acute Aspiration Pneumonitis.

Dragan V, Wei Y, Elligsen M, Kiss A, Walker SAN, Leis JA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 1;67(4):513-518. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy120.

PMID:
29438467
25.

Clinical Significance of Low Colony-Count Urine Cultures Among Hospitalized Inpatients.

Smith MA, Lamb MJ, Baillie L, Simor A, Leis JA.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Apr;39(4):488-489. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.324. Epub 2018 Feb 12. No abstract available.

PMID:
29428000
26.

Microbacterium Peritonitis in Peritoneal Dialysis: A Case Report and Review.

Lam PW, Naimark DM, Leis JA.

Perit Dial Int. 2018 Jan-Feb;38(1):9-13. doi: 10.3747/pdi.2017.00121. Review.

PMID:
29311193
27.

The Use of Intravenous and Inhaled Colistin Therapy During a Burn Center Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.

Saun TJ, Rogers AD, Leis JA, Cartotto R.

J Burn Care Res. 2018 Oct 23;39(6):1029-1036. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0000000000000626.

PMID:
28877134
28.

Advancing infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship through improvement science.

Leis JA.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Feb;27(2):163-165. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006793. Epub 2017 Jun 14. No abstract available.

PMID:
28615344
29.

Point-of-Care β-Lactam Allergy Skin Testing by Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Pragmatic Multicenter Prospective Evaluation.

Leis JA, Palmay L, Ho G, Raybardhan S, Gill S, Kan T, Campbell J, Kiss A, McCready JB, Das P, Minnema B, Powis JE, Walker SAN, Ferguson H, Wong B, Weber E.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 1;65(7):1059-1065. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix512.

PMID:
28575226
30.

Radiation safety in the cardiac catheterization lab: A time series quality improvement initiative.

Abuzeid W, Abunassar J, Leis JA, Tang V, Wong B, Ko DT, Wijeysundera HC.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 Jul - Aug;18(5S1):S22-S26. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2017.04.009. Epub 2017 Apr 22.

PMID:
28483588
31.

Vestibulotoxicity with systemic gentamicin in different dosing regimens: Our experience in 46 patients.

Syed MI, Leis JA, Ilan O, Gold WL, Pothier DD, Rutka JA.

Clin Otolaryngol. 2017 Oct;42(5):1091-1095. doi: 10.1111/coa.12865. Epub 2017 Apr 17. No abstract available.

PMID:
28296174
32.

Elimination of Screening Urine Cultures Prior to Elective Joint Arthroplasty.

Lamb MJ, Baillie L, Pajak D, Flynn J, Bansal V, Simor A, Vearncombe M, Walker SA, Clark S, Gollish J, Leis JA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 15;64(6):806-809. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw848.

PMID:
28011604
33.

A primer on PDSA: executing plan-do-study-act cycles in practice, not just in name.

Leis JA, Shojania KG.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Jul;26(7):572-577. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006245. Epub 2016 Dec 16. No abstract available.

PMID:
27986900
34.

A point prevalence study of urinary catheter use among teaching hospitals with and without reduction programs.

Soong C, Leis JA, Okrainec K, McDonald EG, Lee TC.

J Hosp Med. 2016 Nov;11(11):799-800. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2628. Epub 2016 Jun 17. No abstract available.

PMID:
27315097
35.

Impact of Reported Beta-Lactam Allergy on Inpatient Outcomes: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study.

MacFadden DR, LaDelfa A, Leen J, Gold WL, Daneman N, Weber E, Al-Busaidi I, Petrescu D, Saltzman I, Devlin M, Andany N, Leis JA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 1;63(7):904-910. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw462. Epub 2016 Jul 11.

PMID:
27402820
36.

Do physicians clean their hands? Insights from a covert observational study.

Kovacs-Litman A, Wong K, Shojania KG, Callery S, Vearncombe M, Leis JA.

J Hosp Med. 2016 Dec;11(12):862-864. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2632. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

PMID:
27378510
37.

CD4 measurement in a 54-year-old man with sustained HIV-1 viral suppression.

Yan A, Leis JA, Gold WL.

CMAJ. 2016 Oct 4;188(14):1028-1029. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151224. Epub 2016 Mar 29. No abstract available.

38.

Rubella in a returned traveller.

Chan T, MacFadden DR, Leis JA.

CMAJ. 2016 Mar 15;188(5):363-366. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150574. Epub 2015 Nov 30. No abstract available.

39.

An educational forum to engage infectious diseases and microbiology residents in resource stewardship modelled after the Choosing Wisely campaign.

MacFadden DR, Gold WL, Al-Busaidi I, Craig JD, Petrescu D, Saltzman IS, Leis JA.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Sep-Oct;26(5):231-3. Erratum in: Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2015 Nov-Dec;26(6):335.

40.

Medical Directive for Urinary Catheter Removal by Nurses on General Medical Wards.

Leis JA, Corpus C, Rahmani A, Catt B, Wong BM, Callery S, Vearncombe M.

JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan;176(1):113-5. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6319. No abstract available.

PMID:
26571234
41.

Urinalysis Orders Among Patients Admitted to the General Medicine Service.

Yin P, Kiss A, Leis JA.

JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Oct;175(10):1711-3. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.4036. No abstract available.

PMID:
26280990
42.

Indwelling urinary catheter surveillance using a Task-oriented nurse acuity system.

Leis JA, Corpus C, Catt B, Jinnah F, Edgar B, Wong BM, Callery S, Simor AE, Vearncombe M.

Am J Infect Control. 2015 Oct 1;43(10):1112-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.05.046. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

PMID:
26190387
43.

Budding Issues: Blastomycosis.

Craig J, Al Habeeb A, Leis JA.

Am J Med. 2015 Nov;128(11):1182-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.06.020. Epub 2015 Jul 8. No abstract available.

PMID:
26164562
44.

"Choosing Wisely Canada" and antimicrobial stewardship: A shared focus on reducing unnecessary care.

Born KB, Leis JA, Gold WL, Levinson W.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2015 Jun 18;41(Suppl 4):9-13. eCollection 2015 Jun 18.

45.

The resurgence of pertussis.

Wiggers JB, Leis JA, Gold WL.

CMAJ. 2015 Jul 14;187(10):755. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.140896. Epub 2015 Apr 7. No abstract available.

46.

Infectious complications following transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy: a Canadian tertiary cancer center experience.

Al-Busaidi I, Leis JA, Gold WL, McGeer A, Toi A.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 May;36(5):614-6. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.30. Epub 2015 Feb 23. No abstract available.

PMID:
25703214
47.

Antibiotics "just-in-case" in a patient with aspiration pneumonitis.

Joundi RA, Wong BM, Leis JA.

JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr;175(4):489-90. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8030. No abstract available.

PMID:
25665174
48.

A urinary catheter left in place for slightly too long: a teachable moment.

Al-Abri M, Wong BM, Leis JA.

JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb;175(2):163. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6583. No abstract available.

PMID:
25506819
49.

Lessons from audit and feedback of hospitalized patients with bacteriuria.

Leis JA, Palmay L, Elligsen M, Walker SA, Lee C, Daneman N.

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct;42(10):1136-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.06.020.

PMID:
25278413
50.

Aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity.

Leis JA, Rutka JA, Gold WL.

CMAJ. 2015 Jan 6;187(1):E52. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.140339. Epub 2014 Sep 15. Review. No abstract available.

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