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1.

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
2.

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
3.

Periprosthetic Infection following Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: The Impact of Limiting the Postoperative Surveillance Period.

Roth VR, Mitchell R, Vachon J, Alexandre S, Amaratunga K, Smith S, Vearncombe M, Davis I, Mertz D, Henderson E, John M, Johnston L, Lemieux C, Pelude L, Gravel D; Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;38(2):147-153. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.256. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

PMID:
27834161
4.

Acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in contacts of patients newly identified as colonized or infected with MRSA in the immediate postexposure and postdischarge periods.

Williams VR, Callery S, Vearncombe M, Simor AE.

Am J Infect Control. 2017 Mar 1;45(3):295-297. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.009. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

PMID:
27765295
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
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9.

Co-circulation of multiple genotypes of human rhinovirus during a large outbreak of respiratory illness in a veterans' long-term care home.

Mubareka S, Louie L, Wong H, Granados A, Chong S, Luinstra K, Petrich A, Smieja M, Vearncombe M, Mahony J, Simor A.

J Clin Virol. 2013 Oct;58(2):455-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2013.06.037. Epub 2013 Jul 31.

PMID:
23910934
10.

Risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection during an outbreak in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery.

Tadros MA, Williams VR, Plourde S, Callery S, Simor AE, Vearncombe M.

Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jun;41(6):509-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.07.016. Epub 2012 Dec 21.

PMID:
23266384
11.

Nosocomial transmission of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Toronto, Canada.

Lowe CF, Kus JV, Salt N, Callery S, Louie L, Khan MA, Vearncombe M, Simor AE.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jan;34(1):49-55. doi: 10.1086/668778. Epub 2012 Nov 20.

PMID:
23221192
12.

Are health care workers protected? An observational study of selection and removal of personal protective equipment in Canadian acute care hospitals.

Mitchell R, Roth V, Gravel D, Astrakianakis G, Bryce E, Forgie S, Johnston L, Taylor G, Vearncombe M; Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program.

Am J Infect Control. 2013 Mar;41(3):240-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.04.332. Epub 2012 Oct 13.

PMID:
23073484
13.

Impact of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic on Canadian health care workers: a survey on vaccination, illness, absenteeism, and personal protective equipment.

Mitchell R, Ogunremi T, Astrakianakis G, Bryce E, Gervais R, Gravel D, Johnston L, Leduc S, Roth V, Taylor G, Vearncombe M, Weir C; Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program.

Am J Infect Control. 2012 Sep;40(7):611-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.01.011. Epub 2012 May 9.

PMID:
22575285
14.

AMMI Canada position paper: 2012 Mandatory influenza immunization of health care workers.

Bryce E, Embree J, Evans G, Johnston L, Katz K, McGeer A, Moore D, Roth V, Simor A, Suh K, Vearncombe M.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2012 Winter;23(4):e93-5. No abstract available.

15.

Evaluation of a new chromogenic medium (StrepB select) for detection of group B Streptococcus from vaginal-rectal specimens.

Louie L, Kotowich L, Meaney H, Vearncombe M, Simor AE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Dec;48(12):4602-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01168-10. Epub 2010 Oct 20.

16.

Risk factors for SARS transmission from patients requiring intubation: a multicentre investigation in Toronto, Canada.

Raboud J, Shigayeva A, McGeer A, Bontovics E, Chapman M, Gravel D, Henry B, Lapinsky S, Loeb M, McDonald LC, Ofner M, Paton S, Reynolds D, Scales D, Shen S, Simor A, Stewart T, Vearncombe M, Zoutman D, Green K.

PLoS One. 2010 May 19;5(5):e10717. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010717.

17.

Who is conflicted about handwashing?

Johnston BL, Taylor G, Vearncombe M, Henry B.

CMAJ. 2009 Nov 24;181(11):826-7. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.109-2039. No abstract available.

18.

Utility of environmental sampling for the prevention of transmission of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in hospitals.

Williams VR, Callery S, Vearncombe M, Simor AE.

Can J Infect Control. 2009 Summer;24(2):119-24.

PMID:
19697537
19.

Caring for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) patients in acute care institutions in the greater Toronto area.

Nicolle LE, Perkins P, Gravel D, Paton S, Christian M, Ofner M, Henry B, McGeer A, Vearncombe M, Simor A, Barry C, Mederski B.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2008 Dec;34(12):1-17. English, French. No abstract available.

20.

The role of colonization pressure in nosocomial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Williams VR, Callery S, Vearncombe M, Simor AE.

Am J Infect Control. 2009 Mar;37(2):106-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2008.05.007. Epub 2008 Oct 22.

PMID:
18945520
21.

Neonatal group B streptococcal disease: incidence, presentation, and mortality.

Hamada S, Vearncombe M, McGeer A, Shah PS.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2008 Jan;21(1):53-7. doi: 10.1080/14767050701787474.

PMID:
18175244
22.

Utility of direct, real-time PCR in the management of a nosocomial outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (vanB genotype).

Al-Mohri HA, Tadros MA, Louie L, Vearncombe M, Simor AE.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Apr;27(4):321-2. Epub 2007 Dec 18. No abstract available.

PMID:
18087735
23.

Factors associated with critical-care healthcare workers' adherence to recommended barrier precautions during the Toronto severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak.

Shigayeva A, Green K, Raboud JM, Henry B, Simor AE, Vearncombe M, Zoutman D, Loeb M, McGeer A; SARS Hospital Investigation Team.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Nov;28(11):1275-83. Epub 2007 Sep 26.

PMID:
17926279
24.

Evidence-based strategies to improve immunization compliance of postgraduate medical trainees at large academic-medical facilities.

Kanagasabai T, Muharuma L, McGuire J, Russell M, Vearncombe M, Urowitz M.

Healthc Q. 2007;10(2):81-6.

PMID:
17491572
25.

Evaluation of a new chromogenic medium, MRSA select, for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Louie L, Soares D, Meaney H, Vearncombe M, Simor AE.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Dec;44(12):4561-3. Epub 2006 Oct 18.

26.

Guidelines for the prevention and management of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A perspective for Canadian health care practitioners.

Barton M, Hawkes M, Moore D, Conly J, Nicolle L, Allen U, Boyd N, Embree J, Van Horne L, Le Saux N, Richardson S, Moore A, Tran D, Waters V, Vearncombe M, Katz K, Weese JS, Embil J, Ofner-Agostini M, Ford-Jones EL; Writing Group of the Expert Panel of Canadian Infectious Disease, Infection Prevention and Control, and Public Health Specialists.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2006 Sep;17 Suppl C:4C-24C. No abstract available.

27.

Cluster of cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome among Toronto healthcare workers after implementation of infection control precautions: a case series.

Ofner-Agostini M, Gravel D, McDonald LC, Lem M, Sarwal S, McGeer A, Green K, Vearncombe M, Roth V, Paton S, Loeb M, Simor A.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 May;27(5):473-8. Epub 2006 Apr 26.

PMID:
16671028
28.

Cytomegalovirus transmission to extremely low-birthweight infants through breast milk.

Doctor S, Friedman S, Dunn MS, Asztalos EV, Wylie L, Mazzulli T, Vearncombe M, O'Brien K.

Acta Paediatr. 2005 Jan;94(1):53-8.

PMID:
15858961
29.

Detection of airborne severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus and environmental contamination in SARS outbreak units.

Booth TF, Kournikakis B, Bastien N, Ho J, Kobasa D, Stadnyk L, Li Y, Spence M, Paton S, Henry B, Mederski B, White D, Low DE, McGeer A, Simor A, Vearncombe M, Downey J, Jamieson FB, Tang P, Plummer F.

J Infect Dis. 2005 May 1;191(9):1472-7. Epub 2005 Mar 18.

PMID:
15809906
30.

Nosocomial acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Poutanen SM, Vearncombe M, McGeer AJ, Gardam M, Large G, Simor AE.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Feb;26(2):134-7.

PMID:
15756882
31.

Risk factors for surgical-site infection following primary total knee arthroplasty.

Minnema B, Vearncombe M, Augustin A, Gollish J, Simor AE.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004 Jun;25(6):477-80.

PMID:
15242195
32.

Cluster of severe acute respiratory syndrome cases among protected health care workers-Toronto, April 2003.

Ofner M, Lem M, Sarwal S, Vearncombe M, Simor A.

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2003 Jun 1;29(11):93-7. English, French. No abstract available.

33.

Deoxyribonucleic acid fingerprinting in an outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus intracranial infection after neurotologic surgery.

Hilton M, Chen JM, Barry C, Vearncombe M, Simor A.

Otol Neurotol. 2002 Jul;23(4):550-4.

PMID:
12170160
34.

Microbial growth in saline breast implants and saline tissue expanders.

Brown MH, Markus YM, Belchetz B, Vearncombe M, Semple JL.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Jun;109(7):2242-4; discussion 2245-6.

PMID:
12045544
35.

An outbreak due to multiresistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a burn unit: risk factors for acquisition and management.

Simor AE, Lee M, Vearncombe M, Jones-Paul L, Barry C, Gomez M, Fish JS, Cartotto RC, Palmer R, Louie M.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 May;23(5):261-7.

PMID:
12026151
36.

Use of oseltamivir during influenza outbreaks in Ontario nursing homes, 1999-2000.

Bowles SK, Lee W, Simor AE, Vearncombe M, Loeb M, Tamblyn S, Fearon M, Li Y, McGeer A; Oseltamivir Compassionate Use Program Group.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Apr;50(4):608-16.

PMID:
11982659
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38.

Quinolone resistance in clinical strains of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli.

Harnett N, McLeod S, Yong YA, Hewitt C, Vearncombe M, Krishnan C.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 1995 Jul;36(1):269-70. No abstract available.

PMID:
8537280
39.

Leukocyte counts and colonization with Ureaplasma urealyticum in preterm neonates.

Ohlsson A, Wang E, Vearncombe M.

Clin Infect Dis. 1993 Aug;17 Suppl 1:S144-7. Review.

PMID:
8399905
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